The metal 3D printing landscape is “Perfectly imperfect,” says research from IDTechEx. On one hand, the diversity in metal additive manufacturing technologies enables complex geometries and opens unique applications that no other manufacturing … [Read more...] about The state of metal 3D printing
Formlabs announced it has launched Formlabs Dental Academy, a new educational platform dedicated to advancing 3D printing in dentistry with online and in-person courses, step-by-step guides, webinars, and more. The platform includes free and paid … [Read more...] about Formlabs launches a Dental Academy to advance dental 3D printing
When creating a part for injection molding, an important step is to consider where you will put the “parting line” in the design of the mold. The parting line indicates the direction of the line of draw for the mold, or the point where you can … [Read more...] about Injection molding basics: What are parting lines?
Artec 3D, announced the release of Artec Studio 17 (AS17), the newest iteration of its award-winning 3D scanning software. AS17 represents a significant leap forward for the product, boasting a host of innovative new features and updates that promise … [Read more...] about A look at Artec Studio 17 3D scanning software
Essentium, Inc., announced Axle Box Innovations, a public safety technology developer, is using Essentium AM technology to support the development of US-made 3D printed drones for fire management and protection. Engineers at Axle Box are … [Read more...] about 3D printing fire-fighting drones
Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) announced that its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) process deposited 40 lb (18.14 kg) of titanium per hour, claiming it's the highest – and fastest – deposition rate in … [Read more...] about Sciaky’s EBAM deposits more than 40 lb of titanium/hour
3D printing/additive manufacturing can help designers simplify a part, reducing assembly steps in many cases, and creating a better end product. Is it possible, though, to over engineer a part? 3D printing engineers like Eric Utley of Protolabs see … [Read more...] about How to avoid over engineering a part
Siemens announced it has engaged in early-stage research and development projects with multiple partners including National Laboratories. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory … [Read more...] about Siemens announces new research and development collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Stratasys Ltd. announced a new loyalty and discount program for Stratasys service bureau customers. The Stratasys Parts Provider Network (PPN) provides access to volume discounts on Stratasys systems, materials, service contracts, and software, as … [Read more...] about Stratasys introduces loyalty program for additive manufacturing service bureaus
Producing parts with injection molding requires the creation of a mold of the part that will be produced. Each mold will be custom and some could be quite complex. A mold basically consists of a cavity, a way to feed the molding material into the … [Read more...] about Injection molding basics: What is a mold?