Tag Archives: 3D printing

Partners in Printing

Siemens and EOS accelerate additive manufacturing EOS, a technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, and the multi-faceted company Siemens continue their close collaboration to further accelerate additive manufacturing technology (commonly known as 3D printing) and application. The current cooperation includes the areas software, automation and drive technology and […]

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Defense Distributed

Second amendment advocate evades court ruling, sells blueprints Updates, updates, we’ve got updates. This week has been chock full of developments to very significant items, some of them potentially landmark decisions, featured in the past month of EA’s Direct & Current. As with the resurrection of (some form of) NAFTA and the vague cancellation of […]

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Beamer Bracketology

First mass-produced metal part manufactured by 3D printing We covered in this newsletter last week how 3D printing, with all its enormous potential, has reached a crucial juncture of safety, rights, and ethics now that it has become possible to make weaponry using the technology. This week, it’s back to the bright side of the […]

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A Crucial Juncture

3D printed gun blueprints blocked for now; debate intensifies 3D printing burst onto the scene over the last decade as a potentially revolutionary method for manufacturing, design, technology, and training. Applicable to scores of businesses across almost every field—and able to do everything from aiding in production and cutting downtime to printing specialized parts and […]

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Boeing in 3D

Aerospace company invests in Morf3D, an additive manufacturing company. Twice in two weeks, we’ve seen 3D printing pop up on our main news feeds. Indicator of which way the wind is blowing? Or just interesting new technology? While one was the culmination of a two-plus-year research initiative to create a fully 3D-printed electric motor, this […]

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Motors From Another Dimension

First 3D-printed electric motor? Expect this at Hannover-Messe 2018: a 3D-printed electric motor. German researchers broke through recently after a two-and-a-half year effort to duplicate every component of a functional motor. What sets this apart from other 3D-printed motors is said to be its heat resistance capabilities. Prototypes include three different material versions, released simultaneously: […]

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Little Boxes

Affordable 3-D printed houses completed for less than $4K A project claiming to be the “first permitted, 3D-printed home created specifically for the developing world” was unveiled March 12 in Austin, Texas. Spearheading the project were New Story, a non-profit charity working to create “a world where no human being lives in survival mode; transforming slums […]

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Only in 2016

FABTECH will have some interesting panels; could get heated FABTECH 2016 will examine the future of manufacturing with an emphasis on the laser and fabrication industries, as always, this year when it gets underway Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. However, ‘this year’ hasn’t been an ordinary one by any standards. With three “forward-looking” […]

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Factory Focus

Schneider and Stratasys join forces and look to the future Schneider Electric has teamed up with Stratasys, the additive manufacturing solutions company, to include 3D printing into its manufacturing processes for both short and longer term efficiency goals. Schneider is using a combination of Stratasys and FDM-based 3D printing for its product development, prototypes and industrialization. The […]

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3D Printing Speed

Rapid growth in efficiency and market The burgeoning 3D printing industry seems at times saturated with excitable chatter about its potential for rapid growth. Many, including our commander-in-chief, have touted it as one of the cornerstone technologies of the future. Often still, a number of professionals have mentioned its potential for the future of the manufacturing industry. […]

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