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Should We Mass Customize 3D Printed Heat Exchangers?

On the 3DPOD, JPL’s Doug Hofmann recently said that 3D printed heat exchangers were one of the applications he was most excited about in additive. Since he is part of…

Understanding the Risks and Benefits of 3D Printing Resins

While vat photopolymerization, such as stereolithography (SLA) and digital light processing (DLP), is the oldest method of 3D printing, it’s only recently made its way to casual users. SLA and…

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Is Bioprinting a Winner-Takes-All Market?

The current thesis on bioprinting goes a little something like this: bioprinting is a collection of a number of different technologies, all with potential. From inkjet, material extrusion, and stereolithography,…

Virtual Review: the Formlabs Form 3L 3D Printer

Formlabs isn’t quite at the point where it’s willing to send a non-industrial user one of its large-format Form 3L units for assessment but is in the process of staging…

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SOLIZE Using HP to 3D Print Car Parts for Nissan’s NISMO

Japanese CAD and 3D printing company SOLIZE will be using HP 3D printers to make out-of-production spare parts for NISMO, the tuning and motorsport division of Nissan. SOLIZE is a…

How Safe Are 3D Printing Resins?

Material extrusion like fused deposition modeling (FDM) is the most popular polymer 3D printing technology, but resins are resonating among consumers. Resin-based techniques, like stereolithography (SLA), used to only appear…

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Stratasys Completes Acquisition of Open 3D Printing Startup Origin

3D printing global leader Stratasys announced it completed Origin‘s acquisition, a pioneering startup that develops open additive manufacturing (AM) platforms. The closing of the transaction comes shortly after its first…

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3D Printing 2021 Market Outlook: Production Vat Polymerization Systems (SLA, DLP)

In the large-format vat polymerization market, high utilization is the norm. These machines are used for casts, molds and prototypes, but also to make millions of thermoforming inserts, dental parts…

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3D Printing 2021 Market Outlook: Pro Vat Polymerization Systems (SLA,DLP)

A cut above desktop systems, the pro market was always aimed at the sophisticated designer or consumer and small businesses. Increasingly, these systems are used for production in casual, series…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Desktop Vat Polymerization (SLA, DLP)

Vat polymerization (SLA, DLP) has unexpectedly become a hot spot over the past year due to the effects of material companies and new startups entering the market. In this series,…

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UNIZ Launches High Resolution LCD SLA 3D Printer “IBEE”

Among the most exciting developments in 3D printing is the proliferation of low-cost stereolithography (SLA) and digital light processing (DLP) 3D printers. A key driver of this trend is the…

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Stratasys (SSYS) Buys Origin: Interview with Chris Prucha & Analysis

Today, Stratasys (SSYS) announced that it is acquiring Origin. By buying the open stereolithography (SLA) startup, the company is moving into manufacturing with SLA in a big way. Origin co-founder…

DSM’s Andrew Graves on His 30 Years in 3D Printing

DSM’s Andrew Graves has spent over three decades in 3D printing. Starting at 3D Systems, continuing for Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and now with DSM, Graves has seen the market evolve…

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3D Printing Versus Injection Molding

Most custom plastic parts are produced commercially via injection molding. This is because once the upfront costs are covered, injection molding can produce in quantities of thousands to hundreds of…

3DPOD Episode 40: EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani

Al Siblani is a 3D printing pioneer who got his start over 19 years ago. He worked with layered object manufacturing—the paper, and laser technology—which is a leitmotiv of our…

RPS Launches Neo450 Series Streolithography 3D Printers

U.K.-based RPS is a manufacturer of industrial stereolithography (SLA) machines. The company has traditionally done a lot of manufacturing for the Formula 1 industry, which is largely based in the…

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Made In Space to Launch Ceramic SLA 3D Printer to ISS

Innovative space company Made in Space has continually surprised us with inventions such as the Archinaut large object printer, bioprinting, its longest 3D printed part, and its Additive Manufacturing Facility for…

Germany: Researchers Evaluate SLA 3D Printing of the Fresnel Lens

Today, users around the world have made at least a noticeable foray into nearly every industry with 3D printing, and the world of optics and lenses is no exception. In…

Open Stereolithography: The Winner Takes All Opportunity in SLA Materials

Twelve years ago I was at a conference and the only thing we could all agree on was that SLA was dead. Intrinsicly expensive, dangerous, and without options to automate…

Large-Scale SLA Comes to North America via RPS

British stereolithography system manufacturer RPS has begun introducing its large-scale 3D printer to North America. While the company first introduced us to the NEO800 in 2016, this is its first…

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SHINING 3D is using 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Technologies to support the allocation of much-needed medical equipment in the fight against Covid-19

SHINING 3D, the whole solution provider from 3D Scanning, through Intelligent Design, to Additive Manufacturing is using its newest technologies to support humankind in the battle against the pandemic. As…

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The Creality LD-002R Offers Premium Resin 3D Printing for Professionals and Hobbyists

LD-002R——CREATE a Resin 3D Printer Craze Each 3D printer user must dream of two printers: one FDM 3D printer for making large projects, another an LCD 3D printer for delivering…

China: Smart Phones as Imaging Devices for Human Bones to be 3D Printed & Used in Education

Researchers from China assess the further potential for the smartphone in medical applications, outlining their findings in ‘Evaluating phone camera and cloud service-based 3D imaging and printing of human bones…

Interview with Vyomesh Joshi on His Legacy and 3D Systems Future

Vyomesh Joshi (VJ to everyone) took over 3D Systems at a difficult time in the firm’s history. The pioneering 3D printing firm had trailblazed a path for the technology to…