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Fabpilot by Sculpteo Demonstrating New FDM 3D Printing Integration at TCT Show

Fabpilot by Sculpteo Demonstrating New FDM 3D Printing Integration at TCT Show

Last year, French 3D printing company Sculpteo first introduced its standalone Fabpilot software in October, before officially launching the fully cloud-based solution at formnext the month after. Now this week, at the 2018 TCT Show in Birmingham, Fabpilot by Sculpteo will be presenting its new Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) integration – the software solution now directly connects to FDM 3D printers […]

Last year, French 3D printing company Sculpteo first introduced its standalone Fabpilot software in October, before officially launching the fully cloud-based solution at formnext the month after. Now this week, at the 2018 TCT Show in Birmingham, Fabpilot by Sculpteo...
Researchers Inspired by Nature to Develop Recyclable Liquid Crystal Polymers for FDM 3D Printing

Researchers Inspired by Nature to Develop Recyclable Liquid Crystal Polymers for FDM 3D Printing

While it’s possibly to quickly manufacture complex parts at a low cost using fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, the readily available polymers are fairly weak, and the completed 3D prints have poor adhesion. According to an ETH Zürich research group that specializes in 3D printing complex materials, this one of the reasons why FDM is not used […]

While it’s possibly to quickly manufacture complex parts at a low cost using fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, the readily available polymers are fairly weak, and the completed 3D prints have poor adhesion. According to an ETH Zürich research group...
Team Penske Use Stratasys 3D Printing for Carbon Fiber Race Car Parts

Team Penske Use Stratasys 3D Printing for Carbon Fiber Race Car Parts

When Stratasys released the $70,000 Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition the company already alluded to Team Penske using Stratasys machines for their racing team. Team Penske is a leading Indy, Nascar and IMSA racing team. Active since the late nineteen sixties the team has won Indycar Championships numerous times and is one of the most celebrated teams […]

When Stratasys released the $70,000 Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition the company already alluded to Team Penske using Stratasys machines for their racing team. Team Penske is a leading Indy, Nascar and IMSA racing team. Active since the late nineteen sixties the team...
UPC Researchers Develop New Method of Designing Porous Scaffolds for FDM 3D Printing

UPC Researchers Develop New Method of Designing Porous Scaffolds for FDM 3D Printing

From manufacturing customized prosthetics and implants to surgical planning and bioprinting organs and tissues, 3D printing has many medical applications. In terms of bone tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, 3D printed scaffolds are used as templates to help with tissue formation and initial cell attachment, as well as to fix prostheses through osseointegration. We’ve seen […]

From manufacturing customized prosthetics and implants to surgical planning and bioprinting organs and tissues, 3D printing has many medical applications. In terms of bone tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, 3D printed scaffolds are used as templates to help with...
Is 0.14mm the Best Layer Thickness for my FDM 3D Prints?

Is 0.14mm the Best Layer Thickness for my FDM 3D Prints?

According to research, the most commonly-used extrusion 3D printing method is fused deposition modeling, or FDM, which is used often for 3D printing larger, stronger parts; it’s also a popular desktop 3D printing method. The technology melts filaments like ABS and PLA into liquid using the heater’s extrusion head; then, the molten materials are then extruded. The […]

According to research, the most commonly-used extrusion 3D printing method is fused deposition modeling, or FDM, which is used often for 3D printing larger, stronger parts; it’s also a popular desktop 3D printing method. The technology melts filaments like ABS...
Polish 3D Printing Company UBOT3D Launches High Temperature Printer

Polish 3D Printing Company UBOT3D Launches High Temperature Printer

There are a surprising number of 3D printing companies coming out of Poland. Vshaper and 3DGence are two emerging firms that both make high temperature printers. These are now joined by a colleague UBOT3D. UBOT3D is like many 3D printing companies moving up in the world making more expensive 3D printers that are capable of […]

There are a surprising number of 3D printing companies coming out of Poland. Vshaper and 3DGence are two emerging firms that both make high temperature printers. These are now joined by a colleague UBOT3D. UBOT3D is like many 3D printing companies moving up in the...
Student Creates CUDA, the 3D Printed Underwater Jet Pack

Student Creates CUDA, the 3D Printed Underwater Jet Pack

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and while technology for traveling on dry land has developed that allows people of moderate income to cover a fair amount of ground relatively quickly, underwater exploration of a comparable sort has remained out of reach for all but a few. In terms of individual […]

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and while technology for traveling on dry land has developed that allows people of moderate income to cover a fair amount of ground relatively quickly, underwater exploration of a comparable sort has...
Industrial 3D Printer Buying Guide 2018

Industrial 3D Printer Buying Guide 2018

Industrial 3D printers are used for manufacturing. Reliability, uptime and repeatability are very important to these systems. The availability of the printer and the throughput are key considerations on whether to buy one. Industrial 3D printers have a wide range of application areas and make many different types of parts. Many 3D printers are niche […]

