Scanning across the U.S. in 3D printing tour

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The 3DRV is an RV tour across the United States with a mission to explore how 3D printing and additive manufacturing are changing the way things are designed…

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Optomec additive manufacturing process to build bio-electronic actuators

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Optomec, a leading provider of production grade additive manufacturing systems, announced that the Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) Institute at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has purchased an Aerosol…

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Marine Corps tests SLS and direct metal 3D printing in war games

Monday, August 25, 2014

The US Marine Corps has an annual event, the Expeditionary Logistics Wargame VIII (ExLog), where top Marine Corps planners incorporate new technologies to enhance the Corps’ logistics and…

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Concept Laser Reports Positive Half-Yearly Results

Monday, August 25, 2014

Concept Laser, a pioneer in the field of laser melting with metals, reported above-average growth figures in the first half of 2014. Rapidly growing acceptance of generative manufacturing…

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Forecast:3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Industry to quadruple in four years

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wohlers Associates, Inc. expects worldwide revenues from the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry to reach $12.8 billion by 2018. According to Wohlers Report 2014, the company’s annual…

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Some Blown Powder additive manufacturing machines, like this one from Optomec, can deliver five axis coordinated motion: X, Y, Z, tilt, and rotate. The LENS system uses a high-power laser (500W to 4kW) to fuse powdered metals into fully dense three-dimensional structures.

New dimensions in 3D printing: free-form fabrication

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Additive manufacturing delivers a great deal of freedom when designing and developing parts. You are not always confined to a build platform, though. Some machines and processes deliver…

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How to ensure a design is 3D printable

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As 3D printing / additive manufacturing becomes a more accepted every day industrial tool, the focus is turning to best practices that help smooth out the kinks in…

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Inspire 2014 helps you design for additive manufacturing

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The design goals of reducing weight and material usage are not just for aerospace and automotive applications, although this trend gained prominence through these industries. These goals can…

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How much will plastics grow in the 3D printing market?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

According to “Plastics In 3D Printing Markets: A Ten-Year Opportunity Forecast,” a new report from the industry analysts SmarTech Markets Publishing, the market for polymers used in 3D…

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Better monitoring of direct metal laser sintering

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Melt Pool Monitoring is a concept EOS is developing in cooperation with plasmo Industrietechnik, a global high-tech supplier of automated quality assurance systems. This concept represents added value…

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