3D Printed Snakeskin Shows Potential for Industrial Use in Mechanical Traction


3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D printed textures L-PBF 3D printing laser powder bed fusion snake stainless steel studyIn ‘Exploring Convergence of Snake-Skin-Inspired Texture Designs and Additive Manufacturing for Mechanical Traction,’ US researchers outline their findings in a study where they made an interesting. View the entire article via our website.

Renishaw’s EVO Project – Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Use

Additive Manufacturing

The new machine, which has a strong emphasis on automation, monitoring technologies and reduced operator interaction, is designed for single material industrial production. The AM250 has an interchangeable hopper system which allows various materials to be used on the same machine.

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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. Material Options for Your Product.

How the Auto Industry Uses FDM 3D Printed Jigs, Gauges, and Fixtures


The automotive industry is finding that the traditional way of manufacturing tools for the production floor can be made better by implementing 3D printing. Higher demands on production and the need to cut costs without quality are driving forces for the implementation of 3D printing.

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. It is useful for printing seals, gaskets, custom plugs and flexible hinges. NinjaTek will deliver 3D printing materials and services to markets. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University. 3D Printers Entertainment Extrusion Industrial Leslie's blog Materials Personal 3D printers fenner drives

Prodways unveils new ProMaker P1000 X SLS 3D printer and materials

3D Printing Industry

With RAPID + TCT well underway, French industrial 3D printer provider Prodways has made a series of announcements, including the pre-launch of a new 3D printer, the ProMaker P1000 X, alongside two new materials. Designed for industrial use, the ProMaker P1000 X SLS 3D printer builds upon the company’s standard ProMaker P1000 system, with an […].

Why You Need to Try This Innovative Material

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways has so many materials available that it’s easy to lose track of what you can print with. It’s the newest material we offer, and it’s also one of the most exciting. And it performs outstandingly for functional uses.

Your Questions about FDM Nylon12 Carbon Fiber Material Answered

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Sam Green: Zehavit, so summarize for us what is the new Nylon12 Carbon Fiber material? Zehavit Reisin: Well, Sam, this is our first high performance FDM composite material containing 35% chopped carbon fiber by weight. SG: Can you give us a typical industry use case example?

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Graphmatec develops 3D printable graphene filament

3D Printing Industry

Swedish graphene nanocomposite materials developer Graphmatech, and Add North 3D, a manufacturer of desktop and industrial use 3D printer filaments, have teamed up to develop a new range of materials for use with FFF/FDM technology. Materials Add North 3D Björn Lindh Dr. Mamoun Taher Graphene Graphmatech

MVP and ORNL Introduce First Medium/Large-Scale Thermoset 3D Printer


The 3D printing industry uses a lot of thermoplastics, and you could be forgiven for confusing thermoplastics with thermoset plastics. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Magnum Venus Products Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ornl Thermobot thermoset thermoset plastics thermosetting polymersA thermoset plastic is a polymer or resin that, once cured, View the entire article via our website.

Leapfrog Officially Launches New Industrial Bolt Pro 3D Printer, With Independent Dual Extruders and Office-Friendly Features


3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog was founded over five years ago, and has been busy ever since, coming out with 3D printers for both professional and industrial uses. The company first turned heads. View the entire article via our website.

DuPont to Launch Multiple New Semi-crystalline Products for 3D Printing at RAPID + TCT 2019

Additive Manufacturing

Company R&D Programs Manager to present on high-performance materials for 3D printing on May 23 at 10:15 a.m. R&D programs manager for DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, will present a technical paper on these new materials during the RAPID + TCT conference.

Thought3D releases industrial grade Magigoo adhesive for 3D printers

3D Printing Industry

Chemical and materials R&D startup Thought3D, headquartered in Paola, Malta, is expanding its popular Magigoo brand of 3D printer adhesives to include new mixes for industrial use. The four new formulations, to be rolled out through Q3 2018, are specifically tailored to improve the bed-adhesion of different engineering-grade polymers, and serve large format 3D printers […]. 3D Printers Andre-Andy Linnas Dr. Keith M. Azzopardi Magigoo Magigoo Pro Thought3D

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Smile! Meet the 3D printer churning out teeth, nerves and gums for dentists

3D Printing Review

3D printing firm Stratasys’ latest device makes realistic models for the dental industry, rather than people’s mouths. The printer uses the company’s own PolyJet dental materials, promising “life-like gum textures” and various shades of colour in the resulting models.

Ceramics 3D Printing - Original Motivation

3D Printer Users

For their prints they used a RepRap printer which they modified so it could extrude the ceramic filament. Unfolds 3d printer for ceramics not only harnesses the potential of new technology and materials but also projects the past history of specific techniques into the future.

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CATI Tech Notes

Use honeycomb internal structures for model material reduction without losing strength! The honeycomb sandwich construction is one of the most valued structural engineering innovations developed by the composites industry.

Building innovation using 3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud

3D Perspectives

The ambition to change the construction industry is what drives the young Canadian company CadMakers. Using virtual design and construction (VDC) they help contractors build in a smarter way, by pioneering innovations in building materials, design collaboration and construction processes.

