Study Looks at Effects of Surface Slope and Build Orientation in Material Jetting 3D Printing

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Several studies have analyzed the surface finish of 3D printed objects, but very few have looked at the surface finish and dimensional accuracy of those 3D printed through material jetting. Material. 3D Printing Science & Technology build orientation material jetting Objet350 Connex surface slope

dp polar GmbH & ALTANA Unveiled AMpolar ® i2 3D Printer at Formnext

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3D Printers 3D Printing ALTANA AMpolar ® i2 3D printer formnext industrial 3d printing multi-material jettingFormnext, held from November 19-22 in Frankfurt, yielded a wealth of information about new products in the 3D printing world. This included the latest from dp polar GmbH, with added. The post dp. View the entire article via our website.

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Comparison 3D Printing Techniques for Anatomical Mandibular Models

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3D Printers 3D Printing 3D printed mandibular models binder jet 3D printing fff 3d printing Material-jetting 3D printing SLA technology SLS technologySwiss researchers are investigating how 3D printed mandibular models can help offer improved, patient-specific treatment by investigating the best technology possible. Detailing their findings in. View the entire article via our website.

dp Polar Uses Xaar Inkjet for High Throughput Manufacturing

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3D Printing 1003 continous inkjet dp Polar GmbH high laydown material jetting Photopolymer jetting Xaar Xaar 1003 AMx Xaar 1003 GS12 printheadsXaar is an inkjet head manufacturer. Xaar3D is its 3D printing subsidiary, 45% of which is owned by Stratasys, and XaarJet commercializes inkjet heads for applications including 3D Printing. View the entire article via our website.

Working with plastics in 3D printing

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Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions. Other interesting information of note include: — Photopolymers continue to be one of the larger groups of plastic materials purchased for use in 3D printing. Material jetting.

The 8 ways 3D printing is changing manufacturing forever

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Industries Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Vat PhotopolymerizationPeople debate whether 3D printing / additive manufacturing will really have an impact on design and manufacturing.

Are 3D printing companies shifting their focus?

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–Limited information on material performance. –Perceived lack of materials. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Materials Powder Bed Fusion Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Sheet Lamination Vat Photopolymerization An interesting development is emerging with the major 3D printing manufacturers.

Wacker Debuts Silicone 3D Printing Technology to North American Market at IDTechEx

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As the entire industry looks to push the capabilities of 3D printing technology to the next level, the demand for advanced materials has never been greater. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D printed silicone 3d printing materials 3d printing silicone ACEO ACEO Print Fab IDTechEx K 2016 material jetting silicone silicone 3D printer WACKER CHEMIE

A 3D printing love story for Valentine’s Day

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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. According to Tyler Reid, a CAD, CAM, and a 3D printing specialist at GoEngineer and team leader on this project, “Stop-motion video is cool, but film making is not easy!

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Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

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Post-processing and material availability were seen as challenges now and in the future, with the future coming in at 34% and 46% respectively. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive CNC Milling Machines Consumer Products Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Industrial Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Medical Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization

Push the boundaries of color 3D printing

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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. Through a simplified 3D print process, Photoshop CC let users produce print-ready 3D models using familiar Photoshop tools. Now Adobe has taken the next step with the recent announcement with Stratasys Ltd.

HP makes good on claim to enter 3D printing market

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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. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Consumer Products Entertainment Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Materials Powder Bed Fusion HP Inc has entered the 3D printing / additive manufacturing market in a big way.

Master Class: How to use 3D printing for injection molds

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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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Use your 3D printing skills to help differently-abled veterans

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Extrusion Leslie's blog Material Jetting Medical Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping StratasysOver the years, there have been a number of heart-warming stories about innovators and engineers using 3D printing to design prosthetics and other systems that help veterans regain abilities they may have lost. Here’s an opportunity for engineers to contribute to this effort.

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

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The printer is able to deliver comparable injection molding finish through the use of two techniques for material deposition, extrusion and jetting. These two techniques deposit three different materials. This release material makes it easy to remove a part from the build plate. Depending on the part, users will be able to jet any of six different specialty inks between the thermoplastic layers to create patterns of color or words.

Additive manufacturing turns design efficiency on its head

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But the sobering reality is that no matter how perfectly manufacturing steps are followed cost is always being designed into the part—every pocket cut, every hole drilled comes with a price in material waste, cutter wear, and machine time. With 3D printing, engineers can design cost out of a part when adding features while eliminating extraneous material and additional assembly steps. Design cost out by increasing part complexity.

A visual look at the history of 3D printing

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3D Printers 3D Printing Basics Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Industries Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Powder Bed Fusion Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Service Bureaus Sheet Lamination Vat Photopolymerization This graphic gives you a very nice look at what happened when in the 3D printing industry.

Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs

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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.

A look at the future of additive from the AMUG Conference

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This business will sell machines, materials, and consulting on best practices in additive manufacturing. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Binder Jetting Consumer Products Directed Energy Deposition Entertainment Extrusion Industrial Industries Leslie's blog Material Jetting Medical Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Sheet Lamination Vat Photopolymerization AMUG

3D printing prosthetics; not just for humans

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Materials Medical Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping 3D Systems If you have not already seen this video of Derby the dog and how 3D printing helped him run, you must see it. Yes it’s a heart-warming story, but it’s also an excellent example of engineering design and problem solving.

Additive manufacturing technology moves into production

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It offers a unique processing capacity of highly viscous materials (pastes), combining throughput, resolution and precision. Provisionally named EVO Project, this single material industrial production machine will include features that enable automation, monitoring, and reduced operator interaction. Is 3D printing /Additive manufacturing shifting out of prototyping? You might think so after listening to the conversations at RAPID 2015 and the recent AMUG conference.

