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    To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

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    Watching Star Trek as a kid (reruns of course!) was just amazing. All those cool gadgets they had made me want to be on the Star Ship Enterprise. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had those gadgets? Well, with Additive Manufacturing, we can start to see the future now.
    Additive Manufacturing is all the rage in the news lately. Even though this industry has been around for over 30 years, it is now becoming mainstream.  Additive Manufacturing is expected to grow to a $300 Billion business by 2030.
    “We have seen 3D printing begin to have a secure impact in design and manufacturing of a product. The biggest impact the 3D printing has is on prototyping of products and what we are seeing is in actual products that are used in real life,” says Greg Eden of Autodesk.

    Additive Manufacturing is having a huge impact on how manufacturers look at product design. This industry has grown over 26% in the last year alone. Medicine, dentistry, construction, automotive, and aerospace are all using this technology right now and its use will only become more widespread.

    The International Space Station even has a 3D Printer onboard to make parts that are needed for fast fixes to problems that pop up. Parts can be created that are stronger and more lightweight than ever before. For example, an aluminum part can be made with the strength of steel using this process.

    Design is limited by only the imagination with this technology, unlike conventional technology where you are stuck with particular challenges of the equipment being used.
    I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this growing industry. Yesterday’s science fiction is now today’s reality.

    Additive Manufacturing

    Shots, Shots, Shots, Shot, Shot,Shots…Additive Manufacturing

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    by Colleen Harmes

    Additive Manufacturing or AM, is the industrial version of 3D printing, whereby 3D objects are made by adding layer upon layer of material.

    This technology was invented at MIT where they are working on machines that can build machines among other ongoing projects.

    Now, this technology is about to be in a bar near you. Jevo, developed by Food and Beverage Innovations, is the first automated gelatin shot maker.

    Let’s hear it for innovative manufacturing! The idea for this jello-shot maker is so simple, I wish I would have thought of it.

    This technology of making alcohol filled jello shots come out of a machine took them 3 years to develop out in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

    All the cool stuff is in Oregon, right?

    How it works is simple. A bartender pops in a canister of jello powder, adds in your choice of alcohol, and voila, Jevo has just made 20 jello shots for you and your friends to enjoy. You can choose from nine different flavors of jello and any alcohol you prefer. This process used to take hours before Jevo. Now you can have your party starting in 10 minutes thanks to additive manufacturing.

    One caveat of trying to build possibly the coolest party machine ever was the fact that all of the materials available to Food and Beverage Innovations was not  compatible with food and beverage companies. Trying to get a product to market quickly and finding that almost all of the materials used in 3D Printing are not food safe made things difficult. Then they found Plural AM.

    Plural AM is just five minutes from Food and Beverage Innovations offices and they supplied them with the food-safe 3D printing thermoplastics they needed. These two companies started to work together to fabricate the different components needed. They had to remake a part with tight clearances  four times to get it to work perfectly. Now that everything is working as it should, they have moved into production and have eight beta testers using Jevo and sending feedback to Food and Beverage Innovations. “By the end of the year, Levitsky said that the firm intends to manufacture a few hundred machines before unleashing over 5,000 on the world in 2017.”

    Wouldn’t it be cool to know that your first jello shot from a machine was made with 3D printing/Additive Manufacturing?

    For more info and to purchase books on manufacturing, engineering, thought leadership, and supply chain head to our website at http://www.brithe-publishing.com/ .

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    To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

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    Watching Star Trek as a kid (reruns of course!) was just amazing. All those cool gadgets they had made me want to be on the Star Ship Enterprise. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had those gadgets? Well, with Additive Manufacturing, we can start to see the future now.
    Additive Manufacturing is all the rage in the news lately. Even though this industry has been around for over 30 years, it is now becoming mainstream.  Additive Manufacturing is expected to grow to a $300 Billion business by 2030.
    “We have seen 3D printing begin to have a secure impact in design and manufacturing of a product. The biggest impact the 3D printing has is on prototyping of products and what we are seeing is in actual products that are used in real life,” says Greg Eden of Autodesk.

    Additive Manufacturing is having a huge impact on how manufacturers look at product design. This industry has grown over 26% in the last year alone. Medicine, dentistry, construction, automotive, and aerospace are all using this technology right now and its use will only become more widespread.

    The International Space Station even has a 3D Printer onboard to make parts that are needed for fast fixes to problems that pop up. Parts can be created that are stronger and more lightweight than ever before. For example, an aluminum part can be made with the strength of steel using this process.

    Design is limited by only the imagination with this technology, unlike conventional technology where you are stuck with particular challenges of the equipment being used.
    I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this growing industry. Yesterday’s science fiction is now today’s reality.

    Additive Manufacturing

    Shots, Shots, Shots, Shot, Shot,Shots…Additive Manufacturing

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    by Colleen Harmes

    Additive Manufacturing or AM, is the industrial version of 3D printing, whereby 3D objects are made by adding layer upon layer of material.

    This technology was invented at MIT where they are working on machines that can build machines among other ongoing projects.

    Now, this technology is about to be in a bar near you. Jevo, developed by Food and Beverage Innovations, is the first automated gelatin shot maker.

    Let’s hear it for innovative manufacturing! The idea for this jello-shot maker is so simple, I wish I would have thought of it.

    This technology of making alcohol filled jello shots come out of a machine took them 3 years to develop out in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

    All the cool stuff is in Oregon, right?

    How it works is simple. A bartender pops in a canister of jello powder, adds in your choice of alcohol, and voila, Jevo has just made 20 jello shots for you and your friends to enjoy. You can choose from nine different flavors of jello and any alcohol you prefer. This process used to take hours before Jevo. Now you can have your party starting in 10 minutes thanks to additive manufacturing.

    One caveat of trying to build possibly the coolest party machine ever was the fact that all of the materials available to Food and Beverage Innovations was not  compatible with food and beverage companies. Trying to get a product to market quickly and finding that almost all of the materials used in 3D Printing are not food safe made things difficult. Then they found Plural AM.

    Plural AM is just five minutes from Food and Beverage Innovations offices and they supplied them with the food-safe 3D printing thermoplastics they needed. These two companies started to work together to fabricate the different components needed. They had to remake a part with tight clearances  four times to get it to work perfectly. Now that everything is working as it should, they have moved into production and have eight beta testers using Jevo and sending feedback to Food and Beverage Innovations. “By the end of the year, Levitsky said that the firm intends to manufacture a few hundred machines before unleashing over 5,000 on the world in 2017.”

    Wouldn’t it be cool to know that your first jello shot from a machine was made with 3D printing/Additive Manufacturing?

    For more info and to purchase books on manufacturing, engineering, thought leadership, and supply chain head to our website at http://www.brithe-publishing.com/ .

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