October 4 is MFG Day!

October 2, 2019

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October 4 is MFG DAY!
This Friday, October 4, means one thing: Manufacturing Day. Held annually, and with events continuing throughout the month, MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.

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Transform Your Organization's Talent Now
To reap the benefits of Additive Manufacturing, you need to have employees in place who understand the process and how to make it work. ASME's Design for Additive Manufacturing with Metals course provides the practical knowledge and the necessary tools to integrate this new technology into your manufacturing process.

3DMP Webinar: Selecting Parts for AM
Get the lowdown on part types, features and geometries for additive manufacturing (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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New Technology Promises Affordable, Straightforward, Process to Produce Metal Parts
At formnext this November in Frankfurt, Germany, One Click Metal is slated to debut a new metal AM process that reportedly involves laser welding pulverized stainless steel directly into a final shape―no de-bindering, post-sintering or other steps required.

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Rolls-Royce Selects SLM Solutions’ SLM®500 Quad-Laser Machine for Next Stage Additive Manufacturing Industrialization
Neil Mantle, Head of Additive Layer Manufacturing at Rolls-Royce said: ”We are delighted to be working with SLM Solutions and using their quad-laser machines. Rolls-Royce continues to develop our additive layer manufacturing capability to ensure we are at the forefront of advanced manufacturing.  We knew that transferring our expertise and knowledge gained from single laser machines to multi-laser platforms would require a close working relationship and SLM Solutions have provided this.”

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.

New and Improved Lattice Structures
A new class of 3D printed lattice structures designed by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reportedly combine light weight and high stiffness, and can be applied using metal and nonmetal materials. Additionally, one of the new structures displays perfectly uniform response to forces in all directions, the researchers report, while noting that the new class of structures were found to outperform the octet truss, a standard geometric lattice pattern employed in AM.

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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!

Commitment to Green AM at Sintavia
Siting its commitment to sustainable business practices, AM-part producer Sintavia has joined the Green Business Bureau (GBB). GBB membership offers a green-business certification program available for small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. As a GBB Platinum member, Sintavia participates in green workplace initiatives and sets goals to increase sustainability efforts.

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!

Industry News
Today’s News
Metal AM Parts Network Debuts in Germany
Markforged Releases Superalloy for 3D Printing
Israel's Kanfit3D Enters Joint Research Venture With Italy's Brescia University
ASTM International Advances Research for AM Standards
Stratasys-Owned Consulting Firm Launches Technology Program

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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!

Spring 2019
In This Issue
Transforming for Tomorrow—With Caution
While transformation or structural change certainly is not new to manufacturing, the latest forces at work appear to be ushering in transformation at an all-time quick pace. Industry 4.0 and its digital manufacturing and AM components, along with advanced quality-assurance programs built on computer vision and maintenance programs built on Internet of Things applications, are just a few examples of this transformation.

How Sustainable Is 3D Printing?
AM has a role to play in meeting a number of global challenges. Let’s look at just one, sustainability, and see where AM helps. Two facts immediately come to mind: AM reduces material waste as compared to traditional manufacturing processes, and print on demand reduces the need for transportation and related infrastructure.

Coming in the Fall 2019 Issue
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.

RPG Industries, a Tier One to the aerospace and automotive industries as well as several others, recently completed installation of its new Markforged Metal X system for 3D printing metal parts. Learn how the Tipp City, OH-based provider of precision parts uses 3D technology to exceed customer requirements.

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Industry-Related Terms: Breakout, Forming, Laser Welding, LASER, Layer, Stainless Steel
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