Agile, and innovative
Humtown Products started up Agile Casting Solutions in January, having developed the new business together with Youngstown State University and America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
Cores, molds, skills, and new ideas
In addition to producing complex sand molds and cores for commercial programs, ACS will be a classroom and laboratory for YSU engineering students, and an incubator for new business projects testing materials or production methods, or building prototypes.
ACS operates an ExOne S-Max printer, with a 1,800x1,000x700-mm build area (LxWxH), and a build speed of 2.12-3.00 ft3/hour.
ACS is also an incubator for new business projects — like this complex and detailed shape printed in bonded sand for Freshmade3D, which follows up forming process with proprietary coating and finishing processes.
Printer in service
ExOne Co., which designed and built the 3D printer installed at ACS, is refocusing its North American organization to emphasize its industrial sand-core and mold services. Its technology service centers (including one in Troy, MI) will highlight ExOne’s binder and material sets, including cold-hardening phenolic and sodium-silicate production, and a range of ExOne 3D printer platforms and options.
Connect and quote
Thrinno is introducing a cloud-based service that will allow additive manufacturers to offer detailed and reliable quotations quickly for prospective customers, including the option of visual design feedback for their clients.
Evaluate and estimate
The ‘Thrinno Fast Quote’ helps 3D printers to evaluate and estimate work orders, drawing on design and production process data to speed up estimating.