It’s not manufacturing that 3D printing technology should disrupt—it’s habitual thinking. 3D printing can change the habits we get into with design and prototyping, as well as production, and how fast we get to market. Habitual thinking is what … [Read more...] about Let 3D printing disrupt your habitual thinking
The ReMotion Knee is a low cost prosthetic knee joint project that was started in 2008 as a graduate biomedical engineering class assignment. The class collaborated with the JaipurFoot Organization, India’s largest provider of low cost prosthetics, … [Read more...] about Rapid injection molding helps non-profit develop a low cost prosthetic
The technology known as 3D printing actually consists of a number of different methods of building an object layer by layer. Each method has its pros and cons. In this series of brief tutorials, we will go into the basics of each technology and … [Read more...] about Laser sintering – What is it?
Renishaw plc, the global engineering technologies company, and BEGO Bremer Goldschlägerei Wilh. Herbst GmbH & Co. KG, a leading international specialist in dental prosthodontics, have concluded an agreement that licenses Renishaw to use BEGO … [Read more...] about Renishaw and BEGO conclude additive manufacturing licensing agreement
Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) announced the launch of the Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer, specially designed for smaller orthodontic labs and clinics. The Objet30 OrthoDesk makes digital orthodontics accessible for facilities of all sizes. Digital … [Read more...] about Stratasys introduces 3D printer for small Orthodontic labs and clinics
It looks like the competition for the maker market is heating up. First, MakerBot and Autodesk have announced that they will team up to combine 3D printing software and hardware. Second, MakerBot announced its Digitizer 3D scanner. One could see this … [Read more...] about MakerBot partners with Autodesk, and introduces a 3D scanner
There is no disputing the value of a great product prototype. Producing your design in 3-D, testing its functionality and ensuring that the required manufacturing processes will work can save considerable time and expense. While the industry is … [Read more...] about Subtractive Rapid Prototyping, More Precise than ever before
When used together, 3D printing and topology optimization can deliver objects with minimum mass, which will save money in raw materials. Topology optimization and additive manufacturing are two techniques that together have the … [Read more...] about Software helps you design for 3D printing manufacturability
Despite the media hype that 3D printers can be used to make literally anything, and that they will disrupt all kinds of present day processes and systems, professional users have a number of frustrations with this technology. These frustrations can … [Read more...] about What is your biggest frustration with additive manufacturing (3D printing)?
You can use 3D printing to create casting molds, but there are several limitations inherent with the printers. However, alternatives are emerging, such as the use of paper for some casting applications. By Dr. Conor MacCormack, CEO, Mcor … [Read more...] about Paper 3D printing: an alternative for casting applications