With Help from Markforged, MIT Rocket Team Successfully Built and Fired a 3D Printed Plastic Rocket Motor


3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Aerospace 3D Printing 3D printed rocket motor 3D printing student projects Mark Two Mark Two 3D printer markforged Markforged Mark Two Massachusetts Institute of Technology mit MIT Rocket Team plastic 3d printingWe say it all the time, and if that’s not enough, the evidence surely speaks for itself: metal 3D printing is a pretty big deal these days, and growing bigger all the time. There are stories of. View the entire article via our website.

Massachusetts Company Has Singular Focus on Medical Micro…

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Massachusetts Company Has Singular Focus on Medical Micro Molding” By Design-2-Part Magazine. Located in Charlton, Massachusetts, MTD Micro Molding is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of micro-molded parts that have microscopic features or are microscopic in overall size.

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Beyond Orange Peel: Using Waste to 3D Print Cups


Recovery initiatives to increase sustainability, like reusing plastic waste and turning it into 3D. Eni Feel the peel Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senseable City LabUnlocking the value of a circular economy using 3D printing is leading innovation everywhere. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed waste 3D printing sustainability Carlo Ratti Associati Circular Juice Bar Delta WASP 2040 Industrial 4.0

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

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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. By Denny Scher.

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017


There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D. View the entire article via our website.

MIT Researchers Use 3D Printing to Create Soft, Nearly Invisible Hydrogel Robots


Soft robotics are becoming increasingly common as researchers and engineers develop new ways to fabricate robots from materials that range from flexible plastics to silicones. Featured Stories 3d printed robots 3d printed soft robotics biomimicry Form 2 3D printer formlabs hydrogel hydrogels Massachusetts Institute of Technology mit soft robotics solidworks

Could bulk metallic glass 3D printing be Desktop Metal’s next move?

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A research paper co-authored by researchers at Yale University, MIT and engineers at Massachusetts 3D printer manufacturer Desktop Metal, demonstrates the possibility of 3D printing amorphous metals. When heated, these metals behave more like glass or plastic, meaning they have great potential for use in extrusion-based 3D printing methods.

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Add University-Validated Injection Molding Simulation to Your Workflow

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These are some of the reasons why manufacturers are increasingly using plastics materials for new products and why the use of injection-molding manufacturing processes has expanded every year for the past half century. SOLIDWORKS Plastics plastic part design UMass Lowell Whitepaper

Recycling with AM

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According to a 2017 study , if was found that over 300 million tons of plastic waste is produced annually. GreenGate3D produces and sells plastic filament from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate. Note: Ray Huff, associate engineer at Wohlers Associates, authored the following.

Product Story: Built-Rite Tool & Die Reduces Cost-Per-Part With Desktop Metal Studio System

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Built-Rite Tool & Die is a mold-making and design firm in Massachusetts with expertise in precision mold manufacturing. They specialize in the production of molds for plastic injection molding.

3D Printed Guided Missiles are Now a Reality

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A high-tech firm has found a way to 3D print guided missiles. The Raytheon team, the high-tech firm behind the missiles, hopes that eventually soldiers will be able to print these weapons right in the battlefield.

Molding the Sweetest Memories with 3D Printing

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Jason Lee of Somerville, Massachusetts has taken to Kickstarter to bring this delicious concept to the public with ChocoForm. He then vacuum forms the print to create a negative from PETG plastic, which forms the basis for a food safe chocolate mold. By Michael Molitch-Hou.

Northeast Solidworks User Conference

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SolidWorks users from Pennsylvania to Maine will be taking part in the annual Northeast Solidworks User Conference on September 21 in Westford, Massachusetts. Planned sessions will include Sheet Metal, Plastics Module, Costing Module, Electrial, Drawings, Simulation, Motion, Plastics design, 3DVia Composer, Toolbox, Using Planes, and bunch of other topics (plus great food!).

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Aluminum & Steel 3D Printer Filaments On Their Way — Sinterhard Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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The Sinterhard team, based in Massachusetts, is a mid-sized group of engineers of nearly every type, from software engineers to electrical engineers. During a “debinding” process, the plastic is removed from the printed part, with the soft printed part being referred to as a “green part.”

