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September 18, 2019

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Meet the Physicist Who’s Constructing a Lookalike 3D-Printed Lamborghini
Sterling Backus, chief scientific officer at Boulder, CO-based KM Labs, Inc., and his 11-yr.-old son enjoy playing car-racing video games so much that when his son asked Backus if they could make a Lamborghini, the physicist answered, “Sure.” See how he’s doing it using 3D-printed parts.

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Design Guide: Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Considering metal 3D printing for your next project? Our comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to build quality, production-grade parts, including how to select the right material, design for the technology, and enhance parts with post-processes like machining and heat treatment. In addition, Protolabs DMLS service is now AS9100 certified.
Download free guide now!

Report: AM Shift Presents Opportunities and Pitfalls
As 3D printing shifts from low-volume production to full-scale digital manufacturing, a new report considers additive manufacturing (AM) opportunities, pitfalls and its Industry 4.0 role.

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View Now: Webinar on Streamlining Manufacturing for Medical Implants
 nTopology, a New York, NY-based developer of advance manufacturing solutions using its nTop Platform software, has available for viewing on its website a new webinar: Streamlining Manufacturing for Medical Implants, featuring Renishaw plc and Irish Manufacturing Research.

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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!

AM Takes Major Leap Forward at Lincoln Electric
Known for its welding and metallurgy expertise, Lincoln Electric shows its commitment to large-scale AM through a collaborative agreement with a Department of Energy research and development center, the acquisition of a custom tooling/fixtures manufacturer and a newly opened metal AM facility.

MSC Software and MIG Accelerate AM With Microstructure Simulation
MSC Software Corp. has announced a research collaboration with the Materials Innovation Guild (MIG) at the University of Louisville to advance AM techniques for high-performance and high-reliability applications.

WESTEC 2019: The Leading West Coast Manufacturing Event
Connect with leading additive manufacturers at WESTEC 2019, Sept. 24-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center. New this year is an Additive Manufacturing Exhibit Pavilion, a dedicated space for evaluating additive manufacturing and 3D printing as well as a full-day Additive Manufacturing Seminar (registration required)!
Register for free show floor pass.

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show Highlights AM and Industry 4.0
Canada’s largest trade show and conference for advanced manufacturing, the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), returns to Toronto, September 30 to October 3, and will feature a keynote presentation: Additive Manufacturing as an Enabler of Inudstry 4.0. Presenting is Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal.

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!

See AM and 3DMP at FABTECH in Chicago
...at McCormick Place, November 11-14. With more than 48,000 attendees and 1700-plus exhibitors expected, the sheetmetal forming and fabricating event also features the 3D/Additive Manufacturing pavilion in the South building, and 3D Metal Printing magazine at booth A3944. AM exhibitors include Altair Engineering, Baker Industries, Desktop Metal, ExOne, Markforged, MSC Software, Quintus Technologies, Xometry and many more. The FABTECH website provides a full updated exhibitor list as well as event details and registration.

Industry News
Today’s News
GE Additive Inaugurates New Facility in Germany
Industry Movers & Shakers
Technical School Receives $25 Million Award to Bring Cold Spray 3D Printing to the Battlefield
Additive Manufacturing System Makes Possible Secured Electronics for Defense Agencies

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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
New Machine, Focus on Titanium Spur Machine Shop’s Evolution
Israeli machining company continues to add new technology to meet aerospace needs and explore new markets.

AM Tooling Key to Hot Stamping Success
As the automotive industry increasingly adopts hot stamping, opportunities grow for AM tooling.

Coming in the Fall 2019 Issue
Previews of FABTECH (November 11-14 in Chicago, IL), including the 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion; and formnext (November 19-22 in Frankfurt, Germany).

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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  • Indoor/outdoor drone videography
  • Photography; and more
Request a quote today—e-mail Brad Kuvin.

Industry-Related Terms: Breakout, Center, Download, Forming, LASER
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