Les informations de la semaine

AEFA  2013
Les prochaines Assises Européennes de Prototypage & Fabrication Rapides se tiendront à Paris les 25, 26 et 27 juin 2013. The next conference will be held on the 25, 26 and 27 June 2013 in Paris.

Pour plus d’informations :

Access to                AEFA’2013 website

Accès à l’appel à                communication

Call to                contributions

Accès à l’espace                exposants

Usinage économique des implants

La société américaine PPM fabrique à moindre coût des prothèses orthopédiques grâce aux fraiseuses Haas. Pour voir la vidéo : http://haascnc.fb.mi.addemar.com/c2076/e1238839/h81334/t2/s0/index.html

Stratasys Ltd. : résultats financiers 2012

Stratasys Ltd. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012, the first quarter of combined results for Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd. following the December 1, 2012 completion of their merger.

  • Revenue of $96.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 represents a 23% increase over the $78.3 million recorded for the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income of $16.3 million for the fourth quarter, or $0.40 per share, represents a 40% increase over the $11.7 million, or $0.30 per share, reported for the same period last year.
  • GAAP Net Income for the fourth quarter was a loss of $3.5 million, or ($0.09) per share, versus a loss of $6.3 million, or ($0.17) per share, for the same period last year.
  • Revenue of $359.0 million for fiscal 2012 represents a 30% increase over the $277.0 million reported for same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income of $59.6 million for fiscal 2012, or $1.49 per share, represents a 60% increase over the $37.2 million, or $0.94 per share, recorded for the same period last year.
  • GAAP Net Income for fiscal 2012 was a loss of $21.6 million, or ($0.58) per share, versus a loss of $30.9 million, or ($0.84) per share, for the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP Gross Margins improved to 58.0% from 56.5% in fiscal 2012, and improved to 57.8% from 56.9% in the fourth quarter over prior year periods.
  • GAAP Gross Margins improved to 45.7% from 40.8% in fiscal 2012, and improved to 46.1% from 42.9% in the fourth quarter over prior year periods.
  • The Company has shipped 29,816 systems worldwide as of December 31, 2012.
  • Fiscal 2012 year-end system backlog totaled $28.6 million.

“Our financial results reflect the strong demand for our products driven by the rapidly growing interest in additive manufacturing worldwide, as more companies are recognizing how our technology can reshape the way their products are designed and manufactured,” said David Reis, chief executive officer of Stratasys. “Our results and strong year-end backlog are made more impressive when you consider the significant amount of resources committed during the period to complete our game-changing merger, which included the initiation of an integration plan for our worldwide sales, marketing and service organization and their related support infrastructure. We are very pleased with our first financial results as a combined company.” Following completion of the merger between Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd., the Company benefits from a global network of more than 260 resellers and independent sales agents that sell Stratasys products and services worldwide. In this connection, the Company has initiated a comprehensive integration plan, which includes a cross-training program to enable its reseller and sales agent network to market and sell the combined product and service portfolio.  The Company expects to conclude the cross-training process within 18 months, yielding a more capable reseller network. The Company spent a net amount of $33.3 million, or 9.3% of its 2012 revenue, on research and development on a pro forma non-GAAP basis and $36.9 million, or 10.3% on a pro forma GAAP basis. The Company’s ongoing combined R&D investments yielded a number of product introductions in the fourth quarter, including:

  • Launch of the Objet1000 – the world’s most effective large-format 3D printer for industrial scale prototypes.
  • Launch of the Scholar – an accessible and highly affordable PolyJet 3D printer package for academia.
  • Introduction of black color ULTEM 9085 – a high-performance thermoplastic, for use in its FDM 3D printing process.
  • Introduction of new rigid black PolyJet material and 16 new rigid/rubber-like composites – bringing availability of PolyJet materials to more than 120.

In 2013, the Company will continue significant investment in its R&D efforts, focusing on further developing its proprietary technologies, enhancing its AM systems, and developing new systems and materials in order to broaden its product offerings.

Pour plus d’informations : Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012, the first quarter of combined results for Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd. following the December 1, 2012 completion of their merger.

