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Demand for 3D Printers and Related Technology

Friday, January 03, 2014
 
…is projected to increase by 21 percent per year, to $5 billion in 2017, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, OH. The study includes projected demand for the printers as well as for related materials, scanners and software. Noteworthy: while plastics will continue to account for the majority of 3D printing applications, faster growth is projected for metals, in markets such as automotive and aerospace. More at www.freedoniagroup.com/.

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Friday, January 03, 2014
 
Wiegel Tool Works, Wood Dale, IL, promoted Jack Schubert from toolroom manager to plant manager; and Daniel Kubasak from tool and die maker to toolroom manager; www.wiegeltoolworks.com/.

Tella Tool & Manufacturing Co., Lombard, IL, named Ben Holl customer service supervisor; Allison Johnson customer service representative; Matt Rodde fabrication estimator; Karen Hanks and Lynn Bierhaus quality inspectors; Doug Dinh CMM programmer; and Rich Wagy plant manager; www.tellatool.com/.


Punching-Tonnage App Features Three New Calculators

Thursday, January 02, 2014
 
American Punch Co., Cleveland, OH, has updated its mobile app used to determine the proper tonnage required to punch mild steel. The new app features three new calculators—a Die Clearance Calculator, Diagonals Calculator and Inch-Decimal-Metric Conversion Calculator. The app is a free download in the App Store and Google Play; www.americanpunchco.com/.

 

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