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Get the latest 3D printing developments at the AMUG and RAPID Conferencess

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For the professional user of additive manufacturing systems, there are two key conferences. This year, the first one up is The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Education &…

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Graphene and 3D printing–a view from the field

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Graphene is being touted as a revolutionary material with amazing properties. It’s highly conductive and with amazing strength-to-weight ratios. The key aspect of graphene and 3D printing is…

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3D printing helps inventors design accessories for a “smart” fridge

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I’m female. I own a refrigerator. And you could say that I have an attitude when it comes to trying to put “intelligence” into my fridge. What on…

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Testing consumer 3D printers

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway, so you can expect to see a number of consumer based 3D printing introductions. Would you consider using a consumer style…

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Preparing 3D data for 3D printing

Friday, December 19, 2014

A few software tools dominate the 3D printing / additive manufacturing preparation market. These middleware tools help you ensure that your CAD file has proper meshes, or that…

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3D printing prosthetics; not just for humans

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

If you have not already seen this video of Derby the dog and how 3D printing helped him run, you must see it.  Yes it’s a heart-warming story,…

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3D printing in the auto industry to be worth $1.1 Billion by 2019

Thursday, December 4, 2014

According to forecaster SmarTech Markets Publishing, revenues for 3D printing / additive manufacturing in the automotive industry should generate $1.1 billion dollars by 2019. Noted the report, the…

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Stratasys and PTC Creo work together to streamline 3D printing

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It’s no secret that there is a gap between design software programs and additive manufacturing systems that challenges design engineers on printing the part they really designed. This…

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Design choices–an interview with Roland 3D printer developer

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Roland is also a developer of 3D printers.  The company’s most recent 3D printer is the monoFab ARM-10, which uses a layered projection system and resin material.  This…

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Additive manufacturing–your way

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It looks like Stratasys is also working on increasing the efficiency of design to 3D print experience. It has developed a customer-focused Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem designed to help…

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