Researchers use 3D printing to cut costs of medical appliances

Prosthetics and orthotics are necessary for a variety of patients, but the current manufacturing process for these medical devices is time-consuming and costly for both patients and hospitals. The students at Gonzaga University began a research project to explore ways to lower development time and cost using a large format 3D printer from 3D Platform. […]

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What is extrusion in 3D printing?

What is extrusion in 3D printing? According to the ASTM International standards organization, extrusion is the official name given to a specific 3D printing process where material is…

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Five Steps to Optimize Casting and Eliminate Defects – Transcript

This is the unedited transcript for webinar: Five Steps to Optimize Casting and Eliminate Defects. Click here to watch the webinar on demand.   Lesley: Hello everyone and thank…

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Next gen 3D printers tout industrial production capability

Increasingly, additive manufacturing developers are introducing systems for serialized production. The Renishaw RenAM 500M, for example, builds complex metallic components directly from CAD using metal powder bed fusion…

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EnvisionTEC launches a continuous 3D printing process

EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of professional grade 3D printing solutions, unveiled a new 3D printing technology— Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM)— at the JCK Las Vegas tradeshow. …

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Stratasys announces retirement of David Reis as CEO

Stratasys Ltd., announced that David Reis has decided to step down from his position as the Chief Executive Officer, effective June 30, 2016. During his tenure as CEO,…

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3D printing helps drivers of Ford trucks see better

A key aspect of vehicle safety involves the front and rear car lights, which must be transparent and visible from a distance. What role can 3D printing play…

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How is resolution defined in 3D printing?

Resolution is one way of measuring the print quality of a 3D printer. Unfortunately, there is no standard that all 3D printer manufacturers adhere to. Each tends to…

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3D printing for when you have no time

Management and customers always want you to develop products faster. The automotive industry, for example, continues to tighten product development timelines and compress design time in the supplier…

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Where’s the real benefit of 3D printing for manufacturers?

Guest blogger Brad Done discusses how 3D printing supports metal manufacturing. 3D printing has captured the imaginations of many, inciting dreams of a printer in every household—able to…

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Easier 3D scanning, easier connection with 3D printing

Artec 3D, a developer and manufacturer of professional 3D hardware and software, announced the release of Artec Studio 11. Designed for use with Artec’s professional handheld 3D scanners…

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Iterating to perfection with 3D printing

One of the better applications of 3D printing is using it to perfect your design. You can get the first product out the door, then iterate as needed…

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Creaform Engineering announces major expansion

Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced that its engineering division is undergoing a major expansion to meet the increasing demand for…

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Stratasys appoints IBM veteran Tim Bohling as Chief Marketing Officer

Stratasys Ltd. named IBM veteran Tim Bohling as its Chief Marketing Officer. Bohling joins the company’s leadership team and will lead Stratasys worldwide marketing strategies to drive growth…

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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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3Discovered introduces “Parts Forever” 3d printing service

3Discovered, a distributed design and manufacturing platform for 3D printed parts, is introducing its “Parts Forever” service for manufacturers and buyers of “long tail” parts and products. The…

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EnvisionTEC enhances 3D-bioprinting line up

EnvisionTEC launched a 3D-Bioplotter Starter Series and an upgraded 3D-Bioplotter Developer Series for researchers and scientists. The 3D-Bioplotter technology has been used since 2000 by scientists from the…

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A new way to 3D print parts

3D printing developers are definitely thinking outside of the box. Here’s another example. EnvisionTEC introduced its SLCOM 1, an industrial composite 3D printer.  It uses a patent pending…

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Get your 3D printed parts even faster

If you use service providers to additively print your designs, get ready to see the results even faster. SAP SE and UPS are collaborating to transform 3D printing…

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3D Hubs launches Kevlar-, Fiberglass- and Carbon-Reinforced Nylons for 3D printing

Fiber-Reinforced Nylon prints metal strength parts for the price of plastic. Parts have a higher strength-to-weight ratio than 6061-T6 Aluminum, up to 27x stiffer and 24x stronger than…

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Stratasys adds new capabilities to FDM 3D printers

Stratasys Ltd., introduced new enhancements to its Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®)-based 3D printers. These enhancements optimize select models for the creation of functional product prototypes, production tools and…

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3D Systems’ first 3D printer named Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by ASME

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) announced that it has designated SLA-1, the first commercial rapid prototyping system introduced by 3D Systems, as an Historic Mechanical Engineering…

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Prodways introduces SLS printer for less than €100,000

Additive manufacturing is getting interesting. HP announces a plastic laser sintering system for between $130,000 and $155,000. Then, Prodways, a subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé, presents its industrial laser-sintering…

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Siemens to collaborate with HP Inc. to elevate 3D printing from prototyping to full production

Siemens announced it is collaborating with HP Inc. to develop new solutions to transform additive manufacturing (AM) from a prototyping tool to full production utilization. HP’s Multi Jet…

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