Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

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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. The majority of the 700 respondents are familiar with additive and it’s benefits–79% know AM gives users access to more complex design capabilities. 79% know it reduces lead time for product development and 42% see AM improving manufacturing efficiency.

Additive manufacturing turns design efficiency on its head

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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!

Industrial 3D Printing: The Power and Benefits of Additive Manufacturing

Shapeways Blog

The global marketplace continues to adapt in the development, manufacturing, and sale of desired products. For manufacturers who embrace and make the investment into 3D printing, the benefits are substantial, beginning with freedom from the restraints of that subtractive dimension.

What is Additive Manufacturing? – A Complete Guide

Shapeways Blog

What is additive manufacturing, and how is it used — and how is it different from 3D printing? What are the types of additive manufacturing? At its simplest, additive manufacturing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing.

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 Industries has sold all of its beta systems. By lining up several stereolithography systems and connecting them with a couple of robots, the Feature 4 is a mini 3D printing manufacturing system.

Additive manufacturing helps build a system than blends multiple solar technologies

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A debate is going on in the additive manufacturing and manufacturing world, with some proponents pushing for the elimination of traditional manufacturing methods (such as CNCs and injection molding) in favor of solely additive manufacturing. The Skyven Cogen System requires traditional and additive manufacturing processes.

Stratasys Completes Acquisition of Origin, Accelerating Expansion Into Mass Production Additive Manufacturing

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Origin’s resin based Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P 3 ) technology addresses fast-growing demand for tooling and end-use parts across multiple applications. Based in San Francisco, Origin is pioneering a new approach to additive manufacturing of end-use parts.

RAPID 2017: Paxis LLC Introducing WAV Additive Manufacturing Process

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3D Printing Business 3d printing service bureau CIDEAS industrial 3d printing investment casting large build volume patent-pending Paxis LLC photopolymerization RAPID + TCT RAPID 2017 vat system WAV Wave Applied VoxelAbout a year after Carbon introduced its breakthrough CLIP 3D printing technology in 2015, it announced four partners that would be using the high speed technology, including CIDEAS, which was one of. View the entire article via our website.

From 3D Printing to Additive Manufacturing: Industry Experts to Meet at BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology Conference

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3D Printing Sponsored 3d printer resin big ideas conference photopolymer photopolymerization radtech Sartomer Sartomer acrylate resins ultraviolet light uv uv ledA unique, high-level cross section of supply and customer chain innovators are gathering March 19-20, 2019, in Redondo Beach, CA for BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology, a conference dedicated to the. View the entire article via our website.

3D printing Master Class: How to get the look without the cost

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Consumer Products Entertainment Industrial Industries Leslie's blog Master Class Materials Medical Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization met-l-floEngineers can choose from a number of different methods to help their 3D printed parts simulate the look of various metals without spending a lot of time, effort, or money to do so. Carl Dekker, president of Met-l-flo Inc. discusses several options. Leslie Langnau.

Are 3D printing companies shifting their focus?

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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.

The 8 ways 3D printing is changing manufacturing forever

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People debate whether 3D printing / additive manufacturing will really have an impact on design and manufacturing. Hod Lipson, professor at Columbia University, recently gave a presentation on why 3D printing will definitely disrupt what we know of today as 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.

DSM and Origin Announce Partnership to Enable New Materials for Origin’s Open Additive Manufacturing Platform

Additive Manufacturing

Geleen, The Netherlands / San Francisco, CA, USA, 15 May 2019 – Royal DSM , a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced it is entering in a partnership with Origin , the San Francisco-based pioneer in Open Additive Manufacturing. DSM and Origin will work together to develop new materials for additive manufacturing and explore new applications. Together we are addressing today’s manufacturing challenges for customers.”.

Innovative Partnerships Drive 3D Printing Materials Development

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Successful adoption of additive manufacturing technologies in mass manufacturing requires close partnerships across hardware, software and materials technologies. Sponsored 3d printing resins Carbon CLIP photopolymer photopolymerization photopolymers polymers SartomerIn order to unlock 3D printing’s. View the entire article via our website.

