3D Printing http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8222/more en 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 Guide to Prototyping Die-Cast Parts--Applications and Technologies of Die-Cast Prototyping http://machinedesign.com/cad/guide-prototyping-die-cast-parts-applications-and-technologies-die-cast-prototyping <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Quickparts Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Die-casting is a very popular manufacturing method. It can create components with the strength required for structural applications and with the surface finish required for aesthetic applications</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/guide-prototyping-die-cast-parts-applications-and-technologies-die-cast-prototyping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/guide-prototyping-die-cast-parts-applications-and-technologies-die-cast-prototyping#comments 3D Printing CAD White Papers Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:13:00 +0000 38971 at http://machinedesign.com The Difference Between Machined and 3D Printed Metal Injection Molds http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds <div class="field-deck"> Metal tool cores made with additive methods can get pricey, but the savings in cycle time may outweigh conventional tooling. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">3D-printed metal molds cool parts faster, improve quality, and cut scrap and costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds#comments 3D Printing Manufacturing Equipment Materials Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:20:00 +0000 38461 at http://machinedesign.com Gallery: Innovative 3D printing technology at Rapid 2014 http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/gallery-innovative-3d-printing-technology-rapid-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The Society of Manufacturing Engineers&#39; Rapid 2014 conference and expo hosted a variety of new 3D printing technologies, many of which had nothing to do with ink jets or laser-melted powder metals. Here is an overview of some of the novel applications and techniques on display&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/gallery-innovative-3d-printing-technology-rapid-2014#comments 3D Printing Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:38:00 +0000 38311 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Molds from a Stratasys additive manufacturing machine, on display at Rapid 2014</p> Mainstreaming alert: 3D-printed parts in GE engines and X-ray machines http://machinedesign.com/blog/mainstreaming-alert-3d-printed-parts-ge-engines-and-x-ray-machines <div class="node-body blog-body">When General Electric puts metal 3D-printed parts in its X-ray machines, you know it's gone mainstream. That's what the research summarized in this year's Wohler’s Report on 3D printing also suggests. Here, I explain one application that proves how far 3D printing has come.</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/mainstreaming-alert-3d-printed-parts-ge-engines-and-x-ray-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/mainstreaming-alert-3d-printed-parts-ge-engines-and-x-ray-machines#comments 3D Printing Editorial Comment Medical News Product Design Engineering Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:11:00 +0000 38281 at http://machinedesign.com 3D printing filaments better and cheaper and greener every day http://machinedesign.com/blog/3d-printing-filaments-better-and-cheaper-and-greener-every-day <div class="node-body blog-body">As we know, 3D printers make objects but eliminate the waste and high tooling costs of traditional manufacturing. Because the machines print parts off of CAD files, even weird or impossible-to-find parts are more affordable. The one catch: The filament used in the common mode of 3D printing — selective laser sintering (SLS) — can be expensive and limited in its ability to offer good material properties once fused into a part. But there's improvement.</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-filaments-better-and-cheaper-and-greener-every-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/3d-printing-filaments-better-and-cheaper-and-greener-every-day#comments 3D Printing News Product Design Engineering Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:27:00 +0000 38131 at http://machinedesign.com $1,500 Foodini 3D prints food with normal kitchen ingredients http://machinedesign.com/blog/1500-foodini-3d-prints-food-normal-kitchen-ingredients <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Over the past several months, we&rsquo;ve seen machines that 3D print food go from silly to intriguingly promising. One of the best we&rsquo;ve seen so far is <strong><a href="http://www.naturalmachines.com/" target="_blank">Foodini</a></strong>, a kitchen appliance made by ironically named <strong>Natural Machines</strong>, Barcelona. It will go on sale soon for about $1,400.</p></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/1500-foodini-3d-prints-food-normal-kitchen-ingredients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/1500-foodini-3d-prints-food-normal-kitchen-ingredients#comments 3D Printing Community Product Design Engineering Fri, 30 May 2014 15:23:00 +0000 37971 at http://machinedesign.com