8 09, 2017

Metal 3D Printing for Manufacturing

By | September 8th, 2017|

Reprint from www.techcrunch.com Desktop Metal has already earned a number of fans with its 3D printed metal technology — Lowe’s, Caterpillar and BMW were all among its earliest clients. As first noted by CNBC, the Massachusetts-based startup is also getting some healthy monetary support, adding $115 million of venture funds to its coffers this week. [...]

23 08, 2017

New Metal 3D Printing Process

By | August 23rd, 2017|

Bound Metal Deposition Uses MIM to Create New Metal 3D Printing Process by Dave Macfie and Shawn Spinneweber, Cimquest The advent of metal 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has promised to dramatically change the way products are made. The benefits are: the reduction or elimination of up-front tooling and increased complexity due to [...]

18 08, 2017

3D Printing for Low Volume Production

By | August 18th, 2017|

Companies in certain industries sometimes require customized end-use parts, used to either replace older parts or improve upon infrastructure. While necessary, the cost and time barriers associated with one-off parts can cause for engineering teams to postpone or even eliminate projects altogether. Siemans Mobility based in Germany develops technology for vehicles and infrastructure for transport [...]

16 08, 2017

FDM Thermoform Tooling: What It Is and Why It Works

By | August 16th, 2017|

A kitting tray 3D printed using thermoformed plastics. There’s a good chance you interact with multiple thermoformed products on a daily basis, whether that be in your grocery store, your car, or probably even your fridge. But what does it mean if something is thermoformed? Thermoforming is a conventional plastics forming process where [...]

9 08, 2017

Additive Manufacturing Changes How We Think About Design

By | August 9th, 2017|

As 3D printing has become more and more mainstream, the traditional resource and skills barriers for manufacturing are all but vanishing. This trend is changing the very face of design. For the first time, producing complex products is no more difficult, expensive, or time-consuming than making simpler objects. 3D printing a block with holes, notches, [...]

4 08, 2017

Additive Manufacturing Will Change How We Think About Design

By | August 4th, 2017|

As 3D printing has become more and more mainstream, the traditional resource and skills barriers for manufacturing are all but vanishing. This trend is changing the very face of design. For the first time, producing complex products is no more difficult, expensive, or time consuming than making simpler objects. 3D printing a block with holes, [...]

28 07, 2017

3D Printing in Hospitals

By | July 28th, 2017|

A Doctor’s Perspective on the Future of 3D Printing in Hospitals A ground breaking investigative trial called 3D Hearts Enabling a Randomized Trial (3DHEART) recently began enrollment. This initiative is a clinical study to better understand the impact of 3D printed heart models for pre-operative planning for pediatric heart surgery We recently conducted an interview [...]

24 07, 2017

3D Printing for Low Volume Production

By | July 24th, 2017|

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/hzhvb78zn5?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Siemens Mobility has developed an on-demand production model, allowing them to 3D print end-use parts for trains, vehicles, and other infrastructure. These parts comply with flame, smoke, and toxicity provisions, serving as lightweight alternatives to conventional parts.