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Watch a 3D Printed Robot Make News for Engineering Students

Picture it: A robot opens the school day by making the morning announcements, ticking off the remaining days of school on his fingers. This may sound like the opening scene of a science fiction flick, but it is just another school day for the student … [Read More...]

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3D Printed Injection Molds Help Whale Reduce Risk and Re-Engineering, Cutting Product Lead Time by 97%

“This is hugely revolutionary for our business. We have already seen the technology take months off of our product development process and that in turn minimizes risk. In fact, I estimate that we’ve shortened our R&D process by up to 35% with Stratas … [Read More...]

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Mini 3D Printed Satellites Lowering Manufacturing and Launch Costs

Recreational space travel may not be on the near horizon, but 3D printing is making space more accessible! Small 3D printed satellites – some only 10cm square – are being launched routinely for industry and research. Phillip Keane’s CubeSat was recen … [Read More...]

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3D Printed Soccer Ball Salutes World Cup

While Pelé might not have been talking about 3D printing when he called it “the beautiful game,” this stunning 3D printed soccer ball (or football depending on where in the world you live ) is a must see. Stratasys pa … [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...]

Excerpt 2: Justifying Additive Manufacturing through Jigs & Fixtures

Digi, the wireless networking device manufacturer, originally justified the purchase of an additive manufacturing (AM) machine based on savings from rapid prototyping. Within a year of purchasing a FDM machine, however, Digi expanded its use into applications such as building fixtures with integrate … [Read More...]