SWUGN Group Leader Spotlight: Rodney Hall

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This week we have been speaking with Rodney Hall from Evans, Georgia who runs the Augusta, GA SOLIDWORKS User Group , also known as AASWUG. Rodney first started learning SOLIDWORKS in 1997 and now works as a CAD administrator for a large nuclear energy project where he supports the engineering department and trains CAD users. Community Spotlight User Groups AASWUG Augusta Georgia SOLIDWORKS User Group Leader SWUGN SWUGN Spotlight“I have learned that we never stop learning.

America Makes Announces Awardees of $8M in Funding for Project Call #3

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Georgia Institute of Technology- ” A Design Guidance System for AM”. Led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, in conjunction with Siemens Corporate Technology, MSC, Senvol, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Arlington, Lockheed Martin, GKN Aerospace, Woodward, Siemens Energy, and Siemens PLM, this project team aims to address several gaps and deficiencies in the manufacturing design to print workflow with a design guidance system for AM.

Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs

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Balancing growing safety concerns with the rapid pace of innovation, UL is establishing compliance guidelines, a quality assurance framework, material search and training tools. In addition, UL is developing training and education programs, as well as a materials’ database. For training, UL has an initial course, the Foundations of 3D printing, available online through the eLearning modules. We’re excited to offer this training to our customers,” said Zhou.

When Design, Engineering and Art Come Together Magic Happens

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I had several challenges facing me – no central management for training or maintenance, and scattered licenses, some of which had expired. I benefited by enjoying ten days of vacation in the company of artist Georgia Amar.

Ahoy! Captain SOLIDWORKS!

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Harper’s passion for sailing has taken him on some amazing adventures, like sailing from the tip of South America to South Georgia Island, where he visited the grave of one of his heroes, the explorer Ernest Shackleton, who died there on the last of the three British Antarctic polar expeditions that he led more than a century ago. Following graduation, Harper went to work on Ocean Star , a leading celestial navigation training schooner.

Additive Manufacturing Roadmap

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The effort was led by David Bourell of the University of Texas at Austin, Ming Leu of Missouri University of Science and Technology, and David Rosen of Georgia Institute of Technology. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences led the development of a roadmap for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry in 1998. The effort was supported by many industrial, government, and academic organizations in the U.S. and it led to a report titled The Road to Manufacturing.

“Cheers” star and manufacturing supporter John…

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“Cheers” star and manufacturing supporter John Ratzenberger donates $1 million to bring shop classes to Georgia schools” By Clare Goldsberry, Plastics Today. That’s about to change for students in Georgia. The former Cheers actor whose voice also has graced many Pixar movies made a guest appearance on Wednesday’s Fox & Friends to announce the new program in Georgia.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces Scholarship Recipients

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Dr. Haijun Gong, an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, Ga.), Gong is well-versed in the area of additive manufacturing and has the skills to apply that experience to research and education at the intersection of unique materials and AM [ additive manufacturing ] processes,” said Dr. Daniel Cox, professor and founding chair of the Department of Manufacturing Engineering at Georgia Southern University.

Sustainable urban environments are built on a collaborative approach

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These include using blockchain to maintain land registries in Georgia, capturing geospatial data through mobile apps to enforce zoning permits in Vietnam, and mobilizing biometric ID to help eliminate fraud, waste and corruption in Nigeria. This data needs to be presented to decision makers in an intelligible manner that does not require advanced degrees or training.

America Makes Awards $8 Million to UDRI for Additive Manufacturing R&D to Support Air Force Efforts Toward Safe, More Efficient Sustainment

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Under the program, researchers and partners will assess sustainment needs within the Air Force, benchmark best practices, identify and recommend the most promising existing and emerging technologies, provide training to those who will use them and establish a vendor base of qualified suppliers. “We

2015 Manufacturers’ Summit to Focus on 3D Printing Technologies

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Whalen is Chairman of the Warren Featherbone Foundation, an educational center focusing on the manufacturing industry located in Gainesville, Georgia. Programming is designed to help manufacturers find solutions for issues including: employment and training, research, regulatory compliance, import and export, and funding. INLAND EMPIRE, CA.

Why it’s now cheaper to produce some goods in the South…

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Before World War II, red-brick textile mills that processed cotton and wove it into cloth were all over the southern United States, dotting the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama. For one, they tend to be better paid: Manufacturers these days need more highly trained workers who know how to operate automated systems. “Why it’s now cheaper to produce some goods in the South than in China” By Ana Swanson, Washington Post.

SABIC Features Additive Manufacturing, Glazing and Carriage Interior Capabilities at APTA Expo 2017

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Atlanta, Georgia – October 9, 2017 – Here at the American Public Transportation Association ( APTA ) Expo 2017 , Booth #4244 , SABIC is showcasing capabilities in additive manufacturing, glazing and carriage interiors that can help rail carriage engineers and interior designers and their suppliers expand engineering and design horizons while helping to reduce weight and maintenance, as well as capitalize on new production processes.

Reshoring: It???s not a myth (but it needs your help)

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They then must develop and commit to a strategy that increases their cost-competitiveness with foreign countries by investing in the equipment, automation, quality control, training, and other improvements they need. According to Atlanta Business Chronicle , for every four skilled workers retiring, Georgia is producing only one replacement.” By Matt Fehrmann, Plastics Today.

Technology Could Fuel a ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ Renaissance

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” Reddy says his company’s technology, which was developed at Georgia Tech and commercialized last year, can help in the production of “anything that has a thread in it,” including clothing, sleeping bags, flags and rugs. It’s how do we get those people trained and qualified and desiring to work in this environment.”. By Andrew Soergel, U.S. The digital revolution may have irreversibly changed the face of U.S. manufacturing. That might not be a bad thing.

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Despite being totally safe thanks to the trained professionals who’ll suit you up in appropriate harnesses, climbing a 30 foot pole before performing a leap of faith to a swinging trapeze, or trying to keep your balance while attempting a 45 foot high catwalk is enough to have you engaged in a battle of mind over matter. How To Make the Most of 72 Hours in Bermuda. This article was originally published on AskMen. As far as tropical destinations go, Bermuda is tough to beat.

Disruptive Technologies Are Changing Automakers’ Needs…

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billion to the construction of a new EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia, an investment that could create more than 2,000 jobs. Weiss-Aug started an apprentice program to help train workers for the trade. “Disruptive Technologies Are Changing Automakers’ Needs, Creating Opportunities for Suppliers” Autonomous, electric, and connected vehicles require new designs, new suppliers. By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine.

Are You Ready for an All-Plastic Automotive Engine?

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Now, their convergence is opening up “a whole new range of possibilities” for automakers who are seeking lighter, high-performing alternatives to metal, according to Brian Baleno, global automotive business development manager at Solvay Specialty Polymers, Alpharetta, Georgia. “At The Polimotor 2 engine will incorporate two 4-inch (102mm) diameter sprockets and one 2-inch (51mm) diameter sprocket in its valve train drive system, according to Solvay.

Is it Time to Think Differently about 3D Printing?

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The project, which also enlists the aid of Georgia Institute of Technology, Siemens Corporate Technology, Lockheed Martin, MSC, and GKN Aerospace, among others, seeks to address gaps and deficiencies that have been identified in the manufacturing design-to-print workflow. “It’s By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine. The ‘Wow!’