Formlabs, known for its line of desktop stereolithography (SLA) printers, is looking to expand its 3D printing reach with availability of its new Fuse 1 benchtop industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer. Under development for nearly seven years, the Fuse 1 marks a notable change for Formlabs as they expand into a new additive manufacturing process.
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End mills, traditionally made with two to four flutes, are used in one of the oldest mechanized machining processes—milling.
Can small and medium-sized manufacturers, Tier 2 or Tier 3 guys, use all-digital descriptions of part orders, dispensing with paper specifications and supplemental drawings to efficiently deliver parts?
November 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $151.3 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
In the never-ending quest to create better products, the latest tool is a technology called “generative design” (GD). A GD algorithm receives high-level requirements as input and generates an optimal design as output.
Mark 2020 as the year the U.S. government chose to stand up a Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused solely on cybersecurity.
The word “reconditioned” can ignite visions of worn, overworked products inferior to new ones. The reality is as long as you purchase from a reputable supplier, reconditioned cutting tools will deliver the same consistent results as they did upon initial purchase.
AI’s learning ability is moving to the compute edge. And manufacturers will be a major beneficiary. I realized the usefulness of being able to run AI on small computer processing power while working with NASA in 2010.
Sudhi Bangalore, chief technology officer for global operations at the tool giant Stanley Black & Decker, champions the global movement toward smart manufacturing.
Current and prospective member companies of the defense industrial base (DIB) have watched with interest as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) developed its all-encompassing Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.