3D Hubs Releases Second Edition of Digital Manufacturing Trends Report


Last quarter, 3D Hubs published its first Trends report to include Digital Manufacturing trends. The popular and long-running report still includes all of the latest information about 3D printing, View the entire article via our website.

3D Hubs Q2 2018 Trend Report Expands Beyond 3D Printing to Digital Manufacturing


The global 3D Hubs network publishes its interesting and useful 3D printing trend reports to offer an inside at the industry. These extensive industry reports compile data from 6,000 active service. View the entire article via our website.

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3D Printing News Briefs: June 25, 2019


Recently, HP released its sustainable impact report for 2018, which is the first item we’ll tell you about in our 3D Printing News Briefs. Then it’s on to more good. View the entire article via our website.

The economics of 3D Printing report

Capturing the Value

The final project report from the feasibility study led by Dr Martin Baumers at the University of Nottingham is now online. In this report we present the findings of a project aiming to develop our understanding of the underlying economics. Moreover, existing analyses of AM resource consumption have largely ignored hidden or so-called “ill-structured” costs relating to build failure, part rejection and ancillary manual processes, such as support removal and surface finishing.

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A Trip to Stratasys Yields Report on 3D Printing’s Imminent Impact

3D Printing Industry

I was also surprised at the amount of finishing services Stratasys Direct Manufacturing offers. … The original post A Trip to Stratasys Yields Report on 3D Printing’s Imminent Impact appeared first on 3D Printing Industry. 3D Printing FDM/FFF Industrial Industry Insights News ReportBy Andrew Wheeler.

Transform Your 3D Print Textures with Sculpteo Smoothing Beautifier, Unveiled at RAPID Today


From filling us in on the state of the 3D printing industry with helpful data reports to the best way for fabricating a quality Rubik’s cube, Sculpteo is one of those companies we always look forward. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business 3D printed surface finishing 3D printing finishing 3D printing finishing technology 3d printing marketplace 3d printing service bureau prototype finishing RAPID 2016 sculpteo Smoothing Beautifier

GE Reports-These Engineers 3D Printed a Mini Jet Engine, Then Took it to 33,000 RPM

Additive Manufacturing

Video courtesy of GE Reports. “We When they were finished, they mounted it inside a test cell typically used to try out full-scale engines and fired it up. About GE Reports. GE Reports is a daily, award-winning online magazine published by GE. By Michael Keller.

The ExOne Company Reports 2014 and Fourth Quarter Results

Additive Manufacturing

NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA, March 16, 2015 – The ExOne Company (NASDAQ: XONE) (“ExOne” or “the Company”), a global provider of three-dimensional (“3D”) printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, reported financial results today for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.

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3D Printing Technology Transforming the Automotive and Aerospace Industry

BIS Research

According to the latest market intelligence report by BIS Research titled “Global 3D Printing Market for Automotive and Aerospace Industry – Analysis and Forecast (2018-2023),” the 3D printing market was valued at $3.07

Anti-Reflective and Anti-Fingerprint Coatings Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Industry

BIS Research

Initially, coatings were used for providing finish to the product, however, they now are an important area of the surface treatment process.

Open Source Hovalin Violin is 3D Printed in Wood PLA with More Upgrades to Come!


It wasn’t too long ago that we reported here on a husband and wife team that added to the growing list of 3D printed musical instruments with their own contribution: an open source 3D printed. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed musical instrument 3d printed violin Emulsifide hovalin Kaitlyn Hova Matt and Kaitlyn Hova Matt Hova Minwax Wood Finish reddit Robo3D Wood PLA Stradivarius wood filament

Sculpteo Releases Second Annual Report on The State of 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

2016 report highlights characteristics of “3D Printing Power Users”. The principal objective of the report is to share data Sculpteo collected from 1,000 participants in one global study on how businesses and individuals are using this cutting edge technology.

Never mind the bottle…

3D Perspectives

This article appeared in our 2018 annual report. The bottle is then 3D-printed with two possible finishes (walnut or granite). Annual Report 3D printing Hackathon sustainable packagingClick here to read the full document.

Formlabs’ new 3D printer uses a Blu-ray laser to cut objects out of resin

3D Printing Review

The Formlabs Form 2 3D printer is available to purchase for $3,499, which includes Formlabs’ PreForm software, one liter of resin and a finish kit for post-processing.

Two-thirds of industrial manufacturers use 3D printing

3D Printing Review

“Despite these trends, the 3D printing industry faces challenges,” the PWC report said. The industry should pivot to printing more fully functional and finished products or components in volumes that greatly outnumber the volumes of prototypes produced.”

