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What if 3D printing was 100 times faster?

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?

Don't do this on your CNC machine

Our technology spotlights typically highlight innovative and leading edge technologies that may be useful in your shop. For a change, here's a video about what not to do on your CNC machine.

Time lapse suspension bridge construction

Time lapse sequences make the construction of this massive suspension bridge – the Osman Gazi bridge over the Gulf of Izmit in Turkey, opened in 2016 – look a lot easier than it actually was.  

Improve Utilization and Uptime with Connect Plan

Okuma’s Connect Plan provides analytics for improved utilization by connecting machine tools and visual control of factory operation results and machining records.

The 12 Most Amazing Bridges Ever Built

Take a video tour of a dozen of the most amazing bridges in the world.

Powerful Machines on Another Level

A roundup of seven systems that put in some impressive work.

Tips for Siemens NX for sheet metal

Siemens NX software is a flexible integrated solution for design, simulation, and manufacturing solutions that enable companies to realize the value of the digital twin.

Is a tandem press brake the right solution for you?

This video highlights the benefits of using a tandem press brake (two press brakes used in a single operation) versus purchasing one large press brake. It examines installation costs, productivity and versatility between the two machines.

VMC walkaround

Sometimes a little distraction is a good thing. It’s even better when it can be called “research.”

Fast 3D laser for automotive production

Prima Power's Laser Next is the new generation of 3D laser cutting systems for automotive production.

Sandvik Coromant explores how tomorrow's materials will impact industrial design in the future

Sandvik Coromant's "Looking ahead 4: Tomorrow's materials explories future materials and how they may revolutionize industrial deisgns of the future.

Electric panel bender bends in less than 2 seconds

Salvagnini's P1 100 per cent electric panel bender is desgined to bend panels with just 3 kW and is equipped with patented bending kinematics. The machine can make bends in less than two seconds. The bender is a good solution for companies working with cell production. 

Digital tour of Amada tech centre

Tour AMADA's 62,000 sq ft Carolina Technical Center in High Point, NC, and experience the latest AMADA investment in the sheet metal fabrication industry.

Powerful machines that are at another level

A robot that works in tight (and nasty) spaces, a rock splitter, a trencher, a tree stripper and some other very tough machines in action.

Flexibility of a mini panel bender

Salvagnini's P1 electric panel bender is an alternative to tradtional bending. The company says that thanks to patented kinematics, this mini panel bender can produce a variety of parts and panels.

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