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World’s first 3D printed pleating costume new craftsmanship of SLS

During the premiere of ‘Farewell My Concubine’ – a play of the Beijing Opera, the actors will perform in costumes printed using the Sinterit Lisa printer taking advantage of the 3D SLS technology. PhD candidates in the famous London Royal College of Art, Mingjing Lin and Tsai-Chun Huang, in terms of the Fold the Inter-fashionality project, have combined new technology with traditional craftsmanship.
ThermoFab harnesses Rize 3D Printing for speed and accuracy

ThermoFab harnesses Rize 3D Printing for speed and accuracy

ThermoFab uses the Rize 3D printer to produce fixtures for setting up production rather than using blocks of CNC machined aluminium. Focused primarily on the medical, industrial, computer and armed services markets, ThermoFab has an impressive portfolio of clients who require custom plastic enclosures in quantities ranging from dozens to thousands.
The AM association within VDMA: AM4You

The AM association within VDMA: AM4You

The Additive Manufacturing Association withing the VDMA organizes presentations targeting the use of additive technologies in forges, foundries, and the automotive industry at formnext 2017 in Frankfurt.

Program AM Seminar COMPAMED / MEDICA 2017 complete

The program for the Additive Manufacturing Seminar that is organised on November 13 at COMPAMED / MEDICA 2017 is now complete. Five speakers will address topics ranging from direct metal printing in the implant industry to AM of ceramics for biomedical application.

AR technology in glasses from SLS 3D printer

New technologies are the field where evolution and changes are the most noticeable. And such are the 3D systems of augmented reality – the devices are constantly upgraded to guarantee the highest image quality. The combination of virtual 3D reality and non-virtual reality is the result of a collaboration between Sinterit and Professor Rigo Herold – a German researcher working on developing AR technology as well as on the design of data glasses.

More speakers confirmed for AM Seminar COMPAMED / MEDICA

Almost all speakers for the upcoming AM Seminar at COMPAMED / MEDICA on November 13 are confirmed. Here 3D fab+print organise a half-day seminar dedicated to Additive Manufacturing for medical applications.
Rizium One is a proprietary compound thermoplastic that is high on the engineering thermoplastic

The importance of Z-strength in 3D Printing

It’s whitepaper Wednesday! In this whitepaper from Rize you’ll learn the Z-strength of 3D printed parts built using Rize’s Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) 3D printing process and how it compares to similar technologies.

First speakers AM Seminar MEDICA / COMPAMED confirmed

The first speakers for the AM Seminar have confirmed their participation on Monday, November 13 at MEDICA / COMPAMED, where 3D fab+print organise a half-day Seminar on the application possibilities and challenges of Additive Manufacturing in the medical world.
Dr Holzgruber, Managing Director INTECO (left) and Dr Guzzoni, VP & CEO FOMAS

FOMAS and INTECO enter joint development agreement to produce metal powders...

The FOMAS Group and the INTECO Group have signed a cooperation agreement to produce metal powders dedicated to the Additive Manufacturing market. The agreement is rooted in their complementary industrial operations and joint vision on the future of the Additive Manufacturing industry.
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3D printing and designing – part 2 of 2

Last week we identified hypothetical company ‘3DWorx’ as Dutch and their client to be Dutch as well. In order to answer the next question: “Can 3DWorx use this design for others”, we need to have a look at what it is that the client is going to use 3DWorx’s design for.

An event a day … keeps an Editor updated on AM

It has been a busy week for professionals involved in additive manufacturing. Yours truly visited three events in three days and traveled 1,750 kilometers for this purpose (walking distances at venues not included; my shoemaker will be rubbing his hands...).

Additive Manufacturing as a development method

Recently the VDMA (German Additive Manufacturing Association) spoke with Dr Rinje Brandis from Krause DiMaTec GmbH, a young company with a dozen employees that belongs to the Horstmann Group.
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3D printing and designing – part 1 of 2

Imagine that a 3D printing design business (which we will call ‘3DWorx’) creates a design for a professional client that the client plans on printing out on their own. Is 3DWorx allowed to use this design for others?

3D printed propeller steps closer to completion

Using 3D printing techniques, a prototype of the world’s first class approved ship’s propeller with a diameter of 1,350mm has been manufactured. The propeller has been named ‘WAAMpeller’ and is the result of a cooperative consortium of companies that includes Damen Shipyards Group, Promarin, RAMLAB, Autodesk, and Bureau Veritas.

Advanced lattice creation for footwear production by AM

Footprint 3D is able to create lattice structures from original CAD files quickly using Simpleware’s lattice generation tools. This way, some common deficiencies found in the footwear industry – such as fit and the environmental impact of waste created in traditional molding processes – are tackled.