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Urban Bike Relies on Component Produced through DMLS

A complex component that improves bike design and simplifies assembly is manufactured economically at low volumes via additive manufacturing.


Satellite to Use Additive-Manufactured Components Directly Exposed to Space

Support structures are produced through FDM in plastic material as strong as aluminum. Internal complexity is part of the reason for producing the parts through 3D printing.


Autodesk Creates 3D Printing Investment Program

The Spark Investment Fund, operated within Autodesk, will make as much as $100 million available to companies and individuals developing innovations in hardware, software, materials and other activities related to the promotion of 3D printing and ad...


Additive Manufacturing of Brackets Saves 1 Kilogram per Satellite

Because of complexity, material and quantity, spacecraft and satellite components are good candidates for additive production.


Intro to 3D Printing

With many moldmakers still unsure of the applications and value of 3D printing, I thought this news of a beginner 3D printing course that explores the technology's history, established applications, forward-looking trends and potential social and ec...


The Man behind the Strati 3D-Printed Car to Be Keynote Speaker

Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, will deliver the keynote address at The MFG Meeting next March in Orlando, Florida. Rogers led the team that produced the "Strati," called the world's first 3D printed electric car. It was a showstoppe...


Material Strength Affects Part Weight in Additive Manufacturing

Material properties will have even more significance in additive manufacturing than in previous part-making processes. Taking advantage of the strength of one material over another can permit an internal redesign that reduces the weight and cost of ...


Video: Additive Manufacturing Robot for Foundry Molds

In addition to making either metal or plastic parts, one other production application of additive manufacturing is building in sand to create molds for casting without any need for a pattern.


Renishaw to Introduce Additive Manufacturing System Aimed at Production

The first machine developed in-house by the company features a high-power laser and automation for industrial production via additive manufacturing.


3D Systems to Acquire CAD/CAM Company Cimatron

Additive manufacturing technology supplier acquires CNC machining software company in a move focused on “the entire value proposition for manufacturing.”


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