3D Printing http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8222/more en FANUC 3D Area Sensor for Robotic Bin Picking http://machinedesign.com/fanuc-3d-area-sensor-robotic-bin-picking <div class="node-body link-body">Robotic bin picking can be a challenging process because the objects in the bin are often jumbled in a pile in many different orientations. Here, FANUC demonstrates how their 3D Area Sensor solves this problem by providing a 3D map of the objects and relaying that info to a robotic arm and gripper. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/RoboticBinPickingVideo_Promo.gif?1424441466" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fanuc-3d-area-sensor-robotic-bin-picking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:07:00 +0000 46561 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing Goes Big with the 3DP1000 http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing-goes-big-3dp1000 <div class="node-body link-body">If you have big design ideas, now you can build big too. The 3DP1000 3D printer features a 1m x 1m x 0.5m build area for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), SIMO Series Linear Motion Actuators from PBC Linear, open-source software compatibility and lets you create with a multitude of different materials.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/3DP_Promo.gif?1424296050" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing-goes-big-3dp1000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:46:00 +0000 46501 at http://machinedesign.com Shelby Cobra Recreated Using 3D Printing http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/shelby-cobra-recreated-using-3d-printing <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Engineers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee built a replica of the Shelby Cobra to celebrate the car&rsquo;s 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/shelby-cobra-recreated-using-3d-printing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/shelby-cobra-recreated-using-3d-printing#comments 3D Printing Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:16:00 +0000 46351 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing Turns a Smartphone into a Microscope http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-turns-smartphone-microscope <div class="node-body article-body">Download and Print Your Own Microscope</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-turns-smartphone-microscope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-turns-smartphone-microscope#comments 3D Printing Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:15:00 +0000 45711 at http://machinedesign.com <p>PNNL&rsquo;s 3D printed clip can show and send magnified images.&nbsp;</p> This 3D Printer Costs Only $349 http://machinedesign.com/3d-printer-costs-only-349 <div class="node-body link-body">If you have been itching to get into 3D printing but have been hesitating because of the cost, you may want to consider the Da Vinci Jr. from XYZPrinting, which won the prestigious Editors’ Choice Award at CES last year. They are offering their Da Vinci Jr. for $349, a fraction of the cost of their competitors. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/3DPrinterVideoPromo.jpg?1421770637" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printer-costs-only-349" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:15:00 +0000 45571 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing Builds Custom Track Shoes http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-builds-custom-track-shoes <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers and shoe designers at New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc. are using 3D printing to make shoes for elite runners (professionals and Olympians) in hopes of improving their performance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-builds-custom-track-shoes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-builds-custom-track-shoes#comments 3D Printing News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:16:00 +0000 45251 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Designers at New Balance use 3D printing to give elite runners customized spike plates, the portion of the bottom of the shoe that uses spike patterns to give them more traction as they run.</p> What Can 3D Printing Do for Product Development? http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/what-can-3d-printing-do-product-development <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="field-deck"> Chris Richter, an applications and support engineer with R&D Technologies, talks about what's possible--and what's in the future--with 3D printing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No matter what engineers are designing, whether it is a spaceship or paper clip, they are all trying to make those products faster, better, and cheaper. Anyone who tries to accomplish all three of these simple goals...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/what-can-3d-printing-do-product-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/what-can-3d-printing-do-product-development#comments 3D Printing Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:41:00 +0000 44661 at http://machinedesign.com Hybridized 3D-Printed Part Combines Plastic and Metal http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/hybridized-3d-printed-part-combines-plastic-and-metal <div class="node-body article-body">When a client quickly needed a working prototype of a rifle magazine, the designers and technicians at Baklund R&D knew they would have to use hybridized 3D printing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/hybridized-3d-printed-part-combines-plastic-and-metal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/hybridized-3d-printed-part-combines-plastic-and-metal#comments 3D Printing News Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000 44641 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A prototype of a rifle magazine made using hybridized 3D printing consists of has the thermoplastic printed part (above) combined with a high-wear component made of aluminum.</p> 3D Printed Inverter Could Kickstart Electric Cars http://machinedesign.com/materials/3d-printed-inverter-could-kickstart-electric-cars <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined 3D printing and a wide-bandgap version of silicon carbide to come up with a lightweight, compact 30-kW traction-drive inverter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/3d-printed-inverter-could-kickstart-electric-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/3d-printed-inverter-could-kickstart-electric-cars#comments 3D Printing Materials News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:15:00 +0000 44361 at http://machinedesign.com Top Five Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing into your Product Development Lifecycle http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/top-five-reasons-integrate-3d-printing-your-product-development-lifecycle <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rapid prototyping with PolyJet technology has become a game-changing innovation for designers, engineers and manufacturers since it was introduced two decades ago. While new lower costs and time savings are</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/top-five-reasons-integrate-3d-printing-your-product-development-lifecycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/top-five-reasons-integrate-3d-printing-your-product-development-lifecycle#comments 3D Printing White Papers Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:48:00 +0000 41641 at http://machinedesign.com