Industrial 3D printers are used for manufacturing. Reliability, uptime and repeatability are very important to these systems. The availability of the printer and the throughput are key considerations on whether to buy one. Industrial 3D printers have a wide range of...
Stratasys Releases Free White Paper on Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Thermoforming Tools

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 terms of the latest additive manufacturing innovations, many of which Stratasys itself introduces. Stratasys wants to make sure that it is sharing its expertise with the […]

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 terms of the latest additive manufacturing innovations, many of which Stratasys...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 2, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 2, 2018

In celebration of finally leaving the long month of January behind, we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some good news – Carbon is celebrating its fifth anniversary! Moving on, some other companies have things to celebrate, as Sharebot introduces a new material and CollPlant announces its Nasdaq listing. UL and Ricoh will allow […]

In celebration of finally leaving the long month of January behind, we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some good news – Carbon is celebrating its fifth anniversary! Moving on, some other companies have things to celebrate, as Sharebot...
The Chocolate Factory Gets Helping Hand from Stratasys 3D Printing

The Chocolate Factory Gets Helping Hand from Stratasys 3D Printing

We’re filled to brimming with articles about the ways in which 3D printing has impacted medical, automotive, and military sectors, and there have been a number of discussions around the impact that the technology will have in fashion, foods, and furnishings. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find an area in which 3D […]

We’re filled to brimming with articles about the ways in which 3D printing has impacted medical, automotive, and military sectors, and there have been a number of discussions around the impact that the technology will have in fashion, foods, and furnishings. In...
Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into Apple’s ARKit. They redesigned the user interface, enhanced the 2D to 3D tools, added obj file export, and expanded import and export to include Google Drive, […]

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into Apple’s ARKit. They redesigned the user interface, enhanced the 2D to 3D tools, added...
Studying the Process: Students Design Self Balancing Scooter Using 3D Tech

Studying the Process: Students Design Self Balancing Scooter Using 3D Tech

The development and continued integration of 3D print technology into nearly every aspect of life is exciting. Every day new stories of the boundaries being pushed and innovations being realized through the application of this technology pour in. It’s important in all of this, however, to also take time to study not just the sexy […]

The development and continued integration of 3D print technology into nearly every aspect of life is exciting. Every day new stories of the boundaries being pushed and innovations being realized through the application of this technology pour in. It’s important...
Leapfrog Officially Launches New Industrial Bolt Pro 3D Printer, With Independent Dual Extruders and Office-Friendly Features

Leapfrog Officially Launches New Industrial Bolt Pro 3D Printer, With Independent Dual Extruders and Office-Friendly Features

3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog was founded over five years ago, and has been busy ever since, coming out with 3D printers for both professional and industrial uses. The company first turned heads in the 3D printing community with the release of its Creatr XL in 2014. That same year, the company launched both its Creatr […]

3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog was founded over five years ago, and has been busy ever since, coming out with 3D printers for both professional and industrial uses. The company first turned heads in the 3D printing community with the release of its Creatr XL in...
Todd Grimm Tells More Tales About Fantastic Developments in Additive Manufacturing at RAPID

Todd Grimm Tells More Tales About Fantastic Developments in Additive Manufacturing at RAPID

Last week, we reported on the first part of Todd Grimm’s rapid-fire What’s New talk at RAPID + TCT. Grimm continued his talk by discussing the latest trends in digital light processing, commonly know as DLP. As Grimm explained, DLP (for 3D printing) is a technology that has been around for 15 years and was pioneered […]

Last week, we reported on the first part of Todd Grimm’s rapid-fire What’s New talk at RAPID + TCT. Grimm continued his talk by discussing the latest trends in digital light processing, commonly know as DLP. As Grimm explained, DLP (for 3D printing) is a...
It’s No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

It’s No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

This year’s RAPID + TCT was jam packed with new 3D printing technology and was by far the largest 3D printing expo that I’ve personally seen. There was an awful lot to take in. So where to begin? If only there was a rundown highlighting some of the most significant new technologies that attendees were to […]

This year’s RAPID + TCT was jam packed with new 3D printing technology and was by far the largest 3D printing expo that I’ve personally seen. There was an awful lot to take in. So where to begin? If only there was a rundown highlighting some of the most...
3D Platform Debuts Fastest Spool-Fed 3D Printer Extruder, Made Possible with 6mm Filament by MakeShaper

3D Platform Debuts Fastest Spool-Fed 3D Printer Extruder, Made Possible with 6mm Filament by MakeShaper

At RAPID, I saw a number of solutions for making larger FDM prints. As we previously reported, Titan Robotics exhibited two products, a new pellet extruder and their Cronus multi-gantry 3D printer, both of which speed printing, saving both time and money. 3D Platform (3DP) takes a different tack when it comes to quickly printing large plastic […]

