It was predicted years ago and now it’s happened: a desktop metal 3D printer. Not a desktop 3D printer with a metal frame but a desktop 3D printer that prints in metal.
American multinational IT company International Business Machines Corp, better know as IBM, has filed a patent relating to “3D printing on the surface of an acoustic hologram.” First submitted in June 2017, the document has now been published online for public knowledge. An incredibly ambitious invention, the IBM acoustic hologram 3D printer presents the potential […]
Glass is one of the oldest building materials and its use is incredibly widespread in our modern world of screens and skyscrapers that are literally covered in the transparent wonder. Very few materials are both hard and transparent,
A researcher out of Columbia University created a 3D food printer that cooks its food with a laser. 3D printed food is spreading quickly, but most printed food objects have to go in an oven after they come out of the 3D printer to be cooked.
A new form of 6-axis 3D printing capable of producing large metal parts has come out of a collaboration between the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s R&D partner SINTEF.
Following January’s vision of the year ahead, February 2018 was a month of 3D printer releases. In this month, Stratasys shared material details of its upcoming metal 3D printer, and HP expanded its range of Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) systems to include full color 3D printers. This month, we also marked the 20th anniversary of SOLIDWORKS World, […]
EnvisionTEC, a global 3D printer and materials manufacturer, has announced the release of its latest line of Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) systems, named the Envision One cDLM. With a focus on fast, accurate, and larger-scale additive manufacturing of flat surfaces, the Envision One cDLM will include two models: the Envision One cDLM Dental and […]
The first deluge of distributed manufacturing came in the format of FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printing as the patent on that technology expired in 2009. The second wave that we’re currently riding consists of SLA (stereolithography) liquid resin 3D printers
Xerion, a German industrial furnace and 3D printer manufacturer, has introduced the Fusion Factory, a three-part FDM/FFF system capable of printing metal and ceramics. The company has taken inspiration from multi-modular systems, to build a machine which can produce parts on par with Metal Injection Molding (MIM) technique. FDM/FFF metal printing Dr. Uwe Lohse founded […]
SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing is the go-to technology when a smooth surface finish is a priority or when the part has very small details. No other 3D printing technology can match the precision and speed of SLA. So then, why isn’t it the most popular form of 3D printing?