New 3D Systems Innovations to Accelerate 3D Production

At the AMUG 2017 Convention, 3D Systems has just introduced new products and capabilities to accelerate additive manufacturing in the growing investment casting, jewellery and dental markets. Most notable is expansion of the company’s industry-leading MultiJet Wax family with the new ProJet® MJP 2500W and VisiJet® M2 CAST RealWax™ material, for applications in jewellery and industrial casting. The new wax system combines the precision of the successful MJP 2500 platform with a next-generation 100% real wax material to deliver precise, durable, high-resolution […]

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HP Supports Open Platform With Materials Development Kit at AMUG 2017

HP has just announced 3D printing industry’s first Materials Development Kit (MDK) at AMUG 2017 in Chicago. This is just after it launched its 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab in Corvallis, Oregon about a week ago. The MDK allows companies to test powder spreadability and compatibility with HP Jet Fusion 3D printers prior to submitting these materials to HP for further testing. This would simplify testing and certification of new partner-developed materials before they are used for manufacturing purposes. The Kit is part of HP’s […]

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Shape Your Model Using SOLIDWORKS Apps For Kids

SOLIDWORKS recently launched a new collection of apps for kids. The aim is to get them involved in design and art with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by teaching them how to design, create models and solve problems in a fun, exciting way. Apps for Kids aims to make the concept of CAD and product design simpler, without being intimidated by the complexities of engineering CAD. These six new apps have compartmentalised the functionality and simplified the graphical user […]

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Duct Tape and 3D Printing The Most Portable Electric Vehicle in The World

Toh Wei De and Ho Hung Yi are great believers in 3D printing and duct tape. After all, that’s what they used to produce the Arc Board, labelled “The Most Portable Electric Vehicle in the World.” Prototypes of this electric skateboard were made with available materials, including 3D printed parts and sourced materials, often held together by duct tape. The final product is a combination of locally and overseas sourced materials, including a special maple plywood for the deck. Co-founder […]

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HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR DESIGNS ARE PRINTABLE

If you are genuinely interested in 3D printing but do not care too much about technical details – such as the in-depth specs of various 3D printers – this guide is for you. What is 3D printing? You may have heard of 3D printing, or additive manufacturing. 3D printing refers to the process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model. This is typically done by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession to produce an […]

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