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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Formlabs is shipping the Form 1 3D printer

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Formlabs announced that it is now shipping its Form 1 Desktop stereolithography 3D printer. Noted the company blog, “We are proud to say that today we shipped the…

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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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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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5 of the best videos on 3D printing

Thursday, April 18, 2013

In the past few years, a number of videos about 3D printing have emerged.  Some just show the machines in action. Others tell a human story in connection…

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6 Really Useful articles on 3D printing

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fair disclosure: I’m a critical reader. Therefore, I look at articles about 3D printing skeptically. Many, many articles exist that discuss how 3D printing is going to change…

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AMUG plans for the future

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Many of the members of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group have been involved with this technology for more than 20 years. The attention this 25+ year-old technology is…

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What’s new with 3D printing at AMUG 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

3D printing has the potential to help engineers deliver better designs, while reducing costs and still get to market ahead of the competition—if management doesn’t mess it up….

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How many clicks does it take to find 3D printer specifications?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

You’ve decided to invest in a 3D printer. Before contacting the salesman or ordering a desktop version online, you decide to check out preliminary specification information from the…

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