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Author Name: Douglas Brown

How to Authenticate a 3D-Printed Part: ‘Explode’ and Embed a QR Code

Originally from Tech Briefs:   Billy Hurley, Digital Editorial Manager 3D-printed parts are increasingly finding their way into airplanes and operating rooms. Garter experts predict that, by 2021, 75% of new commercial and military aircraft will feature engine and airframe components made through additive manufacturing. Similarly, the use of 3D-printed medical implants are set to increase by 20 […]

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America Makes and ANSI Publish Version 2.0 of Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing

New York, June 28, 2018:  America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) today announced the publication of their Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 2.0). The roadmap is the work product of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC), a group chartered to coordinate and accelerate the development of industry-wide […]

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FLEET OF 3D-PRINTED AUTONOMOUS BOATS CAN SELF-ASSEMBLE & SUPPORT CITIES Waterway-rich cities like Amsterdam and Venice may soon include autonomous boats in their canals to help clear up road congestion. Researchers from MIT have designed a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high maneuverability and control. These boats can be 3D-printed using low-cost materials, and could serve […]

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America Makes Honors the Leaders of the Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative with Its 2017 Distinguished Collaborator Award

Also Launches New Ambassador Program to Recognize Individuals Who Continually Demonstrate Outstanding Dedication to the Institute Youngstown, Ohio — November 15, 2017. America Makes proudly announces that it honored both Jim Williams, President of All Points Additive, and Jim McCabe, Senior Director of Standards Facilitation at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), with the America Makes […]

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NASA Material Database for DoD

Majid Babai, Advanced Manufacturing Chief at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, has arranged for access to an extensive material database of test data and results on AM processes and properties on Inconel 718.  This is an exclusive opportunity for DoD and relate3d vendors. You can go to the following link, register and request access.

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Additive Manufacturing Business Model Wargame II Report

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a revolutionary technology that is changing the manufac-turing business model and the maintenance and sustainment communities it supports. In May 2016, America Makes and the Department of Defense (DoD) conducted the first AM Business Model Wargame, a simulation that focused on the business transactions in-volved when DoD requires that repair parts […]

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