Moxa Releases IIoT Gateway Starter Kit With Amazon Web Services (AWS) Support Built In

To serve the needs of system integrators and engineers developing applications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Moxa has launched the IIoT Gateway Starter Kit, which includes built-in support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This data-acquisition-ready kit provides a reliable ready-to-use platform that simplifies development of IIoT solutions by providing all the essentials needed

Stratasys kicks-off official entry process for 2018 extreme redesign 3d printing challenge

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) – a global leader in applied additive technology solutions – today announced the company is officially kicking off its 2018 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge with a “call-for-entries.” Entering its 14th year, the contest is widely recognized as the premier event to highlight excellence in 3D printed design from student innovators. Leveraging […]

Latest COMSOL Multiphysics software unveiled at the COMSOL Conference 2017

COMSOL, the leading provider of software solutions for multiphysics modeling and simulation app deployment, provided attendees with a sneak preview of the latest updates of the COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server products at the annual COMSOL Conference in Boston. Attendees learned about current and future developments of the software from Svante Littmarck, President and CEO, […]

5 amazing 3D printed cars

It’s Friday. And it’s National Manufacturing Day. So, what better way to celebrate, and get ready for the weekend, than to look at a few 3D printed car designs.   1. The Blade super car     Divergent Microfactories uses 3D printing to build parts for its supercar. The car needs only about 1/50 of […]

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Argonne works to make 3D printing more efficient

With the development of additive manufacturing — often referred to as 3-D printing — engineers are limited only by their imagination — and the quality of the part that they can produce. By heating plastic or metal powders with lasers, scientists have already built cars, pedestrian bridges and even artificial jawbones layer by layer. This […]

Materialise acquires ACTech

Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) announced the acquisition of ACTech, a Germany-based leader in producing limited runs of highly complex cast metal parts. The transaction brings together the metal competencies of Materialise, a leading provider of additive manufacturing solutions and software, with those of ACTech into a comprehensive metal manufacturing offering. ACTech has over 20 years of deep […]

Stratasys joins forces with non-profit Workshops for Warriors, shaping tomorrow’s workforce with key donations to additive manufacturing curriculum

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, announced the company is teaming with nationally-accredited, non-profit Workshops for Warriors to unveil advanced manufacturing job re-training and certification initiatives for military veterans. Backed by key donations of premier 3D printing technology and services, the San Diego-based program features Stratasys as the centerpiece of […]

Revolutionizing eyewear through 3D printing

As someone who has worn glasses all her life, I’m for any method that makes obtaining frames faster, and potentially less expensive. From initial design concept to display on the store shelf, a new eyeglass-frame design can take up to 18 months with traditional development techniques. Large eyewear manufacturers may create up to 150 new […]

Model Solution’s new rapid prototyping center and North American HQ

Model Solution (LRD: London) recently built a new North American headquarters and rapid prototyping center in Silicon Valley. Offering rapid sketch and mock-up capabilities, as well as local project management and engineering support services, the facility strengthens the company’s ability to quickly meet customer requirements. With this facility and the existing global headquarters in Seoul, […]

Siemens and IDS partner offer electromagnetic engineering design capabilities in Simcenter

Siemens entered into a strategic partnership with Ingegneria Dei Sistemi (IDS), an independent engineering and systems technologies company based in Italy, to provide high-frequency electromagnetic (EM) engineering solutions to the market. As such, the Simcenter portfolio will have a more complete offering, with the additional ability to engineer the electromagnetic performance of systems with regard […]

Ultimaker’s software strategy to unlock more 3D printing potential

3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker announced its software strategy at the TCT Show in Birmingham, UK. Ultimaker will release regular software upgrades that continuously enhance the existing hardware over time. The first two key software updates will be Ultimaker Cura and Cura Connect. Ultimaker Cura Ultimaker Cura is scheduled for release on October 17th and offers […]

Stratasys introduces rubber-like material and engineering-grade material for its J750 3D printer

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, announced new material compatibility for its flagship J750 full color, multi-material 3D printing system, delivering additional functionality and versatility for rapid prototyping and tooling applications. Stratasys PolyJet Agilus30 rubber-like material and Digital ABS Plus engineering-grade material can now be used with the Stratasys J750. […]

Carbon introduces lower prices on its 3D printing materials

The cost of 3D printing materials is viewed as one of the inhibitors to wider adoption and usage of additive manufacturing. Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based 3D manufacturing company, is introducing an approach that CEO and Co-founder Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone says will lower the price of some of its 3D printing materials bought in bulk […]

What is the difference between the STL and 3MF formats for 3D printers?

