stereolithography

Researchers Use Cross-Linking Strategy to Improve SLA 3D Printing, Focus on Polyurethane-Acrylate

Researchers Use Cross-Linking Strategy to Improve SLA 3D Printing, Focus on Polyurethane-Acrylate

Stereolithography, also referred to as SLA and SL, was the first 3D printing method invented, and while for a long time it was only considered to be a prototyping solution, we’re long past those days. This versatile technology can produce accurate, high-resolution parts with smooth surfaces, diverse build sizes, consistent properties throughout, and can also […]

Stereolithography, also referred to as SLA and SL, was the first 3D printing method invented, and while for a long time it was only considered to be a prototyping solution, we’re long past those days. This versatile technology can produce accurate,...
UnionTech Opens Stereolithography 3D Printing Demonstration Center Outside Chicago

UnionTech Opens Stereolithography 3D Printing Demonstration Center Outside Chicago

Founded in China in 2000 with an expansion to the US in 2016, UnionTech, a subsidiary of Shanghai Union Technology Corporation and a company active in 3D printing, most especially in stereolithography (SLA/SL), is unique from other SL providers due to its strong belief in open source technology. This uniqueness is what helps the company perform in […]

Founded in China in 2000 with an expansion to the US in 2016, UnionTech, a subsidiary of Shanghai Union Technology Corporation and a company active in 3D printing, most especially in stereolithography (SLA/SL), is unique from other SL providers due to its strong...
Thesis Provides Proof of Concept for Using 3D Printing to Improve Design of Internal Pressure Relief Valve

Thesis Provides Proof of Concept for Using 3D Printing to Improve Design of Internal Pressure Relief Valve

Over the years, 3D printing has proven to be a pretty handy technology to have in one’s toolbox when it comes to making replacement and mechanical parts, like hand water pumps, transmissions, gears, and valves. For his Master’s of Science thesis this year, titled “3D printed relief valve analysis and validation,” John Anthony Dutcher, III, a […]

Over the years, 3D printing has proven to be a pretty handy technology to have in one’s toolbox when it comes to making replacement and mechanical parts, like hand water pumps, transmissions, gears, and valves. For his Master’s of Science thesis this year,...
TCMIP-SL: A New High Resolution and High Speed 3D Printing Process

TCMIP-SL: A New High Resolution and High Speed 3D Printing Process

Each year in the US, about 40 million provisional teeth restorations take place, and the temporary bridges and crowns used in these procedures are necessary to protect a patient’s teeth until the permanent hardware is ready to be attached. These dental interventions aren’t cheap, but using 3D printing to manufacture the bridges and crowns can help to lower […]

Each year in the US, about 40 million provisional teeth restorations take place, and the temporary bridges and crowns used in these procedures are necessary to protect a patient’s teeth until the permanent hardware is ready to be attached. These dental...
Could Your Next Headphones Use 3D Printed Metamaterials?

Could Your Next Headphones Use 3D Printed Metamaterials?

We’ve often seen 3D printing used to fabricate headphones and earbuds. But a team of researchers from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow are taking this idea to the next level with acoustic metamaterials. Metamaterials, which can morph according to their environment, make up a new class of finely-engineered […]

We’ve often seen 3D printing used to fabricate headphones and earbuds. But a team of researchers from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow are taking this idea to the next level with acoustic...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 10, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: August 10, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start things off with in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a little research and a really cool 3D printed costume. The Department of Defense has awarded a contract to Contour Crafting, and Sutrue is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Facebook has made the decision to ban blueprints for […]

We’ve got some business news to start things off with in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a little research and a really cool 3D printed costume. The Department of Defense has awarded a contract to Contour Crafting, and Sutrue is celebrating...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: July 27, 2018

We’ve got plenty of awards and other business news for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs. Sinterit and ViscoTec each received awards for their technology, while Arkema announced that it is opening a 3D Printing Center of Excellence at its Pennsylvania facility. Vectary and Sketchfab are integrating, and Xometry is now offering SLA 3D […]

We’ve got plenty of awards and other business news for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs. Sinterit and ViscoTec each received awards for their technology, while Arkema announced that it is opening a 3D Printing Center of Excellence at its Pennsylvania...
No Bones About It: Materialise Has Taken On a Mammoth 3D Printed Reconstruction Project

No Bones About It: Materialise Has Taken On a Mammoth 3D Printed Reconstruction Project

Materialise is in the middle of an SLA 3D printing project of epic proportions…one might even call it a mammoth job. The Belgium-based company is creating a life-size, 3D printed reconstruction of the first mammoth skeleton ever displayed in Western Europe. Fittingly, Materialise is using its extra-large Mammoth 3D printers – the only machines it […]