Working with plastics in 3D printing

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Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Powder Bed Fusion Vat PhotopolymerizationAs 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions.

Design choices–an interview with Roland 3D printer developer

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This printer is in the category of professional, desktop stereolithography or vat photopolymerization systems. Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Leslie''s blog Personal 3D printers Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization Roland DGA Roland is also a developer of 3D printers. The company’s most recent 3D printer is the monoFab ARM-10, which uses a layered projection system and resin material.

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A look at the future of additive from the AMUG Conference

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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. When I attend an Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference, I come away with a totally different picture, and the future of additive is bright indeed.

Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs

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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. In addition, UL is developing training and education programs, as well as a materials’ database.

New Company and Technology Announcement: Paxis LLC to Introduce New WAV Additive Manufacturing Process and Technology

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WAV, a new large build area industrial manufacturing process with projected speeds of 4x, 8x, and 24x+ of current additive manufacturing photopolymerization systems. CRYSTAL LAKE, Illinois (May, 8, 2017) – Paxis LLC , announced the launch of their new company and its pioneering additive manufacturing and 3D printing WAV technology. For more information on the WAV additive manufacturing process and technology, visit www.paxis.com.

How service providers can meet your low-volume 3D printing needs

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–at least one or more additive manufacturing machines (such as stereolithography, extrusion, multi-jetting, various material laser sintering systems, and so on). It would be nice if additive-manufacturing vendors, for example, could invent one additive system that handles three or four of the seven plus additive technologies. But such a scenario is probably not going to happen with additive in the near future.

A visual look at the history of 3D printing

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3D Printers 3D Printing Basics Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Industries Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Powder Bed Fusion Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Service Bureaus Sheet Lamination Vat Photopolymerization This graphic gives you a very nice look at what happened when in the 3D printing industry.

AM Terminology

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Standard terminology for additive manufacturing and 3D printing is critical when communicating. The first version of the ASTM F2792 Standard Terminology for Additive Manufacturing Technologies defines 26 terms and was published in 2009. 3D printing additive manufacturing

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

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At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. The use of materials knowledge to alter printable materials for speed or properties is a key trend for 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Some of these new 3D printing technologies are available now. By next year, all will be available. In some cases, these developments are the result of expiring patents.

Master Class: Chuck Hull on the 3D printing industry

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Chuck Hull attended the 2015 Additive Manufacturing Users Group conference in April and was interviewed by Todd Grimm, president and founder of T.A. What is today known as additive manufacturing was initially nothing more than an attempt to solve the problem of how can you get prototypes of your design faster? Digital manufacturing. In general,” he continued, “3D printing is a big part of digital manufacturing, the broad movement.

How 3D printing eliminates costs

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People debate whether 3D printing / additive manufacturing will really have an impact on design and manufacturing. Hod Lipson, professor at Columbia University, recently gave a presentation on why 3D printing will definitely disrupt what we know of today as 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.

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

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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. The next one is the RAPID Conference & Exposition , which has been showcasing manufacturers of 3D printers and additive manufacturing machines for 25 years.

Form 2 desktop SL 3D printer offers bigger build volume

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In addition, the laser is 50% more powerful than the one used in the Form 1+. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Industrial Leslie's blog Materials Medical News Packaging Personal 3D printers Vat Photopolymerization FormlabsDesktop 3d printers are an excellent and affordable way to prototype parts during the initial design iteration stages.

Tips for improving 3D printing workflows

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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.

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. The use of materials knowledge to alter printable materials for speed or properties is a key trend for 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Some of these new 3D printing technologies are available now. By next year, all will be available. In some cases, these developments are the result of expiring patents.

How to insure a design is 3D printable

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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. –Don’t think about designing for manufacturability; simply create the design and address manufacturing later. These are common bits of advice when it comes to developing a design for additive manufacturing.

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Testing consumer 3D printers

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Extrusion Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Personal 3D printers Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway, so you can expect to see a number of consumer based 3D printing introductions. Would you consider using a consumer style 3D printer?

