industrial applications

University of Eastern Finland: Thesis Studies Potential for 3D Printing of Optical Components

Juuso Uusimaki has submitted a thesis to the Master’s Degree Programme in Photonics at the University of Eastern Finland. In ‘3D Printing of plastic optical components & comparison to traditional…

BCN3D Tests Chemical Resistance of Eight Common 3D Printing Materials

A material’s ability to resist degradation, erosion, or impregnation from contact with liquids, solids, or vapors of a different nature, like chemical solvents, acids, and bases, is known as chemical…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 7, 2020

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, ASTM International is developing a new AM standard, and 3D4Makers is launching a Luvocom PEKK filament. INMETRO has partnered with Farcco to raise awareness…

Betatype Case Study Illustrates Cost and Time Savings of Using 3D Printing to Fabricate Automotive Components

When it comes to industrial 3D printing for automotive applications, London-based Betatype is building up considerable expertise. The 3D printing company was founded in 2012, and works with its customers to…

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INTAMSYS Launches Jigs and Fixtures-Themed Industrial 3D Printing Global Competition

Shanghai-based 3D printer manufacturer INTAMSYS, which stands for Intelligent Additive Manufacturing Systems, often makes the headlines for its reliable, industrial-grade FUNMAT 3D printers‘ capabilities in providing 3D printing solutions with tough, functional, high-performance,…

Case Study: Senior Flexonics Saves 95% on New Heat Exchanger Design with ANSYS 3D Simulation Software

In order to remain competitive on the market, businesses need to be able to develop innovative products, while keeping costs low and efficiency high. Illinois-based Senior Flexonics recently worked with…

Teknodizayn Introduces Injection Molding-Inspired LOOP Industrial Continuous 3D Printing Platform

We first heard about Teknodizayn, a major international distributor of industrial and professional grade 3D printers and scanners based out of Turkey, last year, when the founder of AVSAR Aesthetic Surgery Clinic in Istanbul was…

Thor3D Introduces Calibration Kit for Drake 3D Scanner to Ensure Accurate Scans Every Time

Moscow-based 3D imaging company Thor3D has been taking the 3D scanning industry by storm since it first introduced its handheld Thor 3D Scanner and marking system in 2016. About a…

Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials First to Successfully 3D Print BNNT Titanium Composite

Carbon nanotubes were created in the 1990s, and thanks to their strength and ability to conduct electricity, have a multimillion dollar market. About a year ago, the National Research Council…

ORNL’s Project AME, First Fully Functional 3D Printed Excavator, Unveiled at Las Vegas Expo

There’s 3D printed Lego construction equipment…and then there’s Project AME, the first fully functional, full-size 3D printed excavator in the world. We have been following Project AME’s progress for nearly a…

Metal Additive Manufacturing Saves Time and Money in the Beverage Industry

Metal 3D printing is truly starting to pick up more momentum around the world — and we’re seeing a lot of it in Europe in particular lately. Jung & Co….

Oberg Industries and Swanson School of Engineering Team Up to Advance Additive Manufacturing Problem-Solving

While many industries and businesses have been using 3D printing technology for years, it was usually a process reserved for prototyping or R&D departments. But over the last few years…

New Industry Report: Metal 3D Printing is Now the Fastest Growing Segment of the 3D Printing Industry

Metal 3D printing has been one of the most in-demand additive manufacturing technologies for years. However, because of the technology’s expense, speed and part size limitations it has primarily been…

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Now Has More Than 10,000 3D Printed Parts, BMW Looks to Expand Use Across Entire Line of Cars

With more than 25 years of using 3D printing technology, there probably isn’t a global automotive manufacturer that has pushed the limits of using additive manufacturing applications than the BMW…

Matsuura Becomes an MTC Member, Will Install a Lumex Avance-25 Hybrid 3D Printer and Milling Machine in the Coventry Facility

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was opened in 2011 as an attempt to encourage the development of high-tech manufacturing technology in the UK and help connect academia and industry. As one…

Lockheed Martin Credits Sciaky’s EBAM Metal 3D Printing for Cost-Saving Titanium Propulsion Tank

While the type of metal 3D printing technology made by Chicago-based Sciaky Inc. isn’t remotely in the neighborhood of affordable, it is still leading to incredible time- and cost-saving measures for…

Altair and Airbus APWorks Partner to Offer Industrial 3D Printing Consultation Services

Industrial design, engineering and software development company Altair is announcing that they have formed an ongoing partnership with Airbus‘ 3D printing subsidiary, APWorks. The non-exclusive partnership will allow both companies to…

NatureWorks Introduces New PLA-Based ABS Alternative Material Ingeo 3D860

While PLA is by far the most popular filament type for desktop 3D printers, many companies that develop high-quality prototypes or end-use products have no choice but to turn to…

Metal 3D Printing Helps Innomia Increase the Production of Auto Parts by 17%

With both safety and weight/fuel efficiency concerns being high priorities for automobile manufacturers, plastic components are being used in modern cars more than ever. Unfortunately plastic components can often feel…

LPW Technology Begins Using Plasma Spheroidisation Process for Advanced Metal Powders

Metal powder materials and technology manufacturer LPW Technology is announcing that their new Plasma Spheroidisation equipment is fully operational and it is now producing their new, high-quality metal powder materials….