Additive Manufacturing

3
Mar

Stainless Steel Bicycle has been 3D Printed!

You wouldn’t 3D print a car, would you? That’d simply be impractical. However, if you’re a team of students attending the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, you might be inclined to 3D print a stainless steel bicycle instead.

24
Feb

Case Study: APEL Extrusions limited used Click2Extrude to improve their workflow.

“Based on the simulations that we ran in Click2Extrude, we were able to determine the end result without having to spend thousands of dollars on billets and press time for the actual trials.” Tony DaSilva, Vice President, Operations of APEL Extrusions

21
Feb

Practical Case Study: Steel Company Embraces 3D Printing into their Workflow

Practical Case Study: Steel Company Embraces 3D Printing into their Workflow

10
Feb

3D Printed Car Is The Only Thing At CES That Promises A Future Worth Living In

Divergent’s 3D printed car is certainly disruptive, maybe the most disruptive car at the show, but it’s still human-driven and gasoline-powered.

6
Feb

EnvisionTEC looking to Change the Face of 3D Technology

From photopolymers to living tissue to composites, EnvisionTEC is leading the way in 3D printing innovation that delivers real value to the market.

23
Jan

Bring Your Nesting To The Highest Level!

RhinoNest is fully integrated and designed for Rhinoceros and, therefore, provides optimization in minutes without the need for importing files from other software.

16
Jan

Markforged reveals their new metal printer at CES 2017

At the start markforged revolutionized 3D printing with composite carbon fiber printing and now they have delivered another breakthrough in the field of metal printing.

The more established and existing industrial metal materials don’t even compare to the incredible range from the Metal X.

14
Jan

Stop-motion animation is taking on 3D printing.

Tommy Keiser has branched out and started his own business, Keiser Design – based out of California.

Upon graduating from the University of the Arts animation program in 2006, Keiser moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in stop-motion animation.

Keiser went on to discuss the effects of introducing a new technology (3D printing) to the Stoodio.

12
Jan

Must-Have 3D Printing Dictionary

ZMorph has put together what they call ‘The Ultimate 3D Printing Dictionary’ which is an online dictionary published on medium.com.

Having all of this information gathered in one place rather than scattered across the ends of the internet is useful, especially for beginners.

29
Dec

The makers of the 3D-printed super car have made a ‘super bike’

The printing process produces a carbon fiber structure that Divergent 3D claims is 50 percent lighter than traditional motorcycle materials, so the frame would be significantly more efficient on the road.

21
Dec

ProJet® MJP 2500 Helps Drive Ingenuity and ROI at Hyde Park Partners

3D Systems ProJet® MJP 2500 helps Hyde Park Partners achieve high quality, functional prototypes in a variety of materials at a fraction of the cost.

5
Dec

Watch the second tutorial about Robotics in Solidworks

3D CAD Solutions and Rendering Software to Help Drive Your Product Development Process.

1
Dec

EnvisionTEC Training Webinars 2017

Feedback on EnvisionTEC Training … In the words of Valorie Havercamp, Purple Mountain Jewelry, Inc. “My husband and I attended a training class for our Micro machine in late August and we wanted to give you some feedback. Lauren was our trainer and she was AWESOME! She made something very foreign to us seem understandable. She is a combination of knowledge, experience,

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1
Dec

EnvisionTEC on Disrupting investment casting with 3D printing

John Hartner, COO at EnvisionTEC talks to Deputy Group Editor, Laura Griffiths at formnext powered by tct about the company’s range of products on display.

24
Nov

Infotech Mauritius 2016 Sessions: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing – Business Applications (Leverage Digital Technologies in Your Business)

INFOTECH is the major annual Information and Communication Technology (ICT) event organized in Mauritius by the National Computer Board (NCB), in collaboration with the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation.

David Bullock, MD of Rapid 3D will be hosting two sessions dealing with the topic; “3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing – Business Applications”, at Infotech Mauritius.

The aim is to create awareness on emerging technologies and provide business opportunities in the ICT sector.

16
Nov

4 things you must consider when slicing a model for 3D Printing

When preparing a part with intricate features and tight tolerances, make sure the minimum feature size, extrusion width, and extruder diameter are configured correctly.

11
Nov

3D printing is advancing into the realm of production.

While the value of a printer may not seem apparent at first, executing the calculations will tell a different story.

This post walks you through the economics of 3D printing via cost and Return on Investment calculations. The Return On Investment (ROI) is an evaluation tool used to calculate the return you have gotten on an investment by percentage.

This can apply to manufacturing technologies as well, to determine how much you can save with a 3D printer.

8
Nov

Take a look at these Selective Laser Sintering guitars – RAPDASA 2016

The 3D Printing technology used in ODD guitars is called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and builds the components by spreading a thin layer of nylon powder, that is then fused in the correct locations for that particular slice of the component.