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Why 3D printed lattices could replace foam

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Combined with Carbon software tools, designers can optimize the lattice parameters in their design—such as unit cell type, shape, and strut size—to achieve the desired mechanical response and manufacturability within a part. Using its validated library of metamaterials, the software outputs a lattice structure that meets the mechanical loading requirements of the part and checks for manufacturability.

Is Spark the answer to faster, easier 3D printing?

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For the printer, the design group at Local Motors was able to use the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) developed by Cincinnati Incorporated and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For us,” noted Aubrey Cattell, Director of Business Development and Operations at Autodesk, “this was really a proof point that Spark could solve large-format 3D printing problems and address the issues that industrial manufacturers are going to face.”.

3D printing and scanning movie expert headlines RAPID keynote lineup

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He is inspiring in the number of ways he and his team use many types of 3D printing and additive manufacturing systems, and they are always crunched for time, so it is fun and fascinating to see how he uses this equipment to meet deadlines. In addition to Lopes and Wohlers keynote presentations, RAPID attendees have an opportunity to get a firsthand look at additive manufacturing in action with tours of local facilities.

Innovative service providers emerging as key trend in 3D printing

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New 3D printing service providers are emerging, many with innovative business models for delivering 3D printed prototyping and manufacturing functions. Fictiv is the latest additive manufacturing service provider. The founders’ concept is to use a network of vendors with 3D printing and CNC machines in a distributed manufacturing arrangement. Fictiv offers the following additive manufacturing prototyping technologies: FDM, SLA, SLS, and PolyJet.

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With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

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The key to a thriving 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) industry will be materials. Some vendors are turning this question around and asking users if they really need the same material they would use in a traditional manufacturing process? In some cases, the material is uniquely better than the materials used in traditional manufacturing processes. The more you know about available materials, the easier it will be to get the final build results you seek.

New 3D printing technique–Build parts through software controlled chemical reactions

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Joe DeSimone, Co-founder and CEO, wants to deliver an alternative technology to injection molding through the additive process often known as 3D printing (3DP). Build speed is a key differentiator of Carbon’s technology from other additive technologies. As with any additive process, you can make any geometry you like. In this way, users are partners of Carbon, helping to explore and expand this additive process.

Tips for using 3D printing in medical applications

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Align Technologies, which manufacturers Invisalign teeth guards, uses 3D printing to print 140 custom units per day. Said Weimer, even 3D printed devices must go through the same approval pathways as non-additively made devices. In general, the scope of any additively manufactured device follows the circle from regulating receipt of material, design of product, premarket testing, manufacturing, final inspection and all the way through to the shipment of the product.

Which 3D printer should you own?

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The Resin category printers are more expensive and require additional post-processing work for creating models, but the print quality and precision are unmatched when compared to other desktop 3D printers. Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Extrusion Leslie's blog Personal 3D printers Vat PhotopolymerizationFor consumer and professional users, this is a common question.

AMUG 2016—a unique opportunity to learn and connect

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Most conferences and shows about 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) focus on giving vendors an opportunity to reach potential customers. The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Education & Training Conference is different. The number of sponsors is a clear sign that 3DP/AM is growing in use and importance to design and manufacturing operations.

Do you speak properly about additive manufacturing? Take the 3D printing quiz!

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So we created this 3D printing quiz to let you check how skilled you are when it comes to talking about 3D printing… oups additive manufacturing. In 2012, ATSM have realased ASTM F2792-12a Standard Terminology for Additive Manufacturing Technology and other standards about the process of additive manufacturing. Go back to school for 5 minutes, and take this short quiz about Additive Manufacturing. Dear reader.

3D printing shifts into manufacturing

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Louis, many conversations focused on taking 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) more into manufacturing rather than just prototyping. Over the next few years, you will see a number of product introductions and systems that demonstrate more manufacturing capability. This mini manufacturing operation combines stereolithograhy with robots to streamline and automate an AM workflow that can replace or complement traditional manufacturing workflows.

3D Printing Post Processing and Support Removal Using SVC Technology

Modern Tech

Since March 2020, additive manufacturing has gained a lot of press for the way in which it was relied upon for pandemic emergency supply production.