Rapid Prototyping

10
Sep

3D Printing Gaining Traction in Agriculture

You may not know it, but agriculture is one of the industries starting to make the most of the cutting-edge technology that is 3D printing. The benefits of 3D printing for agriculture include: Agriculture and technology are increasingly working together. Food production, farm equipment, farming products, 3D printing is a great asset and simplifies a lot of processes. 3D printing

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3
Jul

Markforged Sharpens Focus on Best-Fit Applications in 3D Printing

Metal is ‘on fire’ right now in additive manufacturing as technologies continue to progress; the segment has been a major feature at industry events lately, and the recent RAPID + TCT was certainly no exception, as metals drew significant attention. Adding flame to that metal fire was Boston-based Markforged. Just ahead of the conference, Markforged began shipping its highly-anticipated Metal

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27
Jun

3D Printing For Dummies: Replicating Grandma’s Fragile Bones For Vehicle Crash Tests

The first 3D printed ribs, using a plastic/rubber compound, matched many of the properties Humanetics were looking for, but they didn’t survive the rigors of crash testing. “We 3D printed some ribs out of the plastic,” said design engineer Kris Sullenberger. “But after 20 hits, the ribs started to crack.” Humanetics then turned to Adaptive Corporation, a digital-to-physical product lifecycle

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19
Jun

Building the next generation of rocket engines – made possible by EOS

EOS additive manufacturing technology and talent enables pioneering organizations, like LAUNCHER, to develop and succeed in the new space race. What is the most difficult part about launching a satellite into orbit? Building the engine. LAUNCHER is a small team on a 10 year journey to send a satellite into orbit. They are building a launch vehicle to send 300kg

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30
May

Why EnvisionTEC DLP 3D Printing is Better …

Not all forms of 3D printing are created equal—and that truth is also evident to the visible eye within individual 3D printing processes as well. Novices to the field sometimes debate whether SLA or DLP is a superior technology for final 3D printer performance. But even within the processes of SLA (stereolithography) and DLP (digital light processing), there are significant

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3
Mar

How EOS sees the Future of 3D Printing

Dr. Adrian Keppler – Engineers changing their Design Paradigms will bring about the power of Additive Manufacturing. Dr. Adrian Keppler points out that we should identify the right parts and the right application, scale them and qualify them. It’s all about creating an additive mindset. In addition, ease of use and the seamless integration of CAD, job preparation, build and

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21
Feb

3D Printing Has a Dream

And, sure, making cool stuff is part of it. But the dream is much bigger than that. So. Much. Bigger. 3D Printing is About Transforming Manufacturing. Making it faster. Smarter. And more efficient. Eliminating waste … and design limitations … and expensive tools that prevent inventors from taking risks. 3D Printing makes sure everybody gets a chance. To make their

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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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20
Dec

Markforged: Metal 3D Production Printing at Scale for Factory Production Lines

Markforged’s Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) process for printing metal unlocks a new era of metal parts production. Hear how parallelization will enable production scale metal 3D printing.

Learn about the design to in-production timeline reductions that are achievable using this metal 3D printing technology.

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.

26
Oct

3D Platform – 16x Faster, Stronger & Lower Cost Prints

John Goode from 3D Platform explains how you can optimise print speed, print strength and printing costs. As highlighted at RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Platform launched a new line of High Flow Extruders that change the rules of additive manufacturing. Get stronger, high-fidelity prints at 16x faster rates and lower costs. If you want finish, fast and strong in

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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.

25
Jul

Markforged Customer Success Story: Autometrix

Autometrix, a manufacturer of Precision Cutting Solutions for the industrial textile world, has been using the Mark One printer from Markforged. They needed an inexpensive method to produce prototypes that could match the strength of a machined component. The Mark One reduced prototyping time from weeks to days, and reduced the weight of a prototype cutting head by half a pound.

17
Jun

3D Platform Announces PRO Electronics Rebuild Program

3D Platform Launches PRO Electronics Rebuild Program Give your x1000 or Workbench Machine the PRO Boost Rockford, Illinois, USA – April 25, 2017 – 3D Platform (3DP), a global leader in manufacturing large-format, industrial-strength 3D machines

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.

12
Jun

The ultra-fast quad-laser 3D printing system for metal parts!

It shatters boundaries of manufacturing as it meets the most demanding requirements of modern production environments in terms of efficiency, scalability, usability and process monitoring.

10
Jun

Composite and sand 3D printing with EnvisionTEC

This year was no different as the DLP specialist presented its expansive portfolio of machines and materials spanning everything from dental applications to sand printing.

9
Jun

Get your tooling done with EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions!

The aim of EOS quality policy is to identify current customer needs and future market demands early on and meet these by means of the appropriate organisational, technological and economic resources.

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.

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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11
May

RUAG – Additive Manufacturing of Satellite Components

Every single gram saved reduces total launch costs!

10
May

Markforged talks about putting metal into the microwave

Create value with 90% efficiency. On the mechanical side, we create value with 20% efficiency. We’re like the internal combustion engine, and they’re electric cars. That was the way of the world. It needed to change.

4
May

Manufacturing has been reinvented by Markforged!

Thousands of customers later, their mission hasn’t changed: giving every Designer and Engineer the ability to create same-day strong, reliable parts.

27
Apr

Basic Fiber Filling Techniques for the Markforged software.

Each fill type has specific strength properties and we will demonstrate how to effectively utilize Concentric and Isotropic fill to strengthen different parts in different ways. Watch how now!

18
Apr

The Mark Two Secures a Firm Grip in Robotic Automation.

As soon as Dixon Valve unboxed their industrial strength Markforged 3D printer, they put it to work.

