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You Can Now Buy Your Own Piece of Design History: The Lily.MGX Pushed 3D Printing from Prototyping to Design

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Until then, 3D printing was considered more of a prototyping technology. The designing process for the Lily.MGX lamp already started in 2002 and the task sounded very challenging at the time: Janne wanted to explore technology used for rapid prototyping by creating a commercially successful consumer product. And now, roughly 15 years later, online 3D printing services like i.materialise can print consumer products in more than 100 different materials and finishes.

A Short History of 3T RPD

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The company began as a Service Bureau, making Plastic Rapid Prototypes and Metal Rapid Tooling. The company name was made up from three T’s (Training, Technology & Techniques) and RPD to describe rapid prototype development. 2002 – We print the panels of a SMART car, which is used as a proof of concept for the possibilities of Additive Manufacturing in the Automotive industry.

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NanoSteel Launches 3D Printable Tool Steel

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Monday, June 19, 2017) — NanoSteel® , the leader in nanostructured steel materials, today announced the launch of its first product for the laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing process. Expanding the potential use of 3D printing in a wide variety of hard materials markets, BLDRmetal™ L-40 is designed to be used for parts including tools, dies, bearings and gears. New Case-Hardening Steel Designed for Laser Powder Bed Fusion.

Zac Posen x GE Additive x Protolabs Unveil Breathtaking 3D Printing Collaboration at the Met Gala

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The petals are finished with primer and color shifting automotive paint (DuPont “Twilight Fire” Chromalusion). The printing and finish of the rose gown took over 1,100 hours and was printed at Protolabs’ 3D printing facility in North Carolina, one of the largest in the world. It is finished by wet hand sanding and sprayed with a clear coat to give it a glass appearance. The headpiece is finished by brass plating.