Auto Parts Joint Venture To Add 200 Jobs In Indiana

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on Friday announced that its Indiana-based joint venture plans to build a second auto parts factory and add about 200 jobs in coming years. its second plant will make turning and heat treatment processes and increase the business’ overall production capacity.

Indiana Company Bringing Product Manufacturing Back…

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Indiana Company Bringing Product Manufacturing Back to America” By Design-2-Part Magazine. a manufacturer of liquid handling products located in Fontanet, Indiana, recently announced that a number of its products being produced in China will return to be manufactured in America. Bringing our products back to domestic manufacturing will increase jobs at our company and will give us more control over the entire production process,” according to Goda in a statement.

ITAMCO Hosts Its 2nd Annual Additive Manufacturing Summit

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Plymouth, Indiana. ITAMCO ( Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies ) is hosting its 2nd Annual Additive Manufacturing Summit this summer. It will be on Tuesday, July 23 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Old Bag Factory in Goshen, Indiana. July 8, 2019.

3D Scanning and 3D Printing Restore a Man's Face After Cancer

Jerry Faber recovered from cancer, but he lost part of his nose in the process. 3D Printing 3D Scanning Medical 3D Printing 3D printed facial prosthetic 3d printed nose 3d printed prosthesis Indiana University School of DentistryHe had three plastic surgeries to try to restore his facial anatomy, but all of them failed, leaving Faber discouraged. View the entire article via our website.

Thermwood’s LSAM process sets sail with 3D printed hull pattern

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In a project spanning two weeks worth of working days, and 30 hours 3D printer time, Indiana’s Thermwood Corporation has completed a 3,000 lb (1,363 kg) pattern for the hull of a fiberglass motorboat. The watertight design is the product of a collaboration between polymer pigment and engineering firm Techmer PM, and mold specialist Marine Concepts, […].

ITAMCO Wins Contract with US Air Force to Develop 3D-Printed Runway Mat

Additive Manufacturing

Plymouth, Indiana. ITAMCO ( Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies ) is part of a team developing a new runway mat for the United States Air Force. By Kathy Levy. May 20, 2019.

Notre Dame Partners with Industry and America Makes: Focusing on American Innovation and Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

According to Schmid, in high-performance additive manufacturing involving powder bed processing, between 5-20% of the powder used in the process is actually fused into useful parts. Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies J&J Joe Budzinski Joel D.

When a Medical Part Requires a New Process

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Medical OEMs’ demands on high quality custom manufacturing firms are so great that they have inspired some industry-leading suppliers to develop new manufacturing processes or technologies to meet these exacting customer needs. We had the expertise in mold design, automation, and processing.

Atlas 3D’s Sunata™ Software Turns Designs Into Successful Builds…Every Time!

Additive Manufacturing

Plymouth, Indiana — February 22, 2018 —The new Sunata™ software from Atlas 3D ends the trial-and-error guesswork of metal additive manufacturing. The technology group at ITAMCO ( Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Company ) worked with the developers at Atlas 3D to create Sunata.

ITAMCO Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Additive Manufacturing

Plymouth, Indiana—September 2, 2015— Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies ( ITAMCO ) celebrated its 60th anniversary in August. Founded in 1955, the Northern Indiana-based manufacturer has grown from a single 4000 sq. Plymouth, Indiana 46563.

3D Printing Gave This Cancer Survivor a New Jaw

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IFL Science reports: In 2012, however, his story was discovered by Dr Travis Bellicchi, a maxillofacial prosthetics specialist at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. “They had been struggling to get the same results for a long time when they were using the traditional process.”

Metal 3D Printing Startup MatterFab Raises $5.75 Million From GE Ventures

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MatterFab wants to change the way metal 3D printing is done by making the process more scalable and affordable. The Series A funding was led by GE Ventures, with participation from the Innovate Indiana Fund.

Aaron Pullen @ Additive Manufacturing Consultant of Fishers, IN achieves Six Sigma Black Belt Professional Certification through the Management and Strategy Institute

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com Additive Manufacturing Consultant of Fishers, IN achieves Six Sigma Black Belt Professional Certification through the Management and Strategy Institute Fishers, Indiana – Aaron Pullen of About Aaron Pullen: Aaron is a local resident of Fishers, Indiana and through com works in the Additive Manufacturing arena of 3D Professional and Production Printers helping Indiana Manufacturers to implement strategic technology resources or outsource.

