Interest in additive manufacturing was evident at last week’s Rapid show in Pittsburgh.
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This small shop invested in production 3D printing in part because its owner expects other manufacturers to make the same move. He wanted a head start.
Without particular knowledge of G-code programming, it is possible to generate part programs with user-friendly software for shop floor programming just by answering simple questions. A free webinar sponsored by FANUC FA America on Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 PM EDT explains how.
With a reading of 48.5, the MBI showed that the metalworking industry contracted slightly in April after growing in March. Since the noticeable contraction in the second half of 2012, the industry has been virtually flat.