Optomec shows 3D printed electronics at IDTechEX

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics and metals, showcased smart electronic devices printed by several of its Aerosol Jet…

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Basic idea behind the new machine architecture from Concept Laser: Decoupling the handling unit and process unit. Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels (Germany)

What would an additive manufacturing factory look like?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Many vendors and users have a vision of additive manufacturing becoming a “Factory of Tomorrow.” These visions are not all the same. But at some point, soon, additive…

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Software helps ensure consistent quality with additive metal parts

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and printed electronics, announced the availability of Smart Additive Manufacturing (SmartAM) technology for…

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New AM systems from Renishaw

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Renishaw, a global engineering technologies company, is highlight two new metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems at formnext 2015, Frankfurt, Germany, this week. As an official supplier to Land…

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Using a robot to 3D print parts

Monday, November 16, 2015

The use of robots in a 3D printing system is not new, but it’s not common. Many such systems are more experimental than systems for sale. Arevo Labs,…

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3D printing is helping researchers in development of energy-absorbing material

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Because 3D printing forms objects differently than traditional machining or injection molding, it enables researchers to think outside the box when developing new materials. Interesting research on energy…

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Use Ultem 1010 on more 3D printers

Friday, October 30, 2015

ULTEM  1010 resin can now be used on Fortus 400mc and 450mc 3D Production Systems. Previously, it was available for the Fortus 900mc 3D Production System. Added to…

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Students using MakerBot 3D printers to make robot control boards.

When will 3D printing meet expectations?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

When will 3D printing really take off and be an integral part of manufacturing? Impatient pundits demand instant results. Even stock investors are deliberately short selling 3D printing…

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A new source for flexible 3D printing materials

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Last year, Fenner Drives introduced a novel 3D printing material that has considerable elasticity. It is useful for printing seals, gaskets, custom plugs and flexible hinges. Apparently Fenner…

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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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