AM Best Leveraged Via Digital Factories

February 6, 2019

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AM Best Leveraged Via Digital Factories
That’s the conclusion of Vyomesh Joshi, CEO and president of 3D Systems, in an exclusive 3D Metal Printing editorial offering a look at pathways for successful adoption of additive manufacturing (AM).

“Digital factories augment, rather than replace, traditional manufacturing,” he writes. “We see this in digital part designs that create strong value propositions, reducing the overall time-to-market with the right material combinations and 3D printers. Establishment of digital workflows enables manufacturers to create more shapes in more ways, for applications such as medical devices and complex aerospace structures.”

Desktop Printer Unveiled, Processes Commercial Welding Wire
Watch AddiTec’s new desktop μPrinter create solid metal parts using its laser wire deposition process.

2019 AMUG Conference
The AMUG Conference provides a unique additive manufacturing (AM) training and education experience. Designed to facilitate information exchange between AM users, the conference brings together individuals of all experience levels that wish to do more with AM. What makes the AMUG Conference particularly unique is the openness of attendees and their willingness to share. The AMUG Conference runs from March 31 to April 4, 2019. For information and links to registration, visit www.amug.com.

Growing Up: How 3D Printing Has Come of Age
We’ve seen AM advance before our eyes. Only a few short years ago, the technology seemingly grabbed headlines mainly for eccentricities and crazy claims. But today, AM is adulting. Read an overview of the advancements, both metal and nonmetal, that have pivoted the industry toward maturity.

Industry News
Today’s News
TCT Announces Call for Papers
Precision Metalforming Association Appoints David Klotz as President
BAE Systems Selects Simufact Additive for Simulation of Metal AM
Virginia to Gain Advanced Manufacturing Facility

In This Issue
Designing for Additive Manufacturing Brings With It Design Freedom
AM has enabled a paradigm shift in design practices. Designers can base their designs purely on functional requirements of the application without worrying about process constraints.

Production Metal AM Becoming a Reality
Today, we sit at the precipice of another leap forward in metal AM: volume production.

RAPID + TCT 2019 - See the Latest 3D Technologies
Known worldwide as North America’s most important additive manufacturing event, RAPID + TCT is where the entire community convenes to share what’s new and solve their toughest manufacturing challenges. See the latest 3D technologies from 350+ exhibitors, learn real-world additive manufacturing solutions from industry experts, and network with 6,000+ attendees.

Coming in the Winter 2019 Issue
AMUG Preview—North America’s largest AM users-group meeting takes kicks off March 31 in Chicago, IL. Find out what’s on tap.

Ford Is on Board—With its Advanced Manufacturing Center in Michigan, the Big Three automaker hopes to grow its 3D printing capabilities for support and production. A first look reveals that Ford is well on its way.

Industry-Related Terms: Center, LASER
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms



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