Financial Results Summary (Pro Forma Combined Basis):

  • Revenue of $96.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 represents a 23% increase over the $78.3 million recorded for the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income of $16.3 million for the fourth quarter, or $0.40 per share, represents a 40% increase over the $11.7 million, or $0.30 per share, reported for the same period last year.
  • GAAP Net Income for the fourth quarter was a loss of $3.5 million, or ($0.09) per share, versus a loss of $6.3 million, or ($0.17) per share, for the same period last year.
  • Revenue of $359.0 million for fiscal 2012 represents a 30% increase over the $277.0 million reported for same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income of $59.6 million for fiscal 2012, or $1.49 per share, represents a 60% increase over the $37.2 million, or $0.94 per share, recorded for the same period last year.
  • GAAP Net Income for fiscal 2012 was a loss of $21.6 million, or ($0.58) per share, versus a loss of $30.9 million, or ($0.84) per share, for the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP Gross Margins improved to 58.0% from 56.5% in fiscal 2012, and improved to 57.8% from 56.9% in the fourth quarter over prior year periods.
  • GAAP Gross Margins improved to 45.7% from 40.8% in fiscal 2012, and improved to 46.1% from 42.9% in the fourth quarter over prior year periods.
  • The Company has shipped 29,816 systems worldwide as of December 31, 2012.
  • Fiscal 2012 year-end system backlog totaled $28.6 million.

“Our financial results reflect the strong demand for our products driven by the rapidly growing interest in additive manufacturing worldwide, as more companies are recognizing how our technology can reshape the way their products are designed and manufactured,” said David Reis, chief executive officer of Stratasys. “Our results and strong year-end backlog are made more impressive when you consider the significant amount of resources committed during the period to complete our game-changing merger, which included the initiation of an integration plan for our worldwide sales, marketing and service organization and their related support infrastructure. We are very pleased with our first financial results as a combined company.”

Following completion of the merger between Stratasys, Inc. and Objet Ltd., the Company benefits from a global network of more than 260 resellers and independent sales agents that sell Stratasys products and services worldwide. In this connection, the Company has initiated a comprehensive integration plan, which includes a cross-training program to enable its reseller and sales agent network to market and sell the combined product and service portfolio.  The Company expects to conclude the cross-training process within 18 months, yielding a more capable reseller network.

The Company spent a net amount of $33.3 million, or 9.3% of its 2012 revenue, on research and development on a pro forma non-GAAP basis and $36.9 million, or 10.3% on a pro forma GAAP basis. The Company’s ongoing combined R&D investments yielded a number of product introductions in the fourth quarter, including:

  • Launch of the Objet1000 – the world’s most effective large-format 3D printer for industrial scale prototypes.
  • Launch of the Scholar – an accessible and highly affordable PolyJet 3D printer package for academia.
  • Introduction of black color ULTEM 9085 – a high-performance thermoplastic, for use in its FDM 3D printing process.
  • Introduction of new rigid black PolyJet material and 16 new rigid/rubber-like composites – bringing availability of PolyJet materials to more than 120.

In 2013, the Company will continue significant investment in its R&D efforts, focusing on further developing its proprietary technologies, enhancing its AM systems, and developing new systems and materials in order to broaden its product offerings.

Pour plus d’informations : www.stratasys.com

Essais aux vibrations aléatoires

Rescoll, structure de recherche sous contrat (SRC) bordelaise spécialisée dans l’étude et la caractérisation des matériaux polymères et l’assemblage par collage, propose la chambre HALT-HASS de Qualmark TYPHOON 3.0. Ce nouvel équipement complète ses moyens d’études du vieillissement (thermique, humidité, solaire, immersion, fatigue mécanique) par du vibratoire. La méthode de fiabilisation HALT (Highly Accelereted Life Test) et HASS (Highly Accelereted Stress Screen), initialement développée pour des composants électroniques, s’étend aux cartes et boîtiers électroniques et à des applications plus « grand public » telles que des respirateurs artificiels, des écrans d’ordinateur, etc. « La méthode HALT-HASS consiste en une recherche des limites réelles du produit basées sur sa capacité à résister à des contraintes environnementales telles que les vibrations aléatoires, des températures froides et chaudes » explique William Faure, ingénieur chez Rescoll.

