A dual extruder allows people to print things in two colors, and it helps to make the printing process a little faster, or perhaps a little more efficient, and as yet may prove to offer a broader range of printing options as we advance the technology behind 3D printing. [Read more…] about Dual Extruder 3D Printing Advantages How to Use
3D printing is also referred to as additive manufacturing. It is the process of creating 3 dimensional (3D) objects that are solid.
The solid objects are printed from a digital file by way of additive processes where thin layers of material are added in succession.
Many objects can be printed, including 3 wheel inline skates. The following instructions will explain how to do so. [Read more…] about How to 3D Print Custom Inline Skates
Here are seven ways the use of custom packing tape can benefit your company.
Packing tape might be a simple roll of stationary and yet, it is extremely functional. To keep your cargo safe and sound during shipping and while in transit, packing tape is crucial. For example, it protects your products from contamination.
It’s not uncommon for packages to be damaged while loading and unloading from one place to another. These small tears can let in harmful contaminants, that is why using proper packing tape is very important for the integrity of your products. [Read more…] about Why Your Company Should Be Using Custom Packing Tape
By Alkaios Bournias Varotsis, product marketing manager, nTopology
3D printed sand casting molds and cores are changing the way high-performance, large metal parts are manufactured today.
Additive manufacturing is enabling modern foundries to produce complex metal parts in rapid lead times.
This article explains the benefits of coupling advanced design tools with 3D printed sand molds using, as an example, the redesign and manufacture of a 3-foot long robotic arm. [Read more…] about Design brief: 3D printed casting of 3-foot long robot arm
The 3D printed gradient furniture collection is Philipp Aduatz’s latest project in the field of 3D concrete printing in collaboration with the Austrian manufacturer incremental3d.
3D concrete printing is a new and innovative fabrication technology that allows to print very large and complex structures in construction and design in a very short time period. [Read more…] about Robotic 3D printed gradient furniture collection by Philipp Aduatz
General Motors has opened a 15,000-square-foot “Additive Industrialization Center”, a facility exclusively dedicated to productionizing 3D printing technology in the automotive industry.
GM says the AIC is the “capstone” of its expertise and increased investment in 3D printing over the past several years.
Audley Brown, GM director of additive design and materials engineering, says: “The core component of GM’s transformation is becoming a more agile, innovative company, and 3D printing will play a critical role in that mission. [Read more…] about General Motors opens new 3D printing facility
Since the 1980s, 3D Printing has become more and more common in the industry. Also known as additive manufacturing, it is basically the process of putting together a three-dimensional object from a computer-generated CAD or 3D model.
Multiple computer-controlled processes are involved. Among the most commonly observed is the layer-by-layer joining of materials and eventual solidification.
3D printing offers a lot of advantages. Among the most frequently cited benefit is its ability to expedite production. [Read more…] about Common 3D Printing Issues (and How to Address Them)
The world’s first lightweight 3D printed fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) footbridge will be installed at Kralingse Bos park – the green heart of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.
Its designers say the construction will herald the transition towards “the next generation of bridges, offering high performance with extreme versatility, circularity and sustainability”.
Science and technology company DSM and the City of Rotterdam are to collaborate in the designing and building of the new “circular composite footbridge” – “circular” usually refers to recycled or recyclable. [Read more…] about ‘World’s first 3D printed fiber reinforced polymer footbridge paves way for circular composites’, say designers
Sales of products related to 3D printing by large public companies is expected to grow by 12.5 percent to top $3 billion by 2020, according to a study from Deloitte.
Much of it will come from greater use of metal parts in applications beyond rapid prototyping – manufacturing and / or repair.
As background, the global manufacturing sector’s revenue as a whole totals approximately $12 trillion annually. [Read more…] about 3D printed diamonds: Large companies forecast to spend $3 billion on 3D printing by next year
Markforged, a provider of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, says that four of its 3D printers were featured on BattleBots, a television series which premiered on June 7th on the Discovery Channel and June 12th on the Science Channel.
As the only 3D printer company hosted by BattleBots during filming, Markforged produced more than 160 parts for 29 teams onsite – all within the two weeks of filming.
The printers allowed the teams to rapidly repair damaged robots, improve their performance during battles, and optimize their design against competitors in real time. [Read more…] about Markforged 3D printers featured in BattleBots World Championship