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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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
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.