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NewsDesk: At RAPID, Anticipation for 3D Printing’s Future

Edited by Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


The 2015 edition of SME’s RAPID Conference & Exposition (Long Beach, CA), 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 show. RAPID 2015 attracted more than 4,500 attendees, up 30% from 2014. “It’s finally getting the attention and respect and investment it deserves,” Wohlers said. Full Article

Inside the Silicon Valley of Manufacturing Technology: Premium Turning Machines

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


In the southwest part of Germany surrounding Stuttgart, known as the Silicon Valley for manufacturing technologies, a slice of the country’s leadership in this area was on full display during the INDEX & TRAUB open house in mid-June. The INDEX Group, which is headquartered in Esslingen and has 2,300 employees worldwide, is one of the largest turning machine manufacturers in the world, founded in 1914. Its specialty is building machines that produce precise turned parts fast. Full Article

US Manufacturers Add 4000 Jobs in June

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


US manufacturers added 4000 jobs in June, evenly split between makers of durable and non durable goods, the US Labor Department said in its monthly jobs report. Full Article

ISM: Manufacturing Economic Activity Jumps in June

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Economic growth in US manufacturing accelerated in June, the Institute for Supply Management said in a monthly report. Full Article

Annette Doyle Assumes Role of Managing Director at TRUMPF Limited, UK

Press Release - TRUMPF


Annette Doyle will take on the role of Managing Director of TRUMPF Limited, the UK subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, located in Luton, Bedfordshire. She succeeds Mr. Scott Simpson who will leave TRUMPF after more than 20 years to pursue his own individual projects. Annette Doyle leaves her position at TRUMPF Inc. in Farmington, CT where she most recently served as Assembly Manager for TRUMPF machines produced in the U.S. Full Article

ExOne Qualifies Water Wash-out Tooling Process for Industrial 3D Printing Applications

ExOne press release


The ExOne Company, a global provider of three dimensional ("3D") printing machines and 3D printed and other products to industrial customers, announced today the qualification of a new application for its additive manufacturing process, Water Wash-out Tooling, designed to aid in the development of manufacturing and composite tooling. Full Article

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