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AARK Engineering 3D-Prints Dummy for Automotive Passenger Tests

ARRK Engineering’s prototyping division recently developed a 3D-printed dummy designed to help automotive manufacturers test passenger thermal comfort and environmental conditions in cars.

Siemens Reports ‘Impressive Results’ from 3D-Printed Gas Turbine Technology

Siemens, which installed the world’s first 3D-printer burner for the 32.8-MW SGT-7000 gas turbine at E.ON’s combined cycle power plant

ETH Zürich Develops Bioinspired 3D-Printed Recyclable Materials

Researchers at ETH Zürich have developed a bioinspired approach to 3D print recyclable materials using cheap desktop printers that outperform state-of-the-art printed polymers and rival the highest performance lightweight materials.

3D-Printed Spare Parts in Rail Service Center Reduces Costs with Shorter Repair Timeframes

Siemens has opened its first “digital maintenance center” in Dortmund-Eving, Germany using Stratasys fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers.

3D-Printed, Customized Tracheal Splints Restore Breathing of 7-Month Baby

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has performed Georgia’s first-ever procedure to place 3D printed tracheal splints in a pediatric patient.

Kaiser Aluminum Acquires AM Manufacturer Imperial Machine Tool

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation has announced the acquisition of additive manufacturing and machining firm Imperial Machine & Tool Co. of Columbia, New Jersey.

Studio Plott’s 3D-Printed Polyamide Rugs Showcased at London Design Festival

Dutch design studio Studio Plott showcased 3D printed polyamide rugs in a variety of triangular-type shapes at the London Design Festival September 15-23.

ASTM Funding Development of Standards for AM Industry

ASTM International has announced its first round of funding to support the development of standards for the additive manufacturing industry.

Design Students Create 3D-Printed Pink Prosthetic Breasts for Cancer Survivors

Boost is radically rethinking the design of breast prostheses and has come up with something that could give pleasure to wearers.

GE Developing AM for Locomotive Technology

GE is building on its experience with the aviation business over the past six years to develop additive manufacturing as a means to reduce the time needed to produce components.

India’s first ISO 13485 approved 3D metal implant provider

India’s first ISO 13485 approved 3D metal implant provider Incredible AM Pvt Ltd, based near Pune, has achieved the important milestone of ISO 13485 approval to supply medical devices. The facility layout is already approved by the Indian FDA, and […]

The Latest in 3D Printing

3D print material, E-RigidForm was used by our builders to 3D print the chain in a single piece on an Xede 3SP 3D printer, which offers a build area of 18 x 18 x 18 inches.

Medical Imagery Meets 3D Printing

Medical modeling company Trinota uses EnvisionTEC’s technology

Jewelry Manufacturer Upgrades to EnvisionTEC 3D Printers for Quality Results

Chandlers Manufacturing Jewellers PTY Ltd (Chandlers) is situated at the pivot building, Monte Casino Boulevard, Johannesburg, South Africa. The business has been operating for more than 25 years and during the past decade has grown to a staff of 40+ individuals.

Let Us Print Your Part

At EnvisionTEC, we aren’t new to this 3D printing thing. And we aren’t re-inventing it either. EnvisionTEC’s leaders have been on the front lines of the additive movement — actually inventing and developing the field since its infancy. And it shows.

Stop by and Learn Onsite

This year, visit us at upcoming shows and events: Our team of experts are live onsite at IMTS 2018 in booth #432405 at the McCormick Place complex this week.

The Digital Dentistry Technology Impact

EnvisonTEC’s customer, Anthony M. Puntillo D.D.S., M.S.D. was recently interviewed regarding the technology he’s incorporating into his practice.

The international magazine for metal AM

Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine brings together news and exclusive articles on technical and commercial developments in the industry. It is published quarterly in both print (ISSN 2057-3014) and digital (ISSN 2055-7183) formats.

Registration is now open for TCT Show 2018 @ NEC, 25th–27th September

TCT Show is a world-leading design-to-manufacturing event delivering business-critical insights on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection as well as conventional manufacturing processes such as moulding, casting and CNC machining.

Discover the Fifth Wave: Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing is revolutionizing how parts are designed and produced, offering solutions that were impossible just a few years ago.

Additive Manufacturing – A Metallurgical Perspective

As with any other manufacturing process, different materials provide different benefits for particular applications.

BASF highlights potential of Ultrafuse 316LX in PIM International exclusive

BASF SE’s Catamold® feedstock is synonymous with the high-volume production of components by Metal Injection Moulding (MIM)

Johnson & Johnson acquires metal AM implant manufacturer Emerging Implant Technologies

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, through its subsidiary Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH, Norderstedt, Germany, has acquired Emerging Implant Technologies GmbH (EIT)

Additive Manufacturing Forum set for March 2019

The third Additive Manufacturing Forum, organised by IPM AG, Germany’s Institute for Production Management, will take place in Berlin, Germany, from March 14-15, 2019.

EOS M 300-4 metal Additive Manufacturing system unveiled at IMTS

EOS, Krailling, Germany, has unveiled its new EOS M 300-4 system, the first in the EOS M 300 Series for digital industrial Additive Manufacturing and previewed by Metal AM magazine during the exclusive EOS Technology Days in July 2018.

Ingersoll Rand turns to PostProcess for aerodynamic surface finishing

In a new case study, PostProcess Technologies, Buffalo, New York, USA, reports that its automated surface finishing technology has delivered excellent surface finish standards and replicable results…

Aerospace parts bureau commissions custom Sciaky EBAM system

FAMAero, Fenton, Michigan, USA, a privately-owned bureau specialising in metal additively manufactured parts, has commissioned a custom Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) system from Sciaky, Inc.,

MIM2019 abstract submission deadline draws near

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for presentations at MIM2019: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, is September 28, 2018.

3D Printing Post-Processing Conference & AM Integrated Factory Conference set for December

The half-day 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference and AM Integrated Factory Conference, organised by Jakajima B.V., will be held at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands, on December 4, 2018.

Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Conference issues Call for Presentations

The 2019 Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Conference (PMTi2019) has issued a Call for Papers for presentation at its first USA-based event.

Xaar to Present Latest Performance Enhancing Printhead Technology for 3d Printing

Xaar is inviting visitors to see the latest in printhead technology on stand J21 at this year’s TCT Show, September 25-27 at the NEC in Birmingham. There they can learn how innovations such as Xaar’s High Laydown Technology and our partnerships with industry leading companies help integrators and machine producers to get ahead in 3D Printing.

EOS and Siemens strengthen partnership for Additive Manufacturing

EOS, based in Krailling, Germany, has strengthened its partnership with Siemens AG, Munich, Germany, for the acceleration of Additive Manufacturing technology development and its application.

GKN Powder Metallurgy continues to drive series production of metal AM components with HP partnership

GKN Powder Metallurgy’s recently announced strategic collaboration with HP Inc. will see the company become the first to deploy the newly-launched HP Metal Jet, HP’s first metal Additive Manufacturing system, into its factories for the production of functional metal parts for automotive and industrial applications.

DNV GL launches approval of manufacturer scheme for maritime Additive Manufacturing

Classification society DNV GL, Oslo, Norway, has released what it states is the first approval of manufacturer (AoM) scheme for companies wishing to supply additively manufactured products for the maritime industry that comply with the DNV GL rules and standards.

Sintavia announces further expansion to its metal Additive Manufacturing capacity

Following a recent announcement in which it stated that it had added two industrial-scale metal Additive Manufacturing systems to its fleet of in-house production equipment, Sintavia, LLC, Davie, Florida, USA, states that it has added a further two machines.

Guyson to launch new ATEX blast cabinet systems

Industrial finishing equipment manufacturer Guyson International, Skipton, UK, will showcase its new Euroblast® Ex range of blast systems at TCT Show 2018, Birmingham, UK, September 25-27, 2018.

Read the September 2018 issue of PIM International online today

The September 2018 issue of Powder Injection Moulding International has been released and is now available to read for free in our online viewer or download in pdf format.

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions launch DMP Factory 500

3D Systems, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, and Georg Fischer AG’s GF Machining Solutions, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, have launched their first joint Additive Manufacturing solution, the DMP Factory 500.

Optomec launches new large-format metal AM system with hybrid machining

Optomec, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, has announced the launch of its LENS 860 Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere (CA) System at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018.

GKN Aerospace wins contract for Additive Manufacturing of rocket engine turbines

GKN Aerospace Sweden AB has been awarded a development and manufacturing contract by ArianeGroup, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

HP Metal Jet: HP launches its first metal Additive Manufacturing system

HP Inc., has launched HP Metal Jet, the company’s first metal Additive Manufacturing system, at this years International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The Barnes Group Advisors and Purdue University to offer online Additive Manufacturing Certificate

Purdue University’s College of Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, will offer an Additive Manufacturing Certificate through its Purdue Online Learning service beginning in early 2019.

Formnext reports exhibition ‘full to capacity’

The organiser of Formnext 2018, set to run in Frankfurt, Germany, from November 13-16, 2018, has announced that the two levels of the exhibition Hall 3 are now full to capacity.

Gevorkyan adds post-processing and automation capabilities, plans to invest in metal AM

Gevorkyan s.r.o., a family-owned business based in Vlkanová, Slovakia, was established more than twenty years ago by military aircraft engineer Artur Gevorkyan.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory acquires BeAM Modulo 400 metal Additive Manufacturing machine

BeAM, headquartered in Strasbourg, France, and with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and Singapore, has announced the sale of a Modulo 400 Directed Energy Deposition (DED)

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas announces minority investment in Sintavia

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA), New York, USA, the largest subsidiary of Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, has made a minority investment in metal additive manufacturer Sintavia, LLC, Davie, Florida, USA.

Desktop Metal introduces Studio System+ and Studio Fleet for metal Additive Manufacturing

Desktop Metal, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA, has added a new metal Additive Manufacturing system to its offering.

Metalysis begins production with first industrial-scale metal powder plant

Metalysis Ltd., Rotheram, South Yorkshire, UK, has launched its first commercial metal alloy powder production plant at its facility in Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, UK.

FLIR Systems’ new equipment for NDT and stress mapping of advanced materials

FLIR Systems, headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA, has launched its FLIR A6750sc SLS thermal imaging camera range for the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of advanced materials.

Link3D launches its Production Planning System for optimisation of Additive Manufacturing workflows

Link3D, New York, New York, USA, has introduced its Link3D Production Planning System (PPS), powered by Advanced Build Simulation and machine connectivity.

Collision-free swimming with ultrasound

By means of ultrasound, dolphins and pilot whales are able to find their way even in dark and murky waters using their natural echo sounder. Submarines also use ultrasound technology for locating purposes.

Researchers overcome color limitations in 3D powder sintering

In recent years, selective powder sintering for 3D printing has taken off as an increasingly affordable solution for manufacturing made-to-order elements of almost any shape or geometry, impacting multiple sectors of industry.

Stryker’s Pre-Clinical Animal Trials Show Bone In-Growth for 3D-Printed Tritanium® Cages

Stryker’s Spine division has announced the publication of a pre-clinical animal study comparing the performance of spinal implants made from a variety of materials

MultiMechanics & Fortify Partner to Make Composite 3D Printing More Predictable

MultiMechanics and Fortify have announced a strategic partnership to improve the predictability of composite 3D printing.

Digitization Changing the Economics of Manufacturing

The Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to gain traction and is completely changing the economics of manufacturing, for those willing to embrace the change.

3D-Printed ‘Smart’ Machine Components Alert Users to Damage

researchers at the United Technologies Research Center and UConn have developed ‘smart’ machine components that alert users when they are worn or damaged

3DBear App Helps Children Design 3D-Printable Toys in Augmented Reality

Finland’s 3DBear startup created the 3DBear app to enable children to design their own 3D-printable toys in augmented reality.

Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government

AI device identifies objects at the speed of light

A team of UCLA electrical and computer engineers has created a physical artificial neural network — a device modeled on how the human brain works

Bioprinting in space

The physical exploration of space began in the 1950s with the race between the Soviet Union and the United States for who could take those weightless first steps.

Markforged Metal X Launches at HK3D in the UK

The Markforged Metal X has arrived at Rugby-based HK3d in the UK.

3D-Printed Lithium-Ion Batteries Yield Fourfold Increase in Capacity

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has vastly improved the capacity and charge-discharge rates for lithium-ion batteries by 3D-printing the microlattice structure.

ETH Zurich Constructing World’s First House to Use 3D Sand Printed Formwork

Researchers at ETH Zurich are moving forward rapidly on construction of the DFAB House, the world’s first full-scale architectural project to use 3D sand printing for its formwork.

Shining 3D Partners with AGE Solutions to Integrate Maestro 3D Ortho Studio

SHINING 3D from the 3D digitizing and 3D printing industry, has announced its new partnership with AGE Solutions -a professional dental design software solution provider

Reebok & BASF Create High-Rebound Outsole on Liquid Speed Shoe

Reebok worked with BASF on the formulation of a urethane-based liquid that could be drawn on to create an outsole that melds with the lacing on its Liquid Speed shoe. Comfort is key in running shoes, where performance depends largely on how comfortably the shoe fits.

Fiber lasers: unique tools for automotive & aerospace manufacturing

Automotive and aerospace manufacturers are increasingly turning to fiber lasers to resolve their manufacturing challenges.

3D metal printing at micrometer scale

The FluidFM μ3Dprinter, developed by Cytosurge AG, directly prints microscopic and submicroscopic complex metal structures at room temperature

3D printing the next generation of batteries

Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3-D printing, can be used to manufacture porous electrodes for lithium-ion batteries

France’s Arkema Launches New 3D Printing Center of Excellence in PA

Arkema, a France-based chemicals company, has opened a new 3D Printing Centre of Excellence at its Sartomer Exton, PA facility.

Materialise 3D-Prints Life-Size Lier Mammoth Skeleton

Materialise is creating a complete life-size replica of the Lier Mammoth that will go on display in the city of Lier, where the original was discovered in 1869.

Novel 3D-Printing Technology to Print Sensor Electronics on Skin

A new 3D printing technology can print electronics in skin to provide chemical sensors for soldiers in combat zones and new treatments for skin disorders.

3D-Printed Bioscaffolds to Regrow Nerve Cells

Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada have developed tiny 3D printed scaffolds that can guide the regrowth of nerve cells

Inside 3D Printing Mumbai 2018 to Feature Top Industry Experts December 19-20

Inside 3D Printing Mumbai 2018 is India’s premium exhibition on 3D printing technologies and will feature two days of conference sessions led by top industry experts.

3D Printing Metal & Synthetic Organs

From prototyping and sampling for consumer goods and electronics, to industrial and medical and dental market applications, 3D printing is proving a practical, clean part of the product design and production cycle.

Jury says Markforged did not infringe Desktop Metal’s 3D printing patents

A federal jury on Friday found metal 3D printing systems maker Markforged Inc did not infringe two patents held by rival Desktop Metal Inc, delivering a verdict that could determine leadership in the nascent market for the companies’ products.

Will bioprinting be an alternative to organ transplantation?

Bioprinting has emerged during the last years as a promising technology for creating living tissues to regenerate injuries and organs.

BASF and Materialise strengthen cooperation

BASF is expanding its cooperation with Materialise, a leading supplier of 3D printing technologies. At the same time, BASF has agreed to invest US$25 million in the Belgian company, which is headquartered in Leuven.

GE Additive Welcomes Carpenter Technology Corporation to Manufacturing Partner Network

GE Additive has announced that Carpenter Technology Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become one of the first companies to join its newly-launched Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN). Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

3D Printer Manufacturer Mass Portal Announces New Leadership and Reorganization of Software Business

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New generation of the flagship Sinterit Lisa SLS printer

For more than three years on the market, Sinterit Lisa has gained the reputation of being the only desktop SLS , able to print complex and precise prints with the same quality as big and expensive SLS machines. Now things are going to be even better. Starting July 2018, Sinterit is launching a new generation of Lisa.

Arevo 3D-Printed Bikes Can Be Produced Locally in the Future

Arevo is 3D printing samples of its first generation of bikes by using a robot that makes it possible to make bikes locally–perhaps even in the shop itself, on demand–at roughly the same cost.

University of New Brunswick selects GE Additive Concept Laser M2 machine

GE Additive has announced that the University of New Brunswick has selected a Concept Laser M2 cusing metal laser machine, with its commercialization partner Custom Fabricators

Singapore Signs Agreements with Airbus & Rolls Royce to Develop 3D-Printed Parts for Testing

Singapore has signed agreements with Airbus and Rolls-Royce to leverage data analytics and digital technology to support new tanker aircraft that will enter service this year.

Norsk Titanium & SpiritAerosystems Start Qualification of 3D-Printed Titanium Part for Boeing 787

Norwegian additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium and Spirit AeroSystems have reached an agreement to initiate qualification of Spirit’s first 3D printed, titanium structural component for the Boeing 787.

USAF Using 3D-Printed $300 Toilet Covers on Vietnam-Era Planes Versus $10,000 Customized Lids

Until recently, the U.S. Air Force paid about $10,000 each to replace toilet seat covers on the C-5 Galaxy, a Vietnam-era military cargo plane that is still in service, at least three times and as recently as last year.

3D-Printing Technology Helping to Restore Afghan Heritage Sites Destroyed by Terrorists

Restoration projects under UNESCO plan is to reconstruct Buddhist statues desecrated by terrorists in Afghanistan by using laser scanning and 3D printing. While scanners and printers help rebuild, there was once also a major role for 3D projection systems.

