Accelerated injection molding applications are unlocking new business models for companies like Milacron LLC, a global full-line supplier of injection molding, blow molding and extrusion machines, hot runners, mold technologies, process control systems and fluid technology. The prototyping service provider recently added PolyJet-based 3D printed injection molding to their innovative portfolio, enabling them to make significant strides in reducing development cycles and improving the delivery of customer products to market.
“Since implementing PDM, we have the foundation in place that we need to automate our processes, eliminate waste, and remove unnecessary costs. SolidWorks Enterprise PDM has allowed us to really ramp up.”
– Chip Montgomery, Team Leader
When you have to fill 60 bags of liquid soap in 60 seconds for refillable dispensers, you need automated packaging solutions that are fast, reliable, and cost-effective. ABCO Automation, Inc., has met challenges like this since 1977. For ABCO, which provides comprehensive industrial automation and fabrication services to a variety of industries, success rests on the company’s ability to develop high-quality automation equipment within a tight development window
“3D printing technology helped us advance the design and development of the Altura Zenith drone far more quickly and at a much lower cost than would have been achievable with conventional methods.”
Joost Hezemans,head designer, Aerialtronics
Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) for civilian commercial applications are one of the most exciting disruptive technologies today. With more than 200 of its aircrafts already in use, Netherlands-based Aerialtronics is poised to offer systems for applications ranging from infrastructure inspection and mapping to livestock monitoring and creative filming for advertising and marketing.
As a small company with only 35 employees, a major challenge for Aerialtronics is to develop systems that could meet the requirements of a variety of industries without spreading its resources too thin between dozens of discrete designs.
This unique seminar is the first in a series and is targeted on progressive thinkers in engineering, operations and manufacturing who seek efficiency and competitive advantage through the power of Manufacturing with 3D Printers. DASI Solutions, the leading engineering solution provider in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, is pleased to host this series featuring industry leaders and subject matter experts. Come and spend the morning with us, and learn how the best of the best have amped up their operations through rapid manufacturing.
8:30-9:00 am – Open & Overview
9:00-10:00 am – A technical Foundation for Manufacturing Applications – Stratasys
10:00-!0:15 am – Break (examine parts & printers)
10:15-10:30 am Customer/User Experience
10:30-12:00 – The impact of Additive Mfg – Scott Hill, AMTec Advisors
12:00 – 12:30 pm – Final Q&A, Wrap-up and Table-top Displays
The Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio SolidWorks user group meeting is here! This is an opportunity for you and others to network with your colleagues and peers to see how others are using SolidWorks in their workplace. This meeting is free and open to everyone.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with opening remarks and dinner. Following dinner there will be a number of great SOLIDWORKS presentations delivered by industry experts. You have the opportunity to participate in two of the four presentations shown below:
SOLIDWORKS: From Design to Delivery by Chris Setzler
SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks by Richard Doyle
SOLIDWORKS Molds Tools by Rodney Harper
SOLIDWORKS Inspection by Darin Grosser
The evening will conclude around 8:20 pm with several prize giveaways.