HOUSTEX 2017: Cybersecurity, Manufacturing Skills Gap, Automation, Oh My!

  HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2017 – SME’s HOUSTEX event returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston from Feb. 28 to March 2. The event brings together Southwest manufacturing leaders to explore and evaluate new technologies. Focusing on the key issues affecting manufacturing throughout Read More »

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Purdue-Affiliated Startup Plans to Use 3-D Printers to Create Tomorrow’s Rocket Engines

By Curt Slyder | Purdue University Research Foundation News January 18, 2017 – WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  – A startup with Purdue ties plans to use 3-D printers as well as other additive manufacturing processes to make future rocket engines that show promise in being faster 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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AFRL – Embracing Opportunity: Additive Technology for Manufacturing

  By Marisa Alia-Novobilski | Air Force Research Laboratory | Published January 06, 2017 WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s a materials scientist’s dream, but as some experts say, an engineer’s nightmare. For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Read More »

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MIT – Researchers Design One of the Strongest, Lightest Materials Known

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter January 6, 2017 — A team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, Read More »

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GE Additive Education Program Accepting Applications from Schools for 3D Printers

  CINCINNATI — January 06, 2017– (BUSINESS WIRE) — GE is now accepting applications from schools for the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). GE will invest $10 million over the next five years in two educational programs, to develop pipelines of future talent in additive Read More »

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What Two Things Are Driving Innovation in Manufacturing?

By Erik Sherman | Oerlikon Stories Advanced materials research and additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) combine to give companies the ability to make new products never before possible and prototype in a fraction of the time and at a tiny percentage of the Read More »

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VHM Fonderie Employs Stratasys 3D Printing Across Various Production Processes to Speed up Customer Turnaround Times and Improve Capacity

French foundry and machining company sees lead times cut from up to five weeks to a few hours when producing master models for sand casting molds Stratasys Connex Multi-material 3D Printer utilized for wide array of applications including prototyping, tooling, replacement of obsolete and spare Read More »

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Henkel to Develop New Solutions for 3D Printing

  3D Printing is a fast growing technology leveraged by designers across nearly all industries to help enable new designs and accelerate time to market. 3D printed parts are used for prototyping to validate fit and function. In some cases, the 3D printed assembly itself Read More »

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