Examining the rapid phase changes of materials as the steel was being printed, at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), at the Argonne National Laboratory.
How Additive Manufacturing Is Really Done
In my recent visit to GE Aerospace I was able to see how truly large-scale additive manufacturing should be done.
Questioning 3D Print Power Fail Recovery
I’m beginning to have my doubts about the benefit of “power fail recovery” for FFF 3D printers.
This Company Is Shaking Up Additive Manufacturing with Ultrasonics
What’s different about Fabrisonic’s patented UAM technology? 3D printing is entering its fourth decade, with a lot of new technologies being developed along the way. Currently, the most popular among them is fused deposition modeling (FDM)—also known as fused filament fabrication (FFF)—a quick and cost-effective method for producing physical models. However, FDM results in parts that… Continue reading This Company Is Shaking Up Additive Manufacturing with Ultrasonics
3D Printing Microscopic Copper Objects
Researchers have developed a method of 3D printing extremely small structures using copper.
Book of the Week: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
This week’s selection is “Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World” by Pagan Kennedy.
Design of the Week: Functioning Model Car
This week’s selection is the Functioning Model Car by Charlie Ashman.
BCN3D’s New VLM Process Could Change Resin 3D Printing
BCN3D announced an entirely new 3D printing process using resin, Viscous Lithography Manufacturing, or “VLM”.
Seurat Explains More About “Area Printing”
Seurat published a page explaining much more about their fascinating new “Area Printing” concept.
Essentium Adding Mystery Metal 3D Printing Capability
Essentium surprised with the announcement that they are developing a metal 3D printing system.
AMClad Now With ExOne
ExOne announced they’ve acquired the assets of Ohio-based Freshmade 3D, meaning they now own AMClad.
Book of the Week: INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
This week’s selection is “INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love” by Marty Cagan.
3DiTEX’s 3D Printed Textile Technology
I’m looking at an unusual form of 3D printing involving textiles.
Magnetocuring Technology Could Point To A New Form Of 3D Printing
Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a new type of adhesive that could lead to a different form of 3D printing.
Digitizing the Industrial Workforce with Innovapptive
Innovapptive Inc., a Houston-based digital transformation provider, strives to connect machines, methods and workflows seamlessly with industrial managers, supervisors and workers.
A Secret Foam-Based 3D Printing Process Under Development
I’ve recently been corresponding with reader Michał Baran, who has been working on one of the most unusual 3D printing processes yet seen.
Sigma Labs Crosses The Bridge Between Features And Functions In Metal 3D Printing Software
Sigma Labs has been hard at work with its quality control solutions for metal 3D printing: the company’s CEO fills us in on major advances.
Book of the Week: Integrating 3D Modeling, Photogrammetry and Design
This week’s selection is “Integrating 3D Modeling, Photogrammetry and Design” by David Halbstein.
Skilled Implementation Vs. Solution Creation
Did you know there are two ways to solve design problems?
Printsyst Partners With DNA.me For Additive Manufacturing Process Automation
Printsyst and DNA.me have partnered to combine their respective expertise on additive manufacturing automation. We speculate on what may happen in the long term.
Book of the Week: 101 Design Methods
This week’s selection is “101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization” by Vijay Kumar.
Book of the Week: Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design
This week’s selection is “Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design” by Bjarki Hallgrimsson.
3D Printing Ceramics Without Binders
Aerosint is taking steps to make ceramic 3D printing more robust with a binder-free powder bed process.
Choosing The Best 3D Printing Process
Need to select a 3D printing process for an additive manufacturing project? These videos explain the major differences between SLS, FDM, SLA, MJF and more.
Is it FDM or FFF?
It’s long overdue, but I want to talk about FDM and FFF today.
Book of the Week: Additive Manufacturing: Design, Methods, and Processes
This week’s selection is “Additive Manufacturing: Design, Methods, and Processes” edited by Steinar Killi.
nScrypt Goes Metal
A new metal solution promises fine-detailed 3D printing.
Metal additive manufacturing company Sciaky has joined ADAPT.
New Glass 3D Printing Technique Coming From Australia?
Researchers in Australia seem to have developed another technique for 3D printing glass.
Canon Announces Ceramic 3D Printing Materials
Japanese giant Canon announced new ceramic 3D printer materials.
The Future Of 3D Printing: TwoCure
I have seen the future of polymer 3D printing, and it is called TwoCure.
Authentise Partners with Autodesk
Authentise and Autodesk announced a partnership that should speed 3D printing workflows.
Who Really Invented 3D Printing?
We all know that 3D printing was conceived in the mid-1980s, but the person who did so first is probably someone you’ve never heard of.
3D Metal Printing: Picking the Right Process
A piece from Fabrisonic explains how their process might be better than others, but it suggests a pattern across all 3D printing processes.
SAP Taps 3D Printing for Worldwide Distributed Manufacturing
As 3D printing shifts from a prototyping tool to a production technology, manufacturers will be required to find ways to incorporate additive manufacturing (AM) into their existing workflows.
Concept Laser’s Automation Initiative
Concept Laser is working towards a significant automation system that could enable easy integration of their equipment into factory environments.
3D Printing Cocktail Gadget Suggests New 3D Printing Technique
I’m looking at a curious 3D printing system called “Print A Drink” and wondering where this approach could go.
3D Hubs’ 3D Printing Process Chart is Comprehensive, But…
3D Hubs has developed a very clear infographic detailing the numerous 3D printing processes. But I think there’s one problem with it.
Sigma Labs Introduces Much-Needed In-Process Quality Assurance to Metal 3D Printing
Metal 3D printing enables the production of new, more efficient and intricate geometries, with the potential to reduce costs and increase the performance of a given product.
MIT’s 3D Glass Printer Raises Questions
Researchers at MIT unveiled an incredible new 3D printing process that uses glass as the print material. We’re asking some questions about its capabilities.