3D Printing News

16
May

3D Printing and the World of Biomimicry

I’ve been in engineering in some shape or form for 25 years now and have always enjoyed solving engineering problems. I love collecting all the relevant data, visiting the site if possible and studying and operating machines and processes for hours. Spending hours thinking about all the possible solutions, using all the “tools” in my toolbox gathered over all these

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17
Apr

EOSPRINT 2 software has won an award!

We recently showed how AUDI is completely focusing on EOSPRINT and using the software to drive its product innovations. Meanwhile, the CAM tool has won this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD – a fact we are, of course, very proud of. EOS and UseTree receive the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 for EOSPRINT 2 The iF DESIGN AWARD is widely acclaimed for

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15
Mar

Audi and EOS: Development partnership for metal-based additive manufacturing

AUDI AG based in Ingolstadt, Germany, one of the leading manufacturers of premium automobiles, has started a development partnership with EOS, the global technology and quality leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions. The EOS consulting division “Additive Minds” is supporting Audi in the holistic implementation of this industrial 3D printing technology and the development of a corresponding 3D printing

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30
Jan

Effortlessly Capture Organic Objects in Great Detail

Learn how to easily make accurate 3D models of organic shapes using an Artec Space Spider 3D scanner and the latest version of the Artec Studio 3D scanning software with its game-changing Autopilot feature. About the Artec Space Spider Industrial 3D Scanner A new and enhanced precision instrument for CAD users and engineers, Artec Space Spider is a high-resolution 3D

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26
Jan

AUDI Empowers Production Innovations with EOSPRINT from EOS Electro Optical Systems

For 3D printing EOSPRINT is the end-to-end software solution that takes your CAD data and prepares it for your 3D printing process on EOS systems. Supporting the daily work of engineers. EOSPRINT Open, intuitive, productive. See how AUDI Empowers Production Innovations with EOSPRINT. EOSPRINT 2 New generation of job and process management software. Be more productive with the new plane

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17
Jan

Markforged Releases 17-4 PH Stainless Steel Material Datasheet

Markforged have just released their first materials property datasheet on Metal – the 17-4 PH Stainless Steel Material Datasheet. Take a look at the performance they are getting out of Sinter 1. There is also data from a Mass Production sintering system, so you can get a sense of how close Markforged are to million dollar furnace performance (very close).

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12
Jan

Continental trusts in EOS industrial 3D printing technology

Krailling, January 10, 2018 – EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Continental. With the purchase of several EOS M 290 systems, Continental is investing in industrial 3D printing as a production technology. The company is deploying the EOS systems to produce metal

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19
Dec

EOS launches the P 500: 3D printing of polymers on an industrial scale

EOS introduces its EOS P 500 system for additive manufacturing (AM) at formnext 2017. The system addresses companies who want to mass produce polymer parts on an industrial scale in combination with premium part quality.

8
Dec

RhinoGold 6.5 – How to design an advanced signet ring video

Watch this step-by-step video showing an advanced signet ring design in RhinoGold. Get your online RhinoGold Jewellery Design Training now! Here’s the latest release update notes – RhinoGold 6.5.17335.1 (December 5, 2017) Signet Ring Advanced Fixed open Geometry Some designs are not generating geometry Crash fixing Selecting parts in viewports move to the right tab Lock profiles bug fix Pull

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7
Dec

Printer Guide 2018 Survey by 3D Hubs – FORMIGA P 110 = Winner of category “Laser Sintering”

The EOS FORMIGA P 110 has just won the Laser Sintering category in the Printer Guide 2018 survey by 3D Hubs. The guide was based on 10,154 reviews with 1,482,614 jobs/prints considered. The review considers users feedback on print quality, build quality, reliability, ease of use, print failure rate, customer service, community, running cost, software and value. Here’s a few

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1
Dec

EOS’ consulting unit Additive Minds receives “Best of Consulting 2017” Award from Wirtschaftswoche

Krailling, November 28, 2017 – Additive Minds, the consulting unit of EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has won two accolades for its outstanding consulting services at the “Best of Consulting 2017” awards, presented by German business magazine, WirtschaftsWoche. EOS came third place in the “competitive strategy” category, and

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1
Dec

EnvisionTEC Aria – A New Generation of Premium Entry-Level 3D Printers

EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of 3D printers and materials, kicked off the holiday season by unveiling Aria, a new generation of entry-level desktop 3D printers that delivers reliable, premium performance. Priced at $6,999, Aria delivers best-in-class surface finish and accuracy. Built on EnvisionTEC’s long-trusted Micro platform for professional 3D printer users, Aria features high-quality components and patented firmware and

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14
Nov

The Future of Manufacturing – Be Exponential

Singularity University Cape Town Chapter in collaboration with KATO invites you to the Future of Manufacturing. Learn how exponential technologies are disrupting and democratising global manufacturing making it possible for anyone, anywhere to be a maker and builder of hardware.

