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Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor, along with several businesses that, while offering 3D printing, are not focused solely on this particular technology, but rather in multiple rapid prototyping and digital […]

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor, along with several businesses that, while offering 3D printing, are not focused solely on...
Additive Free-Form Casting Process Combines the Advantages of 3D Printing and Injection Molding

Additive Free-Form Casting Process Combines the Advantages of 3D Printing and Injection Molding

We’ve seen all sorts of 3D printing innovations coming from the many institutes of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, from large-scale SLM 3D printing and a real-time autonomous 3D scanning system to a powder jet that solves issues with laser metal deposition printing. The latest comes from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and […]

We’ve seen all sorts of 3D printing innovations coming from the many institutes of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, from large-scale SLM 3D printing and a real-time autonomous 3D scanning system to a powder jet that solves...
3D Hubs CEO Details New Company Strategy, Branching Out Beyond 3D Printing into the Larger Manufacturing World

3D Hubs CEO Details New Company Strategy, Branching Out Beyond 3D Printing into the Larger Manufacturing World

3D Hubs turns five years old this year, and it’s been quite a half-decade, as the company went from small startup to major worldwide platform. 3D Hubs’ users have ordered 1.2 million parts in the time the platform has been in existence, and received them in an average of two days thanks to the platform […]

3D Hubs turns five years old this year, and it’s been quite a half-decade, as the company went from small startup to major worldwide platform. 3D Hubs’ users have ordered 1.2 million parts in the time the platform has been in existence, and received them...
RP Platform Introduces Automated Pricing Feature for Traditional Manufacturing and 3D Printed Post-Processing Services

RP Platform Introduces Automated Pricing Feature for Traditional Manufacturing and 3D Printed Post-Processing Services

London-based RP Platform, which provides customizable workflow automation software for additive manufacturing, was launched back in 2013 by Autonomous Manufacturing Ltd. The company’s platform automates every stage of the AM process, so customers can achieve greater workflow efficiency and rapidly develop high-quality 3D printed parts. It provides a unique end-to-end solution, and the company, which also has an […]

London-based RP Platform, which provides customizable workflow automation software for additive manufacturing, was launched back in 2013 by Autonomous Manufacturing Ltd. The company’s platform automates every stage of the AM process, so customers can achieve...
3D Printing or Another Process? How to Choose the Right Rapid Prototyping Technology

3D Printing or Another Process? How to Choose the Right Rapid Prototyping Technology

With so many different types of manufacturing methods available, it’s difficult sometimes to know how to choose the one that is best for your needs. Rapid prototyping offers numerous benefits, but there are a wide range of rapid prototyping methods to choose from, each offering something a little different, and it can be overwhelming trying […]

With so many different types of manufacturing methods available, it’s difficult sometimes to know how to choose the one that is best for your needs. Rapid prototyping offers numerous benefits, but there are a wide range of rapid prototyping methods to choose...
FitStation 3D Technology Used to Create Personalized Running Shoes Based on Biomechanics

FitStation 3D Technology Used to Create Personalized Running Shoes Based on Biomechanics

It was only a few months ago that HP hit the ground running with FitStation, a platform powered by its 3D technologies that’s delivering individualized, custom-fitted footwear. The process uses individual 3D feet scanning and dynamic gait analysis to provide recommendations for off-the-shelf shoes and insoles, and also creates 3D printed insoles and customized footwear. HP’s Sprout and […]

It was only a few months ago that HP hit the ground running with FitStation, a platform powered by its 3D technologies that’s delivering individualized, custom-fitted footwear. The process uses individual 3D feet scanning and dynamic gait analysis to provide...
Teknodizayn Introduces Injection Molding-Inspired LOOP Industrial Continuous 3D Printing Platform

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 inspired by one of the company’s 3D scanning and printing demonstrations to purchase an Artec Eva handheld 3D scanner from Teknodizayn partner Artec 3D in order to give his plastic surgery […]