Some offshored manufacturing jobs return to US

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brought production and a handful of jobs back to Massachusetts, squeezed by rising tariffs on parts imported to its Bangalore factory and frustrated by the unpredictable Indian bureaucracy and difficulties shipping its industrial robots to US markets. By Megan Woolhouse, Boston Globe.

Design-2-Part Shows Sets Annual Attendance Record

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Exhibiting companies showcase their design-through-manufacturing services, featuring more than 300 product categories for the metal, plastics, rubber, and electronics industries.

UConn using 3-D printer to reproduce parts for original saxophones, other antique instruments

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Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts.

Wyss-Designed Swabs Enter Human Trials for COVID-19

Additive Manufacturing

Designing and delivering a better swab The nasopharyngeal swabs that have been used in hospitals for more than 50 years consist of two pieces: an injection-molded plastic handle and an absorptive tip made of a soft material such as cotton, polyester, or flocked nylon.

Material Options Now Greatly Expanded in SOLIDWORKS Sell

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While these don’t include user customized materials yet, there is still a considerable variety of metals, plastics, wood and more. Plastics include high, medium, and low gloss, along with satin finish and soft touch. I am a rising sophomore at University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Developments in the Metal 3D Printing Segment

3D Innovations

3D printing with plastics has advanced to the point where individuals can purchase a small, affordable and pretty compact desktop printer for their home and get to printing out their designs almost immediately. in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA and colleagues think they’re onto a simpler way of additively manufacturing metal using bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). As Terry Wohler’s put it best, this is the year of metal 3D printing.

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Designing Folding Bicycles using 3D Printed Aluminum: an interview with Mark Walker

Shapeways Blog

Montague is a medium sized bicycle design and distribution company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now, in a matter of days, Shapeways prints our parts initially in plastic – enabling us to quickly evaluate the form and fit of the concept.

Left brain, meet right brain

3D Perspectives

Good designers are engineers ,” says Blade Kotelly, senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and vice president of design and consumer experience at Jibo Inc., The distinction of things being plastic was super-important.

Documenting a the creation of a Hawaiian coach trollycar

Shapeways Blog

” This is the railing, as seen on the original trolley car: Due to the complexity of the design, he decided to 3D print the railings in Strong and Flexible plastic and paint them afterwards. I’ll be at the Fine Scale Model Train Expo in Danvers Massachusetts this weekend.

Stratasys Coalition for Face Shield Production With 3D Printing Now Numbers Over 150 Organizations Responding to Pandemic

Additive Manufacturing

This includes both a 3D-printed visor and a clear plastic shield that covers the entire face. An initiative led by anesthesiology residents of Massachusetts General Hospital called the CoVent-19 Challenge will launch next week.

TUS-expo And The Future Of Drones

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While Andrew was visiting the Railroad Hobby Show in Massachusetts last week, I had a chance to scope out the TUS-expo (The Unmanned Systems Expo) in The Hague (NL). The PrecisionScout drone has several 3D printed parts made of our Strong & Flexible Plastic and Aluminum.

Stronger, Lighter, Cheaper

3D Perspectives

Twinning-induced plasticity—or TWIP—steel is strengthened by twisting, deforming, bending, flattening or hammering it. Written by Catherine Bolgar*. Industrial materials involve trade-offs. Desirable qualities tend to come with undesirable flip sides.

When a Medical Part Requires a New Process

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At Putnam Plastics , engineers led the 33-year-old medical extrusions firm, based in Putnam, Connecticut, into new manufacturing techniques and materials to meet the demands of OEMs that asked for smaller parts and higher quality. By Mark Langlois, Design-2-Part magazine.

The Week in 3D Printing

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Gizmodo reports that Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Self-Assembly Lab, office furniture manufacturer Steelcase, and materials researcher Christophe Guberan have developed a new 3D printing process that prints large structures in only minutes (vs.

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The art of making do

3D Perspectives

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have used polyacrylate, a cheap, absorbent material found in diapers , to swell brain samples, making them easier to view under regular microscopes thus dispensing with the need for high-tech super-resolution microscopes.

