Additively manufacturing a cranial implant

Cranial Implants must meet many stringent criteria. In the case of an Argentine patient who required a particularly large implant after stroke-related surgery, the project called for a…

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Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

The next trend you’ll find with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the growth of additive services. Part of this growth is driven by customer…

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Paper based 3D printing reduces surgical time

Time is critical when a patient is undergoing surgery. The longer the patient’s internal tissue is exposed, the greater the risk. The sooner a patient can be closed…

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How additive technology will affect manufacturing

For 16 years, ExOne has focused its efforts on developing additive machines for use in manufacturing. ExOne President Dave Burns explores this shift of 3D printing into additive…

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The fall and rise of 3D printing

If you listen to the investor community about 3D printing/additive manufacturing (3DP/AM), you may find yourself skeptical about the viability of this industry. Recent reports, as of this…

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Strong growth forecast for 3D printing in metals

According to IDTechEx technology analyst Rachel Gordon, 3D printing in metals is one of the fastest growing segments of the 3D printing (3DP) / additive manufacturing (AM) industry….

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NextLine Manufacturing is now Xometry

With venture backing, Xometry integrates 3D printing / additive manufacturing with traditional manufacturing to produce high volumes of on-demand, unique parts, including custom components and aftermarket parts for…

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Master Class: How to use 3D printing for injection molds

While not the most glamorous or “sexy” application for 3D printing, using this technology to obtain molds for injection molding is one of the key applications of this…

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Highlights of the 3D printing industry from RAPID 2015

This year’s RAPID 2015 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing show was in beautiful Long Beach, CA.  If you did not get a chance to visit the show, here’s…

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Use your 3D printing skills to help differently-abled veterans

Over the years, there have been a number of heart-warming stories about innovators and engineers using 3D printing to design prosthetics and other systems that help veterans regain…

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Make it clear: choices for 3D printing transparent parts

How would you go about 3D printing a transparent product? You have a few choices in either material selection or 3D printing process. Creating a perfectly transparent product,…

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Master Class: Chuck Hull on the 3D printing industry

An important way to gain mastery is to learn from the master developers or users, those who developed a technology or an industry, or those who took a…

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Making machine tool drills using additive manufacturing

The days when precision tools and additive manufacturing strategies could not co-exist are history. The new Mapal QTD-series insert drill proves this. For the first time, the precision…

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Become a master user of 3D printing

Education constantly comes up as one of the challenges impeding the greater implementation of 3D printing / Additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). Unless you are in your 20s or can…

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America Makes announces awardees of $8M in funding for Project Call #3

America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, announced nine awardees of its Project Call #3 for additive manufacturing (AM) applied research and development projects. Driven by the…

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Additive Manufacturing Users Group expands leadership team

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced new appointments of directors and officers. The expansion of the leadership team is in response to the year-over-year growth in the…

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How to ensure a quality build from laser melting

Laser melting is one of the more complex additive processes in the 3D printing industry. Used for medical and aerospace applications, it’s critical that parts are melted properly…

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Easier 3D printing process for composite tooling

The ExOne Company has qualified a new application for its additive manufacturing process, Water Wash-out Tooling, designed to aid in the development of manufacturing and composite tooling. Engineers…

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Support for the 3MF Consortium grows

It looks like the 3MF Consortium is gaining ground in its efforts to establish a common 3D printing file format. The group announced four new members: 3D Systems,…

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Formulate 3D Printing resins for specific mechanical properties and surface quality

Bomar oligomers , from Dymax Oligomers & Coatings let you formulate printing inks and 3D printing resins for SLA, DLP, and 3D inkjet printers. You can choose oligomers…

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Formlabs announces tough resin for 3D printing

Formlabs, the makers of the Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer, announced a new functional resin for applications in engineering and prototyping. With Tough Resin, Form 1+ users can…

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Does 3D printing need its own operating system?

Whether you use professional 3D printing machines or more commercial desktop units, every user has some issues with getting the designed part to print correctly. Part of the…

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Albright Technologies adds silicone injection molding

Albright Technologies announced the introduction of liquid silicone injection molding services for prototype and low volume production purposes. Albright recently acquired several injection molding presses for its operation….

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Corvette Racing uses 3D measurement to maximize manufacturing efficiencies

Get it done fast, accurately, and efficiently. Like many engineers, the engineers at Pratt & Miller, New Hudson, MI, face the same demands. Pratt & Miller engineers take…

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How 3D printing can be used for tooling applications

3D printing enables manufacturers to test tool designs before committing to metal—saving both time and money. Tyler Reid, Manufacturing Application Manager, GoEngineer Most people think about using 3D…

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