Thermwood and Bell 3D Print Helicopter Blade Mold

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The Process. This extraordinary achievement was made possible by a new, larger melt core recently installed on Thermwood’s LSAM system at its Development/Demonstration Lab in Southern Indiana. Continuous Cooling Print Process. Bell Investigates Multiple Manufacturing Processes.

March Madness and the Importance of Data Management Fundamentals

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And, like any good Indiana boy born with a basketball in hand, I like to keep an eye on the tournament. Often times, access to the engineering data at the right time in the design process, is as choreographed as a buzzer beating inbound play. March Madness is upon us.

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TAHOE Boats Newest Design Uses Thermwood 3D Printed Tooling

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood printed the master pattern for the boat hull at its Development/Demonstration Labs in Dale, Indiana. The entire process required only ten days to complete. Dale, Indiana 47523. TAHOE Boats , Springfield, MO.

ITAMCO Receives Grant from Department of Defense / Small Business Innovation Research Program

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Plymouth, Indiana. The breakdown of responsibilities for each team member is as follows: ITAMCO (project leader): Concept design, prototype fabrication with their EOS M290 Direct Metal Laser Sintering 3D printer, manufacturing process development. June 12, 2018.

Echo Engineering Invests $2.4 Million, Brings 60 Jobs to Michigan

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Echo’s core capabilities are said to provide risk reduction, product development speed, and, ultimately, a responsive commitment to customers’ design and engineering processes, supply chain capacity, and manufacturing processes. Echo is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with additional locations in Monroe, Michigan; Milpitas, California; Shanghai, China; and Guadalajara, Mexico. INDIANAPOLIS—Echo Engineering is investing $2.4

ITAMCO Receives DMDII Applied R&D Award for Smart Manufacturing Project

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Plymouth, Indiana. Currently, on-site process data and machine controller data are disconnected from higher-level decision-making systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. The cost savings will be realized through asset discovery and location services with the goal of realizing a plug-and-play, near-zero configuration using real-time sensor and process data. Plymouth, Indiana 46563. May 24, 2016.

3rd Dimension Accelerates Industrial 3D Metal Printing with Additive Industries

Additive Manufacturing

3rd Dimension understands how to do series production with additive manufacturing and integrates subtractive processes to create the highest quality parts for automotive, aerospace and consumer applications. Companies confirm their partnership at the Formula 1 race in Austin, Texas.

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day Three Recap: The Future

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Complex business processes. The system is connected to regulate the atmosphere so the food grows the same in Indiana as it would in India. Day three at SOLIDWORKS World focuses on the future. It’s about upcoming features in SOLIDWORKS, but also what’s possible for future of humanity.

$64 Million Digital Factory Is Said to Herald the…

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Faurecia’s Columbus, Indiana-based emissions control technologies plant represents company’s digital transformation. The automotive supplier Faurecia recently unveiled a $64 million state-of-the-art, data-driven manufacturing facility in Columbus, Indiana, that will employ 450 people. The Columbus South facility’s digital environment will feature a variety of new technologies, systems, and processes that reflect the improvements of Industry 4.0,

Thermwood – Additive Manufacturing Becoming a Disruptive Force in Marine Tooling

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It was made from Techmer’s Electrafil© ABS LT1 3DP, which has proven ideal for marine tooling applications when processed using LSAM print technology. The entire print, assembly and trim process required less than ten working days to complete. Dale, Indiana 47523.

Alcoa Invests in Aerospace Technology in Michigan to Capture Demand for Bestselling Jet Engine Parts

Additive Manufacturing

Growing aerospace demand, combined with increased output from Alcoa’s expansions in LaPorte, Indiana and Hampton, Virginia and advanced 3D printing capabilities, driving need for more HIP capacity. Will Increase Capacity to Make Larger, High-Quality Titanium, Nickel and 3D-Printed Components.

Thermwood Unveils New 3D Print Head Design

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The print head is a critical element in Thermwood’s additive manufacturing process which functions differently than other FDM thermoplastic 3D printers. The LSAM Universal Print Head can process material at temperatures up to 450oC.

NCDMM Commemorates MFG Day 2018 by Offering a Hands-on Additive Manufacturing Training to Local High School Students

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The high school students from each of the participating schools of Blairsville, Homer Center, Indiana Career & Technology Center, Greensburg-Salem, and Jeannette will receive hands-on training on both the printers and the software used to operate the printers.

America’s Manufacturing Renaissance

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NAM reports the top five states for manufacturing growth are Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa and Alabama. Experts say it’s not necessarily that manufacturing has left, it’s that it has changed processes to become more efficient by requiring less human capital.