28
Oct

Why Part Quality, Print Speed and Ease of Use Matter with the ProJet MJP 2500

Learn why part quality, print speed and post-processing ease of use are critical considerations when evaluating an office-friendly, professional 3D printer.

28
Oct

Markforged Mark X: Unibody Drone Timelapse

With industrial-scale printing of incredibly strong parts and first ever precision sensing systems, the Mark X is destined to be the must-have printer for every manufacturer.

27
Oct

Bosch implements Zortrax’s efficient 3D printing solutions

Bosch’s plant in the French town of Mondeville saved at least 80 thousand euros over the past several months, thanks to the usage of Zortrax M200 3D printers. Engineers managed to improve the precision and quality of many time-consuming assembly processes.

19
Oct

Multi-material 3D printing is easy with MIT’s new software

Already, the team says its testing has resulted in a better tricycle wheel design, and the potential for similar advancements in a number of fields exists should Foundry become an industry standard.

18
Oct

Precise parts from design to finish with the new Mark X

Make carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic parts, by using traditional 3D-printing techniques but taking it to another level. This means the objects they print are stronger, lighter and more resilient than steel.

3
Oct

Rapid 3D welcomes the new Zortrax M300

Zortrax introduces you to Zortrax M300, the 3D printer for those who want make their big ideas really BIG.

26
Sep

First Half of 2016 Shows Tremendous Growth for Markforged

So what makes the Markforged 3D printer unique? It’s patented continuous fiber filament (CFF) technology and Markforged’s Eiger software automatically produces a fiber pattern for maximum strength within the 3D print file.

15
Sep

A new 3D printer is welcomed into Rapid 3D’s range

3D Platform Introduces the 3DP Workbench, Which May Be the Most Convenient Industrial 3D Printer Ever. 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 so that it can easily fit through doors.

15
Sep

Making 3D Production REAL!

3D Systems is pairing great minds with great capabilities to push the limits of what’s possible. From concept to creation, 3D scan to 3D print, prototype to production, our digital manufacturing solutions are enabling innovators to view the world as a field of open possibilities.

2
Sep

The Rules of Manaufacturing are changing with 3D Printing

In automotive manufacturing industry the potential of 3D printing was amongst the topics creating a buzz with executives attending an automotive conference in Traverse City earlier this month.

26
Aug

First SA team at the Land Rover 4×4 Championships in London

Team Rhino is a group of four young and inspiring school students from Maritzburg College and Edenglen Highschool. The goal of the contest, was for each team to design a shell of a 4X4 battery powered, remote controlled car. They then were expected to present a verbal presentation and portfolios of their entire team.

24
Aug

Technology Upgrade To Industry 4.0

The fourth Industrial Revolution is happening, are you ready? A major challenge for South Africa is also the fact that there is not only a local, but also a global talent shortage for Industry 4.0 professionals.

18
Aug

Want to see direct metal printing samples?

Parts that are direct metal printed can be made in a variety of metals that are fully dense and fully usable. DMP samples will be available for inspection at the Rapid 3D stand during Electra Mining 2016 Expo.

18
Aug

Our seminar at the Electra Mining 2016 the 3D printing revolution

Rapid 3D will discuss their real engineering experience with 3D Printing and look at applications in the mining industry.
Speaker: David Sean Bullock, Managing Director, Rapid 3D JV (PTY) LTD

12
Aug

What does 3D Printing have to do with Mining?

Will 3D printing affect the mining industry? Mining is an industry where bespoke tooling and manufacturing are a core part of daily operations. Problem is, that the current methods of producing tooling and components are time consuming, expensive and wasteful – mining processes that are in need of an overhaul. The many parts, used in mining operations, are made using low volume and one-off

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12
Aug

Electra Mining 2016 – Markforged Mark Two Demo at Rapid 3D stand!

Want to see fibre reinforce parts – as strong as aluminium? Visit Rapid 3D at Electra Mining 2016 – Hall 9, stand H04 to see this remarkable technology first hand!

27
Jul

In-depth look at the Markforged Fibre Reinforced Printing Technology

Markforged 3d printing of fibre reinforced parts webinar. Discusses in detail many aspects of the technology. Where the technology fits into the design and manufacturing workflow. There is a detailed look at the Eiger software that allows engineers and designers to place fibre reinforcing exactly where they need it on a part.

16
Oct

Rapid 3D Opens Printing And Additive Manufacturing Facility In Kwazulu-Natal

Rapid 3D unveiled its modern showroom and technical facility in Howick during September, hosting representatives from the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal

25
Sep

Rapid 3D: Offering Solutions Since 2004

The proliferation of 3D printing in the manufacturing sector looks set to continue as more and more companies worldwide realise the scope of its capabilities.   3D printing is of enormous strategic relevance – the technology cycle has reached a level of maturity in terms of adoption and companies can ill afford not to consider how and when 3D printing

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