3D printed injection molds can efficiently produce medical device prototypes in the final material, in this case, Polycarbonate

Using 3D printing to develop injection molds for medical devices

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Since Worrell began 3D printing injection molds for medical devices, it has slashed lead times by 95% compared to traditional tooling, with costs plummeting 70%. The company, in…

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Formlabs announces new suite of functional resins

Monday, October 27, 2014

Formlabs, the makers of the Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer, announced a new family of high-performance functional resins. The new resins, Castable and Flexible, add capabilities to the…

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How 3D printing in color works

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Color can be an important design element. In addition to matching a customer’s expectation of what a design will look like, color also highlights important features or helps…

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How to ensure your 3D design will 3D print

Monday, October 20, 2014

3D models that fail to print are one of the more frustrating issues for designers, engineers, jewellers and 3D service bureaus. Despite all the discussion about how easy…

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3D printed electronics for the Internet of Things

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Here is a guest blog from my colleague, Lee Teschler, Executive Editor, Design World magazine 3D-printing techniques can be optimized to create integrated circuits. The possible result: Printed…

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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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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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New 3D printing material for high temp applications

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Royal DSM announced the release of Somos Precise, a 3D printing material for parts and patterns in high temperature applications that need exceptional detail resolution. In addition, patterns…

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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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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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