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
The technology known as 3D printing actually consists of a number of different methods of building an object layer by layer. Each method has its pros and cons. In this series of brief tutorials, we will go into the basics of each technology and … [Read more...] about Laser sintering – What is it?
Renishaw plc, the global engineering technologies company, and BEGO Bremer Goldschlägerei Wilh. Herbst GmbH & Co. KG, a leading international specialist in dental prosthodontics, have concluded an agreement that licenses Renishaw to use BEGO … [Read more...] about Renishaw and BEGO conclude additive manufacturing licensing agreement
Despite the media hype that 3D printers can be used to make literally anything, and that they will disrupt all kinds of present day processes and systems, professional users have a number of frustrations with this technology. These frustrations can … [Read more...] about What is your biggest frustration with additive manufacturing (3D printing)?
Agenda for twenty-fifth conference to stress education and training. The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced that its keynote address will spotlight a major barrier to success: corporate cultures that are polarized with a … [Read more...] about Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces Keynote Speaker
What do you think will be the top developments in 3D printing in 2013? Tuan Tranpham, North American Channel Manager, Stratasys Ltd., recently posted some of his predictions. I agree with many of them. Consumer 3D printers probably have … [Read more...] about 10 predictions for 3D printing