What if 3D printing was 100 times faster?Click image to enlarge

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveiled a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that's 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

 

Finding opportunity (when it's not knocking at your door)

Manufacturers recognize the value of setting themselves apart in a competitive marketplace.

Wonder Women

Recently in conversations with some individuals, I learned about two programs for women, one an organization for female-owned businesses, and another, an educational one that encourages young girls in grades 9 to 12 to consider technology and skilled trades careers. 

Retooling for a Rebound

Retooling is a critical practice in manufacturing, usually taking place when producing a new product or after signing a deal with a new customer.

Space: a new manufacturing frontier?

by Mary Scianna, Editor

Mining asteroids—rich in iron, nickel, rare platinum group metals and water—is a smart idea and one that may open the doors to a new manufacturing sector in the future.

Tool balancing: How it works

With so many manufacturing companies looking to run at higher RPMs, balancing your tool assemblies has become much more critical to success.

Seven strangest new engines

VC Turbo, Circle Cycle, Liquid Piston… seven of the strangest, most innovative new engines in the world.

Expand your holemaking capabilities

by Ken Baeszler

Produce smaller, deeper, more precise holes with EDM drilling

Powering the future of metal additive manufacturing at Sandvik

Renishaw has collaborated with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing to supply the company with high productivity multi laser RenAM 500Q systems.

Investing in multi-tasking machining automation

Alberta manufacturer invests in Mazak multi-tasking machining automtion for productivity gains. Read the story in the FEBRUARY 2016 issue of Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine.

Keeping the doctor away

Creating a health and safety program that fits your shop’s needs

Machinery ROI

by Jeff Reinert

Justifying high technology in the machine shop

Managing Your Chips

By Randy McEachern

Chip control is critical in drilling operations

Milling aluminum Lego removal tool

Sometimes fun and games can be hard work, and sometimes hard work can be fun. 

Robots vs Music

Give a listen as Kuka robots take on original rock music - as performers.

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