Pour plus d’informations : www.asrc.fr

AMB 2014 : départ sur les chapeaux de roue

À peine quelques semaines après le lancement des inscriptions, plus de 200 exposants sont déjà inscrits pour le salon allemand de la machine-outil qui a lieu tous les deux ans à Stuttgart. L’AMB 2014 aura lieu du 16 au 20 septembre 2013. L’AMB se place au 5ème rang mondial des salons de la branche. Un succès confirmé par l’AMB 2012 avec un record de 1 344 exposants, dont 27 % venant de l’étranger, et plus de 88 100 visiteurs, dont 12 % venant de l’étranger. « Les entreprises déposant leur dossier avant la clôture officielle des inscriptions, le 30 juin 2013, ont toutes les chances d’avoir un stand sur l’AMB 2014. Nous commencerons les planifications dès juillet 2013 », annonce Sengül Altuntas, chef de projets pour les machines-outils de l’AMB.
Pour plus d’informations : www.messe-stuttgart.de
Une voiture écologique image006fabriquée par impression 3D
RedEye On Demand, a rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing service, and its parent company Stratasys, Ltd. today announce a collaboration with KOR EcoLogic to produce URBEE 2, the first road-ready, fuel-efficient car built using 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, technologies. Targeted to hit the road in two years, URBEE 2 represents a significant milestone in the world of traditional assembly-line manufacturing. “A future where 3D printers build cars may not be far off after all,” said Jim Bartel, Stratasys vice president of RedEye On Demand. “Jim Kor and his team at KOR EcoLogic had a vision for a more fuel-efficient car that would change how the world approaches manufacturing and today we’re achieving it. URBEE 2 shows the manufacturing world that anything really is possible. There are few design challenges additive manufacturing capabilities can’t solve.” The KOR EcoLogic team will fully design URBEE 2 in CAD files, sending them to RedEye On Demand for building through Stratasys’ Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process. This unique process applies thermoplastics in layers from the bottom up, yielding parts that are durable, precise and repeatable. The finished two-passenger vehicle will comprise 40 large, intricate 3D-printed parts compared to hundreds of parts in the average car. The strong, lightweight vehicle will be designed to go 70 mph on the freeway, using a biofuel like 100 percent ethanol. The goal is for URBEE 2 to drive from San Francisco to New York City on only 10 gallons of fuel, setting a new world record. “As a mechanical engineer, I’ve always believed we could use technology to help us solve some of society’s greatest challenges, like minimizing our dependence on oil and reducing ozone emissions. How cool is it that American manufacturing can evolve to tackle these challenges head-on? Our team is excited to launch URBEE 2, putting a next-generation vehicle on the road that will eventually be sold to the public,” said Jim Kor, president and senior designer for Winnipeg-based KOR EcoLogic. URBEE 2, which stands for urban electric, follows in the tracks of its conceptual predecessor, Urbee 1. Produced in 2011 as a partnership between KOR EcoLogic, Stratasys and RedEye On Demand, Urbee 1 proved that 3D printing could in fact produce large, strong parts that meet accurate specifications of a car body. URBEE 2 will take the basic concepts of Urbee 1 to a higher level, including features like a fully functioning heater, windshield wipers and mirrors. “With the Urbee 1 project, I learned that product design is nearly unencumbered by considerations on how parts can be made with digital manufacturing. That liberation is incredibly powerful and holds a lot of potential for the future of manufacturing,” said Kor.

For more about RedEye On Demand’s services and applications:

 

 

 

L’Institut Fraunhofer lance un cluster d’innovation pour l’efficacité énergetique et la mobilité 

A moyen et long terme, la production d’énergie sera encore essentiellement dépendante des combustibles fossiles. C’est la raison pour laquelle il est essentiel que l’automobile, l’aéronautique et d’autres domaines industriels développent de nouveaux concepts capables de diminuer sensiblement les émissions et la consommation de carburant. Les instituts Fraunhofer, IPT pour la technologie de production et ILT pour la technologie lasers, lancent en collaboration avec 21 partenaires, le pôle d’innovation « Adam – Production d’Adaptive Resource Efficiency in Energy and Mobility» de l’industrie. L’objectif principal est de mettre en œuvre des concepts nouveaux de turbomachines et des conception de composants qui assurent la réduction des émissions de CO2 et l’augmentation de l’efficacité énergetique. Le cluster «Adam» recevra 10 millions d’euros sur trois ans.

Partenaires de la filière « Adam » :
– Monforts Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG
– AMPHOS GmbH
– AUGER Autotechnik GmbH
– BCT Steuerungs-und DV-Systeme GmbH
– BorgWarner Turbo Systems GmbH
– CEMECON AG
– Concept Laser GmbH
– Institut Fraunhofer pour la technologie laser ILT
– Institut Fraunhofer pour la technologie de production IPT
– IST RWTH Aachen
– Leistritz Turbinenkomponenten Remscheid GmbH
– Leistritz Turbomaschinen Technik GmbH
– Lufthansa Technik AG
– MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
– ModuleWorks GmbH
– MTU Aero Engines GmbH
– OKUMA Europe GmbH
– Peiseler GmbH & Co. KG
– Reis GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
– Rofin-Sinar Laser GmbH
– Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
– Seco Tools GmbH
– Siemens Energy – Fossil Power Generation AG
– TRUMPF Laser-und Systemtechnik GmbH
– WZL RWTH Aachen

Pour plus d’informations : www.ictm-aachen.de

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