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.

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. The next trend you’ll find with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the growth of additive services.

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Testing consumer 3D printers

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The main stereolithography (SL) entrant, it can deliver 0.1, 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Consumer Products Entertainment Extrusion Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Personal 3D printers Rapid Prototyping Vat Photopolymerization

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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.”

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.,

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

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. How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you?

3D printing and scanning movie expert headlines RAPID keynote lineup

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I’ve seen Jason Lopes, lead systems engineer for Legacy Effects, speak at AMUG for the past couple of years. His presentations are not to be missed.

Where is 3D printing development now?

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Stereolithography. –Binder Jetting. –Material Jetting. –Material Extrusion. The Gartner group is a frequent resource for tracking technical developments. Its Hype Cycle curve being one of the more referenced graphics for analysis.

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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. Stereolithography (SL). Injection molding offers the widest range of materials.

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

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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.