We have been addressing the subject of Industry 4.0 for some time now and are increasingly developing into a production system supplier for networked production in the digital factory.
America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, selected nine awardees for its Project Call #3 (AM applied R&D projects) anticipated to start in Summer 2015 and will provide up to $8 million funding.
MTA (Manufacturing Technologies Association) is about to launch a dedicated zone for 3D printing and additive manufacturing, showcasing all the latest advances of the technology, at the MACH 2016.
GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF (Georg Fischer), entered into a strategic cooperation with EOS, partner of choice for industrial 3D printing processes offering modular solutions including systems, software, materials, technical and consulting services.
3Dom USA has launched Biome3D, a biodegradable thermoplastic made from plant starches, allows easy processing and gives a superior print finish with much higher printing speeds.
Boulton Eyewear has started tailoring all their frames to each individual customer. Being inspired by 3D printing and the benefits the technique offers, Boulton started designing and making their own tailor-made eyewear.
CECIMO’s Economic Committee says that the value of European machine tool production has increased to 22.8 billion euro in 2014 and that European machine tool consumption is expected to continue to grow in 2015.
UP Box is the latest generation of desktop 3D printers from the UP range. According to CREAT3D, UP Box is a great all-round 3D printer with a specialist capability in ABS prints.
Floreon, an innovative UK bioplastics company has developed a new bioplastic 3D printing filament, Floreon3D, which is four times tougher than conventional polylactic acid (PLA).
ModuleWorks, a CAD/CAM components supplier for 3-5-axis toolpath generation and simulation has launched a simulation option for hybrid additive/subtractive manufacturing applications.
Sharebot added two new filaments to its materials supply: a special nylon, called Nylforce 550, and Nylon-Carbon, which is a light and resistant material created with nylon and carbon fibres.
Youngstown State University will be awarded a $365,000 grant from the Department of Defence (DoD) for the purchase of a 3D printer, in order to enhance YSU’s additive manufacturing research and educational capabilities.
Arcam AB received an order for two Arcam Q20 systems from FIT Technology Group in Germany.
CECIMO industries recently organized the Additive Manufacturing European Conference (AMEC) at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Artec provides its clients with handheld ‘Spider’ scanners that have not only been designed to fit well in the hand, but can also easily be integrated into robotic systems.