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October 15, 2019

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Army On Board With 3D Printed Steel Parts
Ten-hut! Metal additive manufacturing (AM) team members discuss the army’s growing use of 3D printed metal parts in the field.

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You’ll Be Seeing 2020
Protolabs’ Cool Parts Calendar is back! Flip through your very own 2020 Calendar and discover how innovative products and applications are made possible by leveraging digital manufacturing technology. Plus we’ve included holidays, industry tradeshows, and more to keep you organized and up-to-date.

3DMP Webinar: Selecting Parts for AM
Get the lowdown on part types, features and geometries for (AM) on October 30 at 2 p.m. ET, when Kyle Adams, applications engineer at SLM Solutions North America, leads a webinar presenting the steps involved with implementing a metal AM strategy.

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Vacuum Heat Treating Services for 3D Metal Printing Technologies
Solar Atmospheres provides commercial vacuum heat treating services for 3D metal printing technologies. Our vacuum furnaces can produce the critical temperature uniformity (+2°F) when needed and the vital heating and cooling data by thermocoupling parts directly.  Solar operates plants in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and California.

Mazak and Oak Ridge Partner to Further Wire Additive R&D
Mazak Corp. and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) manufacturing demonstration center in Oak Ridge, TN, have announced a cooperative research and development agreement. Working on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, ORNL and Mazak will advance the use of hot wire deposition in AM.

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8 Must-Ask Questions for Your AM Metal Powder Supplier
The right metal powders help keep your operation productive. So, don't compromise when choosing a supplier. Look for expertise, capacity and quality that match your vision for a growing operation. This free AM Metal Powder Buyers Guide has key questions to guide your conversations with metal powder suppliers.
Download now.

Visit the 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion at FABTECH
FABTECH, November 11-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, is North America’s largest sheet metal forming and fabricating event, and is expected to attract more than 48,000 attendees and 1700-plus exhibitors. FABTECH features the 3D/Additive Manufacturing pavilion in the South building, and 3D Metal Printing magazine at booth A3944.

SEF Teams With Israeli Startup
Stanley Engineered Fastening (SEF) recently teamed with Castor, an Israel-based developer of AM optimization software. For results, read on. 

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WiM Automotive South 2019 – Register Today!
The 3rd annual WiM Automotive South Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Greenville, SC. This day-long conference will include keynote presentations by industry leaders like Carrie Uhl, VP of Purchasing and Supply Chain with Magna International, an engaging panel discussion, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more!

AMUG Conference 2020 Registration Opens
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has opened online registration for its 2020 Education & Training Conference, March 22–26 in Chicago, IL. The conference, now in its 32nd year, is a users’ event for owners and operators of industrial AM technologies used for professional purposes and attracts users representing all levels of experience.

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PEAK South 2019 – Registration Now Open
Head to Greenville, SC, for the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) PEAK South Conference taking place Monday, October 28. This conference for women working in manufacturing (and the men who support them!) will offer learning and networking opportunities, including a keynote presentation, plant tours, breakout sessions led by experts, and more!

Industry News
Today’s News
BeamIT Invest in Fourth EOS Printer
Xometry Launches Xometry Finishing Service
Velo3D Announces Record Sales Growth for Q3 201
Army Ramps Up 3D Printing
University of West Florida Awarded $14.5 Million: AM Lab to Benefit

SOUTHTEC Reflects Southeast Manufacturing
Collaborate with leading manufacturing experts at SOUTHTEC, in the epicenter of Southeast manufacturing. Find ideas for new products and the latest technology to build them. Connect with like-minded professionals who can help your business thrive. Experience the power of Southeast manufacturing by attending SOUTHTEC!

Summer 2019
In This Issue
Directed Energy Deposition Advancements Meeting Demand for Large-Scale Metal AM Parts
Great is the demand for robotic directed energy deposition to create large AM components, add features and make repairs to large components, with digital manufacturing proving to be a game-changer for high-mix, low-volume structural manufacturing. However, from a manufacturing-readiness perspective, challenges inhibit wide-scale DED implementation

Wire DED for Printing Large Metal Parts
...takes a major leap forward at the new Lincoln Electric metal AM facility in Cleveland, OH. The goal: metal deposition rates exceeding 100 lb./hr., based on technology developments in materials, data analytics and automation.

Coming in the Fall 2019 Issue
All Things AM: formnext 2019—Next month, AM professionals from around the globe will converge in Frankfurt, Germany when formnext 2019, the world’s largest AM event, commences. Show organizers expect to draw nearly 30,000 visitors representing aerospace, automotive, energy, medical and more. In addition, more than 600 exhibitors representing 32 nations will be on hand to show and discuss their wares and services.

Metal AM the Newest Tool in the Shed—Learn how this Ohio-based Tier One to the aerospace and automotive industries as well as several others, uses 3D printing to stay at the leading edge of technology and exceed customer requirements.

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