“Eau de moi” – a personalized perfume experience

3D Perspectives

This article appeared in our 2018 annual report. The bottle is then 3D-printed with two possible finishes (walnut or granite). Annual ReportClick here to read the full document.

chopmeister's 3d printing stuff: Road to a fanless printhead 2.

Chopmeister's 3D Printing Stuff

In continuation of my previous DIY blower post , I have some progress to report. To finish the job, I placed it in my trusty drill press and set it to rotate at high speed while holding a piece of sandpaper to it. chopmeisters 3d printing stuff.

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All The 3D Print That’s Fit to Pitt: New Additive Technology Center Opens Near Steel Town

Additive Manufacturing

Apr 29, 2016 by Tomas Kellner | GE Reports. Images credit: GE Reports/Chris New. Image credit: GE Reports/Chris New. Image credit: GE Reports/Chris New. Image credit: GE Reports/Chris New. Image credit: GE Reports/Chris New. GE Reports visited CATA last week.

This Full-Size, 3D Printed Stargate Replica Took 1,000 Hours to Build

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Blastr reports: To pull it off, the team 3D-printed more than 2,000 parts, had to conduct 10,000 cuttings and spent 1,000 man-hours putting the entire rig together. A dedicated Stargate fan 3D printed a full-on, life-size stargate from the popular show.

Da Vinci Code 2.0: How 3D Printing And Digital Technologies Are Altering The Face Of Aircraft Engine Manufacturing In Italy

Additive Manufacturing

By Tomas Kellner and Yari Bovalino | GE Reports. The busiest place in town was a pizzeria filled with a dozen locals finishing their lunch. Video courtesy of GE Reports. The low-pressure turbine blades for the GE9X jet engine were printed in Cameri and finished in Pomigliano.

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Fraunhofer IKTS adapts FFF 3D printing for hardmetals processing

3D Printing Industry

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS in Hermsdorf, Germany, has developed a metal filament that, reportedly, can be 3D printed in “standard printers.” ” Dr. Johannes Pötschke, heads of the Hardmetals and Cermets (ceramic-metals) group at Fraunhofer IKTS confirms, “The filaments can be used as semi-finished products in standard printers and, for the first time, make […].

Xavier University Gives Dog New 3D Printed Leg—Thanks To New MakerBot Innovation Center


The Xavier MakerBot Innovation Center, the opening of which it seems we just reported on yesterday, has finished a wonderful new project already—and it’s one of those heartwarming stories we love reporting on, as... View the entire article via our website.

GE-The Human Touch: These Japanese Metalworkers Use Their Hands to Take 3D Printing to the Next Level

Additive Manufacturing

by GE Reports. Mitsuhashi is using them to develop optimal designs that minimize the need for finishing after printing and speed up production. About GE Reports. GE Reports is a daily, award-winning online magazine published by GE. Featured News GE GE Reports Kariwa Plan

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TCT Show 2014 Industry Review & Technology round-up - RepRap Community Hub


Yet another SLS sintering system is the Blue Printer, it''s looking like a finished product now. I''ll report how they print in a future blog post. I will be reporting on all their materials soon, I''m especially interested in how well Polywood works, it contains no wood.

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

Leslie's Blog

Two features of 3D printers that can be issues for users are the surface finish quality of the part and the subsequent post processing often needed to finish the part. The printer prints in 250-micron layers with a finish comparable to injection molding.

3D-Printed Violin Looks Like the Future of Music

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Seeker reports : In an interview with BBC, Goldemberg told reporter Clemency Burton-Hill that the violin preserves the functionality and ergonomics of the classic violin, but has a character all its own thanks to the materials and methods in which it was formed. I hope that after the group has finished playing, the audience will be allowed to clap. The future of music has arrived in the form of a futuristic looking 3D-printed violin.

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Fireworks from Lawrence Livermore as lab publishes latest metal 3D printing insights

3D Printing Industry

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have released a report on the behaviour of metal particles inside powder bed fusion (PBF) 3D printers. The study has succeeded in recording images of the molten metal pool inside such machines, identifying the cause of the “spatter” effect that creates imperfections in a finished metal part.

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One way to speed up 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

The faster the machine moves, the more vibrations the machine creates, forcing a slow down in print speeds to have a reasonably smooth finish. The belief is that users are willing to wait no more than an hour for a finished print, rather than a more typical six to 8 hours or more.

