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How to ensure your 3D design will 3D print

Monday, October 20, 2014

3D models that fail to print are one of the more frustrating issues for designers, engineers, jewellers and 3D service bureaus. Despite all the discussion about how easy…

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3D printing used to develop advanced nanoimaging microscope

Friday, October 17, 2014

High throughput imaging of complex materials can be challenging, especially in situations that require the capture of repeatable topography maps and automatically interpreting features in the 3D image….

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3D printed electronics for the Internet of Things

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Here is a guest blog from my colleague, Lee Teschler, Executive Editor, Design World magazine 3D-printing techniques can be optimized to create integrated circuits. The possible result: Printed…

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Wearable power charger gets to market faster with injection molding

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Young innovators are discovering interesting ways to power wearable devices. This latest invention, AMPY, is a winner of Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award. Not only can it give…

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Is Spark the answer to faster, easier 3D printing?

Friday, October 10, 2014

When Local Motors announced it was going to 3D print a car at the recent IMTS show, a number of tasks had to happen first. One was the…

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Century-old machine tool builder offers industrial-sized 3D printer

Thursday, October 9, 2014

For many, 3D printing needs to handle bigger parts and produce them more quickly. Cincinnati Incorporated, a 116-year old company, proved that you can build a bigger, faster…

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A team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) led by Scott McCall (second from left) is working closely with Brown University researchers Shouheng Sun and Adriana Mendoza-Garcia to develop an exchange-spring magnet with a structure that could lend itself to creation via 3D printing methods.

Will we 3D-print electric motors?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Yes, it could happen thanks to research into the additive manufacturing of electrical steel, copper conductors, and motor dielectrics. Leland Teschler, Executive Editor, Design World Examine the inside…

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The largest part produced using additive manufacturing: a gear housing made of aluminum (dimensions: x: 474mm; y: 367mm; z: 480m – excluding build platform height) is constructed from powder at rates of > 50cm³/h

ASTM proposed standard to describe needed properties of metal powders for AM

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Materials are key to further growth in 3D printing / additive manufacturing, (3DP / AM) and metal powders are thought to be the main material that will drive…

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Better color 3D printing

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Earlier this year, Mcor Technologies announced that its Mcor IRIS 3D printer included the International Color Consortium (ICC) profile, ensuring that colors specified in a design will be…

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LUXeXceL’s 3D printing process for optics is an alternative to injection molding

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Even though recent news reports speculate that HP could enter the market for 3D printed glass, LUXeXceL Group, Goes, The Netherlands, has been 3D printing optics for some…

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