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Is 3D Carving the New 3D Printing?

November 19, 2014 | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Over the past few years, the 3D printing experienced explosive growth. The next step, according to Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan, is 3D carving. With close to $635,000 raised on Kickstarter for his latest project – a 3D carver – he might be right ...

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Testing the Limits of Indentation

November 26, 2014 11:44 am | by Duanjie Li, PhD and Pierre Leroux, Nanovea | Comments

A tensile strength is a common materials test. Typically, a sample is subjected to controlled tension until it fails, providing valuable data for fundamental materials development or quality control. The key data acquired include maximum ...


Reducing Design Time by 85% With PLM Software

November 26, 2014 9:43 am | by Siemens | Siemens Plm Software | Comments

Váll-Ker, which was founded in 1992, uses flexible manufacturing practices to produce high-quality fireplaces. Váll-Ker seeks continuous improvement and, as a result, it is at the forefront of the Hungarian fireplace manufacturing ...  


One of the World’s Smallest 3D Resin Printers

November 25, 2014 12:17 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

The iBox Nano is one of the world’s smallest 3D resin printers, and weighing in at three pounds, it may also be one of the world’s lightest. Designed for portability, the printer can be controlled via a ...       


Design Challenge Seeks Weapons, Art or Décor

November 25, 2014 10:57 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

Many art critics have expressed their skepticism about 3D printing’s role in the art world. This competition aims to prove them wrong. CGTrader has partnered with 3D Systems to bring you the 3D Systems Art Challenge. Design a 3D model ... 


6 Challenges Facing Modern Manufacturing Companies

November 25, 2014 9:35 am | by Danielle Iera, Marketing Coordinator, TPC Wire & Cable Corp | Comments

Manufacturing is an ever-changing industry, where manufacturers face new issues and concerns every year. Since this year is no exception, here are a few of the top concerns that manufacturers are grappling with ...     


Redesigning Aluminum Parts to Meet EPA Standards

November 24, 2014 9:20 am | by Jack Shedd, VP Sales/Marketing, Hoffer Plastics | Comments

Hoffer Plastics is known for its engineering expertise when it comes to providing innovative solutions to its customers' most challenging manufacturing issues. As a custom injection molder with extensive capabilities in plastics processing ...


Making Ergonomic Lifting Devices Even Safer

November 21, 2014 10:13 am | by Josef Karbassi, VP Automation Division Piab AB | Comments

Apart from being backbreaking work, lifting heavy objects can so easily end in disaster. According to the laws of physics, the gravitational potential energy gained by lifting can convert to kinetic energy just to end in an almighty crash ...


'Kitty Cam' Combines Spy Cameras, 3D Printed Enclosures

November 18, 2014 3:38 pm | by Alyssa Kiner, Solid Concepts | Comments

The second iteration Crittercam “Kitty Cams” took store-bought “spy cameras” and tore apart the inner workings, added a more powerful battery pack and special programming, and mounted the guts into the 3D printed casing ...      


How Much Information Your Devices Have on You & Who Has Access

November 17, 2014 10:03 am | by Brian Benton, Line/Shape/Space | Comments

Home thermostats, TVs, cars, fitness bands. The list of devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, and it’s not stopping. IDC predicts the IoT will reach upward of 30 billion devices by 2020. While there are a lot of ... 


Automotive Design Trends to Expect in the Near Future

November 14, 2014 9:51 am | by Tapan Sant, Automotive Engineering Consultant, Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services | Comments

The automotive industry undergoes a continuous shifting process as technological advancement brings in new opportunities everyday. Being one of the most customer-centric industries, automotive manufacturers are strained ...    


Why 3D-Printing is a Game Changer in Modern Medicine

November 13, 2014 1:40 pm | by Juste Semetaite, Community and Content Manager at | Comments

No one wants to live fast and die young anymore. The new cult that’s spun the society into an obsessive quest for the modern elixir of extended life is the beating heart of the 21st century. It is, of course, the all-consuming desire to ...


How BIM Helped Disney Build Its Most Complex Creation Ever

November 12, 2014 10:21 am | by Jeff Yoders, Line/Shape/Space | Comments

Walt Disney Imagineering builds the Disney experiences you always remember — from jamming with the animatronic Country Bears to shivering in the Pirates of the Carribean boat to admiring Ariel’s perfectly flowing hair on The Little Mermaid ride ...


Tips for Implementing Lean Manufacturing Practices

November 11, 2014 9:25 am | by John H. Grover Jr., Lean Manufacturing Manager & Automotive Repair America | Comments

You may be thinking about implementing lean manufacturing practices in your facility, or may have heard about lean manufacturing and want to know more. Whatever the case may be, these tips for implementing lean manufacturing ...   


Top 10 Most Funded 3D Printers

November 10, 2014 1:17 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

Many companies claim to have the world’s first or best, it may even be the cheapest or the highest quality. Most superlatives are hard to navigate in market where everyone is pushing to advance their own products. Below I have compiled ... 


Makers Fear Nothing

November 7, 2014 9:48 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Comments

With myriad 3D printers seeking funding on Kickstarter, it is hard to discern what makes each one unique. Calling itself the first “one size fits all” model, the MakerMex stands out with modular add-ons that allows the printer to adapt to ...



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