Starrett Introduces New, Versatile Large Format Multi-Sensor Vision System for Accurate, Fast Measurements

New AVX550 System Combines Best Features of Vision & Touch-Probe Inspection ATHOL, MA  U.S.A. (September 2, 2020) – The L.S. Starrett Company, a global manufacturer of precision hand tools and gages, metrology systems and more, has introduced the new AVX550 Multi-Sensor Vision System equipped with Read More »

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Formnext 2020 to Take Place Only Virtually

2 September 2020 – Due to the recent rise of the Covid-19 infection figures worldwide, and the associated increase in travel restrictions, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH has decided to hold Formnext 2020 purely virtually. The digital event will be named “Formnext Connect”. Formnext 2020 was Read More »

NCDMM Announces CEO Succession Plan

Executive VP & COO Gary Fleegle Appointed to CEO Blairsville, Pa. — September 1, 2020. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), a subsidiary of Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc., proudly announces that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected current Executive Vice Read More »

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BCN3D Announces New Partnership with CREA3D to Boost Growth in the Italian 3D Printing Market

CREA3D can now distribute the well-known BCN3D portfolio of 3D printers across Italy Barcelona (Spain), August, 28th, 2020 – BCN3D and Italian distributor CREA3D are pleased to announce their partnership with a Distribution Agreement to boost growth in the Italian market. The characteristics of the Read More »

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Renishaw Joins Project to Automate Additive Manufacturing Post-Processing

Global engineering technologies company Renishaw is collaborating with UK start-up business Additive Automations, as part of a project to automate metal additive manufacturing (AM) post-processing, which involves using collaborative robots (cobots) to perform support structure removal. The project could reduce the average cost per part Read More »

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Essentium Introduces 3D Printing Bed Adhesive Powered by Magigoo

Austin, Texas, August 25, 2020 — Essentium, Inc., a leading innovator of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, today launched all-in-one 3D printing adhesives specifically tailored for Essentium’s portfolio of materials and the Essentium High Speed Extrusion (HSETM) 3D Printing Platform, providing manufacturers with a reliable Read More »

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America Makes Launches New Challenge with the Air Force Research Laboratory and GE Research

The challenge is a direct call-to-action to the AM industry to solve critical IP issues with a prize pool of $68,000 YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – Today, America Makes has launched a new challenge with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and GE Research. The Open Source-Additive Scanning Read More »

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NCDMM Recognizes Partners for Project Contributions and Awards Commendation

NCDMM-led Projects were Recently Honored by the National Association of Manufactures with 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Blairsville, Pa. — August 20, 2020. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly recognizes its partners for their project contributions and role in multiple award commendations Read More »

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Tech Soft 3D and OPEN MIND Collaborate on Powerful CAM Solutions

With HOOPS Exchange, hyperMILL® and hyperCAD®-S Boast Improved CAD Data Access and Reuse, While Maintaining PMI and Data Integrity NEEDHAM, MA U.S.A. (August 17, 2020) – OPEN MIND Technologies AG, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, and Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider Read More »

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AI Software Enables Real-Time 3D Printing Quality Assessment

By Stephanie Seay ( | Science Writer and Communications Specialist | ORNL Communications Division   Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment. Read More »

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