Software simulation is a highly valuable tool that allows designers and engineers to troubleshoot problems before they arise. Applied to 3D printing, simulation can inform the overall design of an additively manufactured product. Coupled with analysis, such softwares can optimize parameters to help save both time and money in the process. In this article we […]
This September, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), based in the UK, will launch what are described as the UK’s first additive manufacturing apprenticeships, with the goal of addressing skills shortages within the industry. The MTC is an independent research and technology organisation, aiming to bridge the gap between academia and industry. It was founded in 2010 […]
At the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, Martin Dury, Learning Design Manager, and his team are working to address the manufacturing skills gap, encouraging UK businesses to be agile and adopt new technologies. Currently, Dury is mapping a number of Additive Manufacturing Competency Frameworks for all roles in AM. The frameworks are intended to define the skills, knowledge and […]
Millions of pounds have been contributed to establish an Autodesk Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF) in the city of Birmingham in the UK. The AMF is Autodesk’s sixth technology center in the world, joining the likes of Australia’s Materials Lab, and the Pier 9 workshop in California. It is equipped with all the latest automated manufacturing technologies, […]
The UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is where 3D printing and traditional manufacturing converge. Established as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) in 2010, the centre is the product of a collaboration between Loughborough University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Nottingham and TWI. The centre’s privileged position in the market and well-cultivated contact […]
What gave Einstein so many bright ideas? How are 3D printed fakes entering the art world? Where can I get a 3D printed Tiny Rick? How many hours does it take to design a 3D printed dress? These questions and more from metal additive manufacturing to desktop 3D printing are answered in this edition of […]
April Fools! One of the most popular articles this month was Formlabs’ prank launch of Form 2 Breakfast Extensions. However, in the days that followed, the 3D printing industry saw many innovation that would continue to be referenced throughout the year. Exclusive insights This month the 2017 Wholers Report, an annual worldwide progress document of […]
In this edition of Sliced 3D printing news, we feature: BigRep, Griffith University, Höganäs, the Russian Institute of Aviation Materials, Manufacturing Technology Centre, and HP.
BigRep names Moshe …
According to the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), control is the key factor for the implementation of additive manufacturing in an industrial setting.
Speaking at …