Materials

Is There a Larger Role for Additives in Additive Manufacturing?

Terminology confusion might be coming, because the answer is likely yes. A provider of glass flake for plastics foresees applications to AM, specifically as a reinforcement within 3D printing filament.

Sponsored

Four Tips for Moving to Additive Production

Follow these steps to develop a coherent strategy for entering the world of additive manufacturing.

Large-Format

3D Printed Prefab Homes, Made from Composite and UL-Certified

Mighty Buildings wants to change the construction industry with prefabricated houses 3D printed on demand from thermoset polymer composite. Two such buildings have already been installed.

Basics

What Is Additive Manufacturing?

It is the broadest category of manufacturing we have. It is more than 3D printing. It is the beginning of a transformation. If you are new to AM, here is where to start.

Videos

What Do These Flip Flops Say About Manufacturing's Future?: The Cool Parts Show S3E5

These 3D printed flip-flops are an example of mass customization, but they also hint at manufacturing's more sustainable, circular future. Find out why in this episode of The Cool Parts Show

Polymer AM

Can Microscale 3D Printing Reduce Surgeries for Glaucoma Sufferers?

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) is exploring this promise. Eye stents are made of metal today. Fine-detail additive manufacturing can enable polymer instead, improving patient experience.

Sustainability

Better Material Recapture, Reuse Through 3D Printing (Video #5)

3D printing helps to simplify both manufacturing of a product and material recapture at the end of its usable life. The key is having a plan at the beginning. More in this video, the last in our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 

Consumer

How 3D Printing Changes Products in the Circular Economy (Video #4)

3D printing makes possible new and different consumer goods, but also changes the buyer's relationship to those goods. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 

Videos

More Sustainable Manufacturing Through 3D Printing (Video #3)

3D printing can support the circular economy by offering an alternative to centralized mass production. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 

Videos

How 3D Printing Enables More Sustainable Designs (Video #2)

The circular economy needs the lightweight, optimized and efficient designs that only 3D printing can provide. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 

Sustainability

3D Printing with Renewable Materials, Frugally Applied (Video #1)

Part of our 3D Printing and the Circular Economy series, this video explores the ways that AM supports more sustainable material choices. 

Videos

What Is the Circular Economy, and How Can 3D Printing Help? (Video)

What does it mean to be sustainable, to manufacture in a circular economy? And where does 3D printing fit? These questions and more answered in this video, the first of our 3D Printing and the Circular Economy series. 

Basics

Industrializing AM: A Simple Cost Equation

The costs of AM are still throttling its adoption.