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 into a 3-dimensional object. Many consider SLS to have the most diverse list … [Read more...] about What is Laser Sintering?
A DLP 3D printer is used in the additive manufacturing process where objects are created by a 3D printer that uses a digital light projector (DLP) as the light source for curing photo-reactive polymers. There are advantages and disadvantages to a DLP … [Read more...] about What is a DLP 3D Printer?
The term Fused Filament Fabrication or FFF was created by members of the Reprap project to avoid litigation over the previously trademarked term Fused Deposition Modeling coined by Stratasys, LTD. Both terms describe a nearly identical additive … [Read more...] about What is FFF?
What is FDM? Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a type of additive manufacturing process used for creating tangible 3-dimensional objects from CAD-designed digital files. Invented by S. Scott Crump in 1989, this trademarked 3D printing method uses … [Read more...] about What is FDM?
Laser melting is an additive manufacturing method that uses a laser to heat a material into a fully melted liquid form. This is essentially the same process used in laser sintering with a few technical differences. Laser sintering uses heat to … [Read more...] about Laser Melting: What Is It?
Stereolithography (SLA) is a type of additive manufacturing process used for creating tangible 3-dimensional objects from CAD designs or 3D scanned digital files. The process, invented and named by Chuck Hull in 1986, uses photo-reactive (usually … [Read more...] about What is Stereolithography?
FATHOM was introduced to a 4-year-old girl from California who needed a unique prosthetic hand through e-NABLE, an organization that connects children in need of prosthetic hands with volunteers willing to 3D print a prosthetic free of charge to the … [Read more...] about 3D Printing personalized prosthetics, from concept to reality
Volvo Trucks is decreasing turnaround times of assembly line tools by more than 94% since using Stratasys additive manufacturing technology at its engine production facility in Lyon, France. According to Pierre Jenny, manufacturing director at … [Read more...] about Volvo Trucks streamlines manufacturing with 3D printing
Renishaw, a UK manufacturer of metal additive manufacturing machines, is offering a new product for the dental market. The AM250 metal 3D printing machine is now optimized for producing dental parts, meaning that it will not require further … [Read more...] about Renishaw adds 3D printer for the dental market
Airwolf 3D recently announced Wolfbite Nano, a surface treatment solution that bonds polylactic acid plastic parts to a glass 3D printer build plate, making for a smooth release of objects after printing. This new solution works well with heated and … [Read more...] about Airwolf 3D unveils WolfBite Nano for PLA printing