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…

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