What is FDM?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a type of additive manufacturing process used for creating tangible 3-dimensional objects from CAD-designed digital files. Invented by S. Scott Crump in 1989,…

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MakerBot® Releases MakerWare 2.2.0

Thursday, June 13, 2013

MakerBot’s 3D printing software, MakerWare, for operating a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer, has been made easier to use. MakerWare  2.2.0, released on June 12, 2013, offers expanded features…

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SLS4: Made with Selective Laser Sintering – customer was using investment casting before, was able to consolidate parts for this aerospace duct

3D Printing and the paradigm shift in design

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

By Chuck Alexander, additive manufacturing product and design, Solid Concepts 3D Printing has been getting a lot of press lately and naturally we all want to know if…

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At RAPID, manufacturing may be the long sought “killer app”

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What a difference a year makes. Not that long ago, (really, as recently as last year) the RAPID show was typically held in a big-city hotel ballroom. Not…

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Two robots created a 3D printed object

Out-of-the-box 3D printing: anti-gravity object modeling

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

One of the more interesting aspects of additive manufacturing/3D printing is how other people are exploring innovative ways to add material to create an object. Here is Mataerial,…

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Using 3D printing to include electronics into designs

Friday, May 17, 2013

As 3D printing (3DP), additive manufacturing technology advances, one area manufacturers are working on is including electronics into the 3DP process. Several industries, including aerospace and the military,…

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“Out-of-the-box” 3D printer designs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Faster build speeds, tighter tolerances, smoother finishes, desktop size, and lower costs are just a few of the wishes of many who work with or who desire 3D…

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How does 3D printing —material jetting–work?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

According to the ASTM standard terminology definition, material jetting is a process in which droplets of build material are selectively deposited onto a build bed to develop a…

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Additive Manufacturing Users Group Elects Board

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 18, 2013 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced its 2013-2014 board of directors. Board members were elected at the annual business meeting held Jacksonville,…

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Additive Manufacturing Users Group Recognizes Excellence

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 18, 2013 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced recipients of awards for excellence, service and technical skill. The awards were presented at the 25th…

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