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3D Printing News Briefs, August 5, 2020: Titan Robotics & Braskem, 3DPRINTUK

Today’s 3D Printing News Briefs is about materials and a 3D printed version of a real building. Titan Robotics and Braskem are partnering up to offer new solutions in 3D…

Thor3D Releases Calibry Mini 3D Scanner for Digitizing Small Objects

Made up of about 50 engineers and mathematicians, Thor3D has been creating and developing handheld 3D scanners since 2015. The international 3D imaging and complex data processing experts that make…

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3D Systems Fills in Metal 3D Printing with Processing Partnership via GF Machining Solutions

Now that additive manufacturing (AM) is being increasingly integrated into end production, OEMs are recognizing that their equipment needs to more adequately fit into typical manufacturing workflows. They also realize…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, July 19, 2020

A variety of topics will be covered in this week’s webinar and virtual event roundup, including additive manufacturing in aerospace, CAMWorks, product management, post-processing, and more. Read on to learn…

DyeMansion Launches Global Post-Processing Partner Network for 3D Printing

German post-processing equipment manufacturer DyeMansion has announced the creation of a global partner network. The group is made up of 46 of DyeMasion’s sales and service partners across 19 different…

Velo3D Lands Largest Metal 3D Printer Order to Date, from Aerospace Customer

Recently, Velo3D received its largest order in company history since its launch commercially in 2018. An existing aerospace customer placed an order worth $20 million for Velo3D’s innovative, industrial metal…

Electrochemical Machining & Metal 3D Printing Yield Micrometer Dimensional Tolerances

New research is emerging from Saarbrücken, Germany as Professor Dirk Bähre and his team at Saarland University work to improve 3D printing with metal. Combining electrochemical machining (ECM) with metal…

Spain: Influences of Parameters & Post-Processing on Conductive 3D Printed Parts

Researchers in Spain explore complexities of parameters in digital fabrication, and properties in materials and parts, releasing their findings in ‘Influence of Manufacturing Parameters and Post Processing on the Electrical…

Sinterit Releases Three Accessories for its Low-Cost SLS Systems

Sinterit, a Polish manufacturer of low-cost selective laser sintering (SLS) systems, is releasing several accessories for managing SLS prints: a vacuum, a sandblaster, and a platform. These tools are meant…

NTU Singapore: Robotic Post-Processing System Removes Residual Powder from 3D Printed Parts

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore wrote a paper, titled “Development of a Robotic System for Automated Decaking of 3D-Printed Parts,” about their work attempting to circumvent a significant…

Comparing Surface Finish and Post-Processing Methods for SLM 3D Printed Parts

It’s not easy to produce parts that contain internal cooling channels using traditional manufacturing methods, which makes 3D printing an attractive option for easy, precise integration of these channels –…

The End of the Road for Pot Dyeing in 3D Printing?

Ten years or so ago I worked for a company and we were making thousands of colored sintered parts per day. We were doing this by using large heated soup…

AMS 2020 Panels: HP’s Binder Jetting Technology, New Metals for 3D Printing

This year’s Additive Manufacturing Strategies, held in Boston and co-hosted by SmarTech Analysis and 3DPrint.com, featured a Startup Competition, interesting keynotes, multiple panels and presentations, and industry forecasts by SmarTech. But…

3D Printability of Gelatin/Alginate Hydrogels & Post Processing with Calcium Chloride

Researchers from Iowa State University are examining detailed processes in bioprinting, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Printability of Hydrogel Composites Using Extrusion-Based 3D Printing and Post-Processing with Calcium…

Italian Researchers: Eliminating FDM Support Structures with New Algorithm

As researchers from Italy present a novel system for avoiding the use of support structures in additive manufacturing processes, they delve further into an issue that continues to plague users…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 10, 2019

We’re telling you about an award, a little business, and a new product in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. NCDMM has received the ManTech award for its additive manufacturing research…

Additive Manufacturing Technologies to Present Post Processing System at Formnext

Held in Frankfurt this year from November 19-22, Formnext offers a massive opportunity for manufacturers to present new innovations—and 3D printing hardware is front and center for many of the…

Is This the Best Way to Manually Post-Process an FDM 3D Printed Part?

Researchers Jinjin Liu, Hai Gu, Bin Li, Lu Zhu, Jie Jiang, and Jie Zhang from the Nantong Institute of Technology and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of 3D Printing Equipment and Application published a paper, titled “Research on…

Why Automated Post Processing Makes Manufacturing With 3D Printers Possible

In Material Extrusion (FDM), we can now use inexpensive machines to make dimensionally accurate & tough parts in various materials at low cost. These parts can fulfill many industrial and…

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Post-Processing Enabling Additive Manufacturing

Post processing, in one form or another, is an inevitability when using additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, but is particularly critical for serial production applications of AM — both in terms…

University of Pittsburgh Develops Depowdering Machine for Metal Printing

The University of Pittsburgh has developed a depowdering solution for metal 3D printers that could significantly reduce the cost of 3D printed metal parts. Lead by Professor Albert To, a…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 16, 2019

We’re starting with 3D software and medical 3D printing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to stories about some cool 3D printed projects. Sinterit has updated…

Solukon and Siemens Develop New Advanced Depowdering System for Metal 3D Printed Parts

It seems that we’ve entered the busy time of the year for 3D printing shows and trade fairs, though some may argue we’ve never left, as the 3D printing world…

Interview with Kai Witter Looking at the Business Case for DyeMansion Depowdering and Dyeing Powder Bed Fusion Parts

From file to software to machine to finished part takes a design along a path through many different vendors, formats, processes, and interactions. We as an industry are trying to…