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New frontiers and costs of recycling

3D Perspectives

With plastic or electronics products, the brand is usually identifiable, even on discarded goods. Massachusetts banned food waste disposal by companies in 2014, sending organics to 49 processors. Written by Catherine Bolgar. Are we recycling all we could?

SOLIDWORKS Education Reaches the 2 Million Licenses Milestone

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SOLIDWORKS students push us to continue to add value to SOLIDWORKS by providing the best design and simulation tools including FEA, CFD, Plastics, and free student licensing. I received a trial of SOLIDWORKS 98 as a professor at Massachusetts Bay Community College.

Benjamin Weir: A Knack for Perfection

The Solidworks Blog

Above the copper coil, which uses induction charging, it was placed above that, but between the plastic layer, which you rest your phone on. I currently reside in Westford, Massachusetts and also attend Syracuse University. Some people are naturally talented in their professions.

3D printing versus injection molding: balancing quantity…

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“3D printing versus injection molding: balancing quantity, quality and cost” By Stephen Moore, Plastics Today. The emergence of 3D printing as a viable means of mass production has prompted some observers, albeit with vested interests, to ponder over the potential demise of injection molding. With current 3D printing technologies and even factoring in improvements likely to emerge moving forward, however, that possibility appears remote.

3D Printing: The Next 25 Years

Additive Manufacturing

This year’s ASME North American Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing Conference ( AM3D ), Boston, Massachusetts will be held August 2-5, 2015 and focus on the engineering behind additive technologies. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. *.

EASTEC-Skilled Labor Facts and Trends

Additive Manufacturing

Connecticut’s nearly 4,500 manufacturing firms represent a number of key industries, including transportation equipment (primarily aerospace, submarines, and automotive), chemicals, fabricated metals, electrical equipment, computer and electronic products, machinery, food and beverages, and plastics.

Innovative Paper-Based 3D Printer Maker Mcor Technologies Opens New Boston-Area U.S. Headquarters

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headquarters at the Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton, Massachusetts. Unique in the industry, Mcor 3D printers use ubiquitous 8.5-x-11 inch copy paper as the build material instead of expensive plastics or plaster. TAUNTON, Mass.,


Stratasys and Desktop Metal Extend Their Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Today’s announcement takes this commitment one step further – empowering global manufacturers and engineers to expedite product development cycles by producing both plastic and metal parts in office-friendly and production-based environments.”.

Formnext 2019: Additive Manufacturing Inspires With Best Perspectives

Additive Manufacturing

Here, plant engineers; component and material suppliers; industrial companies that work with metals and plastics; service providers in software, manufacturing, and processing; and numerous researchers all work toward the same goal: the industrialization of additive manufacturing techniques.


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Voxel8, a bold startup in Somerville, Massachusetts, is asking that question of design engineers everywhere via a video on its website ( voxel8.co ). By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine. Designers can functionalize a wide variety of parts and surfaces with embedded electronics.

EOS-New Balance Uses EOS Industrial 3D-Printing Technology to Additively Manufacture

Additive Manufacturing

Founded in 1908 and based in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, New Balance has global sales over $2 billion. No two runners are the same. This is especially true for athletes competing at the most elite levels.

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Benjamin Weir: A Knack for Perfection

The Solidworks Blog

Above the copper coil, which uses induction charging, it was placed above that, but between the plastic layer, which you rest your phone on. I currently reside in Westford, Massachusetts and also attend Syracuse University. Some people are naturally talented in their professions.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Tales of a 3D Printer

All worked, though, by building products up layer by layer from powered metal, droplets of plastic or whatever was the appropriate material. ( Originally posted on December 21, 2011, this was the post that started off our 3D printing adventures here at BPC.)

Recently in…Solar Power

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Late last month, solar-powered smart benches, called Soofas , were turned on in Boston, Massachusetts. Recorded Webinar Spotlight: Better Plastics Part Design - August 7, 2014. Over the millennia, our sun has played countless roles. It has been worshipped and used as a calendar.