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Continental Invests in EOS M 290 Systems for Serial Production of Metal Parts

With the purchase of several EOS M 290 systems, the German tire manufacturer Continental is investing in industrial 3D printing as a production technology. The company is deploying the EOS systems to produce metal components in series and has also received key support from EOS in installing the systems, training employees, developing applications, …

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Local Motors Secures Over $1 Billion In Financing For Olli Customers

Local Motors has teamed up with industry-leading professionals, Florida-based Elite Transportation Services (ETS), a subsidiary of Elite Parking Services, and Texas-based Xcelerate, securing both third-party operational support and vehicle financing for their autonomous shuttle, Olli. Customers who have existing relationships with transit companies will have the ability to finance just the …

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Mass Customized, Automotive 3D Printing Production Is Coming in 2018

During the past year, we’ve seen several successful test cases leading to a significant increase in the adoption of 3D printing for production of aircraft and aerospace parts. Today’s MINI Yours Customised announcement from British-German automaker MINI, coupled with other underlying trends in mobility that have emerged in recent months, indicate …

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BigRep STUDIO 3D Printer to be Serially Produced by Heidelberg Digital Platforms

Technology company BigRep is collaborating Heidelberg Digital Platforms, a division of Heidelberg Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), to build the BigRep STUDIO 3D printer. Following several thousand print hours and extensive beta testing, construction of the new machines began this month. For Kreuzberg-based BigRep, a specialist in large-format 3D printing solutions for professional …

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Electrolux Asia Pacific and Spare Parts 3D Explore 3D Printing for Replacement Parts

Spare Parts 3D

The Asia Pacific sector of the Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer Electrolux recently partnered with Spare Parts 3D, a young Singapore-based tech start-up to conduct a feasibility study that aims to evaluate the on-demand and distributed production of spare parts. Traditional Spare Parts Strategies Incurs Avoidable Costs To support aftersales …

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There Will Be No Industry 4.0 Without AM Workflow Automation

AM Workflow Automation

SmarTech Publishing just released my latest AM market report, this time on AM workflow automation, that is automation of the AM production line. In this report, I tried to assess what the overall business volume could around the establishment, within tomorrow’s automated factories, of the fully digital production line which …

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Taking AM From Niche to Mass Adoption through Effective Continental Trade Shows

IN(3D)USTRY set out to find additive manufacturing solutions to real manufacturing challenges. After two successful editions, the Barcelona congress is closer to reaching its goals From the UK, through Germany, to Barcelona. If the biggest limit to a real, widespread adoption of additive manufacturing is industry awareness, trade shows are …

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