rapid prototyping

Researchers Develop Ceramic Composite 3D Printing Material and Process Chain for FDM Printers

Researchers Develop Ceramic Composite 3D Printing Material and Process Chain for FDM Printers

There are multiple methods of manufacturing ceramic materials, including powder injection molding (PIM) and, of course, 3D printing. While ceramics are still considered to be a decently new 3D printing material, it’s been catching on over the last few years in all sorts of applications, from art and electronics to military, aerospace, and medical. Stereolithography (SLA), selective laser […]

There are multiple methods of manufacturing ceramic materials, including powder injection molding (PIM) and, of course, 3D printing. While ceramics are still considered to be a decently new 3D printing material, it’s been catching on over the last few years in...
Sutrue Introduces Two 3D Printed Automated Suture Stitching Devices

Sutrue Introduces Two 3D Printed Automated Suture Stitching Devices

In 2014, medical device startup Sutrue first began developing a 3D printed suture stitching device that could help prevent needle stick injuries. Medical stitching by hand is tricky, because it relies on the practitioner’s ability, alertness, dexterity, and training, and hasn’t changed much over the years. Alexander Berry, the company’s director and product designer, and the rest of […]

In 2014, medical device startup Sutrue first began developing a 3D printed suture stitching device that could help prevent needle stick injuries. Medical stitching by hand is tricky, because it relies on the practitioner’s ability, alertness, dexterity, and...
Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster Than Ever

Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster Than Ever

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D printing: Washington-based Flowbuilt Manufacturing. The new Flowbuilt facility just opened its doors, and is filled with 3D printers, prototyping materials, and other cutting-edge technologies to solve today’s manufacturing […]

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D printing: Washington-based Flowbuilt Manufacturing. The new Flowbuilt...
WayKen Uses Aluminum and CNC Machining to Create Automotive Reflector Prototypes

WayKen Uses Aluminum and CNC Machining to Create Automotive Reflector Prototypes

While 3D printing is additive in nature, building layers one on top of the other, another frequently used technology in rapid prototyping is CNC, which is subtractive in that it mills away layers of material, instead of adding them, to build parts. But there are many times that these two technologies go hand in hand when […]

While 3D printing is additive in nature, building layers one on top of the other, another frequently used technology in rapid prototyping is CNC, which is subtractive in that it mills away layers of material, instead of adding them, to build parts. But there are many...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 17, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: April 17, 2018

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering some business news, followed up with material news and stories of 3D printing applications in the medical, aerospace, and defense fields. Norman Noble has added 3D printing capabilities to its workflow for the first time, while Evonik is opening a research hub in Singapore and the Dubai […]

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering some business news, followed up with material news and stories of 3D printing applications in the medical, aerospace, and defense fields. Norman Noble has added 3D printing capabilities to its workflow...
SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas. We’ve already seen several announcements about exciting new 3D printers, materials, and technologies that will debut on the showroom floor – and a true highlight […]

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas. We’ve already seen several announcements about exciting new 3D...
Metal 3D Printing Speeds Product Development for Engine Parts Production

Metal 3D Printing Speeds Product Development for Engine Parts Production

About one year ago, Desktop Metal, headquartered in Massachusetts, introduced its highly anticipated metal 3D printers, the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System, to the masses. This past winter, the company began to ship Studio Systems to its first Pioneer Program customers, including Virginia startup Lumenium LLC. Lumenium is working to […]

About one year ago, Desktop Metal, headquartered in Massachusetts, introduced its highly anticipated metal 3D printers, the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System, to the masses. This past winter, the company began to ship Studio Systems...
3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to enhance the workflow for industry and now positioning itself as “the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts.” Over the company’s nearly two-decade […]

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to enhance the workflow for industry and now positioning itself...
3D Printing vs. CNC Machining: Advantages and Disadvantages

3D Printing vs. CNC Machining: Advantages and Disadvantages

When 3D printing began to become more of a mainstream technology, many people crowed about how it would replace traditional manufacturing techniques, making injection molding and CNC machining things of the past. That hasn’t happened, and it’s highly unlikely that it’s going to happen. 3D printing is a wonderful technology on its own, but it […]

