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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...
SME Develops First National Additive Manufacturing Certification

SME Develops First National Additive Manufacturing Certification

As the producer of the RAPID + TCT show currently taking place in Pittsburgh, SME is enjoying a week in the spotlight. We’ve been working hard to keep you up to date about all of the happenings and announcements at the show, and we’ll continue to do so even after it concludes tomorrow. Many companies […]

As the producer of the RAPID + TCT show currently taking place in Pittsburgh, SME is enjoying a week in the spotlight. We’ve been working hard to keep you up to date about all of the happenings and announcements at the show, and we’ll continue to do so...
A Look Inside RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Printing in Realizable Applications

A Look Inside RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Printing in Realizable Applications

Tuesday at RAPID + TCT conference in Pittsburgh was an exciting affair from start to finish — and most of this was underscored by the phenomenal level of attendees at the show. Each year, RAPID has grown; Terry Wohlers, for example, has logged an impressive 2.5 decades’ attendance, and reporting back on the growth seen […]

Tuesday at RAPID + TCT conference in Pittsburgh was an exciting affair from start to finish — and most of this was underscored by the phenomenal level of attendees at the show. Each year, RAPID has grown; Terry Wohlers, for example, has logged an impressive 2.5...
25 Years of RAPID

25 Years of RAPID

Next week is RAPID + TCT 2017, North America’s largest conference and exposition on additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing. It also includes CAD, 3D scanning, and other design and manufacturing products and services. The event marks the 25th year for me to attend the event. Although I don’t have hard proof, I’m reasonably certain […]

Next week is RAPID + TCT 2017, North America’s largest conference and exposition on additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing. It also includes CAD, 3D scanning, and other design and manufacturing products and services. The event marks the 25th year for me to attend...
Advancing the Use of 3D Printing in Medicine at RAPID + TCT

Advancing the Use of 3D Printing in Medicine at RAPID + TCT

In the last few years, headlines have suggested that the use of additive manufacturing in medicine is a new way to save and improve lives. The truth is, it’s not so new. Twenty years ago, anatomical models were used for planning complicated surgeries. In 2000, hearing aid cases were 3D printed, and within a few […]

In the last few years, headlines have suggested that the use of additive manufacturing in medicine is a new way to save and improve lives. The truth is, it’s not so new. Twenty years ago, anatomical models were used for planning complicated surgeries. In 2000,...
RAPID + TCT Returns to “The Steel City” as Metal 3D Printing Advances

RAPID + TCT Returns to “The Steel City” as Metal 3D Printing Advances

RAPID + TCT is back in Pittsburgh for its 27th installment, a fitting time to return to “The Steel City” – when metal additive manufacturing stands out among the latest growth and advancements in the industry. As metal 3D printing becomes competitive with traditional production processes, it will have a profound impact on the way […]

RAPID + TCT is back in Pittsburgh for its 27th installment, a fitting time to return to “The Steel City” – when metal additive manufacturing stands out among the latest growth and advancements in the industry. As metal 3D printing becomes competitive with...
AMUG: Between a Rock and Hard Place

AMUG: Between a Rock and Hard Place

Looking for a conference where you can learn more about 3D printing? AMUG would be on almost anyone’s list of recommendations. There’s just one catch though. If your company doesn’t actively own and use additive manufacturing equipment, you can’t attend. 3D Systems started a user group nearly 30 years ago. Over time it morphed, becoming […]

Looking for a conference where you can learn more about 3D printing? AMUG would be on almost anyone’s list of recommendations. There’s just one catch though. If your company doesn’t actively own and use additive manufacturing equipment, you can’t attend. 3D Systems...
RAPID + TCT 2017: The Greatest Collection of Minds and Technology in Additive Manufacturing

RAPID + TCT 2017: The Greatest Collection of Minds and Technology in Additive Manufacturing

The greatest minds in additive manufacturing will convene at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for SME’s RAPID + TCT event, May 8-11.  A vast collection of 3D printing knowledge and innovation will be accessible in one location at this annual event, known globally for its expansive conference and exhilarating, hands-on show floor. […]

The greatest minds in additive manufacturing will convene at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for SME’s RAPID + TCT event, May 8-11.  A vast collection of 3D printing knowledge and innovation will be accessible in one location at this annual...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — October 29, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — October 29, 2016

On the latest edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got a whole array of major business news and innovative feats. To start, a nine-year-old boy named Jacob Leggette was invited to advise Barack Obama after impressing with his 3D printing prowess at the White House Science Fair back in April. Simplify3D has […]

On the latest edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got a whole array of major business news and innovative feats. To start, a nine-year-old boy named Jacob Leggette was invited to advise Barack Obama after impressing with his 3D printing prowess at the...
The 30 Under 30 Put a Whole New Spin on Manufacturing, Excelling in 3D Printing, Robotics & More

