An Intro to (our) 3D Printing Technologies: Laser Sintering

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Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to 3D printing. Although we offer 17 different materials and over 90 possible color and finish combinations, it takes us several different technologies to get the job done. Section view of the printing process.

The Most Important 3D Printing Technologies & Materials You Need to Know

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If you believe that all 3D printers use filaments, and terms like Stereolithography, Laser Sintering and PolyJet Printing cause you headaches, then this blog post is for you. Filament-based 3D Printing. The printing material these printers use is called ABS.

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EOS and UNDER ARMOUR Partner to Develop Advanced, Scalable Laser Sintering 3D Printing Technology

Additive Manufacturing

With EOS’ industry-leading laser sintering 3D printing technology, Under Armour can deliver shoes to the marketplace in a meaningful way, creating truly amazing, desirable products which solve our customers’ needs in ways that could have never been imagined before.

All You Need to Know About 3D Printing Technologies

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If you believe that all 3D printers use filaments, and terms like Stereolithography, Laser Sintering and PolyJet Printing cause you headaches, then this blog post is for you. Filament-based 3D Printing. The printing material these printers use is called ABS.

ITAMCO and Atlas 3D Introduce Sunata Software to Streamline the DMLS 3D Printing Process

3DPrint.com

The industrial 3D printing technology direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is a powder bed fusion process that could potentially change the way parts are manufactured. The process can be used to help. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing News Briefs: June 8, 2018

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It’s all business for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an investment, a partnership, and a new facility. Lockheed Martin has invested $5 million in a Canadian materials. View the entire article via our website.

Fonon Corporation Set to Release New Bulk-To-Shape Metal 3D Printing Technology

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Despite components made using metal 3D printing finding their way into everything from automobiles to power generators, airplanes and even rockets, the process is still far from perfect. 3D Printers 3D Printing Business 3D Fusion Bulk-To-Shape Fonon Fonon Corporation industrial 3d printing applications Louis Schlegel metal 3d printing selective laser sintering sls

Seven Questions to Identify the Best 3D Printing Technology

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The differences between 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, technologies can influence parts significantly. There isn’t a single process well-suited for every application, and there isn’t always a clear-cut solution for a customer’s specific needs.

How Does 3D Printing Work? These Videos Hold the Answer.

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So how does 3D printing really work? Actually, there is no single, easy answer to this, since ‘3D printing’ includes many different technologies. To bring some structure into this, we put together a video overview about the most important 3D printing technologies.

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An Introduction to Designing for Metal 3D Printing

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Metal 3D printing is not intended to replace traditional metal manufacturing processes. There are many metal 3D printing technologies out there like direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser melting (SLM), electron beam melting (EBM).

7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a 3D Printing Technology and Material

Stratasys

Additive metals, laser sintering, extruded filament, powdered plastics, alloys, photopolymers – the list goes on and on. Today there are a plethora of 3D printing processes and materials to choose from and it’s only growing.

How Does 3D Printing Work? These Videos Hold the Answer.

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So how does 3D printing really work? Actually, there is no single, easy answer to this, since ‘3D printing’ includes many different technologies. To bring some structure into this, we put together a video overview about the most important 3D printing technologies.

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Water Bottle for Runners Goes the Distance with Multiple 3D Printing Technologies

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The bottle and the pouch holder plate were built with a process called Laser Sintering (LS), which uses a laser to heat and fuse powdered thermoplastic together. deBeers also used laser sintering to create fixtures for efficient assembly and testing.

An Intro to (our) 3D Printing Technologies: Stereolithography

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Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to 3D printing. Although we offer 17 different materials and over 90 possible color and finish combinations, it takes us several different technologies to get the job done. Section view of the printing process.

Comparing the 3D Printing Technologies: FDM, SLA, SLS, and FFF

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The field of 3D printing has seen tremendous growth in technology in the past few years, thanks to the diversity and usefulness of its applications. Aside from its wide use in rapid prototyping, 3D printing has been used to manufacture consumer and industrial goods, as well as items used in healthcare and in the service industry. The technology behind 3D printing has also become just as diverse as its applications. 3D Printing

Dyed Alumide: Can You Handle All This Sparkle?

