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In Interview with Smart Manufacturing, HP Gives More 3D Printing Details

Assistant Editor Kristen Golembiewski


HP’s unveiling last week of two new 3D printers, a post-processing station and a slew of solutions aimed at changing the industrial 3D printing marketplace left some questions hanging in the air. Smart Manufacturing sat down with Stephen Nigro at SME’s RAPID conference in Orlando, FL, to ask how its new partnerships will work, when people can expect to see a functional Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) system on the shop floor, and what HP is bringing to the marketplace. Full Article

EOS Founder Dr. Hans J. Langer receives SME Additive Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award at RAPID 2016



RAPID 2016, Orlando, FL, (date) — Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder and CEO of EOS GmbH, the global technology and quality leader for high-end additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, received the SME Additive Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award at RAPID 2016 in Orlando, on Thursday, May 19. Full Article

To Enable Mass Customization, 3D Printing Needs New Rules, nScrypt CEO Says

Brett Brune, Smart Manufacturing Editor


NScrypt Inc., a maker of micro-dispensing and 3D printing systems, won the RAPID 2016 Innovation Auditions, held Tuesday at SME’s additive manufacturing conference in Orlando, FL, after describing its nScrypt 3Dn 500PF product as the most advanced 3D printer on the market. Eight innovators competed, giving five-minute talks that were judged by a panel of technology experts, as well as people attending the event. Full Article

At RAPID, HP Shows Production-Ready 3D Printing System

Kristen Golembiewski, Smart Manufacturing Assistant Editor


Eighteen months after HP announced its Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) system, the company chose SME’s RAPID event in Orlando, FL, to announce a production-ready 3D printing system, encompassing prototyping, short-run manufacturing, software, and post-processing. HP displayed the printers and post-processing station, as well as plastic and ceramic printed objects, at the 3D printing conference. Full Article

Siemens Gives Some Details of 'Digital Twin' Work with SpaceX, Maserati

Brett Brune, Smart Manufacturing Editor


Siemens is working to fulfill the Industry 4.0 vision with the digital twin, speakers from the software firm told people attending its namesake product lifecycle management (PLM) software conference this week in Orlando, FL. Zvi Feuer, senior vice president of manufacturing engineering software for Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, recalled a visit to Hawthorne, CA-based SpaceX a few months back. Full Article

Siemens Software Leader Extols GM's Investment in Lyft

Brett Brune, Smart Manufacturing Editor


General Motors is facing stormy changes in the automotive business by “leaning in to the wind,” Chuck Grindstaff , president at Siemens PLM Software, told people attending the Siemens PLM conference in Orlando, FL, today. He was referencing GM’s recent investment in the ride-sharing service Lyft Inc., with which it plans to develop an on-demand network of self-driving cars. Full Article

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