7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017

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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. At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. Some of these new 3D printing technologies are available now. By next year, all will be available.

It's No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

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How 3D printing eliminates costs

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Directed Energy Deposition Extrusion Industries Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Vat PhotopolymerizationPeople debate whether 3D printing / additive manufacturing will really have an impact on design and manufacturing.

Tips for improving 3D printing workflows

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–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).

Testing consumer 3D printers

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Extrusion Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Personal 3D printers Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway, so you can expect to see a number of consumer based 3D printing introductions. Would you consider using a consumer style 3D printer?

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Two new multiple material 3d printers from Stratasys

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new Objet500 Connex1 and Objet500 Connex2 Multi-material 3D Printers, which feature the company’s triple-jetting technology. With triple-jetting technology you can build products with up to three different materials in a single run, or mix multiple material droplets to form new digital materials such as tough Digital ABS. It produces parts from three diverse materials in a single production run.

Here they come—faster additive manufacturing systems

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Speed depends on part design, material, and the selected additive build process. However, with the recent claims HP made about deliver a 10 fold increase in build speed with its multi-jet fusion system, it’s not suprising to learn that established manufacturers of AM machines have been hard at work making improvements to speed, as well as other desired features. You can choose from more than 100 Stratasys materials including the polypropylene-like Endur.

7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017

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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. At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. Some of these new 3D printing technologies are available now. By next year, all will be available.

How to insure a design is 3D printable

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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., Additionally, 3-matic STL can add lattice structure to the design, saving even more material. For example, you would use meta-materials to describe the internal structure inside a mesh surface.

New dimensions in 3D printing: free-form fabrication

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The freedom to build any geometric shape you desire, especially with metal materials, is one of the advantages of Additive Manufacturing (also known as 3D printing —3DP) over more traditional forms of part production, such as CNCs and injection molding. Many AM processes for metal materials use a type of powder bed fusion. Within the LENS machine, a table can be used to build or add metal material to smaller parts. An example is Optomec’s Aerosol Jet Technology.

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LUXeXceL’s 3D printing process for optics is an alternative to injection molding

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Recently, this additive manufacturer of optical components launched a new additive manufacturing platform that is faster, and it introduced a new clear material “LUX-Opticlear,” which can be used to manufacture high quality optics up to 20 mm in height. LUX-Opticlear printing material. The new UV curable material, LUX-Opticlear, offers excellent optical properties with a print height up to 20 mm.

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

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“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.” For the professional user of additive manufacturing systems, there are two key conferences.

A safer metal additive 3D printing system

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Another new method to additively build parts discussed at the recent AMUG Conference was NanoParticle Jetting from XJet. These drops are then jetted in a pattern to build parts. 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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A look at additive manufacturing on display at IMTS

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Simultaneous, multi-materials composite printing – The ProJet ® 5500X simultaneously prints and fuses together flexible and rigid material composites layer by layer in a variety of colors and shades, including opaque, clear, black or white and numerous shades of gray. High speed, high capacity printing for durable plastic parts– The ProJet 3500 HD Max , along with the corresponding VisiJet ® line of plastic materials will be on display.

With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

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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. For many users, however, the variety of available materials is insufficient or the selection that is available is not open for use on other brands of AM machines. And users continue to question the high costs of some materials. The challenges of creating AM materials.

Tips for using 3D printing in medical applications

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Use of polycaprolactone material ensures that the splint takes two or more years to absorb into the body, offering the trachea enough time to develop. “I A transparent material was used for the organ, but inside, color was used to show tumor location in relation to arteries and cavities. As for the materials used, it’s about 50/50 polymer and metal. Design for the human body is growing. And patient-specific is the latest trend for medical devices.

Innovative service providers emerging as key trend in 3D printing

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Automotive Binder Jetting Consumer Products Extrusion Industrial Leslie's blog Machining / Milling Material Jetting Medical Powder Bed Fusion Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Service Bureau News Service Bureaus Vat Photopolymerization3D printing was originally invented to reduce the time it takes to develop an engineering prototype. The idea was for thousands of engineers to have their own personal machines at their disposal.

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How 3D printing in color works

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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. The print head selectively “jets” drops of ink onto a substrate (often paper or powder). The core material is spread in thin layers over the build platform with a roller. Color can be an important design element.

Stratasys and PTC Creo work together to streamline 3D printing

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3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Architecture Automotive Consumer Products Entertainment Extrusion Industrial Industries Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Medical Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping Software Stratasys Ltd It’s no secret that there is a gap between design software programs and additive manufacturing systems that challenges design engineers on printing the part they really designed.

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Additive manufacturing—after the hype

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Impossible Objects takes the approach of printing with carbon fiber material. And soon, HP may introduce its much anticipated multi-jetting 3D printer. And XJet gave a presentation on its nano-particle jetting additive machine, which binds stochastic metal cut into nanoparticles in a patented liquid and jets them through standard ink-jet heads onto a build platform.

3D printing and scanning movie expert headlines RAPID keynote lineup

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AMUG 2016—a unique opportunity to learn and connect

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One was XJet, which developed an interesting form of jetting with metal particles. A panel of representatives from ten vendors (3D Systems, Carbon, Concept Laser, ExOne, GE, HP, Renishaw, SLM Solutions, Somos, and Stratasys) gave attendees a chance to ask a lot of questions ranging from how do you convince others in your company of the value of 3DP, to the best applications to start using 3DP, to the need for open-source software and the need for more and better materials.