13
Oct

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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27
Sep

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.

20
Sep

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.

4
Sep

Innovating with General Electric – 3D Printing Open Day

On the 6th September, GE in collaboration with Rapid 3D and RAPDASA are hosting a ‘3D Printing Open Day’ (from 8 am to 1 pm) at their GE Africa Innovation Center in Rosebank.

Join us and learn from the investments and experiences of these innovative companies. The tab is on us, so there is no charge.

4
Sep

“Operate twice, cut once.” Glimpse the future of surgery.

Critical care doctor Peter Weinstock shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients –€“ so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time.

1
Sep

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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29
Aug

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.

25
Aug

EnvisionTEC Vida: E-Denture Material – 3D Print Dentures

EnvisionTEC’s E-Denture material for the Perfactory family of 3D printers is an FDA-approved, biocompatible Class IIa material suitable for printing all types of denture bases. This material has low shrinkage compared to standard PMMA denture base materials, which results in excellent fitting denture bases. This 3D-printed solution allows for a natural looking appliance with exceptional customized fit

18
Aug

EnvisionTEC Unveils Cost-Saving Material Tray for Desktop 3D Printers

EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, today announced a cost-saving, disposable material tray for its premium desktop 3D printers The new M-Type tray, which was developed and tested in EnvisionTEC’s R&D facility in Gladbeck, Germany, will be offered as an optional replacement for the current Pre-Stretched Assembly (PSA) tray system in the Micro

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17
Aug

Italian Jewellery manufacturer B.M.C. srl using EOS technology to offer a complete 3D precious metal service.

A Direct Precious Metal 3D printing platform, designed specifically for the production of jewellery and precious metals, was jointly optimised by Cooksongold and EOS. The system expands upon the technology created by EOS to provide jewellery makers with the power and freedom to create complex jewellery in a matter of hours.

15
Aug

Markforged Introduces Two New Industrial 3D Printers For Local Manufacturing

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Markforged, the only 3D printing platform that prints the entire range of strong parts from carbon fiber to metal with a complete cloud managed 3D solution, today announced the addition of two new printers to the company’s Industrial Series. Markforged’s new X3 and X5 printers introduce price points that enable customers to print stronger, larger, and lighter parts.

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14
Aug

What is next in 3D Printing?

Just like his grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

7
Aug

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.

4
Aug

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.

25
Jul

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.

19
Jul

3D Platform’s Enclosures for the WorkSeries Portfolio

These environmental enclosures are available for the whole WorkSeries range and are backwards compatible with every Workbench and x1000 machine. They can be purchased as a pre-installed add-on or separately.

19
Jul

3D Printing in Healthcare Market Research Report Emerging Trends and Forecast 2022

ReportsWeb.com has announced the addition of the ‘€˜2017-2022 3D Printing in Healthcare Report on Global and United States Market, Status and Forecast, by Players, Types and Applications’€™.

17
Jul

3DP Introduces the 100 Series WorkTable

Want to 3D print very big parts but you are on a low budget? The 3D Platform 100 series WORKTABLE is perhaps just what you need. It delivers high quality prints in a large format.

“Our new series of machines is a direct response to what are customers have been asking for,”€ states Jonathan Schroeder, President of 3D Platform. “€œOur WorkTable 100 Series is designed for smaller businesses, schools, and entry-level designers.”

11
Jul

MARKFORGED-A Revolutionary New Way to Manufacture Metal Parts

Markforged’s Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) process for printing metal unlocks a new era of metal parts production. 3D metal print-farms will shorten development time, closing the gap between prototyping and production. In the next two years Markforged will achieve the technological leap to true digital metal manufacturing. It’™s time for mechanical engineering to enter the digital age.

10
Jul

ZORTRAX-Polish Artificial Heart

This case of the artificial heart shows the potential of 3D printing in creating the necessary medical equipment that helps to advance the study on life-saving devices. It is amazing how incorporating 3D printers can push forward the work on an artificial heart by allowing not only to create the model but the complete computerised test stand.

An artificial heart could be used as a bridge during the period between of waiting for an available heart and the transplant surgery. Although there are 3D printers that can print with cells that are biocompatible with the human tissue, creating a model of a working artificial heart is still in the the distant future.

7
Jul

3D Printed Boluses Help to Improve Radiotherapy Standards

The commonly applied method for curing cancer that appears on or just below skin often involves regular radiation. Unfortunately, during this procedure, the tissue that surrounds the affected area is exposed to X-rays. To avoid this, special boluses, usually made of wax, are applied to patients but producing them is time- and labour-intensive and there is no guarantee that the end result will be precise enough to provide efficient protection from X-rays.

Application of the 3D printing technology in the area of healthcare is not a fancy daydream. Instead we can forecast that this technology will be playing a bigger role in the future development of medicine.

