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n June 2013, the challenge to the GrabCAD community
was to design a bracket that could support a jet engine.
The design, however, could not be based on a traditional
bracket already in production and manufactured through
traditional processes. Rather, it was to be made using 3D
printing technology, referred to as additive manufacturing (AM) when used as a 3D manufacturing process in
production industries. The contest was run by General
Electric (GE) as its 3D Printing Design Quest, an initiative
to develop a bracket that reduces engine weight and fuel
costs without compromising quality and performance. The
top 10 designs were additive manufactured by GE, then
put through the demands of GE's testing to determine the
winners, according to the Dec. 11, 2013, news release "GE
Announces Winners of 3D Printing Design Quest."
It was a successful contest, but it was also a contest to make
a statement: One of the biggest names in technology and

innovation was throwing its weight behind the hype of 3D
printing in enthusiast communities.
Four years later, some of the 3D printing hype of 2013 has
died down in the consumer market. "One day soon, we've
been told over the last decade or so, we'll all have 3D printers
in our living rooms! You can make whatever you want!! But
we don't, and you can't," opens a December 2017 article in
Popular Mechanics titled "3D Printing Gets Real." Despite the
realistic assessment of where the technology might be in the
consumer market, the article shifts to cover where 3D printing is starting to again make advances with enthusiasts and
educators as it develops. Of more interest to manufacturers,
the article also mentions how GE's Brilliant Factory is using
"3D printing to transform large-scale manufacturing."
So, what does all of this mean to ILMA member companies? Will there be changes to traditional metalworking
fluid (MWF) products used in manufacturing parts and, in

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings January 2018

Meet ILMA’s New President DAVE CROGHAN
ADDING ANOTHER DIMENSION
THE BIG CHILL
LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
Company Callout
WHAT’S COMING UP
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
Cross Connections
PORTRAIT
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 5
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Company Callout
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 7
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 9
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 11
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 13
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - International Insight
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 15
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 17
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Meet ILMA’s New President DAVE CROGHAN
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 19
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 20
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 21
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 22
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 23
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - ADDING ANOTHER DIMENSION
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 25
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 26
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 27
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 28
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - THE BIG CHILL
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 30
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 31
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 32
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 33
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - BUSINESS HUB
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 35
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 37
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 39
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Member Connections
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 41
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cross Connections
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 43
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - PORTRAIT
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cover3
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cover4
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