BASF Announces $25 Million USD Investment in Materialise

BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer has announced a major investment in the Belgian-headquartered Materialise, a supplier of 3D printing technologies. Reportedly, the pair are specifically focusing on applications in the consumer goods sector and in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Optimizing materials and software for 3D printing

Ludwigshafen/Germany, Leuven/Belgium – July 19, 2018 – BASF is expanding its cooperation with Materialise, a leading supplier of 3D printing technologies. At the same time, BASF has agreed to invest US$25 million in the Belgian company, which is headquartered in Leuven.

Curtiss-Wright Collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh on DOE Research Award

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology study at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering to include Curtiss-Wright as a corporate partner

SME, Stratasys Announce Skills USA Additive Mfg Contest Winners

SME and Stratasys Ltd. announced the winners of this year’s additive manufacturing student competition held at the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

3D Systems Launches E-Commerce Site for FabPro Industrial 3D Printer

3D Systems, has launched an e-commerce site for its new FabPro 1000 entry-level industrial 3D printer. The entry-level 3D printer from 3D Systems combines smooth surface quality, accelerated throughput and a straightforward user interface.

3D-Printed Manicure Nails Available Via Subscription Service Online was launched to sell 3D-printed manicures with custom-fit, ready-to-wear nails. The customer accesses the website via app and measures her hand with photos which the company translates into a 3D printing model.

GE Additive Launches Manufacturing Partner Network to Address AM Challenges

GE Additive has launched its Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN) at the Farnborough International Airshow, where Burloak Technologies, Carpenter and Protolabs were announced as the first members.

EOS & Z3DFAB Partner to Build AM Innovation Center in Korea

EOS and Z3DFAB, an industrial metal 3D printing specialist, have signed an agreement to build an additive manufacturing innovation center in Korea.

Triumph Group selects GE Additive to help accelerate its additive journey

GE Additive today announced that aerospace industry leader, Triumph Group (NYSE:TGI) has selected two of its systems, as well as a range of AddWorksTM consultancy service packages, to help further its additive manufacturing strategy.

Burloak Technologies Joins GE Additive Manufacturing Partner Network

Munich, Germany/ Farnborough, UK – GE Additive has announced that Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become one of the first companies to join its newly-launched Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN). Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

Announcement of 3d printing joint investment

Cambridge 12th July 2018.Xaar PLC is pleased to announce today that it will invest with Stratasys, a global leader in additive manufacturing,in a newly formed company, Xaar 3D Limited, to develop 3D printing solutions based on High Speed Sintering technologies.

3D printing joint investment

Xaar PLC is pleased to announce today that it will invest with Stratasys, a global leader in additive manufacturing, in a newly formed company

Oerlikon and Lufthansa Technik to jointly accelerate additive manufacturing processes and standards

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL), a leading technology and engineering group, and Lufthansa Technik, a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for civil aircraft, engines and components

From Singapore to the world: 3D printed toilets and next-gen water treatment membranes

SINGAPORE — If scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) had their way, toilets in Singapore and abroad would be built more cheaply and rapidly using 3D printing.

Renishaw to demonstrate its latest additive manufacturing solutions at IMTS

At the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), global engineering technologies company Renishaw will exhibit its additive manufacturing software and systems from a dedicated booth, in addition to its booth focused on metrology products.

NUS builds new 3D printing capabilities, paving the way for construction innovations

NUS Construction 3D Printing Programme aims to transform construction with novel building designs and materials

Renishaw improves consistency in additive manufacturing

To allow additive manufacturing (AM) users a greater understanding of their processes, Renishaw has developed new process monitoring software, InfiniAM Spectral, for use on Renishaw systems.

BASF acquires two manufacturers of 3D printing materials

Ludwigshafen, Germany – July 4, 2018 – BASF New Business GmbH (BNB) has acquired all the shares of Advanc3D Materials GmbH in Hamburg and Setup Performance SAS in Lyon.

Becoming Miss South Africa with 3D printed fashion

For fashion designers, all of the beauty contests are important, especially when it comes to the Miss Pageants. The apparel may help or squander the chances to win the competition. It is the story of how SLS 3D printing technology helped Ciska Barnard, the Bambshell® Swimwear designer create the unique collection for the Miss South Africa finalists.

America Makes and ANSI Publish Version 2.0 of Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing

America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) today announced the publication of their Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing.

NCMS Investing in Additive Manufacturing: NCMS to Open New Manufacturing Center in Maryland

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is pleased to announce plans to establish a new manufacturing innovation center in Harford County, Maryland.

This furniture is 3D printed using recycled plastic bags

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HP and Siemens expand opportunities for 3D design and additive manufacturing innovation

Today at Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2018, one of the largest events for Siemens’ PLM software users, HP Inc. and Siemens expanded their longstanding collaboration to enable even more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens PLM software to change the way users can design and manufacture with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.

Leading MIM furnace manufacturer reports strong demand from the metal AM sector

Leading Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) furnace manufacturer Elnik Systems LLC, Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA, is reporting strong sales growth to the metal Additive Manufacturing industry. The company specialises in laboratory and production scale vacuum debinding and sintering furnaces

Additive Industries expands market reach with Spanish agency agreement

Additive Industries, the Netherlands, has signed an agency agreement with Análisis y Simulación, Miñano, Spain, a supplier of software solutions for product development and Additive Manufacturing solutions.

Siemens additively manufactures its first metal replacement part for industrial steam turbine

Siemens reports that it has produced its first metal additively manufactured replacement part for an industrial steam turbine, reducing lead time by as much as 40%. The parts produced are two oil sealing rings, used to keep oil separated from steam inside the steam turbine using pressurised air.

