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3D Printer ‘Fingerprint’ Fights Counterfeiters

The thermodynamics of the extruder head, or “ThermoTag puts, a stamp undetectable to the naked eye on the physical properties of 3D printed parts. If proven and accepted through additional research, the phenomenon has implications for thwarting counterfeiting of parts and products, protecting intellectual property (IP) and tracing illegal manufacturing of weapons.

Renishaw, CCAT Join Forces

To assist manufacturers on their Industry 4.0 journey, global engineering technologies company Renishaw has partnered with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. Renishaw provided the center with industrial metrology and additive manufacturing equipment to help companies adopt new manufacturing strategies and accelerate implementation of new digital technologies.

Hexagon Giving CAD Software Access to Users of WORKNC

Hexagon is providing mold and die shops using its CAM software WORKNC with immediate access to its model preparation software. This allows integration of production workflows from any CAD model format to CAM so shops can machine parts more efficiently and avoid costly errors.

Printer Eliminates Debinding Step, Boosts Reliability

Desktop Metal recently introduced the Studio System 2, which offers a way to eliminate the debind step and its chemical solvents through a complete reformulation of materials. The printer makes the AM process more hands-off and streamlined while also improving part quality.