Tradeshow Tuesday: On Display at IMTS 2018, Part 2
IMTS 2018 is only a few weeks away. This year the show will be September 10–15, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Check out this week’s slideshow to see some of what will be on display at the show.
Preparing for IMTS 2018? Be sure to check out the IMTS Zone, where you can find up-to-date information on show news, products, blogs and stories from the editors at MoldMaking Technology, Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing and more. This year, Hannover Messe, the Additive Manufacturing Conference and Top Shops are co-located with the show, so be sure to visit the IMTS Zone so you can get what you need to plan a productive event.
Featured in this week’s slideshow are products from FANUC America, Seco Tools, Sodick Inc., Absolute Machine Tools, DP Technology, Kitamura Machinery, Haas Automation, Heidenhain, Mitsubishi Electric Automation and 3D Systems.
In the short term, indirect methods of RT will continue to flourish because these methods are the most developed. In the long term, however, companies will lean toward direct methods of tooling.
Hype continues to surround additive manufacturing. These three factors can help determine whether a part is worth 3D printing.
Indirect tooling methods use the RP process to generate a pattern from which tooling inserts are made. This article describes two such indirect tooling processes - cast resin and sprayed metal tooling.