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Why Use Rapid Prototyping in Product Development?

3ERP not only does 3D Printing but also CNC turning and milling. Rapid Prototyping at 3ERP. 3ERP is a 3D printing and rapid prototyping company based in China. 3ERP is a full-service bureau that not only does 3D prints for customers but also has CNC services, Vacuum casting and injection molding. This means that 3ERP... Read More »

Robot Factory Introduces the Sliding-3D Conveyor Belt 3D Printer for Uninterrupted 3D Printing

Later this week at Maker Faire Rome, Italy-based Robot Factory will be presenting its new Sliding-3D system, which uses a conveyor belt as an essentially limitless build platform. The company is only the latest to take the plunge with this innovative type of 3D printer, which has been gaining in popularity over the last few years thanks to... Read More »

NanoE Technical Ceramics for Desktop 3D Printing: Interview with CEO Guillaume de Calan

Ceramics is a relatively new area for 3D printing. Some companies have been active in the space and we have products such as Olivier van Herpt’s ceramics 3D printer. These large-scale ceramics are but one part of the ceramics market, however. Technical ceramics are usually sintered ceramic components used widely in technical applications for industry.... Read More »

Is 0.14mm the Best Layer Thickness for my FDM 3D Prints?

FDM According to research, the most commonly-used extrusion 3D printing method is fused deposition modeling, or FDM, which is used often for 3D printing larger, stronger parts; it’s also a popular desktop 3D printing method. The technology melts filaments like ABS and PLA into liquid using the heater’s extrusion head; then, the molten materials are then extruded.... Read More »

World’s First Patient Specific 3D Printed Trauma Total Talus Replacement

Dr. Rajiv Shah, an Orthopedic surgeon Global Hospital in Vadodara India has successfully implanted a 3D printed implant in a trauma patient. This is the first time a patient has been helped with a 3D printed trauma implant through a total talus replacement. What’s more, the implant was patient specific. This also marks the first... Read More »

How to 3D Print PVDF: Settings and Applications for 3D Printing a new FDM material

A 3D Printed PVDF part on an Ultimaker 3 by Nile Polymers. Some of the most popular polymers in the manufacturing world as a whole are difficult to 3D print. Some, like PEEK and PEKK, have only become accessible for 3D printing recently, as 3D printers have advanced and become more capable of printing at... Read More »

3D Bioprinting: What Can it Do Right Now?

3D bioprinting is a hot term right now, but many people aren’t sure exactly what it’s all about. Bring up bioprinting to someone who is only marginally familiar with it, and their response is likely to be, “Oh, that’s where they’re trying to print organs and stuff, right?” Well…yes, that is one of the ultimate... Read More »

Researchers Test 3D Printed Lattice Structures as Implants to Facilitate Bone Growth

The advances being made in bioprinting and tissue engineering mean that even the most severe injuries have a chance at being repaired. Loss of bone due to injury or disease used to be a permanent condition, but that’s not the case anymore – medical technologies including 3D printing are now capable of replacing or even... Read More »

Kirigami Paper Folding Inspires Advanced 3D Nanofabrication Research

When it comes to 3D printed folding research, we hear most often about projects inspired by origami. But as new research coming out of the Chinese Academy of Sciences shows, we shouldn’t discount the ancient Chinese art of kirigami, also known as jianzhi and paper-cuts, for 3D printed inspiration. Kirigami involves cutting patterns into flat paper before folding... Read More »

3D Printing & the Proposed Siemens and Alstom Rail Merger

Further consolidation of the rail industry is proposed to occur with the potential merger of Siemens‘ and Alstom’s railway products businesses. Their proposed merger follows the sale of GE’s rail business to Wabtec. Siemens, headquartered in Germany, is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe. Alstom is a French multinational company that is operating worldwide... Read More »

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