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. ABS prints: Functional & strong but with a rough surface.

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. ABS prints: Functional & strong but with a rough surface.

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ExOne and ORNL collaborate to develop new binder jet 3D printing technology

3D Printing Industry

Leading industrial 3D printer provider ExOne has announced it will be collaborating with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to advance binder jet 3D printing. The aim of the collective is to develop a new binder jet technology benefiting both sand and metal 3D printers. As part of this, the two teams will enable the 3D processing […].

French Foundry 3D Prints Sand Casting Models in Hours Instead of Weeks With Stratasys

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

VHM Fonderie uses Stratasys 3D printing to produce master models that are used to create molds for sand casting. Formerly known as Heinrich Fonderie, VHM Fonderie specializes in the production of industrial iron castings using a traditional sand casting process.

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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

Fleet Hower's 3D Printed LOCKNESTERS Puzzles Take on a New Look and Feel

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There’s no denying that 3D printing technology has impacted a number of fields in a multitude of ways, particularly on the industrial level. But, when it comes to desktop 3D printing with. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d designers 3D printed designer toy 3d printed puzzle 3d printed toys 3d printing interview Brooklyn desktop 3d printing Fleet Hower LOCKNESTERS makerbot replicator 2 pla post-processing equipment sanding tumbling

VHM Fonderie Employs Stratasys 3D Printing Across Various Production Processes to Speed up Customer Turnaround Times and Improve Capacity

Additive Manufacturing

French foundry and machining company sees lead times cut from up to five weeks to a few hours when producing master models for sand casting molds. VHM Fonderie uses 3D printing to produce ‘master models’ that are then used to create sand molds (Photo: Business Wire). “To

How to improve Aesthetic and Mechanical Properties of FDM 3D Printed Parts

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Finishing adds Value to your FDM 3D printed parts. 3D printing technology breaks the rules of conventional manufacturing. This article is intended for users of Stratasys FDM printers or anyone researching the capabilities of FDM parts for post-processing.

Tiny House Movement Converging With 3D Printing

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The Tiny House Movement has risen on the horizon in the US as people seek a simpler, less expensive and capital-intensive way of life, and 3D printing could well prove critical the adoption of the lifestyle. Holes printed into the walls are used for heating and cooling. “In

Aztech Scenic Design: Taking 3D Printing To The Limit

3D Printing for Beginners

What can you do with a 3D printer today? There is a whole lot of misinformation out there: technology-oblivious and badly informed people will readily try to convince you that you can print “anything” with a 3D printer. I used my same crazy process.

Stereo Summer: 10% Standard Resin Discount

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You can now save 10% on all Standard Resin 3D prints for two weeks! From today until August 16th, we will be offering a 10% discount on 3D printed Standard Resin parts with the promo code ‘ 10STANDARD ’. Simply use this discount code during your checkout process.

The ultimate finish: From 3D printed to final product look

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As you probably have read on our recent post about 3D printing uses , ever since the first 3D printing technologies started to emerge, there has been one true undisputed application for it: Prototyping. Finally, the sample-design was printed on: .

Which 3D Printed Resin Is Right for You?

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Are you thinking about 3D printing in resin? Would you like to know more about the technology behind 3D printing in resin? The Technology: Stereolithography. It is one of the most widely used 3D printing technologies for plastic 3D models.

An Introduction to Designing for Metal 3D Printing

The Solidworks Blog

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).

Which 3D Printed Resin Is Right for You?

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Are you thinking about 3D printing in resin? Would you like to know more about the technology behind 3D printing in resin? The Technology: Stereolithography. It is one of the most widely used 3D printing technologies for plastic 3D models.

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. That’s where DMLS is the perfect technology.

3D Printed Jewelry Design Challenge: Win a 3D Print of Your Jewelry Design

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3D printing is revolutionizing the working processes of jewelry designers around the globe. All participants stand a chance to receive their submission as a printed 18K gold or sterling silver item. This technique is the least aggressive process for silver.

How to Get Your Perfect Sterling Silver 3D Print

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Are you thinking about 3D printing in Sterling silver? Do you wonder how we create a real physical Sterling silver object from your 3D design? Would you like some tips and tricks for your next silver 3D print? The Material: 3D Printed & Casted Sterling Silver.

3D Printing and finishing the Nefertiti sculpture

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Back in late 2015, two artists allegedly 3D scanned the famous 3300 year old bust of Nefertiti. Depending on what you read, who you ask and detailed examination of the 3D Model, you can probably make your own mind up about how this was 'created'.

SOLIDWORKS World Partner Pavilion Preview Part III

The Solidworks Blog

While walking around the area you’ll see everything from CAM and Design Automation to 3D Printing and learning resources. Here are four companies you can meet in person and talk 3D Printing, CAM, Security, and Simulation.

LUXeXceL-Defining Transparent 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

Creating perfectly transparent products is rather difficult with 3D printing. Several materials and technologies are available on the market. But what are the differences between these technologies and how does your product look like after printing? By LUXeXceL.

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Find the Right Technology for Your Application

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Today’s advanced 3D printing and advanced manufacturing processes boast fantastic design feats, which can make it difficult to determine the right manufacturing technology for your project. However, 3D printing isn’t a one-size-fits all technology.

Creating Unique Design Solutions with 3D Printing: This Modern Design Studio Uses 3D Prints to Enhance Its Workflow

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3D printing has opened up more possibilities for design studios. Exploring new materials, creating new forms and shapes, designing highly-detailed prototypes: there are many advantages for designers by using 3D printing. How does 3D printed prototyping work?

