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5 Manufacturing Trends to Watch for 2019

  • 6 February 2019
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With Industry 4.0 quickly gaining steam, 2019 is the year for manufacturers to prioritize technological advancements in order to stay competitive in the coming years — and industry predictions suggest the coming years are going to move very quickly. Initiatives that rely on connected, data-driven technologies generated $5.1 billion in 2017. By 2023, the total is projected to climb to $21.7 billion. Industry 4.0 runs on a new generation of technology and takes a drastically different approach to production. Manufacturers…

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How Metal AM is Changing the Aerospace Industry

  • 23 January 2019
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The aerospace industry is highly dependent on small, precise parts being produced in low volumes. Manufacturing these parts is predictably difficult, which helps to explain why the industry is dominated by a few major players. Startups simply didn’t have the capital or resources to build parts in-house — not before metal additive manufacturing (AM) arrived. What is Metal AM? Additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing or AM) typically uses plastics and polymers to print components and tools. Now, objects…