Alpine Advanced Materials has introduced Rapid Prototype Molding (RPM) using Addifab’s proprietary resin system and Nexa3D’s printers to give clients a more rapid tool manufacturing solution that provides a functional and testable part at a fraction … [Read more...] about Rapid Prototype Molding increases the speed of and cuts the cost of part testing and proof
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Protolabs helped Hacksmith re-create the Hulkbuster Punching Fist from one of the Age of Ultron Marvel movie. You can check out the full story, and enjoy the video (it's quite funny.) … [Read more...] about Wanna’ make a Hulkbuster? Check out this video
Taking its name from the popular Dutch drop licorice candy and 3D (ddd), dddrop B.V. has been introducing innovations in 3D printing systems since the company introduced its first 3D printer, the Recon, in 2012. The most recent 3D printer is the … [Read more...] about Remote collaboration smoothed the development of a new 3D printer
Here’s a look at another way to additively make parts, this time with liquid materials. Over the past several years, additive manufacturing has become significant to a variety of industries, such as automotive and electronics. One process option … [Read more...] about What is liquid additive manufacturing?
One hundred meters beneath the mountains of Switzerland and France sits the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built. This impressive construction is used by the European Organization for … [Read more...] about 3D printed titanium cool-bars help advance particle detection science
The use of 3D printing in architecture is not a focus of this website. Occasionally, though, an interesting story comes along that expands the use of 3D printing and that can maybe ignite ideas in others. According to Alberto T. Estevez founder … [Read more...] about How 3D printing can merge biological and digital techniques in architecture
Today’s volatile market – no matter the industry – wreaks havoc on even the best inventory strategies. On-demand manufacturing, though, gives engineers a way to use their inventory model to create the parts they need, when they need them. No more … [Read more...] about Meet the need for speed and market volatility with on-demand manufacturing
Dr. Natalie Rudolph, Vice President of Research and Development, AREVO For almost a decade now, Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been one of the fastest growing areas in manufacturing. This growth has resulted in significant efforts in material and … [Read more...] about What is polymer directed energy deposition (DED) for 3D printing and how can it benefit you?
3D printing/additive manufacturing is only one source of plastic pollution in our ecosystem. The engineers at GoEngineer offer some suggestions on dealing with unwanted plastic from 3D printing as well as from other sources. Jacob Bakovsky| … [Read more...] about How engineers can help reduce unnecessary plastic pollution
Every year more than 12 million Americans visit their physicians for impacted earwax removal. This condition occurs when enough earwax accumulates to cause symptoms such as pain, fullness, itching, odor, tinnitus, discharge, cough, or hearing loss. … [Read more...] about Novel ear care medical device wins Protolabs Cool Idea! Award