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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Form 2 desktop SL 3D printer offers bigger build volume

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Desktop 3d printers are an excellent and affordable way to prototype parts during the initial design iteration stages. For those engineers who do use desktop 3D printers, a…

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EnvisionTEC launches new software for 3D printing

Thursday, September 24, 2015

EnvisionTEC announced the newest iteration of Perfactory Software, Version 3.1 at Euromold. A number of new features and improvements are available in this version, including a more streamlined…

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Autodesk agrees to acquire netfabb

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The chess board of the 3D printing industry just rearranged a bit with this announcement that Autodesk, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire netfabb, a Lupburg, Germany-based…

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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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How to produce functional prototypes fast with 3D printing

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The goal–design a better cooler; a cooler that will be the world’s most diverse, multi-purpose cooler. For UK start-up Nipi Smart Cooler, they may have succeeded. Nipi is…

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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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Safety leads new features for version 2 of German RepRap X1000

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

German RepRap’s jumbo 3D printer X1000 V2 is nearly the same as the X1000 but with a few enhancements, including a heating bed and several safety features. This…

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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 Systems introduces engineering grade Nylon

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

3D Systems has expanded its PlasticJet Printing materials to include a new Nylon for its CubePro 3D printers—a desktop printer that can suit a number of professional engineering…

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