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Additive Manufacturing Stimulating Japan’s Economic Revival

Long-established product design firm, Swany, based in Nagano, Japan, has responded to the competitive Asian manufacturing environment by moving from focusing on a single product to providing a wide range of industrial design services. A key elemen … [Read More...]

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Tools Without Tooling: How Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Way We Make…Everything

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been called the Next Industrial Revolution, improving virtually every aspect of the way products are made. Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) is a key component of  additive manufacturing, which generally describes the … [Read More...]

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Amazing Auto-Follow Sports Drone Flies With Stratasys 3D Printing

Extreme sports enthusiasts will never miss a flip, turn or jump again with the new AirDog and AirLeash products from Latvia-based Helico Aerospace Industries. The AirDog is a programmable “quadcopter” drone that works with the AirLeash (a remo … [Read More...]

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Bodock,  the 14-foot Giant Creature debuting today at Comic-Con 2014

14-Foot Creature Roaring Into Comic-Con with Stratasys 3D Printing

What do you get when you combine the design genius of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts,  the creative mastery of Legacy Effects and Stratasys 3D printing? The answer of course is Bodock – the 14-foot walking-tal … [Read More...]

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Straight Talk on the Accuracy of Fortus 3D Production Systems

While making CAD designs, do you ever wonder how faithfully they'll be rendered on a 3D printer? Have you asked yourself how dimensionally accurate the 3D printed part would turn out? You might be surprised at how far rapid prototyping has come in terms of accuracy. Whenever we design a part, we … [Read More...]

Design With FDM Technology in Mind

All design requires consideration of the manufacturing method, even for digital manufacturing. Some key considerations when Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology is your method of choice are: Conserving support material Ensuring feature strength Reducing build time This is easy if yo … [Read More...]

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...]