What is FDM? Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a type of additive manufacturing process used for creating tangible 3-dimensional objects from CAD-designed digital files. Invented by S. Scott Crump in 1989, this trademarked 3D printing method uses … [Read more...] about What is FDM?
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Stereolithography (SLA) is a type of additive manufacturing process used for creating tangible 3-dimensional objects from CAD designs or 3D scanned digital files. The process, invented and named by Chuck Hull in 1986, uses photo-reactive (usually … [Read more...] about What is Stereolithography?
Airwolf 3D recently announced Wolfbite Nano, a surface treatment solution that bonds polylactic acid plastic parts to a glass 3D printer build plate, making for a smooth release of objects after printing. This new solution works well with heated and … [Read more...] about Airwolf 3D unveils WolfBite Nano for PLA printing
3D printers are a specific type of industrial machine and are the primary tool used for the additive manufacturing process. 3D printers use data from CAD drawings and 3D scanners to create solid 3-dimensional objects out of some material. How it … [Read more...] about What is a 3D Printer?
A report from New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2015 recently identified a top trend in education as advancing cultures of change and innovation. MakerBot sees the adoption of desktop 3D printing in the classroom as a way to create a culture of … [Read more...] about How to groom future 3D printing engineers
What would you experiment with, what would you design, what problems could you solve if you had a 3D printer on your desk? You now have an opportunity to win one from Stratasys. Stratasys is hosting a contest, and the winner will receive a … [Read more...] about What will you build with a 3D printer?
Xavier’s MakerBot Innovation Center brings 3D printing to Xavier community and creates local hub for innovation, learning and entrepreneurialism. Xavier University recently signed an agreement with MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D … [Read more...] about 3D printing goes to university
MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, is at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. Instead of introducing a number of new products, the company is on a mission to transform the way people think about 3D … [Read more...] about MakerBot wants to change the way you think about 3D printing
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway, so you can expect to see a number of consumer based 3D printing introductions. Would you consider using a consumer style 3D printer? Perhaps as a tool to experiment with, checking the look and feel of … [Read more...] about Testing consumer 3D printers
Aleph Objects, Inc., an open source hardware company, announced the launch of the latest addition to its line of LulzBot 3D printers--the LulzBot Mini. Built on community proven technology, the LulzBot Mini is one of the most “open” consumer … [Read more...] about Introducing the LulzBot Mini