Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

Leslie's Blog

The next trend you’ll find with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the growth of additive services. SMS Research Advisors conducted a survey on additive manufacturing. And 47% said service bureaus offer access to additive expertise.

Additive manufacturing technology moves into production

Leslie's Blog

Is 3D printing /Additive manufacturing shifting out of prototyping? However, the conversation on how to create additive manufacturing (AM) systems for the factory operation is definitely heating up. Parts will need additional finishing after build.

Here they come—faster additive manufacturing systems

Leslie's Blog

Additive manufacturing (AM) machines and 3D printers have a reputation for being slower than users desire when it comes to building a part. Speed depends on part design, material, and the selected additive build process.

Additive manufacturing—after the hype

Leslie's Blog

How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you? Several companies recently have or will be introducing new additive approaches and equipment.

Additive manufacturing–your way

Leslie's Blog

It has developed a customer-focused Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem designed to help you design and manufacture better products, your way. It looks like Stratasys is also working on increasing the efficiency of design to 3D print experience.

Additive manufacturing turns design efficiency on its head

Leslie's Blog

Tyler Reid, Manufacturing Application Manager, GoEngineer. Engineers are normally introduced to the concept of design for manufacture (DFM) while in school. But the reality is that the majority of engineers don’t actually learn how to design for manufacture until they are on the job. Additive manufacturing, however, turns this scenario completely around by encouraging part complexity: pockets and holes suddenly become time-savers!

Mimaki enters additive manufacturing with industrial scale full color 3D printer

3D Printing Industry

Founded in 1975, Mimaki is a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers. 3D Printers 3D material jetting 3DUJ-553 color color 3d printer full color 3D printer Inkjet 3D printing inkjet printing material jetting Mimaki Mimaki 3DUJ-553 Ronald van den Broek UJF-7151 plusAt formnext 2017, the company made a splash with the European launch of its industrial-sized full-color 3DUJ-553 3D printer.

XJet officially launches NanoParticle Jetting additive manufacturing systems

3D Printing Industry

XJet, a provider of ceramic and metal 3D printing solutions based in Rehovot, Israel, has officially launched its “breakthrough” Carmel 1400 and the Carmel 700 Additive Manufacturing (AM) systems. Both systems are powered by XJet’s trademark NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) technology, and coincide with the delivery of the firm’s first ever machine to an off-site customer.

Additive Manufacturing: The State of the Industry

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By Terry Wohlers, President, Wohlers Assoicates Inc. , Tim Caffrey, Manufacturing Engineering. 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. New Materials.

The 8 ways 3D printing is changing manufacturing forever

Leslie's Blog

People debate whether 3D printing / additive manufacturing will really have an impact on design and manufacturing. The ability to build whole assemblies, rather than parts that must be put together later, eliminates a number of costs common with other methods of manufacturing.

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). –Variations of photopolymer materials have characteristics that closely match those of injection-molded thermoplastics.

Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Subtractive Manufacturing: What’s the Difference?

The Solidworks Blog

This year at SOLIDWORKS World we don’t just have over 200 break-out sessions for you to gain additional insight into design automation, electrical design, simulation or PDM. Let’s start with the easiest to differentiate: Additive versus Subtractive.

A look at the future of additive from the AMUG Conference

Leslie's Blog

If you listen to financial analysts, the additive manufacturing industry is struggling; additive machines are not taking over CNC machining and injection molding fast enough, or additive machines are not big enough or fast enough, and so on and so on.

HP makes good on claim to enter 3D printing market

Leslie's Blog

HP Inc has entered the 3D printing / additive manufacturing market in a big way. No word yet on if or when it will attempt to use metal materials. Throughout the press event, though, executives stressed the idea of open source development, including materials.

Push the boundaries of color 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

This means that if you work in Adobe Photoshop CC, you will now be able to send your Photoshop 3D files to Stratasys Direct Express , a self-service website powered by Stratsys Direct Manufacturing. Adobe unveiled 3D printing capabilities in its Photoshop CC in January 2014.

UL introduces Blue Card for global recognition of 3D printing materials

3D Printing Industry

Underwriters Laboratories, or UL, the company responsible for thorough studies into the safety of desktop 3D printing and various other certification documents, has launched a Blue Card for additive manufacturing materials. This card, also known as the Plastics for Additive Manufacturing Program, has been introduced by UL to help materials manufacturers reach their potential customers. Materials […].

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Are 3D printing companies shifting their focus?

Leslie's Blog

An interesting development is emerging with the major 3D printing manufacturers. In addition to making 3D printing and additive manufacturing machines, manufacturers are adding to and expanding their ability to make your part for you. Now, 3D Systems and Stratasys both have had departments or divisions that offered additive manufacturing services for a number of years. –Limited information on material performance.

Can you get injection molded quality parts without post processing from 3D printers?

