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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…

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…

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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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….

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…