July 2017

Microwaves and nanotubes make for stronger 3D-printed objects

Valuable as 3D printers are proving to be for tasks such as prototyping, the objects that they create still tend to not be as strong as their traditionally-constructed counterparts. That’s because printed objects…

GW Plastics expands into Europe with acquisition

GW Plastics Inc., a custom injection moulder and contract manufacturer based in Bethel, Vermont, is acquiring Ireland-based mold building and injection molding company Avenue Mould Solutions. The acquisition is in response to growing customer…

Low-cost desktop injection moulding

Low-cost desktop injection moulding – here, Mitchell Brown from VERT Design, explains how they did it using Asiga‘s desktop 3D printing solution. Our product design company was engaged to develop a variation of a…

KraussMaffei unveils continuous pultrusion system

German machinery and injection moulding supplier KraussMaffei Group has unveiled its first complete system for continuous pultrusion, iPul. During its competence day pultrusion held 28 June, KraussMaffei said the system had a production…

Proto Labs buys more Arburg machinery as part of European growth strategy

Proto Labs, the rapid prototyping and contract manufacturer for 3D printing, CNC machining and injection moulding services, will invest in six ARBURG moulding machines in its latest phase of expansion. Proto Labs in…

New, innovative adjustment plates from HASCO

When designing injection moulds, it is important to pay attention to achieving a defined distribution of the clamping pressure over the mould parting surfaces. The main surface pressure should always act close to…

ETH Zurich Researchers & Cytosurge Reveal New FluidFM Printer

ETH Zurich is making quite the name for itself in 3D printing. From Concrete Canoes to printing human cartilage, they are certainly on a roll. While these are more recent headlines, today we’re harkening back to…

Tool and metrological technology indispensable for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is progressively emerging as the crucial factor in the race for leading-edge technology and market shares in the future. And time is running out for the German machinery and plant manufacturers….

ABS resins offered in filament form for 3D printing

Trinseo’s Consumer Essential Markets (CEM) business unit has partnered with German company Advanc3D Materials, a materials supplier for additive manufacturing, to produce filament made of the former’s ABS resins. The Trinseo products that…

New Robotic System can 3D print entire buildings

MIT scientists have designed a new robotic system that can 3D print the basic structure of entire buildings, an advance that would make building houses a faster, less expensive process. The building could…

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