Registration Open for June 2nd Fluid Power Industrial Consortium Advanced Manufacturing Seminar

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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Video: Project AME 3D Printed Cab

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 Sneak Peek at ORNL

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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Additive Manufacturing Applications for Fluid Power?

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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Fluid Power and Additive Manufacturing


  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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