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Injection Printing Means 3D Printing Better Parts, Faster

One of the greatest benefits that 3D printing can offer in the fabrication of high-performance parts is speed. Users around the world continue to improve on this, reveling in both…

3D Printing Design for Automotive to Be Supported by Lehvoss & FENA

3D printing materials provider Lehvoss North America, part of the LEHVOSS Group of chemical companies operating under parent company Lehmann&Voss&Co., announced that it is partnering up with Forward Engineering North…

RAG & Gavco Partnership Shows Potential for 3D Printing Bridge to Injection Molding

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma-headquartered companies Rapid Application Group (RAG), and Gavco Plastics have announced a partnership that will combine their complementary expertise in manufacturing. RAG, founded in 2017 by a group…

JCRMRG’s 3D Health Hackathon Aims for Sustainable 3D Printed PPE

As we’ve mentioned many, many times over the last few months, the 3D printing community has really stepped up in a big way to help others as our world got…

Hybrid Drug Delivery Systems Made by Combining FFF 3D Printing & Conventional Manufacturing

Over the last few years, research has shown that 3D printing has a lot of potential for fabricating drug delivery systems. Now, a group of researchers from the Aristotle University…

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Freeform Injection Molding Service by Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

Previously Danish startup Addifab had announced that it was working with its investor Mitsubishi Chemical to develop and offer more materials for its Free Form Injection Molding process, which combines…

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Making Injection Molding Cost-Effective: How Many Units Do You Need to Order?

Injection molding is typically described as a cost-effective manufacturing process… when ordering large quantities of parts. The reason for this is simple: with injection molding, the initial tooling costs are…

3D Printing and COVID-19, April 19, 2020 Update

Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an attempt to ensure…

Short Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polyamide Using FDM 3D Printing vs. Polymer Injection Molding

Researchers from Spain are investigating more effective 3D printing materials with different techniques in the recently released ‘Investigation of a Short Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polyamide and Comparison of Two Manufacturing Processes:…

Fortify Expands Composites 3D Printing with Continuous Kinetic Mixing System

Fortify is one of a number of startups that are developing unique technologies for 3D printing composites. While we await the commercial release of the company’s digital light processing (DLP)…

3D Printing for Molds and Dies, Part 2

In part one of this series, we gave an overview of how 3D printing is used to fabricate molds and dies for injection molding and die casting. In particular, additive…

3D Printing for Molds and Dies, Part 1

As adoption of 3D printing spreads throughout the larger sector of industrial manufacturing, the value of the technology as more than just a rapid prototyping tool is becoming increasingly evident….

AddUp Partners with ORNL for 3D Printed Metal Tooling

French metal 3D printing group AddUp has entered into a $2.7 million agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to push laser powder bed fusion (PBF)…

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Moving from 3D Printing to Injection Molding: 5 Things to Consider

Several manufacturing technologies exist for making plastic parts. All over the world, injection presses, 3D printers and CNC machines are at this moment cutting, extruding and forming plastic into usable…

What is Metrology Part 7: GOM

This is an overview of the organization GOM and what it does in terms of 3D technology as well as scanning. It has an interesting value proposition in the way it wants to position itself within the market.

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3D Systems: Augmenting Your Workflow with Traditional and Additive Manufacturing

Combining Old and New Technology Remember the days when people thought that we would all end up with our own home desktop 3D printers to make anything our hearts desired…

3D Printing & the Circular Economy Part 3: Injection Molding

This is an article focused on the differences between additive manufacturing versus injection molding processes. It is important to take a holistic approach to what is sustainable within the circular economy in a variety of manners.

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.

Japan: Researchers Vary Infill Patterns to Test Deterioration of 3D Printed PLA Structures

PLA is often the material of choice for users engaged in fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. Known for its environmentally-friendly features, the material is the most popular desktop 3D…

Google ATAP Lab Saves Time and Money During Pre-Production with Formlabs 3D Printing Technology

Last month, Formlabs released a reformulated version of its High Temp Resin, which is part of its Engineering Resins family and features the highest heat deflection temperature (HDT) of any of…

Bamboo Shows Itself to be a Promising 3D Printing Material

In a paper entitled “Preparation and Properties of Polypropylene Composites Reinforced by Modified Phyllostachys pubescens Fibers,” a group of researchers explores the use of bamboo as an extruded material. Bamboo is…

Kite and Layer Team Up to Provide Customizable 3D Printed Eyewear

Kite, an eyewear brand based in London, is partnering with Layer, industrial designer Benjamin Hubert‘s design agency, to provide 3D printed eyewear that fits the exact measurements of a customer’s…

Comparing Desktop 3D Printing and Injection Molding PLA Samples

Comparisons are constantly being made between 3D printing and injection molding. Manufacturers of 3D printers and 3D printing materials strive to achieve the finish and detail that injection molding is…

Building Conformal Cooling Channels Using 3D Printing To Reduce Warpage and Cooling Time

In injection molding, parts are cooled by building channels throughout them. Those channels are typically straight lines, which can result in uneven cooling. Much more even, efficient cooling can be…