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Modular Heat Exchanger Made via 3D Printed Molds

You may recognize the name Brett Turnage from the amazingly detailed 3D printed RC cars and motorcycles he makes. But Turnage, founder of BTI LLC, has moved up and is…

How Do 3D Printed Molds Stack Against Traditional Sand Casting Molds?

Aluminum alloys feature low density, as well as good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, which is why casting them is an oft-used manufacturing technique. But, defects in molded parts is…

Modern Foundry: Analysis & Design Guidelines for 3D Printed Plastic Casts

Pawel Zmarzly, Damian Gogolewski, and Tomasz Kozior present their findings from a recent study in ‘Design guidelines for plastic casting using 3D printing.’ While 3D printing is used for many…

Technical University of Denmark: Integrated Process Chain for Production of Molds in LPBF Additive Manufacturing

Mandaná Moshiri recently presented a thesis, ‘Integrated process chain for first-time-right mold components production using laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing’, to Technical University of Denmark. Exploring high precision…

3D Printed Molds Used for Lung-on-a-Chip Prototype

Scientists from Australia and Russia are continuing on the vast quest to sustain healthy cells for tissue engineering and ultimately, 3D printed organs that could completely change the landscape of…

3D Printing Porous Ceramics with Bioinspired Materials for More Accurate Molds, Templates

International researchers continue in the quest to use new materials for modern applications, outlining how porosity affects macroporous diatomite-based foams in the recently published ‘Process strategy to fabricate a hierarchical…

University College Dublin: 3D Printing and Testing Molds for Microneedle Arrays

Microneedle arrays, or MNAs, are devices made up of micron-sized needles that make it possible to transfer a signal or compound across an outer layer of tissue, like skin. Because…

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Moving from 3D Printing to Injection Molding: 5 Things to Consider

Several manufacturing technologies exist for making plastic parts. All over the world, injection presses, 3D printers and CNC machines are at this moment cutting, extruding and forming plastic into usable…

Mimaki USA and Sindoh Introduce New 3DFF-222 Desktop 3D Printer

In 2015, Mimaki USA, an operating entity of Japanese company Mimaki Engineering, announced that it would begin development of its own full color 3D printer, which was then previewed two years later. The company…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 6, 2019

We’re starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with a product launch announcement – 3YOURMIND launched the full version of its Agile MES software software this week at AMUG 2019….

Materialise Software Used to Optimize Conformal Cooling Tooling Design of 3D Printed Metal Mold for Toy Car

Conformal cooling channels are often used in molds, 3D printed or otherwise, to achieve more efficient cooling and higher performance levels. French toy manufacturer Smoby recently turned to Materialise for…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 14, 2018

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re taking a look at some interesting use cases for 3D printing. First up, FATHOM is using DfAM to reduce the amount of material…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 4, 2018

In the first 3D Printing News Briefs for this month, we’re starting with some education and business, followed by some how-to videos and a couple of things to ponder. PrintLab’s…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 10, 2018

We’re starting things off with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to news from the medical and construction industries, and finishing up with a…

Nano Dimension and Mayku Announce New Strategic and Distribution 3D Printing Partnerships

Israeli additive electronics provider Nano Dimension announced in April that it would be expanding its coverage in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, and today has made good on that announcement. The award-winning…

ETH Zurich Students Cast Elaborate Metal Architectural Structures with 3D Printed Molds

The innovative researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are becoming quite well-known for their advanced design and construction techniques, especially when it comes to their work with molds. 3D printed…

Immensa Technology Labs Is First UAE Company to File for 3D Printing Patent

One year ago, top UAE additive manufacturing company Immensa Technology Labs, which is focused on 3D printing research and development, opened the doors to the first 3D printing facility in Dubai. Immensa…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 13, 2018

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which makes today Galentine’s Day if you’re a Parks and Recreation fan. To celebrate, we’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with Valentine’s Day news – some…

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Free Formlabs White Paper Discusses Benefits and Common Issues in 3D Printing and Injection Molding

While 3D printing is definitely shaking up the way many products are manufactured, it will likely never be a permanent replacement for other technologies like injection molding, which is most…

Formlabs Explains How to Use 3D Printed Pewter Casting Molds to Make Full Metal Miniatures

Let’s say you have a cool digital sculpture that you’d like to print into a figurine…no problem, that’s not difficult. But here’s where it can get tricky – what if…

Empa Researchers Use 3D Printed Fruit-Shaped Molds to Develop Artificial Fruit Sensor

You know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! I’m one of those people who has to have fruit every single day – whether it’s bananas…

UK Hospital Uses 3D Printed Molds to Make a New Jaw for a Cancer Survivor

Getting a cancer diagnosis is never a good thing, and even if you beat the disease, there can be lasting health effects. 53-year-old HGV driver and father Stephen Waterhouse, who…

Online Diamond Jewelry Brand Baunat Pairs with Twikit to Use 3D Printing for Customized High-End Diamond Necklaces

Diamonds are forever…diamonds are a girl’s best friend…we’ve all heard the songs. When I was newly engaged, I would keep a running tally in my head of all the places my ring…

Paper-Based 3D Printing Saves on Costs, Cuts Environmental Concerns for Automotive Manufacture — A Few Questions For: Mcor

As we see time and time again, partnerships offer a key portal for mutually beneficial arrangements in many aspects of business. This is especially true in the additive manufacturing arena,…