Tag Archives: additive manufacturing

Strategic Planning
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   The next seminar of MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) will be held on June 2, 2017 at Precision Plus in Elkhorn, WI. The focus will be on the potential and actual use of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, in fluid power. A full agenda for the seminar can be...

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Strategic Planning
Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) June 2, 2017 Precision Plus Swiss Turned Components Elkhorn, WI Register Here After a successful first seminar, the second FPIC half-day educational event has been scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2017, at Precision Plus Swiss Turned Components in Elkhorn, WI. The June 2 seminar will focus on Advanced and Additive Manufacturing.  A...

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IFPE 2017
We've written recently about the media event at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory surrounding Project AME, the production of the world's first 3-D printed hydraulic excavator (read the article here). The completed excavator is set to be on display at the IFPE 2017 show in Las Vegas March 7-11, 2017. The video below gives some background...

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Project AME
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I recently made a trip down to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to check on the progress of Project AME—the world’s first 3D-printed hydraulic excavator. (That’s it under the tarp in the above photo.) And I wasn’t alone. It was actually a media event where we invited in members...

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ORNL Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I got a good look at some possible additive manufacturing applications for fluid power on my recent tour of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) for additive manufacturing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Our friends at the CCEFP helped arrange the tour on the tail end of the...

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additive manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I’ve been asked that question more than once in the past few months, mostly by NFPA members who are beginning to examine the emerging technology of additive manufacturing and make the determination for themselves. In case you’re not familiar with the term, additive manufacturing is more commonly known as 3D...

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FIRST_fluid-power_robot
By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Had to share one more picture from my recent tour of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) for additive manufacturing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. As I’ve mentioned before, our friends at the CCEFP helped arrange the tour on the tail end of the Fluid Power Innovation and...

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Strati-LocalMotors-3D-Printed-Car
  l l by Eric Lanke One of the biggest splashes at the recent IMTS show in Chicago was the 3D-printed car. In case you haven’t heard the news, the folks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Local Motors, and Cincinnati, Inc. worked together to create the additive manufacturing technology needed to 3D print a...

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