Ames Laboratory Awarded $5 Million to Improve Metal Powders For Advanced Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has reached a widespread measure of success in manufacturing processes using polymers, or plastics. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory operated by Iowa State University.

Top 6 Reasons Universities Are Buying 3D Printers


Photo credit: University of Iowa 3d printer [link]. Don’t get left behind in the race to buy a 3D printer! It is now one of the top products being budgeted for by universities.

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Machine Tool Distributor Inks Partnership with Industrial 3D Printing Company to Meet Customer Demand

Additive Manufacturing

Hartwig will now offer manufacturing companies the full range of EOS additive manufacturing machines for metal and plastics. EOS and Hartwig Inc. partnership brings full-line distribution of additive manufacturing equipment possible. Novi, Mich.

STEM Education in Space

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The finished payload was a cube about 30 cm on a side, and I built two of them – one in Styrofoam for launch, and one in clear plastic for testing and display for a science fair at my high school. Like many of my generation, life changed a bit when Sputnik was launched in October, 1957.

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Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In 2016 students at Iowa State University (ISU) put the pedal to the metal with a Fortus 450mc 3D Printer fueled with ULTEM1010 material.

PostProcess Announces Expanded Channel Partner Coverage Across North America

Additive Manufacturing

Newly signed channel partners by region include: AdvancedTek , a Platinum Partner reseller for Stratasys and Desktop Metal 3D printers, will bring its decades of 3D printing industry expertise to represent PostProcess in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota.

3D Printing Completes the Process for Professional Engineer


Currently, I’m working for Rivendell Bicycle Works in California, and Day 6 Bicycles in Iowa, as well as GlideCycle. He needed it made out of plastic. So, I printed out a white plastic clip that is able to press lightly on the roll and keep the paper from unraveling.