Shooting a 3D printed gun

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

3D printed guns continues to be a hot topic.  This video from Solid Concepts, though, shows a more professional build.  Using “a half-million dollar” machine to print the…

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Price versus ??? What 3D printing users want now

Thursday, June 26, 2014

What is the key feature your fellow engineers are looking for in their additive manufacturing / 3D printing systems? It’s no longer system purchase price. At the recent…

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How Airbus is using 3D printing to makes parts for its aircraft

Monday, June 23, 2014

Check out this video on how Airbus uses Concept Laser additive manufacturing machines to design, prototype and build final parts for its planes. 3D plastic parts are flying…

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Top 5 questions users ask when outsourcing 3D printing

Monday, June 23, 2014

RP Marketplace, an online platform that helps you find professional suppliers of rapid prototyping services, recently teamed with some of the leading professional 3D printing suppliers to answer…

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3d printing—how fast can it go?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Efforts are underway to quicken 3D printing machine build operation.  And it’s more than just improving the back end operations. Recently 3D Systems announced that the “productivity” of…

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Are 3D printing Fab Labs failing, already?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The promise was that Fab Labs would help launch the next industrial revolution by giving the general public access to 3D printers and help them realize their entrepreneurial…

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3D Systems says its fab-grade printers as good as or more productive than injection molding

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In a recent press release, 3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) announced that its fab-grade 3D printers effectively matched and exceeded the productivity of traditional injection molding in the direct manufacture…

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Nasa image of work on Mars

MakerBot, Thingiverse, and NASA issue challenge on designing a utilitarian Mars base

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Yes, you read that correctly. MakerBot, a developer of desktop 3D printers,  in conjunction with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has launched a Mars Bars Thingiverse Design Challenge. MakerBot…

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Analysts predict 3D printing market to grow to $7 billion by 2025

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Despite the stock price hit several public 3D printing manufacturers have taken lately, the news is good for the future of 3D printing.  A report from IDTechEx goes…

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The Real Threat From 3D printing and Firearms

Monday, May 19, 2014

It’s been awhile since my last blog post where I talked about how 3D printed firearms will never be a real threat. Since then several designs have popped…

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