3D Printing removes design constraints of the past

The mechanical design of parts hasn’t changed much in the last century until the development of additive manufacturing. It now seems reasonable to believe that 3D printing has begun a new era of innovative designs that are more efficient and organically shaped. Today, end-use parts are being produced with 3D printing technologies that are often […]

Nano Dimension opens Customer Experience Center in California

Nano Dimension Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D printed electronics announced that it teamed up with XponentialWorks, an expert in additive manufacturing advisory, and is opening a U.S. Customer Experience Center (CEC) in the Greater Los Angeles area. This California location will be the second of several Nano Dimension CECs planned worldwide to […]

Fried Vancraen to be next AMUG Innovators Award recipient

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced Fried Vancraen, founder and CEO of Materialise, as the recipient of its esteemed Innovators Award. The award is bestowed on those that have cultivated innovative ideas that in turn have advanced the additive manufacturing industry. The Innovators Award will be presented at the 2018 AMUG Conference, which is […]

6 challenges to understand before starting a wearable medical device project

Before you start a medical wearable device project, consider the following challenges and suggestions on how to address them. Diana Eitzman, Ph.D. and Kris Godbey Skin is unlike any other substrate. It sweats, grows hair, secretes oil, harbors bacteria, constantly sheds old cells, regenerates new ones and changes with health, environment and age – characteristics

Magnus René, CEO and Johan Brandt, CFO leave Arcam

Magnus René, President and CEO of Arcam AB and Johan Brandt, CFO and deputy CEO have both chosen to terminate their respective employment agreements with the Company. Magnus René has been CEO of Arcam since 2001 and Johan Brandt has been CFO of the Company since 2012. Magnus René has a notice period of 6 […]

Concept Laser begins building an additive manufacturing campus

With today’s groundbreaking, GE and Concept Laser lay the foundation for a new facility in Lichtenfels, Germany. In the future, the 3D Campus will unite research and development along with production, service, and logistics. The new offices should be ready for move-in early 2019, and around 40,000 square meters will provide room for about 500 […]

Cincinnati Incorporated acquires New Valence Robotics Corporation

Cincinnati Incorporated (“CI”) and New Valence Robotics Corporation (“NVBOTS”) announced the closing of CI’s acquisition of NVBOTS. All employees of NVBOTS will be retained and the base of operations will remain in Boston, MA for the foreseeable future. Other terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. CI partnered with NVBOTS as a value-added reseller in […]

German manufacturer shrinks the time to produce fixtures by 90%

Fixtures and tooling are one of the larger time and cost saving applications for additive manufacturing. German industrial parts manufacturer, Kratzer GmbH & Co. KG, for example, significantly enhanced workflow efficiencies by additively manufacturing fixtures for its assembly lines. With a Stratasys Fortus 450mc Production 3D Printer, the company has reduced fixture production time from […]

Rize Inc. appoints Andy Kalambi President and CEO

Rize Inc., a Boston-based, next-generation additive manufacturing company, announced that Andy Kalambi has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Andy comes to Rize with more than 25 years’ experience in executive and general management, sales and business development across industries and global geographies. Most recently, he built a distinguished career at Dassault Systèmes, where […]

Carbon announces Next-Gen 3D Printing software with cloud-based computation

Carbon announced a new version of its next-gen 3D printing software that expands its tools to design, engineer and make polymeric parts using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology and resins. With this software release, Carbon offers a variety of tools that enable customers to print parts easily and successfully the first time, optimize supports […]

Two industry leaders team up to change 3D-printed performance footwear

EOS, a leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing, and Under Armour (NYSE:UA, UAA)—one of the largest sports brands and a market leader in bringing commercial 3D printed footwear to consumers—announced their strategic new partnership at the formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The two organizations will jointly work to scale Under […]

Materialise and Formlabs collaborate on 3D printing system for hospitals

Materialise, and Formlabs, a respective leader in the 3D printing industry, are collaborating to deliver a complete, cost-effective and easy-to-use solution for hospitals looking to start an in-house 3D print lab. The offering combines the Materialise Mimics inPrint medical imaging software with Formlabs’ Form 2 printers. The components of this complete 3D printing package facilitate […]

