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Master Class: How to use 3D printing for injection molds

Thursday, July 30, 2015

While not the most glamorous or “sexy” application for 3D printing, using this technology to obtain molds for injection molding is one of the key applications of this…

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Master Class: Chuck Hull on the 3D printing industry

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

An important way to gain mastery is to learn from the master developers or users, those who developed a technology or an industry, or those who took a…

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Become a master user of 3D printing

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Education constantly comes up as one of the challenges impeding the greater implementation of 3D printing / Additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). Unless you are in your 20s or can…

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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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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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More additive manufacturing systems for production

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Some executives believe that the current state of additive manufacturing equipment is too focused on prototyping instead of production. But more companies continue to enter the space of…

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Additive manufacturing technology moves into production

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Is 3D printing /Additive manufacturing shifting out of prototyping? You might think so after listening to the conversations at RAPID 2015 and the recent AMUG conference. But really,…

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What is electron beam melting?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Electron beam melting (EBM) is a type of additive manufacturing technique that uses a cathode ray as its heat source. EBM is a proprietary powder bed fusion technique…

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How to move from 3D printing to injection molding

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Additive manufacturing has a firm place in product development, but how and when do you transition from 3D printing to molding? Jean Thilmany, Proto Labs Call it 3D…

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