Tips on using 3D printing for tooling

Thursday, October 1, 2015

One issue with 3D printing for potential users is justifying the expense. Tooling (jigs and fixtures) are often an expensive, time involved, but highly necessary aspect of manufacturing….

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A look at large build metal 3D printing

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

3dprinting vendors that work with metal materials and offer machines geared for manufacturing use are showing some impressive capabilities.   For example, Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips…

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Professor Frank Liou, right, is working with professor Jagannanthan Sarangapani to use 3-D printers to make new materials that are not currently in existence.

Researchers use 3D printer to make new materials

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers are working to develop cyber additive manufacturing technology to create new metal materials that are stronger and lighter than conventional ones,…

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New steel materials for 3D printing

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Steel powder for 3D printing are high on the average engineer’s list of desired materials. NanoSteel, a leader in nano-structured steel materials design, has just introduced its first…

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3D printing Master Class: How to get the look without the cost

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Engineers can choose from a number of different methods to help their 3D printed parts simulate the look of various metals without spending a lot of time, effort,…

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Semi-automated contour extraction in Geomagic Design X starts the process of Exact surfacing to NURBS

Updated Geomagic Control platform

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

3D Systems recently announced some enhancements to its Geomatic platform. Geomagic Control (formerly Geomagic Qualify) is a comprehensive inspection automation platform for streamlining in-line and repetitive inspection processes…

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Alcoa's Infographic for Advancing Additive Manufacturing

Alcoa expands R&D center, deepens additive manufacturing capabilities

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Alcoa is expanding its R&D center in Pennsylvania to accelerate the development of advanced 3D printing materials and processes. Alcoa will produce materials designed specifically for a range…

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Tips on using 3D printing to create molds for injection molding

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

3D printing experts and forecasters have frequently said that using 3D printing for molding can be a “killer” app. It’s just not spoken about much in the media. …

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3D printing brings the past into the present

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The older a car gets, the harder it becomes to find original parts to replace broken or worn out parts. An exotic car dealer recently contacted Custom Prototypes…

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3dprinting material helps SAE student engineers race to the finish line

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

For the University of Connecticut’s Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) race team, building a new car from the ground up is an annual event. Usually, there is…

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