Fast Complexity: ETH Zurich Combines Fast-Setting 3D Printed Concrete and Casting

As a disruptive technology, 3D printing has been behind many positive transformations in major industries, from dental and medical to aerospace and far beyond; however, the construction industry is worth…

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…

VELO3D Develops Process for 3D Printing Aluminum F357 on Sapphire Systems

California-headquartered digital manufacturing company VELO3D, which recently raised $28 million in a Series D funding round, just announced that it has developed a process for 3D printing parts out of…

What is Metrology Part 7: GOM

This is an overview of the organization GOM and what it does in terms of 3D technology as well as scanning. It has an interesting value proposition in the way it wants to position itself within the market.

Make All the Things Part 2: Ring Creation and Casting a Wax Ring, Part 1

This is an indepth how-to on making on casting a ring. This involved the usage of 3D Printers, but also various outside methods are important to this process. It is very fun to learn all of these new techniques.

Researchers Compare Microstructure of As-Cast, Hot-Extruded, and 3D Printed Magnesium Alloy Samples

Alloys of the shiny gray chemical element magnesium (Mg) feature a high strength-to-weight ratio and a low density of about 1700 kg/m3, making them good options for technical applications in…

Using Casting, Graphene, and SLM 3D Printing to Create Bioinspired Cilia Sensors

  What Mother Nature has already created, we humans are bound to try and recreate; case in point: biological sensors. Thanks to good old biomimicry, researchers have made their own…

Interview with Ken Burns of Forecast3D on Manufacturing as a Service

I was very impressed with Ken Burns’ presentation at Additive Manufacturing Strategies in Boston. Ken is the technical sales director of the 3D printing services and manufacturing company Forecast3D. Originally…

When Should 3D Printing Be Used in Sand Casting?

Sand casting is a technology with a long history, but it’s being reinvented by additive manufacturing. 3D printed sand molds allow for highly geometrically complex castings, and in a paper…

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