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3D Printing vs. CNC Machining

What’s the Best Way to Make Your Part? CNC machining is a common subtractive manufacturing technology. Unlike 3D printing, the process typically begins with a solid block of material (blank)…

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CNC Machining, 3D Printing, or Rapid Tooling: Which Process is the Best for Prototype Manufacturing

In the manufacturing business, prototypes are a crucial part of the design process. New product inventors need to test the viability of a new part in the market before going…

Shapeways Adds Six Traditional Manufacturing Methods to Digital Platform

Less than a month ago, global digital manufacturing platform Shapeways became the latest AM industry company to announce that it was going public through an Agreement and Plan of Merger and…

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Six Reasons Why 3D Printing Is the Future

It seems hard to believe that the first-ever 3D printer was created way back in 1983. In the intervening years, technology has clearly evolved, and new developments are announced almost…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, July 19, 2020

A variety of topics will be covered in this week’s webinar and virtual event roundup, including additive manufacturing in aerospace, CAMWorks, product management, post-processing, and more. Read on to learn…

Hybrid 3D Printing Profile: DMG Mori

DMG Mori is one of the largest machine builders worldwide, generating about $3 billion in revenue each from its Japanese and German divisions. Though its position in the 3D printing…

Unmet Fate: What if CNC Hadn’t Been Invented?

In David Noble’s book, Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation, the late York University professor examined the history of machine tool automation in the U.S. Noble argues…

OpenHybrid Project Complete: Hybrid Machines with CNC Machining and DED 3D Printing Capabilities

In October 2016, the three-year OpenHybrid project began, a part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The project was designed to address current hybrid manufacturing systems’…

North Carolina: KAM Receives New Certifications for Hybrid Manufacturing

Headquartered in unassuming Statesville, NC, Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM) continues to forge ahead in hybrid manufacturing, now announcing they have completed certifications in the following: ISO 9001:2015 AS9100D While these…

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3D Systems: Augmenting Your Workflow with Traditional and Additive Manufacturing

Combining Old and New Technology Remember the days when people thought that we would all end up with our own home desktop 3D printers to make anything our hearts desired…

3D Printing and the Circular Economy Part 6: CNC Machining

This is a brief article based on the differences between 3D printing and CNC machining in terms of waste. This part 6 of this series on the circular economy.

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How 3D Printing Challenges Traditional Manufacturing

3D printing has had a major impact on the world of manufacturing. This article looks at how weakness in traditional manufacturing have given additive manufacturing an opportunity to expand. How…

3D Printing and CNC Machining Platform Weerg Announces New Headquarters

There are many 3D printing platforms available online, but not as many that offer both 3D printing and CNC machining. One site that does is the new platform Weerg, which…

Fabrisonic’s Whitepaper on Metal 3D Printed Heat Exchangers for NASA JPL

Founded in 2011, Ohio-based Fabrisonic uses its hybrid metal 3D printing process, called Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM), to merge layers of metal foil together in a solid-state thanks to high frequency ultrasonic…

3D Hubs Releases Second Edition of Digital Manufacturing Trends Report

Last quarter, 3D Hubs published its first Trends report to include Digital Manufacturing trends. The popular and long-running report still includes all of the latest information about 3D printing, but now also…

3D Printing Combines with Other Technologies for Latest Energica Ego Component

Following the progress of the CRP Group and its subsidiary Energica over the past few years has been exciting, as the companies work together to develop 3D printed electric superbikes such…

Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor,…

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WayKen Uses Aluminum and CNC Machining to Create Automotive Reflector Prototypes

While 3D printing is additive in nature, building layers one on top of the other, another frequently used technology in rapid prototyping is CNC, which is subtractive in that it mills…

3D Hubs Q2 2018 Trend Report Expands Beyond 3D Printing to Digital Manufacturing

The global 3D Hubs network publishes its interesting and useful 3D printing trend reports to offer an inside look at the industry. These extensive industry reports compile data from 6,000 active…

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3D Printing vs. CNC Machining for Automotive Light Components

3D printing is being used for more and more automotive applications, lending itself to everything from internal components to the entire chassis. Even tires can be 3D printed. The technology…

Catch Up with Tim Ruffner, Our First Speaker for 3D Printing in Metal

Last week, we got a chance to sit down and speak with Tim Ruffner, a 3D printing in metal expert and the first speaker for our 3D Printing in Metal…

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3D Printing vs. CNC Machining: Advantages and Disadvantages

When 3D printing began to become more of a mainstream technology, many people crowed about how it would replace traditional manufacturing techniques, making injection molding and CNC machining things of…

AddiTec Offers Wire and Powder Additive Manufacturing in One Machine

Additive Technologies, LLC, also known as AddiTec, is still quite a young company, founded in 2015 in Las Vegas with a branch office in Bremen, Germany. The company designs and…