Managing a large number of hardware devices at the same time is not a simple task. At Duke University, the need to manage a large number of units, up to 50x 3D printers, is the challenge. Every hour, every day, every week, more than 250 students … [Read more...] about How to manage 50 3D printers printing 3500 jobs per month
RAPID + TCT 2017 comes to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, from May 8 - 11. More than 300 companies will exhibit at the show, so you might want to begin making plans on which ones to visit. Rize Inc., offers versatile … [Read more...] about What to see at RAPID 2017
By Tony Riggs, Senior Applications Engineer, GoEngineer In the past, I’ve designed molds to create fun things for my kids. For Easter, I figured why not try a chocolate one? Walking through the grocery store gave me several ideas for an … [Read more...] about What happens when the Easter Bunny has a 3D printer?
Stereolithography is often viewed as capable of building only smallish parts, say roughly 10 in. by 10 in. by 10 in. At this year’s recent Additive Manufacturing Users Conference, one company displayed the ability to build large vat … [Read more...] about Make bigger stereolithography parts
I want an additively built shoe. And with the recent developments in additive manufacturing, the day is upon us. Several companies have been exploring the use of additive technology in both the design and production of custom athletic shoes. adidas … [Read more...] about adidas uses additive manufacturing to deliver custom athletic shoes
Many additive machines can use standard materials as long as they are in the proper format. An example is metals. As long as the metal powder have certain features, such as the right size grain structure, you can purchase powders from any reliable … [Read more...] about HP kit helps users develop materials for its 3D printers
If you listen to financial analysts, the additive manufacturing industry is struggling; additive machines are not taking over CNC machining and injection molding fast enough, or additive machines are not big enough or fast enough, and so on and so … [Read more...] about A look at the future of additive from the AMUG Conference
Insert molding is the process of overmolding thermoplastic material around a preformed component (an insert) to create a finished part that incorporates multiple materials. The inserts are generally metal parts used to reinforce the mechanical … [Read more...] about How insert molding saves labor
Design, prototype, iterate, prototype, final production. Do you really need all of these steps? According to Carbon, not anymore. The Silicon Valley-based additive manufacturing company launched SpeedCell, a system of securely connected printers and … [Read more...] about Want to speed up 3D printing? Stop prototyping!
Building on its open platform vision, HP took the wraps off its state-of-the-art laboratory to help companies develop, test, certify and deliver the next generation of materials and applications for 3D printing. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, the new … [Read more...] about HP unveils 3D open materials and applications lab