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Grow profitably, gain market share, strengthen global business: The CHIRON Group is pursuing ambitious goals for the coming years. In order to promote the achievement of these goals, the company stands out from the competition beyond its product range. For example, it provides customers and potential customers with further arguments in favour of the CHIRON Group through its commitment to the central future topic of sustainability.

For four days, Formnext 2022 turned host city Frankfurt into the global capital of industrial 3D printing. And this year’s exhibition was very much in tune with the times. As the coronavirus pandemic continues and new political and economic challenges emerge as a result, additive manufacturing can play a key role in decentralizing manufacturing processes and production, making supply chains more resilient, and facilitating resource and energy efficient production in order to get innovative new products onto the market faster.

• Advanced manufacturing start-ups from around the world competed for a spot on Hexagon’s Sixth Sense open innovation platform, with 8 now getting the chance to win the top two coveted positions.

• Sixth Sense was set up by manufacturing leader Hexagon in order to help de-risk the innovative and exciting solutions developed by start-ups that may otherwise not reach the right customers.
• This second cohort’s technical challenge focusses on digital reality and automation, and was targeted at seeking out some of the best tech advances to tackle prevalent issues such as sustainability, supply chain instability and improving how people work in engineering and manufacturing.

A very high visitor response, a wealth of world premieres and a variety of modern technologies, applications and materials: Formnext 2022 got off to an extremely successful start today and will continue to present the world's elite in additive manufacturing in Frankfurt am Main until 18 November 2022.

Razorleaf Corporation, a leading global PLM consulting and systems integrator, today announced the appointment of Joseph A. Stock as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Stock has more than two decades of experience in accounting and finance positions in the software, manufacturing, and engineering industries.

Riven’s software to be integrated into GrabCAD Additive Manufacturing Platform and harness machine learning to help customers print more accurate parts and accelerate parts inspection
Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, announced today the acquisition of quality assurance software company Riven. The Berkeley, Calif.,-based start-up has been a Stratasys connectivity software partner and its cloud-based software solution will now be fully integrated into Stratasys’ GrabCAD® Additive Manufacturing Platform, benefiting customers using any Stratasys 3D printer running GrabCAD Print software.

“We believe that by identifying state of the art technology platforms and cultivating them under the Stratasys umbrella, companies like Riven can add incremental growth engines to our platform. By integrating Riven’s offerings into our GrabCAD software platform, we will enable more manufacturing customers to adopt Stratasys solutions for end-use parts production,” said Stratasys Vice President of Global Software Shaul Samara. “This important functionality will help ensure production-scale parts are 3D printed accurately and can be inspected quickly within a closed-loop additive manufacturing process. The acquisition of Riven is another example of how we are working to ensure we are providing our customers with complete solutions across the entire additive manufacturing digital thread.”

Riven’s cloud-based software helps customers quickly inspect, diagnose, and automatically correct deviations between CAD files and actual printed parts, resulting in more accurate parts at a lower overall cost. A new version in testing uses artificial intelligence to pre-adjust the models automatically. Parts inspection in particular can be a significant bottleneck in the production process, in many cases creating delays of weeks or months. By integrating Riven’s software into a closed-loop 3D printing process, Stratasys will be able to help its customers scale their shipments of 3D printed end-use parts while reducing waste through fewer iterations to improve sustainability.

“It’s been clear to us for some time how much quality is in Stratasys’ DNA, so we knew joining them would be a great fit,” said Riven founder James Page, who will now be a software vice president at Stratasys. “Our combined mission is to ensure that users’ 3D printed reality matches the CAD file each time. By enabling even higher accuracy, we can open new markets and applications.”

Stratasys’ GrabCAD AM Platform enables two-way connectivity between 3D printers, additive manufacturing and enterprise applications, and broader Industry 4.0 infrastructure. The open and enterprise-ready platform brings together GrabCAD applications and functionality from GrabCAD Software Partners. This allows manufacturers to manage their production-scale additive manufacturing operations across the entire digital thread, from design through production.

The acquisition, which closed in October 2022, included all intellectual property associated with Warp Adaptive Modeling (WAM) and Predictive WAM (PWAM). Members of the Riven team will be integrated into the Stratasys Software business unit.
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Farsoon is joining the ColdMetalFusion Alliance to provide industrial-grade SLS machines for high throughput manufacturing operations. The company plans to use its long experience on building up a large portfolio of open industrial 3D printers to set new standards for the reliable production of green parts in sinter-based AM.

Dassault Systèmes has acquired Diota, developer of assembly assistance and quality control software solutions for manufacturing and operations. The acquisition will expand Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform with actionable virtual twin experiences on the shop floor, enabling customers in the aerospace and defense, industrial equipment, and transportation and mobility industries to optimize the performance of complex industrial processes and boost their operational efficiency.

Companies at the forefront of additive manufacturing including Linde, Audi, EOS, GE, MTU Aero Engines, Oerlikon, Siemens and the Technical University of Munich have agreed to establish the "Bavarian AM Cluster"
Aim of the cluster is to foster greater cooperation between organisations to overcome technical and economic challenges on the path to AM industrialization

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