3d printed molds

Formlabs Launches New 3D Printing Resins for Dental, Engineering, and Manufacturing Applications

Less than a year after acquiring its main material supplier, professional 3D printer and materials developer Formlabs continues to introduce new materials to its vast portfolio in order to help…

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…

Enable Manufacturing Offers over 130 Metals for Additive Casting Process

UK company Enable Manufacturing was founded just last year, and focuses on the 3D printing of molds for metal casting, which are then used to fabricate high-quality metal production parts…

Lung Cancer Treatment: 3D Printing Molds for Personalized Airway Stents

Australian scientists are working to improve medical devices for lung cancer treatment, sharing the outcome of their recent study in ‘Incorporating Chemotherapeutic Drug into a Personalizable Silicone Airway Stent for…

3D Printing for Nerve Regeneration: Gelatin Methacrylate-Based Nerve Guidance Conduits

Chinese researchers delve deeply into tissue engineering, releasing the findings of their recent study in ‘3D printing of gelatin methacrylate-based nerve guidance conduits with multiple channels.’ While there have been…

Egypt: Characterizing 3D Printed Microneedles Carrying Anti-Cellulite Treatment

Researchers from Egypt explore a unique area of medicine and 3D printing, releasing findings from their study in the recently published ‘Characterization and Pharmacological Evaluation of Anti-Cellulite Herbal Product(s) Encapsulated…

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…

ORNL Scientists Make Fake Fish with 3D Printing and Sensors to Research Environmental Impact of Hydropower Dams

Hydropower – electricity generated with the energy of moving water – is the largest source of utility-scale energy storage and renewable energy in the US, making up 6% of the…

Grant Imahara Uses Digital Modeling & 3D Printing to Make Adorable Animatronic Baby Yoda

I do love a good Star Wars 3D print, and I know many others do as well. A popular character in the Star Wars universe is obviously Jedi Master Yoda,…

Next Chapter Manufacturing: Redesigning Injection Molding with 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing (AM) is already making strong inroads into the injection molding industry due to its ability to reduce the cost and improve the performance of molds used in the…

3D Printing for Molds and Dies, Part 1

As adoption of 3D printing spreads throughout the larger sector of industrial manufacturing, the value of the technology as more than just a rapid prototyping tool is becoming increasingly evident….

The State of 3D Printing in Industrial Goods, Part Four

In the previous installment in our series on the use of 3D printing in the industrial goods sector, we discussed some general trends, as well as the key manufacturers of…

The State of 3D Printing in Industrial Goods, Part Three

After exploring the users of 3D printing in the industrial goods segment, as well as service bureaus that are producing some of those goods, we’ll now be taking a look…

Operation Namaste Making 3D Printed Molds for Prosthetic Aligners in Nepal

Last January, Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO) Jeff Erenstone, the Chief Technology Officer of Create O&P, decided to leave the company he co-founded in order to continue advancing and improving clinical and…

Thermwood & Purdue: 3D Printed Composite Molds to Make Compression Molding Parts

If I had to name one company that’s an expert in terms of machining, I’d say Indiana-based Thermwood Corporation, the oldest CNC machine manufacturing company in business. The company has…

Germany: 3D Printed β-TCP Scaffolds for Bone Replacement

In ‘Inversely 3D-Printed β-TCP Scaffolds for Bone Replacement,’ German researchers predefined pore structures in scaffolding to explore different cell growth behaviors. Using FDM 3D printing and PLA, the team of…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 25, 2019

We’re talking about art and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. An art installation at Millennium Park was created through the use of 3D printed molds, provided by Fast…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 18, 2019

We’re talking about an award, a little business news, and metal 3D printing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. 3D printed fine jewelry brand BOLTENSTERN won big at the 2019…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 27, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with a couple of stories from the recent Paris Air Show: TUSAS Engine Industries has invested in GE Additive technology, and ARMOR explained…

Fast Things: Faster Products & Profits Through 3D Printing

Bricks and mortar retail has been going through an extended crisis for many years now. The rise of online retail, shifts in consumer behavior and the fragmenting of collective media…

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….

GE News: Subsidiary AP&C Purchased New Land, GE Aviation Helping Airbus 3D Print Parts for RACER Aircraft

GE Additive‘s Canadian subsidiary, Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), which produces and distributes metal powders for 3D printing, has been operating out of the Innopark Albatros in Saint-Eustache, Quebec since 2016. But last…

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…