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turn, changes to those who manufacture the fluids? ILMA
members and the Association for Manufacturing Technology
(AMT) shared their thoughts on where the technology is
and where they think it will be soon.

Welcoming Change

Jeff Mackey, vice president of Marketing and Business
Development of Yushiro Manufacturing America, welcomes
the change 3D printing brings: "Change is good." He added
that "additive manufacturing has been around for years. It's
nothing new to the industry." According to Mackey, the
unique aspect of recent advances is how technology is "driving it forward much faster due to software."
Still, Mackey believes change within the next five years
will be limited because it is "too difficult to capture where
the technology is right now." One problem with AM is
the manufacturing time. This time compared to current
processes that are "fast and efficient" will prevent AM from
large-scale efficiency right now: "We don't know enough
about the technology yet, how to fine tune and improve
efficiency," he said.

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Although AM might not be taking over the MWF market
soon, Mackey sees AM making an impact in specific markets:
"Commercial? Bridges? Probably not. But smaller pieces, yes."
Two examples would be making small components needed in
medical fields or to meet an immediate need in the military if
a user is in another country and needs a part that is not in the
available supply, says Mackey. Additionally, he feels AM will
continue to be used extensively in research and development
efforts, initiatives such as GE's 3D Printing Design Quest.
Mackey is optimistic about what the rise of 3D printing can
do for those in the MWF industry. "It does have an impact.
We want it to have an impact, and we want it to be significant.
Change is good," he reiterated. The unknown now is when the
changes will significantly impact the MWF industry.
Lon Fanning, director of R&D and Technical Support of
Metalworking at Dubois Chemicals, represented his company during a panel discussion at the ILMA Annual Meeting
in October 2017. The topic during the panel was about
the top "game changers" in the MWF industry. One game
changer mentioned was electric cars, and another was 3D
printing. By the conclusion of the panel, the larger concern
was with the future of electric cars rather than 3D printing.


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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
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Meet ILMA’s New President DAVE CROGHAN
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - ADDING ANOTHER DIMENSION
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - THE BIG CHILL
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - BUSINESS HUB
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Member Connections
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cross Connections
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - PORTRAIT
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