Leslie's Blog

The printer is able to deliver comparable injection molding finish through the use of two techniques for material deposition, extrusion and jetting. These two techniques deposit three different materials. This release material makes it easy to remove a part from the build plate.

7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017

Leslie's Blog

At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. Altering materials. The use of materials knowledge to alter printable materials for speed or properties is a key trend for 3D printing/additive manufacturing.

New Stratasys metal 3D printer, materials announced

3D Printing Industry

Although the company has released only limited details, in this article 3D Printing Industry gives additional insight and information. Already a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, and the inventor of FDM technology, the forthcoming Stratasys metal additive manufacturing platform seeks to “to displace conventional […]. A Stratasys metal 3D printer will be launched in April 2018.

A visual look at the history of 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

This graphic gives you a very nice look at what happened when in the 3D printing industry. It begins in 1983, but you can see when it really started to take off, at around 2008. Below the graphic is a brief outline of all the major events. Check it out! Leslie Langnau. llangnau@wtwhmedia.com.

3D printing prosthetics; not just for humans

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How 3D printing eliminates costs

Leslie's Blog

People debate whether 3D printing / additive manufacturing will really have an impact on design and manufacturing. The ability to build whole assemblies, rather than parts that must be put together later, eliminates a number of costs common with other methods of manufacturing.

A 3D printing love story for Valentine’s Day

Leslie's Blog

” Fortunately for Reid, he had a team of help, Motion Foundry Studios writer and director Nathan Smith along with a few additional engineers from GoEngineer. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Entertainment Extrusion Leslie's blog Material Jetting News Rapid Prototyping Goengineer

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Get the latest 3D printing developments at the AMUG and RAPID Conferencess

Leslie's Blog

For the professional user of additive manufacturing systems, there are two key conferences. This year, the first one up is The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Education & Training Conference , which will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, from April 19 – 23, 2015.

Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs

Leslie's Blog

Underwriters Laboratories is working to address the short-term and long-term performance and safety concerns of 3D printers and additive manufacturing systems. I had a conversation with Simin Zhou, Vice President of UL’s Digital Manufacturing Technologies, about these developments that you can listen to here. The concerns UL experts are working on include developing a quality and safety framework, technical roadmap, material safety and compatibility, and workplace safety.

Master Class: How to use 3D printing for injection molds

Leslie's Blog

Tom Charron, vice president at 3D Systems, discusses the materials and 3D printing methods well suited to developing molds for lower quantities of injection molding projects. 3D Printers 3D Printing Basics Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Consumer Products Entertainment Featured Industrial Industries Leslie's blog Master Class Material Jetting Materials Medical Packaging Rapid Injection Molding Rapid Prototyping 3D Systems

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Use your 3D printing skills to help differently-abled veterans

Leslie's Blog

3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Extrusion Leslie's blog Material Jetting Medical Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping StratasysOver the years, there have been a number of heart-warming stories about innovators and engineers using 3D printing to design prosthetics and other systems that help veterans regain abilities they may have lost. Here’s an opportunity for engineers to contribute to this effort.

2018 3D Printing Industry Awards winners announced

3D Printing Industry

The 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards brought together the leaders of the additive manufacturing world, academic pioneers and many of the major figures in the 3D printing industry. Now in its second year, the awards are unique in many ways – including the public voting system used to select the winners. Over 150 guests representing […].

7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017

Leslie's Blog

At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. Altering materials. The use of materials knowledge to alter printable materials for speed or properties is a key trend for 3D printing/additive manufacturing.

How to insure a design is 3D printable

Leslie's Blog

As 3D printing / additive manufacturing becomes a more accepted every day industrial tool, the focus is turning to best practices that help smooth out the kinks in preparing parts for the additive build. Designing specifically for additive is not as simple as many tell you it is.

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New dimensions in 3D printing: free-form fabrication

Leslie's Blog

Additive manufacturing delivers a great deal of freedom when designing and developing parts. Developers of additive manufacturing (AM) machines are coming up with highly creative and innovative ways to build objects, a few involving novel ways to move about X, Y, and Z planes.

Testing consumer 3D printers

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Stratasys and PTC Creo work together to streamline 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

It’s no secret that there is a gap between design software programs and additive manufacturing systems that challenges design engineers on printing the part they really designed. This issue is also one reason for the somewhat slow adoption of additive manufacturing in more industries.

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A safer metal additive 3D printing system

Leslie's Blog

Another new method to additively build parts discussed at the recent AMUG Conference was NanoParticle Jetting from XJet. These drops are then jetted in a pattern to build parts. The print heads also jet support material as needed.

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It's No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

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Tips for improving 3D printing workflows

Leslie's Blog

Recently we held a webinar on three of the main software programs available that help prepare a CAD design for 3D printing / additive manufacturing (Magics, Rhino3DPRINT , and Spark). Another mesh language choice is the Additive Manufacturing Format, which is a bit smarter that STL. In addition to handling meshes, it also condenses your files and can handle color and texture information.