Prototyping

PolyJet Process Speeds Injection Mold Prototyping

By 3D printing prototype mold tools, German moldmaker Hans Geiger Spritzgießtechnik reduced both the time and money required to produce them.

Metal AM System Revs Up Prototyping for Startup’s New Engine

The Desktop Metal Studio System demonstrates time and cost savings in prototyping and improving the parts for Lumenium’s IDAR engine. 

3D-Printed Prototype Molds Versus Aluminum Tooling

An in-progress case study by Phoenix Proto Technologies aims to answer questions about what is—and isn’t—possible with 3D-printed molds.

Latécoère Cuts Lead Times with FDM 3D Printing

Latécoère is deploying Stratasys fused deposition modeling (FDM) throughout its design and production process.

Benefits of Additive Manufacturing in Functional Prototyping

Additive manufacturing enables companies to build functional prototypes faster, allowing for more iterations and better designs. 

AM Conference Speaker: John Deere

A talk by John Deere senior staff engineer Eric Johnson will focus on the challenges of using additive manufacturing for end-use parts, and how to overcome them.

An AM Voyage: Seeking Additive Manufacturing’s Next-Gen Metals for Ship-Based Repair

A research team at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering is using computational materials design to create new high-strength steels for the United States Navy.

Omegasonics Announces 1900BTX Cleaning Unit

The 1900BTX utilizes agitation and ultrasonic cleaning for a more thorough, quicker process.

3D-Printed Device Proves Rugged Enough for Dust-Free Tile Removal

Arizona Home Floors considered buying a mold to produce a plastic version of its DustRam product. But when a prototype proved durable enough to withstand working conditions, the production strategy shifted to 3D printing.

Windform Composite 3D Printing Materials Enable Lightweight, Flexible Air Inlet

CRP Technology recently developed a new front air inlet for a Moto3 racing customer, which was manufactured in Windform materials by using an SLS additive manufacturing technique.

Functional Prototypes for Electric Motorcycles Made with CLIP Technology

Alta Motors has plans to use Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology for production in the near future.

Where 3D Printing Makes Sense for Micro Medical Devices

A contract manufacturer uses stereolithography to produce high-quality medical devices on a micro-scale for prototyping and end use.