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3D Printing Gets More Mature, PwC Says

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

4/12/2016

3D printing is crossing from a period of hype and experimentation into one of rapid maturation. Full Article

Wohlers Report 2016: Additive Manufacturing Industry Surpassed $5.1 Billion



Press Release - Wohlers Associates, Inc.

4/8/2016

Wohlers Associates, Inc., recognized widely as the leading consulting firm and preeminent authority on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide—terms that are used interchangeably—today announced the publication of the Wohlers Report 2016. The 2016 edition marks the 21st consecutive year of its availability. According to Wohlers Report 2016, the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, consisting of all AM products and services worldwide, grew 25.9% (CAGR) to $5.165 billion in 2015. The CAGR for the previous three years was 33.8%. Over the past 27 years, the CAGR for the industry is an impressive 26.2%. Full Article

LIFT and Jefferson Public Schools Unveil Manufacturing Technology: A Career Pathway at Doss High School



PRESS RELEASE--LIFT

4/18/2016

Louisville, KY – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) today announced the launch of Manufacturing Technology: High School Career Pathways in Kentucky. Doss High School, in collaboration with manufacturers and government leaders, will offer a career pathways program providing students with on-the-job training experience, employability skills and technical training. Full Article

Alcoa to Supply 3D-Printed Metal Parts for Airbus Aircraft



Press Release - Alcoa

4/7/2016

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has entered into an agreement with Airbus to supply 3D-printed titanium fuselage and engine pylon components for Airbus commercial aircraft. Alcoa expects to deliver the first additive manufactured parts to Airbus in mid-2016. “We are proud to partner with Airbus to help pave the way to the future of aerospace development and manufacturing,” said Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld. Full Article

Toolmaker Produces Drills with Additive Manufacturing



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2016

MAPAL Inc. (Aalen, Germany; Port Huron, MI) is a manufacturer of precision tools for applications in metalworking, including precision drilling, reaming, milling, and turning for the automotive, mechanical, tool, and plant engineering industries. At EMO 2015, MAPAL exhibited its QTD cutting insert drill that was produced by additive manufacturing for 8–12-mm diameters. Previously QTD insert drills smaller than 13-mm diameter were not available because they were difficult to produce with the required smaller coolant channels through the tool. Central coolant supply weakened the core of the drill and as the cooling channels get smaller, the flow of coolant to the insert is reduced. Full Article

3D Systems Names Ex-HP Executive as CEO



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

4/4/2016

3D Systems Corp. today said it named former HP Inc. executive Vyomesh Joshi as president and chief executive officer. Full Article

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