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?
The additive manufacturing industry is continually evolving, as new ways to make things arrive frequently. Types of additive manufacturing technology that have been around the longest, though, are stereolithography, PolyJet, Fused Deposition … [Read more...] about What are the major additive manufacturing technologies?
Menno Ellis, senior vice president, Strategy & Vertical Markets, 3D Systems, offers insight into upcoming and current 3D printing applications. The advances in the medical/life sciences space represent a major evolution that will continue to … [Read more...] about What are some new applications for 3D printing?
Frank Marangell, president of USA at BigRep GmbH, recently gave us his thoughts on the state of the additive manufacturing industry. Here's his view on what has been and continues to happen in additive materials. We're seeing more … [Read more...] about What is the most significant, recent development in materials for additive manufacturing?
The concept of using 3D printing to “grow” or “build” body parts is properly referred to as tissue engineering. This complex concept involves three levels. 1. Cells are relatively easy to 3D print. Medical science knows a lot about cells and … [Read more...] about What human body parts can be 3D printed?
Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) is the ASTM standard name for 3D printing techniques that build through a bed of powder (Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Electron Beam Melting, Direct Laser Melting and Selective Laser Melting). While PBF is a popular metal 3D … [Read more...] about What is the difference between powder bed fusion and ultrasonic additive manufacturing?
Most people understand 3D printing, but may not be fully aware of how it’s evolved over the last decade. Among the newest and most underrated capabilities of additive manufacturing is the ability to print with multiple materials -- combining metals, … [Read more...] about What is the most underrated or least recognized capability of 3DP/AM, (according to Nano Dimensions)?