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Illuminating Product Design with Low Cost 3D Printed LED Light Pipes

This guest post was written by Marcus Weddle of CADDEDGE. If you’re a design engineer, you’re probably familiar with LED light pipes. For the rest of us, even if you don’t know the term, these little parts are so common that you’re likely within r … [Read More...]

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3D Printed Spoon Gives Visually Impaired Child New Handle on Independence

When 4 year old Anthony of Shelbyville, Kentucky lost his vision after an operation to remove a brain tumor, Wayne Whitworth, a family friend and former United States marine, offered a solution to help the little boy regain his independence. Whitwort … [Read More...]

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Updating Asia’s 1000-Year-Old Mid-Autumn Festival with 3D Printed Chinese Lanterns

Among the many traditional Chinese festivals celebrated in Asia, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most colorful. It features tasty traditional Chinese food such as mooncakes (hence the name mooncake festival), pomelos, lotus seeds, and other rou … [Read More...]

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Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Chosen by Airbus to Produce 3D Printed Flight Parts for its A350 XWB Aircraft

Stratasys additive manufacturing continues to impact the aerospace industry with this exciting news about Airbus. The leading aircraft manufacturer has produced more than 1000 flight parts on its Stratasys FDM 3D Product[Read More...]

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Polishing Up Your Skills at our AMUG VeroClear Workshop

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference on April 14-18, 2013, in Jacksonville, Florida.  AMUG is an independent, industry-wide users group that gives its members a forum for learning and advancing the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. Stra … [Read More...]

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3D Printing Offers a Giant Step for Short Run Injection Molds

This has to be one of the biggest (and most novel) innovations that 3D printing has to offer the world of traditional manufacturing - the ability to 3D print injection mold tools for short run injection molding. In the video example above, we show our mold tools 3D printed in Digital ABS material[Read More...]

New Tips on Mass Finishing for FDM Parts

I'm continually experimenting with advanced techniques for mass finishing batches of parts built with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology, and I plan to keep updating you as I make discoveries. I found it's possible to leave support on parts that have small interior pins or clips to protec … [Read More...]