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Navy Awards $1.5M Contract for Meld Technology for Metal Printing, Repair

Program will further the Navy’s ability to support critical operations by delivering instructions and training for repair and printing of naval metal parts on site at the shipyard.

Production

Armor’s Additive Manufacturing Supports Railway Maintenance

AM proved to be the right choice for replacing a railway replacement part based on economic, technical and lead time constraints.

ExOne Developing Portable 3D Printing Factory for Defense Department

Company awarded contract to create a special military-edition 3D printer capable of binder jet 3D printing more than 20 metal, ceramic and other powder materials into direct final products or tooling.

Production

Protolabs to Acquire 3D Hubs

Acquisition significantly expands customer offering with network of premium manufacturing partners for custom parts.

Aerospace

3D Systems Develops Large, Fast Powder Metal 3D Printer for Army

New solution may revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities.

Medical & Dental

3D Systems, VHA Collaborate to Transform Patient Care

The Veterans Health Administration is collaborating with 3D Systems to establish FDA-compliant medical device manufacturing facilities using additive solutions.

Production

Jabil, Fictiv Partnership Addresses Capacity Challenge of Distributed Manufacturing via 3D Printing

With additive manufacturing, production can be relocated quickly and performed at whatever site is ideal. But what about the capacity waiting for this shift? Relationship gives global producer access to “transactional” 3D printing.

Inside Oak Ridge’s 3D-Printed Machine Tool Moonshot

The widespread outsourcing of large machine castings led a collaborative team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to tackle the machine tool supply chain. The first step? 3D print the largest cast component.

Design

U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office Concludes First Ever Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five competitions related to additive manufacturing. AM editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.

Wabtec Joins Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood 91 AM Hub

Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all components of the AM/3D Printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.

How a Pandemic Pushed 3D Printing to New Dimensions

Join HP to learn how 3D printing will impact supply chain transformation and realign values within ecosystems for years after the pandemic. Watch AM In-Depth, Sept. 30 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. (Add to MySpark Planner.)

IMTS Spark and IMTS Network Digitally Connect the Manufacturing Community

IMTS offers two digital destinations for manufacturers to connect: IMTS Spark, which launches September 21 and runs through March 15, 2021, and IMTS Network, which will broadcast live September 14–18.

Design

The Challenges to the Organization: How to Make the Shift to AM for Production

Fabian Alefeld of EOS offers a way forward with AM. Success affects design, the role of manufacturing and the entire value chain. Join him Sept. 21 at 1:00 pm EDT as part of AM In-Depth. (Add to your MySpark Planner.)

Australian Army Tests Metal 3D Printing in Latest Field Trial

The ‘WarpSPEE3D’ program aims to significantly increase unique parts available to the Army compared to what the regular supply chain can provide.

Production

Map Visualizes Service Bureaus Across the U.S.

More than 200 3D printing service bureaus in the United States are listed on this custom Google Map, created to help fill supply chain gaps related to coronavirus. 

Webinar: Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: For OEMs

In the second webinar in this series, Harry will, in detail, demonstrate that shorter supply chains are also more profitable for OEMs for 20 to 40% of products.

Webinar: Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: How to Get Started with TCO

TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is the key tool to objectively compare alternative sources to determine which items can be most profitably sourced domestically and which to offshore. Register today!

Webinar: Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19

It is now clear: shorter supply chains are stronger, more competitive supply chains. Register today!

Webinar: Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: For OEMs

In the second webinar in this series, Harry will, in detail, demonstrate that shorter supply chains are also more profitable for OEMs for 20 to 40% of products. Register today!

Medical & Dental

Siemens Offers AM Network Services to Doctors and Hospitals

Siemens is making its Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network and its 3D printers available to the global medical community to speed design and production of medical components. Doctors, hospitals and organizations in need of medical devices can now register for free access to the Siemens AM Network.

In Coronavirus Uncertainty, 3D Printing Is a Potential Solution for U.S. Manufacturing

The impact of the COVID-19 virus has reached U.S. manufacturers by way of the supply chain. Here are several ways 3D printing could help, plus a video discussion of the data with economist Michael Guckes. 

Siemens Launches AM Network

The Siemens AM Network is designed for enterprises, suppliers and partners that are looking to accelerate the adoption of AM for industrial processes and applications.

Production

AM at Jabil: From 3D Printing Materials to Distributed Manufacturing

One of the largest manufacturers in the world has made a significant investment in 3D printing — both as a user and an advancer of this technology. Our original reporting dives into the what and why of additive manufacturing at Jabil.

Stanley Black & Decker Partners with AstroPrint on Distributed 3D Printer Network

Stanley Black & Decker has partnered with AstroPrint to create a distributed network of 3D printers to optimize workflow procedures and improve productivity and growth opportunities.

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