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Three Ways Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) Benefits Plastic Injection Moulding

Plastic injection moulding is a difficult application for machine vision. The highly reflective surface of plastics is hard to illuminate, and the fact that the same production line can create items of different colours and shapes is problematic for traditional solutions.

WHY 3D PRINTING - BENCHMARKING AGAINST TRADITIONAL MANUFACTURING

Facts and reality have often been a grey area in the world of 3D printing. Let’s not forget that this technology in various guises has been around for well over 30 years. That long and it is still described as a disruptive technology?

3D Printing Assistive Devices for People with Disabilities

One of A3D’s engineers met with the individual to best understand their specific situation and designed a handle that could attach to standard milk and juice cartons. A3D then used Simplify3D to print the handle.

ManufacturingTomorrow - - Fall Product Special

It has been over 6 months without any in person events. With that in mind we are putting together a special feature article for the fall to highlight some of the new products and services our partners have rolled out during that time.

Goodbye Globalization: Why the Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Needs Additive Manufacturing

In the wake of the global COVID-19 supply chain nightmares, additive manufacturing has significant implications for improving supply chain resiliency for many manufacturing companies. This is especially the case for companies using a just-in-time methodology.

Micro Molding & Microfluidics — Overcoming Complexity Issues

Microfluidics is an extremely dynamic niche today, and will continue for many years to cement the importance of micro molding as a technology used to drive innovation in the medical sector in such applications as drug delivery devices, implants, and diagnostics

Trends for 3D Printing in Manufacturing

There's no question that additive manufacturing will continue growing in the coming years. Some experts expect the 3D printing industry to surpass $20 billion by next year, but what will that look like?

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3D Printing, Innovation, and Supply Chain Resiliency More Important Than Ever, Say Manufacturing Decision Makers

Global HP study finds that digital manufacturing can drive economic growth, faster innovation, and more sustainable production

Innovative electric race car part shows potential for Electron Beam Melting in automotive

For the past three years, the NCAM’s DRAMA research project has helped build a stronger additive supply chain for the UK’s aerospace sector – an industry which has the largest number of small and medium sized enterprise (SME) companies in Europe.

The Best of Both Worlds: A New Take on Metal-Plastic Hybrid 3D Printing

Scientists develop a novel and surprisingly simple method to print 3D structures made of metal and plastic, paving the way for 3D electronics

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Henkel and Nexa3D launch affordable and ultra-fast new general-purpose material xPRO410

Democratizing access to a new class of photopolymers for rapid prototyping

ExOne to Optimize Sand 3D Printers for Use with ITOCHU Ceratech Corporation's Cerabeads®

Cerabeads® are a premium ceramic foundry sand used to create molds and cores for metal casting high-value products in the automotive, oil & gas, mining and construction industries. That includes cylinder blocks and hydraulic valves, as well as pumps, impellers and tools.

Boeing Qualifies Stratasys Antero 800NA Material for 3D-Printed Flight Parts

Enhanced chemical resistance and fatigue performance of the PEKK-based material over other alternatives provide Boeing with a new, high-performance option for polymer flight parts

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