What was once a novel convenience for dentists and labs is now becoming commonplace as new additive manufacturing machines enter the market. Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor It’s possible that going to the dentist may become fun, thanks to 3D … [Read more...] about Additive manufacturing gets a firmer grip on the dental market
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Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is an additive manufacturing process specifically using metals as the material. Most alloys can be used in the DMLS process but 17-4 Precipitation Hardened (PH) and 15-5 PH stainless steel are the most common. The … [Read more...] about What is DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering)?
Would you have thought that 3D printing could have an effect on the fluid power industry? I didn’t think so until recently. First, my colleague, Paul Heney, returned from an NFPA Annual Conference in San Diego all enthused about a keynote speaker’s … [Read more...] about 3D printing and fluid power; refreshing a mature industry
By the morning of the second day at the AMUG conference, the meme “Cool sh...t” was in full use. And after listening to Dr. Lonnie Love of Oak Ridge National Laboratories and all the #cool sh..t going on there, and Graham Trohman and Stefan Ritt and … [Read more...] about Trends to watch in additive manufacturing
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a type of additive manufacturing process that uses a laser as a thermal source for fusing ceramic, glass, plastic, metal powder and others into a 3-dimensional object. Many consider SLS to have the most diverse list … [Read more...] about What is Laser Sintering?
Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, introduced Xtend 500 Fortus Plus, a high-volume filament package for Fortus 3D Production Systems. For reliable and unattended high-volume use, each … [Read more...] about 3D printing package for more than 16 days of unattended run time
Additive manufacturing (AM) machines and 3D printers have a reputation for being slower than users desire when it comes to building a part. Speed depends on part design, material, and the selected additive build process. However, with the recent … [Read more...] about Here they come—faster additive manufacturing systems
A DLP 3D printer is used in the additive manufacturing process where objects are created by a 3D printer that uses a digital light projector (DLP) as the light source for curing photo-reactive polymers. There are advantages and disadvantages to a DLP … [Read more...] about What is a DLP 3D Printer?
An interesting development is emerging with the major 3D printing manufacturers. In addition to making 3D printing and additive manufacturing machines, manufacturers are adding to and expanding their ability to make your part for you. Now, 3D … [Read more...] about Are 3D printing companies shifting their focus?
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?