Harnessing 3D Printing Technology for Business

3D Innovations

It’s no secret that additive manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing, is transforming the business landscape. 3D printing technology allows designers to quickly, easily and efficiently design and produce a product prototype for review within hours, instead of weeks.

Prototype Development Using 3D Printing Technology [Case Study]

3D Innovations

The Challenge: Develop Functional Prototypes To Mimic A Molded Part. Similar products were thermoformed to produce the commercial products, but as with any new product being developed, avoiding any type of tooling was going to accelerate the design and prototyping processes. Thermoforming is a process of taking thin sheets of plastic material, typically High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), (PET), or Polypropylene (PP) that is heated and formed over a mold. CASE STUDY.

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3D Printing Technology Shines at the Olympics

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The US Luge Team tapped 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) technology for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. However, this is not the first time that 3D printing technology has made an appearance at the Olympic Games.

Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology, 25-100X Faster

3D Printing Review

The technology that the company calls Continuous Liquid Interface Productiongo technology (CLIP) works by harnessing the power of light and oxygen to cure a photosensitive resin. Sounds an awful lot like Stereolithography (SLA) technology, doesn’t it?

Will HP’s 3D Printing Technology Revolutionize the Industry?

3D Printing Review

HP has a bold vision for 3D printing in which organizations and individuals will manufacture rugged parts on a machine costing under $100,000. Its 3D printer harnessing Multi Jet Fusion will print with amazing speed.

Clemson Students 3D Print a Cost-Effective BMW Prototype

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A group of Clemson students have tapped 3D printing technology to create a BMW prototype at a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing. Photo Credit: 3D Print (Finished BMW Prototype).

10 Disadvantages of 3D Printing Technology

3D Printing Hub

As with any emerging technology, 3D printing has disrupted the markets by transforming product development. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing involves joining materials together, layer after layer to make objects from a 3D digital model. The 3D printing process eliminates many steps used in traditional manufacturing and facilitates the manufacture of complex structural components. 3D Printing Technology is Expensive.

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? - Prototype designing.

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.

Top 3 Considerations Before Prototyping

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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.

Due Pi Greco expands from prototyping to production with Stratasys Carbon Fiber 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

Due Pi Greco, an Italian product development service provider, has leveraged FDM 3D printing technology from Stratasys to expand its use of additive manufacturing from prototyping to production.

From Prototypes to Production

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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. Final Prototyping.

LAIKA is Animating Life with the Help of 3D Printing Technology

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Invention, innovation and adaptation are said to all be creative processes that that apply exiting solutions, techniques or products to new scenarios or changed conditions. The post LAIKA is Animating Life with the Help of 3D Printing Technology appeared first on Stratasys Blog.

3D Printing Technology: What Does The Future Hold?

3D Innovations

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. This manufacturing process has been around for over 30 years, and in the last 5 years it has risen in popularity. Below are two TED Talk videos that explain 3D printing and what the future may hold for this technology. What is 3D Printing was 100x Faster?

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

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Today there are a plethora of 3D printing processes and materials to choose from and it’s only growing. The dynamic additive manufacturing market is often difficult to navigate, especially if you’re still learning about the processes.

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.

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

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He needed to validate his idea through prototyping, but didn’t have the equipment or knowledge of additive manufacturing to build the parts himself. With his initial CAD files in hand, they produced prototypes of the bottle and cage using additive manufacturing.

Live demonstrations of 3D printing technology.

RPM Tools

SYS Systems is set to wow the crowds at MACH 2014 with live demonstrations of 3D printing technology. Skilled technicians will be on-site to show visitors how the process works using cutting edge Fortus and Objet additive manufacturing technologies from Stratasys.

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

3D Printing Hub

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

DIY 3D Printing: Fully functional AirDog drone prototype developed.

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DIY 3D Printing. 3D design and printing software. 3d printing books and documents. 3d printing links. Fully functional AirDog drone prototype developed with 3d printing. Follow DIY 3d printing on Google +.

Rapid Prototyping in 2018 (New Guide)

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Rapid Prototyping in 2018 (New Guide): Everything You Need to Know. The manufacturing world has been revolutionized by the emergence of rapid prototyping, an umbrella term for a range of manufacturing techniques that can fabricate prototypes and parts in a quick and cost-effective manner. In the following guide, we’ll cover every aspect of different rapid prototyping techniques and applications, showcasing the different processes, advantages and common applications.

IF-Adamas – Advancing 3D Printing Technology with SOLIDWORKS

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Now, 3D printing is perhaps one of the most astonishing ideas of this generation. Using years of engineering experience and the latest in 3D printing technology, its products create high-quality working prototypes, lickety-split. Press OK to print.

Henkel Opens European Hub for 3D Printing Technology

Additive Manufacturing

Düsseldorf / Germany, June 26, 2018 – Henkel today opened its Innovation and Interaction Center (IIC) for 3D Printing at its Tallaght site near Dublin, Ireland. It is equipped with Carbon and HP printers in addition to specialized Henkel equipment, technology and devices.

Prototyping to Production—What’s 3D Printing Used For?

3D Innovations

3D printing, also commonly referred to as additive manufacturing, is a technology that has grown exponentially over the last five to ten years. 3D printing technology allows designers to quickly, easily and efficiently design and produce a product prototype for review. While prototyping is where 3D printing is most popular and widely used, the technology is beginning to mature and find it’s way into manufacturing for end-use parts as well.

Renishaw 3D Printing Technology Increases Land Rover BAR’s Performance

Additive Manufacturing

Like many other cutting edge technologies – artificial intelligence, big data analytics – additive manufacturing (3D printing) has been incorporated into daily use at Land Rover BAR with the help of the team’s Technical Innovation Group ( TIG ).