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To add color to your Alumide designs, we use a dyeing process (approximate to the one we use for polyamide) here your model is submerged into a bath containing color pigment. This dyeing process is also referred to as pigmentation or impregnating.

Kipling Enters the World of 3D Printing: No Monkey Business

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Based on the Monkey Madness collection , the City Jungle Shopper is a co-creation between Kipling and Materialise to showcase Kiplings trademark monkey in the worlds first fully-flexible 3D Printing material TPU 92A-1. From 2D to 3D. Win the exclusive 3D bag!

Our 8 Favorite 3D-Printed Sculptures

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One of the things we love about 3D printing is how it brings out the creativity in people. It’s a technology with almost limitless design possibilities – and that leads to some pretty fantastic art. Digital 3D design has no scale and on the screen there is no gravity.

3D printing: the shape of things to come?

Capturing the Value

If you ask the proverbial man or women in the street what they understand by the terms stereolithography, selective laser sintering and fused deposition modeling, youre likely to be met with a blank expression. Say the words 3D printing, though, and youre likely to be met with an entirely different response. Over the last couple of years, 3D printing has attracted significant media attention.

Intermountain 3D Broadens Manufacturing Capabilities with New 3D Systems SLS 3D Printer

Additive Manufacturing

Increased capabilities have driven Intermountain 3D’s revenue 120% higher YTD. ROCK HILL, South Carolina, July 23, 2018 – 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced Intermountain 3D , Inc. – LED taxi lights (Photo courtesy of 3D Systems). About 3D Systems.

Morf3D Chooses EOS 3D Printing Technology to Meet Strict Manufacturing Requirements with Flexible Scalability

Additive Manufacturing

EOS Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) technology will be used by Morf3D to manufacture production flight hardware for Boeing and Honeywell. We are, and will continue to add systems and processes to leverage the most reliable DMLS technology in the world,” said Madera.

3D Printed Running Shoes to Improve Olympic Athlete Performance

Advanced Design Concepts

Luckily for the Jamaican with two world records, 3D Printing could prove to help Bolt – among other runners – to increase his own potential. Fusaro begins his production process with a scan of the athlete’s foot.

Walk This Way: 3D Printing Drives New Advancements in Foot Orthotics

Additive Manufacturing

Patients become more independent, increasingly mobile, and highly active with 3D printing. Enter 3D printing. Podfo is a perfect example of how millions around the world can now experience life-changing impacts made possible by 3D printing.”.

The Process of Prototyping Your Project

In'Tech Industies

Prototyping is an integral part of the design process, whether it is a crude sketch on your notebook or a model created by a 3D printer. With the technology that is currently available, prototyping is relatively inexpensive, quick and easy. Here is the typical process that you would have to go through, for prototyping a project or product idea. Can the product be manufactured with currently existing technology? - Uncategorized Process Prototype Prototyping

3D Systems Acquires LayerWise, Extending its Global Leadership in Advanced Metal 3D Printing, On-Demand Parts Manufacturing Services and Personalized Medical Devices

Additive Manufacturing

Enhances 3DS’ Metal Printing and Manufacturing Service Capabilities. Expands 3DS’ IP, Technology Platform and Medical Device Productions. Since 2008, LayerWise has designed and built its own direct metal 3D printers. About 3D Systems.

3D Printing for Beginners: A Dictionary

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3D printing is fascinating and intricate at the same time, and understanding every 3D printing concept can be overwhelming when you are just starting out. Don’t let the 3D printing jargon get in your way to becoming the next 3D expert. 3D Printing

This Eyewear Is Set to Change How You See: Yuniku

Materialise

The result of an extensive co-creation process between HOYA Vision Care Company, Materialise , and Hoet Design Studio , Yuniku is the world’s first vision-centric 3D-tailored eyewear, designed entirely around your style, comfort and optimal visual experience. The Yuniku 3D scanner.

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Meet Our New Rubber-Like Material!

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Research project manager Giovanni Vleminckx researches all new materials and technologies that we offer. With our new offering, we have a higher production capacity, meaning we can increase volume and print speeds while maintaining short lead times.

