Up to ten GE Catalyst components will be produced in this area. The engine’s first flight is scheduled for the end of 2019. It is the first turboprop engine in the world with almost 30% of its internal metal parts 3D printed. In Brindisi, work has already begun on three of these ten additive components. This number will continue to grow as the number of GE Additive-Concept Laser machines DMLM (Direct Metal Laser Melting) does. Continue reading “Avio Aero 3Dprints parts for the Catalyst engine for the Cessna Denali”
Miguel Fernandez-Vicente, National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (The MTC) will hold his presentation at 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.
Continue reading “Changing the design mindset with 3D Printing. Examples from the UK National Centre for AM – Presented by Miguel Fernandez-Vicente, National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (The MTC)”
Additive Manufacturing & Artificial Intelligence to transform industries & business models – Interview with Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform
Victoria Akinsowon is Marketing Manager at RP Platform, United Kingdom. Prior to joining RP Platform as Marketing Manager, she worked at the Daimler headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Victoria Akinsowon has a background in languages, having graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in French and German. Victoria Akinsowon will speak about Software Automation: The Future of Additive Manufacturing at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on Apr 17, in Geleen, The Netherlands.
What drives you?
I am driven by the desire to discover new things: we live in an era where there are endless possibilities, not least in the realm of technological innovations. I am motivated to learn more about how these new fields can enhance and improve the lives of everyone around us. Continue reading “Additive Manufacturing & Artificial Intelligence to transform industries & business models – Interview with Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform”
3D Virtual Reality to democratise design and production – Orlando Sardaro, Design8
Orlando Sardaro is the General Manager of Design8. He studied Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Technology in Delft, in the field of Innovation Management. For almost 20 years now he is actively selling and supporting 3D software to designers of all kind. He recognises that 3D printing requires different skills from both design software and designers. Today, besides being managing director of Design8 Orlando Sardaro is solidThinking distributor for the Benelux Region bringing freedom of form and generative design to designers and makers. He will speak about 3D Design at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, in The Netherlands.
What drives you?
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
3D Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Robotics, Programming Continue reading “3D Virtual Reality to democratise design and production – Orlando Sardaro, Design8”
Octobot is the first autonomous, entirely soft robot. Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics.
A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3D-printed robot — nicknamed the octobot — could pave the way for a new generation of completely soft, autonomous machines. Continue reading “Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics (Video)”
Expansion of 3D printing operations planned by UPS (United Parcel Service). They plan to expand its 3D printing service to Asia and Europe, the U.S. shipping company has told Reuters, in a bid to fully embrace and get ahead of a trend that threatens to eat away a small but lucrative part of its business.
Aside from its main package delivery service, United Parcel Service gets an undisclosed portion of its revenue from storing and shipping parts for manufactures. If those customers were to switch to 3D printing their own parts, that business would face a drastic reduction. Continue reading “Expansion of 3D printing operations planned by UPS”
You may have heard of 3D-printing pens before: devices like the 3Doodler which turn plastic filaments into a gel that hardens in the air — letting users create impressive freehand sculptures in the process. Continue reading “3D-printing pen works by recycling household plastic waste (Video)”
The next step in 3D printing could be something called mobile manufacturing. Siemens researchers in Princeton, New Jersey have developed prototype spider-like robots that can work collaboratively to print structures and surfaces, thus potentially accelerating production of large-scale, complex structures such as the fuselages of planes and the hulls of ships. Continue reading “Meet SiSpis, a new army of robot spiders equipped with artificial intelligence and 3D printing nozzles”
Freedom of design is perhaps the most important benefit of 3D printing or additive manufacturing. Where traditional supply chains evolve to supply networks the link between initial design and final supply gets more complex. Design for Supply Chain offers a solution to unlock the full potential of additive manufacturing. This structured step-by-step methodology addresses supply chain aspects in the early stage of design. It is a proven tool enabling effective decision making and maximizing smart customization opportunities.
About Marc Schrijvers Continue reading ““‘Start with the end in mind’ – Design for Supply Chain – an integral approach to develop smart products” – Presented by Marc Schrijvers, Philips Industry Consulting”
3D printing has been on the rise for some time now. Anything from plastic jewellery and car bodywork to biomaterial tissue and organs can now be printed, with industry experts continually learning about how to optimise materials, machinery, processes and procedures. Continue reading “3D Printing of Metal Vacuum Seals”