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Optomec additive manufacturing process to build bio-electronic actuators

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Optomec, a leading provider of production grade additive manufacturing systems, announced that the Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) Institute at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has purchased an Aerosol…

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Marine Corps tests SLS and direct metal 3D printing in war games

Monday, August 25, 2014

The US Marine Corps has an annual event, the Expeditionary Logistics Wargame VIII (ExLog), where top Marine Corps planners incorporate new technologies to enhance the Corps’ logistics and…

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Concept Laser Reports Positive Half-Yearly Results

Monday, August 25, 2014

Concept Laser, a pioneer in the field of laser melting with metals, reported above-average growth figures in the first half of 2014. Rapidly growing acceptance of generative manufacturing…

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SLA 3D printing helps Todd Herremans improve his work-outs

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Todd Herremans, a NFL offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles, is no newcomer to working out. He trains rigorously to maintain top physical form and is always looking…

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Forecast:3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Industry to quadruple in four years

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wohlers Associates, Inc. expects worldwide revenues from the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry to reach $12.8 billion by 2018. According to Wohlers Report 2014, the company’s annual…

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Proto Labs Cool Idea! winner launches Kickstarter campaign

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A couple of months ago, we published a story on an innovative thruster that can be used to remotely operate underwater vehicles and small surface vessels for aquatic exploration….

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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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Airwolf 3D Launches Entry-Level AW3D HDL 3D Printer for under $2,300

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Airwolf 3D announced it has added an entry-level 3D printer—the AW3D HDL—to its rapidly expanding line of high-performance 3D desktop printers for the professional market. The HDL delivers…

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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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