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Material advances in metal 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Materials have always been key to 3D printing success. But metal materials are enabling new designs as well as new mechanical properties. This year, it was materials. During processing, the laser heats the powder material to 60 to 70° C for fusing.

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With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

Leslie's Blog

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.

A new source for flexible 3D printing materials

Leslie's Blog

Last year, Fenner Drives introduced a novel 3D printing material that has considerable elasticity. NinjaTek will deliver 3D printing materials and services to markets. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University. 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.

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

Leslie's Blog

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.

Graphene and 3D printing–a view from the field

Leslie's Blog

Graphene is being touted as a revolutionary material with amazing properties. Researchers are already experimenting with 3D printing this material. We recently spoke with Oskar Zelawowski and Chris Ammons of Graphene Horizons LLC about this material and its relevance to 3D printing. Graphene Horizons offers graphene to market services to individuals and organizations interested in bringing this material to market.

HP makes good on claim to enter 3D printing market

Leslie's Blog

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.

Push the boundaries of color 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Extrusion Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials StratasysAdobe unveiled 3D printing capabilities in its Photoshop CC in January 2014.

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.

When will 3D printing meet expectations?

Leslie's Blog

It’s not even material availability. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Industrial Leslie's blog Materials Personal 3D printersWhen will 3D printing really take off and be an integral part of manufacturing? Impatient pundits demand instant results.

Paper and color–a natural for 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Additively making parts using ordinary paper as the build material is a bit deceptive. On the other hand, with the right binders and sealing materials, you are almost returning ordinary paper to its original form—wood, with all the toughness, resiliency, and ruggedness of wood-based products.

A look at the future of additive from the AMUG Conference

Leslie's Blog

This business will sell machines, materials, and consulting on best practices in additive manufacturing.

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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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.

3D printed electronics for the Internet of Things

Leslie's Blog

For example, researchers at IBM’s Zurich labs reconfigured an atomic force microscope so it can create 3D patterns having a nanometer-scale resolution in organic material. One use for the patterned organic material is as a mask for creating circuits.

Master Class: Chuck Hull on the 3D printing industry

Leslie's Blog

Materials. The big driver in stereolithography is always the materials,” said Hull. Materials don’t necessarily like to be free-formed.

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.

A behind the scenes look at 3D printing aliens for the TV show Colony

Leslie's Blog

These creators usually face very tight deadlines to design and then build special effects costumes, equipment, and so on for the entertainment industry. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Entertainment Extrusion Leslie's blog Materials Personal 3D printers Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping MakerBo

Form 2 desktop SL 3D printer offers bigger build volume

Leslie's Blog

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Formlabs at SWW18: New Engineering Materials, SLS 3D Printing, and the Future of Production

The Solidworks Blog

The Formlabs booth (#806) at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 will highlight both of these innovations, with parts 3D printed in Formlabs’ newest engineering materials, and the Fuse 1 SLS printer live printing batches of lightweight, robust nylon parts. Get to Know Formlabs’ Latest Engineering Materials.

A safer metal additive 3D printing system

Leslie's Blog

The build chamber is heated to an extremely high temperature so that when each drop touches the build tray, the liquid carrier material holding the metal particles in suspension evaporates and the metal particle material adheres to the layer beneath it.

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Why 3D printed lattices could replace foam

Leslie's Blog

Carbon’s technology can produce lattice geometries with functional elastomeric materials. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Featured Leslie's blog Materials Rapid MFG Software Vat Photopolymerization Carbon3D

A 3D printing love story for Valentine’s Day

Leslie's Blog

3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Entertainment Extrusion Leslie's blog Material Jetting News Rapid Prototyping GoengineerThe design job is not always problem solving for engineers, especially when you have a 3D printer. Sometimes, it’s just fun.

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3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2018

3DPrint.com

We’re starting with some information about a couple of upcoming shows in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business and aerospace news. Sinterit is bringing its newly. View the entire article via our website.

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

Leslie's Blog

“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.”

Shooting a 3D printed gun

Leslie's Blog

Plastic materials and desktop 3D printers are not quite up to the task. 3D Printers Directed Energy Deposition Entertainment Leslie''s blog Materials Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Solid Concepts 3D printed guns continues to be a hot topic. This video from Solid Concepts, though, shows a more professional build.

Testing consumer 3D printers

Leslie's Blog

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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.,

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How 3D printing in color works

Leslie's Blog

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

Leslie's Blog

Impossible Objects takes the approach of printing with carbon fiber material. How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you?

FIsher/Unitech: On tour with 3DRV and a range of 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

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How to eliminate 3D printing post processing steps

Leslie's Blog

Automotive fuse box: With excellent 3D printing versatility, the Stratasys J750 3D printer jets materials with more than 300,000 Pantone-like colors and a range of Shore durometers. The Stratasys J750 is an addition to the Objet Connex multi-color, multi-material series of 3D Printers.

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

Leslie's Blog

Some material combinations will behave like real rubbers. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Architecture Automotive Consumer Products Entertainment Industrial Leslie's blog Materials Medical Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization Carbon

Better color 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

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Tips for improving 3D printing workflows

Leslie's Blog

–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).

3D printing and scanning movie expert headlines RAPID keynote lineup

Leslie's Blog

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

Leslie's Blog

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.