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Lean Manufacturing Renaissance Enabled by Additive Manufacturing

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Lean Manufacturing Renaissance Enabled by Additive Manufacturing

Date: September 25th, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm CST

http://www.stratasys.com/resources/search/events/lean-manufacturing-additive-manufacturing-webinar

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3-D-printed electrical and wireless sensors “smart cap”

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3-D-printed electrical and wireless sensors “smart cap”

According to Sung-Yueh Wu, Liwei Lin and Chen Yang from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley,” They build a 3-D-printed electrical and wireless sensors to detect the levels of bacteria in the milk”.
This applicator will sense spoiled milk. We can save money by buying the big container of milk every time.

 

3D-printed ‘smart cap’ uses electronics to sense spoiled food

https://www.nature.com/articles/micronano201536

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US Marines construct 3D-printed concrete barracks

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US Marines construct 3D-printed concrete barracks in U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Illinois.

According to the Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Friedell, AM project officer in MCSC’s Operations and Programs/G-3,” the team used a design model on an old computer, concrete, and a 3D printer. The concrete was then put through the 3D printer. It took approximately 40 hours to complete the barracks hut. If there was a robot to do the mixing and pumping, the building could easily be created in one day. This capability would enable a great partnership with the local community because it is low cost, easy to use, and robotics could print the buildings.”

 

https://www.marines.mil/News/News-Display/Article/1611532/mcsc-teams-with-marines-to-build-worlds-first-continuous-3d-printed-concrete-ba/

3D printing used in Volkswagen production

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According to Martin Goede, he is the Head of Technology Planning and Development at Volkswagen, “A complete vehicle won’t come out of a 3D printer any time soon. The goal is to integrate printed structural parts into the next vehicle generation. Over the long term, we expect to see continuous growth in lot sizes, component size and technical requirements – all the way up to components that are the size of soccer balls and are produced in lot sizes of more than 100,000 units per year.
Volkswagen has been using the process for more than 20 years now but not in mass production. In prototype construction, 3D printing has already proven itself to be a practical, effective solution. It would simply take too much work to make casting and press tools for components that are produced in small lot sizes”.

 

https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/stories/3d-printing-in-action-4177