It’s time to redefine AM and DfAM by what is possible from advanced LPBF systems—and to look ahead with the same determination the semiconductor industry used to better our lives.
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Laser welding of dissimilar materials is a dynamic process and its time has arrived.
Voxel8, Chromatic 3D Materials, Wacker Chemical showing how additive manufacturing for liquid and soft materials is done
Fast Radius Inc., a cloud manufacturing and digital supply chain company, and ECP Environmental Growth Opportunities Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement that will result in Fast Radius becoming a publicly-listed company.
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.
With the ongoing shortage of skilled workers and the pickup in the economy, suppliers of welding equipment are finding ways to making welding easier for those working in manufacturing. Automation is the leading technique among many.
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.
Sandvik will acquire DWFritz Automation, a U.S.-based provider of precision metrology, inspection and assembly solutions for advanced manufacturing. DWFritz designs, builds and supports high-speed, non-contact metrology solutions and automation systems.
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.
Laser cutting and waterjet cutting: two great technologies that go great together? Or best when they play solo? As ever, the answer is it depends—on what work a shop has coming in the door, what materials are being processed most often, operator skill levels and, ultimately, the available equipment budget.