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U.S. Manufacturing Expands At Faster Pace In October

U.S. Manufacturing Expands At Faster Pace In October | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

U.S. manufacturing expanded for the second straight month in October, boosted by growth in new orders and production.

The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its index of factory activity rose last month to 51.7, up from September's reading of 51.5. A reading above 50 indicates expansion.

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Radar may guide the future of human-robot collaboration

Radar may guide the future of human-robot collaboration | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
The sensor makes it possible to track the movements and actions of workers inside a factory or warehouse.

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Growth Opportunities for Composites in Global Aerospace Market

The future of the global aerospace composite materials market looks attractive with opportunities in commercial aircraft, regional aircraft, general aviation, helicopter, military aircraft, and others. The global aerospace composite materials market is expected to reach an estimated $3.9 billion by 2022 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2017 to 2022.

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Researchers develop method that could produce stronger, more pliable metals

Researchers develop method that could produce stronger, more pliable metals | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
It may not be as catchy as chains and weak links, but physicists and engineers know "a material is only as strong as its weakest grain boundary."
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When One Thing Leads to Another: 3D Printing the Unexpected

When One Thing Leads to Another: 3D Printing the Unexpected | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

One of the things that often surprises an organization that gets its first 3D printer is the unexpected uses that seem to pop out of the woodwork once it arrives.

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3D printing to preserve heritage: the example of Palmyra

3D printing to preserve heritage: the example of Palmyra | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The project aims to document historic and archaeological locations all around the world, using 3D photography to capture dimensions and specifications; the data can later be used to recreate the artifacts and structures through 3D printing and other advanced technologies in the case of vandalism or sabotage.

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Daher releases a thermoplastic composite wing rib

Daher has focused on innovation since its inception and continues to enhance its expertise in designing, industrializing and manufacturing thermoplastic parts for the aerospace industry.

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First Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre Opened in Singapore

First Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre Opened in Singapore | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

3D printing has been a big part of Singapore's industry for a while now, and it's only growing bigger. Metal additive manufacturing is one of the fastest-growing segments of the 3D printing industry, and now Singapore has opened its first metal additive manufacturing facility.

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Composites recycling is gaining traction

Composites recycling is gaining traction | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Informal statistics show that only 2% of composites-related companies are active recyclers. That said, there is demonstrably greater interest and activity, and real applications of recycled fiber are growing.

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Aerospace suppliers spending huge sums to boost capacity

Aerospace suppliers spending huge sums to boost capacity | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Companies are spending huge sums to add production capacity in recent years.

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3D Printing and CNC Machining Industry Trends

Instead of viewing 3D printing as a replacement to the standard process of CNC machining, those who have successfully merged the two technologies view additive manufacturing as a process that can complement their current operations.

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Inside the 3DEXPERIENCE Center: Dassault Systèmes Executives Underscore Importance of 3D Printing & Advanced Manufacturing in Kansas

Inside the 3DEXPERIENCE Center: Dassault Systèmes Executives Underscore Importance of 3D Printing & Advanced Manufacturing in Kansas | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

On Thursday, 27 April, Wichita State University and its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) held the grand opening of the new 3DEXPERIENCE Center as the school's Innovation Campus grows with partners including Dassault Systèmes and Airbus, and 3DPrint.

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Safran and Prodways Group Announce Partnership to Develop Additive Manufacturing Processes and Materials

Safran and Prodways Group Announce Partnership to Develop Additive Manufacturing Processes and Materials | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

International high-technology group Safran, which has core businesses in aerospace, defense, and security, has just announced that it will partner up with French industrial-grade 3D printer manufacturer Prodways Group, in order to develop additive manufacturing processes and materials together.

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PlastiComp expands production of long carbon fiber-reinforced composites

PlastiComp expands production of long carbon fiber-reinforced composites | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

This additional, higher volume carbon fiber pultrusion line will triple PlastiComp’s capacity for producing long carbon fiber products. 

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3D Printing News Briefs

3D Printing News Briefs | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
We're going to start off with a little business news in today's edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and some products that have been, or will soon be, on display at tradeshow events.
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Composites: Airbus continues to shape the future

Composites: Airbus continues to shape the future | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Composite materials have been called the shape of aerospace’s future. With their winning combination of high strength, low weight and durability, it’s easy to see why. For more than 30 years, Airbus has pioneered the use of such materials in its commercial jetliners, from the cornerstone A310’s vertical stabiliser to today’s A350 XWB – on which more than half of the aircraft’s structure is composite.
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Thyssenkrupp Opens New TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Germany

Thyssenkrupp Opens New TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Germany | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

This past week, the center officially opened, right on schedule.

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Metal 3D Printing Set to Improve Delicate Surgical Procedures

Metal 3D Printing Set to Improve Delicate Surgical Procedures | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

3D printing has had a major impact on many areas, from automobiles and aerospace to consumer products and education to scientific research. But the one that always fascinates me the most is how 3D technology has changed the face of medicine, and specifically surgery.

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Stratasys Introduces New Aerospace 3D Printing Solution to Produce Aircraft Interior Parts

Stratasys Introduces New Aerospace 3D Printing Solution to Produce Aircraft Interior Parts | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Stratasys is well-versed in offering 3D printing solutions to the aerospace sector, as showcased through a new technical partnership with Boom Supersonic announced just ahead of the International Paris Air Show.

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Lina bio-based car features sandwich composites

Students at TU/Ecomotive have developed an all-electric vehicle that features bio-based composites reinforced with flax fibers.


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3D Printed Violin Marries Digital Technology with Classic Crafting Techniques

3D Printed Violin Marries Digital Technology with Classic Crafting Techniques | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The violin took about nine months to complete once Matzaridis started 3D printing it; from idea to finished product, it took about two years.

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University of Utah Health Uses 3D Images and Automated Drill for Precise Brain Surgeries

University of Utah Health Uses 3D Images and Automated Drill for Precise Brain Surgeries | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Thanks to some groundbreaking research by a team at the University of Utah Health, a computer-driven, automated drill, like the kinds used to machine auto parts, could be used in future brain surgeries.

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WSU team recycles carbon fibre composites

WSU team recycles carbon fibre composites | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Washington State University researchers have developed a method of recycling carbon fibre plastics that are used in modern aircraft and wind turbines.

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Researchers develop recycling for carbon fiber composites

Researchers develop recycling for carbon fiber composites | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Researchers for the first time have developed a promising way to recycle the popular carbon fiber plastics that are used in everything from modern airplanes and sporting goods to the wind energy industry.

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Bell tolls for historic bell maker

Bell tolls for historic bell maker | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The bells at the National Cathedral in Washington will no doubt be around for a long time. Not so the foundry that cast some of them, however. Turns out, it's that very foundry for which the CLOSING BELL tolls.

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Porcher Industries announces targeted recruitment campaign

Porcher Industries, a leader in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions, has announced its requirement for over 400 new global appointments.

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