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Dynamic Micro-CT: Moving beyond 3D into 4D

In general, dynamic micro-CT is ideal for obtaining much more complete 3D information throughout a process and provides researchers with a lab-based capacity to collect data during testing without discrete interruptions―true in situ testing.

The Use of 3D Printing and Autonomous Equipment in Construction

There are a lot of applications of 3D technology. One of the most promising ones is the use of autonomous equipment and 3D printing in construction. Learn more here about the use of these technologies in the construction industry and how they can develop in the coming years.

Lack of Automation is Holding Additive Back

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has the potential to rewrite the economics of production. It offers the ability to create more complex geometries and structures than is possible with traditional methods, enables greater efficiencies and performance.

Turning Automotive Manufacturing Upside-down

The use of AM for production of spare parts does not sound as sexy as AM for racing cars, but the practical implications are enormous. That’s especially true when it comes to spare parts for cars that have been on the road for more than a few years.

At Your Service: How Turnkey Solutions Help to Unlock Additive Manufacturing for All

One of the main trends previously predicted for 2021 is the accelerated adoption of turnkey solutions in additive manufacturing (AM). Moshe Molcho, CEO at LEO Lane, looks at how certain options can help OEMs adopt AM and examines the current offering of AM turnkey solutions.

Using 3D PDF to Easily Share Your 3D CAD Data

Organisations are having to find new mechanisms that enable their teams to quickly create interactive documentation containing representations of their native 3D CAD data, that can easily be shared with non-CAD users, their customers and wider supply chains.

Material Handling Guidance for Additive Manufacturers from Essentium

Here's some guidance on best practices for material handling and advice on the proper equipment to implement a material handling workflow at your facility.

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Desktop Metal Develops New Additive Manufacturing Process for Volume Production of Sustainable, End-Use Wood Parts

Desktop Metal’s new Forust additive manufacturing process upcycles wood waste from the approximately 15 billion trees cut down each year1 into luxurious, high-quality, end-use wood parts that can be used in a variety of industries.

Palari Group and Mighty Buildings Announce World's First Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in Rancho Mirage, California

Palari plans to develop the 5-acre parcel into a planned community of 15 eco-friendly homes, built utilizing the 3D-printed panelized Mighty Kit system by Mighty Buildings.

Fraunhofer IGD Develops Automated Robotic Arm to Scan Cultural Objects in 3D, Now Cooperating With Phase One

The Fraunhofer IGD has developed a product to make it easier for museums to digitize their collections and is now cooperating with Danish camera manufacturer Phase One. The mobile scanner CultArm3D delivers precise 3D models of exhibits of various sizes at the push of a butt

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SLM Solutions Lifts off: Optisys Uses SLM® Technology to Manufacture Parts for Space Missions

Optisys, an advanced turnkey antenna and radar product supplier, uses the SLM®500 to manufacture parts used on space missions that include the moon. SLM® technology offers multiple advantages but of particular interest to space companies is that parts can be manufactured using topology optimization to produce light, compact and robust designs, built to withstand the harsh conditions of space.

Space Tech Innovator Agile Space Industries Acquires Metal 3D Printing Leader Tronix3D

Acquisition Enables Agile to Accelerate Speed and Quality Across the Aerospace Supply Chain, and Continue to Develop Innovative IP Around Metal 3D Printing

Anycubic to Launch Vyper, a Fully Auto-Leveling FDM 3D Printer that Innovates the 3D Printing Workflow

Anycubic, a leading global 3D printer brand, will soon launch Vyper, the first fully automatic leveling FDM machine as a premium addition to its FDM 3D printer line-up. With truly one-touch leveling, it offers users more freedom by avoiding the inconvenience of traditional manual leveling.

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