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3D printing a better mold

Monday, May 2, 2016

The debate over the use of 3D printing to create molds for various tooling needs continues. 3D printing is a viable option for making molds for tooling, but,…

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3D printed profile rail wiper keeps rail bearings clean

Monday, May 2, 2016

A manufacturing aid is a device, platform, tool, jig, or fixture used to enhance, accelerate, perfect, or fix a manufacturing or assembly production. Manufacturing aids range from simple…

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3D printing objects the size of a VW Golf car

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

voxeljet claims to have the largest 3D printing system located in Michigan– the VX4000 3D printer. Such large 3D printers fill a need in the cast parts market,…

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Survey indicates 3D printed electronics market growth potential

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Building multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs) for professional-grade printed electronics requires high-quality and predictable materials and equipment. Electronics manufacturers who typically outsource production are experiencing long turnaround times…

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Advancing 3D printing in medicine

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

From the printing of simple prosthetics to pre-surgical aids, 3D printing continues to prove its usefulness in medicine. Yet, medicine has only accessed the tip of the usefulness…

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How to determine 3D printing speed

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The focus on faster 3D printing continues. Many vendors and developers claim fast speeds or development efforts that will increase speed. But what exactly is meant by “fast?”…

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How to cut costs by 3D printing jigs and fixtures

Monday, April 25, 2016

According to 3D printing / additive manufacturing vendors, one of the more popular uses of these machines is to create jigs and fixtures for manufacturing operations. About 60…

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What are the limits of color and geometry with 3D printing?

Monday, April 25, 2016

Apparently not many. Here’s an example of what 3D printing can do today in color, with the added bonus of printing some of the most amazing geometry ever…

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Local Motors 3D printing cars with Siemens PLM Software

Monday, April 25, 2016

Siemens and Local Motors have formed a partnership to help advance additive manufacturing by optimizing the development of large-scale 3D printed cars. The partnership combines Siemens’ product lifecycle…

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Additive Manufacturing Users Group names Technical Competition winners

Thursday, April 21, 2016

It’s amazing what you can do with 3D printing. Take a look at the recent winners of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG)  annual Technical Competition, which was…

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