Shooting a 3D printed gun

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This video from Solid Concepts, though, shows a more professional build. Using “a half-million dollar” machine to print the parts, the Solid Concepts people prove you can 3D print parts for a metal gun. Plastic materials and desktop 3D printers are not quite up to the task. 3D Printers Directed Energy Deposition Entertainment Leslie''s blog Materials Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Solid Concepts

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Partners with Somos to Develop New Stereolithography Materials

While the costs in technology and materials are. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Chuck Alexander harvest technologies Melissa Lutz redeye solid concepts Somos Somos NeXt Somos ProtoGen 18420 Somos WaterClear Ultra 10122 Somos WaterShed XC 11122 stereolithography stratasys Stratasys Direct ManufacturingDespite a growing interest in 3D printing and 3D printing technology, many businesses are still wary of bringing 3D printers into their workflow.

Precision ADM Receives Strategic US Private Investment

Additive Manufacturing

Joe Allison co-founded Solid Concepts in Valencia, CA in 1991 which lead the 3D printing industry for many years as a parts manufacturer and software provider. The executive team has the vision, experience and passion to make a material difference in this industry.”.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Partners With SOMOS® to Accelerate Stereolithography Material Innovation

Additive Manufacturing

Partnership gives Stratasys Direct Manufacturing customers access to market’s most extensive offering of premium SOMOS® materials. April 5, 2016 – Companies building 3D printed parts now have easier access to newer and more advanced Stereolithography (SL) materials than ever before.

NASA-Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

Additive Manufacturing

NASA engineers used this opportunity to work with two separate companies — Solid Concepts in Valencia, California, and Directed Manufacturing in Austin, Texas.

DIMENSIONEXT: International 3D Printed Drone Competition


3D printing specialists Solid Concepts is to partner with the wcUAVc for an international student competition to create state of the art, affordable, UAVs to seek out hot spots of human activity and warn national park rangers in time to save animals. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS.

Prototyping a New Watch Design


Back in 2010, Solid Concepts was featured in Design News for its prototyping work with Devon Works in the article Materials Decisions Critical to New Watch Design. The post Prototyping a New Watch Design appeared first on Solid Concepts Blog.

Innovation in High Power Rocketry Using 3D Printing


The post Innovation in High Power Rocketry Using 3D Printing appeared first on Solid Concepts Blog. I was introduced to 3D printing through an internship a few years back.

To 3D Print a Rocket


By applying the design capabilities of 3D printing with the material performance of high-grade thermoplastic ULTEM, the students saw huge […]. The post To 3D Print a Rocket appeared first on Solid Concepts Blog.

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. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing emerged from the acquisitions of Solid Concept, RedEye and Harvest Technologies.

Stratasys Expands Triple-Jetting Technology with New Multi-Material 3D Printers

Additive Manufacturing

Objet500 Connex1 and Objet500 Connex2 deliver high throughput 3D printing while combining multiple materials for prototyping and production tooling. The Objet500 Connex1 Multi-material 3D Printer improves throughput by doubling material capacity and increasing unattended run time.

Stratasys Inc.-Leading Artists Showcase Intricate Pieces Achievable with Multi-Material 3D Printing at Acadia

Additive Manufacturing

This is explored through the relationships between form and performance, and the design nuances made possible with multi-material and color 3D printing. Without multi-material 3D printing, the gradient distribution of material properties and performance would be impossible.”.

New Stratasys ASA Thermoplastic is UV-Resistant and Has Best Aesthetics Among FDM 3D Printing Materials

Additive Manufacturing

Nasdaq: SSYS ), aleading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced availability of a new thermoplastic material option for its FDM-based production 3D printers: ASA ( Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate ).

Reason TV report on 3d printing: From Guns to Pastries

DIY 3D Printing

Scott McGowan of Solid Concepts, which created the first 3D-printed metal gun. Go to [link] for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV''s YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new material goes live.

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DIY 3D Printing: University of Arizona students design and launch.

DIY 3D Printing

This project was developed with help of Solid Concepts. Click here for more posts in category: diy , rocket , solid concepts , space , students , university , USA. Matrix of all 3d print materials and their properties. DIY 3D Printing.

5 Things to Know About Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

You might be aware that Stratasys offers on-demand FDM and PolyJet 3D printing through Stratasys Direct, but did you know the service provider has one of the widest gamuts of technology and material options in the industry? To keep up with major industries’ demand for accuracy and traceability, Stratasys Direct’s mature quality management ecosystem includes integrated digital traceability of workmanship, inspection and materials.

