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At RAPID, Anticipation for the Future of 3D Printing

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


The 2015 edition of SME’s RAPID Conference & Exposition, while displaying 3D printing of the present, also presented anticipation for the future of additive manufacturing. “I’ve never been more optimistic about it,” industry consultant Terry Wohlers said during a speech on May 21, the last day of the Long Beach, CA, trade show. “It’s finally getting the attention and respect and investment it deserves.”

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Made in Space Says 3D Printing Will Lead to ‘Real Exploration of Space’

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


3D printing will lead to the “real exploration of space,” the chief technology officer of Made in Space said today during RAPID 2015 in Long Beach, CA. Full Article

Additive Industries Reveals Name of ‘System X’ Industrial 3D Printer

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Additive Industries, a Dutch 3D printing company founded in 2012, said today its “System X” machine will be called MetalFAB1. Full Article

Space Technology “Experiencing a Resurgence”

Michael C. Anderson Senior Editor


Tom Cwik of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab makes the case in Space Tech conference Keynote Full Article

New England Gets its Cool on Through Advanced Manufacturing

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


New England has suffered extremes of weather lately and the opening day of EASTEC 2015 was no exception. The Eastern States Exposition grounds in W. Springfield, MA, were smothered by heat and humidity in the 90s; not as long lasting as the mountains of snow the previous winter, but certainly unpleasant and just as unwelcome. Inside the five buildings housing the show it was cool in one way or another. Full Article

Liebherr Announces 2015 Gear Seminar

Press Release - Liebherr Gear Technology


Liebherr Gear Technology has announced it 2015 Gear Seminar, June 23-24, co-hosted by Ingersoll Cutting Tools at the ITC Technical Center, Rockford, Illinois. Technical presentations of the latest developments in gear cutting and inspection technology will be made by experts from Liebherr Gear Technology, Liebherr Automation Systems, Ingersoll Cutting Tools, Saacke Group, and the Wenzel Group. Full Article

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