3D Printing

BASF and BigRep set to partner to develop industrial 3D printing materials

The global chemical company BASF and BigRep, the Berlin-based technology start-up, have announced the two companies are set to form a partnership to jointly develop industrial 3D printing materials. The imminent strategic alliance…

3D print molded parts with the Collider Orchid

Here’s a new way to use the capabilities of 3D printing. This machine uses DLP 3D printing technology to create a hollow shell mold, which is then injected with a plastic material or…

Moldex3D introduces Constellium aluminium materials Alumold to material database

CoreTech System Co. (Moldex3D), a supplier of injection molding simulation solutions, announced the addition of Alumold to its mold material database. Moldex3D material database now offers:  Alumold 500 ROLLED, Alumold 500 FORGED, Alumold 400 and…

Ricoh boosts productivity by replacing metal tools with 3D-printed lightweight tools

Japanese office automation equipment manufacturer Ricoh Industries is replacing traditional metal tooling with customized, lightweight 3D printed jigs and fixtures for its Production Technology Center assembly line – improving manufacturing efficiency while minimizing…

Open Mind Technologies will present HyperMill Maxx Machining and other new CAM software solutions

Open Mind Technologies will present at EMO 2017 HyperMill Maxx Machining and other new CAM software solutions. Maxx Machining provides strategies for roughing, finishing and drilling, covering machining functions including 2.5D through five-axis milling and…

Interactive Robogami: designing custom robots in a matter of minutes

Even as robots become increasingly common across different parts of our world, they remain incredibly difficult to make. From designing and modeling to fabricating and testing, the process is slow and costly: even…

Cikoni develops hybrid process for 3D printing with carbon fibers

Germany company Cikoni has developed an additive manufacturing technology dubbed AdditiveCARBON that allows the realization of hybrid structures by means of a fully automated manufacturing approach in which the carbon fiber reinforcement directly…

Proto Labs adds HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to portfolio of 3D printing services

Rapid manufacturing company Proto Labs (Maple Plain, MN) has announced the addition of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion to its suite of 3D printing technologies. The production-grade technology builds fully functional plastic prototypes and…

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…

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…

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