Leading 3D modeling firm Spatial joins ADAPT

Spatial Corp., the leading provider of 3-D software development toolkits for design, manufacturing and engineering solutions, has joined the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, a consortium operating out of Colorado School of Mines focused on accelerating the certification and qualification of 3-D-printed metal parts.

“Spatial will use its membership in ADAPT to bolster our technical expertise in additive manufacturing and strengthen our relationships in the industry,” said Ray Bagley, director of product management for 3-D modeling and additive manufacturing. “We also believe that our existing partnerships with many AM hardware and software providers can expand ADAPT’s capabilities,” he said. (more…)

Start-up Big Metal Additive joins ADAPT

A start-up specializing in larger and more complex 3-D metal printing is the newest member of the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, or ADAPT, a consortium operating out of Colorado School of Mines dedicated to creating next-generation data informatics and advanced characterization techniques in this rapidly growing branch of manufacturing.

“Colorado is the right place to be for this company launch, especially with the powerful technology support that comes with ADAPT expertise,” said Slade Gardner, founder of Big Metal Additive in Golden, who has worked at Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics and space systems companies. “I have been pioneering large additive manufacturing capabilities for aerospace and spacecraft applications for almost two decades and now I am excited to launch Big Metal Additive to satisfy complex designs that meet the needs of a broad range of customers.” (more…)

ADAPT hosts Gov. John Hickenlooper

Colorado School of Mines and Manufacturer’s Edge hosted Governor John Hickenlooper on September 30 to tour the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) advanced characterization center and meet with the center’s founding stakeholders. The governor also used the occasion to announce October as Manufacturing Month in Colorado. Read full story on the Mines Newsroom>>