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3DSystems Releases 3D Imaging CAD Suite Geomagic 2014

3DSystems has released its 2014 series of 3D imaging and scanning applications under the brand name Geomagic 2014. The Geomagic series of software includes CAD design, scanning, and inspection tools to allow users to better control their 3D images. The toolbox of software combines with 3DSystems hardware to move through each step of the additive manufacturing (AM) process, from initial 3D...

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IMTSTV Spies on 3D Printing Event in D.C.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1R9j0SuPFI IMTSTV, the web video show sponsored by AMT -- The Association For Manufacturing Technology) and IMTS, the biannual manufacturing trade show, has released a new episode of its iSpy series focusing on additive manufacturing. Jake Ervin, AMT communications specialist, visited the 3D in DC additive manufacturing (AM) event in Washington, D.C., for the...

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Engineering & Design

GE Oil & Gas to Move HQ to London, Keep Production in Florence, Italy

GE Oil & Gas announced it will establish its new global headquarters in London. Its Florence, Italy, base will remain the global headquarters for GE Oil & Gas Turbomachinery Products & Services, a more than $6 billion business and a key manufacturing and engineering site for the production of centrifugal compressors and gas turbines. "London was selected as the new headquarters location given its...

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Mazak Converts Kentucky Facility to MTConnect

Machine tool manufacturer Mazak Corp. announced it would be converting its Florence, Ky., manufacturing headquarters to MTConnect, the open source standard for machine connectivity. MTConnect, introduced in 2008, is a standard protocol by which machine tools can be connected to a larger network. This allows machines of different brands to co-exist on the same network without requiring costly...

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Seco Tools Allows Users to Sample Inserts at New Website

Seco Tools has unveiled a website designed to help clients select proper inserts for steel, stainless steel, and cast iron turning operations. Located at http://duratomic.secotools.com, the website allows users to input variables in their turning application to help select the correct Duratomic-brand insert. With information about workpiece material, application type, and desired shape and grade,...

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Industrial Production Ticks Up in Gov't. Figures

Industrial production rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in June, according to a report released by The Federal Reserve yesterday. The top performing sectors included home electronics, which rose 2.2 percent, followed by automotive products (1.4 percent), and mining production (0.8 percent). The numbers follow an overall static month of production in May, and a 0.3 percent drop in April. The...

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NASA Successfully Tests 3D-Printed Rocket Part

NASA has successfully tested a rocket part produced via additive manufacturing. The rocket engine injector was made through collaboration between NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne of West Palm Beach, Fla., using selective laser sintering. Aerojet Rocketdyne designed and produced the injector assembly in roughly four months, compared to the year required by traditional processes. To demonstrate...

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Engineering & Design

Ultra-Compact Diaphragm Pump Yields Efficiency Benefits in Metering

Compared with a standard triplex pump... The global process industry is constantly on the lookout for equipment solutions that reduce footprint but offer equivalent or better performance. This comes particularly handy when plant operators may want to retrofit their pump equipment within the confines of existing mechanical infrastructure. The Zentriplex oscillating multicylinder process diaphragm...

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Makino Targets Smaller Aerospace Parts with Latest Machining Center

Aerospace is a currently a ripe growth market for machining, with strong demand being generated by new aircraft, demand for fuel-efficient engines, and maintenance and overhaul of older planes. Market forecasts put global builds at 34,000 civil aircraft alone in the next 20 years worth $4.4 trillion. Among the machining system suppliers that are looking to maximize their presence in the market is...

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Tooling U-SME To Host Workforce Development Conference

This September, Tooling U-SME will host a conference on workforce training and development issues in Chicago. The third annual tuXperience focuses on the challenges of labor development in contemporary manufacturing. Tooling U, a workforce education portal and development wing of SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers), will invite its private and public partners to run conferences and deliver...

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