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America Makes Welcomes Four Leading National Nuclear Security Administration National Laboratories and the National Security Campus as Members

Advancing Additive Manufacturing Technologies Crucial to National Energy Strategy

America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), is proud to announce today that four leading National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) National Laboratories and the National Security Campus have executed America Makes Membership Agreements to become members of the consortium:

ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratories have demonstrated a new additive metal manufacturing process

ORNL researchers have demonstrated the ability to precisely control the structure and properties of 3-D printed metal parts during formation. The electron backscatter diffraction image shows variations in crystallographic orientation in a nickel-based component, achieved by controlling the 3-D printing process at the microscale.

Type A Machines Launches Bay Area Advanced Manufacturing Hub

Largest cluster of 3D-printing-related companies under one roof

Today Type A Machines, manufacturer of the award-winning Series 1 3D Printer, announced it was launching the largest cluster of 3D-printing-related products and services under one roof. By joining forces, the 12 member companies of the Bay Area Advanced Manufacturing (BAAM) hub "make it faster, cheaper, and easier to produce goods here in America than overseas," said Espen Sivertsen, CEO of Type A Machines.

FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competition

On National Manufacturing Day, The President and His Cabinet Will Visit Manufacturers Across the Country

U.S. manufacturing is central to the foundation of our economy, and the U.S. manufacturing sector is as competitive as it has been in decades for new jobs and investment.  As the President said in his remarks at Northwestern University, “…with dedicated, persistent effort, we have been laying the cornerstones of this new foundation for growth and prosperity. The first cornerstone is new investments in the energy and technologies that make America a magnet for good, middle-class jobs”.

Hewlett-Packard to Separate Into Two New Industry-Leading Public Companies

Hewlett-Packard will divide into Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will define the next generation of technology infrastructure, software and services for the New Style of IT 

HP Inc. will be the leading personal systems and printing company delivering innovations that will empower people to create, interact and inspire like never before 

Alcoa Opens World’s Largest Aluminum-Lithium Aerospace Plant in Indiana

Expansion to Capture Rapid Aluminum-Lithium Demand Growth

  • $90 million advanced manufacturing facility is largest of Alcoa’s three aluminum-lithium expansions
  • $100 million in revenues for 2017 already contracted
  • Growing demand for advanced aluminum-lithium alloys for lighter, more fuel-efficient, lower-cost aircraft
  • Alcoa holds the number one market position in aluminum-lithium extrusions and offers the broadest portfolio of aluminum-lithium products;
    Supplies aircraft such as A380, A350, 787 and G650
  • 75 new jobs in Indiana where Alcoa employs more people than in any other state

World's First 3D-Printed Car Takes Inagural Drive

Local Motors gets behind the wheel for historic ride in Chicago at IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 23, 2014–

After a grueling six-day week that included nearly round-the-clock work, Local Motors, together with Cincinnati Incorporated, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed, drivable vehicle. Called the Strati, the car took a victory lap around McCormick Place early on Saturday, September 13, 2014 with Local Motors CEO John B. Rogers, Jr., at the helm, accompanied by Doug Woods, president of AMT.

3D Printing Market in Emerging Economies is Expected to Reach $4.5 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research

Allied Market Research Has Released a New Report

A new report by Allied Market Research titled, "3D Printing Market in Emerging Economies (China,India, UAE,Brazil,South Africa) - Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", indicates that the 3D printing market in emerging economies would reach $4.5 billionby 2020 registering CAGR of 37.4% from 2014 to 2020. 

Future of 3D Printing--Key Implications to Industries

The Global 3D Printing Market to be Worth $21.5 Billion by 2025

The research service sets the stage for visionary thinking by identifying and analyzing one of the upcoming manufacturing technology. Printing holds great promise to significantly impact the traditional manufacturing practice.

Moldex3D Designer BLM Generates High-quality Meshes for Complex Geometry Models with Ease

Having a high-quality mesh is one of the vital elements of attaining accurate simulation results

However, the preparation of a high-quality mesh can be time-consuming. In order to help its users facilitate a faster and easier mesh generation, Moldex3D officially released a new pre-processing module mode- Designer BLM (Boundary Layer Mesh). It has since proved to be a powerful feature for Moldex3D users to generate high quality meshes.

3DP Unlimited™ to Showcase Industrial Strength Large Format 3D Printer at TCT Show + Personalize

Public invited to visit 3DP Unlimited booth at TCT Show + Personalize in Birmingham, UK Sep 30 – Oct 2, NEC Hall 3A, Booth #A43

ROCKFORD, IL. (September 17, 2014) -- 3DP Unlimited announced today that it will bring its industrial strength large format 3D printer 3DP1000™ to the TCT Show + Personalize in Birmingham, UK, from September 30th to October 2nd, in NEC Hall 3A, booth A43. The 3DP Unlimited booth will feature an on-going live demonstration of large format 3D printing, along with a collection of never-before-seen large 3D print samples.

Additive Manufacturing Research Awards

3D Systems partners to support development of medical instrumentation and devices

Rock Hill, South Carolina – 3D Systems, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and America Makesannounced the award of three major grants to leading universities to advance research in additive manufacturing technology. The grants are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and America Makes and will be used to finance research conducted in partnership with 3D Systems.