How 3D Printing Can Dramatically Reduce Carbon Emissions in the Manufacturing Industry

The technology can cut carbon emissions in the four areas where traditional manufacturing cranks out carbon by the metric ton: materials, manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation.

Amazing Color Variety

Plastic can be found everywhere in our world, and injection molding is the universal, cost-effective production method used to form it into almost any shape: The raw material, plastic granulate, is heated until it is flowable and is then injected into a mold.

How the Additive Manufacturing Industry Emphasized End-Use Part Production at Rapid + TCT 2023

For the companies releasing new printers at RAPID, they shared a common theme: higher productivity. These printers were designed to increase end-user print productivity, whether it be higher speed, more power, or larger build volumes.

Unlocking the Value Potential of Additive Manufacturing

Still seen primarily as a prototyping technology, additive manufacturing is getting a boost from AI and machine learning software that can help with AM decision making.

Addressing Quality Issues in 3D Printing

As additive manufacturing (AM) / 3D printing becomes an embedded production technology, the scrutiny on every aspect of the AM process chain intensifies. The emphasis is in general terms on automation and the reduction in manual processing.

Business Case for Artificial Intelligence in the Plastic Injection Molding Business

A leading plastic injection molding factory was experiencing unusually high defect rates in a specialty plastic bottle designed for the healthcare industry. They were unable to identify or determine the root causes associated with these unusually high defect rates.

Automated Support Removal & Finishing for Metal AM - Robots vs CNC

This article will address the transition to automated support removal (and finishing) solutions and consider the advantages and disadvantages of using CNC systems versus the versatility and reliability of robots.

MICRO MOLDING - PLACE THE FOCUS ON OUTCOMES

You need to understand what micro molding can do in terms of stimulation of innovation, what it can deliver in terms of manufacturing efficiency, and what - above all - it can do to achieve increased functionality in parts that are often required to be smaller and smaller

Metal Additive Manufactured Parts for Racing Car

In metal powder bed fusion process the quality and of the powder raw material are of paramount importance, as the process relies on thin layers of metal powder being deposited and melted to produce metallic parts.

Weerg achieves cycle time reductions of over 50% with post processing technologies from AM Solutions

While order processing and manufacturing of the 3D components was managed digitally early-on, numerous post processing operations still had to be done manually, which required a lot of time and personnel and produced inconsistent results.

Proving Out Metal AM for Distributed Manufacturing on a Global Scale

Network of contract manufacturers enables IMI Critical and Velo3D to print the same certified part in six locations and three different countries

How 3D Printing Is Changing the World

In this blog, Knight Optical, the leading supplier of optical components for a wide range of industries (including the 3D printing sector), runs through the most impressive innovations in the world of 3D printing

2022 Top Article - The Future of 3D Printing - Six Factors to Consider

The past year has shown those in manufacturing and the supply chain that 3D printing - or additive manufacturing (AM) - is becoming a serious and mature manufacturing technology, not only for prototypes but also for small and medium sized series.

2022 Top Article - Developing High Strength Cast ABD® GWA3 Alloy for Automotive Applications - A Case Study

A proprietary alloy, ABD® GWA3 coupled with a unique heat treatment provided a 30% improvement in yield strength without sacrificing elongation.

Sustainability and Plastic Injection Molding in the Automotive Industry

With the ability to use various materials to produce automotive components, car manufacturers will turn to the plastic injection molding industry as the solution.

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