3D printers are incredibly productive as-is. But add a diode laser from Endurance Lasers to a 3D printer and you’ll enjoy a serious productivity increase. Endurance Lasers empowers owners of desktop 3D printers to unlock a whole other type of manufacturing: laser cutting and engraving. There are a few 3D printers that include laser tool […]
Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd. and Chinese athletic footwear firm Peak Sports introduced a new type of 3D printed sneakers at K 2019. The prototype they’re calling ‘The Next’ is a sneak peak at their concept for customizable and recyclable TPU shoes. The manufacturing process also combines prints from both FDM and SLS using Wanhua’s […]
The China–United States trade war continues to result in higher consumer prices, stock market instability, and huge struggles for manufacturers. Tariffs—taxes on imports and exports—impact how and where companies produce goods. With increased supply chain costs because of tariffs, companies need to look towards new ways to save money when producing goods. 3D printing is […]
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One of the biggest problems that comes with installing nuclear power plants is figuring out what to do with the nuclear waste. While the science behind storing radioactive waste is solid and safe, there are still risks and costs associated with every storage solution. And public sentiment around nuclear waste has held up many plants. […]
As part of their “Go Beyond 4.0” project, Fraunhofer is looking to 3D print optics individually, while also allowing for mass production. The project proposes new material concepts and processing technology for multifunctional and individualized optical components. It also proposes new transparent hybrid polymer materials and illustrates the integration of apertures, electrically conducting tracks and mirrors into […]
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Having acquired the world’s largest polymer 3D printer, University of Maine is already putting it to record-breaking use. The University’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has just created the world’s largest 3D printed boat out of a combination of cellulosic nano and micro fibers with thermoplastic materials. The ground-breaking research has shattered multiple Guinness World […]
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BigRep’s innovation lab NOWLAB unveiled a new sustainable structure that displays the possibilities of biodiversity in urban settings. The GENESIS Eco Screen consists of filament derived from 100% recycled PET and incorporates plants, insect habitats and embedded channels for water flow and drainage altogether. It utilizes complex designs, merging natural habitats with 3D printed architecture. The […]
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What was once Cimquest’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo has become the Xpand3D Event. Everyone from machine operators and post processors to software engineers and material specialists will gather in Branchburg, NJ for three days, October 15-17, to engage with one another and listen to keynote speakers from some of the most notable names in the industry. […]
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A startup out of Syracuse, New York called Powerbelt3D is taking pre-orders for its first product, the Zero, which offers both continuous and “infinite 3D printing.” The Zero is a conveyor-belt 3D printer intended to increase access to production-level manufacturing; its open architecture will allow users and developers to experiment and share their experiences with […]
Post-processing specialist Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has developed a reusable 84 square metre booth that contains over 6,000 3D printed parts. AMT will debut the design at this year’s Formnext as their own exhibition installation. The laser sintered (PA 2200) connectors bridge together a whopping 1,100 meters of lightweight aluminum tubing. Despite the use of […]
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