When 3D printing began to become more of a mainstream technology, many people crowed about how it would replace traditional manufacturing techniques, making injection molding and CNC machining things of the past. That hasn’t happened, and it’s highly...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 23, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 23, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business and 3D printer news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a research project involving additive manufacturing technology and a 3D printed presidential bobblehead. Nano Dimension has named its latest US reseller a day after closing its public ADS offering, and SD3D has completed its acquisition of […]

We’ve got plenty of business and 3D printer news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a research project involving additive manufacturing technology and a 3D printed presidential bobblehead. Nano Dimension has named its latest US...
3D Printing Prototypes Supports Reach for 2018 Olympic Gold in Men’s Biathlon

3D Printing Prototypes Supports Reach for 2018 Olympic Gold in Men’s Biathlon

These days a lot of people’s TV time is being dedicated to the wide variety of sports that comprise the 2018 Winter Olympics. My family is so interested, that we’ve even tried to figure out curling, an effort which has since led my children to flinging things down the hallway and yet, unfortunately, has sparked […]

These days a lot of people’s TV time is being dedicated to the wide variety of sports that comprise the 2018 Winter Olympics. My family is so interested, that we’ve even tried to figure out curling, an effort which has since led my children to flinging...
3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

According to a recent paper by Kevin R. King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human heart. When this occurs, disorganized cardiac contractions allow blood clots to form in a region of the heart called the left atrial appendage, or LAA […]

According to a recent paper by Kevin R. King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human heart. When this occurs, disorganized cardiac contractions allow blood clots to form...
3D Printing or Another Process? How to Choose the Right Rapid Prototyping Technology

3D Printing or Another Process? How to Choose the Right Rapid Prototyping Technology

With so many different types of manufacturing methods available, it’s difficult sometimes to know how to choose the one that is best for your needs. Rapid prototyping offers numerous benefits, but there are a wide range of rapid prototyping methods to choose from, each offering something a little different, and it can be overwhelming trying […]

With so many different types of manufacturing methods available, it’s difficult sometimes to know how to choose the one that is best for your needs. Rapid prototyping offers numerous benefits, but there are a wide range of rapid prototyping methods to choose...
17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has happened. For us, that means a look back on some of the major happenings in the 3D printing industry, as each year we look into […]

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has happened. For us, that means a look back on some of the major happenings in the 3D printing industry, as each year we...
3ERP Takes ISO 9001 Certification Seriously in Rapid Prototyping Services

3ERP Takes ISO 9001 Certification Seriously in Rapid Prototyping Services

If you’re acquainted with the manufacturing industry – or really any professional industry – you’re probably at least marginally familiar with ISO certification. That familiarity may only extend to knowing that ISO refers to the International Organization for Standardization, however. When a company says that it’s ISO 9001 certified, what does that really mean? In […]

If you’re acquainted with the manufacturing industry – or really any professional industry – you’re probably at least marginally familiar with ISO certification. That familiarity may only extend to knowing that ISO refers to the International...
WayKen Rapid Manufacturing Offers Precision CNC Machining for Custom Rapid Prototyping

WayKen Rapid Manufacturing Offers Precision CNC Machining for Custom Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping is a term that is used frequently when discussing 3D printing, and it would be easy to think that the two are synonymous. 3D printing is only one type of rapid prototyping, however, in a group of technologies that also includes CNC machining. CNC machining is sort of the flip side of additive […]

Rapid prototyping is a term that is used frequently when discussing 3D printing, and it would be easy to think that the two are synonymous. 3D printing is only one type of rapid prototyping, however, in a group of technologies that also includes CNC machining. CNC...
Stratasys Teases 3D Printing Technology Announcements at Upcoming formnext

Stratasys Teases 3D Printing Technology Announcements at Upcoming formnext

The formnext 2017 exhibition in Frankfurt is still about a month away, but we’ve already been seeing announcements about the various 3D printing innovations companies like Materialise and RP Support will be showcasing at the Messe Frankfurt, November 14th through the 17th. Global 3D printing leader Stratasys will be making a few of its own technology announcements at the […]

The formnext 2017 exhibition in Frankfurt is still about a month away, but we’ve already been seeing announcements about the various 3D printing innovations companies like Materialise and RP Support will be showcasing at the Messe Frankfurt, November 14th...
Stratasys Seeing “Confirmation That 3D Printing is Finding Usage Among a Variety of Sectors”

Stratasys Seeing “Confirmation That 3D Printing is Finding Usage Among a Variety of Sectors”

