Measurement & Fluids
Gary S. Vasilash
As is undoubtedly known by anyone who cares, Sebastian Vettel of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, recently won his fourth Formula One world title in a row, which puts him in the ranks of Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher.
A noticeable shift at the show this year was greater emphasis on 3D printing for production applications. This year’s show also saw established makers of conventional manufacturing equipment exhibiting their own new additive manufacturing machines.
Christina M. Fuges
The MoldMaking Technology team headed to Germany last week for the annual Euromold event focused on moldmaking, tooling, design and application development, but with a strong focus on additive manufacturing.
Can polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoforms enjoy the same recycling rates as their bottle brethren? Increasing thermoformed packaging reclaim, and that of other rigid plastics, will likely just be one goal of a new collaboration between SPI and ACC.
Modern Machine Shop
Contest participants now have access to real-time manufacturing data generated by four manufacturing suppliers.