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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The 8 ways 3D printing is changing manufacturing forever

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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). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions.

HP makes good on claim to enter 3D printing market

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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. HP Inc has entered the 3D printing / additive manufacturing market in a big way.

Are 3D printing companies shifting their focus?

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–Limited information on material performance. –Perceived lack of materials. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Materials Powder Bed Fusion Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Sheet Lamination Vat Photopolymerization An interesting development is emerging with the major 3D printing manufacturers.

A visual look at the history of 3D printing

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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.

With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

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The more you know about available materials, the easier it will be to get the final build results you seek. The key to a thriving 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) industry will be materials. And users continue to question the high costs of some materials.

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

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Altering materials. The use of materials knowledge to alter printable materials for speed or properties is a key trend for 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Carbon uses material science to speed up the development of parts built a layer at a time.

Additive manufacturing technology moves into production

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It offers a unique processing capacity of highly viscous materials (pastes), combining throughput, resolution and precision. Is 3D printing /Additive manufacturing shifting out of prototyping? You might think so after listening to the conversations at RAPID 2015 and the recent AMUG conference.

How 3D printing eliminates costs

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Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs

Leslie's Blog

The concerns UL experts are working on include developing a quality and safety framework, technical roadmap, material safety and compatibility, and workplace safety. Balancing growing safety concerns with the rapid pace of innovation, UL is establishing compliance guidelines, a quality assurance framework, material search and training tools. In addition, UL is developing training and education programs, as well as a materials’ database.

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

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

Leslie's Blog

Altering materials. The use of materials knowledge to alter printable materials for speed or properties is a key trend for 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Carbon uses material science to speed up the development of parts built a layer at a time.

Additive manufacturing turns design efficiency on its head

Leslie's Blog

But the sobering reality is that no matter how perfectly manufacturing steps are followed cost is always being designed into the part—every pocket cut, every hole drilled comes with a price in material waste, cutter wear, and machine time. With 3D printing, engineers can design cost out of a part when adding features while eliminating extraneous material and additional assembly steps. Design cost out by increasing part complexity.

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

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“There will be hands-on workshops and presentations that cover art and architecture, metal casting, education, manufacturing tools, materials, medical, direct metals, scanning, stereolithography, laser sintering and transportation.”

How to insure a design is 3D printable

Leslie's Blog

The newer 3DP/AM machines’ ability to print/build in color, multiple materials, and textures taxes the ability of the STL program to deliver all the data to these machines. As Fred Fisher, Director of Materials and Applications Product Management, Stratasys Ltd.,

Tips for using 3D printing in medical applications

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Use of polycaprolactone material ensures that the splint takes two or more years to absorb into the body, offering the trachea enough time to develop. “I A transparent material was used for the organ, but inside, color was used to show tumor location in relation to arteries and cavities.

Tips for improving 3D printing workflows

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–Another important consideration is to optimize the design for printing in a sense of saving material and print time. Several of these programs have a function that will suggest the best way to stack or place multiple parts for the most efficient use of the print material. 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).

How 3D printing in color works

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According to the company, color-choice printers print one to three colors at a time, depending on the loaded material. A brand of 3D printers that 3D Systems refers to as “color-choice” printers depend on the color of the material loaded into the printer.

Additive manufacturing—after the hype

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Impossible Objects takes the approach of printing with carbon fiber material. And soon, HP may introduce its much anticipated multi-jetting 3D printer. How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you?

Innovative service providers emerging as key trend in 3D printing

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3D printing and scanning movie expert headlines RAPID keynote lineup

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I’ve seen Jason Lopes, lead systems engineer for Legacy Effects, speak at AMUG for the past couple of years. His presentations are not to be missed.

AMUG 2016—a unique opportunity to learn and connect

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One was XJet, which developed an interesting form of jetting with metal particles. Most conferences and shows about 3D printing / additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) focus on giving vendors an opportunity to reach potential customers.

Interview with Eugene Giller founder and CTO of Rize Inc. 3D printers

3D Printing Industry

A previous employee of ZCorp – the full color, binder jetting 3D printing pioneer that is now 3D Systems – Giller officially founded Rize in 2014, after spending four […]. 3D Printers APD Augmented Polymer Deposition color 3d printer Eugene Giller FFF material jetting Medical post-processing Rize Rize inc. Amongst the 250+ exhibitors at this year’s TCT Show in Birmingham, I was given the opportunity to speak to Rize Inc.

HP Multi Jet Fusion: An IP Perspective

3D Printing Industry

According to HP, 3D printing 1000 gears with its proprietary Multi Jet Fusion process takes only three hours, compared to 83 hours with Material Extrusion machines. … The original post HP Multi Jet Fusion: An IP Perspective appeared first on 3D Printing Industry.

Where is 3D printing development now?

Leslie's Blog

Binder Jetting. –Material Jetting. –Material Extrusion. The Gartner group is a frequent resource for tracking technical developments. Its Hype Cycle curve being one of the more referenced graphics for analysis.

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

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Additive manufacturing (AM) is a relatively new catchall term for the latest techniques for making things, starting with nothing, building up material layer by layer directly from 3D data. Each layer is joined to the last by way of a binder, melting or curing.

Four Key Takeaways from the Wohlers Report 2015

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The past three years have been a head spinning period of growth for additive manufacturing (AM) in terms of technologies, materials, process controls, adoption and revenue. Global revenue from AM products (mostly machines and materials) grew by 31.6%

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

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And in 2013 a special directory was created at ISO about additive manufacturing : the ISO TC/ 261 which produced different standards about termonology, process, materials and file format. A binder jetting B material extrusion C material jetting D powder bed fusion (PBF) E selective laser melting (SLM) F sheet lamination G vat photopolymerization Question 2 Which one of these terms is not a trademark? & More material quiz resources Dear reader.

3Diligent’s New 2019 State of Metal 3D Printing Report Documents Growth of Metal 3D Printing and New Processes

Additive Manufacturing

Binder Jetting – Sand Print-to-Cast, Full Sinter and Infiltrated. Material Jetting. Document Explores Metal 3D Printing Trends and Catalogs Existing and Emerging Processes Providing Readers with a Comprehensive Guide for Metal 3D Printing Projects. El Segundo, Calif.