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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A look at large build metal 3D printing

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

3dprinting vendors that work with metal materials and offer machines geared for manufacturing use are showing some impressive capabilities.   For example, Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips…

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Professor Frank Liou, right, is working with professor Jagannanthan Sarangapani to use 3-D printers to make new materials that are not currently in existence.

Researchers use 3D printer to make new materials

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers are working to develop cyber additive manufacturing technology to create new metal materials that are stronger and lighter than conventional ones,…

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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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New steel materials for 3D printing

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Steel powder for 3D printing are high on the average engineer’s list of desired materials. NanoSteel, a leader in nano-structured steel materials design, has just introduced its first…

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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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Hasco 3D prints injection mold inserts with Stratasys PolyJet technology in a matter of hours and can make design iterations at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional tooling methods

3D printing helps molders change inserts fast

Friday, September 11, 2015

3D printing is a highly useful tool for making molds for injection molding applications. For example, worldwide moldmaker, HASCO, recently developed a rapid, cost-efficient method to produce small…

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Semi-automated contour extraction in Geomagic Design X starts the process of Exact surfacing to NURBS

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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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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