7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017

At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. Some of these new 3D printing technologies are…

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Partnerships: key to advancing 3D printing

HP Inc. made quite a splash at the 2016 RAPID Show. Along with introducing a new 3D printer and printing technology (keep an eye on materials chemistry—it will…

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Optomec appoints former semiconductor executive as COO

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics announced that Doug Welter, former Vice President and General…

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IRISS ensures quality build for metal additive manufacturing

In metal additive manufacturing, more companies are offering a way to see inside the build of a part for quality control. The latest company to offer such a…

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Standards needed for medical 3D printing

3D printing continues to be a popular tool in the development of surgical tools, surgical aids, orthotics, prosthetics, and other medical equipment and devices. While the medical field…

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Big Area Additive Machine will be centerpiece of Local Motors automotive microfactories

Phoenix-based Local Motors looks to fundamentally alter automotive production. Its recent purchase of two Cincinnati Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) systems is part of the plan. Cincinnati Inc….

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CNC control for 3D printers

OSAI announced that it provides its OPENcontrol for the Fabru PlastJet 3C Model printers. These 3d printers extrude three different plastic materials simultaneously. Designed for industrial prototype applications,…

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Materials chemistry moves electronics 3D printing forward

Materials will always be key to the 3D printing industry’s success, and the chemistry behind materials development will be a major growth area. The latest company to put…

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FAQ: Do I require a special location to install a 3D printer?

For a long time it was assumed that only the large 3D printing/additive manufacturing machines, and especially the ones printing with metal materials, required proper ventilation or other…

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3D printing a better car

Manufacturers must integrate an increasing number of concepts and energy storage systems into vehicle structures. Future vehicle bodies will be lighter, which will require more flexible design. As…

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Additive manufacturing—after the hype

How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you? If you follow the Gartner hype curve, we are probably…

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A safer metal additive 3D printing system

Another new method to additively build parts discussed at the recent AMUG Conference was NanoParticle Jetting from XJet. XJet takes stochastic metal-nanoparticles and engulfs them in a proprietary…

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New 3D printing technique–Build parts through software controlled chemical reactions

Better living through chemistry is a phrase that could be applied to the company Carbon. The founders’ goal is to make real final parts through a form of…

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AMUG 2016—a unique opportunity to learn and connect

Most conferences and shows about 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) focus on giving vendors an opportunity to reach potential customers. The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Education…

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EnvisionTEC releases new 3D printing material

EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of professional grade 3D printers and materials, announced its newest 3SP material, PolyPro MAX 3SP, a tough and flexible photopolymer representation of polypropylene….

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Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and Somos to accelerate stereolithography material innovation

It looks like development in UV curable materials, such as those used in Stereolithography (SL) 3D printers, is resurging. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, an indirect subsidiary of Stratasys, Ltd….

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3D Systems introduces 3D printer for the office

The Annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference was host to several new product introductions. One new 3D printer comes from 3D Systems, which announced the ProJet® MJP 2500…

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Somos reports material progress

Royal DSM and its Somos® business have been working with EnvisionTEC to develop new materials for EnvisionTEC’s 3SP series of large frame 3D printers. Based on results from…

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3D Systems hires new CEO

There’s a new energy at 3D Systems. First, the company is back as a sponsor at the 28th Annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference here in Saint Louis,…

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Researchers 3D print structure with active chemistry

Many materials – sugars, thermoplastics, glass, metals, ceramics and more — are used to produce 3D-printed figures. For the first time, researchers have demonstrated how to use commercial…

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How to eliminate 3D printing post processing steps

When engineers at Otterbox design a new style smart phone or smart tablet cover, they want the best possible prototype representation of the final product that they can…

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Prodways launches thermoplastic polyurethane material (TPU)

While attending the international AMUG conferences as a platinum sponsor from April 3 to 7 in St Louis, USA, Prodways, a Groupe Gorgé subsidiary, will announce the launch…

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First commercial CLIP-based additive manufacturing machine

Carbon (Carbon3D, Inc.) today unveiled the M1, its first commercial 3D printer. The M1 leverages Carbon’s breakthrough Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology and engineering-grade materials to deliver…

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3D-printed end-of-arm tooling lightens load on robotic packaging line

New robots for a pick-n-pack line were already on order. A major American food producer’s equipment supplier, Langen Group, began designing the end-of-arm tool that would let the…

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Airbus begins production of metal parts made through additive manufacturing

Premium Aerotec is starting the series production of 3D-printed metal parts for the Airbus Group at its Varel site (Friesland). The Airbus subsidiary constructed a new production hall…

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