Metal AM

Farsoon FS421M's Rail System Quickly Exchanges Build Plates

Rapid 2018: Farsoon Technologies’ FS421M continuous additive manufacturing system (CAMS) is designed to be an entrant into continuous AM metal production, enabling open material choices and platform configurations.


Program Announced for 3D Printing Workshop at NPE2018

Technical sessions will cover topics such as conformal-cooled inserts, the balance between 3D printing and injection molding for production, materials, and more.


PostProcess Technologies' Automat3D Supports Digital Thread

Rapid 2018: The postprocessing software is specially engineered for additive manufacturing processes and materials


End-to-End Additive Manufacturing at Slice Mfg. Studios

The Akron-based company aims to control and perfect the additive manufacturing of medical devices, from raw material all the way through shipping.


Linear Comes Full Circle

The relaunched company will focus on metal 3D printing of mold inserts with conformal cooling. The timing is great, because some high-volume molders have just finished proving that this solution works.

Rize Add-in Integrates with Solidworks

As the result of a deepened partnership between the two companies, users can more easily transfer files from Solidworks to the Rize slicing software.


Plural AM's Material Management System Reduces Humidity

Rapid 2018: The system’s low-humidity, UV-free space is designed to increase material performance and shelf life.


Previewing Rapid + TCT 2018

The annual trade show and conference has much to offer users of 3D printing technology. Review some of the highlights and plan your visit. 

Design for Additive

Machine Learning for Invention Will Aid and Be Aided By AM

Neural networks that learn by trial and error—learning, in fact, like a child—will map the constraints of AM systems, allowing part designs to be optimized for those systems.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Sodick's OPM250L Supports Simultaneous 3D Printing of Multiple Parts

Rapid 2018: Parallel mode technology enables the OPM250L metal 3D printer to sinter multiple parts at once with a single laser. 

Polymer AM

Arburg Freeformer Enables Users to Qualify Materials

Rapid 2018: Arburg’s Freeformer saves and analyzes process data, and can optimize designs to quickly produce cost-effective prototypes and functional parts.


ShapeGrabber Ai310 Automated 3D Scanner Speeds Inspections

Rapid 2018: The industrial scanner data can be compared to CAD models and used to generate visual reports.