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CREALITY to Release CR-5 Pro 3D Printer Delivering Industrial Accuracy on the Desktop

Creality has announced the launch of a new FFF desktop 3D printer: the CR-5 Pro. With enhanced improvements of hardware, the CR-5 Pro is designed to be a consumer-friendly machine…

Interview with BCN3D CTO Eric Pallarés

There are a lot of startups in 3D printing and a lot of established companies developing 3D printers, but there is only one BCN3D. Born from a foundation, BCN3D quietly…

RobotFactory.it’s Andrea Martini, “We Make Machines Engineered with Extreme Care”

A few years ago in around 2012 I started to see some innovative 3D printers emerge from a workshop in Venice. These RobotFactory.it printers showed a lot of craftsmanship, tight…

Testing Chemical Modifications and In-Vitro Biological Properties in FDM 3D Printing

In the recently published ‘Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing: Test Platforms for Evaluating Post-Fabrication Chemical Modifications and In-Vitro Biological Properties,’ international authors explore expanded uses for FDM 3D printing, creating…

Solvay’s Christophe Schramm “We Want to be the Leading Supplier of AM Ready Solutions”

The altogether too youthful Christophe Schramm has headed up Solvay’s 3D printing efforts for the past several years. He’s presided over Solvay’s market entry release of PVDF filament, as well…

Michael Gorski of Filament Innovations On FDM for Manufacturing

I kept hearing from people about Michael Gorski and Filament Innovations. I was repeatably told that in Pennsylvania a small firm was making open FDM systems made for manufacturing. I’ve…

3DPOD Episode 16: 3D Printing Trends for 2020, with Xometry’s Greg Paulsen

Today Xometry’s Greg Paulsen is back and we geek out some more on 3D printing. We look at some anticipated trends in 3D printing for the next few years this…

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Price, Performance, Potential – Closing the Gap in 3D Printing

MakerBot, a global leader in the 3D printing industry, can be seen within the rapid prototyping processes of several industry powerhouses, such as Lockheed Martin and KUKA Robotics. Recently, MakerBot’s…

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3D Printing Metal End-use Part Applications

This article describes the ideal use-cases for each process & comparison with other solutions to help you identify opportunities using 3D Hubs in your organization for metal 3d printing service….

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Makerbot Launches Method X, Brings Real ABS 3D Printing to Manufacturing

MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, announces the launch of METHOD X, a manufacturing workstation engineered to challenge traditional manufacturing with real ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) material, a 100°C chamber,…

XYZPrinting to Focus on Industrial 3D Printing: Interview with Fernando Hernandez

They told us we’d all have 3D printers on every desktop. The newspapers, the TV, all the tech blogs. All those that are now complaining that we don’t have 3D…

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Video Series: Comparing 3D Printing Processes with Xometry’s X-Tiles 

Overchoice is a real thing; when there are dozens of 3D printing materials to choose from it can become a challenge to know which material to choose, let alone what…

Tunisia: Researchers 3D Print Optimized Car Leaf Spring out of Carbon PEEK

Authors Amir Kessentini, Gulam Mohammed Sayeed Ahmed, and Jamel Madiouli have performed research and analysis after 3D printing a car part, with their findings outlined and recently published in ‘Design…

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Roboze Argo 500 Sets the Standard for the Production of Large Scale Finished Components with High Temperature and Composite Polymers

Bari, Italy With its new Argo 500, Roboze aims to become the leader in the large-scale 3D printing industry with high performance plastics. The Argo 500 is the result of constant…

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part 5

This is a part of a series of articles: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four. Tensile test coupon and check part construction for the six AM processes are…

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part 4

This is a part of a series; Part one is here, two here, and three here. The results for small, positive features are shown in Figure 11 and Table 4….

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part 3

This article is part of a series: Part One is here and Two is here. Variability: Dimensional Measurements  In the context of accuracy versus precision, dimensional measurements can use mean…

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part 2

Part One of this series by Todd Grimm can be found here. Table 2, which is generally ordered by best to worst COVs, presents the values used for Figure 2….

Using an Inkjet Robot On Curved FDM Surfaces to Get the Best of Both Worlds

So far, 3D creators have experimented with hydrographics, ultrasonic misting, and water marbling as ways to make Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)-created objects more visually interesting. Now, an Austrian-based group is…

Researcher Presents Case Study on Partially 3D Printed Lace-Like Dress

Lace isn’t just for wedding dresses or your grandmother’s doilies anymore, especially not when 3D printing is involved. Researcher Lushan Sun recently presented her case study about a 3D printed…

Desktop Metal Raises $438 Million Total With Additional $160 Million Round – What Does It Mean?

Desktop Metal is becoming quite the VC darling. The Massachusetts based metal printing firm has now raised a total of $438 million by virtue of its latest funding round of…

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The BIG IDEAS for UV + EB Technology Conference is the Place to Learn About Photopolymers and 3D Printing

The Radtech BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology conference takes place on Tuesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 20th in Redondo Beach California. The BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology is the…

Study Examines Silver Nanoparticles as an Anti-Microbial Addition to 3D Printing Filaments for the Food Industry

In a thesis entitled “A Study of 3D Printed Silver-Polymer Composite Structures,” University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha discusses a material that has been seldom studied in 3D printing: polymers…

PEEK and Aluminium 3D Printed Parts Tested for Use in Ultra High Vacuum Environments

Application of additive manufacturing technology in a vacuum environment has been limited due to the material porosity and additives used in the manufacturing techniques. In a paper entitled “The Use…