One is developing and maintaining an efficient metrology strategy across the manufacturing enterprise, including hardware and software compatibility. Quality managers are asking themselves; how do we manage all our different devices and the software that runs them?
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Aerospace was an early, and enthusiastic, adopter of additive manufacturing. The technology has been used to make brackets inside of aircraft.
Product lifecycle management (PLM) software helps manufacturers manage, shape, guide, and refine new product developments, speeding up the design and production process.
Today, Formlabs continued turning additive manufacturing’s talk into action with the release of the company’s newest material, Tough 1500, part of Formlabs’ Engineering Resin segment. Designed for the company’s stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers, Tough 1500 Resin enables engineers, designers and manufacturers to create stiff, yet pliable, parts that bend and spring back quickly under cyclic loading, according to the company.
Power management company Eaton said its Vehicle Group is implementing a new 3D metal printing program as a part of its Industry 4.0 strategy to reduce development time and improve efficiency.
Rich, General Motors recently invested in 17 production-grade FDM printers, intending to use them for 3D-printed tooling. The term “tooling” is quite broad, however. Can you share details about what types of tooling GM and others are 3D printing, and why?
SME discussed with David Olson of Verisurf the growing importance of Model-Based Definition and the use of standard formats by small and medium sized manufacturers.
Sandvik AB has signed an agreement to acquire CGTech, Irvine, Calif., a global developer of software for numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification and optimization.
Infinite Material Solutions LLC announced the launch of a water-soluble 3D printing support material called AquaSys® 180.
3D Systems and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) said they have entered into a contract to employ additive manufacturing solutions to better serve veterans with next-generation medical devices produced at the point of care.