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 inspired by one of the...
Free Formlabs White Paper Discusses Benefits and Common Issues in 3D Printing and Injection Molding

Free Formlabs White Paper Discusses Benefits and Common Issues in 3D Printing and Injection Molding

While 3D printing is definitely shaking up the way many products are manufactured, it will likely never be a permanent replacement for other technologies like injection molding, which is most often used in large volume plastic manufacturing. However, 3D printing can be combined with injection molding to save on both cost and time – this is […]

While 3D printing is definitely shaking up the way many products are manufactured, it will likely never be a permanent replacement for other technologies like injection molding, which is most often used in large volume plastic manufacturing. However, 3D printing can...
Formlabs Presents Free White Paper on 3D Printing and Injection Molding

Formlabs Presents Free White Paper on 3D Printing and Injection Molding

3D printing is a wonderful technology by itself, but it also enhances other manufacturing technologies when combined with them. There have been many cases in which 3D printing and investment casting were used together, and 3D printing and CNC machining are often both required to create a single part – hence the growing number of […]

3D printing is a wonderful technology by itself, but it also enhances other manufacturing technologies when combined with them. There have been many cases in which 3D printing and investment casting were used together, and 3D printing and CNC machining are often both...
Sositar Mould Company Embraces 3D Printing Alongside Complementary Technologies

Sositar Mould Company Embraces 3D Printing Alongside Complementary Technologies

A couple of years ago, the Chinese government announced the Made in China 2025 initiative, which would focus on upgrading the Chinese manufacturing industry over the coming decade with an emphasis on advanced technology. 3D printing has been a big part of the plan from the beginning, and it really shows, especially lately as more […]

A couple of years ago, the Chinese government announced the Made in China 2025 initiative, which would focus on upgrading the Chinese manufacturing industry over the coming decade with an emphasis on advanced technology. 3D printing has been a big part of the plan...
Techniplas Opens New Additive Manufacturing Center in California

Techniplas Opens New Additive Manufacturing Center in California

One long-established company that has been determinedly pursuing 3D printing technology lately is Techniplas, an automotive injection molding company that recently established a new digital business unit. The company recently announced that it would be creating a new additive manufacturing center, and today, Techniplas has officially opened the center in Ventura, California. The Additive Manufacturing Center will […]

One long-established company that has been determinedly pursuing 3D printing technology lately is Techniplas, an automotive injection molding company that recently established a new digital business unit. The company recently announced that it would be creating a new...
Proto Labs Launches Metrology Lab and On-Demand Manufacturing for Injection Molding

Proto Labs Launches Metrology Lab and On-Demand Manufacturing for Injection Molding

Proto Labs has become well-known in the 3D printing industry, but the company, which was established in 1999, has actually only been in the 3D printing business for a few years. Before that, it was known for rapid prototyping via injection molding, and despite the fact that it has added CNC machining as well as […]

Proto Labs has become well-known in the 3D printing industry, but the company, which was established in 1999, has actually only been in the 3D printing business for a few years. Before that, it was known for rapid prototyping via injection molding, and despite the...
Techniplas Moving Towards Digitization, Establishing New 3D Printing Business Unit for Rapid Tooling Development

Techniplas Moving Towards Digitization, Establishing New 3D Printing Business Unit for Rapid Tooling Development

Automotive injection molder Technicplas LLC, headquartered in Wisconsin, provides custom injection molding for customers all over the world, and the company recently made a big step in its move to digitize its operations. Techniplas, which is ranked #35 in the Plastics News ranking of North American injection molders, is establishing an additive manufacturing center at […]

Automotive injection molder Technicplas LLC, headquartered in Wisconsin, provides custom injection molding for customers all over the world, and the company recently made a big step in its move to digitize its operations. Techniplas, which is ranked #35 in the...
Daimler Buses 3D Printing Parts for Replacement, Small Series Production, Special Customer Requests

Daimler Buses 3D Printing Parts for Replacement, Small Series Production, Special Customer Requests

