The chess board of the 3D printing industry just rearranged a bit with this announcement that Autodesk, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire netfabb, a Lupburg, Germany-based developer of software for industrial additive design and … [Read more...] about Autodesk agrees to acquire netfabb
Personal 3D printers
When asked, many potential users of desktop 3D printers and milling machines say cost is a big factor in the purchase decision. So, for all of you who are looking for a price break, check out the limited-time 3D product promotion from Roland DGA. … [Read more...] about Special pricing on desktop 3D printers and milling machines
Small but powerful 3D printers are coming to small businesses. The latest example is a printer that enables smaller labs to produce a range of dental and orthodontic appliances in-house – changing the economies for these smaller dental labs by … [Read more...] about 3D printer helps small dental labs compete
3D Systems has expanded its PlasticJet Printing materials to include a new Nylon for its CubePro 3D printers—a desktop printer that can suit a number of professional engineering applications as well as consumer applications. The engineering-grade … [Read more...] about 3D Systems introduces engineering grade Nylon
Did you enter the recent Stratasys Ltd contest to win a Mojo 3D printer? Held earlier in the summer, readers of Design World were given a chance to enter and potentially win a Mojo printer. The Mojo is a desktop printer that uses Fused Deposition … [Read more...] about We have a winner!
Bomar oligomers , from Dymax Oligomers & Coatings let you formulate printing inks and 3D printing resins for SLA, DLP, and 3D inkjet printers. You can choose oligomers with varying Tgs that allow flexibility in mechanical properties. For example, … [Read more...] about Formulate 3D Printing resins for specific mechanical properties and surface quality
Whether you use professional 3D printing machines or more commercial desktop units, every user has some issues with getting the designed part to print correctly. Part of the problem is the software used to convert a design into 3D printable … [Read more...] about Does 3D printing need its own operating system?
Digital Manufacturing is probably a new term for many. In Brian Underdahl’s book, Proto Labs Special Edition Digital Manufacturing for Dummies, the author combines CNC machining, injection molding and 3D printing into this overall umbrella … [Read more...] about A primer on rapid prototyping
Fun facts from Wohlers Report 2015: --The market for additive manufacturing, consisting of all AM products and services worldwide, grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.2% to $4.1 billion in 2014. --The industry now has 49 … [Read more...] about How many companies produce industrial-grade additive manufacturing machines?
The term Fused Filament Fabrication or FFF was created by members of the Reprap project to avoid litigation over the previously trademarked term Fused Deposition Modeling coined by Stratasys, LTD. Both terms describe a nearly identical additive … [Read more...] about What is FFF?