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3D Help Wanted: Additive Manufacturing Technicians

George Aslanidis, Program Manager, Additive Manufacturing, Cuyahoga Community College

2/27/2015

As additive manufacturing gains momentum, so does the need for skilled technicians to man and maintain sophisticated 3D printing machines—in addition to those who design and print 3D parts. Under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) located in Cleveland, Ohio recently launched a certificate program for individuals interested in taking advantage of the rising opportunities in additive manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing. Full Article

The World’s First 3D-printed Jet Engine



Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster

2/26/2015

Prof. Xinhua Wu, a professor of materials engineering and director of the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing, has led a team at Monash University that has 3D printed the first jet engine. Full Article

3D Systems Quarterly Earnings Plunge 86%



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

3/1/2015

3D Systems said its fourth-quarter profit slid 86% on higher costs and spending for its expansion plans.Fourth-quarter profit totaled $1.55 million, or 1 cent a share, down from $11.2 million, or 11 cents, for the last three months of 2013, according to a statement. Full Article

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Wins First International 3D Printing Award



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

3/1/2015

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Ltd. has won the first-ever International Additive Manufacturing Award.The company, based in the United Kingdom and Plano, TX, won for a hybrid kit that can be added to a computer numerical control machine to add 3D printing capability, according to a statement by the Association for Manufacturing Technology. Full Article

ExOne Says 6 New Materials Now Printable on Its Systems



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

2/19/2015

ExOne Co., a maker of 3D printing machines, said six new materials are now printable on its systems, a move that may expand markets for additive manufacturing.The six materials are: Cobalt-Chrome, IN Alloy 718, Iron-Chrome-Aluminum, 17-4 Stainless Steel, 316 Stainless Steel and Tungsten Carbide. Cobalt-Chrome and IN Alloy 718 are used in aerospace. Full Article

Stratasys Combines Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies and RedEye Services to Form Stratasys Direct Manufacturing



Press Release - Stratasys

2/19/2015

Stratasys, Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced it has combined Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies and RedEye to form Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys believes this move better positions the company to meet growing customer needs for additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) services as a production method. Full Article

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