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® Releases MakerWare 2.2.0
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
3D Printing and the paradigm shift in design
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
At RAPID, manufacturing may be the long sought “killer app”
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”
Out-of-the-box 3D printing: anti-gravity object modeling
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
Using 3D printing to include electronics into designs
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
“Out-of-the-box” 3D printer 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
Material Jetting: How Does It Work?
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?
Additive Manufacturing Users Group Elects Board
April 18, 2013 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced its 2013-2014 board of directors. Board members were elected at the annual business meeting held Jacksonville, Florida, on April 17. The 2013-2014 AMUG board members … [Read more...] about Additive Manufacturing Users Group Elects Board
Additive Manufacturing Users Group Recognizes Excellence
April 18, 2013 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced recipients of awards for excellence, service and technical skill. The awards were presented at the 25th annual users group conference in Jacksonville, Florida. During … [Read more...] about Additive Manufacturing Users Group Recognizes Excellence