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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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Dual head desktop 3d printer prints with more than 30 materials

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The AXIOM 2, from Airwolf 3D, is a dual extruder 3D printer that features dual hot ends, auto leveling, and an “easy feed” filament load system. The two…

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Airbus Helicopters prints windshield wiper prototypes with German RepRap X400 3D printer

Monday, January 18, 2016

Airbus Helicopters is reducing the high development costs of function models through the use of 3D printers. The windshield wipers of the helicopters are one example. “These windshield…

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Ultimaker launches two 3D printers at CES

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Desktop 3D printers often lack capabilities and features desired by professional engineers. A few, though, such as the Ultimaker brand, can suit engineering needs. Ultimaker launched two 3D…

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A better print nozzle for MakerBot 3D printers

Monday, January 4, 2016

MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, announced the MakerBot Smart Extruder+, a new swappable extruder for Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers. The MakerBot team worked…

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How to set up 3D printing for failure in 3 steps

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

All too frequently, bloggers and pundits make inaccurate claims about 3D printing (3DP) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) systems capabilities. You could easily make the case that over enthusiastic…

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How do you really use 3D printing systems?

Monday, December 14, 2015

The assumption is that engineers already use 3D printing machines for prototyping and will soon use additive manufacturing machines for production. But is that an accurate assumption? Results…

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The price of overhype and desktop 3D printers

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Avi Reichental has left his position as CEO of 3D Systems. To please stockholders, the company is now reshaping itself, which means cost cutting measures. What does this…

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Build multilayer PCBs on 3D printer

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Several companies have introduced desktop-sized 3D printers that build printed circuit boards (PCBs). Some are just for creating the board, some let you pause and print electronics into…

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Which 3D printer should you own?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

For consumer and professional users, this is a common question. 3D Hubs recently created a guide on the best low-cost, desktop, more consumer style printers. Some of these…

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