Push the boundaries of color 3D printing

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Through a simplified 3D print process, Photoshop CC let users produce print-ready 3D models using familiar Photoshop tools. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Extrusion Leslie's blog Material Jetting Materials Stratasys

Are 3D printing companies shifting their focus?

Leslie's Blog

This recent emphasis on a service business model may be nothing more than organizing all the acquisitions into a unified whole. –Limited information on material performance. –Perceived lack of materials. Some stock investors think it’s a shift in business model, and are pleased to see this development. An interesting development is emerging with the major 3D printing manufacturers.

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Additive manufacturing turns design efficiency on its head

Leslie's Blog

The CAD model is only the first step in the long journey from concept to physical part. 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.

Here they come—faster additive manufacturing systems

Leslie's Blog

Speed depends on part design, material, and the selected additive build process. For tough parts in high-speed mode, the Objet1000 Plus 3D Production System is compatible with Endur polypropylene-like material.

How to insure a design is 3D printable

Leslie's Blog

And in some cases, this middleware may not support the STL model.”. For example, some of the issues relate to the design being modeled as a surface body in a CAD program rather than as a solid body. Design modifications may be made directly on the STL, the scanned model or the CAD data.

New dimensions in 3D printing: free-form fabrication

Leslie's Blog

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.

Tips for improving 3D printing workflows

Leslie's Blog

STL is basically little more than triangles, so it is a simple representation of your model. In some cases, the data is from an older design or part and so no solid model is available. Programs like Magics, Rhino3DPRINT, NetFabb and Spark offer mesh stitching functions that will stitch the data to deliver one solid mesh model. It helps you fit the model in the printer volume, detect thin walls, and checks the overhangs where you will need supports.

Tips for using 3D printing in medical applications

Leslie's Blog

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 The major 3D printing technologies used in the medical industry are fused deposition modeling, laser sintering and stereolithography.

Innovative service providers emerging as key trend in 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

New 3D printing service providers are emerging, many with innovative business models for delivering 3D printed prototyping and manufacturing functions. 3D Hubs uses a similar model of distributed service providers.

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With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

Leslie's Blog

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. And users continue to question the high costs of some materials.

How 3D printing in color works

Leslie's Blog

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.

AMUG 2016—a unique opportunity to learn and connect

Leslie's Blog

One was XJet, which developed an interesting form of jetting with metal particles. One of the highlights of this year’s conference was the Inventor Showcase, were attendees had the opportunity to get to know the inventor of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Scott Crump, a little better.

How to eliminate 3D printing post processing steps

Leslie's Blog

Automotive fuse box: With excellent 3D printing versatility, the Stratasys J750 3D printer jets materials with more than 300,000 Pantone-like colors and a range of Shore durometers. The Stratasys J750 is an addition to the Objet Connex multi-color, multi-material series of 3D Printers.

Additive manufacturing–your way

Leslie's Blog

The designers there use 3D printers in daily design iterations, beating out the competition with the ability to create 3D concept models overnight, and building “unbuildable props” with design material and versatility.

Siemens and Materialise Technology Integration Streamlines Product Design Through 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

The new solution leverages proven Materialise technology to enable NX computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) software to accurately and completely prepare CAD models for powder bed fusion and material jetting 3D printing processes.

3D Systems Announces Availability of MJP 2500 3D Printer

3D Printing Industry

The system implements 3D Systems’ own brand of material jetting technology into an office-friendly machine meant for creating precise models, prototypes, and end-parts.

Where is 3D printing development now?

Leslie's Blog

–3DP Presurgery Anatomical Models. –Binder Jetting. –Material Jetting. –Material Extrusion. The Gartner group is a frequent resource for tracking technical developments.

Four Key Takeaways from the Wohlers Report 2015

Stratasys

The past three years have been a head spinning period of growth for additive manufacturing (AM) in terms of technologies, materials, process controls, adoption and revenue. Global revenue from AM products (mostly machines and materials) grew by 31.6%

Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Subtractive Manufacturing: What’s the Difference?

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There will be specific learning paths for the Internet of Things (IoT), Model Based Definition (MBD) and two for Manufacturing – Subtractive and Additive. This offers significant freedoms of the geometry that can be produced as there is no other material in the way.

3D printers shipments to double each year until 2018’s $13.4bn market

3D Printing Review

Gartner’s estimate is close to a recent forecast by fellow analysts at Canalys, which estimated the 3D printing market to be worth $16.2bn in 2018, with $5bn spent on the printers themselves and $10.8bn in services and materials.

Find the Right Technology for Your Application

Stratasys

Pros: A material jetting process, PolyJet builds in layers as thin as 0.0006” which gives PolyJet parts a smoother surface right off the machine when compared to other 3D printing processes. SL is a favorite for large models and investment cast patterns for low volume projects.

HP Accelerates Democratization of 3D Printing With Breakthrough Full Colour Platform

Additive Manufacturing

Portfolio expansion ignites new wave of voxel-level innovation with low cost HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 Series for functional parts in full colour, black or white; Channel program evolution and new collaboration with Dassault Systèmes. Building on HP’s Open Approach to Materials Development.

Additive Manufacturing: The State of the Industry

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New machines and materials are becoming available at a breakneck pace. In September 2015, Alcoa announced that it would spend $60 million to expand an R&D center to include the development of AM methods and materials. New Materials.

Stratasys Helps Bridge Adoption Chasm in 3D Printing, Making the Power of Additive Manufacturing More Accessible and Economical

Additive Manufacturing

Enhanced Objet Connex3 Multi-color, Multi-Material 3D Printer Minimizes Complexity and Cost. Additionally, it fuses multiple systems into one unified multi-color, multi-material offering, reducing capital investments and disparate processes to fuel broad-based adoption.