3 Dangers Society Faces From 3D Printing

3D Printing Review

At this point it’s easier and safer for someone with criminal intentions to find other means of obtaining a weapon illegally; however, as the technology progresses, and new composite materials are brought to market over the next 6-7 years, the problems will only mount.

3D Printing the Next Spacesuit


The Z-1 is similar to the spacesuits you may have seen used on the International Space Station, as they are made from pliable materials. The suit prototypes were 3D printed in Nylon 12 by Solid Concepts using a SLS process.

Outsourcing options for 3D printing

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Mike Littrell, president and founder, helped develop the company’s True-Quote program, a comprehensive and interactive quote engine that helps you determine the best orientation, support usage and material choices. Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor.

Stratasys-German University Revolutionizes Electric Car Production with Stratasys 3D Printing via StreetScooter Project

Additive Manufacturing

Aachen University uses world’s largest multi-material 3D printer, Stratasys’ Objet1000 3D Production System, to build a fully functional prototype electric car in just 12 months.

Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace: FAA-Approved Air Duct for ‘Flying Eye Hospital’ Produced in Just Days

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The aerospace industry is increasingly using additive manufacturing to reduce material costs, decrease labor content, and increase availability of parts at point of use, which may have a dramatic impact on the supply chain.

Stratasys Extends Accessibility of Unique Triple-Jetting 3D Printing Technology

Additive Manufacturing

The Objet260 and Objet350 Connex systems deliver advanced multi-material technology featuring new build envelope sizes. The new additionsdeliver an excellent combination of application versatility, final product realism and material performance.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing-Survey Reveals 3D Printing’s Imminent Impact on Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

The report indicates what applications, business benefits and challenges, equipment, materials and services are capturing the attention of 3D printing’s most committed users – and where their companies will invest.

Doctor from Brigham and Women’s Hospital Discussed Impact of Stratasys 3D Printing in Facial Transplants

Additive Manufacturing

We strive to empower the healthcare heroes with technologies, materials and work flow to help advance their cause,” says Gilad Gans, President, Stratasys North America. Minneapolis & Rehovot, Israel – Dec. 1, 2014 – Stratasys Ltd.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing – 3D Printing Gives Flight to Humanitarian Efforts

Additive Manufacturing

In discussing our needs with Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Engineer Jesse, he informed me that Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has material that is FAA compliant for smoke and burn regulations. We received samples of the material, ULTEM, and did secondary burn tests.

Stratasys Introduces Its Most Versatile 3D Printer for Digital Dentistry

Additive Manufacturing

Benefits for dental labs extended due to compatibility with all Stratasys dental materials, including the newly biocompatible VeroGlaze. Stratasys’ advanced dental material, VeroGlaze, now meets the requirements of a Bio-compatible photopolymer.

RepRap: Blog: Inside 3D Printing

RepRap Blog

The event will feature more than thirty speakers, including people from Solid Concepts Inc, Autodesk, Inc., Featured sessions will include Digital Materials, Spotlight on Fashion, Design Tools in the Age of 3D Printing, Transforming Education Through 3D Printing, Art & Architecture: Redefining the Future of Design, How Professional Investors are Playing the 3D Printing Boom, and 3D Printing Firearms: The End of Gun Control? RepRap: Blog.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing-Growing Services and Expanding Capacity to Meet the Needs of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Industry

Additive Manufacturing

AMazing ® : In order for additive manufacturing to reach its full potential, many industry experts believe advances in materials, design, equipment and process technology are all needed. Jim Bartel : Materials development, especially in the high demand area of metals, will be key.

First Offering of Its Kind Equips Manufacturers to Take Advantage of the Disruptive Power of 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is one of the world’s largest providers of advanced manufacturing services that combines the latest technologies and decades of experience from three industry-leading pioneers—Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies and RedEye.

Stratasys-UCF Students Design Robotic Arm For Child Using Stratasys 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

The Dimension Elite 3D Printer ™ delivered rapid design iteration during the process and the Ivory ABS material used was strong, yet light enough for Alex to easily move. Design file for robotic arm will be published online for public access. Minneapolis & Rehovot, Israel – Nov.

Stratasys and Worrell Accelerate Medical Device Development with 3D Printed Injection Molds

Additive Manufacturing

Since 3D printing injection mold tools for medical devices, the company is producing injection molded prototypes using final production materials in 95% less time and at 70% less cost compared with traditional aluminium molds.

