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26 Oct 16: Early 3-D Opportunities
 
Of course, I cannot come out of the Annual Light Green Machine Institute Conference without my head buzzing with ideas.

One of these concerns in-situ 3-D printing. We have talked about this before and the plans to 3-D print a canal bridge in Amsterdam.

I think the first place we will see this in a pulp and paper mill is printing precision mounting stands for a renovation project. 

Think about it--now we go to the field, carefully measure existing dimensions, take those back to the office, produce CAD drawings, make parts and hope they fit.

If we were able to do the measuring and building all at the same time in the field, dimensions could be adjusted in real time, eliminating errors.

This will likely start with small but precise parts.  Mounts for doctor strongbacks come to mind, for instance.  Or perhaps modifications to a pump base to keep same piping centerlines with a radically different pump installation.

Its coming and coming soon.
 
 
with "LGMI Frontiers" in the subject line. 

  
As always, your comments will be appreciated.
 
 


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