A Special 3D Printed Marriage Proposal

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    The eligible groom in the photo above is Idan Eshel. He's also a top rate pre-sales engineer here at Objet HQ. This August he proposed to his girlfriend Tamar using an Objet 3D-printed wedding ring prototype. As you can see from the above photo, both the ring and the proposal were acce … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays to All our Readers!

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    To all our friends, followers and readers...Here's wishing you a happy and restful holiday and a very successful new year! Looking forward to speaking to you all in 2012! … [Read more...]

Think FDM is Just for Prototypes? Look Up!

Forward-looking news and information blog Big Think is out to clear up a misconception about 3D printing: that it’s only good for prototypes. Big Think editors point out that, in aerospace alone, thousands of 3D printed components are already in the skies as end-use parts on military and commercial … [Read more...]

Inside Microsoft's 3D Printing Model Shop!

  Microsoft's user experience designer, Karsten Aagaard shows Joshua Topolsky around Microsoft's very cool product prototyping lab. In this video you can see a total of 3 Objet 3D printers (2 Objet Eden's and a brand new Objet Connex500) that are being used to rapidly prototype the next gener … [Read more...]

How Far Have 3D Printers Come in the Last 12 Years?

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As Objet is celebrating its 13th birthday this month I thought it would be a good time to show this great photo, kindly provided by Eduardo Napadensky. (Can you believe it was so old that I actually had to scan it?) On the left is what our 3D printers looked like at the very beginning. This was t … [Read more...]

Excerpt 4: How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing (One Part is Better than Two)

Many assemblies are designed as assemblies because of limitations with traditional manufacturing processes. But with direct digital manufacturing you no longer have to worry about how to get a tool into position to machine a feature or how to get the part out of a mold. Direct digital manufacturing … [Read more...]

Excerpt 3: How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing (Think outside the Box)

For many companies, the design process begins with the previous version of the product and proceeds with a series of step-by-step improvements. This approach may make sense when you are limited by conventional manufacturing methods such as injection molding and CNC machining. With direct digital man … [Read more...]

Excerpt 2: How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing (Keep on Iterating)

"If at first you DO succeed, try try again" is an important rule to keep in mind when designing a part for direct digital manufacturing. A key advantage of direct digital manufacturing is that it allows you to easily and inexpensively build prototypes using the same manufacturing technology that wil … [Read more...]

Excerpt 1: How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing (Rules are Made to Be Broken)

When designing  a part for direct digital manufacturing, keep one important rule in mind: forget all the rules! Direct digital manufacturing or DDM frees design engineers from worry about design constraints that come with traditional manufacturing processes.  Additive manufacturing can build any geo … [Read more...]

Large Prototyping Without Compromise

At Evektor  s.r.o, headquartered at the international airport in Kunovice, Czech Republic, size is no longer an issue when it comes to producing prototypes for lightweight aircraft, automotive and consumer components. When outsourcing proved too time consuming and the costs to produce large componen … [Read more...]