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ExOne’s 3D Sand Printing Network Expands Accessibility in North America

ExOne is a pioneer in sand 3D printing, licensed since 1996 to continue developing industrial inkjet 3D printing originally created by engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for use…

Improving Foundry Production of Metal Sand Molds via 3D Printing

Saptarshee Mitra has recently published a doctoral thesis, ‘Experimental and numerical characterization of functional properties of sand molds produced by additive manufacturing (3D printing by jet binding) in a fast…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 16, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed…

Materialise Expands Office Capacity, Acquires Metal Casting Company to Increase its 3D Printed Metal Solutions Offering

Belgium-based Materialise has been working in the 3D printing industry for nearly 30 years now, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Across its numerous worldwide branches, the company,…

Titan Robotics Brings Large-Format 3D Printing to West Africa

Lagos, Nigeria, a place not commonly known for 3D printing, just got a huge innovation boost at one of the largest foundries in West Africa — Nigerian Foundries Limited. Clay Guillory, Founder and CEO of Colorado-based Titan…

Investment Casting and 3D Printing: BFFs

Investment casting has been used for millennia. In this process a wax pattern is made. This is hardened, then the wax is vaporized. The resulting mold is then hardened once…

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3D Printing Industry Guru Leads Development of First Commercial Robotic 3D Printer

After nearly 30 years in the 3D printing industry, Jim Bredt has already left a significant, commercial imprint on the field, yet his work on the industrial side of the…

ORNL Combines 3D Printing and Metal Casting to Create Stronger Components

As the hype over 3D printing begins to die down a bit, expectations of its potential have changed and become more realistic. It’s still going to change manufacturing, and indeed…

10,000 Hours of 3D Printing Bring Larger-Than-Life Cast Bronze Sculpture to Georgia Tech

We always take great pleasure in writing about the convergence of 3D printing and the art world, and it is hard to imagine anyone not being impressed by some of the latest…

Divide By Zero’s Accucraft i250D 3D Printer Successfully Used in Investment Casting and Art Projects

Mumbai startup Divide By Zero, one of the top industrial-grade 3D printer manufacturers in India, is known for its AFPM process, which is the first patented 3D printing technology to come…

Combining the Old with the New: Autodesk Uses 3D Printing and Investment Casting to Create Lightweight Airplane Frame Seats

While research is ongoing to determine just how unhealthy 3D printing fumes are, there are also a lot of ways that the technology is actually environmentally friendly, from recycled filaments and…

i.materialise Continues to Shine with New Chrome-Plated Finish for Brass Material

With an extensive lineup of 20 different materials and over 100 possible color and finish combinations, Belgium-based 3D printing company i.materialise has situated itself as one of the premier 3D…

These Custom-Sized Wingnuts are Made By Sand Casting 3D Printed Parts

The term “sand casting” refers to exactly what it sounds like. It is a very common way of casting metal parts, using sand as the mold. This is a very…

3D Printed PLA Mold for Pewter Casting is Surprisingly Effective

If you’re looking for a great 3D printing-related winter project — specifically wintry as it involves creating something marvelous with molten metal — then we may have found the ideal…

Spartacus3D & CTIF Teaming Up to Blend Company Expertise in 3D Printing Metal Components

3D printing is indeed causing a transformation in manufacturing from aerospace to automotive, and far beyond, as well as offering previously unheard of independence for solo designers who can now…

3D Printing a Bronze Dinosaur: Tany Foundry Combines Technologies for One-of-a-Kind Masterpiece

China has been the birthplace of many unique and fascinating 3D printed objects and structures as of late. More innovation has come out of China, in the realm of 3D…

MadeSolid, Inc. Releases New Industry First FireCast Resin, Specifically for Casting of Metal

When it comes to 3D printing, we haven’t seen many consumer level 3D printers really utilized for the production of jewelry. One reason for this was because, up until just…