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Meltio Engine Jumps over the Limits of Metal 3D Printing by Enabling Hybrid Fabrication

MELTIO has officially presented today the new version of the MELTIO Engine, a fabrication module which enables 3D printing of full density metal parts when integrated with CNC machines, robots,…

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How Rapid Prototyping Has Revolutionized Product Development

From demonstrating proof of concept to testing the viability of a new part, prototypes are an essential part of the design process. Advancements in rapid prototyping technology, including processes like…

Lazy Manufacturing: Making Things Using Less Energy

A friend took a broken part of his old boat out of his pocket.  “Can you fix this?” he asked me. It was a complicated aluminium die-casting from the cold…

Hybrid 3D Printing, Part 2: Big Manufacturers

In the first part of our series, we gave a broad overview of hybrid manufacturing technology, but didn’t focus too much on the specific capabilities of various technologies. As we…

Hybrid 3D Printing, Part 1: Introduction

Born out of the rise of the first computer systems at the end of World War Two, computer numerical control (CNC) machining has become a crucial tool in the world…

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…

Hybrid Manufacturing: Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing and CNC Companies

“Hybrid Manufacturing Markets: Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing and CNC Companies”, a new report from SmarTech Analysis, digs down into the market for hybrid manufacturing systems, which combine AM with subtractive…

X-Carve Demo with Inventables

This is a brief article on my experience of demoing the X-Carve machine along with the Easel software integrated with it.

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The Advantages of 3D Printing

In recent years, 3D printers have taken the manufacturing industry by storm. From automobiles to computer parts, products made by 3D printers have undoubtedly played a big role in the…

What is Metrology?

3D Metrology  What is 3D metrology? Metrology is the science of measurement. It establishes a common understanding of units, crucial in linking and understanding human activities. When we apply metrology…

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.

3D Printing & the Circular Economy Part 2: Classical Manufacturing

This is an indepth dive into various tools within the traditional manufacturing cycle. We briefly mention the importance of these tools along with waste created by them as well. This is part two of this series on 3D Printing and the circular economy.

Industry Experts Interviews with Alessio Lorusso of Roboze

This is an indepth interview with Alessio Lorusso. He is the CEO and founder of Roboze. He has great insight on his organization as well as the additive manufacturing space as a whole.

Industry Experts – Tom Yang of Febtop

This is an interview with Tom Yang, the CEO of Febtop. He and his team have created a novel device that has great implications for makers.

3D Printing News Briefs: August 31, 2018

Welcome to this month’s last edition of 3D Printing News Briefs! Today, in honor a new month starting tomorrow, we’re starting with stories about everything new. BEEVERYCREATIVE will soon launch…

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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…

What the Apple 3D Printing Patents Mean for Our Industry

Recently Apple has been granted a patent for a color 3D printing idea whereby the printed object is first made and then colored in afterwards. This idea is a straightforward…

BoXZY is All In on All-in-One 3D Printer / CNC Mill / Laser Engraver: CEO Tells Us More About Robust Capabilities

BoXZY got its start in Pittsburgh, PA two years ago when brothers and co-founders Joel and Justin Johnson had the idea to create a machine that can create just about…

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Which Manufacturing Process is Right for Your Industry?

When it comes to custom manufacturing, different industries require prototypes and end-use production parts at a range of speeds and manufacturing standards, and there are many manufacturing processes to consider…

MakerOS 1.0 Release Adds Inventory Tracking to Its AutoQuoter and Other Improvements

MakerOS launched their Public Beta in late 2015. This month saw the release of MakerOS 1.0. This marks a huge milestone for the startup, which was founded in Detroit, Michigan in…

Optomec and Fryer Machine Systems Unveil New Hybrid Machines, Combining CNC Technology With LENS Print Engine

It’s been less than a month since Optomec announced that their patented Aerosol Jet Technology is now capable of 3D printing embedded electronics at the micron scale. They’ve always been…

Affordable, Open Source, 3D Printable CNC Machine is Now on Kickstarter

The appeals of Kickstarter campaigns are many. There are the rewards for backers, frequently taking the form of either deep discounts on the final product or unusual items that can’t…

3D Printing and CNC Machining Complement Each Other in the Ooznest OX

While CNC machining and 3D printing may seem to be the opposite of each other – one removes material, the other adds material – the two technologies complement each other…

CNC Supporter Declares End of 3D Printing Revolution Came with a Whimper and No Bang

In a provocatively named article, author James Brumley suggested that “3D Printing Came and Went, While CNC Simply Got Better.” He goes on to say that 3D Systems and Stratasys were…