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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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Tips on getting the properties you need from 3D printing materials

Friday, August 21, 2015

At this year’s RAPID show, I had a chance to ask Carl Dekker, president at Met-l-flo Inc. on what engineers can do to ensure their chosen printing materials…

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Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The next trend you’ll find with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the growth of additive services. Part of this growth is driven by customer…

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How additive technology will affect manufacturing

Monday, August 10, 2015

For 16 years, ExOne has focused its efforts on developing additive machines for use in manufacturing. ExOne President Dave Burns explores this shift of 3D printing into additive…

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Strong growth forecast for 3D printing in metals

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

According to IDTechEx technology analyst Rachel Gordon, 3D printing in metals is one of the fastest growing segments of the 3D printing (3DP) / additive manufacturing (AM) industry….

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Proto Labs launches rapid Magnesium injection molding service

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Proto Labs, Inc. introduced magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. This injection molding process helps engineers prototype using the same materials and processes used for…

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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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Make it clear: choices for 3D printing transparent parts

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How would you go about 3D printing a transparent product? You have a few choices in either material selection or 3D printing process. Creating a perfectly transparent product,…

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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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Making machine tool drills using additive manufacturing

Monday, July 20, 2015

The days when precision tools and additive manufacturing strategies could not co-exist are history. The new Mapal QTD-series insert drill proves this. For the first time, the precision…

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