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What’s new in metal additive manufacturing standards

Standards for metal material and additive manufacturing machines and process are under continuous development, with ASTM and ASTM International spearheading them.  Carl Dekker, President of Met-L-Flo Inc., is also…

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Mar
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What is Stereolithography?

Stereolithography (SLA) is a type of additive manufacturing process used for creating tangible 3-dimensional objects from CAD designs or 3D scanned digital files. The process, invented and named…

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Mar
19

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3dPrinterOS enables users to control multiple 3D printers from one PC.

3DPrinterOS aims to create standard, reduce 3D printing hassles

My colleague, Barb Schmitz, who covers all things CAD, posted the following information about this company on our sister website-3D CAD World. Interoperability–or more appropriately a lack thereof–is…

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Mar
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3D Printing personalized prosthetics, from concept to reality

FATHOM was introduced to a 4-year-old girl from California who needed a unique prosthetic hand through e-NABLE, an organization that connects children in need of prosthetic hands with…

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19

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Advances in 3D printed electronics

Optomec showcased its Aerosol Jet technology for 3D Printed Electronics applications at the LOPEC International Conference and Exhibition in Munich earlier in March.  Aerosol Jet Printers are used…

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Volvo Trucks streamlines manufacturing with 3D printing

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Volvo Trucks is decreasing turnaround times of assembly line tools by more than 94% since using Stratasys additive manufacturing technology at its engine production facility in Lyon, France….

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Renishaw adds 3D printer for the dental market

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Renishaw, a UK manufacturer of metal additive manufacturing machines, is offering a new product for the dental market. The AM250 metal 3D printing machine is now optimized for…

Airwolf 3D unveils WolfBite Nano for PLA printing

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Airwolf 3D recently announced Wolfbite Nano, a surface treatment solution that bonds polylactic acid plastic parts to a glass 3D printer build plate, making for a smooth release of objects…

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Additive manufacturing enables “bionic” aircraft designs

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Laser melting with metals is gaining importance in aircraft manufacturing because of the benefits of quicker throughput times, cost-effective components and heretofore unimaginable design freedom. A range of…