3D Printing May Help Revive US Manufacturing

 By Scott Crump   The United States has led the world for about 100 years but China is projected to surpass the US in total manufacturing output this year. Mark Mills has an interesting article on Forbes.com: “Manufacturing, 3D…

Webinar on Producing FDM Jigs and Fixtures

On August 11, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time, Stratasys will offer a webinar entitled “Factory Floor Efficiencies: Manufacturing Tools 101” shows how to use FDM additive manufacturing (3D printing) to produce lightweight and inexpensive jigs, fixtures, guides, gauges, patterns and more. The…

FDM part proves whale- and sea-worthy

Manufacturing complex parts for use on dry land is challenging enough, but when your design has to ride on the back of a whale and be functional a mile below the ocean’s surface, you need to ensure your parts…

Stratasys releases first cross-over 3D Printer

On July 15, Stratasys released a new 3D printer for companies wanting to expand from making prototypes to making production parts or manufacturing tools, like jigs and fixtures. The new machine is being called a "crossover" because, like a Dimension 3D printer, the Fortus 250mc is simple to use and affordable. But…

Static Dissipative ABS Plastic for Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing

During manufacturing, static electricity can damage sensitive electronics, cause buildup of nuisance particulate, or even cause an explosion. Until now, a manufacturer’s only option to get static dissipative plastic parts or assembly aids was conventional fabrication methods — normally injection molding or CNC machining — that have long leadtimes and, or an investment in tooling.   ABS-ESD7…

July Events

The following events scheduled for July and August may be of interest to you as many of them focus on rapid prototyping, technology, digital manufacturing and 3D printing. And, be sure to check back, as new events will be…