The morning sessions with guest keynote speakers. Stefan Ritt, only the second German DINO recipient, is smiling at the camera.

Trends to watch in additive manufacturing

Thursday, April 23, 2015

By the morning of the second day at the AMUG conference, the meme “Cool sh…t” was in full use. And after listening to Dr. Lonnie Love of Oak…

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A wake up call for consumer based 3D printing?

Monday, April 20, 2015

The news that MakerBot missed its financial targets (only 7% revenue growth in 2014 versus the projected 25%) and had to lay off about one-fifth (120) of its…

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New software helps fix 3D printing files

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The CAD file has been loaded into the 3D printer. Plenty of material is ready for 3D printing your object. You hit “Go,” and the printer begins building…

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Here they come—faster additive manufacturing systems

Monday, April 13, 2015

Additive manufacturing (AM) machines and 3D printers have a reputation for being slower than users desire when it comes to building a part. Speed depends on part design,…

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Engineers 3D print a titanium football replica

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Before the NC State football Spring game on Sunday, April 11, engineers at the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) presented NC State Chancellor…

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Are 3D printing companies shifting their focus?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

An interesting development is emerging with the major 3D printing manufacturers. In addition to making 3D printing and additive manufacturing machines, manufacturers are adding to and expanding their…

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3dPrinterOS enables users to control multiple 3D printers from one PC.

3DPrinterOS aims to create standard, reduce 3D printing hassles

Thursday, March 19, 2015

My colleague, Barb Schmitz, who covers all things CAD, posted the following information about this company on our sister website-3D CAD World. Interoperability–or more appropriately a lack thereof–is…

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What will you build with a 3D printer?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What would you experiment with, what would you design, what problems could you solve if you had a 3D printer on your desk? You now have an opportunity…

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Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Underwriters Laboratories is working to address the short-term and long-term performance and safety concerns of 3D printers and additive manufacturing systems. Recently, UL initiated a number of initiatives…

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Tips for improving 3D printing workflows

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Recently we held a webinar on three of the main software programs available that help prepare a CAD design for 3D printing / additive manufacturing (Magics, Rhino3DPRINT, and…

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