At RAPID, I saw a number of solutions for making larger FDM prints. As we previously reported, Titan Robotics exhibited two products, a new pellet extruder and their Cronus multi-gantry 3D printer, both of which speed printing, saving both time and money. 3D Platform...
RAPID 2017: Titan Robotics Introduces New Pellet Extrusion System, Showcases Cronus Multi-Gantry 3D Printer

RAPID 2017: Titan Robotics Introduces New Pellet Extrusion System, Showcases Cronus Multi-Gantry 3D Printer

While metal 3D printing was all the rage at RAPID + TCT this week, there were some FDM printers on the exhibit floor that showed that plastic extrusion is still a viable alternative to more expensive powder and resin-based rapid prototyping systems. I visited with Titan Robotics to see their approach to large-format 3D printing. […]

While metal 3D printing was all the rage at RAPID + TCT this week, there were some FDM printers on the exhibit floor that showed that plastic extrusion is still a viable alternative to more expensive powder and resin-based rapid prototyping systems. I visited with...
BASF and Essentium Tell Us About New Partnership to Develop Strong New Polymer 3D Printing Materials

BASF and Essentium Tell Us About New Partnership to Develop Strong New Polymer 3D Printing Materials

While metal may be the fastest-growing sector in 3D printing right now, multiple companies are working to make sure that plastic doesn’t get left behind. The issue with plastic is that while it’s a good material for creating 3D printed prototypes, it’s largely not strong enough for end use parts – but that’s changing, thanks […]

While metal may be the fastest-growing sector in 3D printing right now, multiple companies are working to make sure that plastic doesn’t get left behind. The issue with plastic is that while it’s a good material for creating 3D printed prototypes,...
MIT and Binghamton Researchers Find Possible Way to Make FDM 3D Printer Speeds Faster

MIT and Binghamton Researchers Find Possible Way to Make FDM 3D Printer Speeds Faster

One of the most frustrating parts of 3D printing – other than failed prints – is print speed, or lack thereof. 3D printers are getting progressively faster, but overall, they’re still slower than most people would consider ideal, especially when it comes to large prints. I, personally, have never really paused to consider the mechanics […]

One of the most frustrating parts of 3D printing – other than failed prints – is print speed, or lack thereof. 3D printers are getting progressively faster, but overall, they’re still slower than most people would consider ideal, especially when it...
Popularity of FDM

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 2003, Stratasys sold nearly as many FDM machines as all other AM machines combined, according to our research for Wohlers Report 2004. In 2006, Stratasys […]

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 2003, Stratasys sold nearly as many FDM machines as all other...
Metal 3D Printing is Poised to Become a New Manufacturing Paradigm, But Adoption Is Slow

Metal 3D Printing is Poised to Become a New Manufacturing Paradigm, But Adoption Is Slow

Although metal 3D printing may seem like a new technology, it’s been around since the 1980’s, and used chiefly in production of high value, highly engineered, complex parts and prototypes. Companies have been pouring R&D dollars into 3D printing to manufacture industrial parts with geometric complexity in metal shapes at lowered costs. Metal 3D printing […]

Although metal 3D printing may seem like a new technology, it’s been around since the 1980’s, and used chiefly in production of high value, highly engineered, complex parts and prototypes. Companies have been pouring R&D dollars into 3D printing to manufacture...
Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing platform provides a streamlined way for engineers and designers to get instant pricing, lead times and manufacturability feedback. All it takes is a 3D CAD file.  […]

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing platform provides a streamlined way for...
Ordering Custom Parts is Easier Than Ever with Instant Quoting

Ordering Custom Parts is Easier Than Ever with Instant Quoting

The traditional process for ordering custom parts can be a long and cumbersome experience, often requiring back and forth conversations and emails over days or even weeks, but one company is eliminating the need for an endless exchange of drawings and files. Xometry is transforming American manufacturing by making quoting and ordering custom 3D printed […]

The traditional process for ordering custom parts can be a long and cumbersome experience, often requiring back and forth conversations and emails over days or even weeks, but one company is eliminating the need for an endless exchange of drawings and files. Xometry...
Dutch Companies PARKEAGLE and Printr Partner for Rapid Prototyping of Revolutionary Parking Sensors

Dutch Companies PARKEAGLE and Printr Partner for Rapid Prototyping of Revolutionary Parking Sensors

I am new to working from home, and one of the things I really like is not having to leave my house in the mornings. No messy commute, no searching for a good parking spot at work, and no worrying about scraping my windows when the cold Ohio winter blusters in. My car is parked […]

I am new to working from home, and one of the things I really like is not having to leave my house in the mornings. No messy commute, no searching for a good parking spot at work, and no worrying about scraping my windows when the cold Ohio winter blusters in. My car...
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