Product Design Beyond Plastic—Exploring Materials

3D Innovations

Plastic is a popular go-to material for many new products and inventions—however, there are many more material options to choose from based on your product design, product specifications, intended use and performance maximization. Silicone : Products made for food or medical industries.

All About Polyester (PET) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

It is the most used thermoplastic polymer in the world. The textile industry uses the term polyester a lot. It is used to make clothing fibers and packaging of the textile products. The other popular use of Polyester is in making plastic PET bottles.

Will 3D Printing be the demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

Leslie's Blog

Some observers of the plastics manufacturing industry, especially those with a vested interest, would like to have you believe that 3D printing is going to be the demise of injection molding. It is a basic, dependable method of producing high quality plastic parts.

Tips for 3D printing molds

3E Rapid Prototyping

Injection molding is the world’s most popular process for manufacturing plastic parts. Using durable metal molds, injection molding makes it possible to create hundreds of thousands of units in a short space of time. Why use 3D printing for molds? Company News

Why You Need to Try This Innovative Material

Shapeways Blog

A group of designers experiences HP nylon plastic for the first time. We wouldn’t want that to mean that you miss out on one of our most advanced and interesting materials — one that you have the opportunity to put to innovative new uses: HP nylon plastic.

How CNC machining is used in the electronics industry

3E Rapid Prototyping

The electronics industry is one of the largest and most powerful industries in the world, and many of its products — from professional high-tech equipment to consumer electronics — are made with CNC machined parts. The electronics industry. Company News

A new source for flexible 3D printing materials

Leslie's Blog

It is useful for printing seals, gaskets, custom plugs and flexible hinges. Booker brings more than 16 years in product management, project management and marketing experience to the new company. He has extensive R&D experience in additive manufacturing, initially with high temperature plastics for selective laser sintering, and most recently with FDM materials development. Last year, Fenner Drives introduced a novel 3D printing material that has considerable elasticity.

BigRep and DMRC Secure Partnership on Additive Manufacturing (AM) Research Projects

Additive Manufacturing

Berlin, 27 June 2018: Leading large-scale 3D printer manufacturer BigRep today announced a partnership with the Direct Manufacturing Research Center ( DMRC ), one of the world’s foremost industrial research networks. Linkedin

3D Printed Drones are Making Drones More Affordable

Shapeways Blog

Kespry provides drone-based aerial intelligence for industrial use; drone parts 3D printed with Shapeways. Sometimes referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones have been in use by the United States military since the turn of the century. 3D Printing Industry Drones

Your Questions about FDM Nylon12 Carbon Fiber Material Answered

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

SG: Can you give us a typical industry use case example? ZR: So, a company manufacturing aircraft rotor blade components would start by 3D printing their designs in a standard plastic material on our FDM 3D printers.

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Formnext 2019: Additive Manufacturing Inspires With Best Perspectives

Additive Manufacturing

With BASF, Covestro, Cubicure, Dyemansion, Evonik, Incus, LMI, Sigma Labs and others, numerous internationally established but also young companies presented world firsts along the entire process chain. “Additive manufacturing has definitely arrived in the industry.

How to Make a Prototype

In'Tech Industies

While prototypes can be made from just any material available at hand, several industries use rapid prototyping machines to create sophisticated working scale models of final products before mass-production. Refine and hone your idea till you get to a stage where you can take it to the next level and build a real prototype that others can touch, feel, and use. Depending on what it is, you will be using either plastic or metal to build it.

Looking to the Future: Top 5 3D Printing Trends to Watch


In order to find some structure in the chaos, we scanned the most important 3D printing blogs and journal articles about today’s 3D printing industry trends and compiled a list of what we think are the 5 topics most likely to shape the world of 3D printing from 2016 to 2020.

U.S. Manufacturing is Building up a Head of Steam

Design 2 Part News

based company that provides services to help manufacturers increase their capacity, productivity, and efficiency. “I People are looking for quality, they’re looking for American-made, they’re looking for a company that they can walk in the door and see how it’s made.

Quick comparison: pro versus low cost FDM 3D printers


By the way I use the expression "low-cost" versus "pro" , which is not fair to the Ultimaker2 as it just can print as "pro" as this "pro" one. Now should I use "low-cost" versus "high-cost"? May be even 4 of them would fit in the space that the latter uses in the office.

Fastest 3D Printers in 2018

3D Printing Hub

There’s also the case with the actual printing technology being used. The second half is all about industrial 3D printers that only large companies will use. It doesn’t make sense to compare two products that use drastically different printing technologies.

Making the Mold: The Technology of Rapid Prototyping

3D Printing Hub

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. It is a field that has grown rapidly in the last couple of years, spurred by lower costs, advances in technology, and new industrial and commercial applications. The whole process of rapid prototyping starts with the 3D design data produced using CAD software.

3D Printers for Sale

3D Printing Hub

The vast majority of hobbyists use FDM printers. This is why a lot of private users and wide-ranging industries use the technology. You can find FDM prototypes and parts in aerospace companies, automotive industries, and many others. How easy is this printer to use?

Rapid.Tech 2015: An Industry-Specific Approach for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Involving Automotive, Aerospace, Dentistry, Medical Technology and Toolmaking

Additive Manufacturing

We take an industry-specific approach to the topic – both scientifically and practically – focusing primarily on the areas of automotive and aerospace engineering, dentistry, medical technology and toolmaking, and covering all the key aspects including machines, materials, design and use.