Most conferences and shows about 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) focus on giving vendors an opportunity to reach potential customers. The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Education & Training Conference is different. It … [Read more...] about AMUG 2016—a unique opportunity to learn and connect
It looks like the ability to 3D print drugs is coming about faster than many predicted, including me. SPRITAM (levetiracetam) tablets are the first prescription drug product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) manufactured using … [Read more...] about First FDA approved, 3D printed medicine
“We tend to see firms experimenting with lower-cost 3D printers to assist in the development of early stage prototypes, and testing how 3D printing can transform their project development cycle,” said Joe Kempton, 3D printing analyst at Canalys. … [Read more...] about One-stop shopping for 3D printers
Design for the human body is growing. And patient-specific is the latest trend for medical devices. Fueling and perhaps even driving this trend are 3D printers, with their ability to affordably handle custom, patient-specific designs. In a recent … [Read more...] about Tips for using 3D printing in medical applications
3D printers have found homes in hospitals and healthcare facilities by printing custom fit and durable prosthetics along with models of organs displaying tumors that will improve surgical outcomes. The technology known as 3D printing is set to … [Read more...] about Printing prosthetics and guiding a surgeon’s knife
Materials have always been key to 3D printing success. But metal materials are enabling new designs as well as new mechanical properties. Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor Every year 3D printing seems to have a new hot subject. This year, it was … [Read more...] about Material advances in metal 3D printing
The assumption is that engineers already use 3D printing machines for prototyping and will soon use additive manufacturing machines for production. But is that an accurate assumption? Results from a recent survey give intriguing data. Leslie … [Read more...] about How do you really use 3D printing systems?
Many vendors and users have a vision of additive manufacturing becoming a “Factory of Tomorrow.” These visions are not all the same. But at some point, soon, additive manufacturing (AM) will be a key feature in factories. The trend is already … [Read more...] about What would an additive manufacturing factory look like?
Steel powder for 3D printing are high on the average engineer's list of desired materials. NanoSteel, a leader in nano-structured steel materials design, has just introduced its first powders designed for the binder jet 3D printing process. These … [Read more...] about New steel materials for 3D printing
Alcoa is expanding its R&D center in Pennsylvania to accelerate the development of advanced 3D printing materials and processes. Alcoa will produce materials designed specifically for a range of additive technologies to meet increasing demand for … [Read more...] about Alcoa expands R&D center, deepens additive manufacturing capabilities