3D printing a better mold

Monday, May 2, 2016

The debate over the use of 3D printing to create molds for various tooling needs continues. 3D printing is a viable option for making molds for tooling, but,…

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3D printed profile rail wiper keeps rail bearings clean

Monday, May 2, 2016

A manufacturing aid is a device, platform, tool, jig, or fixture used to enhance, accelerate, perfect, or fix a manufacturing or assembly production. Manufacturing aids range from simple…

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3D printing objects the size of a VW Golf car

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

voxeljet claims to have the largest 3D printing system located in Michigan– the VX4000 3D printer. Such large 3D printers fill a need in the cast parts market,…

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Survey indicates 3D printed electronics market growth potential

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Building multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs) for professional-grade printed electronics requires high-quality and predictable materials and equipment. Electronics manufacturers who typically outsource production are experiencing long turnaround times…

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How to cut costs by 3D printing jigs and fixtures

Monday, April 25, 2016

According to 3D printing / additive manufacturing vendors, one of the more popular uses of these machines is to create jigs and fixtures for manufacturing operations. About 60…

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Using additive for lightweight design

Thursday, April 21, 2016

At the Hanover Fair (April 25-29 2016), EOS, a leader in additive manufacturing (AM) systems, will be part of a collaborative* exhibit on lightweight design. The demand for…

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3D printing shifts into manufacturing

Thursday, April 21, 2016

At the recent AMUG Conference in St. Louis, many conversations focused on taking 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) more into manufacturing rather than just prototyping. Over the…

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Materials chemistry moves electronics 3D printing forward

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Materials will always be key to the 3D printing industry’s success, and the chemistry behind materials development will be a major growth area. The latest company to put…

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Additive manufacturing—after the hype

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you? If you follow the Gartner hype curve, we are probably…

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XJet process feature

A safer metal additive 3D printing system

Monday, April 11, 2016

Another new method to additively build parts discussed at the recent AMUG Conference was NanoParticle Jetting from XJet. XJet takes stochastic metal-nanoparticles and engulfs them in a proprietary…

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