The Italian division of international consumer goods giant, Unilever, has cut lead times for prototype parts by 40% since introducing Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology into its manufacturing process. Using 3D printed injection molding tools, … [Read more...] about 3d printing injection molds slashes prototype lead time by 40%
The prices of some 3D printers are coming down, making it more affordable to own one of your own, even a desktop version. Still, it can be better to outsource your 3D printer. When do you stay in house, and when do you outsource? These tips will help … [Read more...] about Should you 3D print in house or not?
Stratasys Ltd., a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced it is co-sponsoring a coast-to-coast 3D printing road show based out of a recreational vehicle being called the “3DRV.” The 3DRV will tour the United … [Read more...] about Stratasys hitting the road with “3DRV” tour of the United States
Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, announced the launch of its additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping, Inc. a leading provider of … [Read more...] about Proto Labs, Inc. Launches New Additive Manufacturing Service
The Additive Manufacturers User Group (AMUG) conference has always been a bit different from other conferences or shows, as it emphasizes hands-on learning. This year’s conference is the largest yet, with 600+ registrants. In addition, 60 exhibitors … [Read more...] about AMUG 2014: the latest developments in 3D printing
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, introduced Endur, an advanced simulated polypropylene material for use with all Objet EdenV, Objet Connex, Objet500 Connex3 and Objet 30Pro … [Read more...] about Tough material for PolyJet 3D Printers fits parts parts with flexible living hinges or snap fits
The 3D printing industry is helping to grow the market for 3D scanners, especially with the introduction of a number of low cost scanners. Are these scanners an alternative to more professional versions for your application? Leslie Langnau, … [Read more...] about Can lower cost 3D scanners benefit you?
Eight options for improving your 3D printed part’s look and performance. By Michael Jermann • Assistant Editor 3D printing is taking the manufacturing industry by storm these days. But no 3D printer, no matter what size, style or resolution, … [Read more...] about Choosing a finishing method for additive manufacturing
There are more than 85,000 commercial options for plastic materials listed in materials databases, and within those, there are 45 polymer families which can be broadly classified into two categories: thermosets and thermoplastics. Proto Labs … [Read more...] about Selecting the right materials for your parts
For packaging applications, form, fit and function are crucial to customer satisfaction. 3D printing, with paper as the material, delivers all three requirements. Edited By Michael Jermann Packaging design is a competitive business, and before … [Read more...] about Creating the right packaging with 3D printing