The Mark Two not only allowed to produce their robotic jaws quickly, but the material capabilities of the printer, including its ability to lay continuous strands of high-strength fibers into 3D printed parts, ensured reliability in a factory setting.

11
Apr

The Mark Two allows Arow Global to prototype in new ways.

The Mark Two has allowed Arow Global to simplify and expand prototyping and gave them the ability to rethink their design and manufacturing capabilities.

6
Apr

A Look at the Stunning 3D Printed Prop from the action packed ‘Ghost in the Shell’!

Several different 3D printing technologies and materials were used, including clear resin and black resin printed with a stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. The lungs were 3D printed in nylon using a selective laser sintering (SLS) process, and the joints and armatures were 3D printed in steel to add stability and durability to the skeleton.

30
Mar

Mark X’s newest feature: Adaptive Bed Leveling.

Markforged is a company that likes firsts – they made their name with the first-ever FDM carbon 3D printer, the Mark One, and since then they’ve continued to introduce never-before-seen features with their subsequent releases.

29
Mar

SolidThinking Case Study: Mountain Bicycles and Additive Manufacturing

RBC’s goal is to use additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to create very high-end mountain bikes that are tailored to an individual’s weight, height, and riding style.

Although the team at RBC had considerable experience in additive manufacturing and developing products, it required multiple partnerships.

28
Mar

Lighter and stiffer architectural components with Inspire.

solidThinking Inspire does not only help to save time and to reduce weight and material: additional benefits, like fast learning curve, become obvious when compared to other solutions available on the market.

28
Mar

SOLIDWORKS Success Story: Markforged 3D Printers.

Markforged’s mission is to provide its customers with high strength parts, built right the first time.

In 2014, Markforged revolutionized 3D printing with the introduction of the world’s first carbon-fiber composite 3D printer.

24
Mar

Tears flow as boy gets new ears with the help of 3D printing.

Tears flowed at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town on Thursday when Tylor Baker, who was born deaf and without ears, explained how it felt to be wearing specially made silicone implants.

22
Mar

Artec’s new 3D handheld scanner captures up to 80 frames per second!

Artec 3D has recently unveiled the Artec Leo, a smart handheld 3D scanner that captures up to 80 frames per second (FPS).

The scanner includes Autopilot — an AI-based feature within the Artec Studio 11 software that automatically processes raw 3D data into high-quality 3D models.

17
Mar

Markforged 3D printers are put to work in a Unilever factory

This factory, owned by Unilever, is responsible for producing hundreds to thousands of bags of Lipton Tea every day. This includes anything from extending machine life to speeding up machine processes, all to save money and improve the machines at the same time.

At factories like this, quick turnaround time is essential to keeping machines running.

16
Mar

Artec 3D handheld scanners have helped successfully complete thousands of projects.

Artec 3D handheld scanners have helped successfully complete thousands of projects in a great many industries. Check out this video now!

16
Mar

This 3D-printed wheelchair is changing the lives of many.

The accompanying GO app allows users to participate in the design process by specifying optional elements, patterns, colourways and to place orders.

16
Mar

Metal Additive Manufacturing with SolidThinking software.

New users requested features for motion analysis, topography optimisation, symmetry and depth of field.

Built with a focus on improving usability for designers and engineers, key updates to Inspire 2017 include a new Motion tool that allows users to easily mechanise their models and predict loads for moving parts. Topography Optimisation tools change the shape of shell structures using stamped bead patterns to improve structural performance.

15
Mar

Zortrax M200 vs Zortrax M300. What should you consider buying?

Let’s briefly consider who would benefit from using the Zortrax M200 3D printer and who would be better off buying the Zortrax M300.

The Zortrax M300 offers new opportunities to industrial designers. This state-of-the-art 3D printer provides new possibilities in the medical sector, industrial design, engineering, and in many other industries

10
Mar

3D Printed a Steering Knuckle Strong Enough to Win at the Detroit Maker Fair.

Designing a light, inexpensive go-kart steering knuckle was made easy with the Mark One. A real life MarioKart racers speed off from the starting line at the Power Racing Series at the Detroit Maker Fair 2015. Each of these go-karts were built by DIY makers whose creativity, innovation, and goofiness gave their karts a chance to shine. Among them is

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10
Mar

Triton redesigned their latest bike model with 3D printing.

Triton was interested in redesigning the rear yoke for their latest bike model. This yoke is a part of the bicycle’s titanium frame that connects the rear chainstays and the bottom bracket.

Triton let CML AT know that the part should be capable of withstanding a load equal to 130 kg.

10
Mar

Monash University and Amaero Engineering 3D Print Biggest Metal Aerospace Component to Date!

The metal melting machine weighs about 900 kg and carries a price tag of $3.5 million, so it’s surprising that only five printers have been manufactured so far, and it’s a pretty big deal when a company or university decides to invest in one. The latest purchase an Xline 2000R is Melbourne, Australia’s Monash University, a school we see quite frequently in the news for 3D printed anatomical models, 3D printed aerospace components and other advanced 3D printing applications.

8
Mar

Adidas reveals their plans for a new 3D printing ‘Speedfactory’

The concept is in industrial factories where 3D printing and robotics manufacture sneakers on-demand.

Adidas hope manufacturing will also become localized, eliminating costs associated with logistics and supply chains. Large-scale production at German Speedfactory in Ansbach is set for mid-2017.

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.

3
Mar

The STRAW has been reinvented by McDonald’s with 3D printing

While you may think there is nothing wrong with the current straw design, the conventional straw that is used globally, you probably haven’t tried McDonald’s new product. What better way to market a new milkshake than redesigning the straw with 3D printing

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.

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