Additive & 3D Printing - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Talking IMTS with SLM Solutions

See SLM Solutions Metal Additive Manufacturing in the West Hall, Booth 43-2304

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions Partnership to Redefine the Factory of the Future

New integrated additive and subtractive manufacturing solution will include automation and post-processing to provide more efficient, seamless workflows for advanced manufacturing

Airbus Gets on Board with 3D Printing

For small-batch series and customized parts, additive technologies offer a drastically faster time-to-market than conventional manufacturing as prior tool-production is not required.

Talking IMTS with ProtoLabs

Booth #432327 - We will be showcasing our latest service addition, sheet metal fabrication. We are also going to be highlighting our 3D printing capabilities that have expanded since the last IMTS trade show.

Polymer 3D Prints Used to Protect Costly Metal Parts

When working with large diesel engines, or commercial aerospace systems that require the output of large metal parts with complex shapes, creative solutions are required to hold and protect them throughout the downstream machining and finishing process.

Hyundai Motors Improves Production Efficiency with Automation Software

By relying on 3D Printing, they can create new products in a fast and cost-effective way, and experiment with designs with almost no design limitations or material waste. But how do they efficiently manage their Additive Manufacturing (AM) production?

Making Time for Holthinrichs Watches

Holthinrichs Watches is working with a Renishaw Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centre to build up knowledge about the potential of metal additive manufacturing (AM) and to speed up the overall manufacturing process for high-end, limited-edition watches.

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KIST: 3D Soft Robots Animated Like Living Creatures

- A new 3D soft robot created by automatically cutting and folding plastic films - Moving smoothly according to the rhythm of operas songs and/or the dialogue of movie scenes - Expecting a new application of animatronic soft robots in the art and culture industry

Victrex: New Advanced PAEK Product Designed for Additive Manufacturing

Major improvements demonstrated for filament fusion (FF) and laser sintering (LS), with VICTREX™ PAEK polymer solutions supplied as filaments and fine powder respectively

3D Systems Helps to Bring 250-Year Old Dragons Roaring Back to Life

- 72 large-scale, lightweight dragons restored to The Great Pagoda at Kew after more than 250-year absence using 3D printing - Most extensive use of 3D printing on a UNESCO renovation

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KUBOTEK's KOSMOS™ FRAMEWORK NOW AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING

New framework designed to build precise 3D applications and integrate high-fidelity CAD data across CAD formats

X3D Provides Backbone for New Dimensions of 3D Graphics

Publish your 3D models to the Web! Discover how Extensible 3D (X3D) Graphics, the ISO-IEC International Standard for 3D Graphics on the Web, can help you share your 3D between any source and delivery platform. This robust, stable, time-tested ISO standard is being highlighted August 12-16 at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.

Print Even Bigger: Airwolf 3D Announces EVO 22 Large Format Desktop Additive Manufacturing Cente

Airwolf 3D's new EVO 22 Additive Manufacturing Center empowers users to print even bigger parts using ABS, patent-pending HydroFill Water-Soluble Support, polycarbonate, stainless steel, and over 40 other 3D-printing materials. The EVO 22 leverages the existing feature set of the industry-leading EVO Additive Manufacturing Center, but with a towering 22.75-inch build height -- almost a foot taller than Airwolf 3D's flagship EVO machine.

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Model 30MT Magnetic Encoder Module

Model 30MT Magnetic Encoder Module

The Model 30MT is a compact magnetic encoder module designed for the most extreme environments. It offers sealing up to IP69K, an operating temperature range of -40° to 120° C, and a shock and vibration rating that conforms to Mil-STD-202G. With a large air gap and tolerance to misalignment, up to 1024 CPR (4096 PPR with Quadrature Counting), and easy alignment and installation, the Model 30M or is an excellent solution where you need motion feedback in your robotics application.

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