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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…

DiveDesign & Bionic Pets: 3D Printing Custom Prosthetics for Dogs, Ducks, and More

New Jersey product development studio DiveDesign helps clients strategically build brands and products that will shape their industries, offering services such as industrial design, web development, engineering, design research and…

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…

AM for General Industry and Tooling to Reach $5.48 Billion by 2029

SmarTech has published its latest report, Market Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in the General Industry and Tooling Sector 2020-2029, which will add a great deal of clarity to some of…

Next Chapter Manufacturing: Redesigning Injection Molding with 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing (AM) is already making strong inroads into the injection molding industry due to its ability to reduce the cost and improve the performance of molds used in the…

3D Printing for Ecological Sustainability in Marine Applications

In the recently published ‘Recycled Sustainable 3D Printing Materials for Marine Environments,’ the authors—involved in the Bio-Shelters Project—venture into the realm of sustainability and recycling in 3D printing, but they…

Investigating 3D Printed Biomodels in Experimental Blood Flow Studies

There are many applications for 3D printing in the biomedical research community, such as lab-on-a-chip tools, surgical planning, and drug delivery. Yet another is 3D biomodels, which is the focus…

SLA 3D Printing: Chinese Researchers Create Strong Ceramic Molds with Non-Aqueous Gelcasting

In ‘Rapid Fabrication of High-Performance CaO-Based Integral Ceramic Mold by Stereolithography and Non-Aqueous Gelcasting,’ Chinese researchers from Xi’an Jiaotong University explore 3D printing of better ceramic molds for investment casting….

ETH Zurich Students Cast Elaborate Metal Architectural Structures with 3D Printed Molds

The innovative researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are becoming quite well-known for their advanced design and construction techniques, especially when it comes to their work with molds. 3D printed…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines…

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…

Easily Create Molds from 3D Printed Objects with Robot Factory’s 3D FORMING System

Many 3D printer manufacturers are strictly focused on 3D printing – and there’s obviously nothing wrong with that, but it’s interesting to see what other companies are doing to meld…

3D Print Molds for Candles Made with Colorful Crayons

In between projects, one MIT engineering student — Lily Marie Jackson, known as “MITInventorbot” on Instructables — decided to go crafty with her 3D printer. A self-professed “passionate inventor,” this maker’s…

Solidscape and LSR’s Design Studio Team to Announce Distruptive Rapid Prototyping Technique

Rapid prototyping was one of the earliest adopters of 3D printing technology, and for good reason. Not only does additive manufacturing have a significant advantage in the speed department over…

Turn Your 3D Printer into an Efficient Mass Production Tool with Magic Maker’s revo

Probably one of the most complained about aspects with today’s desktop 3D printers is the fact that they are slow. No, let me correct myself. They aren’t just slow! When…