When you think of plastic materials for rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing processes probably come to mind. But subtractive prototyping can work with plastic materials too. The main benefit is that you are working with an end-use material. … [Read more...] about Subtractive prototyping with plastic
Z Corporation will demonstrate a range of 3D printing and 3D laser scanning technologies at this year’s RAPID 2011 Conference & Exposition in booth #404. From ZPrinters that pump out multicolor concept models, to ZBuilder Ultra rapid … [Read more...] about A closer look at Z Corp, at RAPID
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
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?
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
Now available: ABS-like material for simulating engineering plastics, clear transparent material and rigid white material for all-round application use Objet Geometries Ltd. announced the commercial availability of three new advanced materials, an … [Read more...] about Objet introduces advanced materials for 3D printing
Proto Labs has announced the launch of its Cool Idea! award, a new program designed to give product designers the opportunity to bring innovative products to life. Proto Labs will provide $100,000 worth of prototyping and short-run production … [Read more...] about Proto Labs launches Cool Idea! Award to support innovators