Factories of the future - What will manufacturing facilities look like in 2044

The landscape of manufacturing is set to evolve dramatically over the next two decades, as cutting-edge technologies redefine the way we produce goods. To envision what the future may look like, we do not need to rely solely on idle speculation.

What's in store for 2024: Top 5 industry trends

The manufacturing industry is undergoing significant changes due to the swift advancement of technology and evolving global dynamics.

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

Top Article from 2019 - Can a 3D Printer Build a Rocket?

NASA has successfully tested its first rocket engine component made through 3D printing. The 3D printed component produced a breathtaking 20,000 pounds of thrust.

What is MXT? (Metering Extruder Technology)

Article from BigRep. As FFF extrusion technology reaches the peak of its development cycle, it becomes less likely that the technology's quality will meaningfully improve. Additive manufacturing must be rethought from its foundation.

Specialty Materials for 3D Printing

Specialty materials that have different mechanical, thermal, chemical, temperature, and conductive properties will continue to enable use cases where designs can be further optimized through the specification of specialty materials that best suit the part requirements.

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Safe Materials for 3D Printing

There are three primary uses for ESD safe plastics: electronics manufacturing (e.g. ESD safe jigs and fixtures for printed circuit board manufacturing), materials in a combustible/explosive environment, and nuisance static charge elimination

New 3D Printing Material Builds Extra-Strength Parts

The materials have a non-uniform, crystalline structure, making components built with them much stronger than those built using a standard uniform lattice structure. So much stronger, in fact, that they can withstand seven times the amount of energy ...

Who's Afraid of the Big Tall Build?

Metal AM gives engineers the opportunity to design higher performance parts with a much simpler manufacturing workflow than traditional manufacturing (think: rocket engines).But, in many cases, taller and larger parts will be no-bid or priced too high for the market.

Thermoplastic Extrusion 3D Printing

This new technology makes it possible to print five times faster - with greater precision and quality - than current extrusion speeds. MXT® establishes a clear separation between filament feeding and melting and molten extrusion...

KeraCel, a World Leader in Solid-state Lithium Ion Batteries, Announced a Breakthrough in its Multi-material Ceramic Battery Using its Proprietary 3D Printing Technology

KeraCel is developing its ceramic solid-state batteries using proprietary additive manufacturing 3D printing technology resulting in unique monolithic structure. The unique structure allows for greatly increasing battery energy density, and producing safer and longer lasting

3D-Printing File Formats Must Evolve with the Industry

One of the first trends driving change is 3D printings transition from prototyping to commercial-grade production, combined with the increasing popularity of metal as a printing material.

Philips' Lightbulb Moment: 3D Printing Becomes Essential Production Thinking

The collaboration has already resulted in the 'reinvention of a lamp holder previously prone to part failure, and the automation of a previously labor intensive line using lightweight design.

Top Five Teams Win a Share of $100,000 in Virtual Modeling Stage of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

Winning teams successfully created digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of a house on Mars using specialized software tools.

New Story and ICON Unveil First Permitted 3D-Printed Home Created for the Developing World

3D Printing Technologies Set to Transform Global Homelessness with 600-800 Square Foot Homes Printed in Under 24 Hours for $4000 in Underserved Communities

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