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NEWS DESK At each annual conference, outstanding papers are also


recognized. The 2014 best papers, all of which are in press for SME’s peer-reviewed journals, explored the effects of fi ber orientation angle on machining of unidirectional CFRP


laminated composites, drop-on-demand e-jet printing and multiphysics modeling for laser microtransfer printing. For a copy of the three best articles from the 2014 NAM- RC, please contact Senior Editor Ellen Kehoe at ekehoe@ sme.org.


—Senior Editor Ellen Kehoe


Announcements SME (Dearborn, MI), the US leader in additive manufacturing and 3D- printing expertise and events, on March 4 announced that it will partner with DEMAT, to support the additive manu- facturing elements of EUROMOLD. The SME/DEMAT strategic relationship will further strengthen EUROMOLD’s posi- tion as the world’s leading exhibition on additive manufacturing and 3D printing. SME’s role in the partnership will be to provide additive manufacturing knowl- edge to EUROMOLD delegates through a newly expanded technical conference and exhibits.


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Stratasys Ltd. (Minneapolis and Rehovot, Israel), a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufactur- ing solutions, announced on Feb. 19 that it has combined Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies and RedEye to form Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys believes this move bet- ter positions the company to meet growing customer needs for additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) services as a production method. Wetmore Tool and Engineer-


ing (Chino, CA) is pleased to an- nounce the appointment of Andrew Pramschufer as Chief Executive Offi cer effective March 1, 2015. Pramschufer brings over 20 years of relevant experience to the role, having previously served as the Vice President/General Manager for BBA Aviation’s North American aerospace


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