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Hydrotech Expanding Ohio HQ, Donates to Tech School
As part of groundbreaking ceremonies, Hydrotech announced a donation of four new hydraulic training stands to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The training assemblies, valued at $30,000 per unit, will be used by students in Cincinnati State’s Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technologies program. This marks the second major donation of lab equipment by Hydrotech to Cincinnati State in the past year. In 2014, the company donated pneumatic training stands to the same program at the college.
Hydrotech currently holds 26 patents for various fluid-power and motion-automation products within the industrial-manufacturing industry, including a new monitoring device that plans to introduce an Internet of Things approach to preventive machine maintenance. For more, visit www.hydrotech.com.
General Sheet Metal Breaks Ground for New Plant
In its 94th year of continuous operation by the Axelberg family, General Sheet Metal Works offers prototype-through-production services via a range of fabricating processes. For more, visit www.generalsheetmetalworks.com.
New Magazine Covers 3D-Metal-Printing Technology
“The pace of change in this industry is unbelievably rapid,” says Andrew Flando, publisher of 3D Metal Printing and vice president of publishing and expositions at PMA. “Manufacturers continue to find ways to use 3D metal printing to create complex parts in a way that increases efficiency and allows them to quickly deliver new products to market.”
“The use of additive-manufacturing services grew by 40 percent in 2014,” adds Alan Meckler, chairman and CEO of MecklerMedia, quoting recent industry surveys. MecklerMedia produces the Inside 3D Printing tradeshow and conference--the largest professional 3D printing and additive manufacturing event worldwide.
“We know that the use of 3D metal printing to manufacture end-use parts will increase dramatically during the next three years,” continues Meckler. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with PMA to launch this new publication.”
Meckler’s point is reinforced by a new market survey released by Stratasys, finding that by 2018 additive manufacturing of end-use parts is predicted to increase by 38 percent.
“Metals are the fastest-growing segment of 3D printing,” adds Flando, “with printer sales growing by 48 percent and material sales growing by 32 percent in 2014. And, the adoption of 3D metal printing is expected to nearly double by 2018.
“This new publication will be a critical resource,” continues Flando, “to help designers, engineers and others working in manufacturing stay up to date on the latest 3D metal-printing technology.”
For more information contact Andrew Flando, email@example.com; or Brad Kuvin, editor, 3D Metal Printing, firstname.lastname@example.org.