2020 was an eventful year for the additive manufacturing industry that no one predicted. The coronavirus pandemic practically shut down the global supply chain. But these gaps in supply, especially for personal medical protection equipment, were … [Read more...] about Trends to watch in additive manufacturing for 2021
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