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Something to Chew On: Dental’s Dynamic Digital Progress

Spending time in the dentist chair isn’t something most of us enjoy (unless you’re that Bill Murray character from Little Shop of Horrors).  But recent developments in digital dentistry, affecting everything from crowns, bridges and implant restorati … [Read More...]

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Stratasys 3D Printers Help Light Up the Developing World

The idea of leveraging renewable energy sources to bring electricity to the developing world is a potential solution to a serious global problem. Companies are using 3D printing to shape and test innovative concepts and designs that can make a differ … [Read More...]

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The Man Behind the Mask: Designer Francis Bitonti on 3D Printed Fashion Fusion

Francis Bitonti, a New York City-based architect and fashion designer, has debuted a 3D printed mask at the Wearable Futures conference in London. The Francis Bitonti Studio has been actively exploring how 3D printed materials and design engineering … [Read More...]

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Dassault Systèmes’ Bleu Travels the 5 Stages of Car Design with Multi-material 3D Printing

When engineers at CATIA/DS wanted to show potential customers how they can prototype an automobile with 3D printing, they took the process to a new level! Showing off the capabilities of their Objet260 Connex Multi-mater[Read More...]

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Excerpt 4: Justifying Additive Manufacturing through Jigs & Fixtures

Rp+m is a strategic partner of Thogus, a custom plastic injectin molder. Rp+m uses additive manufacturing a.k.a 3D printing to produce 3D-printed 5S production aids that are crucial in Thogus’ push for operational efficiency. 5S is a method of maintaining a neat and orderly work space that places al … [Read More...]

Excerpt 3: Justifying Additive Manufacturing through Jigs & Fixtures

Oreck, a manufacturer of commercial and consumer vacuums, was an early adopter of direct digital manufacturing or rapid manufacturing by building jigs and fixtures with what was then called a rapid prototype machine. Whether used for prototyping or manufacturing, the equipment is now known as an add … [Read More...]