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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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Use your 3D printing skills to help differently-abled veterans

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Over the years, there have been a number of heart-warming stories about innovators and engineers using 3D printing to design prosthetics and other systems that help veterans regain…

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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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Become a master user of 3D printing

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Education constantly comes up as one of the challenges impeding the greater implementation of 3D printing / Additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). Unless you are in your 20s or can…

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How to ensure a quality build from laser melting

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Laser melting is one of the more complex additive processes in the 3D printing industry. Used for medical and aerospace applications, it’s critical that parts are melted properly…

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More additive manufacturing systems for production

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Some executives believe that the current state of additive manufacturing equipment is too focused on prototyping instead of production. But more companies continue to enter the space of…

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Conductive Graphene filament may aid 3D printing for electronics

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Within the 3D printing industry, the prospect of using Graphene with other materials causes some excitement, especially for designers exploring 3D printing and electronics. Taking advantage of design…

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Paper and color–a natural for 3D printing

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Additively making parts using ordinary paper as the build material is a bit deceptive. On the one hand, you think such a 3D printed object can’t possibly handle…

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Additive manufacturing technology moves into production

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Is 3D printing /Additive manufacturing shifting out of prototyping? You might think so after listening to the conversations at RAPID 2015 and the recent AMUG conference. But really,…

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