As more people use additive manufacturing, they are discovering that working with metal in this technology comes with a few challenges. Safety issues, proper equipment and proper housing of metal additive systems are just a few of those … [Read more...] about When should you use a service bureau for metal 3D printing?
Additive manufacturing and 3D printing both refer to the process that creates a part in layers—one layer is built on top of another layer. The layers bind together either inherently through the heat of the process or by some chemical means. Thus, … [Read more...] about Is additive manufacturing the same thing as 3D printing?
Binder jetting is an additive manufacturing process that uses a liquid binding agent to help build a part in the additive layer-by-layer process. Typically, the liquid binder is jetted through nozzles onto the powder bed in a pattern that … [Read more...] about What are the benefits of binder jetting in 3D printing?
Intelligent Layering is a proprietary metal additive manufacturing technology from 3DEO. The company claims that this technology is cost competitive with CNC machining and metal injection molding. According to 3DEO, part properties exceed MPIF … [Read more...] about What is Intelligent Layering?
More vendors are developing metal additive manufacturing systems and hope to compete with more traditional manufacturing processes like machining and injection molding. There are already a number of metal additive processes including--laser … [Read more...] about When would you use metal 3D printing rather than another process?
UL Chemical Safety and the Georgia Institute of Technology recently explored the impact of 3D printing on indoor air quality. Following an in-depth, two-year research period, the researchers found that many desktop 3D printers generate … [Read more...] about What can be done to minimize safety risks of desktop 3D printers?
Development of materials will always be at the forefront for 3D printing. The more materials available to print, the more applications that will be able to use 3D printing/Additive Manufacturing. Thus, materials will always have a high … [Read more...] about For Additive Manufacturing, is the next step to develop better materials or a better way of designing for AM?
3D printing is a dynamic industry, with new technologies and techniques emerging all the time. Here’s what Menno Ellis, senior vice president, Strategy & Vertical Markets, 3D Systems says about recent developments in materials for 3D … [Read more...] about What is the most significant development in 3DP/AM materials in the last few years?
According to Frank Marangell, president of USA at BigRep GmbH, A huge opportunity for growth is in manufacturing tooling. Even so, only a fraction of manufacturers are using additive manufacturing to help them make better parts through jigs and … [Read more...] about What is the most underrated or least recognized capability of 3D printing?
The medical industry has become a big user of 3D printing/additive manufacturing. In hospitals, 3D printers serve a number of applications. Anatomical modeling. When it comes to planning a surgery, most surgeons previously relied on 2D imaging to … [Read more...] about How are 3D printers being used in hospitals?