manufacturing

Michigan Rep. Haley Stevens Discusses Directs Congressional Efforts to 3D Printing Jobs

The Additive Manufacturing Coalition hosted a live forum with Congresswoman Haley Stevens to discuss what the industry can expect from the 117th Congress, which convened for the first time in…

Prototype Hubs Launches AI-Driven White Label Manufacturing Software

Prototype Hubs, an artificially intelligent (AI) online advanced manufacturing platform launched its new white label manufacturing software-as-a-service (SaaS). This is a new cloud platform for digital manufacturing which enables businesses…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Industrial Material Extrusion Systems and Market (FDM, FFF)

We’re going to take a look at the industrial material extrusion 3D printers market for 2021. This includes the segments in this part of the industry, the market, sales channels…

Southern Virginia to Open $25.5M Manufacturing Center with 3D Printing

Ground was just broken for a new facility in Southern Virginia. The Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA) will be a 51,250-square-foot site meant to allow manufacturing companies  to grow and…

Playstation, 3D Printing, and the Future of Manufacturing

Filling an Industry 4.0 conference lineup is easy. Getting a lot of people excited about lights-out factories is also quite easy. It seems to be a simple way to get…

AM-Flow Raises $4 Million to Automate Handling and Quality Control in 3D Printing

With 3D printing, any and all parts could be unique, which is a key advantage of the technology. It is also presents complex challenges when it comes to such crucial…

3MF 3D Printing Format Now a Linux Foundation Open Standards Project

We have always been limited by the lack of standards in 3D printing. In software, especially, not having a clear overall roadmap or plan for the entire software toolchain and…

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Phil Schultz of 3D Systems on 3D Printing Supply Chain Assurance

Phil Schultz is executive vice president of Operations at 3D Systems. As a seasoned 3D printing exec, he leads all on-demand operations there. Before that, he lead Foxconn’s printing business…

Lazy Manufacturing: Making Things Using Less Energy

A friend took a broken part of his old boat out of his pocket.  “Can you fix this?” he asked me. It was a complicated aluminium die-casting from the cold…

Company Spotlight: HRE Performance Wheels

Let’s take a quick look at the company HRE. They have an interesting value proposition and have been of recent interest with a partnership with McLaren.

Michael Gorski of Filament Innovations On FDM for Manufacturing

I kept hearing from people about Michael Gorski and Filament Innovations. I was repeatably told that in Pennsylvania a small firm was making open FDM systems made for manufacturing. I’ve…

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How 3D Printing Jigs and Fixtures Transforms Manufacturing Part II – All About Fixtures

Fixtures are essential for custom manufacturers. Fixtures hold the workpiece in place so it does not move during a step in manufacturing. Some shapes are easy to hold such as…

What is Metrology Part 10: Certification

In this article, we are discussing the viability of certifications and how this is especially of new importance within the metrology field.

Interview with Guy Ofek of GF Machining Solutions on Integrating Metal Additive in Manufacturing

Guy J. Ofek has spent over 16 years helping companies find the best manufacturing solutions throughout Asia. Nearly 11 years of those were in 3D Printing for Stratasys and other…

Interview with Sarah O’Sell on the Circular Economy

This is an interview with Sarah O’Sell. She brings a lot of relevant info to this interview in terms of sustainability and fashion.

X-Carve Demo with Inventables

This is a brief article on my experience of demoing the X-Carve machine along with the Easel software integrated with it.

3D Printing News Briefs: July 29, 2019

We’ve got some business to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. The Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has acquired HK Holdings and all its subsidiaries, Ascent Aerospace is investing in…

3D Printing Interview with Buzz Baldwin of 3D Printlife

This is an interview with Buzz Baldwin of 3DPrintLife. We discuss various things that have risen within his entrepreneurial career as well as the importance of saving the environment.

Interview with Haleyanne Freedman of M. Holland Company

This is an interview with Haleyanne Freedman of M. Holland Company. She has great experience within the manufacturing sector, and she gives concise opinions and thoughts on this field as a whole.

Make All the Things Part 2: DIY Products

This is a short intro article to different resources a maker has for creating. DIY is a great thing with the amount of resources the internet provides for us. It is crucial to point others in the right direction.

Rapid 2019: Interview with GE’s Jake Brunsberg on Binder Jetting for Manufacturing

A while ago GE announced its surprising entry into the binder jetting market. GE was already active in two metal 3D printing technologies Laser Powder Bed Fusion and Electron Powder…

Fast Things 2: The Desire Engine

With 3D printing we have the ability to very quickly make products from ideas. In a series of articles centered on the idea of Fast Things, I want to point…

Interview with Ken Burns of Forecast3D on Manufacturing as a Service

I was very impressed with Ken Burns’ presentation at Additive Manufacturing Strategies in Boston. Ken is the technical sales director of the 3D printing services and manufacturing company Forecast3D. Originally…

Interview with Kai Witter Looking at the Business Case for DyeMansion Depowdering and Dyeing Powder Bed Fusion Parts

From file to software to machine to finished part takes a design along a path through many different vendors, formats, processes, and interactions. We as an industry are trying to…