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.

Audi Adopts Stratasys Full Color Multi-Material 3D Printing to Innovate and Accelerate

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Audi expects significant reduction in prototyping lead times for tail light covers, with turnaround times decreasing up to 50% in comparison to traditional methods. For the production of tail light covers, Audi expects to reduce prototyping lead times by up to 50 percent. Before a new vehicle goes into production, the Audi Pre-Series Center in Ingolstadt builds physical models and prototypes for the brand to evaluate new designs and concepts thoroughly.

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SABIC-Investing Globally in Capabilities and Equipment to Support the Development of High Performance Materials for Additive Manufacturing Processes and Other Emerging Technologies

Additive Manufacturing

During the discussion, you suggested materials will drive the additive manufacturing industry, more so than design, equipment or processes. Would it be fair to suggest the future growth of the additive industry is largely dependent upon the availability of more and better materials? Along those same lines, do you believe the development of new thermoplastic materials will create new processes and/or equipment?

Concept Laser Has Helped Shape “Additive Manufacturing” for 15 Years

Additive Manufacturing

“The tide,” says Frank Herzog, founder and CEO & President of Concept Laser “has turned: Until very recently, additive manufacturing was the domain of prototypes. In the context of the company’s development activities, validation, further development of methods and materials certification are some of the key issues in Lichtenfels. In 2001, the company presented its M3 linear prototype to the public at the Euromold in Frankfurt, Germany.

A Short History of 3T RPD

Rapid Prototyping News UK

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

Additive Manufacturing

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.

3D printing will be huge, in the most boring and fascinating ways imaginable

3D Printing Review

I bought a (terrible) Acer tablet PC back in 2002, a full eight years before the first iPad. Costs are coming down, extrusion materials are becoming more varied, and projects range from an entirely 3D-printed R6 droid to giant 3D printers producing houses. Now, today desktop publishing has been overtaken by the Web, but back then, the idea that a small business could produce its own marketing materials — on demand — was transformative.

When a Wedding Gift Becomes a Wedding Business

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I used a personal desktop 3D printer to refine some prototypes, and then went to a jeweler to have him cast them in silver. I started 3D modeling all the way back in 2002 during my first years of architecture school but prior to this project I had not designed cufflinks or jewelry. I’ve found designing such small objects to have its own set of challenges and opportunities, but it has been extremely fun and exciting to work at this scale with such an array of materials.

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

Additive Manufacturing

The rose cuff links are made of Microfine green material and printed on a stereolithography (SLA) machine. The rose cuff links are made of Microfine green material and printed on a stereolithography (SLA) machine. Protolabs has brought its wealth of industry expertise across a wide range of manufacturing processes, materials and industries. In February 2002, he debuted his ready-to-wear collection in New York City.