laser sintering

Brandon Fosdick: From Rocket Science to Developing an Affordable SLS 3D Printer

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is probably the most exciting form of 3D printing technology today. Unfortunately though, it is mostly reserved for large corporations with equally large bank accounts. SLS…

EOS & Cooksongold Team to Launch the PRECIOUS M 080 Jewelry DMLS 3D Printer

Jewelry has been one of the key markets to see substantial benefit from recent advances within additive manufacturing technologies. Whether it’s the fabrication of polymer based jewelry created by children,…

FDA Approves First 3D Printed Facial Implants

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has long been a leader in the area of 3D printing and high performance additive manufacturing. Their accomplishments include the development of a number of advanced…

Niobium Based Alloy, C-103, Commonly Used for Aerospace Applications, is Successfully 3D Printed With, by MTI

Space travel and 3D printing are two technologies, which up until a couple of years ago, were rarely ever mentioned in the same sentence. Now it seems that NASA as well…

Diamond Plastics Unveils New Laser Sintering Polymer Powder, HDPE HX 17

As we have mentioned several times in past stories, the material science behind the resins, filaments, and powders used within the 3D printing process is almost as important to the…

MatterFab Reveals Their Affordable Metal 3D Printer, ‘An Order of Magnitude Cheaper’

Metal 3D printing is the Holy Grail of additive manufacturing. Unlike with other materials that can be printed, metal enables manufacturers to create end-use objects via 3D printing, objects which oftentimes…

Boeing and Lotus Team up to Create Super Strong Carbon Fiber Reinforced 3D Printing Method

When it comes the production of aircraft and high performance cars, two companies may stand out. Boeing, the designer and manufacturer of fixed-wing aircraft, rockets and satellites has been in the industry…

Robo3D R2 Printer on the Way This Summer: Company is working on Laser Sintering and More Advanced System of 3D Printing

Robo3D is a company that raised close to $650,000 on Kickstarter about a year ago, for their “R1” 3D printer. The printer is currently available for only $599 fully assembled…

Laser Sintering 3D Printing May Now Take Off with a Very Important Patent Expiring Today

For the past year or so, a lot has been made about several upcoming 3D Printing patents that are set to expire.  In fact, one big one is expiring today,…