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3D Printing Used to Develop Menstrual Cup from Female-Owned Brand

3D printing is most often used for product development applications, a crucial tool to understand the look and feel of an item before it hits the market. That was the…

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HP & Ford Team to Recycle 3D Printed Waste into Car Parts

In some of the most interesting additive manufacturing news I’ve heard recently, HP and Ford announced that they have teamed up to revolutionize how 3D printing waste is reused in…

AddiFab Secures $6.3M to Drive Unique 3D Printing-Injection Molding Tech

Metal 3D printing has been an exciting market segment to watch in 2021, with the competition over bound metal printing heating up. However, polymers can’t be left behind, as we’re…

3D Printing Provider Fathom Acquires Injection Molding Firm

With more than 100 large-platform industrial-grade 3D printers, as well as services including CNC machining, injection molding, and urethane casting, Fathom is one of the biggest on-demand digital manufacturing platforms…

Wevolver and Mitsubishi Team up for KyronMAX Design Challenge with $25,000 Prize

Additive manufacturing (AM) provides product designers and engineers a high degree of geometric freedom. However, compared to injection molding, the material selection available in AM is incredibly limited. There are…

Structur3d Begins Shipping Inj3ctor Desktop Injection Molding Platform

Ontario, Canada’s Structur3d is attempting to bring injection molding to the desktop with its newest product. The Inj3ctor Platform is low-cost method for injection molding rubber parts that may make…

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Six Reasons Why 3D Printing Is the Future

It seems hard to believe that the first-ever 3D printer was created way back in 1983. In the intervening years, technology has clearly evolved, and new developments are announced almost…

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3D Printing Versus Injection Molding

Most custom plastic parts are produced commercially via injection molding. This is because once the upfront costs are covered, injection molding can produce in quantities of thousands to hundreds of…

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…