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How to determine 3D printing speed

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The focus on faster 3D printing continues. Many vendors and developers claim fast speeds or development efforts that will increase speed. But what exactly is meant by “fast?”…

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3D printing shifts into manufacturing

Thursday, April 21, 2016

At the recent AMUG Conference in St. Louis, many conversations focused on taking 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) more into manufacturing rather than just prototyping. Over the…

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FAQ: Do I require a special location to install a 3D printer?

Friday, April 15, 2016

For a long time it was assumed that only the large 3D printing/additive manufacturing machines, and especially the ones printing with metal materials, required proper ventilation or other…

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Additive manufacturing—after the hype

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you? If you follow the Gartner hype curve, we are probably…

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A safer metal additive 3D printing system

Monday, April 11, 2016

Another new method to additively build parts discussed at the recent AMUG Conference was NanoParticle Jetting from XJet. XJet takes stochastic metal-nanoparticles and engulfs them in a proprietary…

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New 3D printing technique–Build parts through software controlled chemical reactions

Monday, April 11, 2016

Better living through chemistry is a phrase that could be applied to the company Carbon. The founders’ goal is to make real final parts through a form of…

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Legacy Effects uses many 3D printing technologies for film and TV special effects. Multiple masks of Jason Statham, for example, were initially 3D printed to test out a commercial concept.

AMUG 2016—a unique opportunity to learn and connect

Friday, April 8, 2016

Most conferences and shows about 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) focus on giving vendors an opportunity to reach potential customers. The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Education…

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How to eliminate 3D printing post processing steps

Monday, April 4, 2016

When engineers at Otterbox design a new style smart phone or smart tablet cover, they want the best possible prototype representation of the final product that they can…

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A behind the scenes look at 3D printing aliens for the TV show Colony

Friday, March 25, 2016

3D printing is a needed tool for movie and TV special effects creators. These creators usually face very tight deadlines to design and then build special effects costumes,…

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First FDA approved, 3D printed medicine

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

It looks like the ability to 3D print drugs is coming about faster than many predicted, including me. SPRITAM (levetiracetam) tablets are the first prescription drug product approved…

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