Two new multiple material 3d printers from Stratasys

Thursday, September 11, 2014

At the IMTS show in Chicago this week, I had a chance to see Stratasys Ltd. new Objet500 Connex1 and Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printers, which feature the…

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FIsher/Unitech: On tour with 3DRV and a range of 3D printing

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The 3DRV tour continued its eight-month roadshow with a stop in Toledo, Ohio at SSOE, a company that provides architectural, engineering, environmental analyses and property survey services for commercial,…

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3DRV and Autodesk: Helping to spread the word about 3D printing

Thursday, September 4, 2014

When the 3DRV tour rolled into Toledo, Ohio, we drove over to see the latest in 3D printing technology. The RV tour is driving across the United States…

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A look at additive manufacturing on display at IMTS

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It’s great to see such a strong presence of additive manufacturing (AM) coming to the IMTS at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, show next week. AM technology has…

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Scanning across the U.S. in 3D printing tour

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The 3DRV is an RV tour across the United States with a mission to explore how 3D printing and additive manufacturing are changing the way things are designed…

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Some Blown Powder additive manufacturing machines, like this one from Optomec, can deliver five axis coordinated motion: X, Y, Z, tilt, and rotate. The LENS system uses a high-power laser (500W to 4kW) to fuse powdered metals into fully dense three-dimensional structures.

New dimensions in 3D printing: free-form fabrication

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Additive manufacturing delivers a great deal of freedom when designing and developing parts. You are not always confined to a build platform, though. Some machines and processes deliver…

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How to ensure a design is 3D printable

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As 3D printing / additive manufacturing becomes a more accepted every day industrial tool, the focus is turning to best practices that help smooth out the kinks in…

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history of 3D printing

A visual look at the history of 3D printing

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This graphic gives you a very nice look at what happened when in the 3D printing industry. It begins in 1983, but you can see when it really…

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How Proto Labs acquition of FineLine Prototyping will affect you

Monday, August 4, 2014

A couple of months ago, we reported that Proto Labs acquired FineLine Prototyping, Inc. a leading provider of additive manufacturing services. This move enables Proto Labs to offer…

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Growth of personal 3D printers

How to improve personal 3D printers: 6 key features

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

While the focus at this website has primarily been on professional and production additive manufacturing/ 3D printing systems, some of the news on personal 3D printers (3DP) is…

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