Leading automotive manufacturer Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing technology into the development process and series production for its commercial vehicles segment. The manufacturer recently teamed up with Premium AEROTEC and EOS to work on developing and implementing next-generation industrial additive manufacturing, and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, put its commercial 3D printers to […]

Leading automotive manufacturer Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing technology into the development process and series production for its commercial vehicles segment. The manufacturer recently teamed up with Premium AEROTEC and EOS to work on developing and...
Milacron Partners with Linear AMS to Modernize Injection Mold Making Using Metal 3D Printing

Milacron Partners with Linear AMS to Modernize Injection Mold Making Using Metal 3D Printing

At some point 3D printing technology will evolve far enough that it can eliminate the need for traditional manufacturing processes like injection molding. Not only would this allow consumers to produce and customize products in their own homes or at nearby local micro factories, but it would reduce the waste and pollution often associated with […]

At some point 3D printing technology will evolve far enough that it can eliminate the need for traditional manufacturing processes like injection molding. Not only would this allow consumers to produce and customize products in their own homes or at nearby local micro...
3D Meets 2D at HP as Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing System Is Used to Manufacture New Parts for HP’s 2D Inkjet Printers

3D Meets 2D at HP as Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing System Is Used to Manufacture New Parts for HP’s 2D Inkjet Printers

HP has been making major waves through its entrance into the 3D printing market, between laying off thousands of employees in 2015, unveiling its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing system last year, and closing a factory in Ireland earlier this month to redirect company funds to 3D printing. With the first Multi Jet Fusion production units only recently shipped, it’s […]

HP has been making major waves through its entrance into the 3D printing market, between laying off thousands of employees in 2015, unveiling its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing system last year, and closing a factory in Ireland earlier this month to redirect company...
Proto Labs Introduces New Rapid Insert Molding Technology, Releases 2016 Financial Results

Proto Labs Introduces New Rapid Insert Molding Technology, Releases 2016 Financial Results

If you’ve been following our coverage of SOLIDWORKS World 2017, which wrapped up yesterday, you already know that there was a lot of 3D printing-related activity at the show. We spoke with multiple major companies in the 3D industry – printing, scanning, software – and we’re going to continue to share what we’ve learned with […]

If you’ve been following our coverage of SOLIDWORKS World 2017, which wrapped up yesterday, you already know that there was a lot of 3D printing-related activity at the show. We spoke with multiple major companies in the 3D industry – printing, scanning,...
Much More Than Prototyping: Star Prototype Expands, Changes Name to Star Rapid

Much More Than Prototyping: Star Prototype Expands, Changes Name to Star Rapid

A few months ago, we enjoyed the opportunity to talk to Gordon Styles, President and Founder of Star Prototype. An early adopter of additive manufacturing, the rapid prototyping company was using 3D printing since its launch back in 2005. While not exclusively focused on additive manufacturing, the company has used the technology heavily in its manufacturing services, which also include […]

A few months ago, we enjoyed the opportunity to talk to Gordon Styles, President and Founder of Star Prototype. An early adopter of additive manufacturing, the rapid prototyping company was using 3D printing since its launch back in 2005. While not exclusively focused...
3D Printing Helped to Create Nature-Inspired Flex-Brick bionicTOYS

3D Printing Helped to Create Nature-Inspired Flex-Brick bionicTOYS

A Kickstarter campaign just launched for what is arguably the coolest toy this year: bionicTOYS are inspired by the science of motion and nature’s own flexibility, and introduce STEM-based skills to children. Berlin-based product designer and LEGO enthusiast Marcel Pasternak created bionicTOYS in 2016 as part of his master’s thesis in product design. The patent-pending, flex-brick […]

A Kickstarter campaign just launched for what is arguably the coolest toy this year: bionicTOYS are inspired by the science of motion and nature’s own flexibility, and introduce STEM-based skills to children. Berlin-based product designer and LEGO enthusiast...
Dutch Manufacturer Promolding Reduces Injection Mold Lead Times By 93% Thanks to Stratasys 3D Printing Technology

