Top 5: Markforged’s Part Production For Own Use

We are glad to welcome you all to our top five of the week! While it’s Christmas Day, 3Dnatives has a weekly roundup of videos. Perhaps you’re reading this tucking into your turkey or laying on the sofa after having one too many chocolate coins. Or maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas at all, and you’re looking forward to your weekly dose of additive manufacturing video content. Either way, we’re very glad to have you join us. We have an exciting selection of videos for you this week, from Markforged’s part production, to Volkmann to a 3Dnatives original interview. We hope you enjoy.

Top 1: Markforged’s Part Production

The first video is from Markforged, an American company. It discusses how they use their technology to solve local supply chain problems. They also discuss the possibility of printing parts for their personal use. Their 3D printing technologies are used to cut down on lead times. They identify a need and then print the solution. In the video, Markforged uses ergonomic principles to create a part for automating a task that was previously done manually. This allowed for faster production and eliminated human problems such as soreness from manual handling.

Top 2: Sherri Monroe & #Talk3D

Next, we have another 3Dnative from the #Talk3D series. Sherri Monroe, Executive Director of AMGTA (or Additive Manufacturing Green Trade Association), was our guest in this video. She spoke about the AMGTA’s goals and objectives, her personal 3D printing journey, and how it can be combined with sustainable manufacturing. If you want an insight into additive manufacturing’s relationship to the environment, check out her thoughts below!

Top 3: Volkmann’s Digitized Production Line

Volkmann, a German manufacturer of metal powders and equipment, is the source of this next video. Their IDAM research project demonstrated that production lines can be digitized and automated, from unpacking to preparation and removal of supports. The project aims to ‘significantly reduce production costs’ through automation. Volkmann believes that additive manufacturing is in its future. The system can be used with current 3D printers. This system can be seen at GKN Additive, Bonn. This video includes extensive discussion on automation’s benefits for cost and efficiency.

Top 4: Additive Manufacturing, Central Nantes

Interviews with the 3D printer’s brain are a great way for you to get to know them. This video features Tugdual Le Néel, a researcher in additive manufacturing at Central Nantes (a renowned engineering school in France). We learn everything about his past, life experiences, and how 3D printing came to him. He talks about his experiences at Central Nantes as well as his current research: tool path trajectories. His team also performs simulations with many companies, including SNCF (the French national railroad company).

Top 5: Bridge Testing at Imperial College London

The final video from this week’s round up comes from the renowned university Imperial College London, known for excellence in engineering. This is Leroy Gardner’s talk as Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of Research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He discusses the world’s first 3D printed bridge, now in use in Amsterdam. He shares with viewers how the creation was made possible by combining structural engineering, robots, testing, and digital modeling. This is definitely a more technical video, so if you’re particularly well-versed on engineering this video is perfect for you!

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