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Highlights of the 3D printing industry from RAPID 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

This year’s RAPID 2015 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing show was in beautiful Long Beach, CA.  If you did not get a chance to visit the show, here’s…

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Use your 3D printing skills to help differently-abled veterans

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Over the years, there have been a number of heart-warming stories about innovators and engineers using 3D printing to design prosthetics and other systems that help veterans regain…

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Master Class: Chuck Hull on the 3D printing industry

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

An important way to gain mastery is to learn from the master developers or users, those who developed a technology or an industry, or those who took a…

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Become a master user of 3D printing

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Education constantly comes up as one of the challenges impeding the greater implementation of 3D printing / Additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). Unless you are in your 20s or can…

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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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