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World's First 3D Printer in Space Will Launch This Month

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The 3D printer, which is scheduled to launch toward the orbiting lab Sept. 19 aboard SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule, could help lay the foundation for an in-space manufacturing economy, agency officials say.
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XYZprinting's Dual-nozzle, Dual-color Affordable Desktop 3D Printer is Now ... - Inside3DP

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XYZprinting has announced that its new dual nozzle, dual color desktop 3D printer the da Vinci 2.0 Duo is now shipping in the US market.
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3D Printed Chocolate Service Looks To Kickstarter For Funding

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Chocolate is one of the few foods on the planet that works incredibly well with 3D printers. You just have to melt it and the …
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Charity Targets 3D Printing's Plastic Waste Problem With Standards For An ... - TechCrunch

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$100 3D printer made from e-waste by African inventor - Pocket-lint.com

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Pocket-lint.com $100 3D printer made from e-waste by African inventor Pocket-lint.com 3D printing is the future, and like all good things in the future it'll be coming to less developed areas.
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3D printer by Sask. man gets record crowdsourced cash - CBC.ca

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3D printer by Sask. man gets record crowdsourced cash CBC.ca 3D printer by Sask. man gets record crowdsourced cash. Innovator creates affordable device using sound and lasers.
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Use of CNC Milling Machines in Rapid Prototyping

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Rapid prototyping is a process where physical objects are being created using free form fabrication. It is used at a wide level in various industries. In the process, rapid prototypingtakes virtual designs from animation and modelling based software. It then transforms these virtual designs in to physical space.

What is CNC?

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is a machining process where a rotary device like a cutting machine is being operated by a computer and used to cut a specified shape. Various steps are followed and cutting tools are changed for getting the desired shape. During the fabrication process, the systematic shape is being built using high precision and finishing.

CNC milling has been serving the automation and animation industry since a considerable period. Even though there are various other applications available for cutting too, the accurate and the swift performance by CNC has no match till date.

Benefits of Using CNC Milling Machines in Rapid Prototyping

1.CNC machininghas been designed to fulfil a specific list of milling task. Depending upon the dimensions and orientation of the cutting tool, there are different types of milling machine centres – horizontal cutting and vertical cutting.In addition, according to the size of the component, there are large size machines and small size machines. This means that one has several options depending upon the orientation and size of component.

2. CNC machines are being controlled by software called ‘Integrated Control Software’. With the help of a proficient G code programmer, the machine can be operated to provide even more precise cutting and orientation. This efficient software provides updates that help in improving the performance of the machine over the long run. In order to ease the task of a programmer, various touch screen machines are being introduced to control the software all on its own without any manual interference.

3. CNC millinghas the ability to fabricate a wide range of components. Different CNC milling machines are used in factories and work places. Some of these are 3 axis, 4 axis and 5 axis centres.More axes the machine has, more detailed and precise operations can be performed. Depending upon the type of detailing one requires in the model, requisite axis centre can be chosen to create the design.

4. Many a times, it happens that the model lacks the requisite precision level and orientation. This leads to wastage of time and resources as well.However, in case of CNC machines there is a special chip management system. This specialised system helps in knowing the precision level and the orientation angles on prior basis.This way one can avoid the wastage and create required models at once.

5. In non-CNC milling machines, the operators have to work near to the work place where the cutting and drilling operations are being performed. This may affect them in case of an error in operations or an accident due to machine failure. In CNC milling machines, the operators work in an enclosed area at a considerable distance from the machines using integrated softwares.

 

 


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Rapid prototyping is a crticial step in new product development. There are many options for rapid prototyping and the big buzz right now is 3D printing. However, CNC machining of prototypes remains one of the best ways to get the job done.

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How 3D Printing Gets a Boost from Vitamin B2

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For the first time, researchers have added a natural compound to the manufacturing chemicals usually used to create small medical implants by 3D printing.
By using riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, in 3D-printed structures such as artificial tissues or medical implants, the scientists say they could create devices that are less harmful to cells.


