BLOOMINGTON, MN – Stratasys Ltd. unveiled two prototype 3D printing machines designed to produce larger parts and give additive manufacturing a bigger role on the factory floor. “Where we’re headed for tomorrow is much larger,” Rich Garrity, president of the company’s Americas operations, said in a briefing on Tuesday in Bloomington, MN. “We’re talking about feet and meters Read More
3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing
This is a channel about 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) for manufacturing professionals. AM is a fast-moving area of manufacturing technology and there are a wide variety of technologies use to 3D print or build objects, such as stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modeling (FDM), digital light processing (DLP), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and more. At Advanced Manufacturing Media, we partner with RAPID - the leading conference and exposition for 3D printing -- and cover all AM methods, including emerging ones, such as Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM).
Challenges for bioprinting include vascularization, cell development, machine usability and regulations Talk to anyone on the front lines of bioprinting and you’re sure to hear about issues with vascularization. “Everyone agrees that you will never have a fully functioning organ come off a bioprinter without vascularization,” said Lauralyn McDaniel, industry manager for Read More
Daimler may be the first vehicle maker to offer 3D-printed replacement parts, but racing enthusiasts and car collectors like Jay Leno have been using additive manufacturing and 3D scanning for many years to replace worn-out parts or to enhance their rides. Daimler started 3D printing after-sales plastic parts for Mercedes-Benz trucks. The move eliminates the need to Read More
Separate floorspace brings home the importance of the innovative technology At previous editions of IMTS, additive manufacturing technology was featured in AMT’s Emerging Technology Center and as a part of the Fabricating and Laser Pavilion. But for 2016, the technology long seen as little more than a curiosity has blossomed into a category worthy of its own pavilion at Read More
3D printing has become a powerful tool thanks to its ability to customize designs and speed up the prototyping process. But what happens when an engineer decides to make changes? Researchers at Cornell have designed an interactive prototyping system that prints what you’re designing as you design it. This allows the engineer to pause the printing process at any time to Read More
Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is the hottest subject in the industry. It is revolutionizing how companies design, test, manufacture, and distribute products. With all the hype surrounding this disruptive technology, there are several major items all users new to metal additive manufacturing should understand upon entering the AM workspace. The freedom possible in the Read More