Direct benefits to the bottom-line are a motivating factor A leaner supply chain, coupled with minimal inventory and warehousing of parts, has direct benefits to the bottom-line, which could become a reason to accelerate the adoption of 3D … [Read more...] about How traditional supply chain models will be affected by 3D printing
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When you need to make small changes to one part, one of the best tools to use is 3D printing. Stop-motion film production is one of those applications that require hundreds of small changes to one part. GoEngineer helped Motion Foundry Studios with … [Read more...] about 3D Printing 100,000 versions of one part
By Jacob Bakovsky, Application Engineer Late last year, in my spare time, I began developing an automated feeding device geared to help pet owners (me included) save time and eliminate the hassle of twice-daily feedings. For the manual method … [Read more...] about Feeding two cats simultaneously: designing a feeder using 3D printing
Roland DG Corp., a leading manufacturer of desktop fabrication devices, is researching this possibility. Management recently announced the start of a joint research relationship with GPI, the Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics … [Read more...] about Could femtosecond ablation become a new 3D printing technology?
Many materials - sugars, thermoplastics, glass, metals, ceramics and more -- are used to produce 3D-printed figures. For the first time, researchers have demonstrated how to use commercial 3D printers to create a structure with active … [Read more...] about Researchers 3D print structure with active chemistry
The capability to print a model without hooking up a computer or laptop to a 3D printer as well as remotely monitoring the print status is high on the wish list of printer administrators and private users alike. Using the 3DPrintBox by German RepRap, … [Read more...] about Remotely control your 3D printer
Todd Herremans, a NFL offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles, is no newcomer to working out. He trains rigorously to maintain top physical form and is always looking for ways to improve his work-outs. To improve hand strength and dexterity, Todd … [Read more...] about SLA 3D printing helps Todd Herremans improve his work-outs
This design, originally posted by Yankodesign, caught my attention. It is an amazing example of the creativity, as well as ecological friendliness, possible through 3D printing. Developed by designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, … [Read more...] about What might a 3D printed Solar Tower look like in the desert?
Clear materials for 3D printing have been available for a while now. With the addition of a specialized 3D printer, though, engineers will be able to design and develop amazing optic devices. The lead company in this part of the 3D printing market … [Read more...] about Let there be 3D printed “light”
“They” say that bigger is better. And in the case of 3D printing systems, engineers have long wanted to move beyond the 12” x 12” x 18” average build size of many 3D printers. At the recent ATX West show in Anaheim CA, PBC Linear introduced a 3D … [Read more...] about Innovations in 3D printers: meter-sized build tables