Despite the restructuring in the automotive space, manufacturing continues its competitive streak with a few bright spots indicating a gradual uptick, according to IBISWorld’s Top 100 Manufacturers List for 2017. Syed Shah reports. Recently, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) stated in its report: Advanced Manufacturing – A Definition for a New Era, that the … Continue reading Full list: Top 100 manufacturers 2017
Australian innovator Aurora Labs has signed a binding term sheet with Sydney-based WorleyParsons to distribute its 3D printing technology across various infrastructure and resource industries. A specialist in the development of advanced 3D metal printers, powders and digital parts, Aurora delivers its technology to major infrastructure, mining and resource companies. As part of the deal, … Continue reading Aurora Labs, WorleyParsons establish Additive Manufacturing Solution Centre
According to the South Australian state government, Adelaide will soon be home to the Southern Hemisphere’s “most advanced, state-of-the-art” metal 3D printing facility thanks to a $1.4 million State Government grant. The grant will be provided to the University of Adelaide to establish the Additive Manufacturing Applied Research Network, which will create jobs and provide … Continue reading $1.4m grant to help establish Additive Manufacturing Applied Research Network
Last month, Lockheed Martin announced that it is partnering with the University of Sydney and RMIT University on Research and Development (R&D) projects to develop advanced technologies that will have significant implications for both defence and commercial space-based applications. Speaking in Adelaide at the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Rod Drury, managing director – Australia, Lockheed … Continue reading Lockheed Martin partners with two Australian universities for advanced manufacturing R&D
Metal additive manufacturing is on the march, but despite growing interest, technologies remain slow, expensive, and limited in what they can produce. Brent Balinski spoke to Carnegie Mellon University Professor Jack Beuth about what’s being done to change this, and what to expect from 2017.
GE has agreed to acquire metal additive manufacturing company Concept Laser for 549 million euros after a bid for Concept Laser’s rival German company SLM Solutions fell over.
Major industrial companies have been making serious acquisitions lately, seeking to strengthen their capabilities with metal additive manufacturing. Brent Balinski spoke to Mark Cola, co-founder and CEO of Sigma Labs, about what it all means.
Developments in 3D printing and associated software will empower hospitals and communities to fabricate, rather than buy, many of their solutions.
Local medical applications using various methods of 3D printing have gained global attention, and some are arguably world-leading.
Autodesk has announced the availability of Autodesk Within, a set of generative design software solutions to help engineers create and 3D print lightweight designs.
The Aachen, Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology will partner in the new Innovative Manufacturing CRC. It is the only German research organisation to do so.
The CSIRO’s Lab 22 is part of an effort to get Australian industry up to speed with metal additive manufacturing. Brent Balinski spoke to the innovation centre’s research director, Alex Kingsbury.
The overall appetite for additive manufacturing continues in all segments of the market. Brent Balinski spoke to long-time industry consultant Terry Wohlers, principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates. Wohlers Report 2015 was released in April, the firm’s 20th anniversary edition.
Globally-renowned lasers expert Milan Brandt believes there’s great potential for Australian companies who want to explore 3D printing, but they’d better act fast. He spoke to Brent Balinski.
How is 3D printing/additive manufacturing changing the way we do business?
Research released this month has shown additive manufacturing grew by more than a third in 2013. Ido Eylon from Stratasys told Brent Balinski about why the figures were no surprise, as well as what areas are important to his company and why.
3DP makes refractory metals affordable and require little to no machining which makes them much lighter.
Most of the market value in 3D printing will be from applications that are not commercially available today.
A segment of the 3D printing (3DP) community, known as Makers, is using the concept of crowdsourcing as a sword to oppose 3DP-related patent applications, potentially creating problems for patent applicants everywhere.
Since the industrial revolution manufacturing has meant cumbersome factories, production lines, machinery, labour and striving for the creation of economies of scale.