Materialise and Siemens bring Mimics inPrint software to hospitals worldwide

Materialise NV (Nasdaq: MTLS), a leading provider of 3D printing services and software solutions, and Siemens Healthineers, a leading medical technology company announced they are joining forces to bring Materialise Mimics inPrint software to hospitals around the world. The partnership, announced at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, makes Materialise Mimics […]

Simple support structure improves warehouse packaging module efficiency

An improvement in packaging efficiency required attention to ergonomics, ease of assembly, and cost efficiency. Danielle Collins, senior editor Automation is changing how traditional distribution centers operate as companies search for new ways to maximize their efficiency, increase order accuracy and fulfill customer demand. When it comes to automated technology, most people tend to think

How to manage backpressure from accumulation

The right motor will ensure product is transported through a warehouse or facility without the damage often caused through accumulation. Danielle Collins, Contributing Editor Accumulation conveyors provide buffer zones in material handling systems to manage product flow, which is especially important when there is an imbalance between upstream and downstream capacity. But accumulation often results

Gearmotors on the move: Driving AGVs

When someone uses the term “driverless vehicle,” what probably comes to mind is some iteration of the driverless cars that auto manufacturers and technology companies have been testing for the past few years. But driverless vehicles have been around since the 1950s, when wire-guided vehicles, now known as “AGVs,” were first used for industrial applications.

America Makes announces Project Call

America Makes announces its next Project Call for Phase 3 of the “Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment (MAMLS)” program, funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Technology Division. Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes and AFRL are targeting to […]

Stratasys inks deal with health tech leader Philips

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, announced the signing of an agreement with Philips. The agreement includes virtually seamless interfacing and dedicated workflows across Philips IntelliSpace Portal 10 and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s parts-on-demand service – allowing a broader range of medical professionals to improve training, research and surgical planning through […]

For Emirates, 3D printing proved to be the best way to manufacture components for aircraft cabins

Emirates has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone by using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) to produce video monitor shrouds. One of the other recent achievements has been the 3D printing, certification and installation of aircraft cabin air vent grills for onboard trials. […]

Stratasys BioMimics helps advance medical device testing

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, unveiled BioMimics – an advanced capability to 3D print medical models engineered to meet demands of leading hospitals, researchers and medical device manufacturers. Offered initially in North America as a service through Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, BioMimics provides realistic, functionally accurate 3D printed replicas of […]

SABIC debuts tough high-impact LEXAN EXL filament

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, launched LEXAN EXL AMHI240F filament, a polycarbonate (PC) copolymer that delivers high impact performance and low-temperature ductility. The filament addresses the need for higher-performing materials in the industrial sector, and is for use in Stratasys Fortus Classic industrial printers. It is a potential material of choice for […]

EnvisionTEC introduces new desktop 3D printer

EnvisionTEC recently released a new 3D printer—the Aria. The Aria produces parts with excellent surface finish and function. Z layer resolution can be set at 25, 35 or 50 microns, depending on material. Built on EnvisionTEC’s popular Micro platform, the Aria suits industrial parts, jewelry, and miniatures applications. Machine highlights: –simple user-friendly machine design –powered […]

Industrial Ethernet—a version for every application

Ethernet, in its many versions, continues to spread as the network of choice for industrial applications. Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor Industrial Ethernet-based networks are almost 40% of all industrial communication networks, and growing, outpacing many older fieldbus type networks. Drivers behind this growth include the ubiquity of Ethernet, it’s an established standard protocol, it has

The Dranetz HDPQ SP now has power from the phase

Power from the phase has now been added to the Dranetz Technologies IP65 rated Dranetz HDPQ SP power monitoring instruments. The Dranetz HDPQ Visa SP, Guide SP, Xplorer SP, and Xplorer 400 SP instruments are intended for use in harsh, outdoor and remote environments, or for applications where a LCD display is undesirable. “Having the

Proto Labs agrees to Acquire RAPID Manufacturing Group, expanding services with sheet metal fabrication

Proto Labs (NYSE: PRLB), a global leader in technology-enabled manufacturing, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held company Rapid Manufacturing Group, LLC (“RAPID”). RAPID is a New Hampshire-based custom parts supplier specializing in quick-turn sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining. With the acquisition, Proto Labs will be able to offer its customers […]