3D printing has come a long way since it was first developed in the 1980s. This technology is at a tipping point, about to go mainstream in a big way. Most executives and many engineers don’t realize it, but this technology has moved well beyond prototyping, rapid tooling, trinkets, and toys. Today, 3D printing is…
Among the 3D printing companies striving to make a difference is BigRep, the leader in industrial large scale additive manufacturing. In response to the spread of COVID-19, the company is donating face shields to local organizations to provide protection from the novel coronavirus. The company is also asking you to be part of the solution and print protective face shields for organizations and citizens in your local community.
Dump the air pump. These 3D-printed flexible bicycle tires could be the future of riding. BigRep created the world’s first 3d printed airless bicycle tire. The design was printed with the new PRO FLEX flexible filament on the BigRep ONE large 3D printer. More prototypes are in the works. The tire looks a bit like some airless…
Whitehurst Associated Galleries Inc. (Whitehurst Gallery) is a well-established jewelry manufacturer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA. By introducing CAD/CAM technology into the business, they are now able to manufacture far more complex and intricate designs that were almost impossible to manufacture through the use of traditional methods.
Markforged, the leading manufacturer of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, has announced on February 13, 2020, the release of pure copper material for the Markforged Metal X system. It makes it the only reliable, affordable, and safe way to the 3D print copper – one of the most widely used material.
Metal 3D printing is disrupting traditional methods of metal fabrication. As technology becomes more and more prevalent on manufacturing floors, businesses need to gain application-centric intuition about the process. Just as machinists understand which components are best made on a waterjet vs. a 3-axis mill, it is essential to know which parts are a good fit for additive manufacturing and 3D printing application.
The advancement in 3D printing technology has enabled clinicians and engineers to push boundaries and change the face of medical industries to provide cutting edge devices. Additive manufacturing also helps develop durable, high-functioning prosthetics more affordably, allowing more people from resource-starved areas access to greater mobility.
For the first time in the life of Gavin Sumner, a Tennessee resident will be able to hold and grip things all thanks to 3D printing technology; Gavin Sumner was born with a missing finger, left foot and also only had 40 percent of his tongue; But after receiving custom made 3D printed fingers on Christmas, he will be able to hold and grip things.
The two-story building is now officially in the Guinness world record. More specifically, the 3D printed building in the Al Warsan area of Dubai has been the first largest 3D printed two-story structure in the world. The building is printed 9.5 meters tall and has an area of 640 square meters. It was also estimated that this technology cuts construction costs by 60%.