China’s MTI receives enterprise award and certification of its cobalt dental alloys

Since its establishment in 2014, Material Technology Innovations Co., Ltd (MTI), Guangzhou, China, reports that it has seen ongoing growth in the Additive Manufacturing sector. The company manufactures metal powders for Additive Manufacturing, thermal spray and Metal Injection Moulding applications and currently operates out of a 1,200 m2 facility equipped with gas and water atomisation systems.

Metal Additive Manufacturing enables development of automated suturing devices

UK-based medical research company Sutrue has successfully developed and patented two new automated suturing devices featuring metal additively manufactured components. The two devices – a handheld suturing device and an endoscopic/robotic suturing device – are the product of more than eight years of development between Sutrue and Richard Trimlett

HP aims at partnering with Indian govt to push 3d printing solutions

Global printing and PC major HP is seriously looking at partnering with the Indian government to push its 3D printing solutions in the domestic manufacturing and prototyping market that has the potential to grow exponentially in the coming years.

3D Printing – the End of Aluminium Casting?

A new technology makes 3D metal printing possible for mass production. According to “SPEE3D” the new “Supersonic 3D Deposition” technology is able to print metal parts in a fraction of the time and cost of other 3D printers. The system can use aluminium and copper powder.

Rapid Casting for Shorter Delivery Times of Prototypes

By printing prototypes in 3D with sand, a foundry reduces delivery times from at least two months to around ten working days. This process is called Rapid Casting.

VDMA 4th Additive Manufacturing Symposium

Digital Factory and fully interlinked process worlds of Industry 4.0 are the main themes of HANNOVER MESSE 2018. “Therefore, the fair offers the perfect background for a discussion on additive process chains in mechanical engineering. After all, the processes of additive manufacturing are digital at their core,” explains Rainer Gebhardt, the responsible project manager of the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA.

Siemens launches network to accelerate 3D printing in global manufacturing

Siemens (Munich, Germany) announced April 23 the launch of Additive Manufacturing Network, a new online collaborative platform designed to bring on-demand design and engineering expertise, knowledge, digital tools and production capacity for industrial 3D printing to the global manufacturing industry.

Stratasys Ltd. spins off its powder-bed 3-D printing technology

Eden Prairie-based Stratasys Ltd has spun off its small, powder-based 3-D printing operation into a new independent company called Vulcan Labs Inc., officials announced Tuesday.

Oerlikon to Supply Metal Powders for Farsoon Additive Manufacturing Systems

Oerlikon signed a long-term collaboration agreement with Farsoon Technologies to supply qualified Oerlikon AM metal powders for Farsoon AM systems.

Wipro launches additive manufacturing solution centre

The facility, a-first-of-its kind, was inaugurated by Wipro Chairman, Azim Premji. The company said the solution centre has all capabilities including leading edge build technology, post-processing, research, characterisation and validation facilities.

Wipro launches experience center for metal in Bengaluru

New Delhi [India], Mar 14 (ANI): Wipro3D, the additive manufacturing (AM) business unit of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering launches a-first-of-its kind, state-of-the-art solution and experience center for metal 3D printing in Bengaluru.

DiManEx partners with Wipro to offer Distributed Manufacturing Services

Utrecht, the Netherlands – March 13, 2018: DiManEx, a cloud-based, end-to-end service provider for distributed 3D manufacturing, today announced a strategic partnership with Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company.

Materialise to expand biz in Indian automotive 3D printing market

Belgium-based 3D Printing software solution provider Materialise is gearing up to expand its business in the Indian automotive industry

EOS introduces three high-performance 3D printing materials for industrial use

EOS has introduced three new high-performance additive manufacturing (AM) polymer materials to its portfolio through its ALM subsidiary.

Mimaki USA Installs First Full-Color 3DUJ-553 3D Printer in the Americas

Japan-headquartered Mimaki Engineering was founded in 1975, launching its first full-color inkjet printer in 1996. Not long after, the company established Mimaki USA, an operating entity that manufactures digital printing and cutting products around the world.

GE Additive Efforts Taking Flight

In 2015, when GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center in Cincinnati, OH, began developing the advanced turbo prop (ATP) for a Cessna Denali aircraft produced by Textron Aviation, Wichita, KS, manufacturing methods and materials didn’t pose the greatest challenges from a design and engineering perspective, says Josh Mook, innovation leader at GE Additive.

3-D Printing Poised To Revolutionize The Fashion Industry

The rise of 3-D printing has been hailed as a game changer by many. Envisioned as a fast, cheap way to print even the most complex things, supporters see a world in the not-too-distant future where 3-D printing has empowered individuals, small businesses and corporations with creativity and shortened supply chains.

XYZprinting Shows Off Award-Winning da Vinci Color AiO 3D Printer and More at CES 2018

Whenever there’s a trade show related to 3D printing, it’s a good bet that XYZprinting will have a slew of new products to show off, and CES 2018 was no exception. We got to take a close look at what the company had to offer, and it was impressive, to say the least.

Westfall Applies 3D Printing to Manufacture of Their Low Headloss Pipe Static Mixer 3050

Pipe and patented Mixing Vane inserts emerge from 3D printing as a preassembled Static Mixer that is glued inside a PVC pipe.

From healthcare to manufacturing, 3D printing set to grow big in India (Tech Trend)

A team of surgeons from Medanta: The Medicity, Gurugram, last year successfully implanted a 3D-printed vertebra in a 32-year-old woman — helping her walk again after a bout of disabling spinal tuberculosis.

New UAE Manufacturing Report Covers Developments and Industry Impact of 3D Printing and Other Advanced Technologies

When you think about 3D printing in the United Arab Emirates, the glamorous city-state of Dubai and its ambitious 3D Printing Strategy are probably what immediately come to mind.

3D-printed objects change color on demand

Imagine if you could recolor your smartphone case or other accessories, to match what you were wearing on any given day. Well, it may eventually be possible, thanks to research being conducted at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

HP Inks New 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Partnerships with CEA and NFL

Roughly a year and a half ago, a momentous change occurred in the 3D printing industry when HP unveiled its Multi Jet Fusion industrial 3D printing system.

