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Oerlikon and GE Additive to Collaborate on AM Industrialization

Monday, June 26, 2017
Additive-Manufacturing (AM) products and technology suppliers Oerlikon and GE Additive have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the industrialization of AM technology. The 5-yr. agreement specifies that GE Additive will be the preferred supplier of AM machines to Oerlikon; that Oerlikon will be the preferred component manufacturer and materials supplier to GE Additive; and that the companies will collaborate on machine and materials R&D. The agreement also applies to GE Additive’s affiliated companies Concept Laser and Arcam AB

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EOS Launches Life Cycle Solutions Group

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Additive-manufacturing (AM) technology supplier EOS North America, Novi, MI, has launched its Life Cycle Solutions group, a program designed to provide complete customer support for the AM industry. Life Cycle Solutions will seek to solve common AM problems by providing product installation, material selection, machine service, process improvements and upgrades for manufacturers. Darin Chartier will serve as the group’s director.

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Superior 3D Solutions Now Selling Markforged Metal X

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Superior 3D Solutions, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, has signed an agreement with Markforged to sell the company’s new Metal X 3D printer. The new printer adds to Superior 3D’s existing line of Markforged printers, which the company highlights with frequent lunch-and-learn programs and onsite demonstrations. Superior 3D will showcase the new Metal X, along with other Markforged models, at the SEMA Garage Automotive Industry Innovations Center on June 8.

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RP Platform Unveils Update to Improve AM Communication

Thursday, May 18, 2017
In its most recent software update, additive-manufacturing (AM) software provider RP Platform launched a new feature for integrating its software system into the most widely used e-mail providers. The program seeks to help additive-manufacturing companies better manage customer requests and communications by automatically creating a unique project file upon receipt of any customer request via e-mail. The file then will capture all future project communication without any manual effort.

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3D-Printing Training Program for Military Vets

Thursday, May 18, 2017
3D Veterans has partnered with America Makes and GE CATA to train U.S. veterans in the use of industrial additive-manufacturing (AM) technology. These four-week AM Bootcamps will teach military veterans 3D printing, CAD drawing and 3D scanning, as well as traditional manufacturing processes, to prepare them to enter the AM workforce. Bootcamps in three locations are scheduled for this summer: Pittsburgh (June 5-30), Los Angeles (June 26-July 21) and San Francisco (July 10-August 4). The program is free to qualified candidates, and includes a $500 stipend upon completion.

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