By Micah Chaban, vice president of sales and marketing, RapidMade, Inc. The technologies related to 3D printing are growing and changing quickly. Some of the biggest trends in the industry include a diversifying 3D printing landscape, a wider … [Read more...] about Can 3D lightweight composite printed parts match the strength of metal parts?
Model Solution delivers prototypes in 7 days
Model Solution is a precision prototyping, tooling and low volume manufacturing service provider with an edge—the company likes to handle challenges, those unusual, custom parts that require out-of-the-box thinking. As part of the Laird group, Model … [Read more...] about Model Solution delivers prototypes in 7 days
Carbon CLIP technology now available through more service bureaus
Carbon (Carbon3D, Inc.) announced the addition of two leading 3D printing service bureaus and contract manufacturers to its customer portfolio. Dinsmore Inc. and Midwest Prototyping now offer their customers access to Carbon’s M1 printer and … [Read more...] about Carbon CLIP technology now available through more service bureaus
Devising devious designs
By Angelo Gentile, Proto Labs Network television may seem like an unlikely source for manufacturing innovation, but don’t say that to the designers of the robots competing in season two of ABC’s BattleBots (a 10-episode run started Thursday, June … [Read more...] about Devising devious designs
Innovative service providers emerging as key trend in 3D printing
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
3D printing improves Diver safety
Worldwide, there are hundreds of diver fatalities per year due to forgetting to check an air supply. In the vast majority of those fatalities, the “dive buddy” never knew that his partner was already dead. An innovative design for an extra air supply … [Read more...] about 3D printing improves Diver safety
Proto Labs launches rapid Magnesium injection molding service
Proto Labs, Inc. introduced magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. This injection molding process helps engineers prototype using the same materials and processes used for the final part production. In addition, … [Read more...] about Proto Labs launches rapid Magnesium injection molding service
NextLine Manufacturing is now Xometry
With venture backing, Xometry integrates 3D printing / additive manufacturing with traditional manufacturing to produce high volumes of on-demand, unique parts, including custom components and aftermarket parts for legacy systems. Paving the … [Read more...] about NextLine Manufacturing is now Xometry
Does 3D printing need its own operating system?
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?
Manufacturer acquires six new 3D printers
As a fabrication and manufacturing company, Midwest Composite Technologies is continually increasing its capabilities through the use of the latest technologies. Due to the company’s growth, it recently purchased six FDM systems—three Fortus 400mc … [Read more...] about Manufacturer acquires six new 3D printers