3D Printed Hand Helps Kansas Boy Enjoy Birthday Gift

3D Printer

KDVR reports : Enter the “Fab Lab” at Metropolitan Community College. It took less than two days from designing the product to finishing it up. “I 3D printing has done it again. Hudson Borton, 3, is an ordinary boy from Shawnee, Kansas, except for one thing, he is missing a hand.

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Is This Large Titanium Component Really 3D Printed?

3D Printing Industry

China is an interesting country to report on when it comes to 3D printing because the innovations seem to come fast and furious. By Andrew Wheeler. WinSun is 3D printing houses in 24 hours, but are they 3D printing them on site?

Solar Energy; Homemade Heliostat Really Cooking - Typepad

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Reviews and Reports. Here is my own version of a homemade heliostat that I am actively making at this time and I just finished doing some prelimenary testing on it.  Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams. About Me. Contact Me. Categories. Analysis. Current Affairs. Designing without limits. Ecology, Environment, Mother Earth. Educating Yourself. Engineering Related Items. Schools and Education. Science Projects. Teaching. The Engineering Realm and Reality. Weblinks.

Which is better, 3D printing or injection molding?

Leslie's Blog

For example, does the finish matter? While there are certainly cases where 3D printing makes sense, the reports of the death of injection molding have been greatly exaggerated.

What engineers wanted to know about additive manufacturing in 2017

Leslie's Blog

e-Stage for Metal delivers significant time savings compared to manual support generation, including support design (up to 90%), support removal (up to 50%) and part finishing (up to 20%). It’s the end of 2017. Retrospection is in vogue at this time.

Most Read Articles from Last Week – November 23

3D Printing Industry

Coat Your Prints with XTC-3D for A Clean Finish. Unfortunately, there can be a disparity in finished … Ultimaker 2 Wins Make’s Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2015. By 3D Printing Industry. 3D printing privately can be one of the more rewarding practices available.

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MakerBot Promises Faster 3D-Printing Speeds. So What?

3D Printing Review

Secondly, a new “one click” option allows users to queue up a 3D print while “slicing,” the term used for converting a 3D design to a 3D-printable file, so the printing begins immediately after that process is finished.

SOLIDWORKS Rx now supports SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020

Javelin Tech Tips

Here are the steps of how to use Rx Tool to capture and report electrical issues. Until SOLIDWORKS 2019 the SOLIDWORKS Rx support tool installed automatically only with SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS Rx now included with SOLIDWORKS Composer

Javelin Tech Tips

Here are the steps of how to use Rx Tool to capture composer issues when reporting problems to Javelin technical support: Go to the Help icon on the right of Composer user interface > SOLIDWORKS Rx tool.

Outsourcing options for 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

You don’t have to own a 3D printer to obtain prototypes or finished parts. According to Wohlers Report 2016, 62 vendors produced and sold additive manufacturing systems valued at $5000 or more in 2015. Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor.

Andrea Pacciani’s Laser Sintered Ornaments Become Designer Lamps

3D Printing Industry

A few months ago, we reported on architect and designer Andrea Pacciani’s work involving an ancient “rose engine lathe”. It was entirely made in Italy with laser-sintered polyamide and then finished and painted by hand.… By Davide Sher. These are machines able to create geometrically complex structures which can be replicated only with support-free 3D printing technology such as laser sintering. Now, Pacciani’s work is evolving into an end-use product.

Ford Partners with Carbon3D & Tests Their Ultra-Fast CLIP 3D Printing

3D Printing Industry

We just finished reporting on the latest Carbon3D news, which revealed that Hollywood company Legacy Effects is now using Carbon3D CLIP technology to speed up the efficiency of prop delivery to under 24 hours. By Andrew Wheeler.

eDrawings 2020 Performance Improvements

Javelin Tech Tips

I happy to report that this has been fixed. Surface finish was and sometimes still is a frustrating annotation. Surface Finishes now appear correctly in the upside right configuration. SOLIDWORKS eDrawings has been used for many years as a part, assembly and drawing viewer.

Conforming to Quality Control Standards with SOLIDWORKS Inspection


Most industries have established standards and regulations to ensure that all products are reported and inspected to rigorous quality standards. These are what is known as First Article Inspection Reports (FAIR), and typically correspond to ballooned drawings of the product being produced.

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

Leslie's Blog

While there are certainly cases where 3D printing makes sense, the reports of the death of injection molding have been greatly exaggerated. Another issue cited in Kazmer’s study was surface finish. By Denny Scher.