If you listen to financial analysts, the additive manufacturing industry is struggling; additive machines are not taking over CNC machining and injection molding fast enough, or additive machines are not big enough or fast enough, and so on and so … [Read more...] about A look at the future of additive from the AMUG Conference
How to embed sensors into metal
Sensors are widely used throughout industry to detect and respond to external stimuli. Unfortunately, conventional manufacturing processes often dictate that the sensors be placed far away from the stimuli. But new 3D printing processes allow sensors … [Read more...] about How to embed sensors into metal
What is selective deposition lamination?
The ASTM standards organization has a definition for sheet lamination-- an additive manufacturing process in which sheets of material are bonded to form an object. 3D printing /additive manufacturing continues to evolve, so there are several … [Read more...] about What is selective deposition lamination?
7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017
At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. Some of these new 3D printing technologies are available now. By next year, all will be available. In some cases, these … [Read more...] about 7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017
A new way to 3D print parts
3D printing developers are definitely thinking outside of the box. Here’s another example. EnvisionTEC introduced its SLCOM 1, an industrial composite 3D printer. It uses a patent pending process known as Selective Lamination Composite Object … [Read more...] about A new way to 3D print parts
Additive manufacturing—after the hype
How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you? If you follow the Gartner hype curve, we are probably now in the trough of disillusionment. Some startups are no … [Read more...] about Additive manufacturing—after the hype
AMUG 2016—a unique opportunity to learn and connect
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
3D print features on outer diameters of shafts
Fabrisonic LLC, a manufacturer of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing machines and 3D metal printing, adds rotary access to its SonicLayer 7200. The in-house machine is the largest of three machines developed by Fabrisonic, and is used to make parts … [Read more...] about 3D print features on outer diameters of shafts
What would an additive manufacturing factory look like?
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?
Paper based 3D printing reduces surgical time
Time is critical when a patient is undergoing surgery. The longer the patient’s internal tissue is exposed, the greater the risk. The sooner a patient can be closed up and begin recovery, the greater the chances for a healthy … [Read more...] about Paper based 3D printing reduces surgical time