Materialise is in the middle of an SLA 3D printing project of epic proportions…one might even call it a mammoth job. The Belgium-based company is creating a life-size, 3D printed reconstruction of the first mammoth skeleton ever displayed in Western Europe....
imec Saves Time and Money with New 3D Printed Chip Cooling Solution

imec Saves Time and Money with New 3D Printed Chip Cooling Solution

One of the world’s top research and innovation hubs in nanoelectronics and digital technologies is imec, headquartered in Leuven, Belgium with additional offices in Japan and India and distributed R&D groups in the US, Taiwan, China, the Netherlands, and at multiple Flemish universities. A few years ago, the company used inkjet printing to output a transistor logic […]

One of the world’s top research and innovation hubs in nanoelectronics and digital technologies is imec, headquartered in Leuven, Belgium with additional offices in Japan and India and distributed R&D groups in the US, Taiwan, China, the Netherlands, and at...
New Multi-Material Bioprinting Technique Advances On-Demand Complex Tissue 3D Printing

New Multi-Material Bioprinting Technique Advances On-Demand Complex Tissue 3D Printing

Advances continue to be made in the progressive field of bioprinting, pushing toward increased ability to 3D print human tissue. A study completed by a collaboration of researchers from UCLA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the University of Santiago de Compostela, UC San Diego, and Sharif University of Technology is introducing something new to 3D bioprinting – […]

Advances continue to be made in the progressive field of bioprinting, pushing toward increased ability to 3D print human tissue. A study completed by a collaboration of researchers from UCLA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the University...
InterPRO Expanding Industrial Capabilities With Installation of UnionTech’s RSPro 800 SLA 3D Printer

InterPRO Expanding Industrial Capabilities With Installation of UnionTech’s RSPro 800 SLA 3D Printer

On-demand 3D printing solutions provider InterPRO Additive Manufacturing Group, based in Connecticut, helps companies develop, prototype, and manufacture better products at a faster rate. The company, an additive manufacturing partner of Paperless Parts, is also a Value-Added Authorized Reseller for both HP and Markforged. InterPRO offers many services that can help companies get control of their 3D printing […]

On-demand 3D printing solutions provider InterPRO Additive Manufacturing Group, based in Connecticut, helps companies develop, prototype, and manufacture better products at a faster rate. The company, an additive manufacturing partner of Paperless Parts, is also...
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 Today: Democratization of Technology and Disruptive Innovation Converge

3D Printing Today: Democratization of Technology and Disruptive Innovation Converge

Democratization of 3D printing and disruptive innovation are among some of the slightly vague, but recognizable, terms that those who follow the 3D printing / additive manufacturing (AM) industry have probably encountered. So, what is the practical translation of these concepts to individuals and companies incorporating 3D printing in their business planning? Democratization of technology […]

Democratization of 3D printing and disruptive innovation are among some of the slightly vague, but recognizable, terms that those who follow the 3D printing / additive manufacturing (AM) industry have probably encountered. So, what is the practical translation of...
Bossard Enters 3D Printing Market, Partnering with TRUMPF, German RepRap, Henkel

Bossard Enters 3D Printing Market, Partnering with TRUMPF, German RepRap, Henkel

It’s always interesting to watch as large, well-established companies enter the additive manufacturing market. Swiss company Bossard has been around for more than 185 years and is among the market leaders in fastening technology in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. The multinational company has 2,300 employees in 80 locations and partners in every global region. […]

It’s always interesting to watch as large, well-established companies enter the additive manufacturing market. Swiss company Bossard has been around for more than 185 years and is among the market leaders in fastening technology in Europe, the Americas and Asia...
Revisiting the Nuances of Rapid Manufacturing

Revisiting the Nuances of Rapid Manufacturing

Before the nomenclature of 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) was standardized, the terms rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing (RP&M) were commonly used as general technology descriptors. The term rapid manufacturing (RM) still has useful application to anyone looking to maximize the utility of their 3D printing process. Rapid manufacturing encompasses direct and indirect routes. […]

Before the nomenclature of 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) was standardized, the terms rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing (RP&M) were commonly used as general technology descriptors. The term rapid manufacturing (RM) still has useful application...
What Constitutes Fresh Dimensions in Stereolithography, One of the Oldest and Most Established 3D Printing Technologies?

What Constitutes Fresh Dimensions in Stereolithography, One of the Oldest and Most Established 3D Printing Technologies?

