Metalworking Machines

3D-printed prosthetics improve lives in the world’s poorest regions

LimbForge helps clinicians develop 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for amputees in developing countries, creating high-quality, affordable devices that are custom made to fit individual needs. LimbForge’s prosthetics improve the lives of patients, as well as their families and communities. This small nonprofit organization is using digital-design tools and 3D printing to bring prosthetic care to the poorest regions of the world as part of a wave of innovation that’s making advanced manufacturing tools accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Makino Brings IIoT Connectivity and Efficiency to EDM Processing with HyperConnect

With the release of HyperConnect, Makino offers a suite of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications for electrical discharge machines (EDMs) that enhances user experience and efficiency, and reduces machine downtime. Available on all Makino EDMs equipped with Hyper-i control systems, HyperConnect enables shop managers and operators to easily monitor and control EDM processes from any PC, smart device or other Hyper-i control systems on the network.

AM Is Great, But Is 3D Printing Certified for Commercial Flight?

Metro Aerospace has an ingenious microvane product design that delivers SLS thermoplastic 3D printed modifications to the exterior of cargo aircraft to reduce drag and improve fuel consumption by 4%. Emirates Airlines now has 3D printed fire resistant cabin parts that reduce weight of the original part by 9-13% and are produced on-demand, reducing inventory costs and time of aircraft on ground. Airbus Space and Defense has developed the first metal 3D printed radio frequency (RF) filter, tested and validated for use in commercial telecommunications satellites.

Process Integration CNC LATHE with Y-Axis

HYUNDAI WIA proudly introduces KL7000LY for large-size shaft processing machine. Capability of heavy-duty cutting and productivity has remarkably enhanced due to the ideal composition of powerful spindle, high rigidity box guideway, and wedge type Y-axis. We are expecting that 24″ and 32″ chuck will make the most usages for oil and gas industries. Besides strong and reliable wedge type Y-axis has an advantage in machining of complex shape.

GE Additive opens Customer Experience Center in Munich

GE Additive celebrated the opening of its first international Customer Experience Center in Munich. The new 2,700 square meter center, co-located with GE’s European Technology Center, allows current and potential customers to experience every aspect of the additive manufacturing process from design to prototyping to operations. Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President & General Manager GE Additive, and thought-leaders from business, politics, technology and academia gathered for the Grand Opening and discussed the potential that additive manufacturing will bring to business and industries.

Perfect for even more applications

The new AMADA ENSIS-3015AJ RI laser cutting system with its innovative rotary index (RI) unit and integrated material measurement now also permits the laser cutting of pipes and profiles. The system is based on the proven AMADA ENSIS laser beam source.

Advancing Additive with CGTech

The manufacturing world is embracing 3D metal printing in a big way. GE Aviation is using it to print fuel nozzles, saving aircraft owners millions in operation costs annually per plane. Medical device companies use it to print patient-specific orthopedic implants and life-saving surgical instruments. These are just a few examples of the gigantic strides metal printing has made over the past decade, with countless more to come as the technology becomes increasingly main stream.

3D Pixel Art and Printing Collide Creating GrabCAD Voxel Print

Manufacturing has changed in recent years. Computer-controlled machines and computer aided design (CAD) tools are more accessible and more flexible than ever before, opening the industry up to more innovative fabrication methods that can capitalize on new and improving capabilities. As for additive technology, it IS changing the world.