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UL and Tooling U-SME Finalize Partnership on Additive Manufacturing Certification

UL and Tooling U-SME Finalize Partnership on Additive Manufacturing Certification

A little over a year ago, Tooling U-SME, a leading developer of manufacturing training solutions, announced the development of the first national additive manufacturing certification. Now Tooling U-SME has finalized an agreement with global safety science company UL to align training and certification in order to create a single source for professional additive manufacturing certification. In […]

A little over a year ago, Tooling U-SME, a leading developer of manufacturing training solutions, announced the development of the first national additive manufacturing certification. Now Tooling U-SME has finalized an agreement with global safety science company...
SME Hosting Additive Manufacturing Applications Seminar in Pittsburgh

SME Hosting Additive Manufacturing Applications Seminar in Pittsburgh

SME, the nonprofit organization responsible for many great manufacturing industry events, such as SOUTH-TEC, WESTEC, and the annual RAPID + TCT exhibit and conference, does its part to support 3D printing by hosting these events, which give the manufacturing community an opportunity to experience the latest in additive manufacturing (AM) technology, network with industry professionals, and […]

SME, the nonprofit organization responsible for many great manufacturing industry events, such as SOUTH-TEC, WESTEC, and the annual RAPID + TCT exhibit and conference, does its part to support 3D printing by hosting these events, which give the manufacturing community...
RAPID + TCT: Learning About 3D Printing in Point-of-Care Manufacturing

RAPID + TCT: Learning About 3D Printing in Point-of-Care Manufacturing

Continuing with our dive into this week’s busy RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth, Texas, the third keynote, sponsored by Materialise and held Wednesday morning, centered on point-of-care (POC) manufacturing, a topic we’ve been hearing about more frequently in the 3D printing field as of late. However, this nontraditional form of manufacturing is not new, having been used […]

Continuing with our dive into this week’s busy RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth, Texas, the third keynote, sponsored by Materialise and held Wednesday morning, centered on point-of-care (POC) manufacturing, a topic we’ve been hearing about more frequently in the...
Applications, Metal, Maturation in 3D Printing Shine at RAPID + TCT

Applications, Metal, Maturation in 3D Printing Shine at RAPID + TCT

Anticipation is always high for a major event, and RAPID + TCT draws great focus to 3D printing in North America. Several major themes were intentional as this year’s event curated programming centered around medical, metal, and aerospace innovation; others, as they always will, arose throughout the course of the show. This week, writer Sarah Saunders […]

Anticipation is always high for a major event, and RAPID + TCT draws great focus to 3D printing in North America. Several major themes were intentional as this year’s event curated programming centered around medical, metal, and aerospace innovation; others, as...
NanoSteel Wins RAPID + TCT Innovation Auditions for 3D Printing Tool Steel for Powder Bed Fusion

NanoSteel Wins RAPID + TCT Innovation Auditions for 3D Printing Tool Steel for Powder Bed Fusion

Metal 3D printing is gaining momentum, as technology continues to advance for making strong, solid parts with unique geometries for a wide variety of applications, ranging from medical and aerospace to construction, automotive, and even art. However, it is not without its issues, which is why many companies and researchers are constantly hard at work […]

Metal 3D printing is gaining momentum, as technology continues to advance for making strong, solid parts with unique geometries for a wide variety of applications, ranging from medical and aerospace to construction, automotive, and even art. However, it is not without...
SME, Arconic, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Discuss Investment in 3D Printing During RAPID + TCT Keynote

SME, Arconic, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Discuss Investment in 3D Printing During RAPID + TCT Keynote

While the RAPID + TCT conference in Fort Worth, Texas ends later today, my time at this amazing event came to a close rather, well rapidly (please forgive me this lame joke). I left the show midday on Wednesday, my head spinning with all of the amazing things I’d seen and wonderful people I’d met. […]

While the RAPID + TCT conference in Fort Worth, Texas ends later today, my time at this amazing event came to a close rather, well rapidly (please forgive me this lame joke). I left the show midday on Wednesday, my head spinning with all of the amazing things...
SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas. We’ve already seen several announcements about exciting new 3D printers, materials, and technologies that will debut on the showroom floor – and a true highlight […]

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas. We’ve already seen several announcements about exciting new 3D...
SME Announces Two New RAPID + TCT 3D Printing Events to Be Held in California

SME Announces Two New RAPID + TCT 3D Printing Events to Be Held in California

In just two weeks, the main RAPID + TCT event will be taking place in Texas, and 3DPrint.com is looking forward to being there to hear the latest announcements and see the latest products that will be presented by the 3D printing industry. Beginning later this year, however, there will be two more RAPID + […]

In just two weeks, the main RAPID + TCT event will be taking place in Texas, and 3DPrint.com is looking forward to being there to hear the latest announcements and see the latest products that will be presented by the 3D printing industry. Beginning later this year,...
How Do We Make Better Decisions in 3D Technologies? ITEAM has the Answer

