Archive for 3D printing

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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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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“The next 3 years will be more impactful than the last 50 years”

The quote in this headline is from Sam Yen, SAP Chief Design Officer and Managing Director of SAP Silicon Valley.  It captures the dynamic promise of digitization, and also evokes the potential peril of ignoring the trend.  In Sam’s keynote at the recent SAP Leonardo Live event in Frankfurt, he spoke about the role of […]

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High Value Applications of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive

The use of additive manufacturing (AM) in the automotive industry is evolving from producing prototypes for fit and form checks, to installation tools for use on the factory floor,  and, more recently, to producing functional parts used in test-vehicles, -engines, and -platforms.  This shift in adoption towards higher-value applications is driven by advances in printing […]

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3D Printing and the Chemicals Industry

I recently had a chance to participate in a very interesting discussion about the 3D printing and how it affects the chemicals industry.  Part of an SAP series about the future of manufacturing,  the “Coffee Break with Game Changers” internet talk radio series is hosted by the energetic and talented Bonnie D. Graham. Here’s the […]

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