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January 2, 2020

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WATCH: Volkswagen and HP Move Toward Mass Production of AM Parts
Volkswagen manufacturing heads discuss company efforts to mass produce metal additive manufactured cosmetic, functional and structural parts.

ASME’s Advanced Manufacturing & Repair for Gas Turbines Symposium Brings Together the Who’s Who of This Specialty User Group
The Advanced Manufacturing & Repair for Gas Turbines event is dedicated to advanced manufacturing for gas turbines and promises to reveal successful best practices and new technologies to improve efficiencies and reduce maintenance costs. Join us to learn, share and build relationships when the full supply chain of companies involved with advanced manufacturing for gas turbines come together in March.

Fabrisonic's Embedded-in-AM Capability Key to NASA Project
Fabrisonic LLC recently collaborated with Luna Innovations on a project for NASA to gather data in cryogenic fuel pipes for rocket test stands at NASA Stennis Space Center. NASA sought data on pressure and temperature gradients inside of the fuel piping to better understand engine behavior.

Sintavia Promotes Green Through Initiative and TEDx Talk
Sintavia, LLC, has launched the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a non-commercial, unaffiliated organization open to any AM company that meets certain criteria relating to sustainability of production, while its CEO delivered a TEDx Talk on the environmental benefits of AM.

Optomec Selected for NASA Mission
Optomec, Inc., an Albuquerque, NM-based supplier of AM equipment and software, has announced that its Lens directed energy deposition (DED) metal 3D printing system will be used to print bi-metallic rocket engine parts are scheduled to go to the moon in 2024 as part of a NASA grant. 

You Are the Next Generation of AM Engineers
Revenue from 3D printing is expected to nearly double by 2020. That means employers and managers are looking for a well-trained and skilled workforce to integrate this technology into their workplace. With the help of ASME, that will be you. Enter code: DFAMINTRO

Free Webinar: Simplify Your Metal Additive Manufacturing Workflow
Metal 3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing process. However, did you know there is a critical step that most people overlook? 3D Systems experts explain why this gap exists and what you can do about it.

Register for AMUG, the Signature North American AM Users Event
Registration now for the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) 2020 Education & Training Conference, March 22–26 in Chicago, IL. The conference, set for its 32nd year, targets owners and operators of industrial AM technologies used for professional purposes, and attracts users all along the experience spectrum.

Industry News
Today’s News
Solar Atmospheres Adds Machining Capacity
European Commission Announces New Funding for AM Experiments
Toyota Canada Helps Drive Innovation With $2.1 Million Donation

Fall 2019
In This Issue
Tackling a Mountain of AM Challenges in The Rockies
New additive manufacturing education programs and a high-powered consortium position Colorado School of Mines as a 3D printing teaching and research leader.

Automated Calibration Optimizes Multi-Laser System Performance
More lasers in a 3D metal printing setup can increase processing speed, but also can introduce complications distinct from those of printing with a single laser. These include scan-field alignment, the thermal state of the AM system, laser utilization and soot management.

Coming in 3DMP's Winter 2020 Issue
  • How software developers have stepped up to deliver design, simulation and quality-control products for AM. Here’s the latest.
  • Research advancements make possible manufacturing aluminum alloys with 3D printing.
  • Show Previews: Rapid+TCT, AMUG and AeroDef.
  • The largest-ever forrmnext event thrilled attendees with loads of metal AM innovation. Here’s what we saw.

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