3D Printing http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8222/more en Developing Medical Devices with 3D IM http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/developing-medical-devices-3d-im <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Derek Mathers, business development manager at Worrell Inc., a design, development, and strategy firm, discusses how 3D printing is changing the way companies operate and how the technology itself is continually changing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/developing-medical-devices-3d-im" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/developing-medical-devices-3d-im#comments 3D Printing Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:18:00 +0000 41261 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing Reshapes Engineering’s Future: A Look Inside the Maker Movement http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-reshapes-engineering-s-future-look-inside-maker-movement <div class="node-body article-body">The rise of 3D printing is becoming more than just a trend, and with the maker movement fostering its success, it will only help bolster the future of the engineering industry as a whole.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-reshapes-engineering-s-future-look-inside-maker-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-reshapes-engineering-s-future-look-inside-maker-movement#comments 3D Printing Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:00 +0000 40961 at http://machinedesign.com <p>At Maker Faire 2014 held at the NY Hall of Science, Local Motors showed off The Strati, a vehicle that was entirely 3D printed (minus the mechanical components).</p> Scenes from Maker Faire 2014: 3D Printing, Robots, and Drones, Oh My! http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/scenes-maker-faire-2014-3d-printing-robots-and-drones-oh-my <div class="node-body gallery-body">3D printing, robotics, and drones were just some of the amazing technologies on display at the 2014 Maker Faire in New York.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/scenes-maker-faire-2014-3d-printing-robots-and-drones-oh-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/scenes-maker-faire-2014-3d-printing-robots-and-drones-oh-my#comments 3D Printing Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:56:00 +0000 40851 at http://machinedesign.com 4D Printing on the Rise http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/4d-printing-rise <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Frost & Sullivan’s new report sheds light on the trends facing 4D technology and the markets it’s looking to serve in the next few years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/4d-printing-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/4d-printing-rise#comments 3D Printing Products Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:03:00 +0000 40531 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of Frost & Sullivan Analysis 3D Printing and Silicone Ink Lead to Energy-Absorbing Parts http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-and-silicone-ink-lead-energy-absorbing-parts <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at Livermore National Laboratory have developed a silicone-based “ink” that can be used in 3D printers to make cushions and pads. The energy-absorbing parts can have different levels of softness determined by how the 3D printer deposits the ink...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-and-silicone-ink-lead-energy-absorbing-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-and-silicone-ink-lead-energy-absorbing-parts#comments 3D Printing Materials News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 40361 at http://machinedesign.com <p>This silicone component has energy-absorbing properties that were predetermined by how the 3D printer that made the structure created layers of a newly developed silicone &ldquo;ink.&rdquo;</p> 3D-Printed Monster Invades Comic-Con 2014 http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printed-monster-invades-comic-con-2014-0 <div class="field-deck"> Stratasys 3D printing team builds 14-ft tall character for Comic-Con. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A team of engineers and designers, including 3D printing experts from Stratasys Ltd., Eden Prairie, Minn., put their heads together to concoct an eye-popping attraction for the 2014 Comic-Con International show in San Diego.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printed-monster-invades-comic-con-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printed-monster-invades-comic-con-2014-0#comments 3D Printing Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:06:00 +0000 39791 at http://machinedesign.com Additive manufacturing happenings of the week http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/additive-manufacturing-happenings-week <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>3D-printed cars, an additive-manufacturing themed MOOC, and metal parts for aerospace are among the recent developments making headlines in the emerging field of rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/additive-manufacturing-happenings-week#comments 3D Printing Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:26:00 +0000 39261 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing Goes Big-Time for Small Production Runs http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-goes-big-time-small-production-runs <div class="field-byline"> Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Increasingly sophisticated 3D printers and materials are changing industries by letting OEMs make end-use plastic parts on demand, before traditional tooling gets set up. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers worldwide use additive manufacturing to build prototypes, but now 3D printing is finding use in short-run manufacturing for plastic production parts made in small to medium quantities where traditional tooling isn’t up to speed.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-goes-big-time-small-production-runs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-goes-big-time-small-production-runs#comments 3D Printing Metals Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:49:00 +0000 39241 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing for Hire: The Case of the Persnickety Prop http://machinedesign.com/blog/3d-printing-hire-case-persnickety-prop <div class="node-body blog-body">Metrology and 3D-printing distributor Burton Precision helped University of Michigan researchers solve three major CAD problems, so they could make a plastic propeller for a human-powered submarine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/product-design-engineering">Product Design Engineering</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/3d-printing-hire-case-persnickety-prop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/3d-printing-hire-case-persnickety-prop#comments 3D Printing Editorial Comment News Product Design Engineering Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:12:00 +0000 39071 at http://machinedesign.com Rapid Manufacturing SLS® Design Guide--Applications and Technologies of Selective Laser Sintering http://machinedesign.com/cad/rapid-manufacturing-sls-design-guide-applications-and-technologies-selective-laser-sintering <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Quickparts Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selective Laser Sintering (SLS®) is the rapid prototyping technology of choice for a range of functional prototype applications, including</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/rapid-manufacturing-sls-design-guide-applications-and-technologies-selective-laser-sintering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/rapid-manufacturing-sls-design-guide-applications-and-technologies-selective-laser-sintering#comments 3D Printing CAD White Papers Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:24:00 +0000 38981 at http://machinedesign.com