NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), proudly announces its second call for additive manufacturing (AM) applied research and development … [Read more...] about NAMII Announces 2nd Call for Projects
Terry Wohlers recently released his figures on projected growth for the additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) industry. According to Wohlers, the global market for additive manufacturing products and services in 2012 grew 28.6% (CAGR) to … [Read more...] about Where is Additive Manufacturing headed?
By Steve Roberts, co-founder of Fripp Design and Research, with Tom Fripp. For the past 8 years, Fripp Design and Research have been actively involved in the development of 3D Print technology. Indeed, our co-founder, Tom Fripp’s Masters Degree … [Read more...] about Correcting the major myths about 3D printing
On Presidential orders, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute was created to accelerate the implementation of additive manufacturing. But how will NAMII directly benefit you? By Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor For the past … [Read more...] about Taking 3D printing from prototyping to manufacturing
Here’s an interesting development to come out of the merger between 3D Systems and Geomagic’s Haptic technology—Cubify Sculpt. 3D Systems announced the immediate availability of this tool, which is says is “a powerful virtual clay sculpting tool that … [Read more...] about 3D Systems Launches Cubify Sculpt for 3D printing
Will small businesses find enough uses for 3D printers to add profit to the UPS Store business model? The company is about to find out. While many have blogged about how great 3D printing will be for users ranging from home hobbyists to professional … [Read more...] about UPS: the latest retailer to experiment with 3D printing
One of the main issues many engineers have with 3D printing / additive manufacturing is how manufacturers of these machines handle materials. Often, the manufacturer is the only source for materials for its printers, using various methods to ensure … [Read more...] about Opening up the 3D printing materials market
You’ve heard it before—to take the best advantage of 3D printers, engineers need to think differently; to think in ways not associated with CNC machining or injection molding, to design knowing that with 3D printers, you have more freedom with form, … [Read more...] about 3D printing and thinking differently
Aerospace company teams with additive manufacturing to further construction on airplane turned hospital seeking to heal blindness around the world. Orbis is an airborne ophthalmic training facility called a Flying Eye Hospital. By making it … [Read more...] about Eye Hospital takes flight with air duct made from ULTEM on a 3D printer
Based on discussions I’ve heard lately, the next trend in 3D printing/additive manufacturing will be systems and machines that execute the 3 dimensional build function differently. For example, engineers and makers are already thinking about how you … [Read more...] about How can 3D printers build differently?