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Charged & ready - electric air travel

18/11/2019

While electric cars are today a reality, albeit we will see many further strides yet in the development of that technology, the aerospace industry has a larger challenge and is still early into its journey. Andrew ...

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Another additive process for both plastics and metals

15/11/2019

Andrew Allcock details yet another additive manufacturing process, one that supports both metal and plastic 3D printing. It uses standard metal powder and plastic granules, using the same material for both prototypes ...

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Additive production at Bowman International

13/11/2019

Bowman Additive, part of Bowman International, is adding value to the group’s core business of bearing design and supply, innovating via plastic additive manufacturing and replacing what is traditionally a pressed metal ...

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Autodesk University, London - Generation generative

24/10/2019

​For two days in July, Autodesk hosted a London-based edition of Autodesk University.It provided a push to its cloud-hosted design-to-production collaborative software, Fusion 360, which it also expanded; saw its cloud- ...

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Convergence in view

24/10/2019

​Autodesk is a $2.6bn software business that has for a few years been talking about the convergence of design and manufacturing. Rather than separate processes, this sees the two as a single continuous effort. It takes ...

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Thoughts on EMO 2019 - Treading water

15/10/2019

”Seen anything interesting?” That’s the question, meaning ‘what’s the buzz here?’ that all journalists ask each other at any major exhibition, most recently at the biennial EMO manufacturing technology show, held last ...