manufacturing

China’s Journey to Success in 3D Printing Requires Innovation, Not Brute Strength

Many people in the West associate China with its seemingly limitless supply of cheap labor and old school manufacturing prowess. Increasingly, however, the Chinese are asking how they can participate…

Caterpillar Inc. Uses 3D Printing to Save Time, Money and Manufacturing Challenges

We often hear about how 3D printing is not only the wave of the future, but that the technology is positioned to take the lead in the manufacturing sector. Evidence…

Is the Death of the Music Industry a Warning to be Heeded Regarding 3D Printing & Manufacturing?

I was just having a conversation with a friend yesterday regarding the music industry. We’d both seen a clip of Joe Walsh discussing basically how hopeless, bleak, and dead the…

Norsk Appoints Boley to Lead First US Industrial-Scale 3D Print Facility

Hønefoss, Norway based company Norsk Titanium AS (NTi) announced Sunday that it has appointed former Aerojet President, Mr. Warren Boley, Jr. to the Board of Directors in concert with Norsk’s plans to…

Will 3D Printing Make Obsolescence Obsolete?

Machine spare part obsolescence is a major headache for manufacturers. The stockout costs or consequences of non-available spare parts are invariably higher with longer periods of downtime. As time equals…

voxeljet Teams Up with Altair, Click2Cast, & HBM nCode in New 3D Printed Mold Casting

3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing as we’ve come to know it — but a revolution doesn’t always mean a sea change with completely new techniques. Innovation is built on established…

Advanced Manufacturing Report: Most Manufacturers to Soon Implement Technologies Like 3D Printing & Robotics

Undoubtedly, the technologies of advanced manufacturing practices like robotics and 3D printing have the world’s attention. What has been in doubt by the general public and some technological naysayers regarding…

US & German Manufacturing Associations Launch International Additive Manufacturing Award for 3D Printing Innovation

Great work and innovation should be recognized and awarded — and now there’s a new way in the 3D printing world to do just that. An annual competition has just…

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. to Bring Largest 3D Printing Facility to Southeast Asia

It’s quite incredible how widespread 3D printing is becoming, especially within the manufacturing industry. As a testament to where experts and business leaders see the future of the technology headed,…

Stratasys Highlights 3D Printing on Capitol Hill With Discussion and Demos

On October 16, the new golden child of technology was fêted on Capitol Hill by Stratasys, 3D printing experts, and a wide turnout of event goers from Congress and administration….

Two-thirds of Top 100 Manufacturing Companies Already Use 3D Printing Says PWC Survey

Whether experimenting, prototyping, or producing final products, manufacturers are jumping ever faster into the world of 3D printing.  By 2013, more leading manufacturing companies than not were using 3D printing…

Fujikon Uses 3D Printing To Manufacture Their Headphones, While Saving Time & Money

As iPhones, iPads, galaxy phones, androids, and the multitude of other mobile devices continue to multiply, the market for accessories becomes a place for razor-sharp competition. Known as peripherals, things…

How Does 3D Printing Fit into Your Mid-Market Supply Chain?

For mid-market manufacturing companies, 3D printing is becoming a hot topic. The first prototypes rolled out thirty years ago, but only recently, because of technological improvements and falling costs, has…

Is 3D Printing Disrupting Multiple Industries? How About 3D Printed Surfboards?

The Disrupt Movement (motto: Do Epic Shit) challenges people to be daring activists that challenge conventional wisdom and refuse to accept the status quo. This popular “how to be a…

Hurco Files U.S. Patent Application For Adaptor Which Turns CNC Machines Into 3D Printers

Even though 3D printing is just coming of age, computer controlled manufacturing equipment has been in use for ages. In particular, computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines, are used by…

Reebok and Under Armour to Present 3D Printing in Wearables at TCT Show

Wearable technology is one of the most talked-about developments in 3D printing this year, as more innovators turn to the leading technology to both improve consumer goods and make their…

Arup Develops 3D Printed Structural Steel

Arup, an English multinational engineering firm, uses 3D printing to manufacture pieces and components of steel structures in complex projects. The company cites the Beijing National Stadium (“bird’s nest”) and…