3d printing technology

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2017

We’re starting with the kick-off of a popular 3D printing challenge in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to a new 3D printer, a 3D printing handbook, a…

The New Kid on the Bloc — Reactive Inkjet Printing

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) has a potential to revolutionize almost every aspect of human endeavor. Currently there are a handful of techniques that allow us to form objects via addition…

Reach for the Stars: Students Working with NASA to Reduce the Weight of 3D Printed Objects Sent to Space

During college, I was a staff photographer and the chief copy editor for our school newspaper. I also landed two great summer internships – one in the marketing department of…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com’s Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session…

South Korean Ministry Plans to Invest Heavily in 3D Printing Industry Development This Year

South Korea is no stranger to 3D printing technology, from turning its cultural heritage into 3D printable files and developing biocompatible silk 3D printing material to using metal 3D printing to manufacture…

Popularity of FDM

Since the early 2000s, fused deposition modeling (FDM)—more formally referred to as material extrusion by ASTM and ISO—has been the most popular additive manufacturing and 3D printing process worldwide. In…

DK Automations Unveils the Radik 3D Printer, the First-Ever Using Delta Direct Extruder Technology

When comparing the two most common styles of desktop 3D printers, Cartesian and Delta, the latter has some clear advantages over the more popularly used former. Delta 3D printers generally…

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3DPrint.com Hosts Formlabs Webinar August 4: How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Technology—FDM vs SLA vs SLS—Register Now

Since discovering the world of the internet decades ago, I’ve long been a fan of webinars, podcasts, and the variety of educational tools to be found—often to my amazement—and generally free…

Outside of the Additive Box: Sculpteo Unveils New Laser Engraving Service

As anyone who follows the 3D printing industry closely enough is aware, the France-based 3D printing company Sculpteo is not only known for their 3D printing services, but also for…

LAIKA Uses 3D Printing For New Stop-Motion Adventure, “Kubo and the Two Strings”

Of all the different forms of entertainment available to us here on Earth, nothing captivates my attention quite like a well-made stop-motion film. The intensive and fantastical form of cinema…

Sculpteo Details How to Maximize Your ROI from 3D Printing Technology

As a writer who is deeply immersed in the 3D printing industry, I constantly find satisfaction in discovering which new companies are utilizing this disruptive and potentially revolutionary manufacturing technology….

Sculpteo Offers Important Questions to Ask Before Fully Committing Your Business to 3D Printing

As 3D printing becomes more accessible, affordable, and capable of impacting various industries over time, a handful of questions have arose from those trying to better understand exactly what this…

Disney Research Just Invented a “3D Copier” That Uses Light-Cured Resin to Duplicate Entire Objects Instantly

Using light-cured resins to 3D print physical objects is not a new technology. In fact, the oldest form of 3D printing is stereolithography (SLA), a process that uses a laser…

Do3D Develops Revolutionary Multi-side “MAP” 3D Printing Technology

For Martos Barton and the guys behind Budapest-based Do3D Innovations, the work on the professional level Genesis (G1) DLP 3D printer last year was only the beginning: they have now set out to…

Researchers at UTEP 3D Print Drone with Electronics Already Embedded Within

The allure of 3D printed drones is very strong. A large number of projects have been completed recently all over the world which build on the excitement of this combination of technologies….

Industrial Gases Key to Metal Additive Manufacturing — Air Products Launches Website to Guide Industry

In selective laser melting and similar processes, thin layers of atomized, fine metal powder are distributed using a coating mechanism onto a substrate plate attached to an indexing table that…

Weld3D Advancing Affordable Steel & Metal Alloy 3D Printing

It’s really incredible how quickly 3D printing has progressed in the last few years. Most of this progress has been with the use of thermoplastics via fused filament technology, as…

The Future of 3D Printing in Transforming the Concepts of Manufacturing

Rapid Prototyping is aggressively transforming manufacturing industries, posing an intensive threat to conventional approaches. Despite a costly investment, manufacturers continue to adopt rapid prototyping as a means to evaluate the…