Additive Manufacturing


The Future of Sand Casting in the Foundry Industry

Robotic 3D Printing Makes Sand Molds and Cores Innovative, “first-ever” robotic additive manufacturing technology is an ideal solution for making sand molds and cores for foundry applications. EnvisionTEC’s exclusive strategic partner, Viridis3D sells complete systems of materials, 3D printing machines, robots, software, and the training needed to successfully deploy functional solutions for metal casting, ceramics, and composites applications. Watch this

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How a Foundry Saved $50K using Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D Printing

Adding Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D Printing technology to your standard product development process could save you up to $50K (USD) a year. How is this possible? Tim Carraher, lead engineer at U.S. Architectural in California, USA, explains how his team approached new designs prior to bringing a 3D printer in house: “With our old process of product development, we

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Last Call for RAPDASA 3D Design Competition Submissions

RAPDASA 2017 is approaching fast. One of the events for this year’s 18th annual conference, is South Africa’s biggest 3D Print Design Competition with great prizes to be won. Get your entry in before the 1 Oct 2017 closing date.


EnvisionTEC’s new E Shore A material for 3D Printed footwear is now available for experienced users

This advanced engineering-grade material is a polyurethane-like material that produces a final material with a soft Shore A value in the 40-50 range. E-Shore A is a material developed for end-use applications such as footwear, sporting goods, and other uses requiring durability, comfort and flexibility.


How to print a casting tree with high detail jewellery pieces in 3 hours

3D print a casting tree, with high detail jewellery pieces in as little as 3 hours using EnvisionTEC’s high speed, patented cDLM 3D printing technology.


Classic car meets 3D printing technology

Individualize, Integrate, Innovate: The 3i-PRINT partnership project has used the front-end structure of a classic VW Caddy to demonstrate the full potential of industrial 3D printing within the automotive industry. The structure is very light, stable, and, at the same time, features a high degree of functional integration. Altair, APWORKS, csi entwicklungstechnik, EOS, GERG, and Heraeus covered every development step

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The Importance of Designing for Additive Manufacturing

About 70% of the cost of metal Additive Manufacturing is related to pre- and post-processing. Designing for AM is key to success. See a desktop distilling still project designed with no support structures.


Markforged-3d printing-tooling and fixtures

Alex Crease talks about how, in the past few years, the 3D printing industry has expanded as professional 3D printing companies are offering manufacturing solutions for businesses. These solutions eliminate wait times, increase CNC bandwidth, and unleash innovation on the production floor using CFF routing technology.


How 3D printing is changing the supply chain – Daimler EvoBus and EOS

Daimler EvoBus is revolutionising their entire value chain management by introducing 3D printing for spare parts. With 3D printed parts for buses Daimler EvoBus no longer needs to store the part in question and avoids unnecessary excess production.


3DP Workbench – Large Format Additive Manufacturing Workbench

The 3DP Workbench is the first 3D printer to feature an actual full, built-in workbench. The large-format printer is mounted on an industrial workbench with 12 built-in drawers and cabinets for storage of tools and supplies. The whole thing is very portable –€“ it has wheels for easy transport, and the printer has a folding gantry system so that it can easily fit through single standard doors.