The 30 Under 30 Put a Whole New Spin on Manufacturing, Excelling in 3D Printing, Robotics & More

As the STEAM agenda has definitely picked up locomotion around the world, albeit with a bit of ease considering the allure of technology and science involved in aspects like 3D design and 3D printing, it’s apparent also that if students are going to be enticed to go into areas like math, science, and technology—and if […]

As the STEAM agenda has definitely picked up locomotion around the world, albeit with a bit of ease considering the allure of technology and science involved in aspects like 3D design and 3D printing, it’s apparent also that if students are going to be enticed to go...
SME Announces the 2016 Winners of the SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

SME Announces the 2016 Winners of the SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

Michigan-based advanced manufacturing technology industry organization SME has announced the winners of their 2016 SkillsUSA student Additive Manufacturing Competition. This was the second year that SME held their additive manufacturing contest, and they were joined by their co-sponsor 3D printing technology company Stratasys in presenting the winning teams with prizes and medals. This was the […]

Michigan-based advanced manufacturing technology industry organization SME has announced the winners of their 2016 SkillsUSA student Additive Manufacturing Competition. This was the second year that SME held their additive manufacturing contest, and they were joined...
RAPID 2016: Conversations with Materialise, Stratasys, 3D Systems, & Carbon

RAPID 2016: Conversations with Materialise, Stratasys, 3D Systems, & Carbon

It’s the worst-kept secret here at 3DPrint.com: RAPID 2016 was a busy time! Clare and I were kept on our toes two weeks ago in Orlando, where we were treated to the unique-to-shows experience of being literally surrounded by the latest in incredible additive manufacturing technology. I was fortunate to sit down with some big […]

It’s the worst-kept secret here at 3DPrint.com: RAPID 2016 was a busy time! Clare and I were kept on our toes two weeks ago in Orlando, where we were treated to the unique-to-shows experience of being literally surrounded by the latest in incredible additive...
SME Announces Additive Manufacturing Community Awards at RAPID 2016, Including EOS Founder Hans Langer

SME Announces Additive Manufacturing Community Awards at RAPID 2016, Including EOS Founder Hans Langer

For more than eighty years SME, formerly known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, has been one of the manufacturing industry’s top advocacy and educational organizations, and has helped encourage innovation and technological advancements throughout the world. SME has launched several highly successful and influential certification programs, an educational foundation, industry standards guides and technical […]

For more than eighty years SME, formerly known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, has been one of the manufacturing industry’s top advocacy and educational organizations, and has helped encourage innovation and technological advancements throughout the world....
SME Addresses Parental Misconceptions about Manufacturing Jobs

SME Addresses Parental Misconceptions about Manufacturing Jobs

Early Industrial America was a rough place to work for children. There weren’t labor laws, and families were forced to work in dangerous and unhealthy conditions, sometimes losing body parts and lives to machines and mines. The first effort to eliminate child labor in the factories and mines occurred in 1916, but it took until the […]

Early Industrial America was a rough place to work for children. There weren’t labor laws, and families were forced to work in dangerous and unhealthy conditions, sometimes losing body parts and lives to machines and mines. The first effort to eliminate child...
RAPID 2016 Will Feature Live 3D Printing and Assembly of Large-Scale Orion Module Replica

RAPID 2016 Will Feature Live 3D Printing and Assembly of Large-Scale Orion Module Replica

In May, I’ll be attending my first-ever 3D printing conference and exhibition. RAPID 2016 will be taking place in Orlando from May 16-19, and I must say that I’m getting pretty excited about it. Billed as “the most important event of the year for anyone involved in 3D manufacturing,” RAPID will feature exhibitions from some […]

In May, I’ll be attending my first-ever 3D printing conference and exhibition. RAPID 2016 will be taking place in Orlando from May 16-19, and I must say that I’m getting pretty excited about it. Billed as “the most important event of the year for...
Advanced Manufacturing Report: Most Manufacturers to Soon Implement Technologies Like 3D Printing & Robotics

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 something like 3D printing is what actual — and long-term — validity it has when examining the quite substantial cost for professional manufacturers from the […]

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 something like 3D printing is what actual — and...
HOUSTEX 2015 Student Summit Offers 3D Printed Wind Turbine Challenge for Houston Area High Schoolers

HOUSTEX 2015 Student Summit Offers 3D Printed Wind Turbine Challenge for Houston Area High Schoolers

Because Texas is indeed the ‘Heart of Manufacturing,’ that is the theme for this year’s HOUSTEX Student Summit, sponsored by SME, which endeavors to introduce area high school students to the merits of a variety of careers in manufacturing, with a focus on 3D printing. Inviting Houston-area high school students to attend and participate, SME is again […]

Because Texas is indeed the ‘Heart of Manufacturing,’ that is the theme for this year’s HOUSTEX Student Summit, sponsored by SME, which endeavors to introduce area high school students to the merits of a variety of careers in manufacturing, with a focus on 3D...

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