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Why 3D Printing Stocks Could Have a Tremendous Runway for Growth - Motley Fool

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Why 3D Printing Stocks Could Have a Tremendous Runway for Growth Motley Fool Wohlers Associates, which has been tracking the 3D printing industry since the 1980s, recently revised its growth forecasts for the burgeoning industry by a significant...
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Forget 3D printers in every home. We need a makerspace in every neighborhood! - Inside3DP

Forget 3D printers in every home. We need a makerspace in every neighborhood! - Inside3DP | 3D Printing | Scoop.it
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This evening I have left a 27 hour print for a customer running unattended.
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Consumer Reports: Impressive 3D printers - WMC-TV

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Consumer Reports: Impressive 3D printers WMC-TV Though Consumer Reports says it might be a while before 3D printers go mainstream, many industries are already using them.
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McDonalds Wants 3D Printers #3DThursday #3DPrinting « adafruit ...

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Now There's A 3D-Printed Gun Made Out Of Metal, And We're Doomed - Huffington Post

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Guns.com Now There's A 3D-Printed Gun Made Out Of Metal, And We're Doomed Huffington Post This metal gun seems to be just like any gun you'd buy in a store, but is all made on a 3D printer.
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Use of CNC Milling Machines in Rapid Prototyping

Use of CNC Milling Machines in Rapid Prototyping | 3D Printing | Scoop.it

Rapid prototyping is a process where physical objects are being created using free form fabrication. It is used at a wide level in various industries. In the process, rapid prototypingtakes virtual designs from animation and modelling based software. It then transforms these virtual designs in to physical space.

What is CNC?

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is a machining process where a rotary device like a cutting machine is being operated by a computer and used to cut a specified shape. Various steps are followed and cutting tools are changed for getting the desired shape. During the fabrication process, the systematic shape is being built using high precision and finishing.

CNC milling has been serving the automation and animation industry since a considerable period. Even though there are various other applications available for cutting too, the accurate and the swift performance by CNC has no match till date.

Benefits of Using CNC Milling Machines in Rapid Prototyping

1.CNC machininghas been designed to fulfil a specific list of milling task. Depending upon the dimensions and orientation of the cutting tool, there are different types of milling machine centres – horizontal cutting and vertical cutting.In addition, according to the size of the component, there are large size machines and small size machines. This means that one has several options depending upon the orientation and size of component.

2. CNC machines are being controlled by software called ‘Integrated Control Software’. With the help of a proficient G code programmer, the machine can be operated to provide even more precise cutting and orientation. This efficient software provides updates that help in improving the performance of the machine over the long run. In order to ease the task of a programmer, various touch screen machines are being introduced to control the software all on its own without any manual interference.

3. CNC millinghas the ability to fabricate a wide range of components. Different CNC milling machines are used in factories and work places. Some of these are 3 axis, 4 axis and 5 axis centres.More axes the machine has, more detailed and precise operations can be performed. Depending upon the type of detailing one requires in the model, requisite axis centre can be chosen to create the design.

4. Many a times, it happens that the model lacks the requisite precision level and orientation. This leads to wastage of time and resources as well.However, in case of CNC machines there is a special chip management system. This specialised system helps in knowing the precision level and the orientation angles on prior basis.This way one can avoid the wastage and create required models at once.

5. In non-CNC milling machines, the operators have to work near to the work place where the cutting and drilling operations are being performed. This may affect them in case of an error in operations or an accident due to machine failure. In CNC milling machines, the operators work in an enclosed area at a considerable distance from the machines using integrated softwares.

 

 


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Paul Geyen's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:37 PM

Rapid prototyping is a crticial step in new product development. There are many options for rapid prototyping and the big buzz right now is 3D printing. However, CNC machining of prototypes remains one of the best ways to get the job done.

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10 Affordable 3D Printers You Can Get Right Now

10 Affordable 3D Printers You Can Get Right Now | 3D Printing | Scoop.it
When 3D printers was first introduced, it was a marvel everyone wanted a piece of. The problem was, not everyone could afford the hefty price tag it came with.

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What 3D printers can do... and what they can't

What 3D printers can do... and what they can't | 3D Printing | Scoop.it
3D printers have seen insane amounts of attention in the past year with lots of stories coming out about how amazing they are. How they can make repla...

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