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Metals. Humans have been developing innovative ways to use these electric-conducive, often shiny, malleable materials for centuries.
Minneapolis-based additive manufacturing firm Stratasys Ltd has showcased three 3D-printing solutions aimed at boosting production at dental and orthodontic labs through techniques including use of multiple materials on a single tray.
Multi-material 3D printing pushes the boundaries of what's possible in dentistry today, while unlocking the next-generation of applications for tomorrow, said Mike Gaisford, director of healthcare solutions at Stratasys.
from MasterSpool Standard for 3D Printing #3Dthursday #3Dprinting by Takara Look at this cool 3D printed 3D printing filament spool!
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The main concept is for manufacturers to provide a material refill system to users who can then use their own 'MasterSpool' in their 3D printer.
It's a simple idea, but could bring many benefits for users, manufacturers and the environment.
Feb 22, 2018 | By Tess
Hitch3DPrint, a Singapore-based startup, is looking to make metal 3D printing a whole lot more accessible to individuals and small companies. No, it hasn't released a magically cheap metal 3D printer, but it has come up with a novel system that allows people to pool their metal 3D prints into one large print job.
Rapid manufacturing service bureau Protolabs has added HP's Multi Jet Fusion to its range of 3D printing technologies in Europe, following a successful US launch.
Protolabs now offers four industrial 3D printing technologies and can produce plastic, metal, and elastomeric components in as fast as a single day.
The 3D printing industry is at a major inflection point, and now the innovative startup Rize, Inc. has found the person to take the disruptive technology to the Learn More
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How 3D Printing Helped Team USA Go for Gold
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The United States won its first Olympic medal in a men's luge singles event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Chris Mazdzer won a silver medal last week - equaling the best finish ever for any member of the U.
There are many 3D printing service bureaus in existence, but Voodoo Manufacturing has always stood out for its ambition, going far beyond simply producing parts for customers. The New York-based company, formed in 2015, wants to transform manufacturing - and if that sounds like something that every manufacturing company says, Voodoo Manufacturing is actually doing it, or at least working towards it.
Ultimaker announced that Robert Bosch GmbH, a leading global supplier of technology and services from Germany, will invest on a global scale in Ultimaker 3 Extended printers.
After comparing several desktop 3D printers, the Additive Manufacturing department of Bosch selected Ultimaker as the most reliable, easy-to-use and professional machine.
Feb 21, 2018 | By Benedict
German metal 3D printing company SLM Solutions is working with automaker Audi to make prototypes and spare parts. Components like the water adapter of the little-used Audi W12 engine are being 3D printed on the SLM 280 3D printer.
A 3D metal printing service recently quadrupled its capacity.
Canada-based Precision ADM, whom we've visited in the past, seems to have obtained several new EOS 3D metal printers to add to its metal printing capacity.
After months of searching, Shapeways announced today the appointment of Gregory Kress as CEO of the 3D printing marketplace. Kress, the former president and COO of online learning service Open Education, becomes the New York-based company's second chief officer, replacing co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen, who stepped down in August to pursue other opportunities.
The 3D Printing Industry Awards are back for 2018.
On May 17th 2018, industry leaders will gather at a central London location where the winners will be announced.
Star Trek Online 3D starship printing will soon be available thanks to a partnership between Perfect World, Cryptic Studios and Mixed Dimensions.
12? resin versions of Star Trek: Online's collection of 500+ starships will be available in a variety of formats.
It's been a good time to relive the Star Trek experience. On top of new television series Star Trek: Discovery concluding its first season and VR enthusiasts getting to board their starship with Star Trek Bridge Crew, there's still the ongoing MMORPG from Cryptic Studios, Star Trek Online.
Australia-based Aurora Labs has published their roadmap for ultra-fast 3D metal printing.
The Perth-based company has made some noise in the 3D printing world with their rather inexpensive 3D metal printer that they've marketed to institutions for the past year.
There's a bit of a craze underway with several people exploring the process of 3D printing on fabric.
This is not a new thing; we wrote about it in 2016, as someone was experimenting with the technique at that time.
Functional prototypes are an important application for industrial 3D printing. Materials used in components for aircraft, automotive, electronics or sports - must be reliable and cost effective for product development.
Tucker is a beautiful five-year-old Australian shepherd who has a lot of energy and loves people - a typical dog, in other words. One thing sets him apart from most of his puppy peers, however - he was born missing several bones in his back right foot.
More and more, we're seeing the positive impact that 3D printing technology has on education, and many of the industry's heavy hitters are doing their part to get kids interested in innovative technology, as focus extends on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) subject areas. But in order to reach kids, their teachers must first know how to successfully add the technology to their curriculum.