STL (STereoLithography or Standard Tessellation Language ) was first developed to translate CAD data into data suitable for use by a stereolithography 3D printer. In the years since it’s introduction it has been used by a number of 3D printing technologies, including extrusion and jetting. But STL is more than 30 years old. 3D printing […]

ExOne introduces another stainless steel material to is lineup

The ExOne Company, a global provider of 3D printing machines and 3D printed products to industrial customers, announced the availability of 17-4PH stainless steel (also known as SAE Type 630 or UNS S17400) as a printable material at its North Huntingdon production service center (“PSC”). After printing, 17-4PH parts are heat treated according to Condition […]

EtherNet/IP protocol added to the Protos X field I/O system

AutomationDirect now offers EtherNet/IP protocol communication for the Protos X line of field I/O. The Protos X “Xpansion” field I/O system is a modular system consisting of a Bus Coupler and its associated input/output terminals. The Protos X slim design and various I/O configurations allow the exact I/O needed with the smallest footprint possible. 2

EOS introduces metal powder handling system for the EOS M 290

A trend in additive manufacturing systems is the development of peripheral equipment that makes the management of metal powder much easier and safer. EOS, a leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is an example. The company recently introduced the IPCM M pro material handling solution. The IPCM […]

Two programs aid additive manufacturing efficiency

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced the availability of Geomagic Control X 2018 inspection software, and the GibbsCAM 12, a CAM software for production parts. Geomagic Control X 2018 Geomagic Control X 2018 builds upon its foundation to meet the demands of aerospace and automotive manufacturers. With the same tools as the previous version of the […]

The art of motion—injection molding and achieving quality at scale

The curse of Kickstarter success—raise millions of dollars, but also raise the stakes. Shipping a product to thousands of customers out of a garage as a two-man company is no easy task. Just ask Bruce Shapiro and Micah Roth, co-creators of the Sisyphus kinetic table. Drawing inspiration from traditional Zen gardens, the kinetic art table […]

Solvay will launch PEKK for aerospace market

Solvay will begin producing high-performance polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) polymers in the United States early next year, to support its composite materials business in meeting growing aerospace demand. “Solvay further affirms its unique position in lightweighting materials by joining the forces of its high-performance specialty polymers and composite materials to produce its own PEKK resin,” said Roger […]

7 ways to boost 3D printing efficiency

By now, 3D printing’s cost and time-savings benefits are well-established. But there are some lesser-known efficiencies that do not grab all the headlines. While not secret, these efficiencies aren’t typically top of mind, so they might not be considered until later in the design process. That’s a missed opportunity. To fully reap the rewards 3D […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Use Senvol’s data collection procedures

Senvol and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed a two-year research agreement focused on pedigreed additive manufacturing (AM) data generation. Using Senvol’s proprietary Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) document for generating pedigreed AM data, the project will evaluate best practices for data collection. ORNL and Senvol will investigate pedigreed […]

Digital environments advance more sustainable paper & pulp industry

Dassault Systèmes is enabling Valmet, a leading developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, to increase customer satisfaction by proposing more innovative customer-oriented experiences at each service and sales opportunity. Valmet is using the “Single Source for Speed” industry solution experience to unify and manage its product development and […]

How 3D printing can accelerate automotive production and increase car performance

This year’s Professional MotorSport World Expo in Cologne (15- 17 Nov) will see global leader in applied additive technologies, Stratasys, demonstrate how the integration of its 3D printing solutions throughout design and production is enabling race teams and automotive manufacturers to accelerate vehicle development and transform the manufacture of composites for lighter race cars – […]

Why Ricoh is replacing metal tools with 3D printed custom lightweight tools

Ricoh Japan is replacing traditional metal tooling with custom, lightweight 3D printed jigs and fixtures for its Production Technology Center assembly line. The tooling is printed on a Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer. The assembly line, located in the northeast branch of Ricoh Industries in Miyagi prefecture, Japan, is dedicated to manufacturing […]