Industry News of Note: February 2019
Additive Manufacturing Conference issues call for speakers, Mazak makes big “smart factory” investment and other manufacturing industry news.
The call for speakers has opened for the 2019 Additive Manufacturing Conference, taking place August 27-29 in Austin, Texas. The newly expanded event focuses on industrial applications of 3D-printing technologies for making functional components and end-use parts.
“Our growth has come in large part because of the knowledge, quality and insight of our speakers and presenters,” says Peter Zelinski, content director for the conference. “As we expand the conference this year, we’ll keep our focus on carefully building a valuable conference program addressing important aspects of AM.”
Additive Manufacturing Conference attendees represent companies ranging from multinational original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to independent contract manufacturers in industries ranging from aerospace to medical to consumer products producers.Attendees include business owners, executives and engineers. The one commonality is their interest in evolving their application of industrial additive manufacturing technologies.
The deadline for papers is April 19, 2019. Abstracts should be 200 to 300 words and can be submitted online here.
Here is some more news to note:
- CCAM Consortium Welcomes Additive Manufacturing Fellow – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has welcomed Dr. Richard P. Martukanitz as its Additive Manufacturing (AM) CCAM Fellow to guide AM program research and development.
- Mazak Investing $8.5 Million for iSmart Factory Expansion – Mazak Corp. has announced its intention to invest $8.5 million for a manufacturing technology cell, with four load/unload stations, that will incorporate three different models of machines, three different size work pallets and one new raw material/stocker system all in one cell.
- Custom-Built Engine Helps to Raise More Than $100K for Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes – Sunnen’s Engine Charity Sweepstakes has broken its fundraising record by offering a Sonny Automotive Racing custom-built engine as the prize for its 30th annual sweepstakes.
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A new metal AM system for batches of end-use parts was designed to permit productivity and machine pricing comparable to a CNC machine tool.