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Navajo Technical University Partners With Optomec

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Optomec, an Albuquerque, NM-based provider of production-grade metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems recently delivered a Lens Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere System to Navajo Technical University (NTU) for education, research and workforce development in advanced metal additive manufacturing. NTU, Crown Point, NM, purchased the direct energy deposition machine with a National Science Foundation grant for use in its new Center for Advanced Manufacturing, expected to open in 2020.

“We are creating a state-of-the-art lab with leading-edge technology that spans the whole metal additive manufacturing ecosystem right here on the Navajo Nation, giving our students access to critical skills for the future,” says H. Scott Halliday, director of NTU’s Center for Digital Technology and Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

“What’s remarkable about NTU’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing is how, under one roof, students have access to advanced equipment and cross-discipline training in everything from CAD, to metal AM processing and machining, metrology and materials testing,” says Tom Cobbs, Optomec LENS product manager. “We’re happy that Lens will play a key role.”


MSC Software and MIG Accelerate Additive Manufacturing With Microstructure Simulation

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
MSC Software Corporation (MSC), a Newport Beach, CA-based provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software and services, has announced a research collaboration with the Materials Innovation Guild (MIG) at the University of Louisville  to advance additive manufacturing (AM) techniques for high performance and high reliability applications Through MIG, the University of Louisville helps organizations such as NASA and Boeing develop additive programs, and trains future engineers in new design and production techniques.

Under the partnership, MSC Software will support the university’s on-site and distance learning by supplying software and training. Startups in its 3D Printing Business Incubator will also utilize MSC software products in conjunction with education in techno-economic aspects of AM to enhance their competitiveness in product and manufacturing design.



View Now: Streamlining Manufacturing for Medical Implants

Monday, September 16, 2019

nTopology, a New York, NY-based developer of advance manufacturing solutions using its nTop Platform software, has available for viewing on its website a new webinar: Streamlining Manufacturing for Medical Implants, featuring Renishaw plc and Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR). The webinar covers: 

• How nTopology's solutions allow organizations to design and optimize parts that are ready for additive manufacturing;

• The repeatability of Renishaw metal printers being used for manufacturing accurate implantable parts; and

• How IMR exploits the design freedoms of additive manufacturing to create new and novel devices in regulated industries.


GE Additive Inaugurates New Facility in Germany

Friday, September 13, 2019

GE Additive inaugurated its new campus in Lichtenfels, Germany. The 40,000 GE Additive Lichtenfels, the 131,000-sq.-ft site will become the new home for GE Additive Concept Laser teams. In addition to GE Additive Lichtenfels, the company recently opened a new facility in Gothenburg, Sweden as a center of excellence for its Arcam EBM products.

Industry Movers & Shakers

Thursday, September 12, 2019
HK Technologies, a UK-based additive manufacturing, EDM and laser marking specialist, has named Gareth Jones its managing director. Jones, who spent eleven years with UK-based In-Comm Training, was recruited to help HK increase sales by 20 percent as it looks to become more proactive in its approach to winning new business and customer service. He also will be responsible for long-term strategic planning across the group and forging strategic partnerships across industry to open up new markets.