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3D Printing Enables More Precise Surgical Implants for Orbital Eye Operations

“Orbit” is the term surgeons use for the eye socket.  The most common types of orbital fracture are orbital floor (blow-out) fracture due to sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents or hits from direct blunt objects. Any orbital-related surgery in … [Read More...]

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Watch 3D Printed Airbox Drive Improved German Race Car Performance

The team at HTW Motorsport in Germany is taking additive manufacturing to the track with a 3D printed airbox for a Formula-style BRC14 race car. Derived from a student project at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany, HTW Motorsport’s … [Read More...]

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3D Printed Thermoplastics versus Metal: Why Volvo Trucks Chose Additive Manufacturing for 30 Engine Assembly Tools

You have to be tough and efficient to be a Volvo Truck engine.  These ultra-reliable paradigms of automotive innovation are built for the long haul with maximum productivity.  The manufacturing and assembly tools used to build them also have to be to … [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...]