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Global Parts Company ERIKS Adopts Ultimaker to Support Client Manufacturing

After the consumer 3D printing bubble of 2014, the market for desktop 3D printers was completely shaken up as manufacturers looked for new ways their systems could be used for…

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 2

In part one of this series, we gave an overview of how 3D printing is used to fabricate molds and dies for injection molding and die casting. In particular, additive…

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…

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…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 11, 2019

We’re starting off this 3D Printing News Briefs edition with some good news from Xometry – this week, it announced the availability of Carbon DLS technology as one of its…

Marshall ADG Using Stratasys FDM 3D Printing to Make Final Flight-Ready Parts

The Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (ADG), part of Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Limited, is one of the largest privately owned and independent aerospace and defense companies in the world. Now,…

RMIT: 3D Printed Milling Cutter That Cuts Titanium Alloys, Thanks to Jimmy Toton

3D printing is walking its path slowly but surely into the field of aerospace and defense manufacturing. Due to the demands of high performance and rigorous precision, every step given…

US Army Learning About and Using 3D Printing to Improve Military Readiness

The US Army has long been putting 3D printing to good use. In an article published in the latest edition of Army AL&T Magazine, senior editor Steve Stark takes a deep…

Transportation Company Saves Time and Money with Roboze 3D Printer

CNH Industrial is a global leader in capital goods, employing more than 63,000 people in 66 manufacturing plants and 53 research and development centers in 180 countries. It oversees 12 brands,…

Tooling Systems Manufacturer Wilson Tool International Introduces New 3D Printing Division

More and more these days, we’re seeing applications for 3D printing in the tooling sector. Minnesota-based Wilson Tool International, the largest independent manufacturer in the world of tooling systems for press brakes,…

Building Conformal Cooling Channels Using 3D Printing To Reduce Warpage and Cooling Time

In injection molding, parts are cooled by building channels throughout them. Those channels are typically straight lines, which can result in uneven cooling. Much more even, efficient cooling can be…

3D Printing Studied as a Way to Produce Tooling for Injection Molding

Injection molding is one of the more traditional manufacturing technologies that 3D printing is striving to replace – at least in some applications. 3D printing will likely never fully replace…

Siemens Mobility Turns to 3D Printing for Digital Maintenance

More and more railway systems are finding that digital inventories and 3D printed replacement parts are an effective way to save money and time and to combat obsolescence. Siemens Mobility…

Jabil Uses Ultimaker 3D Printers to Make Manufacturing Quicker and Cheaper

Jabil has an ambitious goal: to become the most technologically advanced manufacturing solutions provider in the world. And it’s doing quite well at pursuing that goal, in fact. In its…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 13, 2018

We’re starting off with plenty of business news on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to an event report and some science for your Tuesday afternoon. Agreements and…

US Olympic Luge Team Hopes for a 3D Printed Advantage with Help from Stratasys

The XXIII Winter Olympics are currently taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea. It’s the second time the Olympics have been held in South Korea; the other time was the Summer…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you…

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Stratasys Releases Free White Paper on Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Thermoforming Tools

One of the most well-known companies in the 3D printing industry, Stratasys, can call itself a leader for good reason – the company definitely knows what it’s talking about in…

GKN Driveline Speeds Production with Stratasys 3D Printer

Lately, GKN has been sharpening its focus on additive manufacturing, most notably with the formation of GKN Additive earlier this month. Even as the company forms a new division for…

Vote for the Most Significant 3D Printed Thing in the World 2017

Soooo….a few weeks ago I released the definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things. It turned out that sadly some mere mortals did in fact disagree with me. I’ve decided…

Ricoh Turns to Stratasys 3D Printing for 2D Printer Production

Like many other producers of traditional office equipment, Ricoh has made clear its intentions to enter the 3D printing market. The reasons for doing so are clear; the demand for equipment…

Peak Production Improves Tooling Process and Manufacturing Efficiency With Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer

After a string of rather dismal financial numbers in 2015, 3D printing titan Stratasys and their new CEO Ilan Levin have spent the better part of 2016 working to improve the…