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May 15, 2019
 
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Industrial 3D Printing System Makers Pursue Rapid Growth
Industrial 3D Printing System Makers Pursue Rapid Growth
Growth for makers of industrial 3D printing systems is not slowing, write Ray Huff and Terry Wohlers of consultantancy Wohlers Associates. The firm has tracked the development of 177 producers of industrial additive manufacturing systems, which are those that sell for $5,000 or more. This is 31 percent more than the 135 reported last year.
Machine Roof Bellows Contain Dust
Machine Roof Bellows Contain Dust
Dynatect’s retractable machine roof bellows contains machining dust, debris and noise. The self-supporting bellows cover uses low-friction bearings to easily glide on a rail system, adaptable for any machine way or rail. The translucent bellows still allows light to pass through. Roof covers are commonly used in large machining centers to prevent environmental contamination, such as in the milling of aerospace components.

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Additive Machines Go Mainstream
Additive Machines Go Mainstream
Additive manufacturing, and AM machines, have gone mainstream over the past five years. The technology has advanced. More materials, including metals and composites, are being used for 3D printing, where parts are made from a digital design. Industries from aerospace to medical to automotive have embraced additive as a means to design through prototyping, and, in some cases, produce production versions of finished parts. Announcements of new materials and machines have become common.
MFH-RAPTOR High-Feed Facing, Slotting, and Helical Interpolating
MFH-RAPTOR High-Feed Facing, Slotting, and Helical Interpolating
As one of Kyocera's most popular product families, the MFH-RAPTOR high-feed milling series allows for full radial engagement and high feed rates. This makes it possible to quickly and efficiently face off large surface areas. The MFH-Mini can also machine deep slots using a unique convex edge design for smooth entry into the workpiece which reduces vibration and provides excellent chip evacuation. Capable of up to a 4-degree max ramping angle, the versatile MFH can quickly helically interpolate holes, machine deep pockets, or contour surfaces.

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Manufacturing Forecast to Keep Expanding in 2019
Manufacturing Forecast to Keep Expanding in 2019
Purchasing and supply executives expect manufacturing to continue expanding in 2019, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management. Revenue for manufacturers is forecast to rise 4 percent in 2019, Tempe, Ariz.-based ISM said. That’s less than a forecast revenue boost of 5.7 percent issued in December. Still, 17 of 18 industries expect a rise in revenue.
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HP Moves to Expand Its 3D Printing Operations
HP Moves to Expand Its 3D Printing Operations
HP Inc. said it’s introducing a new 3D printer, adding additional materials and forming new partnerships as the company seeks to expand its additive manufacturing business. Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP said it’s bringing out a new machine, the HP Jet Fusion 5200, which it says is capable off high-volume production of parts. HP also announced partnerships with various companies, including Siemens.
IRAMP Accelerates the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing – Debuting at RAPID + TCT 2019
IRAMP Accelerates the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing – Debuting at RAPID + TCT 2019
The Interactive RAPID Additive Manufacturing (AM) Portal (iRAMP) allows you to query based on your needs and identify the AM equipment that meets your search parameters. This helps you to make informed decisions when considering a purchase of an AM machine/3D printer. Visit iRAMP.org or a kiosk at RAPID + TCT, May 21 – 23 to start your iRAMP journey!

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Hexagon Division Breaks Ground on a New Facility in Detroit Area
Hexagon Division Breaks Ground on a New Facility in Detroit Area
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has broken ground on the construction of a new expansion project on a five-acre site in Novi, Mich. Slated for completion in fall 2019, the 88,000-sq.-ft. building will house a technology showroom, a technical training center, and a 15,000-sq.-ft. laboratory and calibration hub.
RAPID + TCT 2019 - See the Latest 3D Technologies
RAPID + TCT 2019 - See the Latest 3D Technologies
Known worldwide as North America’s most important additive manufacturing event, RAPID + TCT is where the entire community convenes to share what’s new and solve their toughest manufacturing challenges. See the latest 3D technologies from 350+ exhibitors, learn real-world additive manufacturing solutions from industry experts, and network with 6,000+ attendees. Join us May 20-23, 2019 in Detroit, MI and see the largest concentration of 3D technology ever showcased in North America.

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Implementing Industry 4.0 in Three Key Steps
Implementing Industry 4.0 in Three Key Steps
So far, Industry 4.0 is talked about a lot. Implementation? Not so much. Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora talks to experts about the lessons that have been learned so far. They suggest taking three key steps.
Automation Integration: Its Profound Impact on Manufacturing
Automation Integration: Its Profound Impact on Manufacturing
In today’s environment, manufacturers are being challenged at every turn to deliver products faster, better, and more competitively than their industry counterparts. While working harder can deliver some results, working smarter more often provides the needed competitive edge. By integrating the right machining and automation technologies, manufacturers can drastically increase both production levels and revenues.

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Getting a Clearer Picture With Advanced Simulation Software
Getting a Clearer Picture With Advanced Simulation Software
Simulation in manufacturing is becoming much more pervasive. Advanced visualizations are used everywhere, from machining on shop-floor CNCs to offline CAD/CAM programming of NC equipment. In the product lifecycle management (PLM) arena, product developers rely heavily on sophisticated multiphysics-based computer-aided engineering (CAE) applications.
 
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