How Do We Make Better Decisions in 3D Technologies? ITEAM has the Answer

While much potential exists for additive manufacturing technology, there are barriers to success and greater adoption. Deeper knowledge and understanding of the various additive manufacturing processes is needed to make the best decisions and to answer the key questions: “Can I print it?” and “Should I print it?”. Using additive manufacturing technology and maximizing its […]

While much potential exists for additive manufacturing technology, there are barriers to success and greater adoption. Deeper knowledge and understanding of the various additive manufacturing processes is needed to make the best decisions and to answer the key...
3D Printing and Other Advanced Technologies on Display at Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018

3D Printing and Other Advanced Technologies on Display at Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018

From April 30th through May 2nd, SME and AMT – the Association for Manufacturing Technology – will be presenting what is shaping up to be the leading smart manufacturing event in the United States. The Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018 is being held at the Boston Convention Center in Massachusetts, and will focus on how industry is […]

From April 30th through May 2nd, SME and AMT – the Association for Manufacturing Technology – will be presenting what is shaping up to be the leading smart manufacturing event in the United States. The Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018 is being held at...
3D Printing in Point of Care Manufacturing

3D Printing in Point of Care Manufacturing

Manufacturing is evolving, taking new forms enabled by additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM3DP). For medicine, AM3DP has fueled a rise in point-of-care (POC) manufacturing, improving the patient, and turning doctors into manufacturers. POC manufacturing is not new. As far back as 1976, POC manufacturing used more traditional manufacturing methods at the Hospital for Special Surgery in […]

Manufacturing is evolving, taking new forms enabled by additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM3DP). For medicine, AM3DP has fueled a rise in point-of-care (POC) manufacturing, improving the patient, and turning doctors into manufacturers. POC manufacturing is not new....
SME Examines Point-of-Care Manufacturing Enabled by 3D Printing

SME Examines Point-of-Care Manufacturing Enabled by 3D Printing

Point-of-care (POC) is a nontraditional form of manufacturing. The just-in-time creation of things like 3D printed surgical instruments and guides, anatomical models, scaffolds, and prosthetics based on patients’ personal medical imaging data at the place of their care all fall under the POC umbrella. Nonprofit organization SME is dedicated to supporting the manufacturing industry in all its […]

Point-of-care (POC) is a nontraditional form of manufacturing. The just-in-time creation of things like 3D printed surgical instruments and guides, anatomical models, scaffolds, and prosthetics based on patients’ personal medical imaging data at the place of...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 27, 2018

We’re taking care of business first today in 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to education and a virtual 5k to support a worldwide 3D printed prosthetics volunteer network. Hyperlocal on-demand services marketplace Jugnoo has launched an online 3D printing store in India, and CalRAM has been acquired by Carpenter Technology. For the second […]

We’re taking care of business first today in 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to education and a virtual 5k to support a worldwide 3D printed prosthetics volunteer network. Hyperlocal on-demand services marketplace Jugnoo has launched an online 3D...
SME Announces Schedule for 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference: Medical and Metal 3D Printing Get Top Billing

SME Announces Schedule for 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference: Medical and Metal 3D Printing Get Top Billing

SME is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the manufacturing industry. One of the many ways SME works to fulfill its goal is by hosting manufacturing industry events, giving people in the industry opportunities to network with others and learn more about advanced manufacturing technologies. One of the shows SME hosts is the RAPID + TCT conference, […]

SME is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the manufacturing industry. One of the many ways SME works to fulfill its goal is by hosting manufacturing industry events, giving people in the industry opportunities to network with others and learn more about...
Industry Expert Keynotes and Live Demonstrations to Highlight Upcoming Smart Manufacturing Experience

Industry Expert Keynotes and Live Demonstrations to Highlight Upcoming Smart Manufacturing Experience

As we all know, additive manufacturing technology is continuing to evolve and grow at a fast pace. According to forecasts by industry experts, it will reach $50 billion between the years 2029 and 2031, and hit $100 billion less than a decade later. That’s why it’s imperative to get in on the ground floor now […]

As we all know, additive manufacturing technology is continuing to evolve and grow at a fast pace. According to forecasts by industry experts, it will reach $50 billion between the years 2029 and 2031, and hit $100 billion less than a decade later. That’s why...
Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to talk to those making it happen and see the latest innovations first-hand. While 2016 was a banner year for 3DPrint.com in terms of travelling to […]

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to talk to those making it happen and see the latest innovations...
Marvels of 3D Printing Inspire Bioengineering Student to Focus on Medical Advances

Marvels of 3D Printing Inspire Bioengineering Student to Focus on Medical Advances

