By Chris Hoins, Controller, Stratasys, Inc. To designers, engineers and product managers, the value of additive manufacturing machines for rapid prototyping is unquestionable. Yet, in spite of the obvious value, it may not be clear how to convince … [Read more...] about How to justify the cost of a rapid prototyping system
The MINI John Cooper Works World Rally Car (WRC) Team used additive manufacturing machines to create a full-scale mock-up of the vehicle directly from the CAD (computer aided design) files, and it used the technology extensively on other assemblies … [Read more...] about Racing team to print 15 production parts for each car using additive manufacturing
EOS will show the EOSINT M 280 direct metal laser-sintering (DMLS) system for the first time in North American at the RAPID 2011 show (May 24-26, Minneapolis, Minnesota). Innovative process and control features of the M 280 complete the evolution of … [Read more...] about Check out the EOS M 280 laser sintering system at RAPID 2011
Quickparts®, a 3D Systems company (NASDAQ: TDSC), released additional secondary finishing capabilities through QuickCutCNC™. This new rapid CNC machining service, launched by custom manufacturing leader Quickparts®, is now providing anodizing and … [Read more...] about Anodizing and Nickel Plating Now Available for Aluminum Parts from QuickCutCNC™
As manufacturers increasingly use 3D scanning technology, companies like INUS Technology, Inc. (www.rapidform.com) report strong earnings. INUS recently announced that its worldwide revenue for the first quarter of 2011 represents a 38% jump from the … [Read more...] about Manufacturers increase their use of 3D scanning technology
As many of you know, 3D Systems has bought Sycode and now Print3D, both from Deelip Menezes. According to some reports, the company has also hired him to start up a 3D Systems office in India. Sycode is primarily for CAD programs; the software … [Read more...] about Key question of the day: Why did 3D Systems buy Deelip Menezes’ products?
3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC) continues its acquisitions, this time with Print3D Corporation (“Print3D”), a startup company that develops custom parts services for CAD users through desktop tools that integrate directly into their design … [Read more...] about Another acquisition for 3D Systems, Print3D Corp.
It’s a question that needs an answer, and it looks as though the copyright and intellectual property rights issues this question poses are getting some high profile attention. Good. 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC) plans to sponsor and … [Read more...] about Will 3D printing really disrupt manufacturing?
The automotive industry used to be a source for design innovation. It could be again, and very soon. One company, Local Motors (LM) is working on creating the next generation of auto manufacturing. It has developed an interesting business model … [Read more...] about Automotive 3.0—the next revolution in prototyping and design?
Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), an organization for owners and operators of additive manufacturing equipment, announced the names of the 2011-2012 AMUG board members. Board members were selected at the annual business meeting held in … [Read more...] about 3DSUG announces 2011-2012 AMUG Board Members