When it comes to making a designed part, you have several choices: traditional machining, which covers a range of options; injection molding; and now additive manufacturing. Even more recently though, is the trend of combining metal fabrication and … [Read more...] about How combining subtractive and additive manufacturing makes better parts
What are the design challenges of developing a car that can walk? Hyundai Motor engineers recently set about exploring that idea and developed a prototype vehicle called the Elevate. The goal was for the car to have several types of … [Read more...] about How to make a car walk
A recent interview with Daniel Lazier, Strategic Application Engineer, at Markforged, covers tips on getting the most out of your additive manufacturing project. Design World · Design tips for metal additive manufacturing Here are a few points … [Read more...] about Design tips for metal additive manufacturing
3D Systems has a long history in the 3D printing/additive manufacturing (3DP/AM), beginning when Chuck Hull developed stereolithography technology. Throughout the years, the company has expanded and adjusted its mission as the 3DP/AM industry has … [Read more...] about Meet 3D Systems new CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Graves
The additive industry is dynamic, with new techniques introduced frequently. Ethan Escowitz, CEO and founder of Arris Composites, for example, developed a technique called additive molding. This proprietary process combines additive manufacturing … [Read more...] about What is additive molding?
Many users of 3D printing/additive manufacturing technology are concerned with its potential impact on the environment. Often the focus is on resin-based prototypes ending up in landfills and taking years to degrade. But other materials also end up … [Read more...] about How to recycle machined metal scrap into additive manufacturing powder
Design World · What's new with Ultimaker Welcome to this edition of Technology Forward. I'm here with Greg Elfering, Ultimaker's newly named president of Ultimaker Americas. We're going to discuss developments in additive … [Read more...] about What’s new with Ultimaker?
Desktop 3D printers continue to evolve. We take a look at developments in metal desktop systems. Design World · Developments in desktop additive manufacturing Leslie Langnau, Senior Contributing Editor Desktop 3D printers have … [Read more...] about Developments in desktop additive manufacturing
A dozen Boston area anesthesiology residents launched an eight-week hackathon hosted on GrabCAD.com to design a rapidly deployable, minimum viable mechanical ventilator for patients with COVID-19-related ventilator-dependent lung injury. The … [Read more...] about Innovation in a crisis—fixing the ventilator shortage with 3D printing
The Covid-19 pandemic brought considerable attention to the 3D printing/additive manufacturing industry. Much of it focused on systems that work with polymer and resin materials. But what about metal additive manufacturing? How has the pandemic … [Read more...] about The supportive role of metal additive manufacturing