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Support for the 3MF Consortium grows

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It looks like the 3MF Consortium is gaining ground in its efforts to establish a common 3D printing file format. The group announced four new members: 3D Systems,…

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Does 3D printing need its own operating system?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Whether you use professional 3D printing machines or more commercial desktop units, every user has some issues with getting the designed part to print correctly. Part of the…

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A primer on rapid prototyping

Monday, June 15, 2015

Digital Manufacturing is probably a new term for many. In Brian Underdahl’s book, Proto Labs Special Edition Digital Manufacturing for Dummies, the author combines CNC machining, injection molding…

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How 3D printing can be used for tooling applications

Monday, June 8, 2015

3D printing enables manufacturers to test tool designs before committing to metal—saving both time and money. Tyler Reid, Manufacturing Application Manager, GoEngineer Most people think about using 3D…

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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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Another way to slice CAD data for 3d printing

Friday, May 1, 2015

A third file format to convert CAD data into useful 3D printing data has been introduced into the market. It will be interesting to see if this one…

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A step towards cloud-based 3D printing

Thursday, April 30, 2015

3DPrinterOS is a cloud-based operating system developed to reduce many of the hassles associated with consumer-based 3D printing, particularly the hassle of interoperability among various 3D printers. As…

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