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Forget about the cool factor – 3D printing saves time and money

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This guest blog is by Tyler Reid, Manufacturing Application Manager, GoEngineer The idea of iterative design – the cyclic process of prototyping, testing, analyzing, and refining a product…

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How to ensure your 3D design will 3D print

Monday, October 20, 2014

3D models that fail to print are one of the more frustrating issues for designers, engineers, jewellers and 3D service bureaus. Despite all the discussion about how easy…

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3D printed electronics for the Internet of Things

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Here is a guest blog from my colleague, Lee Teschler, Executive Editor, Design World magazine 3D-printing techniques can be optimized to create integrated circuits. The possible result: Printed…

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Is Spark the answer to faster, easier 3D printing?

Friday, October 10, 2014

When Local Motors announced it was going to 3D print a car at the recent IMTS show, a number of tasks had to happen first. One was the…

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The largest part produced using additive manufacturing: a gear housing made of aluminum (dimensions: x: 474mm; y: 367mm; z: 480m – excluding build platform height) is constructed from powder at rates of > 50cm³/h

ASTM proposed standard to describe needed properties of metal powders for AM

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Materials are key to further growth in 3D printing / additive manufacturing, (3DP / AM) and metal powders are thought to be the main material that will drive…

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3D printing used to build high-hardness ferrous metal products

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Materials are the key to greater acceptance and use of professional 3D printing / additive manufacturing machines. With metal materials, one of the hurdles to achieving a high…

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Renishaw AM 250 metal 3D printer

See metal additive manufacturing at TCT Show

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Renishaw, the UK’s only manufacturer of a metal based additive manufacturing (metal 3D printing) machine will be exhibiting at TCT 2014 from 30 September – 2 October. On…

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The LENS additive manufacturing machine from Optomec.

Get a closer look at Optomec 3D printers at TCT Show

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The TCT Show in Birmingham, England, (running from September 30 – October 2 at the NEC) gives you an opportunity to see developments in 3D printing / additive…

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3D printed Local Motors car, being printed at IMTS 2014

Can 3d printing sustain the momentum?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

For many people, 3D printing and additive manufacturing are new, novel, fun, and empowering. For many engineers, though, this is the second time 3D printing and additive manufacturing…

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Titanium propulsion tank (PRNewsFoto/Sciaky, Inc.)

Additively making a titanium propulsion tank

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lockheed Martin Space Systems will use a turnkey electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system from Sciaky Inc. in the production of titanium propulsion tanks. (Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary…

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