Dutch Manufacturer Promolding Reduces Injection Mold Lead Times By 93% Thanks to Stratasys 3D Printing Technology

Multi-billion dollar 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys, in cooperation with Dutch manufacturer Promolding, has successfully reduced injection mold lead times by 93% through the utilization of Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing solutions. Injection molding, one of the most widely used manufacturing processes, is often leveraged by manufacturers with massive volumes of products to create […]

Multi-billion dollar 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys, in cooperation with Dutch manufacturer Promolding, has successfully reduced injection mold lead times by 93% through the utilization of Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing...
Made for Me Offers Tips on SLS 3D Printing with Nylon: Enjoy Greater Durability & Versatility for Complex Models

Made for Me Offers Tips on SLS 3D Printing with Nylon: Enjoy Greater Durability & Versatility for Complex Models

As an artist is to pencils and paints, the 3D printing enthusiast is to materials. And if you’ve become passionate about using this technology, whether at home or for work, then you are probably beginning to branch out beyond ABS and PLA—although hopefully you took away some helpful information from our last major article on […]

As an artist is to pencils and paints, the 3D printing enthusiast is to materials. And if you’ve become passionate about using this technology, whether at home or for work, then you are probably beginning to branch out beyond ABS and PLA—although hopefully you took...
The Injection Molding Industry Turns to 3D Printing to Accelerate Product Development Cycles

The Injection Molding Industry Turns to 3D Printing to Accelerate Product Development Cycles

Of all the industries that will at some point be disrupted by 3D printing technology, it is the injection molding and high-volume manufacturing market that will probably take the largest hit. With the current levels of technology, injection molding is still the fastest and most cost effective manufacturing process for large-scale production, but it won’t […]

Of all the industries that will at some point be disrupted by 3D printing technology, it is the injection molding and high-volume manufacturing market that will probably take the largest hit. With the current levels of technology, injection molding is still the...
Stratasys 3D Printers Help HASCO Make Low-Volume Injection Molding Cost Effective

Stratasys 3D Printers Help HASCO Make Low-Volume Injection Molding Cost Effective

Injection molding is probably the single most popular form of mass production on the planet. While the manufacturing process was invented in 1919 it wasn’t until World War II that it became widely used and since then we’ve been living in an injection molded world. It is very likely that every person on the planet has […]

Injection molding is probably the single most popular form of mass production on the planet. While the manufacturing process was invented in 1919 it wasn’t until World War II that it became widely used and since then we’ve been living in an injection molded world. It...
Type A Machines Introduces High-Volume 3D Printing with the Print Pod at RAPID 2015

Type A Machines Introduces High-Volume 3D Printing with the Print Pod at RAPID 2015

The 3D printing industry has been inching closer to mass production for the past few years thanks to growing investor confidence, more user-friendly workflows, and increasing print reliability. The number of large-volume 3D printing facilities, or 3D printer farms, is growing rapidly and participants are finding what was once a risky venture only a few years […]

The 3D printing industry has been inching closer to mass production for the past few years thanks to growing investor confidence, more user-friendly workflows, and increasing print reliability. The number of large-volume 3D printing facilities, or 3D printer farms,...
Sandretto Enters AM Market with Large Delta 3D Printer Line

Sandretto Enters AM Market with Large Delta 3D Printer Line

Italian firm Sandretto, perhaps best known for their Serie Dieci injection molding machines, recently rolled out a range of 3D printers specifically designed for professional additive manufacturing. The Italian press manufacturer has, in the past two years, acquired a new owner, installed new management, and opened up new headquarters. As part of their new look, […]

Italian firm Sandretto, perhaps best known for their Serie Dieci injection molding machines, recently rolled out a range of 3D printers specifically designed for professional additive manufacturing. The Italian press manufacturer has, in the past two years, acquired a...
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