3D prints get another layer of security from Nanoscribe two-photon lithography

The security of 3D printed parts is a chief concern for high-value manufacturers in industry. Quantum dots, that glow when hit with a UV light, are one possibility for protecting 3D prints from counterfeiting. Chemical “ghost signatures” are another, and can be found embedded in the layers of 3D printed parts.

VDMA Association members Define A Digital Component File

Using the Roadmap for Automation as a starting point, the participating company representatives have derived a cross-process “Digital Component File” as information carrier.

How Do Additively Manufactured Components Get Processed and Finished?

On March 5th, 2018, the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA will be inviting for a symposium in Frankfurt.

FedEx Introduces New 3D Printing Services with FedEx Forward Depots

In 2016, logistics company UPS began offering on-demand 3D printing services. It wasn’t the first dip into 3D printing for the company, which began offering 3D printing services at 100 of its stores in 2014, but it was 2016 that […]

Pune based Industrial Metal Powders announces investment in PrintForm

PrintForm has officially announced the finalization of a strategic investment from Pune based Industrial Metal Powders (IMP). Blending modern additive/3D printing processes with traditional manufacturing methods, PrintForm provides rapid prototypes and custom manufacturing solutions to multiple markets, including automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial, and consumer products.


News Courtesy: 3D printed metal parts could soon power the Finnish Air Force. Patria Plc, a chief provider of aerospace and defence solutions for the Finnish government and Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, has added a 3D printed engine component […]

HP Expansion Brings Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing to India

Ever since HP released its Multi Jet Fusion system in mid-2016, it has been busy spreading the technology to as many places as possible. Last year saw a major expansion across the Asia-Pacific region, and the company is looking ahead to a very busy 2018 with a new 3D printer and forthcoming new technologies.

Prodways announces ProMaker sales to dental labs and major aeronautics player

Prodways Technologies is celebrating a successful start to 2018 after securing the first sales of its ProMaker LD-10 machine and a ‘major’ sale of its ProMaker P4500 HT to an unnamed aeronautics company.

Honeywell approves Sintavia to 3D print metal aerospace components

Metal additive manufacturing company Sintavia has announced that it has been approved to manufacture components for Honeywell Aerospace using powder bed fusion, becoming the first Tier One additive manufacturer to occupy such a role.

Why Siemens, GE and Rolls-Royce are turning to 3D printing

As 3D printing becomes the new norm in manufacturing, many have waxed poetic about its environmentally friendly attributes, positing a green production revolution that minimizes waste.

The reality is not so straightforward. While printing parts or components on site may be environmentally preferable to some production techniques, it does not compare favorably to others in many contexts.

Should you follow Warren Buffett in metal 3D printing?

When Warren Buffett pulls the trigger on a major acquisition, he likes to refer to it as “breaking out the elephant gun.” But some elephants are especially big.

Formlabs demo new 3D printing resins and custom earbud manufacturing solution at CES 2018

“We believe we can drive 3D printing into more end-use applications by dramatically improving material properties and significantly decreasing the cost per part.”

by Laura Griffiths

Kodak Showcasing Its Impressive 3D Printing Ecosystem at CES 2018

In October, Kodak announced that it was expanding to the 3D printing world. The imaging technology company’s 3D Printing Ecosystem is for professional 3D printing, and was created for design, education, and engineering professionals.

Custom Earbuds Brought to You by Formlabs and 3D Printing

At the end of last year, HP announced that it was aiming to enable mass customization of 3D-printed insoles and footwear. Now, Formlabs has announced a partnership to make custom earbuds and other ear devices using 3D printing. We’ve seen these trends before in 3D printing. Is something different this time around?

3D Printing Transitions: Mohammad Ehteshami to Retire From GE Additive; Jason Oliver Steps in as CEO

GE Additive today introduced Jason Oliver as its new CEO, in an announcement that came also with the news that Vice President and General Manager Mohammad Ehteshami will be retiring later this year.

‘A natural step’: RCMP looks to 3D printing as part of new wave of crime-solving technology

OTTAWA — Remember that time we all thought 3D printed guns were going to unleash a new wave of terror and unchecked violence across the nation?

Fears about 3D firearms have largely subsided since an American company test-fired the world’s first 3D printed gun in 2013 and published the design online, spawning a string of copycats and a flood of alarmed headlines.

Glowforge does 3D printing with wood, veneer, acrylic, and leather

Glowforge has been selling 3D laser printers since 2015, with more than $70 million in orders. Now it is adding the ability to print with different kinds of materials, dubbed Proofgrade. These materials include custom hardwoods, plywoods, veneer, acrylic, and leather.

Incase Partners with Carbon to 3D Print Protective Gear

It’s that time of year again, when the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) engulfs Sin City like a human storm and attendees “ooh” and “ah” at the latest consumer technology. For 3D printing, this used to mean a growing number of desktop 3D printers. Since the consumer 3D-printing hype bubble burst around 2014, things have changed.

Dassault Systèmes sponsors 3D printed model library to help blind students

France’s Organisation for Blind and Partially Sighted Students (Groupement des Intellectuels Aveugles ou Amblyopes or GIAA) has marked World Braille Day (4 January) with the launch of a range of instructive anatomical 3D models.

The new range of models, developed in partnership with the Dassault Systèmes Foundation, will help train some of France’s 1.7 million blind and visually impaired to practise massage therapy as a profession.

e-NABLE lends Florida amputee a pair of hands with 3D printing

A former metalworker whose limbs were amputated following surgery complications has been given a new lease of life with a pair of 3D printed hands. Francisco Piedra from Florida had the new hands manufactured for him by Handling the Future, a local chapter of the volunteer organization e-NABLE.

