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Siemens Wins Additive Manufacturing Honor as Market Gears Toward Adoption

Siemens has been awarded “3D Printing Application of the year” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  The company received its honor for the first ever successful test of additive manufactured gas turbine blades at full load conditions.  The blades, designed for the Siemens 13-megawatt SGT industrial gas turbine, were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute while exposed to temperatures […]

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FAA Additive Manufacturing Road-Map In Review

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), responsible for regulating all aspects of the US civil aviation industry, has recently filed for review its additive manufacturing (AM) strategic road-map. The primary function of the document is to provide a set of guidelines by which the administration can certify and regulate AM parts and processes over the next […]

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Rail Signaling and Train Control Systems Respond to Global Megatrends

What approach should rail operators adopt to enhance the functionality, safety, and reliability of their train operations? It is the rail signaling and train control systems. Its main purpose is to prevent train collisions, monitor the movement of trains on tracks, divide tracks into segments known as blocks, into several sections. Without signaling systems, far […]

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Additive Manufacturing’s Unicorn Startup

Desktop Metal, an additive manufacturing (AM) startup founded in 2015 out of Burlington Massachusetts, made waves this summer after landing $115 million in its latest round of funding, bringing its total funding to $212 million.  The company has received support from several high-profile technology leaders including Google, GE Ventures, and BMW, who have been rightfully […]

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HP, Deloitte Team-up for Additive Manufacturing

HP Inc. and Deloitte are taking aim at the burgeoning additive manufacturing market. Last week the two companies announced an alliance to accelerate the adoption of HP’s 3D printers in large-scale manufacturing environments. HP is a new entrant in the additive manufacturing space. Its flagship product, the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200, became available in […]

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