Stereolithography (SL), the first 3D printing technology, has seen continued innovation in equipment, materials, and application know-how over the last 30 years and has one of the largest globally installed bases of all additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. However, SL technology, even in its current state of advanced development, has often taken a backseat to news […]

Stereolithography (SL), the first 3D printing technology, has seen continued innovation in equipment, materials, and application know-how over the last 30 years and has one of the largest globally installed bases of all additive manufacturing (AM) technologies....
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...
DWS Introduces XCELL 6000 Work Cell SLA 3D Printer

DWS Introduces XCELL 6000 Work Cell SLA 3D Printer

Italian company DWS has introduced its newest product, the XCELL 6000 3D printer. The new machine was presented at CES and is an all-in-one solution for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing. In other words, the XCELL 6000 is not just an SLA 3D printer, but it also integrates washing and UV curing equipment. The company says these […]

Italian company DWS has introduced its newest product, the XCELL 6000 3D printer. The new machine was presented at CES and is an all-in-one solution for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing. In other words, the XCELL 6000 is not just an SLA 3D printer, but it also...
DWS Introducing Several New SLA 3D Printers at CES 2018 as North American Expansion Ramps Up

DWS Introducing Several New SLA 3D Printers at CES 2018 as North American Expansion Ramps Up

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) begins in just a few days at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and we’ve already heard a few announcements of new and exciting products that will be introduced on the showroom floor. Italian company Digital Wax Systems (DWS), a leader in stereolithography 3D printing, announced today that it’s bringing […]

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) begins in just a few days at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and we’ve already heard a few announcements of new and exciting products that will be introduced on the showroom floor. Italian company Digital Wax Systems...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 21, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 21, 2017

Today in 3D Printing News Briefs, business is taking the focus. At formnext last week, DyeMansion and EOS announced a strategic partnership, and DSM Somos has partnered with UnionTech for materials distribution. Proto Labs will acquire RAPID Manufacturing Group, while TechShop closes its doors due to bankruptcy. SLM Solutions receives a large order for its […]

Today in 3D Printing News Briefs, business is taking the focus. At formnext last week, DyeMansion and EOS announced a strategic partnership, and DSM Somos has partnered with UnionTech for materials distribution. Proto Labs will acquire RAPID Manufacturing Group, while...
UnionTech Brings 3D Printing Innovation to 2017 formnext

UnionTech Brings 3D Printing Innovation to 2017 formnext

This week brings together thousands of exhibitors and visitors at the 2017 formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. This event is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and provides a platform for both household names and up and coming innovators to showcase their products and exchange ideas. One such exhibitor, UnionTech, hopes to further reach […]

This week brings together thousands of exhibitors and visitors at the 2017 formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. This event is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and provides a platform for both household names and up and coming innovators to...
DSM Strengthens Additive Manufacturing Focus with New Integrated Business

DSM Strengthens Additive Manufacturing Focus with New Integrated Business

Over the past two decades, global science-based company Royal DSM has emerged as one of the big names in the additive manufacturing industry, thanks in large part to its AM arm and materials developer Somos and its business in SLA and DLP resins. This year alone, the company has introduced a new high-temperature 3D printing material, […]

Over the past two decades, global science-based company Royal DSM has emerged as one of the big names in the additive manufacturing industry, thanks in large part to its AM arm and materials developer Somos and its business in SLA and DLP resins. This year alone, the...
PLUTO and Poly Desktop 3D Printers Coming Soon to Kickstarter

PLUTO and Poly Desktop 3D Printers Coming Soon to Kickstarter

In our efforts to keep you apprised of the latest crowdfunding campaigns for 3D printers, 3D printed objects, 3D software, and various other 3D printing products, today we’re giving you a heads-up on two upcoming Kickstarter 3D printer campaigns. The first is from the team at 3Devised, a company of makers that developed what it […]

In our efforts to keep you apprised of the latest crowdfunding campaigns for 3D printers, 3D printed objects, 3D software, and various other 3D printing products, today we’re giving you a heads-up on two upcoming Kickstarter 3D printer campaigns. The first is...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 3, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 3, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some 3D printing education news, then moving on to business and an aerospace industry announcement. MakerBot technology is being used in every school in a single New Jersey school district, while Praxair has introduced an additive manufacturing grant for North American universities. […]

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some 3D printing education news, then moving on to business and an aerospace industry announcement. MakerBot technology is being used in every school in a single New Jersey...
Ames Laboratory Develops One-Step 3D Printing Process to Create Customizable, Chemically Active Catalysts

Ames Laboratory Develops One-Step 3D Printing Process to Create Customizable, Chemically Active Catalysts

Many industries, from healthcare to aerospace and everything in between, have found ways to use 3D printing, but one area that’s still fairly new is using the technology to control chemical reactions – better known as catalysis. Catalysts are made from metals and ceramics, and can be formed to resemble objects such as gears, wheels, […]

Many industries, from healthcare to aerospace and everything in between, have found ways to use 3D printing, but one area that’s still fairly new is using the technology to control chemical reactions – better known as catalysis. Catalysts are made from...
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