Arburg was the first major injection molding machine maker to jump into the additive manufacturing market.

3D printing proving skeptics (like me) wrong — Talking Points

June 22, 2023
While it won't replace injection molding anytime soon, processors should consider adding the technology to run alongside traditional processes.
Wilson Sporting Goods
DeMarini, a maker of baseball and softball equipment, including these bats, has started using printers from Nexa3D to print plastic molds for some components of its youth bats. DeMarini is a division of Wilson Sporting Goods.
Additive Manufacturing

Precision, ease of use give 3D printer users freedom of design

June 19, 2023
Complex parts — such as the sacrificial molds bat maker Wilson Sporting Goods uses to develop prototypes more quickly — represent new opportunities.
Align Technology Inc.
Align Technology has leveraged 3D printers' potential for the mass production of custom parts by using stereolithography 3D printers from 3D Systems Corp. to make custom dental aligners for 15 million patients.
Additive Manufacturing

3D printers provide tailored fit to meet mass-customization demand

June 14, 2023
Technologies offer way to make one-off products — including dental aligners, prosthetics, even toys — easy.
New Scale Robotics' Q-Span automated gauging system works with Universal Robots cobots.
Product Innovations

Thread-gauging system works with UR cobots

June 14, 2023
New Scale Robotics' Q-Span automated gauging system replaces manual sampling and eliminates human error.
Exair's Intellistat ion air nozzle neutralizes static.
Product Innovations

Exair ion nozzle is suited for clean rooms

June 13, 2023
The Intellistat air nozzle can reduce 1,000 volts to less than 100 in 0.6 second and up to 24 inches away.

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HP Inc.
The Jet Fusion 5420W 3D printers from HP boast consistent, high-quality production, industrial-grade reliability, low cost per part and enhanced manufacturing predictability.
Additive Manufacturing

3D printing OEMs eye bigger volumes

June 12, 2023
Evolving additive manufacturing processes are beginning to scale up.
Suhner's all-electric, active compliance device uses high-frequency measurements to monitor force and acceleration of end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) throughout material removal applications.
Molds & Tooling

Suhner compliance device monitors EOAT

June 12, 2023
The EFC-02 ensures maintenance of perfect surface contact, so the robot performing the material removal stays on a steady path.
Coperion K-Tron
Coperion K-Tron has added the twin-screw ProRate Plus-MT to its portfolio of feeders.
Product Innovations

ProRate Plus-MT handles difficult powder additives

June 9, 2023
The economical Coperion K-Tron feeders now feature twin-screw configuration.
WeighPack Systems
The BI 600 automatic bag inserter and BU 600 automatic bag uncuffer from WeighPack Systems can help manufacturers package their goods.
Product Innovations

WeighPack systems handle bulk-bagging tasks

June 8, 2023
The systems eliminate the need for manually inserting bags into cases or uncuffing and sealing bags prior to closing cases.
Nexa3D has designed its new Xip Pro 3D printers so that they can work in conjunction with each other and automation, enabling manufacturers to manage multiple builds at once.
Additive Manufacturing

Speed, size give Nexa3D printer leg up on large volumes

June 8, 2023
New printer is designed to handle large parts, work in conjunction with other systems to produce multiple parts at once.
Guill Tool
Guill Tool's spiderless die conserves resin in pipe applications.

Guill die helps conserve material

June 7, 2023
The spiderless die can be used to produce larger-diameter tubes and pipes.