Temperature effects with PLA printing / RepRap News


I found the pictures today, and you may find it interesting, so here is what I remember about the experiment and process - Last year when I didn''t manage to get hold of any Laywood for testing, I decided to see what effect temperature had on PLA when it''s printed smoothly at a controlled rate.

Thermwood Announces Vertical Layer Printing

Additive Manufacturing

The belts and table drives (which can be fitted to any LSAM that is at least 20 feet long), have been designed to process parts which weigh up to fifty thousand pounds.

Obama Highlights Nation’s Manufacturing Gains

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Obama was to visit a steel manufacturer Friday in Princeton, Indiana, as part of a new fall political campaign push to promote his pocketbook policies and to claim credit for the upturn in the economy. Millennium Steel Services is a minority-owned company created in 2001 as a joint venture with Toyota to supply automotive grade steel sheets to the automaker’s Indiana plant and to other auto parts makers. By Jim Kuhnhenn, AP,

NCDMM’s Ralph Resnick Reelected to Serve as a 2019 SME International Director

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Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; Program Director for Manufacturing Machines and Equipment, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia. Blairsville, Pa.

Tinkering-Based Learning in Action

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It also accurately represents what a lot of engineering design is about – tinkering with ideas, trying things out, and repeating the process until you get the resulting design you are looking for. I

UT-White House Picks UT to Lead National Composites Manufacturing Institute

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” The Institute is regionally organized around five focus areas: vehicles (Michigan); wind turbines (Colorado); compressed gas storage (Ohio); design, modeling and simulation (Indiana); and composite materials and processing technology (Tennessee supported by Kentucky).

Science Powers New Age of Experience and Innovation

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At the opening of Science in the Age of Experience 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts, Patrick Johnson, Dassault Systemes Vice President of Sciences and Corporate Research , declared “Science is what powers our experience and our future.”

America Makes Honors Ralph Resnick and Rob Gorham as Its Distinguished Collaborator Awardees

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He holds several patents in manufacturing processes and metrology. Locally, Mr. Resnick is active in the Board of Directors for the Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center (CACLC) in Indiana County; the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board; and the Westmoreland Heritage Trail.

Thermwood 3D Printed PPS Test Panel Maintains Vacuum without Coatings

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood’s Additive Printing Process. Thermwood’s additive printing process differs fundamentally from conventional Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printing. Dale, Indiana 47523. By Thermwood.

Is U.S. Manufacturing Really in Decline?

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In an often-overlooked phenomenon, quarter after quarter, year after year, companies have invested in and applied technology to the manufacturing process. By Daniel Gross, strategy+business. Did you hear that U.S. manufacturing just had another big month?

Thermwood Announces 3D Additive Manufacturing Program – Names New Machines “LSAM”

Additive Manufacturing

Dale, IN August 31st 2016: — Thermwood Corporation , located in Southern Indiana, manufactures a broad yet extensive line of CNC Routers has announced it is now offering a line of Additive Manufacturing Systems for the production of large to very large reinforced thermoplastic composite parts.

Natural Gas Boom Means U.S. Manufacturing Prospers

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The energy boost, he said, is contributing to his company’s cost savings on purchases of steel from Indiana and Pennsylvania. By Rebecca Carnes, Design-2-Part Magazine.

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Thermwood Adds Important New Features to its LSAM Print3D Additive Manufacturing Software

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Near net shape” additive manufacturing is a two-step process where the part is first printed at high speed to a size slightly larger than needed and then trimmed to the final size. No additional CAM or post processing software is required.

Faurecia Goes All In on Industry 4.0

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There’s data collection the entire process,” DeGraaf said. Faurecia opted to consolidate in Indiana. They need to understand the process between this technology and what I would say is the old technology. By Bill Koenig, Advanced Manufacturing.

Thermwood introduces new massive LSAM 3D printers with CNC technology


Thermwood Corporation, an Indiana-based manufacturing specialist, has announced a line of LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing) 3D printers for the production of large to very large reinforced thermoplastic composite parts. The machines use a two-step, near-net-shape production process.

Shirley Anderson, 68, receives a whole new 3D printed jaw after long battle with tongue cancer


Researchers at Indiana University have used 3D printing to create a complex facial prosthesis for cancer survivor Shirley Anderson, who lost his tongue, jaw, and Adam’s apple after years of surgeries and radiation therapy. The researchers have called their process the ‘IU Shirley Technique’.