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Another view on additive and the aerospace industry
A conversation with Jeff Blanford, a Solution Architect at Morf3D, to discuss the latest developments with additive technology. This conversation shifted to looking at additive technology as more of a digital enabling technology, not just a different way to build parts.
Going small with 3D printing
The scale of sizes that 3D printing machines can handle is impressive, from huge wind turbine blades to parts that are small, such as two microns. John Kawola, CEO of Boston Micro Fabrication discusses the microscale side of 3D printing.
3D printing proves its value as manufacturing evolves
Recently, the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with ETH Zurich and Fraunhofer IGCV, IPT and IAPT, released a report on the current state of additive manufacturing (AM) and its future. Their goal was to provide a realistic understanding of what AM can deliver today and why some are achieving that potential while others are not, as well as define the most probable near-term future production scenarios and what needs to happen to make those scenarios a reality. Pat Carey, Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth for Stratasys addresses this subject.
How additive “takes the handcuffs off design” in aerospace applications
As additive technology gains importance in aerospace innovation, it offers compelling opportunities to revolutionize critical elements of the aerospace workflow. From design to certification and to production, AM helps companies unlock innovation and maximize efficiency while maintaining the high levels of quality required for aerospace applications.
What’s next for additive software
Additive hardware continues to improve in productivity, accuracy, and in ease of use. Now, the focus is on software to improve additive functions and capabilities, and to take additive to the next level.
3D printing: the “duct tape” for the supply chain?
As AM becomes more accepted as part of a manufacturing supply chain, it is altering the way engineers work and develop products. We recently had a conversation with Daniel Lazier, product marketing manager at Markforged.
Great information on engineering topics
I like this format for learning about the latest technologies in design engineering. The interviewers tend to invite guests who are actually involved in real-world applications ... and they put the components and tools into context. That’s helpful for those of us migrating to new systems or upgrading machine builds with IoT functionalities etc.
Interviewer ould ask better questions
Just listened to the OtoSet episode. I’m disappointed bc the host didn’t ask the inventor questions that I could use as tips to develop my own inventions. I would’ve liked to know the skill sets they needed to develop their invention, what were their technical shortcomings after college that they had to learn to develop their invention. What programs they used, what was the headrest part(engineering wise), what knowledge/area of expertise that they possessed helped them the most to develop inventions.
PS: I don’t mind advertising. But come on, the entire episode was about how great ProtoLabs is.