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The State of Additive Manufacturing in Defense

Military, government, and civil protection agencies across the globe are investigating and adopting additive manufacturing for a wide range of applications and use cases. Forecast 3D has worked with countless defense contractors around the country and is positioned to assist engineers, designers, and procurement teams in navigating the next generation of industrialization. In this podcast, Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses additive manufacturing with Guest John Sutterfield, Director of Project Management for Forecast 3D.

Digital Solutions for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is growing rapidly, as are the digital tools that are used to manage the AM production process. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Mathieu Pérennou, Global Business Development Director, Additive Manufacturing for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, about design and engineering software solutions for metal and polymer AM; solutions for post-processing operations; metrology solutions in AM; and all of how these solutions tie together.

Multi-Sensor Vision Systems: How They Compare with Traditional CMMs

Vision systems offer new ways to measure and inspect parts. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine talks with Brad Bartmess, Sales Director—Vision Group for Nikon Metrology about key features that video measuring systems offer; the differences between a vision system and a multi-sensor vision system; various sensors that can be added to a vision system or a traditional CMM; key capabilities that a video measuring system can achieve that a traditional CMM cannot; and what applications and industries are the most appropriate for vision systems.

X-Ray CT Technology for Additive Manufacturing

In quality control operations, technicians may need to see right through the part. That’s when X-ray CT technology becomes a highly effective choice. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Andrew Ramsey, X-ray CT Consultant for Nikon Metrology, about key features and capabilities that X-ray CT technology offers for additive manufacturing (AM); challenges in AM where X-ray CT can provide a solution; the different types of measurements that can be done with X-ray CT; and how to ensure the accuracy of these measurements.

Why You Should Go Electric For Your Assembly System

In this podcast, Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses why manufacturers should seriously consider electric presses and actuation systems in lieu of hydraulic or pneumatic ones. Discussion is with Stephanie Price, Senior Application Engineer-Promess.

Integrating Measurement Data in Manufacturing

With IoT and Industry 4.0 being the omnipresent new paradigm in manufacturing, increasing the speed, amount, and accuracy of data generation is a critical necessity. Solutions the integrate metrology data should dramatically increase productivity, reduce errors, provide full documentation and automate the acquisition process. Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses all this with Jeff Wilkinson. He is the Director of Research & Development at The L. S. Starrett Co.

Building Your Toolbox to Accelerate Digital Transformation

How to step on the gas with regard to the long-planned digital transformation in manufacturing? Jaci Sager, VC Portfolio Manager at Caterpillar, and Paul Boris, Chief Revenue Officer at Praemo, have some answers. For teams that are seeing success, is it the technology they chose? Is it the leaders tasked with facilitating it? Or is it some combination of both? The answer might seem obvious, but the path is not.

Time to improve machine uptime with The UP! App

In this podcast, Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses how new internet tools can help you with maintaining your manufacturing equipment with Sam Wright. He is a Director of Business Development at The UP! App.