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Purdue University to Establish Thermwood LSAM Research Laboratory

Collaborative efforts like this can bring together diverse organizations that specialize in different aspects of an emerging technology and often produce results that none of the participants could possibly achieve on their own.

Collaboration Results in 3D Postprocessing Productivity Boost

Additive Manufacturing Technologies teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric to develop an integrated automation solution for its PostPro 3D chemical vapor smoothing machine.

Photopolymer Printers, Open Access Software Enable New Applications

The company’s printer versions are tailored for specific-use cases, giving users the power to develop new advanced materials.

Materials

3D Printed Snakes Reveal Unseen Desert Wildlife (Includes Video)

At the University of Texas El Paso, a biology researcher teams up with a manufacturing technology instructor to produce rattlesnake models realistic enough to draw predators.

Automotive

Farsoon's 403P System Lowers Mann+Hummel's Prototyping Costs

Farsoon’s 403P AM system enabled Mann+Hummel to solve cycle and cost challenges stemming from recent evolutions in the Chinese automobile industry.

Gardner Business Media Unveils New Trade Show for Plastics Market

The Plastics Technology Expo (PTXPO) to launch in greater Chicago in March 2022, filling a void with an event in a vital market for plastics.

Materials

Essentium Printer Features Independent Dual Extrusion System

The company is also introducing Essentium PP-CF, a new high-performance material for chemically resistant and low surface energy AM parts.

Design

Hi-Fi 3D Printed Speaker Cabinet: The Cool Parts Show #29

The Hylixa high-fidelity speaker has an internal geometry and footprint designed for optimal sound that could only be realized through 3D printing. How Node Audio developed and produces this product.

Würth Additive Group to Sell Arburg’s Freeformer Systems in U.S., Canada

Freeformer is an open system with an extensive materials database that enables customers to utilize their current production materials to create prototypes or move straight to small series production with additive manufacturing.

Automotive

3D Printing Allows Special Version of Aston Martin Vanquish

The man who designed the sportscar is making a special limited-edition reimagining of it. 3D printing is playing a role.

Medical & Dental

EOS System Installed in Orthopedic Hospital for Point-of-Care Printing

Hospital for Special Surgery and LimaCorporate open first provider-based 3D design and printing center for complex joint reconstruction surgery.

Design

Stratasys, nTopology’s Fixture Software Simplifies AM Modeling, Design

FDM Assembly Fixture Generator automates design of jigs and fixtures, enabling engineers to quickly turn a part file into a ready-to-print fixture with a simple drag-and-drop function.

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.

Medical & Dental

Desktop Metal Launches Desktop Health for Patient-Specific Solutions

Health care business leverages Desktop Metal’s portfolio of AM solutions for current and future applications spanning dentistry, orthodontics, dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology, plastic surgery, and printed regenerative tissues and grafts.

3D Printing Tech Acquires Voodoo Manufacturing

The acquisition is a step toward operating one of the largest fused deposition modeling print farms in the U.S.

Realizing Efficiency and Sustainability Through Automated Postprocessing of Resin 3D Printed Parts

Workflow efficiencies and sustainability goals can be achieved together. An automated cleaning system and longer-lasting detergent allowed one manufacturer to reduce hazards, costs and time in its resin removal process.  

Researchers Developing Scalable Manufacturing for Novel Vaccine Delivery

Hybrid-MNA technology may significantly help reduce vaccine shortages.

Thermwood Technology Ensures Complete Fusion for Large-Scale 3D Printing

LSAM also makes print temperature control completely automatic.

Tooling

Big Ideas in AM: 10 Examples of 3D-Printed Tooling

Additive manufacturing can aid conventional manufacturing through the production of tooling. This article showcases 10 clever uses of 3D-printed tooling.

Materials

Partnership Brings Thermoset Powders to Selective Laser Sintering

Tigital 3D-Set materials can be 3D printed with SLS processes, offering higher thermal stability, less shrinkage and faster print speeds than thermoplastics.

Production

Stratasys Direct, Xometry Partner to Deliver 3D Printed Parts on Demand

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is providing several new high-performance nylon material options to customers of Xometry’s global custom manufacturing marketplace.

Production

3D Systems Introduces High Speed Fusion 3D Printing System

System said to print three times faster with greater precision than many other standard industrial systems.

Design

Carbon Offers Lattice-Generating Design Tech

The design software is said to accelerate the time from "idea to design."

Production

Armor’s Additive Manufacturing Supports Railway Maintenance

AM proved to be the right choice for replacing a railway replacement part based on economic, technical and lead time constraints.

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