Stratasys announced that Toyota has signed an agreement to be the first customer to purchase the new, cutting-edge Stratasys F3300 3D printer. Toyota will utilize the new F3300 for new production support, including parts and fixtures, and also for … [Read more...] about Toyota first to purchase new Stratasys F3300 3D Printer
igus recently stopped by Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to exhibit its plethora of products and services to local customers (and curious passersby). Make Parts Fast and the Design World editorial team had the pleasure of interviewing igus … [Read more...] about igus roadshow rocks out in Cleveland
What is FDM? Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a type of additive manufacturing process used for creating tangible 3-dimensional objects from CAD-designed digital files. Invented by S. Scott Crump in 1989, this trademarked 3D printing method uses … [Read more...] about What is FDM?
MakerBot’s 3D printing software, MakerWare, for operating a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer, has been made easier to use. MakerWare 2.2.0, released on June 12, 2013, offers expanded features and updates that make the 3D printing experience more … [Read more...] about MakerBot® Releases MakerWare 2.2.0
By Chuck Alexander, additive manufacturing product and design, Solid Concepts 3D Printing has been getting a lot of press lately and naturally we all want to know if this is something that warrants our attention or if it’s just another passing … [Read more...] about 3D Printing and the paradigm shift in design
What a difference a year makes. Not that long ago, (really, as recently as last year) the RAPID show was typically held in a big-city hotel ballroom. Not this year. This year’s RAPID show is being held at the David L Lawrence Convention Center in … [Read more...] about At RAPID, manufacturing may be the long sought “killer app”
One of the more interesting aspects of additive manufacturing/3D printing is how other people are exploring innovative ways to add material to create an object. Here is Mataerial, developed by Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić, who claim that this is a new … [Read more...] about Out-of-the-box 3D printing: anti-gravity object modeling
As 3D printing (3DP), additive manufacturing technology advances, one area manufacturers are working on is including electronics into the 3DP process. Several industries, including aerospace and the military, are particularly interested in this … [Read more...] about Using 3D printing to include electronics into designs
Faster build speeds, tighter tolerances, smoother finishes, desktop size, and lower costs are just a few of the wishes of many who work with or who desire 3D printers. How can developers deliver such features? Some will argue better components. Some … [Read more...] about “Out-of-the-box” 3D printer designs
According to the ASTM standard terminology definition, material jetting is a process in which droplets of build material are selectively deposited onto a build bed to develop a three-dimensional object. Many of the 3D printers from Stratasys Ltd do a … [Read more...] about Material Jetting: How Does It Work?