Tag: injection molding

3D Printing for Molds and Dies, Part 1

As adoption of 3D printing spreads throughout the larger sector of industrial manufacturing, the value of the technology as more than just a rapid prototyping tool is becoming increasingly evident. Even when additive manufacturing (AM) isn’t being used to produce end parts, businesses are learning that it can be used for the fabrication of tooling... Read More »

AddUp Partners with ORNL for 3D Printed Metal Tooling

French metal 3D printing group AddUp has entered into a $2.7 million agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to push laser powder bed fusion (PBF) for the use of 3D printing metal molds. While additive manufacturing (AM) is regularly used for the production of tooling, the metal mold supply chain... Read More »

Interview: Professor Neil Hopkinson and the invention of Xaar High Speed Sintering 3D printing

High Speed Sintering (HSS) is a method of end-use 3D printing production 20 years in the making. Professor Neil Hopkinson invented and patented the technology at Loughborough University and, working with Xaar, chose to make the move toward commercialization in 2005. Recently, at the company’s 3D Technology Day in Nottingham, Neil who is now the Director... Read More »

Additive Free-Form Casting Process Combines the Advantages of 3D Printing and Injection Molding

We’ve seen all sorts of 3D printing innovations coming from the many institutes of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, from large-scale SLM 3D printing and a real-time autonomous 3D scanning system to a powder jet that solves issues with laser metal deposition printing. The latest comes from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and... Read More »