Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a type of additive manufacturing process that uses a laser as a thermal source for fusing ceramic, glass, plastic, metal powder and others into a 3-dimensional object. Many consider SLS to have the most diverse list … [Read more...] about What is Laser Sintering?
Solid Concepts, one of the world leaders in 3D printing services, has manufactured the world’s first 3D printed metal gun using a laser sintering process and powdered metals. The gun, a 1911 classic design, has already handled 50 rounds of successful … [Read more...] about Solid Concepts manufactures first 3D printed metal gun
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”
The business assets of LBC Laser Bearbeitungs Center GmbH, Kornwestheim, Germany, have been purchased by the German subsidiary of Renishaw. A new business, LBC Engineering, has been created which will be integrated within Renishaw GmbH. Renishaw, … [Read more...] about Renishaw acquires pioneer in additive manufacture
In the past few years, a number of videos about 3D printing have emerged. Some just show the machines in action. Others tell a human story in connection with 3D printing. Here is the first of my five selections of some of the better videos that … [Read more...] about 5 of the best videos on 3D printing
Fair disclosure: I’m a critical reader. Therefore, I look at articles about 3D printing skeptically. Many, many articles exist that discuss how 3D printing is going to change the world. Maybe it will; it’s a bit soon to say for sure. I insist on a … [Read more...] about 6 Really Useful articles on 3D printing
Many of the members of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group have been involved with this technology for more than 20 years. The attention this 25+ year-old technology is getting now was a much-discussed subject at the conference. Look for this … [Read more...] about AMUG plans for the future
3D printing has the potential to help engineers deliver better designs, while reducing costs and still get to market ahead of the competition—if management doesn’t mess it up. A keynote address at today’s AMUG conference, “Aligning Cultures, The … [Read more...] about What’s new with 3D printing at AMUG 2013
You’ve decided to invest in a 3D printer. Before contacting the salesman or ordering a desktop version online, you decide to check out preliminary specification information from the manufacturer’s website. Just how easy is it to search the … [Read more...] about How many clicks does it take to find 3D printer specifications?
Romanoff International Supply Corporation announced an addition to its lineup of rapid prototyping equipment. Concept Laser’s LaserCUSING® machines will accompany SolidScape’s 3Z Series 3D printers and Indutherm’s line of high definition casting … [Read more...] about Laser sintering machines added to Romanoff RP services