3D Printing News Briefs, March 5, 2022: Business, Research and More – 3DPrint.com

We’ll take care of some business first in today’s 3D printing briefs, as Sigma Labs promoted Jacob Brunsberg to President and COO and one of CORE’s portfolio companies Industrial acquired another manufacturing company. Ultimaker and CASTOR announced an integration, and Dassault Systèmes announced a very exciting new fab lab coming to Haiti. Verizon supports innovation and research at Penn State and Caltech, and finally, a maker of 3D-printed housings to convert vintage camera lenses into cinema lenses.

Sigma Labs promotes senior vice president to president and chief operating officer

Quality monitoring software developer Sigma Labs (NASDAQ: SGLB) announced that it has promoted Jacob Brunsbery to president and chief operating officer, reporting to CEO Mark Ruport. Brunsberg joined Sigma Labs in September 2021, leading the company’s product management and marketing resources and strategic relationships; previously, he was P&L manager for GE’s Binder Jet Technology unit. As President and COO, he will oversee strategic initiatives to accelerate the company’s growth and performance, including its transition to a software-only offering and the addition of a subscription pricing model. , and expand its OEM and partner ecosystem.

“I am humbled and thrilled to accept the new role and responsibility. I came to Sigma Labs with a passion for the industrialization of additive manufacturing and I am honored to be able to lead and serve a team with this level of talent. , potential and technology,” said Brunsberg. “Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing by setting the standard for in situ quality monitoring and analysis. forefront, we will practice radical collaboration with the goal of reducing additive process chain costs, ensuring reliability and repeatability, and providing a standardized approach to quality across the additive manufacturing landscape .

CORE Industrial Portfolio Company Acquires Haven Manufacturing

CGI Automated Manufacturing, a portfolio company of CORE Industrial Partners, has acquired full-service engineering component contractor Haven Manufacturing, making it the fourth complementary acquisition to CORE’s CGI platform, launched in August. Founded in 1966, Haven operates two facilities, one in Indiana and one in Michigan, and, according to CGI President TJ Chung, is “strategically located” to serve major medical device and equipment manufacturers in these regions. With ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 certifications, in addition to being ITAR compliant and FDA registered, Haven specializes in components for medical equipment and devices with its suite of manufacturing services and division of metrology.

“My partners and I believe in the fundamental element of teamwork, with pride and respect for our employees and our customers. We believe that the quality of the entire team and their dedication to problem solving has been, and continues to be, the critical element to our success,” said Len Feddema, president of Haven Manufacturing. “Together with CGI and CORE, we are excited to expand beyond Haven to even better serve our valued customers.

Ultimaker and CASTOR announce integration

Software company CASTOR and 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker have partnered to launch an integration between the Ultimaker Digital Factory and CASTOR’s part screening software. The integration allows users to scan all their parts at once, estimate their degree of printability with an Ultimaker system, calculate time and cost, and produce parts directly with Ultimaker Digital Factory. You can access CASTOR on Ultimaker’s Digital Factory Marketplace here.

“This is great news for users of Ultimaker printers, who now have a tool to help them find new business cases and uncover cost reduction opportunities with their existing hardware. We are proud to have developed the capabilities that allow us to integrate CASTOR with leading AM companies and workflow software, and we look forward to further collaborations that will help streamline the use of the benefits of 3D printing,” said Omer Blaier, co-founder and CEO. of CASTOR.

Self-replicating Fab Lab in Haiti by Dassault & Fab Foundation

At the recent 3DEXPERIENCE World 2022 virtual event, Dassault Systèmes and The Fab Foundation, in collaboration with Paul Altidor, former Haitian Ambassador to the United States, announced a planned fab lab in Jérémie, Haiti. Aimed at stimulating and increasing the digital fabrication skills of local makers, Fab Lab Jérémie is the fifth fab lab set up by Dassault and the Fab Foundation, with others located in Bhutan, Chile, Nepal and Rwanda. . But what’s different about this one is the fact that it’s the first in a series of “self-replicating” fab labs capable of making machines capable of creating the components, the machines and the tools needed to set up and operate another functional fab lab.

“We’ve partnered with MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms on a project called ‘Machines That Build’, and we can now produce the machines for a maker lab, in a maker lab, for about 1/10th the ready-to-wear pricing off-the-shelf technology Haiti will pilot the first made-in-a-lab fabrication lab, enabling the community of Jérémie to create new economic opportunities locally and expand opportunities across the country said Sherry Lassiter, President and CEO of the Fab Foundation.

Verizon supports innovation and research at two universities

With the goal of supporting innovation and research in improving manufacturing, as well as partnering with universities, corporations, national labs, government/military, and startups to explore how 5G can disrupt and transforming industries, Verizon is bringing its 5G Ultra Wideband to Penn State’s Innovation Park and the Caltech Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST). CAST engineers will examine how AI, 5G Ultra Wideband, and mobile edge computing can help smart drones detect, interpret, and respond to weather changes in real time, while Penn State researchers will explore how 5G can improve manufacturing, leading to new R&D partnerships to improve workforce development and commercial applications, as well as education and access to 3D printing.

“We are excited to partner with Verizon to bring advanced digital connectivity to Penn State and enable new innovations in digital connectivity. Having 5G capabilities in CIMP-3D creates unique opportunities to drive the use and adoption of additive manufacturing as we enter the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0,” said Tim Simpson, Professor Paul Morrow of Engineering Design and Manufacturing and co-director of the Center for Innovation in Direct Digital Deposition Materials Processing (CIMP-3D).

3D printed housings convert photo lenses into video lenses

Finally, vintage photography lenses, while attractive and useful for producing footage that is difficult to shoot with modern glass, aren’t really meant for video, as they have to be operated by hand, focus rings and aperture being moved manually instead of a gimbal motor; Plus, there’s usually a lot of post-processing involved. But maker Edward Park used Fusion 360 to design 3D-printable housings that can be used to easily convert vintage photo lenses into DIY cine lenses, and made the files available for free download on Thingiverse. Only six 3D printed parts and a few grub screws are needed for the project, and the housings can be attached to the outside of the lens without any modifications.

“This lens housing has an outer diameter of 114mm, and the focal gear is also applied with a standard gear pitch of 0.8M applied to cinema lenses. (Outer diameter 114mm/141T) The larger the outer diameter of the lens, the heavier it is, but the larger the outer diameter of the focus ring, the more accurately the focus can be adjusted. This is useful when using a dedicated auxiliary device for other cinema lenses,” Park wrote of his design.

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