Here is a fascinating story from an i.Materialise blog on a graduate student's use of 3D printing to create panels that adhere, connect, and interconnect is a manner similar to Velcro. … [Read more...] about Using 3D printing to create “Velcro”
A Dimension 3D Printer from Stratasys Inc. plays a supporting role in this entertainment application. I have not seen the original animated short, “Back To The Start,” that has been viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube and is touted as one of … [Read more...] about Lights, Camera, 3D Print!
By Chris Hoins, Controller, Stratasys, Inc. In-house prototyping versus outsourcing-here's one company's choice and why. Manufacturing and assembling each of the components of a Koenigsegg car is labor intensive as more than 300 carbon fiber … [Read more...] about In-house Prototyping Helps Auto Vendor Go to Final Design Faster
The processes involved in Additive manufacturing (AM), including 3D printing, stereolithography, polyjet, and fused filament fabrication, all promise design freedom. This technology has not replaced traditional manufacturing yet. So, many parts will … [Read more...] about If you draw it, will it “print”?
A good sign for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry is the number of prototype service providers reporting purchases of new equipment and materials. It looks like more engineers are turning to prototyping, whether it’s in house or … [Read more...] about Service providers purchases are good news for AM industry
3D Systems Corp. (NYSE:DDD) introduced VisiJet® Black, a new black colored print material for its ProJet™ 6000 unit, which is capable of printing functional and snap-fit plastic parts. This high-performance, accurate print material will be available … [Read more...] about Introducing VisiJet® Black for 3D printing
Materials are becoming a hot topic of news lately. Objet offers quite a range of materials for 3D printing, including their digital materials. Here is a good video of some of the materials the company showed at the recent EuroMold show: … [Read more...] about Objet shows new 3D printing materials at EuroMold 2011
Many additive manufacturing processes (AM) and 3D printing designs require the use of support structures during part build. Either the geometry cannot stand on its, own or the material needs support during curing. But support structures frequently … [Read more...] about 3D printing—without supports
Proto Labs has chosen Whirlwind Wheelchair International as the latest recipient of its Cool Idea! Award. Proto Labs – a leading online and technology-enabled manufacturer of quick-turn prototype and short-run parts – will help the company launch its … [Read more...] about Latest Cool Idea! Winner: RoughRider® Wheelchair
3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) announced the immediate availability of its new ProJet™ 1000 personal 3D printer. Priced at $10,900, this printer makes high-resolution, durable plastic parts accessible and affordable to educators, students and … [Read more...] about The newest desktop 3D printer: ProJet™ 1000