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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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Wearable power charger gets to market faster with injection molding

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Young innovators are discovering interesting ways to power wearable devices. This latest invention, AMPY, is a winner of Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award. Not only can it give…

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Better color 3D printing

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Earlier this year, Mcor Technologies announced that its Mcor IRIS 3D printer included the International Color Consortium (ICC) profile, ensuring that colors specified in a design will be…

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How does NinjaFlex 3D printing flexible material work?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Recently we wrote about a new 3D printing material that is highly flexible.  From Fenner Drives, NinjaFlex is an extrudable thermoplastic elastomer filament for such 3D printers as…

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3D printing helps create the smallest breathalyzer

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

If you can dream it, you can 3D print it. The range of items coming from engineers and innovators is amazing. For example, how about a 3d printed…

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Additive manufacturing and democratizing design

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

While the term democratization is overused today, it truly applies to this news. Stratasys Ltd., a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced its partnership…

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Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD, a 3D CAD collaboration platform

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stratasys announces it is buying GrabCAD. This transaction should increases collaboration and accessibility of 3D CAD files for its customers and help accelerate the adoption of 3D printing…

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3D printer builds micro-electronics for mobile, smart, and IoT apps

Monday, September 15, 2014

Optomec announced its 3D printer family, the Aerosol Jet 5X system for printing 3D electronics. The system delivers the precision and flexibility required to produce high resolution 3D…

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Can low cost 3D scanners benefit you?

Monday, September 15, 2014

The 3D printing industry is helping to grow the market for 3D scanners, especially with the introduction of a number of low cost scanners. Are these scanners an…

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