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April 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
 
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Report Shows Sharp Rise in Sales of Metal-AM Systems
An estimated 1768 metal AM systems were sold worldwide in 2017, compared to 983 systems in 2016, for an increase of nearly 80 percent, according to the Wohlers Report 2018 by Wohlers Associates, Inc. The comprehensive report shows that 135 companies produced and sold industrial AM systems (selling for more than $5000) in 2017, up from 97 companies in 2016. Seventy-six co-authors and contributors from 32 countries shared data and expertise to form the basis of analysis in Wohlers Report 2018, which includes 36 charts and graphs, 110 tables, 192 photographs and 160 pages of supplemental online information.

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Additive Consortium Focuses on Replacing USAF Parts
PTC Announces Software for Metal AM
Matsuura Expands AM Offerings
AM Challenges Must Be Addressed, Reports Forbes
 
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MTC to Launch AM Apprenticeships
The Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) has announced that it will launch in September the United Kingdom's first-ever AM apprenticeships. Home to the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM), MTC, with locations in Conventry, Liverpool and Aberdeen, UK, was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd., a research and technology organization in Cambridge. Martin Dury, MTC's learning design manager, says the apprenticeship programs will address the current shortage of skills in this vital area of advanced manufacturing. "While there are a number of additive training courses currently available in the UK, these tend to be focused on equipment use," says Dury. "The MTC is aiming to provide additive manufacturing apprenticeships that will cover the whole range of competencies necessary for specific occupations." It also will offer accredited short courses for existing staff.

Martin Dury, MTC's learning design manager, says the apprenticeship programs will address the current shortage of skills in this vital area of advanced manufacturing. "While there are a number of additive training courses currently available in the UK, these tend to be focused on equipment use," says Dury. "The MTC is aiming to provide additive manufacturing apprenticeships that will cover the whole range of competencies necessary for specific occupations." It also will offer accredited short courses for existing staff.


Video: Inside the GE Additive Center

 

Take a video tour of GE Aviation's Additive Technology Center in West Chester, OH, where the engineering team is literally printing the future of flight.


Mexico Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Conference
June 20-21, Queretaro, Mexico
Attendees of this event will interact directly with industry experts and learn about the latest technology developments in 3D printing. To learn more about the event and to register.


3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour
August 8-9, Pittsburgh, PA
This event will provide opportunities to learn about the latest technologies and case-study applications. Attendees also will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive plant tours at the GE Additive Customer Experience Center, and the Carnegie Mellon NextManufacturing Center, to engage with company representatives and to view 3D metal-printing machines in action. Learn more about the event and register.

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