I first met Stratasys‘ Andy Middleton, President EMEA, at formnext 2016, where he led a presentation regarding the company’s growing technologies and applications partnerships. Over the last year, Stratasys has continued to make headway into an increasing array of applications, in addition to bringing focus back to 3D printing’s roots in rapid prototyping. 2017 has […]

I first met Stratasys‘ Andy Middleton, President EMEA, at formnext 2016, where he led a presentation regarding the company’s growing technologies and applications partnerships. Over the last year, Stratasys has continued to make headway into an increasing...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million in funding, while Desktop Metal announces a US supplier for its metal 3D […]

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million...
think3D Tapped by Provincial Indian Government to Open 3D Printing and Design Facility in Medical Device Park

think3D Tapped by Provincial Indian Government to Open 3D Printing and Design Facility in Medical Device Park

India-based think3D, the largest desktop 3D printing platform in the country, has been around since 2014. Since it opened its doors, the organization, which is a subsidiary of Singapore-based think3D Labs Pte Ltd, has presented a 3D printing art exhibit at an international school, supplied 3D printed models for an initiative with India’s Devnar Foundation […]

India-based think3D, the largest desktop 3D printing platform in the country, has been around since 2014. Since it opened its doors, the organization, which is a subsidiary of Singapore-based think3D Labs Pte Ltd, has presented a 3D printing art exhibit at an...
It’s No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

It’s No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

This year’s RAPID + TCT was jam packed with new 3D printing technology and was by far the largest 3D printing expo that I’ve personally seen. There was an awful lot to take in. So where to begin? If only there was a rundown highlighting some of the most significant new technologies that attendees were to […]

This year’s RAPID + TCT was jam packed with new 3D printing technology and was by far the largest 3D printing expo that I’ve personally seen. There was an awful lot to take in. So where to begin? If only there was a rundown highlighting some of the most...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 23, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 23, 2017

We’re talking about a new product, 3D printer resellers, grants and awards, a company acquisition, and a VIP visitor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar introduces its new 1003 AMx printhead, while ZMorph signs four new 3D printer resellers in South America and Europe. The […]

We’re talking about a new product, 3D printer resellers, grants and awards, a company acquisition, and a VIP visitor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar introduces its new 1003 AMx printhead,...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 16, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 16, 2017

3D printing, investments, and filaments, oh my! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Cytosurge’s FluidFM 3D printer wins an award at the IDTechEX Show!, while Print the Future is the first, and only, 3D printed furniture company to display at the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. A concrete 3D printer prototype was […]

3D printing, investments, and filaments, oh my! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Cytosurge’s FluidFM 3D printer wins an award at the IDTechEX Show!, while Print the Future is the first, and only, 3D printed furniture company to display at the largest...
RAPID 2017: Titan Robotics Introduces New Pellet Extrusion System, Showcases Cronus Multi-Gantry 3D Printer

RAPID 2017: Titan Robotics Introduces New Pellet Extrusion System, Showcases Cronus Multi-Gantry 3D Printer

While metal 3D printing was all the rage at RAPID + TCT this week, there were some FDM printers on the exhibit floor that showed that plastic extrusion is still a viable alternative to more expensive powder and resin-based rapid prototyping systems. I visited with Titan Robotics to see their approach to large-format 3D printing. […]

While metal 3D printing was all the rage at RAPID + TCT this week, there were some FDM printers on the exhibit floor that showed that plastic extrusion is still a viable alternative to more expensive powder and resin-based rapid prototyping systems. I visited with...
3D Printing Enhances Lightweighting & Personalization in Automotive Manufacture as Ford Pilots Stratasys’ Infinite Build 3D Printer

3D Printing Enhances Lightweighting & Personalization in Automotive Manufacture as Ford Pilots Stratasys’ Infinite Build 3D Printer

Automotive and aerospace are two industries that are significantly benefiting from 3D printing technologies, and it was in fact with these two applications in mind that Stratasys announced the development of its 3D Demonstrators that first debuted at IMTS back in September. Along with aerospace giant Boeing, Ford Motor Company was noted to be working […]

Automotive and aerospace are two industries that are significantly benefiting from 3D printing technologies, and it was in fact with these two applications in mind that Stratasys announced the development of its 3D Demonstrators that first debuted at IMTS back in...
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