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How to move from 3D printing to injection molding

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Additive manufacturing has a firm place in product development, but how and when do you transition from 3D printing to molding? Jean Thilmany, Proto Labs Call it 3D…

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3d printing with paper at RAPID

Monday, May 4, 2015

Mcor Technologies Ltd is the only manufacturer of desktop paper-based 3D printers. The company will be showing its line of printers at RAPID 2015 in booth 830. These…

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Medical-grade liquid silicone rubber

Monday, May 4, 2015

Proto Labs Inc. introduced medical-grade liquid silicone rubber (LSR) material to its quick-turn injection molding capabilities. The rapid manufacturing company now offers Dow Corning QP1-250 moldable silicone in…

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What is Direct Metal Laser Sintering?

Monday, May 4, 2015

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is an additive manufacturing process specifically using metals as the material. Most alloys can be used in the DMLS process but 17-4 Precipitation Hardened…

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Another way to slice CAD data for 3d printing

Friday, May 1, 2015

A third file format to convert CAD data into useful 3D printing data has been introduced into the market. It will be interesting to see if this one…

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A step towards cloud-based 3D printing

Thursday, April 30, 2015

3DPrinterOS is a cloud-based operating system developed to reduce many of the hassles associated with consumer-based 3D printing, particularly the hassle of interoperability among various 3D printers. As…

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3D printing and fluid power; refreshing a mature industry

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Would you have thought that 3D printing could have an effect on the fluid power industry? I didn’t think so until recently. First, my colleague, Paul Heney, returned…

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Lease one of the largest 3D printers

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

3DP Unlimited (3DP), manufacturer of professional-grade, large-format 3D printers, has partnered with Lease Corporation of America (LCA) to make its 3D printers available to organizations of all sizes…

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Trends to watch in additive manufacturing

Thursday, April 23, 2015

By the morning of the second day at the AMUG conference, the meme “Cool sh…t” was in full use. And after listening to Dr. Lonnie Love of Oak…

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A wake up call for consumer based 3D printing?

Monday, April 20, 2015

The news that MakerBot missed its financial targets (only 7% revenue growth in 2014 versus the projected 25%) and had to lay off about one-fifth (120) of its…

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