3D Printing Revolution Continues..Printing Clear Transparent Parts

Following on from yesterday's post which introduced Objet's new ABS-like Digital Material, today is dedicated to Objet's brand new Objet VeroClear – a colorless, transparent 3D printing material featuring great dimensional stability for…

A Revolution in Inkjet 3D Printing – ABS-like Material!

Inkjet-based 3D printing has long been regarded as the most comprehensive and effective 3D printing method for rapid prototyping purposes. Why? Inkjet is highly accurate – Objet's 3D printing systems can print down to 16 micron layers…

Revving Up 3D Design Programs

A little friendly competition can go a long way – especially when it comes to getting kids excited about gaining some real-life engineering experience. David Manning, professor at Utah Valley University’s Engineering Graphics & Design Technolog…

Failure is the Path to Success — in 3D Printing and in Life

As a teenager learning to waterski at a friend’s cabin one summer, I envied the guys on the lake who could do deep cuts, spraying a wall of water 15 feet high. Yet, afraid to fall down, I was content to safely ski between the dual wakes of water from the…

I need suction – Digital Manufacturing of Vacuum Forming Tools

Vacuum forming tools are a perfect application for Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology. FDM has the unique capability of creating sparse fills that allow for a vacuum to be pulled through the part. Because of this built in porosity, the benefit for vacu…

Bringing Innovation to Medical Devices – The Objet Way

With the ink barely dry on my previous post that mentions how multi-material 3D printing can aid in the medical decision-making process, I’ve just read this heart-warming story published just a few days ago in Design Engineering. It’s a perfect exa…

How it Works: 3D Printers & Multi-Material Rapid Prototyping

The video below shows you the exact process of building a 3D model using advanced inkjet-based 3D printing. Starting with the initial design on the screen of your CAD software – the 3D printer then proceeds to lay down individual layers of liquid photopo…