Optomec's LENSprinter in operation. Photo courtesy of Optomec.

Trends in metal additive manufacturing

Friday, February 12, 2016

Interest in metal additive manufacturing (AM) continues to grow. Some companies are making special efforts focused specifically on metal AM. For example, a number of powder producers are…

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3D printing ensures designers get the details right

Friday, February 12, 2016

Carpenters rely on the maxim, “measure twice, cut once.” 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) lets users do essentially the same thing, ensuring product development is more cost…

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Video shows how to 3D print a prosthetic hand

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lots of users are making prosthetic hands with their 3D printers.  Here’s a cool video from  EnvisionTEC showing one way to make these prosthetics.  

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What’s ahead for 3D printing in health care

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Developing products for the health care market using 3D printing / additive manufacturing is one of the better employment opportunities from now through 2020. A new report published…

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Are desktop 3D printers hazardous to your health?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It’s been mentioned by professional 3D printer vendors and users for a couple of years now—many desktop 3D printers should be installed in well-ventilated areas, just like the…

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Custom materials enable ESD safe printed parts for Aerospace

Monday, February 8, 2016

By Scott Sevcik, Director, Aerospace & Defense Business Development, Stratasys Once a satellite is launched, there is no way to fix something that breaks. That drives the need for…

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Design challenge: redesigning the skateboard for 3D printing

Monday, February 8, 2016

The skateboard has provided hours of fun for many. The design is fairly efficient for its purpose, sleek and slightly curvy for comfortable foot placement and gliding properties….

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Vectorworks announces 3D printing plugin by 3YOURMIND

Friday, February 5, 2016

After concluding a second financing round in which Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder and CEO of EOS GmbH positioned himself as the new lead investor of the company…

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One-stop shopping for 3D printers

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

“We tend to see firms experimenting with lower-cost 3D printers to assist in the development of early stage prototypes, and testing how 3D printing can transform their project…

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Software analyzes 3D printing data for better digital manufacturing

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

FATHOM, an industry-leading advanced manufacturer with an expertise in 3D printing, announced its acquisition of a proprietary data analytics application software that retrieves, analyzes, and reports real-time additive…

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