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How to ensure a quality build from laser melting

Thursday, July 2, 2015

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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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Oligomers for 3D Printing

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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; 24 Hours of Le Mans; June 13-14, 2015; C7.R #63 driven in GTLM by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, and Ryan Briscoe; C7.R #64 driven in GTLM by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, and Jordan Taylor (Richard Prince/Chevrolet Photo).

Corvette Racing uses 3D measurement to maximize manufacturing efficiencies

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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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A primer on rapid prototyping

Monday, June 15, 2015

Digital Manufacturing is probably a new term for many. In Brian Underdahl’s book, Proto Labs Special Edition Digital Manufacturing for Dummies, the author combines CNC machining, injection molding…

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How 3D printing can be used for tooling applications

Monday, June 8, 2015

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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