The ASTM standards organization has a definition for sheet lamination-- an additive manufacturing process in which sheets of material are bonded to form an object. 3D printing /additive manufacturing continues to evolve, so there are several … [Read more...] about What is selective deposition lamination?
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3D printing was originally invented to reduce the time it takes to develop an engineering prototype. The idea was for thousands of engineers to have their own personal machines at their disposal. Today, that idea has evolved. New 3D printing … [Read more...] about Innovative service providers emerging as key trend in 3D printing
One of the dreams behind 3D printing is the ability to mass customize end-use parts. Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., is one of the first manufacturers to successfully accomplish this dream. The designers at Daihatsu are collaborating with Stratasys Ltd., a … [Read more...] about Carmaker proves the 3D printing mass customization concept
Developers at Parrot wanted to improve the quality of video captured during drone flight. Because drones usually vibrate while flying, camera image quality suffers. The Parrot Bebop 2 leisure drone combines robustness and reliability in a … [Read more...] about 3D printing material helps leisure drone take better pictures
The ASTM standards organization defines Binder Jetting as a 3D printing/ additive manufacturing process in which a liquid binding agent is selectively deposited to join powder particles. The printhead strategically drops binder onto a layer of … [Read more...] about Binder Jetting: What Is It?
Resolution is one way of measuring the print quality of a 3D printer. Unfortunately, there is no standard that all 3D printer manufacturers adhere to. Each tends to explain resolution using different parameters. Because 3D printers print in three … [Read more...] about How is resolution defined in 3D printing?
PLA (poly lactic acid) and ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) are popular thermoplastic materials for personal and professional grade 3D printing systems. When deciding between PLA and ABS material, it depends on your application needs. PLA is … [Read more...] about ABS Material vs. PLA
The answer is it depends. Build speed, as it is used in this blog, refers to how long it can take to build a part as opposed to how fast do the mechanical axes supporting the material deposition nozzle, lasers, DLP system or build plate move. … [Read more...] about How fast are 3D printers?
Direct Metal Sintering is a name coined by 3D Systems to describe a process similar to Direct Metal Laser Sintering. 3D Systems’ printers, like other metal laser sintering printers, create pure, fully dense metal parts with EN ISO (fine) machining … [Read more...] about What is direct metal sintering?
GPI Prototype, located in Lake Bluff, IL, announced the completion of a facility expansion to double office space, accommodating new staff brought in to handle the rapid growth experienced at GPI. In addition, existing warehouse space has been … [Read more...] about GPI Prototype expands facility and adds additive machines