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H-D Advanced Manufacturing Acquires Aerospace Gear Manufacturer Sungear

H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company has acquired Sungear, Inc, a leading manufacturer of high precision gears and assemblies for the aerospace industry

Sungear is the fourth acquisition completed under the H-D platform, joining Overton Chicago Gear Corporation, a manufacturer of large, high-precision gears and gearboxes, Innovative Mechanical Solutions (iMECH), a manufacturer of highly engineered, custom bearings for the directional drilling motor industry and Leading Edge Heat Treating Services Ltd., a provider of superior heat treating solutions.

CoreTech Releases Moldex3D R13.0 for Simulation

CoreTech System Co. Ltd. (Moldex3D) announced the release of Moldex3D R13.0

The software has plastic validation and optimization applications for industrial design and manufacturing, with customer-driven improvements on functionality, workflow, computing efficiency and user experience. 

NAMRI/SME Paper Addresses Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives

North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME has announced position paper

"Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives: A National Imperative," makes several recommendations to drive economy, and offers support to various initativesSome recommendations include: establishing national advanced manufacturing strategy, tapping talent pool of returning veterans, and launching national manufacturing fellowships and internships. 

Harper Government Celebrates Launch of Advanced Manufacturing Research Network

Launch of the Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP) network

Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), accompanied by John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, was in Toronto today to celebrate the launch of the Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP) network.

ReMAP was recently awarded $7.7 million over five years through the Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) program.

State OKs $405K for Advanced Manufacturing

The Ohio Controlling Board has released $405,000 for a competitive grant program to boost advanced manufacturing

State Sen. Chris Widener, R–Springfield, a member of the Controlling Board, said the state will invest that amount. The board approved the release Monday, a spokesman for Widener said.

“These grants are providing necessary resources to help retain Ohio manufacturing jobs and equip employers with value-added advanced manufacturing assistance,” Widener said in a press release.

The Global Dental CAD/CAM System Market Will See Strong Growth to Reach a Value of over $760 Million in 2022

Rising awareness of potential cost and efficiency savings will spur rising adooption, according to findings from Decision Resources Group

BURLINGTON, Mass., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that high cost and low awareness of dental computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems have historically impeded adoption. However, as training programs increasingly educate dentists and technicians on the speed, accuracy and potential long-term cost savings associated with these systems, they will be increasingly adopted over manual restoration manufacturing methods.

Optomec Awarded $4 Million Project from America Makes to Implement Metal 3D Printing for U.S. Air Force Repair Applications

"Re-Born in the USA" Project Partners Include GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, United Technologies and Rolls-Royce

Optomec announced today that the company has been awarded a major project from America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The “Re-Born in the USA” project will focus on advancing additive manufacturing technology for the repair of aerospace metal components for the U.S. Air Force. 

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Engine Made Entirely with Additive Manufacturing

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, successfully completed a series of tests on a Bantam demonstration engine built entirely with additive manufacturing

The tests were a key step in the development of a more cost-effective engine family for booster, upper-stage and in-space propulsion."  The demonstration of this engine, made completely with additive manufacturing, is another significant milestone in our path to changing propulsion affordability," said Jay Littles, director of Advanced Launch Propulsion Programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne.

EnvisionTEC Wins Best In Show Award at RAPID 2014

EnvisionTEC have been awarded "Best in Show" for their exibit at RAPID 2014 Conference and Exhibition in Detroit

SME's Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community (RTAM) sponsored the Best in Show Award which recognized the winning exhibit for being interactive, technically and aesthetically impressive, and visually appealing and engaging.  Conference and show attendees (exhibitors excluded) received ballots with their registration credentials and EnvisionTEC's exhibit was chosen by popular vote.

NASA Boards the 3-D Manufacturing Train

Given NASA's unique needs for highly customized spacecraft and instrument components, additive manufacturing offers a compelling alternative

"We're not driving the additive manufacturing train, industry is," said Ted Swanson, the assistant chief for technology for the Mechanical Systems Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Swanson is the center's point-of-contact for additive manufacturing. "But NASA has the ability to get on-board to leverage it for our unique needs."

President Obama to Host First-Ever White House Maker Faire

A Nation of Makers: empowering America's students and entrepreneurs to invent the future

Today, President Obama will host the first ever White House Maker Faire and will meet with students, entrepreneurs and everyday citizens who are using new tools and techniques to launch businesses, learn vital skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and lead a grassroots renaissance in American manufacturing.

Linear Announced Plans to Double 3D Metal Printing Capacity

Linear begins phase 1 of largest expansion in company history

Linear Mold & Engineering has announced plans to expand its 24,000-square-foot Livonia, MI, Headquarters facility by 17,000 square feet. This expansion will make room for eight more DMLM machines, a dedicated Training Center plus expanded Finishing & Tooling operations. One of the DMLM machines is scheduledto be delivered in two weeks with another scheduled for August 1.