Deciding what to study in college can be a difficult decision for both undergraduate and graduate students. For some, it’s a matter of finding out how they can support a lifelong passion, for others it’s a journey of self-exploration in order to determine what that passion might be. While many students may feel disappointed or […]

Deciding what to study in college can be a difficult decision for both undergraduate and graduate students. For some, it’s a matter of finding out how they can support a lifelong passion, for others it’s a journey of self-exploration in order to determine...
3D Printing and Smart Manufacturing Highlighted at SME’s SOUTH-TEC

3D Printing and Smart Manufacturing Highlighted at SME’s SOUTH-TEC

From October 24th to the 26th, the SOUTH-TEC exhibition and conference will be taking place at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Produced by SME and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the event will bring together exhibitors showcasing the latest in manufacturing technology – with a special focus on additive manufacturing and smart technology. […]

From October 24th to the 26th, the SOUTH-TEC exhibition and conference will be taking place at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Produced by SME and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the event will bring together exhibitors...
3D Printing Among Manufacturing Technologies to Feature in SME’s WESTEC

3D Printing Among Manufacturing Technologies to Feature in SME’s WESTEC

There are a great deal of 3D printing conferences and shows approaching in the coming weeks and months, and it’s less than a month until WESTEC, which will be taking place from September 12th to 14th in Los Angeles. Put on by SME and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), WESTEC brings together experts from […]

There are a great deal of 3D printing conferences and shows approaching in the coming weeks and months, and it’s less than a month until WESTEC, which will be taking place from September 12th to 14th in Los Angeles. Put on by SME and the Association for...
The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Academia Looks Ahead

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Academia Looks Ahead

The additive manufacturing industry is changing so quickly that sometimes it seems that if you blink you’ll miss at least three major developments. Fortunately, those working at the forefront of the latest advances in 3D printing are also working to share their efforts through regular events set out for the industry. While I love the […]

The additive manufacturing industry is changing so quickly that sometimes it seems that if you blink you’ll miss at least three major developments. Fortunately, those working at the forefront of the latest advances in 3D printing are also working to share their...
The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Experts Weigh In

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Experts Weigh In

Today in Youngstown, Ohio, a solid agenda of additive manufacturing industry experts are gathered to discuss the changing landscape of materials used in 3D printing. Part of SME‘s Smart Manufacturing seminar series, this event is held in partnership with America Makes. “SME and America Makes come together to bring you this one-of-a-kind seminar 3D Printing […]

Today in Youngstown, Ohio, a solid agenda of additive manufacturing industry experts are gathered to discuss the changing landscape of materials used in 3D printing. Part of SME‘s Smart Manufacturing seminar series, this event is held in partnership with America...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive manufacturing company, a new hybrid material, and a 3D printed solution to help you beat the summer heat. Shapeways has filed formal comments in the […]

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive manufacturing company, a new hybrid material, and a 3D printed solution...
Tooling U-SME VP Discusses Additive Manufacturing Certification Partnership: “It made perfect sense for Tooling U-SME and America Makes to collaborate”

Tooling U-SME VP Discusses Additive Manufacturing Certification Partnership: “It made perfect sense for Tooling U-SME and America Makes to collaborate”

Back in May, SME announced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications, as its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME, sought to provide a validation of knowledge in additive manufacturing. America Makes was recently named as the exclusive co-sponsor of the new certification programs. Education is increasingly in focus in an ever-more-digital world with advanced manufacturing taking […]

Back in May, SME announced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications, as its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME, sought to provide a validation of knowledge in additive manufacturing. America Makes was recently named as the exclusive co-sponsor of...
Should You 3D Print That Part? SME Launches ITEAM at RAPID to Answer That Question

Should You 3D Print That Part? SME Launches ITEAM at RAPID to Answer That Question

It’s an age old question. Should I use additive manufacturing or another process to create my product? Or as SME puts it…To 3D print or not to 3D print? At RAPID + TCT last week, SME announced that they have partnered with GM and Dr. Michael Grieves of the Florida Institute of Technology to create ITEAM, the Independent Technical Evaluation of Additive […]

It’s an age old question. Should I use additive manufacturing or another process to create my product? Or as SME puts it…To 3D print or not to 3D print? At RAPID + TCT last week, SME announced that they have partnered with GM and Dr. Michael Grieves of the...
RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Printing Has Come a Long Way

RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Printing Has Come a Long Way

“Like fine wine, this event continues to improve year after year,” Terry Wohlers said in his keynote at RAPID + TCT. Applause, and appreciative laughter, followed Wohlers’ statement yesterday as the gathered crowd pondered his words. No one would know better than he about the growth of this particular event, as he’s attended — and […]

“Like fine wine, this event continues to improve year after year,” Terry Wohlers said in his keynote at RAPID + TCT. Applause, and appreciative laughter, followed Wohlers’ statement yesterday as the gathered crowd pondered his words. No one would...
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