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Boeing Invests in a 3D Printing Company
Advanced Manufacturing Now
August 15, 2018
 
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Elon Musk, Struggling to Be Henry Ford, May Take His Toys and Go Home
Elon Musk, Struggling to Be Henry Ford, May Take His Toys and Go Home
Elon Musk has long been compared with Tony Stark, the Marvel Comics inventor who is also the superhero Iron Man. He's also attempted to be Henry Ford and adopt mass production at electric-car maker Tesla Inc. Now, writes Senior Editor Bill Koenig, Musk may be giving up the Henry Ford act, at least in public. He said last week he may take Tesla private. That would eliminate a lot of public scrutiny of Tesla's efforts to become a mass maker of electric cars.
ZEISS X-Ray Solutions at IMTS 2018
ZEISS X-Ray Solutions at IMTS 2018
The BOSELLO SRE MAX 2D industrial radioscopic system will be on display at IMTS 2018, showing inline and atline inspection solutions for the automotive and aerospace industry. The technology increases the level of quality in the inspection of aluminum cast parts. 3D X-Ray CT measurements for complete internal and external part insights will be demonstrated on the ZEISS METROTOM. ZEISS will also highlight high resolution 3D X-Ray microscopy with the ZEISS Xradia Versa.

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IMTS OVERVIEW: 2018 Edition Showcases New Manufacturing Technology Trends
IMTS OVERVIEW: 2018 Edition Showcases New Manufacturing Technology Trends
“Because of the economic importance of the North American market, companies from around the world plan their new technology introductions to coincide with IMTS 2018,” said Tim Shinbara, vice president of manufacturing technology  for the Association for Manufacturing Technology, which organizes IMTS.  “In addition, because of the velocity of technology expansion, products and concepts that were not ready for public consumption earlier in the year will debut in September at IMTS 2018.”
Eliminate the Bottleneck with Zero Point Mounting
Eliminate the Bottleneck with Zero Point Mounting
Slash setup and changeover times to seconds with fixturing systems from Roemheld. Now you can maximize throughput, and easily process rush orders without disruption to your current batch. Don’t buy another machine. Achieve more capacity at a fraction of the cost. Easily adapts to existing fixtures, offering highly accurate positioning and repeatability. See us at IMTS, booth 431663 (west).

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IMTS Gears: Makers of Gear Machines Look to Showcase Improvements
IMTS Gears: Makers of Gear Machines Look to Showcase Improvements
Makers of machine tools used to produce gears are looking to the 2018 edition of IMTS to demonstrate how they’re meeting customer demands. The demands are plenty. Customers want quieter and lighter gears. The auto industry wants to strip weight throughout vehicles as it tries to make cars and trucks more fuel efficient.
Limbitless Opportunities: Meet Albert Manero and His Bionic Kids
Limbitless Opportunities: Meet Albert Manero and His Bionic Kids
Many children dream of being a superhero when they grow up. Meet Albert Manero a man who use 3D printing to makes those dreams a reality. He is one of the many humans of manufacturing, creating an impact in their community.

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IMTS Metalcutting: Transformational Innovation Leads the Way
IMTS Metalcutting: Transformational Innovation Leads the Way
Additive, digital, automation, multitasking and hybrid technologies all will be showcased at IMTS. Disruptive technologies have succeeded in redirecting machine tool builders into virtually every aspect of machine operation and performance. There also will be canyons of towering boring and milling machines, CNC vertical turning machines, and machining centers of every size and stripe.
FABTECH 2018 - North America’s Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating Welding and Finishing Event
FABTECH 2018 - North America’s Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating Welding and Finishing Event
FABTECH 2018 is more than just a trade show — it’s the learning event of the year. Featuring a superb lineup of 130+ best-in-class educational programs and expert speakers, FABTECH provides valuable insight into today’s best practices and emerging trends. Gain access to the industry’s most prominent players and get the information and solutions you need to accelerate your career and your business at FABTECH 2018.

Watch the FABTECH Preview video.

REGISTER NOW – Discounted rates for SME Members are available on educational programs.

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IMTS Tooling & Workholding: Suppliers Target Growing Applications
IMTS Tooling & Workholding: Suppliers Target Growing Applications
You don’t have to be an engineer to appreciate the solutions for the tooling or workholding challenges that shops will bring to exhibitors when attending IMTS 2018. One thing is certain you’ll never have a better time to find suppliers of advanced tooling and workholding technology under one venue like McCormick Place.
Improving the Life of the Line
Improving the Life of the Line
Industry 4.0 is really the ecosystem that is a smart factory. It takes all of the systems in a factory, ties them together to help not only those who manage the process, but also to help the employees on the factory floor become more informed on the health of the system.

Eckhart, a leader in advanced industrial solutions, is committed to improving the lives of factory-floor workers through safety, reliability and efficiency in manufacturing for industries from medical device to automotive.

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IMTS Fabricating & Lasers: Pavilion Shows Need for Constant Improvement
IMTS Fabricating & Lasers: Pavilion Shows Need for Constant Improvement
The Fabricating & Lasers pavilion of IMTS shows how makers of machine tools have to keep improving their product lineup. For one thing, customer expectations continue to rise. “They now expect the increase in production because of the fiber lasers and faster automation,” said Mark Milette, laser sales manager for Prima Power North America (Arlington Heights, IL).
Light Weight Engineering with Functional Generative Design
Light Weight Engineering with Functional Generative Design
Discover how Functional Generative Design revolutionizes the design process, by removing barriers between modeling, simulation and optimization, from conceptual to detailed organic shapes.

Watch this Video to learn more about Functional Generative Design!

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Boeing Invests in a 3D Printing Company
Boeing Invests in a 3D Printing Company
Aircraft maker Boeing Co. (Chicago) was among the participants in a new round of investing in a Massachusetts 3D printing company. Digital Alloys Inc. (Burlington, MA) disclosed the investment in a statement. The investment is part of Boeing's strategy of increasing its 3D printing efforts.
 
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