Injection molded parts, for all their many shapes and sizes, all start out pretty much the same—as small plastic pellets. The base colors of those pellets vary somewhat depending on the resin, but they all fall somewhere on a monochromatic scale from … [Read more...] about What color is your prototype?
Quickparts®, a 3D Systems company (NASDAQ: TDSC), announced further enhancements to QuickCutCNC™. This rapid CNC machining service, launched by Quickparts®, now has the ability to automatically identify and quote threaded holes as part of the … [Read more...] about QuickCutCNC™ Online Interactive Quoting system now detects threaded holes
Thanks to 3D printing technology, Aston Martin Racing (AMR) met an aggressive development schedule for its AMR-One racecar. Through the use of a Stratasys Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), Dimension® 3D Printer, engineers mocked up the chassis, driver controls … [Read more...] about Make cars fast with 3D printing
Stratasys, (NASDAQ: SSYS) a maker of additive manufacturing machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts, announced two more programs in its environmental stewardship initiative, announced last year. The programs include an ambitious … [Read more...] about Stratasys offers a better way to dispose of spent rapid prototyping material carriers
EOS, a leading supplier of laser-sintering systems, will showcase advanced e-Manufacturing solutions for dental crowns, bridges and implants at this year’s International Dental Show (IDS) show taking place in Cologne/Germany. This digitalized … [Read more...] about EOS highlights advances in dental e-manufacturing
From three days to three hours with three times the number of prototypes, in-house 3D printing keeps medical device design development competitive. Prototypes are essential to the medical device design process; they are used to check everything … [Read more...] about 3D printer proves iteration is key to good design
A Smithsonian curator and the CEOs of four companies who have pioneered the development of additive manufacturing will be featured speakers at RAPID 2011 Conference & Exposition in conjunction with the 3D Imaging event, at the Hyatt Regency in … [Read more...] about RAPID 2011; Simthsonian Curator and founding fathers of additive manufacturing to speak
Quickparts®, a 3D Systems company (NASDAQ: TDSC), announced the immediate availability of its enhanced quoting capabilities through QuickCutCNC™. This new rapid CNC machining service provides online, interactive quotations for all custom CNC … [Read more...] about Quickparts announces enhanced rapid CNC machining service
Can you use subtractive processes to make parts out of metal material? Of course. Can you use additive processes to make parts out of metal material? Yes, but . . . The ability to use additive processes to create metal parts is growing. Both … [Read more...] about For metals:should you go additive or subtractive?
Lockheed Martin engineers at the Missiles and Fire Control business are using NVision’s HandHeld laser scanner in a reverse engineering, rapid prototyping application to assure the fit of accessories to aircraft exteriors and interiors is positioned … [Read more...] about For Lockheed Martin, 3D scanner assures the right fit the first time