HP Unveils CES Innovation Award Winner HP Z 3D Camera

CES 2018 may not start until tomorrow, but the new product announcements are emerging at a rapid rate already. Those products include plenty of 3D printers, 3D printing materials, 3D scanners, and other 3D technology-related innovations, and is in Las Vegas and ready to take a look at as many of them as possible. One of the new products being introduced comes from HP Inc., but it’s not a new 3D printer this year – it’s a 3D camera.

NYU Surgeons Create Realistic 3D Printed Masks for Facial Transplant Donors and Their Families

In the case of some transplants, the organ donor is still alive and can lead a normal life post-surgery, such as someone who donates their kidney. But for many transplant surgeries, this is not possible, especially when it comes to a donated heart or face. A team of 3D printing experts at NYU are embarking on a mission with the plastic surgery department of NYU Langone Medical Center that could benefit the loved ones of people whose faces are donated to someone in need of a transplant.

Youngstown Incubator Serves as Central Hub for Companies Interested in AM

The Youngstown Business Incubator isn’t just an incubator anymore. Nor are its services focused solely on Youngstown.

About 10 years ago, the established incubator was focused on supporting software startups, but its board realized it needed to tie its mission into manufacturing if it wanted to have a “greater impact” in the Youngstown region, said CEO Barb Ewing, who took on that role last May. It wasn’t until 2012, when America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, joined the incubator’s campus that the efforts started to solidify and take off.

XYZprinting Aims To Grow The Consumer 3D Printing Market With New Products

3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting is announcing three new major 3D printing products at CES 2018, with products aimed at schools, consumers, and small businesses. The end goal, CEO Simon Shen said in a statement, is to “provide casual users and small business owners the tools and confidence to try their hand at this technology and incorporate it into their everyday lives.”

LulzBot to manufacture 3D printers live at CES

“Our ‘show floor factory’ is not a proof of concept, we’ve been using 3D printers in production since 2011.”

by Laura Griffiths

Aleph Objects, manufacturer of LulzBot 3D printers, will be turning its booth into a 3D printer factory at CES next week.

Luxexcel 3D printed prescription lenses feature in Vuzix Corp’s Blade AR smartglasses

Vuzix Blade will be showcased at CES 2018 and has been nominated for four CES 2018 Innovation Awards.

by Sam Davies

Luxexcel has partnered with Vuzix Corp, a supplier of smartglasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, to provide the company with 3D printed prescription lenses.

DWS to show automated manufacturing cell and new 3D printers at CES

Stereolithography (SL) machine manufacturer, DWS, is to show its growing range of professional-grade 3D printers and materials, including its first-ever fully automated high-speed SL manufacturing cell, at CES 2018.

Amazon Secures Patent for Custom 3D Printing Service

The E-commerce retailer has finally secured a patent for an idea it started back in 2014. Amazon wants to 3D print products as a service, shipping or holding them for local pickup.

Amazon now officially holds a patent to launch a custom 3D printing service. That means consumers will be able to order custom-designed items through the e-commerce website and get them shipped right to their door or pick-up point.

Sciaky sell record four EBAM systems in December to aerospace and defence customers

Sciaky Inc., a leading metal additive manufacturing company, has announced the successful sale of four of its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) systems last month.

Desktop Metal granted patents for metal 3D printing support removal technology

Desktop Metal, has been granted seminal patents for its Separable Supports technology which make it easy to remove support structures from parts printed on its metal 3D printing systems.

Adidas Speedfactory Showcases the Future of Footwear Made with 3D Printing and Robotics

Adidas has proven that they are constantly searching for ways to improve the manufacturing process. One of their ways to achieve a smarter and faster process was through launching their Adidas Speedfactory. One of Adidas’s goals is to have a decentralized, flexible manufacturing network that can react to local consumer needs. The Speedfactory is located in Germany and is intended to cater directly to the European market, which would help them shorten shipping delays and consumers in the region. Adidas plans to open another one in Atlanta, Georgia to help the American market. The shift towards the automated manufacturing process is the consumer’s rising interest in robotics, along with sustainability in personalized goods.

MINI Introduces Personalised 3D Printed Components For Customers

The ‘MINI Your Customised’ personalisation service will be available for the MINI 3-door and the MINI 5-door cars and the MINI convertible in the current model range. This includes components like side scuttles, trims, illuminated door sills and LED door projectors, created using 3D printing or laser etching.

Autodesk University 2017 Showcases 3D Printing Innovation in India


  • Designers, developers showcases creations at Autodesk University 2017
  • 3D bioprinting solutions debuted to take healthcare research to new level
  • Maruti Suzuki participated in Autodesk India Design Challenge 2017

Architects, designers, and the industry were brought under one roof in Bengaluru last week for the fourth edition of Autodesk University, India and SAARC. At the event, which aimed to showcase the importance of automation and offerings towards a sustainable future, Autodesk showcased samples of machine-human collaboration.

The Pioneer: Taking Additive Manufacturing into the 21st Century

“We could make it even better,” thinks Frank Pfister, a travel-obsesed design engineer at Concept Laser, about every new design project. When Frank starts talking about topology optimization and bionics for laser melting metals, the 29-year-old is fully in his element.

The Future of 3D Printing by Byron Kennedy, CEO and co-founder, SPEE3D

This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing industry, we’ve invited industry leaders and 3D printing experts to give us their perspective on the next 5 years of 3D printing.

Byron Kennedy is co-founder and CEO of SPEE3D, a high-speed, metal 3D printing company in Melbourne, Australia. He leads the business strategy and vision, in addition to bringing vast experience from the manufacturing industry and understanding the challenges manufacturers face.

The benefits of rapid prototyping using WayKen CNC and 3D printing

Established in Hong Kong and located in Shenzhen, WayKen is a contender for China’s most experienced prototype manufacturer. The WayKen Prototype shop operates across two sites, one for plastic and one for metal. In total, the facilities span 20,000 square feet, employing over 60 dedicated personnel. WayKen’s specialist prototyping services include 3D printing (particularly SLA and SLS), CNC milling and rapid tooling technology.

