EXCLUSIVE: SOUTH-TEC® – Showcasing Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Technologies, Workforce Development and More to Address Industry Challenges

  SOUTH-TEC®, a Southeastern U.S. advanced manufacturing biennial event, produced by SME and AMT, drew more than 5,531 attendees and 435 exhibiting companies in 2015. This year, SOUTH-TEC®, will be held at the TD Convention Center, Greenville, South Carolina, and will bring together manufacturing suppliers, distributors Read More »

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BHGE – Leveraging Global Capabilities for Local Impact and Accelerating Innovation Across Industries that Move, Power, and Improve Lives

  Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), held a “groundbreaking” ceremony in mid-July for the BHGE Inspection Technology Customer Solutions Center, scheduled to open later this year in Cincinnati, Ohio. The ceremony provided an overview of the center which will serve as a test bed and Read More »

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Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering – On Board with New Metallic Alloy Compositions for Additive Manufacturing (AM)

  Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering recently received an award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to design, develop and optimize new metallic alloy compositions for additive manufacturing (AM) that are resistant to the effects of Naval/maritime environment. The research is led by Wei Xiong, Read More »

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Exclusive – Stratasys Direct Manufacturing at the Forefront of Additive Manufacturing in Medicine

  Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, based in Valencia, California, and a division of Stratasys, provided 3D printed brain, skull and aneurysm models to the St. Louis University Department of Neurological Surgery in support of a recent study to quantify how advanced manufacturing technologies, like additive manufacturing, Read More »

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RAPID + TCT 2017 – North America’s Preeminent Event for Discovery, Innovation, and Networking in 3D Manufacturing

  In April 2016, SME and owner of the TCT Group, Rapid News Publications Ltd., announced a strategic alliance to produce RAPID, one of the longest-running and well-respected industry forums for additive manufacturing and 3D scanning in North America. RAPID, renamed RAPID + TCT, will Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE with Optomec — At the Forefront of Additively Manufactured Micro-Structures

  Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics and 3D printed metals recently announced its Aerosol Jet Technology can enable 3D polymer and composite structures to be printed at the micron scale with embedded electronics. Optomec 3911 Singer Read More »

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Aerospace: Powder-Bed-Based Laser Melting with Metals (LaserCUSING®)

Thales Alenia Space and Poly-Shape SAS build Europe’s largest qualified 3D metal printed part for satellites LaserCUSING from Concept Laser in satellite technology Topology-optimized XXL part: Koreasat-5A and 7 as a milestone for additive 3D metal printing Lichtenfels (Germany), 07.11.2016: Additive manufacturing makes more than Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE with nTopology, Inc. — Making Lattice Design an Integrated and Seamless Part of the Design Process

  nTopology, Inc., based in New York, New York, USA, recently released a topology optimization software program called Element Free that provides engineers and designers with the ability to create complex structures using lattice design tools. Currently, Element Free is a free, Windows download application. Read More »

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formnext 2016 Powered by tct – Innovation and Applications of Future Intelligent Production in Combination with Additive Manufacturing

  formnext powered by tct (Rapid New Publications Ltd.) and organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH enters its second year following a highly successful 2015 debut. The trade show, based in Frankfurt, Germany, focuses on modern product development and manufacturing. This year’s formnext will feature Read More »

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SME’s MMI at RAPID 2016 – Exploring and Sharing Solutions in Medical Device Manufacturing

  Medical and Biomedical represent two of the fastest growing application areas of additive manufacturing. This year SME will feature Medical Manufacturing Innovations (MMI) Series at RAPID 2016. The MMI series is dedicated to additive manufacturing use in medicine and supported by Wake Forest School of Read More »

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