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Design World serves design engineers, engineering managers and other professionals in industrial segments including factory automation, robotics, rapid prototyping, semiconductor, material handling, packaging, medical equipment and devices.
148 Episodes
When it comes to making a designed part, you have several choices: traditional machining, which covers a range of options; injection molding; and now additive manufacturing. Even more recently though, is the trend of combining metal fabrication and additive manufacturing to make parts.
How to make a car walk

How to make a car walk


What are the design challenges of developing a car that can walk? Hyundai Motor engineers recently set about exploring that idea and developed a prototype vehicle called the Elevate.
A recent interview with Daniel Lazier, Strategic Application Engineer, at Markforged, covers tips on getting the most out of your additive manufacturing project. Here are a few points from the interview.
With the recent appointment in May of Dr. Jeffrey Graves as the new president and CEO, 3D Systems will be positioned for its next phase of growth.
The additive industry is dynamic, with new techniques introduced frequently. Ethan Escowitz, CEO and founder of Arris Composites, for example, developed a technique called additive molding. This proprietary process combines additive manufacturing and high-volume molding technologies to create composite materials made of continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.
Many users of 3D printing/additive manufacturing technology are concerned with its potential impact on the environment. Often the focus is on resin-based prototypes ending up in landfills and taking years to degrade. But other materials also end up as scrap, such as that from machining and similar subtractive processes. One company has made it a mission to turn this scrap into usable metal powder for additive manufacturing (AM). The company is 6K Inc. Recently, I had a chance to interview Aaron Bent, CEO at 6K, about how they turn manufacturing scrap into additive manufacturing “gold.”
A look at recent developments with Greg Elfering, Ultimaker's newly named president of Ultimaker Americas. Ultimaker initially developed desktop 3D printers, but the company has expanded into connected 3D printers, then moved into larger systems as well as a network of 3D printing, including services
Desktop 3D printers continue to evolve. We take a look at developments in metal desktop systems with Jason Meets of Markforged.
A dozen Boston area anesthesiology residents launched an eight-week hackathon hosted on to design a rapidly deployable, minimum viable mechanical ventilator for patients with COVID-19-related ventilator-dependent lung injury. The CoVent-19 Challenge was open to teams and individuals anywhere, and finalists worked directly with Stratasys 3D printing experts and the CoVent-19 Challenge team to turn their designs into prototypes for testing.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought considerable attention to the 3D printing/additive manufacturing industry. Much of it focused on systems that work with polymer and resin materials. But what about metal additive manufacturing? How has the pandemic affected the metal side of additive manufacturing? Kevin Brigden, additive manufacturing applications engineer at Renishaw, addressed this and other developments in metal AM.
Recent events show the need for agility to meet market demands. Dr. Joe DeSimone, executive chairman of Carbon, discussed the unique levels of agility offered by additive manufacturing.
In today’s episode of Technology Forward, we explore trends in additive manufacturing. I’m speaking with Arjun Aggarwal, VP of business development at Desktop Metal. Desktop Metal uses carbon fiber to make metal 3D printing with a desktop system accessible to all engineers, designers, and manufacturers.
The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is continuously changing. We asked Justin McCurnin, Vice President of Marketing at Stratasys what trends and developments he sees today. (Stratasys was one of the founders of this industry, and not only have the engineers witnessed a number of developments, they have created many of them as well.) One of the biggest trends is the additive community’s response to the COVID pandemic. It is highlighting a little recognized capability of additive manufacturing – the importance of a near and quickly responsive supply chain.
The use of 3D printing technology to build devices with embedded electronics has evolved. In the early days, special 3D printers injected dielectric inks onto a layer of a build, creating electronic traces, to build electronic parts. Nano Dimension was the first company to develop such a system, and it continues to evolve the technology. Today, it offers Additive Manufacturing Electronics (AME).
In a recent interview with Jonah Myerberg, co-founder and CTO of Desktop Metal, we explored how metal additive manufacturing, including desktop printers, will affect automotive design and production.
Listen as Greg Thompson of Protolabs discusses how service bureaus are helping in the battle against the Coronavirus with their ability to offer a range of prototyping and manufacturing capabilities.
Disruptive is a familiar word to those in additive manufacturing. This technology has been labeled disruptive by many. As it turns out, when other types of disruption arise, you need a disruptive technology to handle it, a technology that can offer a bridge among multiple manufacturing methods to get you through the disruption. Additive manufacturing’s ability to quickly shift and build new objects is exactly what is needed during disruptive times, such as the current pandemic.
Additive manufacturing has matured to the point where software is becoming key to further adoption. An interview with Radhika Krishnan, Executive Vice President, Software Healthcare and Digitization at 3D Systems offers insight into developments in software as additive manufacturing becomes part of a hybrid manufacturing environment.
In this podcast, we explore the efforts Siemens is contributing to the pandemic. One of the things Siemens offers is its Additive Manufacturing Network
The additive community continues to impress with how quickly additive vendors meet the needs of healthcare workers and the general public in the development of protection devices. I spoke with Blake Teipel, cofounder and CEO at Essentium, on what the company has been and is doing during this pandemic.
Comments (2)

Michael Lilley

this is my first podcast from Design World. Great topic, and great conversation. Can you put some cloth on the walls? It sounds like you're talking in a bowl.

Jan 17th

Harvey Singh

Great topics but not so great audio control. The variants in sound volume is roughly 10 to 20% at the start and end of every episode.

Oct 21st
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