How to Get Your Perfect Sterling Silver 3D Print

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Are you thinking about 3D printing in Sterling silver? Do you wonder how we create a real physical Sterling silver object from your 3D design? Would you like some tips and tricks for your next silver 3D print? The Material: 3D Printed & Casted Sterling Silver.

The Basics of Stereolithography: Benefits, Limitations, and Buying Guide

3D Printing Hub

Nowadays, 3D printing as it is known in the mainstream seems to be limited to Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology. After all, the public image of 3D printing seems to be pretty set as a machine depositing melted filament to build a model. Printing.

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

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The recent advancements in large-scale 3D printing motivated Lockheed to apply Stratasys  Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to the tank simulators. Lockheed Martin is no stranger to 3D printing technology. industrial 3d printer prototype satellite space stratasys

Stratasys’ Additive Manufacturing ‘Your Way’ Ecosystem Debuts at EuroMold 2014

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The 3D printing industry has changed a lot over the last few years with more technologies, materials, applications and part delivery options. Full size airplane cabin with interiors created using unique combinations of Stratasys FDM and PolyJet 3D printing technologies.

Jacqueline Baselier Shares Her Tips and Advice for Molding a Realistic and Asymmetrical 3D Printed Sculpture

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She experimentswith various techniques, which increasingly include 3D printing.. As a fine art and design teacher for Kellebeek College ,Jacqueline Baselierhas been hard at work on a special project: the implementation of 3D Printing in vocational education.

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Will 3D Printed Homes Be Viable?

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An article in the Guardian examines Winsun’s recent 3D printed housing project and we’re wondering how feasible this may really be. There’s also Enrico Dini’s D-Shape, which uses an onsite sand-based 3D printer to create shapes suitable for building.

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3Diligent Releases Complete Guide to Metal 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

CEO to Speak in Chicago on Metal Printing Processes at 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour . Wax Print-to-Cast. Sand Print-to-Cast. Print-to-Plating. Featured News 3Diligent Cullen Hilkene metal 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Opens Conference Registration

Additive Manufacturing

The users group conference, now in its 29th year, is open to owners and operators of commercial additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies. Hands-on workshop where participants use 3D-printed sand molds to cast metal parts. Hilton Chicago to host annual event.

ASU Invests in 3D Printing

3D Printing Hub

One of the most significant changes will be a far greater emphasis on 3D printing. That is why immediate steps need to be taken to ensure that current engineering students are aware of 3D print technology and know how to properly use it. 3D Printing News

Sojitz and Koiwai Enter 3D Printer Manufacturing Business for Metal Products

Additive Manufacturing

Head Office: Odawara-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture; Representative Director: Toyomi Koiwai; “Koiwai”) have established JAMPT Corporation to mass produce and sell products manufactured using 3D printing technology that laminates metal powders, which is known as “additive manufacturing” (abbreviated as “AM.”)

Get Schooled: Featured Student Grant Recipients – Fashion

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The clothing production process embraced new technology with the invention of the cotton gin, the creation of factories and mass production techniques, and, more recently, the Silicon Valley tech boom. 3D printing isn’t the only way the fashion industry is adapting to the future.

Making the Mold: The Technology of Rapid Prototyping

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For such situations, there is no more reliable, affordable, and faster technology available today than rapid prototyping. Through the use of additive manufacturing technology, rapid prototyping produces scale models of products using a combination of 3D printing technology and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) data. Rapid prototyping refers to a group of manufacturing methods but 3D printing is most commonly associated with the word.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Opens Conference Registration

Additive Manufacturing

The users group conference, now in its 30th year, is open to owners and operators of industrial additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies used for professional purposes. More individuals are doing more with the technology, often in surprising ways.

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

Additive Manufacturing

Stunning 3D printed structural gowns and garments, inspired by nature in motion. Over the past six months, Zac Posen and his creative team have explored a range of 3D printing and digital technologies with design engineers and 3D printing experts from GE Additive and Protolabs.

ExOne Announces Six New Printable Materials for Use in Company’s 3D Printing Systems

Additive Manufacturing

ExOne targets printable materials to customers developing products but not requiring company’s post-processing services. Printable materials differ from qualified materials in that ExOne does not yet offer them for finished products printed at its PSCs.

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MakerBot makes 3D printing easy with collection of post-processing guides

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New York 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot has published six new guides to post-processing, including how to sand, glue, and paint 3D printed items. 3D Printing Technology

Additive Manufacturing: The State of the Industry

Design 2 Part News

This article includes highlights from Wohlers Report 2016, the 21st annual worldwide progress report on the 3D printing and additive manufacturing state of the industry. Additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing, terms used interchangeably, are alive and well.

Are You Ready for an All-Plastic Automotive Engine?

Design 2 Part News

So, I did, and used it as a basis to continue, over these years, to develop materials and processes for making engines.”. That wouldn’t be the case today, he said, because a much higher level of competence in plastics and composites technology is readily accessible.

LLNL explores machine learning to prevent defects in metal 3D-printed parts in real time

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3D printed parts often need sanding or chemical treatments to achieve a smooth and desirable finish; however such processes are typically costly, labor intensive, and time consuming. 3D Printing Technology

New 3D-CMF 3D printing finishing technique uses solvent-filled pen to smooth surfaces

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Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have developed a new surface finishing process for 3D printed objects. The process, called 3D Chemical Melting Finishing, or 3D-CMF, involves using a pen-like device to selectively apply solvent to certain areas of the object. Surface finishing is one of the most important steps required to make a quality 3D print. 3D Printing Technology