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Manufacturing Industry Breaks Guinness World Record During America’s Largest Manufacturing Technology Show

World’s Largest Coin Mosaic Benefits Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers

 / PR Newswire / — Today, the manufacturing industry made history, breaking the Guinness World Record for the “World’s Largest Coin Mosaic” during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). In an effort to raise awareness of the vital role the manufacturing industry plays in the U.S. economy and the opportunities it presents for the next generation of workers, the mosaic incorporated more than $65,000 worth of coins – the amount of money manufacturing contributes to the U.S. economy each second.

Sigma Labs Announces the Release of PrintRite3D® INSPECT™ Quality Assurance Software

HEADLINE2 First in a Series of Commercial Product Rollouts

SANTA FE, N.M., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma Labs, Inc., a developer of advanced, in process, non-destructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing technologies, today announced the formal release of its PrintRite3D® INSPECT™ quality assurance software. The Company is now actively speaking with potential users for this unique software application.  

World's First 3D-Printed Car to be Live Printed, Assembled During IMTS

After 44 hours, the world’s first 3D printed, drivable vehicle to debut

Chicago, IL. (September 8, 2014) – History will be made when the world’s first 3D-printed car drives out of McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. During the six-day IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014, the vehicle will be printed over 44 hours then rapidly assembled by a team led by Local Motors with the historic first drive set to take place the morning of Saturday, September 13.

3D Systems Acquires LaserWise

xtending its Global Leadership in Advanced Metal 3D Printing, On-Demand Parts Manufacturing Services and Personalized Medical Devices

  • Accelerates Adoption through Complementary Sales Channels
  • Enhances 3DS’ Metal Printing and Manufacturing Service Capabilities
  • Expands 3DS’ IP, Technology Platform and Medical Device Productions
  • Extends 3DS’ Direct Metal Printer Expertise and Product Portfolio  
  • Expected to be Immediately Accretive to Cash Generation

3D Systems to HIghlight Latest Breakthroughs in Advanced Manufacturing at IMTS 2014

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it will be showcasing its most advanced 3D printing design-to-manufacturing solutions at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014, September 8-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL (Booth N-6073

 At this event, the company plans to demonstrate how its industry-leading technology is localizing flexible manufacturing, and compressing re-tooling and production cycles.

Center for Sustainable Polymers Receives $20 Million Grant to Pioneer Next Generation Plastics

The University of Minnesota’s (UMN) Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) was awarded a Phase II Center for Chemical Innovation (CCI) grant from the National Science Foundation, totaling $20 million over five years

University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Polymers announced today that it has been awarded a $20 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) focused on discoveries of the next generation of biobased plastics. The Center for Sustainable Polymers will be one of only eight NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation in the entire nation.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Awarded Defense Contract for Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

Aerojet Rocketdyne awarded a contract by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base through the Defense Production Act Title III Office

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, was recently awarded a contract by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base through the Defense Production Act Title III Office for large-scale additive manufacturing development and demonstration.

SoloPower Systems Announces Partnership with the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC)

PVMC to Provide Technical Support Services for Advanced PV Manufacturing

Portland, Oregon-based SoloPower Systems announced today that it is collaborating with the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) as a strategic technology partner. Under the agreement, PVMC will provide specialized technology services to SoloPower Systems to develop thin-film solar.

Sciaky, Inc. to Provide Turnkey Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) System to Major Aerospace Parts Maker

EBAM system will help manufacturer save significant time and cost on the production of large, high-value metal parts

CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —   Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing solutions, announced today that it received a purchase order from a major aerospace parts maker to provide an electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system. 

3D Printing Market is Expected to reach $8.6 Billion, Globally, by 2020 - Allied Market Research

The adoption of 3D printing in various applications is growing on account of higher accuracy, efficient use of material and ability to build customized products

According to the report titled "3D Printing Market (Technologies, Materials, Applications and Geography) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Forecast-2013-2020," the global 3D printing market will reach $8.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 20.6% from 2014 to 2020. The surge in growth is primarily due to rising demand for faster and more efficient ways to manufacture complex design objects using a wide array of materials.

Chemical-Biological Center Builds Additive Manufacturing Partnerships

Additive manufacturing continues to generate a buzz across the nation, while sparking the economy with new design and manufacturing techniques.

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is one of a handful of government organizations working with additive manufacturing to provide concept-to-product warfighter solutions faster and for less money.

AT&T Contributes $50,000 to Support Pennsylvania Governor's School for Engineering and Technology and Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the importance of supporting educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, AT&T made two contributions totaling $50,000 to support the new Pennsylvania Governor's School for Engineering and Technology (PGSE&T) at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. and the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sciaky Additive Manufacturing Systems Available in September

Subsidiary of Philips Service Industries to offer electron beam additive manufacturing systems for purchase

Chicago, Illinois – Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and providers of additive manufacturing solutions for large-scale, high-value metal parts, will be offering its electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) systems for purchase, with accelerated delivery opportunities available as early as Sept. 1, 2014.