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)…
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.
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…