The morning sessions with guest keynote speakers. Stefan Ritt, only the second German DINO recipient, is smiling at the camera.

Trends to watch in additive manufacturing

Thursday, April 23, 2015

By the morning of the second day at the AMUG conference, the meme “Cool sh…t” was in full use. And after listening to Dr. Lonnie Love of Oak…

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A wake up call for consumer based 3D printing?

Monday, April 20, 2015

The news that MakerBot missed its financial targets (only 7% revenue growth in 2014 versus the projected 25%) and had to lay off about one-fifth (120) of its…

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What is selective laser sintering?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a type of additive manufacturing process that uses a laser as a thermal source for fusing ceramic, glass, plastic, metal powder and others…

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New software helps fix 3D printing files

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The CAD file has been loaded into the 3D printer. Plenty of material is ready for 3D printing your object. You hit “Go,” and the printer begins building…

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Xtend 500 Fortus Plus feature

3D printing package for more than 16 days of unattended run time

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, introduced Xtend 500 Fortus Plus, a high-volume filament package for Fortus 3D Production Systems. For…

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3D printing is helping engineers create a smart earplug sleep aid

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The wearable device market is exploding. One type of wearable product focuses on collecting data on your sleep, but that’s about all it does–collect data. Thus, there’s a…

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Here they come—faster additive manufacturing systems

Monday, April 13, 2015

Additive manufacturing (AM) machines and 3D printers have a reputation for being slower than users desire when it comes to building a part. Speed depends on part design,…

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What is DLP 3D Printing?

Monday, April 13, 2015

DLP 3D printing is a type of additive manufacturing process where objects are created by a 3D printer that uses a digital light projector (DLP) as the light…

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Engineers 3D print a titanium football replica

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Before the NC State football Spring game on Sunday, April 11, engineers at the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) presented NC State Chancellor…

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How many companies produce industrial-grade additive manufacturing machines?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fun facts from Wohlers Report 2015: –The market for additive manufacturing, consisting of all AM products and services worldwide, grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of…

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