This edition includes a story on a new additive manufacturing factory at Caterpillar that focuses on aftermarket parts today in preparation for production parts in the future, how AM has made it possible to produce a medical tool that offers surgeons better control during ACL repair or replacement surgery, the way forward for an independent manufacturer offering AM and a discussion on the challenges of AM that OEMs, users and others are watching with interest.
Something of note in this issue is mention of our third annual Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMC) taking place alongside the International Manufacturing and Technology Show in Chicago, IL, at McCormick Place. The focus of the conference is on industrial applications of additive technologies for making functional components and end-use production parts. It will cover the processes, applications and materials to give you practical knowledge on how to implement AM in your facility.Your AMC registration will include full access to the more than 2,000 exhibitors that will be on display. Registration for the conference opens this month, so please check back for details.