Is it even real metal?! Let’s find out! We got some rolls of Chinese Copper and Aluminium PLA into the studio to test. Is this really metal? Does this change the game in metallic 3D Printing?
A new study from consulting giant McKinsey says factories are the next fertile ground for the “Internet of things.” While the current trend toward automation and reduction of standard factory floor staff will continue, Kaas added that “any skill set which truly requires handling of data and analytics” will be highly in demand for manufacturers […]
What if your local hardware store doesn’t carry the knobs you need for your vacuum, dishwasher, toaster or blender? Well, before now, things were horrible. But now, 3D Printing to the rescue. Want more 3D Printing Fun? Click here for our 3D Printing newsletter.
Here is a quick video with the 3D Printing Channel. Today we talk with Scott from Stratasys at the latest trade show in Detroit. Stay tuned for more at: http://3dprintingchannel.com/stratasys/
Through additive manufacturing or 3D printing, we are bringing people closer to products and solving challenges in new ways. We are pushing the limits of this technology to produce parts quickly and affordably with geometry and design that has never been possible before. Here is use of 3D Printing in defense using a specialized process. […]
Here is an interesting project in 3d printing using Autodesk and other tools for remote, collaborative 3d printing. It uses many 3D printing materials to get the job done.
“We’ve had a great deal of difficulty competing with cheap labor overseas,” said Bakhash, whose father Charlie founded American Pearl in New York’s diamond district in 1950. “Now, with the advent of our platform, we’re no longer taking off-the-shelf parts and welding. There’s no jeweler at a bench with a blowtorch. The cost and labor […]
My introduction to 3d-printing began when my roommate and I attempted to make a magnetic motor. It didn’t work well, but it would have been impossible without 3d-printed plastic pieces. The problem we actually ran into was the lack of variety with the magnets. We used neodymium rare earth magnets. These are considered the most […]
Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation, a major report from the McKinsey Global Institute, presents a clear view of how manufacturing contributes to the global economy today and how it will probably evolve over the coming decade. Our findings include the following points: Manufacturing’s role is changing. The way it […]
Fripp Design and Research of the United Kingdom has been churning out as many as 150 prosthetic eyes per hour, thanks to 3D printing, which is multiple times faster than traditional production of prosthetic eyes that uses handpainting. The 3D-printed prosthetic eyes must go through a process before becoming a final product. First, the image […]
Made in Space’s customized 3D printer, the first off-Earth manufacturing device scheduled for arrival at the International Space Station (ISS) in 2014, successfully completed a crucial milestone towards flight certification at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala. Founded in 2010 with the goal of enabling in-space manufacturing, Made in Space set out […]
By using a precise form of additive manufacturing (layering material), as opposed to subtractive (removing material), a new technology called 3D printing prints a complex three-dimensional object from raw materials. These raw materials can range from PVC plastic to titanium metal to bio-ink, and through the precision of inkjet-like printing heads, can be formed into […]
According to researchers at Michigan Technology University, 3D printing is greener than the alternative. 3D printing an object (from the very beginning of extracting raw materials to the very end in depositing the material layer by layer to produce a 3D result) takes “41 to 64 percent less energy than making it in a factory.” […]