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Multimaterial 3D Printing Could Spawn a New Era of Design…

Multimaterial 3D Printing Could Spawn a New Era of Design…

Jul 17, 2015

“Multimaterial 3D Printing Could Spawn a New Era of Design Solutions” By Al Bredenberg, Design News As additive manufacturing (AM) continues its double-digit growth trend, manufacturers are looking increasingly for advanced capabilities from 3D printing. A number of industry players are focusing on multimaterial printing, such as Stratasys (with its...

U.S. energy production could create almost a half-million…

U.S. energy production could create almost a half-million…

Jul 17, 2015

“U.S. energy production could create almost a half-million new jobs, but here’s the thing” By Clare Goldsberry, Plastics Today Energy resources in the United States offer a huge opportunity to send the U.S. economy on an upward trajectory that hasn’t been seen since the mid to late 20th century. A new report from the Boston Consulting...

Leverage Smart Manufacturing to Succeed in the New…

Leverage Smart Manufacturing to Succeed in the New…

Jul 16, 2015

“Leverage Smart Manufacturing to Succeed in the New Global Economy” By Raj Batra, InTech Magazine To compete, smart manufacturing is going to be vital. According to McKinsey, a global management consulting firm, 80 percent of production costs are determined in the design phase. Waiting to look at production design until a product is being assembled...

Natural Gas Boom Means U.S. Manufacturing Prospers

Natural Gas Boom Means U.S. Manufacturing Prospers

Jul 14, 2015

By Rebecca Carnes, Design-2-Part Magazine The inexpensive and plentiful supply of natural gas here in the United States is translating to cost savings and long-term employment gains in U.S. manufacturing. According to a recent PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, “Shale Gas: Still a boon to US manufacturing?” PwC estimates that the continued “shale effect” on...

The Advancement Of 3D Printing And Its Impact On…

The Advancement Of 3D Printing And Its Impact On…

Jul 13, 2015

“The Advancement Of 3D Printing And Its Impact On The Manufacturing Industry” By Aaron Bresinger & Yves Leclerc, Manufacturing Business Technology Rarely is the need to innovate more critical to success than in manufacturing. Innovations in process, in machinery, or in materials could each create a significant competitive advantage. However,...

9 New 3D Printing Materials for Use in Space and on Earth

9 New 3D Printing Materials for Use in Space and on Earth

Jul 10, 2015

By Ann R. Thryft, Design News 3D printing (3DP) materials for desktops and some other machine types are getting far more specialized. They’re also becoming more widely available, and from more sources: the number of manufacturers tossing their hats in the ring is growing, such as Natureworks, makers of the leading Ingeo PLA biopolymer. So is the number...