metrology

What is Metrology Part 3: FARO

This is an article highlighting the organization FARO. FARO is a major organization within the metrology field and especially within the 3D metrology field.

What is Metrology Part 2: CMM

This is an article that outlines CMM technology and how it is the basis of metrology. You will learn about some of the interesting physics involved within this field as well.

What is Metrology?

3D Metrology  What is 3D metrology? Metrology is the science of measurement. It establishes a common understanding of units, crucial in linking and understanding human activities. When we apply metrology…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 16, 2019

We’ve got plenty of business news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with Additive Manufacturing Technologies’ impressive growth as of late. ExOne has announced a collaboration with…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2019

We’re beginning with an aerospace 3D printing story in 3D Printing News Briefs today, then moving on to news about some upcoming industry events and finishing with a little business….

Renishaw Using Metal 3D Printing to Create Custom Styli for Manufacturers

This past summer, Renishaw introduced a 3D printed version, made with its metal laser powder bed fusion technology, to its range of available styli. Now in the new year, the company is launching even…

3DPrint.com The Year in Review: 3D Printing 2018

2018 was a very exciting year in 3D Printing. If we look at the big trends we can see the rise of startups with tens of millions in investment, market…

NIST Achieving Better Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Melt Pool Control By Implementing Laser Control

Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) 3D printing uses a focused, high power laser to selectively melt geometric patterns into metal powder and build an almost fully dense, freeform object. The process,…

A New 3D Printing Benchmark: A Danish Artifact the DTA

Mandaná Moshiri, Guido Tosello and Sankhya Mohanty collaborated to create a new benchmark artifact for 3D printing. Their work was shared in conference proceedings of the Danish National Research Database. If…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 8, 2017

We’re throwing a lot of business news at you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a recap of the largest 3D printing construction conference recently held in Copenhagen….

Tech Soft 3D’s Software Development Toolkits Improve Clients’ 3D Printing Capabilities

According to a market report by SmarTech, the market size for 3D printing will grow over 150% in the next four years; as it’s already at around $294 million, that’s…

NIST Builds Testbed 3D Printer to Study How Users Can Have More Control Over Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes

Two years ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce, released a report on metal powder additive manufacturing, which included a set…

Laser 3D Scanning Put to Use to Ensure Quality of 3D Printed Medical Implants

We’ve seen Nikon Metrology‘s industrial measuring systems used before to verify the structure of 3D printed metal parts, and even to help restore a historic cake replica, and a recent…

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…

Futuralve Project Utilizes Metal 3D Printing to Improve High-Speed Aerospace Turbines

Renishaw is a busy company, lending its metrology and metal 3D printing expertise to a broad variety of applications from boats to eye surgery. One of its primary industries, however,…

AGT Robotics & Creaform Announce Large-scale 3D Scanning Solution — ScanMaster

AGT Robotics makes low-volume, high-mix robotic equipment, and they’ve partnered with Creaform, the portable 3D measurement solutions and 3D engineering services provider, to announce a brand-new, turnkey 3D scanning solution…