In The Press

The Pentagon uses 3D printing to create artificial limbs, body armor, vehicle parts, brackets for weapons systems, and medical implants. The Defense Department inspector general found issues that could lead to theft of technology or sabotage. The inspector general's recommendations to fix the security issues have been accepted by the Read More
As 3d printing of spare parts gains a foothold, how do you get the parts made near where they are needed? Daimler Buses is using a unique and effective approach to solving this challenge.  The flexibility of 3d printing, combined with standardization and mobility allows the parts to be made near where they are needed.  Read More
Joint Additive Manufacturing Model Exchange (JAMMEX) significantly simplifies the process of sharing digital AM designs for DoD and military services personnel and increases the timely production of critical Additive Manufacturing (AM) parts to support mission needs. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recognized the NCDMM and its partners in three award categories. Read More
3D Systems will work with Raytheon Technologies, the Penn State Applied Research Lab, Johns Hopkins University, and Identify3D to optimize a component relative to an army modernization product, in order to maximize cooling and improve overall system performance. This is part of the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Processes (AMMP) program. Read More
The new program enables integration of Stratasys 3D printers in production environments with the factory floor via the GrabCAD® Software Development Kit (SDK) in order to establish two-way connectivity between Stratasys FDM® 3D printers and enterprise software applications, such as the Identify3D technology suite which provide security, usage control, and traceability of design and manufacturing Read More
Swedish software company Interspectral has announced the release of its visualization software package, AM Explorer, to the broader metal additive manufacturing market. AM Explorer was initially developed for Siemens Energy, enabling the firm to explore, monitor, and analyze data from its metal 3D printing processes. Now, Interspectral is rolling out the software to others in the market Read More
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AM offers many benefits to the supply chain. With those benefits comes risk. "Siemens has tapped the Identity3D digital rights management capabilities to deliver IP protection and to aid in manufacturing repeatability and traceability as part of its Additive Manufacturing Network platform and AM software suite." Read about the risks and what some researchers and vendors Read More
Joe Inkenbrandt dropped by the MCADCafé to chat with Sanjay Gangal. Some of what they discussed:How Identify3D got startedThe problems that Identify3D solves for manufacturersHow the Identify3D cybersecurity system worksThe primary benefits of using Identify3DSome real-world applicationsWatch the MCAD CAFE interview.