The aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is thriving as demand for air travel increases along with growing worldwide defense needs. But to fulfill customer expectations, the sector has to continue to innovate—and innovation requires digital acumen.
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John Rice, president, CEO and director of Sigma Labs Inc., discusses aerospace's adoption of 3D printing in an interview with SME Media.
AON3D has launched its AON-M2 2020, the latest industrial 3D printer in the company’s flagship product line. The AON-M2 2020 has been designed to print the expanding array of melt-processable thermoplastics, including PEEK, ULTEM, PEKK, polycarbonate, and hundreds of other materials.
In Feb., 2020, Marposs introduced the CNC Probing Recorder software package. It is an automatic measurement, report and process control acquisition system for statistically analyzing measurement results using Marposs’ optical and radio touch probes.
Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has announced its new heavy gauge straighteners designed for processing steel up to, and even beyond, 0.50” (12.7 mm) thick materials.
Markforged, a manufacturer of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, announced on February 13, 2020 the release of pure Copper for the Markforged Metal X system.
The “Global Robotics Report 2019” found that 79 percent of automation distributors do not believe their customers understand the safety requirements of installing a collaborative robot, or cobot.
The AeroDef Manufacturing conference, to be held at the Fort Worth, Texas Convention Center March 16 -19, offers diverse technical sessions to choose from.
Hexagon brings structured light scanning technology to portable measuring arms with its new RS-SQUARED Area Scanner.
Manufacturers must avoid costly machine errors that cause catastrophic damage to both machine tools and expensive workpieces. Even a minor error in, say, a titanium aerospace component can be a major expense.