Automation

Deloitte Study: US Needs 3.8 Million Manufacturing Workers by 2033, and Half Those Jobs Could Remain Unfilled

In accelerating the evolution of the US economy, Bidenomics’ focus on the domestic industrial base has brought both the weaknesses and strengths of US manufacturing to the surface. Anyone who…

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CDFAM Returns to Berlin for Second Annual Symposium

The second CDFAM Computational Design Symposium is scheduled for May 7-8, 2024, in Berlin, and will convene leading experts in computational design across all scales. Building upon the first event…

Lincoln Electric Signals Acceleration of Distributed Large Format 3D Printing with RedViking Acquisition

Lincoln Electric (NASDAQ: LECO), the Cleveland-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of arc welding systems, has acquired RedViking, a systems integrator for automation solutions based in Plymouth, Michigan. Terms of Lincoln…

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Know Your Würth: CEO AJ Strandquist on How Würth Additive Can Change 3D Printing

AJ Strandquist is a different kind of additive manufacturing (AM) CEO. He’d be far more at home walking around a shop floor than he would be sitting in the boardroom…

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Firestorm Gets $12.5M from Lockheed and Others to Automate Drone Production with 3D Printing

Firestorm Labs is advancing an initiative that has been a topic of discussion on our site for a while: automating drone swarm production. Drones are increasingly altering the landscape of…

Würth Additive Launches Digital Inventory Services Platform Driven by 3D Printing

Last week, at the Additive Manufacturing Users’ Group (AMUG) Conference in Chicago (March 10-14), Würth Additive Group (WAG) launched its new inventory management platform, Digital Inventory Services (DIS). WAG is…

3DPOD Episode 190: Generative Design for 3D Printing with Novineer CEO Ali Tamijani

Ali Tamijani, a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has an extensive background in composites, tool pathing, and the development of functional 3D printed parts,…

DARPA Announces 3D Printing of Microelectronic Systems Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced the Additive Manufacturing of Microelectronic systEms (AMME) program, an endeavor aiming to accelerate development of the next generation of additively manufactured…

Laser Wars: Farsoon Launches Eight-Laser Continuous Metal 3D Printer

In the ongoing Laser Wars between powder bed fusion (PBF) manufacturers, we’ve discussed various configurations of multiple lasers and high build speeds via systems from companies ranging from Bright Laser…

3D Printing Leaders Team with Rivelin for Robotic Metals Post-processing

UK-based Rivelin Robotics is working on creating a manufacturing cell to automate the post-processing of metal 3D printed parts. If successful, this approach could reduce the costs of metal 3D…

Sprybuild Automates Resin 3D Printing with Continuous Platform

Sprybuild is based in Israel but staffed by engineers who came from Ukraine due to the war. The company aims to increase the yield of vat polymerization 3D printers by…

Carbon Releases Automatic Operation Suite for Dental 3D Printing

Carbon, the Silicon Valley-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D printers, has released a system of automation solutions specifically designed for the dental industry. Called the…

“Down the Road” is Nearer than You Think: Why Nexa3D Is Bullish on AI for 3D Printing

At Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) in New York City (February 6-8, 2024), Nexa3D CEO Avi Reichental gave a presentation entitled, “How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform AM.” The day before he…

Canada Funds $32.3M in Advanced Manufacturing Projects

As the deglobalization trend continues, national governments and their corporate partners are establishing manufacturing clusters meant to enable localized production. The latest country to follow the pattern is Canada, whose…

Sony Semiconductor Israel Spinoff Lands $20M for Supply Chain Digitization

Supply chain digitization startup Sensos, a spin-off of Sony Semiconductor Israel, recently secured $20 million in new funding in its Series A round. The lead investor in the round was…

Olaf Diegel to Redesign DfAM at AMUG 2024

This year’s Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference in Chicago, Illinois, promises to be an enlightening experience with Olaf Diegel, professor of Additive Manufacturing (AM) at the University of Auckland,…

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How implicit modeling, generative design, and AI are solving the toughest engineering challenges

In 2024, I’m most excited for engineers to deliver a new generation of parts leading to massively improved products enabled by advanced design software and additive manufacturing. In order to…

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Inkbit’s Vision-Controlled Jetting: Redefining the Future of 3D Printing

Inkbit’s Vision-Controlled Jetting (VCJ) technology, a standout in the field of additive manufacturing, represents a remarkable step forward in the capability to produce multi-material systems with integrated sensing and actuation….

Senvol to Bring Machine Learning to 3D Printing Process Qualification

When Senvol first emerged, the company concentrated on the meticulous task of establishing materials databases. Subsequently, the firm offered API access to its data. The US Army enlisted Senvol to…

Markforged Introduces Performance Advisor: Automated Strength Analysis for 3D Printed Parts

Markforged (NYSE: MKFG), the Massachusetts-based additive manufacturing (AM) original equipment manufacturer (OEM), has released an upgrade to its signature Eiger software. Called “Performance Advisor,” the new capability enables users to…

How Will 3D Printing Impact Supply Chain Resilience in 2024?

At the end of 2023, the Biden Administration announced the development of a task force dedicated to supply chain resilience. A month later, the Department of Defense (DoD) published its…

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Revolutionizing Manufacturing: CEAD’s Breakthroughs in Large Format Additive Manufacturing and Automation

In the age of technological advancements, automation and robotic 3D printing are revolutionizing the manufacturing landscape. The importance of integrating these cutting-edge technologies cannot be overstated, as they simplify the…

Streamlining 3D Printing: HP’s Global Head of Polymers Discusses the AM I Navigator Initiative

As happens every year at Formnext, the world’s largest 3D printing trade show, a number of different significant product launches, mergers, and other announcements took place at Formnext 2023. Perhaps…

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The Key to Streamlined Workflows for Industrial AM Lies in Quality – and the Solution Is Already Taking Shape

Quality is the final frontier in 3D printing. Serial production of industrial applications requires a manufacturing method that reliably delivers parts of consistent quality – but this goal has so…