Scan-to-CAD-to-3D Print

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Collaboration seems to be the trend lately in the additive manufacturing industry. Many companies are developing relationships that ultimately streamline the 3D printing process for users. The latest…

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TREDAVIAM by Nick Ervinck, 3D printed on a Stratasys Objet®500 Connex3™ prepared using Stratasys and Adobe Software. Photo: Stratasys

Push the boundaries of color 3D printing

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Adobe unveiled 3D printing capabilities in its Photoshop CC in January 2014. Through a simplified 3D print process, Photoshop CC let users produce print-ready 3D models using familiar…

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Combination 3D printer and workbench for engineers

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Add a 3D printer to an engineer’s workbench, and what do you have? You have the latest product introduction from 3D Platform (3DP). “The Workbench Series is more…

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A look at large build metal 3D printing

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

3dprinting vendors that work with metal materials and offer machines geared for manufacturing use are showing some impressive capabilities.   For example, Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips…

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SurePrint servo motor improves 3D printing quality

Friday, September 25, 2015

An issue with some extrusion style 3D printers, especially desktop or open-frame style units, is the somewhat less than precise motion of the axes as the deposition head…

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Form 2 desktop SL 3D printer offers bigger build volume

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Desktop 3d printers are an excellent and affordable way to prototype parts during the initial design iteration stages. For those engineers who do use desktop 3D printers, a…

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3D printing Master Class: How to get the look without the cost

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Engineers can choose from a number of different methods to help their 3D printed parts simulate the look of various metals without spending a lot of time, effort,…

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Special pricing on desktop 3D printers and milling machines

Thursday, September 10, 2015

When asked, many potential users of desktop 3D printers and milling machines say cost is a big factor in the purchase decision. So, for all of you who…

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Injection molding helps make healing fun

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

As most health care practitioners know, getting a patient to follow directions is often the hardest task, especially when you are working with such age groups as the…

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Tips on getting the properties you need from 3D printing materials

Friday, August 21, 2015

At this year’s RAPID show, I had a chance to ask Carl Dekker, president at Met-l-flo Inc. on what engineers can do to ensure their chosen printing materials…

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