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Additive-Manufactured Sensors Maker Purchases Advanced Hybrid System by Nano Dimension

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Additive-manufactured sensors maker, Germany-based Hensoldt, announced its purchase of a Dimension DragonFly Pro System by Israel-based Nano Dimension. Hensoldt, which focuses on sensor technologies for military missions, joined Nano Dimension’s early adopter beta program in 2017. The purchase by Hensoldt is an upgrade. The DragonFly Pro system enables designers and engineers to precision 3D print metal and polymer simultaneously.

Acquisition of Huffman Deepens Optomec's Penetration Into Production Applications

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Optomec, an Albuquerque, NM-based provider of additive-manufacturing solutions, has acquired Clover, SC-based Huffman, provider of 3D-metal printing systems for additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation markets. Both companies are deliverers of LENS directed-energy deposition solutions.

“The opportunity for additive manufacturing in repair applications is often overlooked,” says David Ramahi, president and CEO of Optomec, “but when you consider that corrosion and wear cost the United States economy $300 billion per year, and that the global commercial aviation industry spends almost $100 billion annually on repair, you can get a better sense of the magnitude of these markets.” 

Additive Manufacturing Engineering Consultancy and Additive Manufacturing Equipment Provider Announce Training Collaboration

Monday, December 17, 2018
The Barnes Group Advisors, a Bristol, CT-based additive-manufacturing (AM) engineering consultancy and SLM Solutions North America, a Novi, MI-based AM equipment provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that includes the two working firms working together to promote and offer AM training to help bridge the current AM knowledge gap and help potential customers feel more confident about investing in AM hardware.

Per the arrangement, The Barnes Group Advisors will deliver training courses designed around key industry standards to SLM Solutions’ customers and contacts. Course include Discover AM (an essentials course), Focus AM (a technology & materials course), Accelerate AM (a design course) and Empower AM (a business and economics course). Custom class offerings on topics, including CT inspection and specialized metal powder training also will be available for SLM Solutions’ current customers.

3D-Printing Software Provider to Acquire ERP Software Firm

Friday, December 14, 2018
Dassault Systèmes, a France-based provider of 3D-printing and engineering software, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire IQMS, a Paso Robles, CA-based provider of manufacturing ERP software company, for $425 million. With the acquisition, Dassault Systèmes extends its 3D platform to small and midsized manufacturing companies seeking to digitally transform their business operations.

NAIAS Welcomes Second Round of Mobility Match Meetings

Thursday, December 13, 2018
NAIAS, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation/PlanetM, is bringing back the business-to-business Match Meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, from noon – 4 pm. More than 500 matchmaking business development meetings took place at the 2018 NAIAS, generating more than $10 million in investment and contracts between corporations, investors and startups. Signups are now being accepted.