Stratasys Strengthens Services Offering with Addition of Dr. Phil Reeves and Consulting Team from Econolyst

Additive Manufacturing

The Stratasys Services Group is led by Hanoch Magid, Executive Vice President, Services and Materials. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot, Solidscape, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing (following the integration of Redeye, Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies).

6 Best Publicly-Listed 3D Printing Companies

3D Printing Hub

The subsidiaries under Stratasys are some of the most recognized names in the 3D printing industry: MakerBot, RedEye on Demand, Solid Concepts, and GrabCAD. The company uses the proprietary Binder Jetting technology to manufacture complex engineering parts using a unique heatless technology to bind together industrial-grade materials such as metals and ceramics.

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Exclusive – Stratasys Direct Manufacturing at the Forefront of Additive Manufacturing in Medicine

Additive Manufacturing

Louis School of Engineering’s in-house capabilities with expanded materials. As the largest advanced manufacturing service provider in North America, we have a wide array of materials at our disposal, allowing us to meet the needs of nearly every project.

Stratasys Introduces New 3D Printing Curriculum for Vocational, College and University Educators

Additive Manufacturing

Learning materials are free to educators and include a curriculum guide, supporting presentations, 3D models (STL files) and grading tools. Students will become familiar with the advantages of various 3D printing technologies in terms of precision, resolution and material capabilities.

Stratasys 3D Prints Costumes and Props for “Guardians…

Design 2 Part News

The actual prop worn in the movie featured a 3D printed interior and exterior detailing using Stratasys’s VeroGray material. “Similarly, we might send concept files to the team there to tweak and return for outputting here, so it’s all about a fast, seamless operation that again helps us save time.” “Stratasys 3D Prints Costumes and Props for “Guardians of the Galaxy” Blockbuster Movie” By Rebecca Carnes, Design-2-Part Magazine.

3D Printed Surgical Tool Transforms ACL Reconstruction

Additive Manufacturing

The Pathfinders are printed with Inconel 718 material, which achieve the necessary biocompatibility, surface finish, oil resistance and mechanical requirements. DanaMed collaborated with Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to bring its breakthrough Pathfinder ACL device to market.

New Stratasys Production 3D Printers Deliver Improved Navigation, Maintenance and Performance

Additive Manufacturing

ULTEM 1010, a high-performance FDM material, is now available for the Fortus 900mc. The Fortus 450mc has capacity for two model material and two support material canisters, and the usage level can be monitored using the touch screen.

Stratasys Ltd.-Jenny Wu Works with Stratasys 3D Printing to Create Dazzling Jewelry with Unique Geometries and Designs

Additive Manufacturing

This will be available in black, white, and translucent and was recently worn by Stratasys co-founder, Lisa Crump at the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (August 2014). After some experimentation, I found that the ABS-M30 in particular was the best 3D printing material for Tangens.

Stratasys Professional-Grade 3D Printer Now Available on

Additive Manufacturing

The Mojo can produce concept models and functional prototypes, in ABSplus thermoplastic material. The Mojo 3D Print Pack Starter Package includes a desktop 3D printer, a startup supply of materials and bases, the Mojo Print Wizard and Control Panel software and the WaveWash 55 support removal system. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates a digital-manufacturing service, comprising RedEye, Harvest Technologies and Solid Concepts.

New Polyjet 3D Printers from Stratasys Offer Speedups, Workflow Efficiencies and More

Additive Manufacturing

Upgrades include additional print mode and soluble support material. The Objet30 Prime offers the most versatility available in a PolyJet desktop 3D printer, with 12 material options including flexible and bio-compatible. Building on the established Objet30 platform, the Objet30 Prime features include 12 material options, among them the capability to 3D print rubber-like material (in TangoGray or TangoBlack) and bio-compatible materials such as MED610.

Stratasys Accelerates Access to Advanced 3D Printing Capabilities with 11 New High-Performance Products at Euromold 2014

Additive Manufacturing

New 3D Printers and Materials Designed to Enhance Competitive Edge of Design and Manufacturing Companies. Nasdaq:SSYS) will be launching an unprecedented 11 high-performance 3D printers and materials. The Desktop 3D Printer with Unmatched Material Versatility.

Stratasys to Acquire Grabcad, a Leading 3D CAD Collaboration Platform

Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates a digital-manufacturing service comprising RedEye, Harvest Technologies and Solid Concepts.