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. By Denny Scher.

Rapid Prototype – Back to the Basics

In'Tech Industies

You can use any material that is available to build prototypes. But crude models using household material may not have the required level of detail, and may not be suitable to be used as a test case. Plastic or metal objects can be produced using this method.

3D Printing Takes Off

3D Perspectives

The medical industry uses the technique with living cells to create tissues and, perhaps one day, organs. AM then uses several binding techniques, including selective laser melting, direct metal laser sintering and laser deposition technology. Written by Catherine Bolgar.

How to Make a Prototype

In'Tech Industies

A prototype can be made from cheap, easily available materials, or with the help of complex rapid prototyping machines. 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. Experiment as much as you can with easily available materials such as cardboard, wood, paper, foam, or metal.

Additive Manufacturing Education Is Helping To Bridge The Workforce Development Gap

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Additive manufacturing has become a useful and important technology across many industries. Kirkwood is constantly updating the curriculum and making revisions in order to help students stay up-to-date with industry relevant skills.

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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. A Multitude of Materials.

Robots, Fashion, and the Future of Manufacturing: Our Big M/RAPID Recap


Scott Crump, co-founder of Stratasys One of the things we wanted to do at the Big M was show the many different facets and uses of 3D printing, from the serious to the fun. Last week, we had the pleasure of attending the co-located Big M and RAPID conferences at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

Our Community Makes History: Congrats on 5 Million Strong & Flexible Prints!

Shapeways Blog

And what that means for the industry is that since 2010, Shapeways and EOS have created and now grown 3D printing “software as a service” for everyday people. While the overall 3D printing industry largely focuses on enterprises and industrial uses, Shapeways exists to take the power of that innovation and put it in the hands of people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to it.

CRP USA Exhibitor with Energica Ego and Windform 3D Printing at the Luxury Technology Show 2015

Additive Manufacturing

The staff of CRP USA will be at the venue in order to show the latest innovation in the additive manufacturing with Windform materials. This manufacturing process used by CRP makes it quick and easy to obtain prototypes and functional, high-performance components.

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


It seems like every week new 3D printers, 3D modeling apps and materials are getting announced. Car manufacturers use 3D printing to produce rare spare parts or prototypes for upcoming cars , airplane manufacturers like Airbus even use end parts printed in 3D.

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.

Canadian Researchers Help Pave the Way for Industrial Adoption of Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Waterloo, ON, Canada – A newly formed NSERC strategic Network for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing ( HI-AM ), led by the University of Waterloo’s Professor Ehsan Toyserkani, is working on finding solutions to the roadblocks to broad and sustained industry adoption of metal AM.

JEC World 2016 and Dassault Systèmes : Composites Disruptive Technologies

3D Perspectives

JEC World 2016 , the N°1 worldwide Composites Tradeshow which took place in Paris on March 8-10th, 2016 was an exciting opportunity for Dassault Systèmes to connect with Composites users and influencers across Industries. Enable Industrial Adoption of Additive Manufacturing.

3D Printing:Then and Now

Rapid Prototyping News UK

The patent defined Stereolithography as “a method and apparatus for making solid objects by successively “printing” thin layers of material one on top of the other”. As a pioneer in AM, 3T RPD continues to innovate to keep itself at the forefront of Industry 4.0,

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.

New ASTM Additive Manufacturing Standard Focuses on Directed Energy Deposition

Additive Manufacturing

In the directed energy deposition process, focused thermal energy is used to fuse materials by melting as they are they are being deposited. DED is used in industry for repair, rapid prototyping and low volume part fabrication. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.,

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Choosing Between PLA and ABS: Which one is better?

3D Printing Hub

Desktop 3D printing using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology has evolved rapidly in the past several years. Despite the wide range of available filaments, there are still two that remain at the top in terms of popularity and use: PLA and ABS. Easy to use.

Auburn’s Overfelt Named Director of Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing, Awarded $1.5M Grant

Additive Manufacturing

11/18/2016 — Auburn University has established a new Center for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing and selected Tony Overfelt, the William and Elizabeth Reed Professor of Mechanical Engineering, as its inaugural director.

Spotlight on MEMKO: Pushing Collaboration Across the Project Life Cycle to Revolutionize Design and Construction

3D Perspectives

When Miro Miletic began his career with Boeing in the 1990s, the aviation industry was at the precipice of tremendous change. With the 777, Miletic was part of the team to design and build an aircraft using 3D CAD as the master model. Jumping Across Industries.

3D Printing Predictions for 2015

3D Innovations

One list from Tech Advisor , Tech trends 2015: 3D printing grows up , focuses on the continued growth and innovations within the 3D printing (a/k/a additive manufacturing) industry. Here it’s new developments such as affordable multi-material printing that are going to get product, furniture, fashion and technology designers exciting – and we’ll all reap the rewards of their efforts.” ” Tech Advisor goes on to mention the expanded use of 3D printing in medicine.