Siam Cement 3D prints 3m-tall ‘Triple S’ concrete building with new surface, structure & shelter concept

Siam Cement Group, the largest cement and building materials company in Southeast Asia, has announced its latest construction 3D printing project, called “Triple S.” The Thailand-based company says the new project marks a “new evolution in 3D printing.”

3D Printed Drones Impress Evonik and Continue to Prove Real-World Utility

Chemical company Evonik, like many other chemical companies, saw the opportunity there is in 3D printing and began manufacturing materials for the technology along with its other products a while ago, including a partnership with HP to contribute to its Open Platform materials development program.

Twin cold spray robots allow GE to 3D print metal parts on unprecedented scale

GE is using a supersonic cold spray 3D printing system to fabricate large metal parts such as jet engine airfoils. The 3D printing system consists of two robotic arms, one of which holds the part while the other sprays it with a barrage of metal powder.

The industrialisation of 3D printing: Why companies must now especially protect their IP and data

Dr. Andreas Leupold has been advising and representing clients from Germany, England, USA and many other countries mainly in IT Law, Technology, 3D Printing, Media and Trademark Law, Copyright and Unfair Competition Law.

Carbon is raising $200 million to bring 3D printing to more manufacturers

Carbon, a digital 3D printing company for manufacturing industries, has announced the first closing in a $200 million series D round of funding from Baillie Gifford, Sequoia Capital, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Adidas VC arm Hydra Ventures, and GE Ventures, among other investors.

University of Indianapolis Examines 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Use in Occupational Therapy

The University of Indianapolis first launched its UIndyDay initiative in April 2016 with the goal of raising money for projects that would support continued academic excellence and diversity. Last year’s UIndyDay included five projects and brought in nearly $40,000 from 470 donors. The project that received the most donations was from the School of Occupational Therapy, which used the money to purchase a desktop 3D printer.

3D Printed Rifleman Mech Steps into the Real World

The popularity of Mechs doesn’t seem to fade away. Not a long time ago, we found out that one of our customers took Silver at Gen Con MHE painting competition with the Timber Wolf 3D miniature. And now, another Mech has been revealed by Alwin Chan, a fellow who has joined the 3D printing trend recently. It’s been a little bit longer than one year since Alwin started getting to the grips with the 3D printing and modeling.

Marvels of 3D Printing Inspire Bioengineering Student to Focus on Medical Advances

Deciding what to study in college can be a difficult decision for both undergraduate and graduate students. For some, it’s a matter of finding out how they can support a lifelong passion, for others it’s a journey of self-exploration in order to determine what that passion might be. While many students may feel disappointed or worried that they don’t enter college with a clear, set in stone dream to fulfill, it’s actually quite common. Nearly 80% of students change majors at least once during their university experience and even if it means spending a little extra time at school, it’s well worth it if you find a new direction better suited to your needs.

BCI and Eaton Invest in Sand 3D Printing to Enhance New Product Development for Hydraulics

Bremen Castings, Inc. (BCI) was founded 78 years ago in Bremen, Indiana and acts as both a green sand foundry and a CNC machining shop. It’s known for its gray and ductile machined castings. The company’s ferrous and non-ferrous CNC machine shop is equipped with more than a dozen horizontal, vertical and other CNC machines for making assembled, precision machined complete castings, and it will soon be equipped with a different kind of machine – an ExOne 3D printer. This will allow BCI to 3D print sand molds and cores used in the iron casting process.

Researchers Develop Inexpensive 3D Printing Technique That Generates Molecular Patterns in Hydrogels

Earlier this month, a paper was published by Imperial College London which posited that 3D printing could be made faster, more consistent, and less expensive by combining engineering and molecular science. Now, researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have developed new molecular 3D printing technology, which could help recreate complex biological environments that resemble the human body.

HP opens first advanced manufacturing center at $74million Singapore campus

HP has chosen to open its Asia-Pacific Japan (APJ) HQ within Singapore’s thriving National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC). The new S$100 million (equivalent of $74million USD) hub will also be home to the company’s first ever Smart Manufacturing Applications and Research Centre (Smarc), and responsible for boosting HP’s manufacturing processes.

Stratasys shapes what’s Next in 3D Printing at the India User Forum 2017

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions today concluded it first User Conference in 3D Printing Technology. This annual APJ User Conference was designed to provide a platform to advocate Printing technology where key industry players and end-users exchange insights on the latest 3D Printing trends, Applications and Best Practices to succeed in today’s globally competitive manufacturing ecosystem.

Exclusive: Hyderabad Angels backs 3D printer startup Fracktal Works

Bengaluru-based 3D printing and digital manufacturing company Fracktal Works Pvt. Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A round from Hyderabad Angels.

The company will use the fresh capital to build advanced 3D printers, besides launching an online service platform, Fractory, which would give access to its new-age manufacturing technologies, a top company executive told VCCircle.

3D printing institute to open in Dubai

DUBAI: Immensa 3D Printing Institute (I3DPI) is a first of its kind academic and training provider that is focused exclusively on Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing). I3DPI which is the first licensed institute of its kind is being established to provide a platform to educate, provide training, and certify individuals in the various aspects of additive manufacturing. 

Researchers develop method for 3D printing bacteria

ETH Zürich researchers have developed a biocompatible ink that makes it possible to 3D print living bacteria. This makes it possible to produce biological materials capable of breaking down toxic substances or producing high-purity cellulose for biomedical applications.

HP Inc to sell 3D printers in India from early next year

After sensing tremendous opportunities in both commercial and industrial 3D printing in India, global PC and printer major HP Inc on Friday announced it would start selling its Next-Gen 3D printers in the country by early next year.

What Materialise Is Bringing to Formnext 2017

The company will announce exciting new software automation tools and will be showcasing its latest technology developments in manufacturing and digital supply chains, both in plastics and metal.

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