14
Jun

EnvisionTEC Unveils Cost-Saving Consumable Product Line for Large-Frame 3D Printers

This is an affordable Field-Stretchable Assembly (FSA) and value pack of high-quality FSA films for use with some models of its 3SP printers. That includes popular models such as the 3Dent and Ultra that previously shipped with a Pre-Stretched Assembly or PSA.

13
Jun

Rapid 3D Appointed Authorised EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions Provider for SADC Region

Rapid 3D have been appointed the official agents for EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions for the SADC region.

We’ve also been developing a “Design for Additive Manufacturing” (DfAM) workshop to help engineers, product designers and factory managers come to grips with the skills required, when designing for Additive Manufacturing.

12
Jun

A Ceramic 3D Printing Breakthrough

The resulting material can withstand ultrahigh temperatures in excess of 1700°C and exhibits strength ten times higher than similar materials.

Previously, The extremely high melting point of many ceramics adds challenges to additive manufacturing as compared with metals and polymers. But now, the invented preceramic monomers are cured with ultraviolet light in a stereolithography 3D printer forming 3D polymer structures that can have complex shape and cellular architecture. These polymer structures can be pyrolyzed to a ceramic with uniform shrinkage and virtually no porosity by heating.

8
Jun

Additive manufacturing is disrupting traditional industrial technology

The vast industry that has sprung up around this latter type of “non-chairside restoration” is a complex and exacting business. After all, no two people’s teeth are the same and every type and extent of tooth damage is unique to the individual. Many such restorations performed today still use lost-wax technology that has barely changed in 100 years.

7
Jun

Watch how EOS machines print Direct Parts!

The strengths of Additive Manufacturing lie in those areas where conventional manufacturing reaches its limitations. It enables a design-driven manufacturing process – where design determines production and not the other way around.

6
Jun

EnvisionTEC Unveils Seven New Materials for Industrial and Medical 3D Printers

Today unveils its first-ever line of research-grade materials for its 3D-Bioplotter Series printers as well as three new engineering-grade materials for industrial customers.

With the broadest portfolio of additive manufacturing technologies in the world, EnvisionTEC is already recognized as having one of the most diverse portfolios of 3D printing materials on the market, including materials approved in the United States and Europe for medical use in the body. In all, EnvisionTEC now offers more than 170 materials, which come in a range of functionalities and colors.

6
Jun

Zortrax M200 has 3D printed a human skull in Z-ULTRAT!

Zortrax focused their efforts into delivering reliable and user-friendly 3D Printing tools, so that users can focus on projects without wasting precious time and energy on making endless tweaks and adjustments. This human skull model demonstrates the potential of applying 3D printing technology to medicine.

6
Jun

EnvisionTEC High-Speed Continuous 3D Printers Get Fresh Look

To celebrate how different and exciting our high-speed printing technology is, we’re also unveiling a fresh new look for our 3D printers powered by Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) technology.

We launched the Micro cDLM in 2016 at the JCK Las Vegas jewelry show, for our loyal customers who have relied on our 3D printers for 15 years. Today, jewelers can 3D print 5-7 custom ring patterns for customers in 15 minutes or less, helping them close sales faster.

5
Jun

EnvisionTEC Unveils 4G Perfactory 3D Printer with Groundbreaking Performance

EnvisionTEC’s P4 LED Standard XL will be unveiled at RAPID + TCT, the premier event for 3D manufacturing in North America. The company also will be celebrating its 15th anniversary and showcasing other machine and material innovations in booth 1813.

5
Jun

3D Print Design Competition at the annual (RAPDASA) conference 2017.

The competition is aimed at encouraging designers, engineers & artists to use the latest technology, to promote awareness of Additive Manufacturing (AM)and attempts to gauge the country’s capability to design and engineer for AM.

31
May

Flash back to 3D Platform™ Announcing the WorkbenchPro!

Its industrial strength mechatronics deliver superior performance and reliability, and its SIMO Series actuators and Constant Force™ anti-backlash lead screws and nuts provide a rugged, industrial framework that won’t let you down.

30
May

Meet Harvard’s 3D printing pioneer Jennifer Lewis.

Professor Jennifer Lewis and her group in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, are behind some of the biggest stories in the 3D printing industry. In 2016 alone Lewis et al., in collaboration with Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, released papers demonstrating breakthrough developments in 3D printing living kidney and heart cells with bio plotter. Additionally, the

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29
May

Our Markforged Onyx Stock has arrived – order yours now!

The Rapid 3D team are excited to announce the arrival of the new Markforged Onyx stock. Welcome to the best, most accessible desktop 3D printer designed uniquely to print beautiful carbon black parts.

26
May

Working 3D-Printed Car Engine Models!

We meet Eric Harrell, who brought his collection of functional 3d-printed car engines and transmissions to this year’s Maker Fair! Eric shows us his 1/3rd scale engines, which he designs from reference schematics and measurements to highlight how real engines work. Eric has also made his files available online for anyone to make their own replicas! Watch the video below

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