What's next for additive manufacturing?
Gordon Styles, president and CEO of Star Rapid, a service provider in China takes a look at some of the changes he sees coming to additive manufacturing. Styles looks at plastic and metal 3D printing, and how metal desktop 3D printers may affect the manufacturing landscape.
May 25 9:50PM Design World

Will Procurement and Digital Manufacturing become one?
Can a cracked smartphone shed light on the convergence of procurement networks and digital manufacturing? If a broken mirror causes seven years of bad luck, then what does it mean when your smartphone screen shatters? Not sure of the answer, I really didn't want to find out. So the other day, facing this fateful predicament, I hurried to the store for a replacement.
May 25 3:47PM

Praxair grants support metal additive manufacturing academic research
Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), producers of metal powder for additive manufacturing, has awarded their TruForm AMbition Grant to six universities. Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, Praxair is a leading industrial gas company and reported 2017 sales of $11 billion.
May 25 10:40AM

10 CAD Tools for Your Small Manufacturing Business
Computer-aided design, or CAD, is an essential tool for any manufacturing or product design business. There are plenty of different software programs out there that can help you with this function, but knowing which ones to choose can be a bit tricky.
May 24 4:00PM Small Business Trends

Is the Medical Device Regulation a threat to additive manufacturing?
Bryan Austin, General Manager of global engineering company, Renishaw's Medical and Dental Products Division When the European Union's (EU's) new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) was first introduced in 2017, it set in motion a three-year countdown to its full application in 2020. The MDR could be a threat to additive manufacturing, drastically impacting the way that medical devices are made in the EU using additive manufacturing (AM).
May 24 1:38PM Make Parts Fast

Global Economic Rebound Yet to Show as Manufacturing Weakens
The global economic rebound expected to happen this quarter is staying out of reach for now outside of the U.S.
May 23 3:51PM IndustryWeek

New collaborators deploy HP's 3D printing solutions for digital manufacturing
Barcelona: As 3D printing appears set to transform the manufacturing sector globally, global printing and PC major HP on Tuesday announced that three big digital manufacturing players have deployed its Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing solutions. Manufacturing today is a $12 trillion market globally which 3D printing -- or Additive Manufacturing (AM) -- is set to disrupt in years to come.
May 23 10:21AM Gadget Now

MTU Aero Engines prioritizes additive manufacturing in new department
German aircraft engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines has demonstrated its commitment to the future of 3D printing with the launch of a new additive manufacturing department in Munich. The new facility brings together around 30 professionals in engineering, process, operations and design to a single location, optimizing the company's additive output.
May 23 10:14AM

Machining Demand Surges With Boom in U.S. Manufacturing
Hello again. In this week's Thomas Index, we're going to take a look at sourcing activity for Precision Machining by users in the Thomas Network at Thomasnet.
May 22 8:00PM

Reviving the Manufacturing Sector, Starting in Middle School
Printer-Friendly Email Article Reprints Comments Today's Ohio teenagers were born into an era of manufacturing collapse. Between 2000 and 2010, the state lost more than 40 percent of its jobs in the sector, according to federal labor-market data.
May 22 6:45PM Education Week

What you need to know about smart manufacturing
Smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0.
May 22 6:35PM Supply Chain Dive

Manufacturing grows, but it's hard
Epicor recent published its annual Global Growth Index report. As this is the second year of the report the results are more interesting than a standard one off report.
May 22 5:10PM Enterprise Times

Cloud computing: the power to optimize manufacturing
BY DAVID W. JIMENEZ, CEO, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.
May 22 4:46PM Solid State Technology

From smart manufacturing, to smart factoryto smart enterprise
HIROTEC Group, one of the largest private production companies in today's global automotive market, wanted to leverage Industry 4.0 innovations to tackle a perennial challenge: unplanned downtime.
May 22 2:30PM

Partnering on Design for Additive Manufacturing
Evaluating designs with an eye toward organic shapes and lightweighting components; consolidating parts into streamlined assemblies; applying multimaterials at the voxel level to achieve optimal structural performancethese are some of the emerging principles defining a new age of design for additive manufacturing (DfAM). This new age is driven by less expensive and more accessible 3D printers and buffeted by new partnerships between 3D design software companies and 3D printing system manufacturers.
May 22 1:50PM Digital Engineering

Smart manufacturing challenges businesses to rethink sourcing
Three centuries after much of the western world underwent an industrial revolution, we're now seeing another revolution in industry. This time, rather than agrarian societies giving way to manufacturing ones, digital tools are taking manufacturing to the next level of efficiency.
May 22 1:30PM Supply Chain Dive

What factors contribute to a climate ripe for smart manufacturing?
Think of a smart phone. It has one operating platform, and you add applications for necessary functions, such as email, internet, weather, maps, live traffic updates, home security alerts and flight announcements.
May 22 1:15PM Supply Chain Dive

Improving productivity through manufacturing skills and technology
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his Spring Statement to Parliament earlier this year. During his presentation, he referenced a report by the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) which suggested that, while the UK was enjoying a boost in its productivity levels, it was likely to be short-lived.
May 22 9:37AM

3 Reasons the U.S. Additive Manufacturing Skills Gap Is Growing
North American manufacturing needs engineers who can think differently than previous generations. So why is the U.
May 21 6:25PM Design News

How Real Is Additive Manufacturing?
There is a lot of discussion about how 3D printing/rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing is revolutionizing manufacturing, including automotive manufacturing. But the question is: how much of this is hype driven by those who are tech fanboys or those who happen to have a decided interest (i.
May 21 6:14PM