The largest part produced using additive manufacturing: a gear housing made of aluminum (dimensions: x: 474mm; y: 367mm; z: 480m – excluding build platform height) is constructed from powder at rates of > 50cm³/h

ASTM proposed standard to describe needed properties of metal powders for AM

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Materials are key to further growth in 3D printing / additive manufacturing, (3DP / AM) and metal powders are thought to be the main material that will drive…

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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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LUXeXceL’s 3D printing process for optics is an alternative to injection molding

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Even though recent news reports speculate that HP could enter the market for 3D printed glass, LUXeXceL Group, Goes, The Netherlands, has been 3D printing optics for some…

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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 used to build high-hardness ferrous metal products

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Materials are the key to greater acceptance and use of professional 3D printing / additive manufacturing machines. With metal materials, one of the hurdles to achieving a high…

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Renishaw AM 250 metal 3D printer

See metal additive manufacturing at TCT Show

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Renishaw, the UK’s only manufacturer of a metal based additive manufacturing (metal 3D printing) machine will be exhibiting at TCT 2014 from 30 September – 2 October. On…

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The LENS additive manufacturing machine from Optomec.

Get a closer look at Optomec 3D printers at TCT Show

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The TCT Show in Birmingham, England, (running from September 30 – October 2 at the NEC) gives you an opportunity to see developments in 3D printing / additive…

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3D printed Local Motors car, being printed at IMTS 2014

Can 3d printing sustain the momentum?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

For many people, 3D printing and additive manufacturing are new, novel, fun, and empowering. For many engineers, though, this is the second time 3D printing and additive manufacturing…

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What’s next in 3D printing

Monday, September 22, 2014

  Avi Reichental, CEO, 3D Systems, recently gave a TED talk on the 3D printing industry.  In this talk, he discusses some recent novel projects that benefited from…

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Large 3D printer at TCT Show

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

If you are attending the TCT Show + Personalize in Birmingham, UK, from Sept 30 through Oct 2, check out one of the larger 3D printers available. From…

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