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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

UL Expands 3D Activities in Singapore, Kentucky

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


UL, the testing and certification company, is expanding its 3D printing activities, with planned facilities in Singapore and Kentucky. Full Article

3D's Test Flight

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Additive manufacturing in aerospace is starting to take off. While 3D parts have already taken to the skies and beyond, in the form of drones and the initial use of AM technology by NASA in space, one of the most prominent examples is General Electric Co.’s advanced manufacturing facility in Auburn, AL. This year, it is scheduled to start mass 3D production of the complex interiors of fuel nozzles for the company’s next-generation LEAP engine. 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

Repair and Improvement All in One Process

Edited by Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


A repair process based on additive manufacturing opens new opportunities for industrial gas turbine maintenance cost reduction. Full Article

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