How to overcome design-for-additive-manufacturing (DfAM) constraints that can be deterrents to mass production. Benny Buller, founder and CEO, VELO3D The manufacturing world’s mindset is shifting with the news of 3D-printed, … [Read more...] about Preparing to switch from traditional to additive manufacturing
What is polymer directed energy deposition (DED) for 3D printing and how can it benefit you?
Dr. Natalie Rudolph, Vice President of Research and Development, AREVO For almost a decade now, Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been one of the fastest growing areas in manufacturing. This growth has resulted in significant efforts in material and … [Read more...] about What is polymer directed energy deposition (DED) for 3D printing and how can it benefit you?
Scanning or CMM? Which is better?
Long-established technology of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) is being challenged in various markets by fast-emerging, highly advanced science of blue light scanning. By Matthew Martin, Exact Metrology For more than 50 years, the … [Read more...] about Scanning or CMM? Which is better?
Better post-processing could enable greater acceptance of additive manufacturing
Post processing, in one form or another, is an inevitability when using additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, but is particularly critical for serial production applications of AM — both in terms of the financial costs and the time it takes … [Read more...] about Better post-processing could enable greater acceptance of additive manufacturing
A guide to additive manufacturing
One of the keys to greater acceptance and use of additive manufacturing / 3D printing is education--helping those who haven't been taught how to make the best use of this technology. Renishaw, an additive manufacturing (AM) systems and software … [Read more...] about A guide to additive manufacturing
Sandvik creates 3D printed diamond composite
It may not sparkle like jewelry diamonds. That only means it is better suited to industrial uses. Sandvik's new process means that this super-hard material can be 3D printed in highly complex shapes and can potentially revolutionize the way industry … [Read more...] about Sandvik creates 3D printed diamond composite
On-demand 3D printing cuts operating costs by 80%
“Every company has its own unique challenges in the production process, which is why the ability to create custom solutions straight from the factory floor is such a game-changer for the manufacturing industry,” said Jos Burger, CEO of Ultimaker. 3D … [Read more...] about On-demand 3D printing cuts operating costs by 80%
Additive manufacturing delivers the scaffolding for growth
One of the key applications of additive manufacturing is in the development of spinal implants. The team at Nexxt Spine are pioneers in the design and development of spinal fusion implants that incorporate interconnected micro-lattice architectures … [Read more...] about Additive manufacturing delivers the scaffolding for growth
3D printing makes the first smash-proof guitar
Rock stars have been smashing guitars for decades, few with more enthusiasm than Swedish-born guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. Global engineering company Sandvik decided to test its cutting-edge techniques by building the world’s first all-metal, … [Read more...] about 3D printing makes the first smash-proof guitar
How small can additive technology build?
A new technology exists at the intersection of additive manufacturing and micro manufacturing. It is opening up the possibility for manufacturers to take advantage of the inherent advantages of AM while achieving micron level accuracy over a build … [Read more...] about How small can additive technology build?