Additive manufacturing systems range in price from several thousand dollars for hobbyist level systems to nearly $1 million for high-end industrial machines. Both produce objects in a nearly identical fashion, so it can be a challenge to figure out … [Read more...] about Know the difference: 3D printers vs. 3D Production Systems
3D Printing Basics
Media reports will have just about anyone convinced that printing anything (even human organs) using a 3D printing is so simple and easy; as easy as pushing a button. Richard Home created a site, "The art of 3D printing failure" on Flickr, which … [Read more...] about 3D printing is so easy (??)
The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), announced its rebrand to America Makes to kick start a unified, U.S.-based additive manufacturing and 3D … [Read more...] about NAMII rebrands to include more low-end machines
GE (NYSE: GE) unveiled ten Phase I finalists from its Jet Engine Bracket Design Quest. This design Quest invited individuals, companies and institutions to redesign loading brackets found on jet engines using 3D printing. A critical component of a … [Read more...] about GE Unveils Global Finalists for Jet Engine Bracket Design Quest
Have you ever looked at a gadget and thought that a few tweaks could improve it? Wanted to customize an ordinary object to make it something extraordinary? Do you have a design itch that needs scratching? Heres your chance to turn those ideas into … [Read more...] about The 10th Annual Stratasys Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge is On!
Laminated object manufacturing is a lesser known additive manufacturing process where an object is created by successively layering sheets of build material, bonding them through heat and pressure and then cutting them into the desired shape using … [Read more...] about Laminated Object Manufacturing: LOM
By Michael Jermann, Design World Editorial Intern Most 3D printers use an additive production process where material is deposited on a base and then layered over and over again to create an object. In binder jetting, typically a layer of powder … [Read more...] about Binder jetting boasts high production speed and quantity
LUXeXceL Group, the inventor of the proprietary Printoptical Technology, announced the completion of the A-round by a Dutch venture capital company Chrysalix SET and the U.S. based Turnstone Capital Management. The proceeds of this funding will be … [Read more...] about Innovator of unique Digital 3D Printing Advances Company Growth
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?
This is a good video on what 3D printing will mean to our future. Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> … [Read more...] about The Basics of 3D printing