High Speed Sintering (HSS) is an additive process developed by Voxeljet to sinter plastic materials. Sintering is often viewed as a process to use with metal materials. But, as various markets, like automotive and aerospace, turn to plastic … [Read more...] about What is High Speed Sintering (HSS)?
A number of applications are well-suited to the capabilities of 3D printing/additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). We’ll look at several in this series. This time we look at using additive manufacturing for prototypes. Prototyping was the original … [Read more...] about What are the best applications for 3D printing—a look at prototypes
A number of applications are well-suited to the capabilities of 3D printing/additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). We’ll look at several in this series. The first one will be jigs and fixtures, often referred to as machine tooling. Forecasters have been … [Read more...] about What are the best applications for 3D printing/additive manufacturing?
Directed energy deposition (DED) is one of the ASTM accepted additive manufacturing technologies. In operation, focused energy, (from a laser beam, for example) is directed at a powder material (usually metal) while it is being deposited onto a … [Read more...] about Who are the vendors of Direct Energy Deposition (DED) 3Dprinters?
One of the lesser-known 3d printing technologies is sheet lamination, sometimes also known as laminated object manufacturing (LOM). It is considered additive because one sheet of material is bound to another in a layer-by-layer process. The LOM … [Read more...] about Who are the vendors of lamination 3D printing systems?
Today, digital dentistry uses 3D printing to make surgical guides, dentures, aligners, and other items. Because such devices “go into a body,” the FDA will want a say in whether and how you market these and similar devices. The FDA offers guidance on … [Read more...] about What should you know about FDA regulations for additive manufacturing in the dental industry?
About a decade ago, the ASTM International defined seven types of 3D printing. Over the years, the additive industry developed more ways to build objects in a layer-by-layer process, and new terms and descriptions were added. Here’s a look at the 10 … [Read more...] about What are the 10 additive manufacturing processes you need to know?
Transparent or translucent materials suit a number of applications. In medical, such materials let physicians see anatomy and are useful in surgical planning. help In automotive, clear materials often are used for headlights. In fluid research, … [Read more...] about How to work with transparent 3D printing materials
3D printed or additively made parts often need finishing after the build. According to many users, this is a time consuming and sometimes costly part of the overall additive process. A recent survey conducted with support from the Society of … [Read more...] about How do I finish my 3D printed part?
One of the key strengths of additive manufacturing (AM) is that it is well suited to applications that need low volumes of high-quality parts, such as the aerospace industry. Another strength is that AM can deliver parts as needed, in less time than … [Read more...] about How does additive manufacturing benefit Aerospace design