Working with plastics in 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). Frequent light sources include lasers, LEDs, lamps, and even visible light. One example is CeraMAX from 3D Systems.

3D Printing for Beginners: A Dictionary

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3D printing is fascinating and intricate at the same time, and understanding every 3D printing concept can be overwhelming when you are just starting out. Don’t let the 3D printing jargon get in your way to becoming the next 3D expert. 3D Printing

Meet our New Finishes for Titanium 3D Printing

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3D printing in metal opens a world of possibilities for designers and makers. We’ve already talked about the different metal materials on the blog and today we are happy to announce the launch of new finishes for 3D printing in titanium. 3D Printing Materials

Top 3 Considerations Before Prototyping

Stratasys

With fast production and broadened design possibilities, 3D printing has become a go to for rapid prototyping. Engineers and designers looking to take advantage of 3D printing for prototyping should consider these key considerations before getting started.

3D printing versus injection molding: balancing quantity…

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3D printing versus injection molding: balancing quantity, quality and cost” By Stephen Moore, Plastics Today. The emergence of 3D printing as a viable means of mass production has prompted some observers, albeit with vested interests, to ponder over the potential demise of injection molding. With current 3D printing technologies and even factoring in improvements likely to emerge moving forward, however, that possibility appears remote.

3D Printing in Metal: More than Jewelry!

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The shine of 3D-printed jewelry can eclipse other 3D-printed metals that could open up options for your next 3D design. Learn more about 3D printing in metal and be amazed by some of our favorite 3D designs in aluminum, titanium, steel or copper. 3D printing in aluminum.

3D Printing at the Movies: How a Costume was 3D Printed for Black Panther

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Tradition meets 3D printing. The amazing outfits for the movie were inspired by the colors and shapes of African tradition and the cutting-edge technology of Wakanda. Read more about this fantastic 3D print and the designing process on the Materialise blog.

From Prototypes to Production

Stratasys

The story of 3D printing started in prototyping. Products are typically designed to be mass manufactured in thousands or hundreds of thousands, with prototypes being built and tested throughout the development process. That’s where DMLS is the perfect technology.

How 3D Printing in Alumide Really Works

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This 3D printing material combines the design flexibility of polyamide (SLS) with the shine of aluminum. The final 3D prints are polyamide (SLS) models with a metallic-looking surface. The Technology behind Alumide. 3D Design Tips for Alumide . 3D Printing

3D Printing in the Fast Lane

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In the world of racing, where high speeds, heat and pressure can take a toll on the interworking of a fast-moving vehicle, there may be hesitancy to move away from standard manufacturing processes. The process freed up Joe Gibbs’ in-house FDM machine’s so they could prototype other projects.

4 Reasons to Use a 3D Printing Service Bureau

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Like many businesses, your company is exploring 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Maybe you have the perfect design, and the innate benefits of 3D printing has caught the attention of your team. This can also be a complementary process to in-house operations.

3D Printing in Metal: More than Jewelry!

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The shine of 3D-printed jewelry can eclipse other 3D-printed metals that could open up options for your next 3D design. Learn more about 3D printing in metal and be amazed by some of our favorite 3D designs in aluminum, titanium, steel or copper. 3D printing in aluminum.

Solar Energy and 3D Printing Join Forces for an International Race

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Students must undergo a multi-interview process in order to be asked to join the team, and once the project has begun, they sometimes work 80 or 90 hour weeks to construct this amazing car from scratch. So how did 3D printing come into the picture?

7 ways to boost 3D printing efficiency

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By now, 3D printing’s cost and time-savings benefits are well-established. While not secret, these efficiencies aren’t typically top of mind, so they might not be considered until later in the design process. To fully reap the rewards 3D printing offers, users should keep these 7 efficiencies in mind before beginning their next project. Remember: not all technologies are uniform in layer thickness, and not all materials are compatible with each technology.

How 3D Printing in Polyamide (MJF) Really Works

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A few months ago we were glad to welcome a new member to our family of 3D printing materials and technologies: Multi Jet Fusion, the new 3D printing technology from HP, in Polyamide (MJF). HP Multi Jet Fusion: The Technology. 3D Printing