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3-D Printing Steals the Show: Notes from IMTS 2014

3-D Printing Steals the Show: Notes from IMTS 2014

Sep 12, 2014

By Travis Hessman, Industry Week  Just two days into IMTS 2014 and the attendance numbers have already shattered 2012′s full-week total. Tuesday closed out with an official count of 106,250 attendees, just shy of 6,000 people more than the last IMTS tally. You could feel that population in every hall, in every aisle and in every booth of the event. IMTS...

Stratasys announces new thermoplastic material option…

Stratasys announces new thermoplastic material option…

Sep 11, 2014

“Stratasys announces new thermoplastic material option for 3D printing; new multi-material 3D printers” By Clare Goldsberry, Plastics Today Stratasys Ltd., a global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has introduced new multi-material 3D printers, the Objet500 Connex1 and Objet Connex2, featuring the company’s unique...

The Future Of Manufacturing As Told In Four Objects

The Future Of Manufacturing As Told In Four Objects

Sep 10, 2014

By Bruce Upbin, Forbes Fungus buildings. Algorithmic chairs. Germ-fighting iPhone cases. Software giant Autodesk and others are ushering in a revolution in materials science you may not even see coming. Grow It: The Hy-Fi “Swapping new materials for old ones is interesting, but there are so many new designs to explore when you design by computer or biology,”...

Laying the Groundwork for Factories of the Future

Laying the Groundwork for Factories of the Future

Sep 9, 2014

By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine A collaborative team of IT experts and manufacturing leaders is hard at work building the prototype for a cloud-based, shared platform intended to give all U.S. manufacturers, including cash-strapped small- and medium-sized companies, the opportunity to employ intelligent systems that enable agile response to consumer...

New Techniques for Joining Plastic to Metal

New Techniques for Joining Plastic to Metal

Sep 8, 2014

By Austin Weber, Assembly Magazine Lightweighting trend drives engineers on quest to join dissimilar materials. If it rolls, floats or flies, light weight is always good. Just ask anyone who’s ever been in a Pinewood Derby competition. Manufacturers of planes, trains, automobiles, trucks and tractors are hungry for new materials that improve efficiency and...

Reshoring Or Offshoring: U.S. Manufacturing Forecast…

Reshoring Or Offshoring: U.S. Manufacturing Forecast…

Sep 5, 2014

“Reshoring Or Offshoring: U.S. Manufacturing Forecast 2015-2016″ By Bill Conerly, Forbes Manufacturing is a tough, competitive business. Shipping across oceans has become cheap, as has international communication, so offshoring, reshoring or never changing are vital decisions. The outlook for manufacturing activity in the United States depends on...