July 8, 2019
The Youngstown Business Incubator has a new tenant. It’s Fitz Frames, a California-based startup that found Youngstown, Ohio had the additive manufacturing expertise it needed to get its business up and running.
May 8, 2018
It doesn’t matter what career stage you are in, any STEM professional will benefit from the latest Siegal continuing education program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). CWRU has collaborated with Lightweighting Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) to offer Advanced Lightweighting Certification Training in three courses: Polymers Design, Additive Manufacturing Design, and Advanced Materials Design.
April 3, 2018
An $8 million project that uses additive manufacturing to replace parts on aging Air Force aircraft includes approximately 25 universities, research institutions, military bases and private companies.
November 8, 2016
Additive Manufacturing Overview: What Innovation Has Brought Us Mobile phones, Microsoft Word and Lotus Notes 123 were all introduced to the public in 1983. That same year, while we were awestruck by the first cell phone’s $3,995 price tag, Chuck Hull was formulating a concept that would eventually make a significant impact on the future […]
February 3, 2016
Benefits of 3D Printing By now, nearly everyone has heard about 3D printing. This is especially true for players in the plastics industry as around 90% of the machines sold for Additive Manufacturing (AM) are for polymer-based materials. However, many companies are investigating how to integrate AM into their businesses. From OEMs to tiered suppliers […]
January 25, 2016
Because advanced manufacturing (AM) is viewed as such a new technology, many manufacturers believe that incorporating it into their processes today, in what they perceive as an “early stage”, is like installing a beta test version of new software on a computer. It’s buggy. It’s not ready. It’s too expensive today and they’re better off […]
December 10, 2015
Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is getting a lot of press lately. Why? Lower equipment costs have made it affordable for manufacturers of all sizes while advancements in the technology, such as the development of high-performance polymers and metal-based systems, make the production of end-use parts a reality. Although AM is not […]
October 12, 2015
Additive manufacturing (AM) technology is developing rapidly, with an expanding range of capabilities and applications. The technology is attracting a tremendous amount of attention as exciting new applications stirs the imagination. According to the Wohlers Report 2015, “the market for additive manufacturing, consisting of all AM products and services worldwide, grew at a compound annual […]