fused deposition modeling

Improving Forensic Analysis of Skull Fragments with 3D Imaging and FDM

A recent study, conducted by researchers Amber Collings and Katherine Brown at Teeside University in the U.K., analyzed the suitability of specific 3D scanning and modeling techniques in a key…

Whiteclouds uses a Printfarm of 75 Creality 3D Printers to Make Large Format 3D Prints

For a number of years now I’ve been advocating for the use of clusters of desktop 3D printers to manufacture. Whereas desktop machines years ago were not mature enough now…

India: Polyjet Versus FDM 3D Printing Errors Compared

In ‘Comparative Study and Measurement of Form Errors for the Component Printed by FDM and PolyJet Process,’ authors Nagendra Kumar Maurya, Vikas Rastogi, and Pushpendra Singh (all researchers from India)…

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…

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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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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…

Researchers Use CFD Simulation to Determine Ideal Rate of Extrusion and Toolpath in FDM

In a paper entitled “Numerical Modeling of the Material Deposition and Contouring Precision in Fused Deposition Modeling,” a group of researchers discusses how they used computation fluid dynamics (CFD) to…

Tsinghua University Investigates if Blends of PLA and PBS are Suitable for FDM 3D Printing

A trio of researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing recently published a paper, titled “Preparation and Characterization of Poly(butylene succinate)/Polylactide Blends for Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing,” about preparing material blends…

Layer One’s Atom 3 Combines SLA and FDM 3D Printing Technology in One Machine

There are a lot of questions one needs to ask when considering buying a 3D printer. How fast is it? What materials can it print with? What kind of detail…

Diyouware Initiative Invents New Resin Deposition Modeling 3D Printing Method

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve heard from the Diyouware initiative, which was started by two brothers in Madrid with a passion for robotics, design, electronics, software development,…

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…

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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…

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Join 3DPrint.com and Formlabs August 4th for a Free Webinar on Choosing the Right 3D Printing Technology

One of the more confusing areas for people just getting into 3D printing – and even for those with experience – is distinguishing what sets one printing technology apart from…

Clemson Students Create 3D Printed Prototype for BMW With the Help of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

Clemson has been a strategic partner with BMW since 2008, running a two-year-long project in which students in the Automotive Engineering program work to design, develop, program, prototype, and produce…

Adobe Files Patent for ‘Smooth 3D Printing’ Process

If you have ever wrapped your textbooks in contact paper, or attempted to place a screen cover on your smartphone, you’re probably painfully familiar with the frustrating bubbles that are…

Aerialtronics Uses 3D Printing to Streamline Operations for Their Data Collection Drones

If you see a drone fly over your house, you want to shoot it down. Admit it. You do. But you won’t and you’d better get used to the idea…