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Siemens Pushes Digital Twins in CNC Manufacturing
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Siemens Pushes Digital Twins in CNC Manufacturing

Siemens recently announced its new SINUMERIK CNC control system. While Siemens has long been a hallmark of CNC controllers, this new system takes its cue from other parts of the company’s repertoire.

Implications of The Dyndrite – HP Partnership
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Implications of The Dyndrite – HP Partnership

There could be some profound implications coming for additive manufacturing, after a review of the newly announced HP Universal Build Manager, which is powered by Dyndrite.

A Look at MakerOS V2
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A Look At MakerOS V2

I had a chat with the friendly folks at MakerOS to learn about their new “V2” software.

Book of the Week: Made in the USA
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Book of the Week: Made in the USA

This week’s selection is “Made in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing ” by Vaclav Smil.

The Future of Additive Manufacturing
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The Future of Additive Manufacturing

An interesting talk at the third episode of the ongoing 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey revealed some hints about what may happen in additive manufacturing’s future.

Unique Spice Jar Cap Design to Measure Your Spices
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Unique Spice Jar Cap Design to Measure Your Spices

Anyone who has spent any amount of time baking/cooking/experimenting will know the tedium of measuring ingredients but outside of pre-measured packets what could make it easier?

Digitizing the Industrial Workforce with Innovapptive
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Digitizing the Industrial Workforce with Innovapptive

Innovapptive Inc., a Houston-based digital transformation provider, strives to connect machines, methods and workflows seamlessly with industrial managers, supervisors and workers.

EMBARGO 9/1 8AM Fictiv Goes Transparent
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Fictiv Goes Transparent

Fictiv announced a comprehensive set of transparency features that should fit well into the current state of the world.

Is Magigoo Taking Over The World?
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Is Magigoo Taking Over The World?

Magigoo seems to have expanded a great deal since we last took a look at them, and a new partnership shows where they are headed.

SLM Solutions Grows 90%? What Happened?
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SLM Solutions Grows 90%? What Happened?

SLM Solutions announced their revenue grew an astonishing 90% in the first half of the year. How did they accomplish this during a pandemic?

Eight Ways 3D Printing Can Help Manufacturing
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Eight Ways 3D Printing Can Help Manufacturing

With the recent spotlight on 3D printing as a result of the pandemic’s bump on supply chains, I listed some ways the technology can help manufacturers.

3D Printing For Generator Components
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3D Printing For Generator Components

Charles R. Goulding and Alyssa Schneider delve into the use of 3D printing to produce components for generators.

Stratasys Deep Inside GM
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Stratasys Deep Inside GM

Stratasys issued an interesting press release where they describe their activities inside of GM.

Strong Winds And 3D Printing
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Strong Winds And 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the coming together of 3D printing and wind power.

3D Printing And Supply Chain Preparedness
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3D Printing And Supply Chain Preparedness

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that supply chains can be disrupted suddenly and without any indication of how long the interruption will last.

When 3D Printing Makes Sense For Serial Production
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When 3D Printing Makes Sense For Serial Production

Many companies requiring thousands of components use 3D printing to perfect their design before moving to injection molding for production, but sometimes it makes sense to stick with additive manufacturing.

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Mass Customization Is Coming

With the arrival of the new Superstrata 3D printed bikes, I’m wondering whether we’re now at the moment when mass customization begins to grow in the minds of consumers.

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COBOD 3D Printing 200m Turbine Tower!

News from COBOD indicates they are to assist in the production of massive wind turbines by 3D printing large tower bases.

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Book of the Week: Job Shop Lean

This week’s selection is “Job Shop Lean: An Industrial Engineering Approach to Implementing Lean in High-Mix Low-Volume Production Systems” by Shahrukh A. Irani.

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Innovating Out Of Downturn

Pandemic-driven transitioning is leading to an interesting long-term reconfiguration of factory work.

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Roboze Launches Extreme Parts Network

Roboze launched their long-awaited distributed additive manufacturing service, composed of a network of experienced Roboze 3D printer operators.

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Lean Manufacturing, Automation and Distancing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the principles of Lean Manufacturing together with rising trends in automation and required social distancing.

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