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How a Contract Manufacturer Became a Player in Additive

Associate Editor Kristen Golembiewski


Linear Mold & Engineering walks the line between traditional manufacturing and additive manufacturing. They like to say they deal in “Actual Manufacturing.”“Additive complements subtractive, or traditional manufacturing, which is how we came up with the term ‘actual manufacturing,’” says Kristen Eisiminger, Marketing and Sales at Linear. Half traditional contract manufacturer, half additive manufacturing training and resource center, Linear offers a unique mix of products and services. Full Article

Delicate Supports, Database Software Improve 3D Printing

Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff


Software engineers are toiling away on applications updates for 3D printing to make work easier for their medical manufacturing counterparts, and have come up with some novel solutions that also save them time and money. “At Formlabs, we’re obsessed with providing the best user experience possible, and we’re always experimenting with new ways to make our products better,” says Maxim Lobovsky, co-founder of Formlabs, which hacked an idea from truss bridges and trees to make 3D printing faster and more efficient. Full Article

UL Seeks to Make Impact in Additive Manufacturing

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


UL, formed in the 19th century, is looking to play a role with additive manufacturing in the 21st century. Underwriters Laboratories made its name by testing, certifying and developing safety standards for electric lamps, circuit breakers, fire extinguishers, flame thrower and record and CD players among other things. Now, 3D printing is part of Northbrook, IL-based UL’s portfolio. Full Article

EOS Names Fletcher President of North American Unit

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


EOS named Glynn Fletcher president of EOS of North America, as the 3D printing company moves to integrate additive manufacturing with traditional subtractive production methods. Fletcher was president of GF Machining Solutions LLC in Lincolnshire, IL. EOS and GF Machining have jointly demonstrated systems that combine both manufacturing techniques. Customers want to integrate 3D printing “with more traditional manufacturing processes,” Hans Langer, CEO of EOS, said in a statement. Full Article

The ExOne Company Announces Appointment of Hans J. Sack as President

Press Release - The ExOne Company


The ExOne Company (NASDAQ: XONE) (“ExOne” or “the Company”), a global provider of three-dimensional (“3D”) printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced today that it has appointed Hans J. Sack to serve as President of the Company effective March 16, 2015.  Mr. Sack brings considerable experience in the metals and automotive industries.  Full Article

SABIC Uses 3D Printing for Prototype Truck Roof Fairing

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Saudi Basic Industries Corp. used 3D printing to produce a prototype truck roof fairing designed to reduce fuel consumption and improve vehicle aerodynamics. SABIC said the roof fairing can reduce a heavy-duty truck’s annual fuel consumption by 3% annually. The company is displaying the 3D printed thermoplastic prototype at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, today through March 28.               Full Article

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