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3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 18th, 2021

We’ve got another busy week of events and webinars coming up, covering topics from color 3D printing and 3D printed injection molds to SupportFree 3D printing, functional AM materials, and…

How Do 3D Printed Molds Stack Against Traditional Sand Casting Molds?

Aluminum alloys feature low density, as well as good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, which is why casting them is an oft-used manufacturing technique. But, defects in molded parts is…

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…

When Should 3D Printing Be Used in Sand Casting?

Sand casting is a technology with a long history, but it’s being reinvented by additive manufacturing. 3D printed sand molds allow for highly geometrically complex castings, and in a paper…

Investigating Lightweight 3D Printed Structures for Sand Casting

3D printing is often used to produce molds for casting. In the case of sand molds, binder jetting is typically used; however, its high costs, due to expensive materials, need…

Interview with BigRep CEO Stephan Beyer

Hot off of their announcement to partner with Bosh Rexroth we interviewed CEO Dr. Stephan Beyer of BigRep GmbH. The large format company seems to be excelling in partnerships and…

FDM 3D Printing as an Alternative Form of Making Patterns for Sand Casting Learnings from the Shop Floor

Sand casting is an old method of fabrication that has been updated through the use of 3D printing for making patterns. In traditional sand casting, metal components are produced by…

3D Printing Combines with Other Technologies for Latest Energica Ego Component

Following the progress of the CRP Group and its subsidiary Energica over the past few years has been exciting, as the companies work together to develop 3D printed electric superbikes such…

Replacement Water Manifold for 1913 Fire Engine Made with 3D Printing

Collectors of rare cars, planes, boats, and this case, fire engines, are all too familiar with the challenge of finding replacement parts for worn out or damaged parts. Even if…