SLA 3D printing helps Todd Herremans improve his work-outs

Todd Herremans, a NFL offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles, is no newcomer to working out. He trains rigorously to maintain top physical form and is always looking…

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Forecast: 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Industry to quadruple in four years

Wohlers Associates, Inc. expects worldwide revenues from the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry to reach $12.8 billion by 2018. According to Wohlers Report 2014, the company’s annual…

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Proto Labs Cool Idea! winner launches Kickstarter campaign

A couple of months ago, we published a story on an innovative thruster that can be used to remotely operate underwater vehicles and small surface vessels for aquatic exploration….

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New dimensions in 3D printing: free-form fabrication

Additive manufacturing delivers a great deal of freedom when designing and developing parts. You are not always confined to a build platform, though. Some machines and processes deliver…

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How to insure a design is 3D printable

As 3D printing / additive manufacturing becomes a more accepted every day industrial tool, the focus is turning to best practices that help smooth out the kinks in…

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Airwolf 3D Launches Entry-Level AW3D HDL 3D Printer for under $2,300

Airwolf 3D announced it has added an entry-level 3D printer—the AW3D HDL—to its rapidly expanding line of high-performance 3D desktop printers for the professional market. The HDL delivers…

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A visual look at the history of 3D printing

This graphic gives you a very nice look at what happened when in the 3D printing industry. It begins in 1983, but you can see when it really…

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Inspire 2014 helps you design for additive manufacturing

The design goals of reducing weight and material usage are not just for aerospace and automotive applications, although this trend gained prominence through these industries. These goals can…

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ASTM developing standard for metal powder bed fusion quality requirements

A proposed new ASTM standard, WK46188, Practice for Metal Powder Bed Fusion to Meet Rigid Quality Requirements, describes the operation and production control of powder bed fusion machines…

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How to improve personal 3D printers: 6 key features

While the focus at this website has primarily been on professional and production additive manufacturing/ 3D printing systems, some of the news on personal 3D printers (3DP) is…

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Concept Laser expands with new production facility

Concept Laser, a pioneer in the field of laser melting with metals, held a “topping out” ceremony this past June at their headquarters in Lichtenfels, Germany. The ceremony…

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Another developer of DLP-based 3D printers

Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology seems to be the hot additive manufacturing method lately.  EnvisionTEC offers a number of 3D printers that use DLP to solidify material into…

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Human powered submarine team produces a 3D printed propeller

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Burton Precision is a machine tool distributor specializing in the application of metrology and 3D Printing products. Their involvement in manufacturing crisscrosses the breadth of…

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Custom 3D printing for your personalized car

Automobiles are so much a part of the American life style; we race them, work in them, collect them, go for scenic drives in them—we spend so much…

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Stratasys completes acquisition of Solid Concepts

Stratasys Ltd. a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced the completion of its previously disclosed acquisition of Solid Concepts. Stratasys announced the acquisitions…

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Shooting a 3D printed gun

3D printed guns continues to be a hot topic.  This video from Solid Concepts, though, shows a more professional build.  Using “a half-million dollar” machine to print the…

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Sciaky’s additive manufacturing systems available starting September 2014

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and providers of additive manufacturing solutions for large-scale, high-value metal parts, announced that it will be offering its electron…

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Simplify3D 3D printing software for German RepRap 3D printers

Simplify3D replaces the Repetier-Host and Slic3r packages and allows importing of different files, scaling a model up or down, repairing the model code, creating Gcode and, of course,…

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For Concept Laser, bigger is better in 3D printing

While at the recent RAPID show in Detroit, I had a chance to visit with Concept Laser. Among other subjects, one of the things we discussed was the…

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DLP Illuminator for building your 3D printing machine

  In the 3D printing industry, Digital Light Processing (DLP) is receiving a lot of attention lately. EnvisionTEC, for example, uses DLP in several of its 3D printers,…

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How to work with color in 3D printing

The design team at FATHOM decided to put the Objet500 Connex3, a multi-purpose 3D printing production system that can print in an array of colors and materials, to…

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Stratasys hitting the road with “3DRV” tour of the United States

Stratasys Ltd., a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced it is co-sponsoring  a coast-to-coast 3D printing road show based out of a recreational vehicle…

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Price versus ??? What 3D printing users want now

What is the key feature your fellow engineers are looking for in their additive manufacturing / 3D printing systems? It’s no longer system purchase price. At the recent…

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3D printing helps create first auto-follow action sports drone

When you are creating a dynamic action sports move, you want to record it. The problem has been that you do not always have a camera person available…

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How Airbus is using 3D printing to makes parts for its aircraft

Check out this video on how Airbus uses Concept Laser additive manufacturing machines to design, prototype and build final parts for its planes. 3D plastic parts are flying…

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