Brooks Running Brings Prototypes to Life with the Versatility of the Connex3

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The essence of this statement is not lost on the team at Seattle based Brooks Running , who have seen their prototyping dreams come to life after the addition of Connex3 3D printer to their in-house prototyping facility. Moving Prototyping Forward. Prototyping

What is Rapid Prototyping?

In'Tech Industies

Rapid prototyping (RP) is a group of techniques that are used to produce scale models of a product using 3D printing technology and computer-aided design (CAD) data. Rapid prototyping first emerged in the scene in the late 1980s with the introduction of a technology called stereolithography, which is based on hardening of liquid plastic by exposing it to ultraviolet laser. Rapid prototyping is an additive manufacturing technology.

The Exo Prosthetic Leg Prototype: the Next Step for 3D Printed Prosthesis?

3D Printing Industry

Industrial design student William Root has submitted a proposal and prototype to Behance for a new process for creating customized prosthesis for lower extremities. Root suggests that the process could reduce costs, improve access, and create better compatibility.

3D Printing News Briefs: February 23, 2018

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We’ve got plenty of business and 3D printer news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a research project involving additive manufacturing technology and a 3D printed. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business Metal 3D Printing 2.5d

Prototyping large tanks for space industry with 3d printing by RedEye

DIY 3D Printing

Here is an example of large scale prototyping for space industry. Large fuel tanks for satellite deployment were prototyped by RedEye saving lot of money and time. Lockheed Martin is no stranger to 3D printing technology.

Unilever Accelerates Prototype Lead Times by 3D Printing Their Injection Molds

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While 3D printing is impacting a wide range of industries, it’s manufacturing that is currently seeing the most dramatic results. In fact, the numbers we see for time savings in prototyping are simply amazing. Time savings: 40% for prototype parts.

3D Academy: RobotX STEM Expo Exhibitor (Dec. 11-12, 2018)

3D Innovations

Our 3D Academy will be an exhibitor at the upcoming RobotX STEM Expo. Our team will have a booth at the event and will be conducting a hands-on session demonstrating the VPerch program as well as discussing the ways in which 3D printing technology can be implemented into the classroom.

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Brazilian Air Force Tests 3D Printed Aircraft Prototypes for Flight Readiness with Stratasys Solutions

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The Brazilian Air Force’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IEAv), in operation since 1985, has added FDM 3D printing technology, a Stratasys Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer, to its capabilities for use in its Aerothermodynamics and Experimental Hypersonic Division.

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Stratasys Extends Accessibility of Unique Triple-Jetting 3D Printing Technology

Additive Manufacturing

The Objet260 and Objet350 Connex systems deliver advanced multi-material technology featuring new build envelope sizes. The Objet Eden260VS adds the first soluble support removal process for PolyJet technology.

New Company, Normal, Uses Stratasys 3D Printing Technology to Mass Produce Custom Earphones

Additive Manufacturing

Nasdaq:SSYS), aleading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced that custom earphone maker Normal is using Stratasys 3D Printers for mass customization of a consumer product. The implications of 3D printing for a company like Normal are huge.

Making the Mold: The Technology of Rapid Prototyping

3D Printing Hub

During the course of product development, you will often need to produce a prototype whether for reliability testing of the product, or for an exhibit or proof of concept presentation. For such situations, there is no more reliable, affordable, and faster technology available today than rapid prototyping. What is Rapid Prototyping? Rapid prototyping refers to a group of techniques that have revolutionized the field of product development. 3D Printing

Unilever Accelerates Consumer Product Prototyping By 40% with 3D Printed Injection Molds

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The Italian division of international consumer goods giant, Unilever , has cut lead times for prototype parts by 40% since introducing Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology into its manufacturing process.

Lamborghini Accelerates and Perfects Automotive Engineering with Stratasys 3D Printed Prototypes and Track-Ready Parts

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

With a 50 year heritage that has seen its brand become synonymous with extreme and uncompromising automotive design, Lamborghini relies upon the most cutting edge technologies to uphold its reputation for automotive excellence.

LUXeXceL – Rapid Prototyping of Optical Components

Additive Manufacturing

It was possible, now they just needed a manufacturing process to rapidly create their products. At Luxexcel we 3D printed the lens for the f.lens team. This optic fits in another 3D printed part, the host. By LUXeXceL.

HP’s New 3D Printing Process

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Finally, after literally years of speculation and rumor, HP took to a stage today and announced something about 3D printing. There were two announcements, one of a new 3D printing process and the other regarding a 3D content creation tool.

3D Printing — The Work Before the Print

3D Innovations

3D printing is a technology that has the ability to capture everyone’s imagination, however we need to remember that it is, in a sense, a secondary process and a lot of work comes before you start printing. 3D CAD File. On to 3D Printing.

3D Printing for the Injection Molding Process

Fisher/Unitech

This is where many injection molders are utilizing 3D print their molds saving both time and money when producing low volume production parts and prototypes. Utilizing Polyjet 3D Printing technology to create molds can be a great option under the right circumstances. Granted these molds are not as durable as tradition injection molds but for low volume production 3D printed molds can be a major cost reduction tool.

Sciaky, Inc. to Highlight its Patented IRISS? Closed-Loop Control for its Groundbreaking EBAM™ Metal 3D Printing Technology at Rapid 2016

Additive Manufacturing

PSI) and leading provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced today that it will highlight its patented IRISS℠ closed-loop control, which powers its industry-leading Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing ( EBAM™) systems, at the Rapid 3D Manufacturing Event in Orlando, Florida.