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
3D Systems continues to acquire companies in the rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing arena. The latest is its acquisition of Accelerated Technologies, Inc. (“ATI”), a Texas based provider of custom parts services. Said a company … [Read more...] about 3D Systems acquires Accelerated Technologies Inc.
CCE, a leading engineering software and services provider, announced the release of EnSuite with new tools for reverse engineering and rapid prototyping applications. EnSuite’s Model Compare function has been extended to compare Native CAD data with … [Read more...] about More CAD programs including features for reverse engineering and rapid prototyping
Rapidform XOR enables Local Motors to accelerate their time to market using the power of 3D scanning. More than a new custom car, Local Motors is developing a community to bring the designer, the manufacturer and the enthusiast together to build a … [Read more...] about 3D Scanning helps Local Motors with its Open Source Cars
Medical clinic uses subtractive processes to create prosthetic ears. How do you recreate patients’ ears? “One at a time,” said Allison Vest, MS, an anaplastologist with The Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic in Dallas, Texas. The Clinic specializes in … [Read more...] about Recreating ears one at a time
So is it time to celebrate? After more than 20 years, the consumer media has suddenly taken a new interest in 3D printers and additive prototyping/manufacturing. Granted, the lower cost systems, like those from RapMan and Bits from Bytes, show … [Read more...] about Are we there yet?
Devices such as wireless routers, media hubs, and wireless home audio systems create what the Cisco Consumer Business Group calls the “connected life,” one that is more social and visual than ever. Drawing on the Danish influence of Scandinavian … [Read more...] about Rapid prototyping ensures elegant equipment design
For the seventh year, Dimension 3D Printing, a brand of Stratasys Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), has held its Annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge for high school, college, art, and architecture students to submit innovative designs. These designs … [Read more...] about And the winners could be . . .
By Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor Quality is composed of several parts; the accuracy of dimensions or measurements, and the more subjective “is it what I want?” In a recent study, Todd Grimm examined several factors associated with quality for … [Read more...] about What constitutes quality with 3D Printing