rapid prototype + manufacturing (rp+m) announced new capabilities to deliver 3D printed metal prototypes and end parts to engineers, designers and end-user customers. The company acquired an EOSINT M 280 Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) … [Read more...] about rp+m expands its 3D metal printing capabilities
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The organization formerly known as NAMII, will now be known as America Makes. And with that change comes a slight change in focus for the organization, which also puts the spotlight on how we define manufacturing. Said Ralph Resnick, Founding … [Read more...] about Can “America Makes” and 3D printing make manufacturing “cool” again?
Terry Persun, Technology Journalist The US Space Agency has been working on their new Z1 space suit, and recently introduced some of the early prototypes now under test. Although several NASA groups joined to produce the suit, NASA Glenn’s … [Read more...] about Additive manufacturing helps NASA develop the Do Everything Space Suit
Proto Labs, Inc. announces the availability of several steel and stainless steel material options through its Firstcut CNC machining service. Customers can now upload their 3D CAD model at Firstcut.com, and select from several new metal materials … [Read more...] about Firstcut CNC Machining Service Introduces New Materials
An electric screwdriver designed for tight spaces, the Tantrum, by Flipout Screwdrivers, has received a Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award. Proto Labs, a manufacturer of CNC machined and injection-molded parts, launched the Cool Idea! Award to help … [Read more...] about Electric Screwdriver designed for tight spaces awarded Cool Idea! Award by Proto Labs
There is no disputing the value of a great product prototype. Producing your design in 3-D, testing its functionality and ensuring that the required manufacturing processes will work can save considerable time and expense. While the industry is … [Read more...] about Subtractive Rapid Prototyping, More Precise than ever before
Potomac Photonics, Lanham, MD, is a contract manufacturer of very small parts; the engineers there can help you prototype and produce parts as small as 1 to 2 microns. They have experience in applications in medical, biotech, electronics, aerospace, … [Read more...] about 3D printing and micro manufacturing
Absolutely. In fact it's already being done. I am not convinced that 3D printing will "disrupt," as in destroy, manufacturing. I have said before that 3D printing is truly an additive technology in that it enhances and adds value to the … [Read more...] about Can 3D printing and CNC machining work together in one machine?
Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, announces the availability of several additional metals through its Firstcut CNC machining service. Beginning today, customers can upload their 3D CAD … [Read more...] about More materials available for Proto Labs Firstcut Machining Service
If you’ve read the blogs and comments made by many who follow this industry, you are familiar with the claim that professional grade 3D printers will replace traditional manufacturing technology (CNC-based milling, machining, stamping, and so on), in … [Read more...] about Will 3D printing truly be disruptive? Not necessarily