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How Cummins is using 3D printing to transform manufacturing Cummins recently announced that it has sold its first ever metal part printed on one of its own 3D printers, moving the company a step closer to additive manufacturing - from theory to practice.

The 12 Initiatives that Combine 3D Printing & Sustainability 3D printing can be considered a greener manufacturing method because it allows for just the material needed to be consumed. By contrast to subtractive production techniques that by definition waste resources when producing.

Lattuce Leaf - Fast Generation of Lattice Metamaterials Some of my other work in lattice materials has been published here and some unpublished exploration is here. One issue I encountered in these projects is that many of my colleagues don’t have…

BESIX Concrete Printing Studio Opens in Dubai Now, this new concrete printing facility has them working with SIKA, a leader in construction materials, and the international 3D printing designers Witteveen+Bos. Hand-in-hand they make up an impressive alliance for the development of new methods, technologies and products.

Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: April 14th - April 20th We've got so much happening here at Adafruit that it's not always easy to keep up! Don't fret, we've got you covered. Each week we'll be posting a handy round-up of what we've been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more. Learn Hardware Programming with CircuitPython.

IDAM Project Will Advance Metal Printing in German Automotive Production The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research's IDAM project recently held its first meeting in Munich. The project aims to expand automated 3D printing processes throughout the German automotive production industry for the purpose of reducing manual labor requirements as well as the design and manufacturing costs of metal components.

3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2019 We're beginning with an aerospace 3D printing story in 3D Printing News Briefs today, then moving on to news about some upcoming industry events and finishing with a little business. Launcher tested its 3D printed rocket engine on an important date in history.

Industrial 3D Printing Market 2019-2025 Analyzing Enormous Growth and Demand by Top Key Players - 3D Systems Corporation, Stratasys Ltd., EOS GmbH, Ma "Industrial 3D Printing Market" Report has been studied and presents an actionable vision to key participants working in it. There are different of acute care products to benefit peoples to maintain healthy and happy feet. This report study describes the projected growth of the global market for approaching years from 2019 to 2025.

Watch These Two Robots Cooperate On a 3D Print Putting a 3D printer on a mobile robotic platform is one thing, but two robots co-cooperatively printing a large object together is even more impressive. AMBOTS posted the video on Twitter and we've embedded it below.

Making Screw-Threaded Parts for Cosplay Props #3DPrinting #Fusion360 New Layer by Layer Fusion 360 Tutorial video on YouTube:. Taking a look at making tubing with screw-threaded ends. Working on the Keyblade prop and wanted to make the parts screw together. Using cylinders, coils and user parameters, we can design a parametric model.

VIP TIE: Luxury Accessories Brand 3D Prints Custom Ties VIP TIE is a Milan-based luxury accessories brand using 3D printing to offer a ready-to-wear and customized tie collections based on a client's request.

3D Systems Earnings Preview: 4 Things to Watch As was the case for 2018, 3D Systems' management did not provide specific guidance for 2019. However, CFO John McMullen said on last quarter's earnings call that the company expects "continued revenue growth, improved profitability, and cash generation" this year.

3D Printed Tank Track Pops Together with Plastic BB for Hinge 3D printing is well-suited to cranking out tank tread designs, because the numerous and identical segments required are a great fit for 3D printing's strengths.

Magura's mass customized, aluminum 3D printed bike brakes priced at $80 Now with the product program #customizeyourbrake, Magura offers end customers the possibility to adapt their lever ergonomics to their own preference with an aluminum 3D printed bike brake lever. Professional riders like Danny MacAskill and Loic Bruni give valuable insights into the needs of accomplished athletes.

The biggest waves in maritime additive manufacturing The maritime industry may not yet be at the same stage as, say, the aerospace or automotive industries in terms of additive manufacturing adoption, but there have been some tangible steps on the parts of shipping companies, ship manufacturers and port authorities to explore and accelerate the use of maritime additive manufacturing applications.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Company Commercializes New Metal 3D Printer A new metal 3D printer developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd. - a group company of the Japanese industrial firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. - has just been commercialized.

"Magic Arms": The Future of 3D Printing and Its Impact on Healthcare In the past, doctors and researchers were limited in the types of individualized devices they could create for their patients; now, 3D printing presents the possibility of creating almost any device, limited only by their imaginations.

RAPID + TCT 2019 Conference Schedule Announced The RAPID + TCT 2019 Conference will be taking place in Detroit from May 20th to 23rd. North America's premier 3D printing conference and event has just announced its conference schedule. Running since 1990, this event brings together the global Additive Manufacturing industry for a frank exchange of ideas, networking, discovery, and learning.

8 Best 3D Printers of 2019 With a dizzying number of options to choose from, shopping for the best 3D printers is a difficult task, especially if you are shopping for your first machine. From compact and plug-and-play 3D printers to high-end professional 3D printers, the market is full of great products.

Tronxy P802MA: Hotend Replacement My Tronxy P802MA 3D printer started to act up so I set about replacing the hotend which I suspected as the main cause. I picked up a set of 5 hotends from Amazon. There is nothing special about these particular hotends except that they were low cost and had not only the nozzle but also the heating block, barrel, and insulation.

Interview: Carnegie Mellon researchers on the desktop 3D printer turning rigid plastics to fabrics Textile fabrication has seen novel applications in custom clothing and texture-based devices thanks to a modified FFF 3D printer from Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing adds VELO3D Sapphire 3D printer to metal AM portfolio Stratasys Direct Manufacturing recently expanded its metal additive manufacturing offering with the addition of VELO3D's Sapphire 3D printing system and Flow software. VELO3D's laser fusion metal AM platform is best known for its capability to 3D print complex geometries with few or no support structures.

How 3D Printing Is Increasing Access to Clean Water The introduction of 3D printing has transformed the manufacturing process, and, by extension, the water industry. These changes are easier to understand within the context of the manufacturing process itself, and the ways in which printing technologies have adapted traditional methods of production.

3D Printing Pioneer Interview With Bill Carter of GE Research GE Research has been utilizing 3D printing for a very long time indeed. In the past company invented key polymers used for 3D printing, applied many processes to aerospace and used the technology extensively throughout their R&D efforts.

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