Stratasys new Fortus 250mc is a smaller FDM machine with end-use manufacturing capability. We spoke with the product manager for more information on this unit. http://podcast.designworldonline.com/2011/07/25/522/ … [Read more...] about More details on the newest FDM printer from Stratasys
Last year, the ASTM organization and AM vendors determined that a new file format with more features was needed. I interviewed the Chair of the ASTM F42 committee. Here is what Prof Hod Lipson of Cornell University … [Read more...] about Why do we need a new “STL”?
The "maker" market, "citizen designer" market, is hot. For some vendors of professional Additive Manufacturing (AM) machines, it is the perfect opportunity to grow and build the AM market. Other vendors are not convinced that pursuing this market is … [Read more...] about Know the risks before targeting the 3D printer “maker” market
Education is listed as one of the target markets by the major 3D printer vendors. The reasons for working with educators are evident--teach students early about this technology, train them for future employment. Unfortunately for the students, … [Read more...] about What’s lacking when working with 3D printers in education