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SABIC Uses 3D Printing for Prototype Truck Roof Fairing

Senior Editor Bill Koenig

3/26/2015

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

EOS Names Fletcher President of North American Unit



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

3/23/2015

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

3/11/2015

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

SME, DEMAT Partner on EUROMOLD to Strengthen Additive Manufacturing Industry



Press Release - SME

3/4/2015

SME, the U.S. leader in additive manufacturing and 3D printing expertise and events, has announced that it will partner with DEMAT, to support the additive manufacturing elements of EUROMOLD. The SME/DEMAT strategic relationship will further strengthen EUROMOLD’s position as the world’s leading exhibition on additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Full Article

Advanced Manufacturing Now: Additive Manufacturing: Past, Present, Future



Kevin Ayers, SME Industry Manager, Additive Manufacturing and 3D Technology

3/1/2015

RAPID celebrates its 25th anniversary this year in the Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing universe. Being involved myself for about the same time, I can say that we have come a long way. Right from the beginning, many of us saw the potential as we struggled to use the AM technologies for real applications. Full Article

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

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