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3D printing is coming – so let's not strangle the industry at birth

3D printing is coming – so let's not strangle the industry at birth | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Now that we can download designs and turn them into objects, it's time for regulation to catch up.

 

3D printing exists and, without an appropriate policy framework, we run the risks of repeating mistakes in dealing with online copyright and file-sharing that are only just now being addressed a decade on. 3D printing faces similar challenges, but the stakes, potentially a significant proportion of the global manufacturing industry, are much higher. We need the state to be proactive in confronting the challenges and opportunities. Anything else risks missing out on some much needed growth.

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3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) Is Turning the Impossible Into the Possible

3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) Is Turning the Impossible Into the Possible | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Whether you call it 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing, it is advancing quickly on a global level and offers something that up until recently was impossible: On-demand, anytime, anywhere, by anyone manufacturing.

 

Global view of the advances in implementing the technology as a game-changer factor

 

 

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Will 3D printers go home?

Will 3D printers go home? | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Leslie Langnau of Make Parts Fast weighs in on the debate of home use of 3D printers.

"So my question is, if professional engineers are not rushing to buy the latest 3D printers in record numbers, why would the average person buy one? (Because it’s so cool, while true, is not an answer.)
I think the real issue with professional users is the lack of materials that simulate the specifications engineers’ need/want for their designs. And I think materials will inhibit home use as well, in terms of cost, availability, performance, and environment."

 

Short and rightful opinion from my point of view

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3D Systems Buys Rapidform |

Rapidform’s reverse engineering and inspection software empower product developers to deliver improved product quality and shorter time-to-market. By combining scan data processing, mesh optimization, auto surfacing and CAD modeling in a single, integrated tool, Rapidform has unlocked the power of 3D digitization for engineers and manufacturing professionals worldwide.

3D Systems expects Rapidform to contribute $15 million of revenue and deliver between $0.06 and $0.09 in earnings per share to its 2013 non-GAAP results.

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Automated Medical Implant Manufacturing Process Blends Technologies | EMDT - European Medical Device Technology

Automated Medical Implant Manufacturing Process Blends Technologies | EMDT - European Medical Device Technology | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
image of additive manufacturing project from EOS GmbH In a cooperative venture with additive manufacturing specialist EOS (Krailling, Germany), GF AgieCharmilles (Meyrin, Switzerland) unveiled a start-to-finish process for manufacturing titanium...

 

In a cooperative venture with additive manufacturing specialist EOS (Krailling, Germany), GF AgieCharmilles (Meyrin, Switzerland) unveiled a start-to-finish process for manufacturing titanium tibial trays for surgical knee implants at the recent IMTS exhibition in Chicago.

Starting with an FEA/CAD design, developed using WITHIN medical software, of a lightweight yet strong tibial tray, the component is automatically built from titanium powder using an EOSINT M 280 direct metal laser-sintering system. The part is produced layer by layer to form a near-net-shape piece. It then undergoes conventional machining, first on a Mikron HPM 450U 5-axis mill and then on a CUT 20P wire EDM machine, both from GF AgieCharmilles.

The part’s complex geometry combines variable pore sizes on one side to promote osseointegration with a smooth surface on the other side to support loads on the tibia.

 

Another entry: http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/partners-demonstrate-start-finish-production

 

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Höganäs ventures into additive manufacturing by acquiring fcubic

Höganäs AB has exercised an option to acquire a 100 percent interest in fcubic AB of Gothenburg Sweden. Fcubic develops technology for additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, and consists mainly of a number of patents. This new business area will be branded as Digital Metal®. The closing of the acquisition is expected to occur on November 1, 2012.

 

With this acquisition Höganäs takes the first step into shaping the future market for additive manufacturing. The market potential is currently estimated at 1 billion USD, mainly within the fields of consumer design, medical, dental, aerospace and industrial. However, this industry is still at a very early stage in its life cycle, consequently making it difficult to quantify the true potential.

 

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New tool gives structural strength to 3-D printed works

New tool gives structural strength to 3-D printed works | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Great for those who print their items without exact knowledge of its resistance. A nice video included.

 

The new tool automatically identifies "grip positions" where a person is likely to grasp the object. A "lightweight structural analysis solver" analyzes the object using a mesh-based simulation. It requires less computing power than traditional finite-element modeling tools, which are used in high-precision work such as designing jet engine turbine blades.

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Hive 3D Printed Bass Guitar from ODD guitars

Hive 3D Printed Bass Guitar from ODD guitars | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

In a new step further, Olaf Diegel prints aLes Paul inspired bass guitar body, full of nice hardware options to customize the instrument and suit   the musician.

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Sigma Labs, Inc. Announces Memorandum of Understanding With Morris Technologies, Inc. Relating to The Commercialization of Sigma Labs' Printrite3D™ System for Additive Manufacturing - The Sacrament...

 Sigma Labs, Inc. (OTCBB:SGLB) announced today that it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (%22MOU%22) with Morris Technologies, Inc.

 

Sigma Labs, Inc. comprises three wholly-owned subsidiaries, including B6 Sigma, Inc., Sumner & Lawrence Limited (dba Sumner Associates) and La Mancha Company. B6 Sigma develops advanced manufacturing solutions (e.g., PrintRite3D™ for Additive Manufacturing) and materials technologies (e.g., Advanced Reactive Materials & Structures - ARMS(R)) as well as R&D solutions for first-tier integrators like GE, Boeing, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, and other commercial firms around the globe.

 

Sigma Labs has current contracts with Federal government and private industry clients to provide high-level consultants, and develop technologies from their conception through the design, building, and testing of prototype systems by integrating sensing, software, materials and manufacturing technology risk-reduction solutions.

 

The goal for this collaboration with Morris is developing real-time quality monitoring, which thrir PrintRite3D™ system is designed to provide.The system is also being designed to enable manufacturers to rapidly identify and correct manufacturing issues on-machine, thereby further reducing risk, cost and inspections

 

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SolarSinter : markus kayser

SolarSinter : markus kayser | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

"In the deserts of the world two elements dominate - sun and sand. The former offers a vast energy source of huge potential, the latter an almost unlimited supply of silica in the form of quartz".

 

I would like to keep track of this amazing machine from Markus Kayser. It has given me some ideas to current research.

 

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Charge Bikes: Printing titanium Bicycle parts

Charge Bikes: Printing titanium Bicycle parts | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

http://chargebikes.com/videos/video.php?id=47522348&c=CX

Nice video on EOS technology at work  in EADS

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El Campeón de Europa de biketrial se apoya en la Fabricación Aditiva

El Campeón de Europa de biketrial se apoya en la Fabricación Aditiva | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
El campeón de biketrial, el asturiano Javi Alonso, ha dado un paso más en el diseño de su bicicleta con el objetivo de revalidar sus marcas, desarrollando un nuevo elemento de su bicicleta para ser más competitivo.

Javi Alonso ha optado por mejorar el diseño de su bicicleta con el apoyo que le ofrece la tecnología de la Fundación PRODINTEC, Centro Tecnológico para el Diseño y la Producción Industrial. El Campeón de Europa buscaba conseguir unas levas de freno más ligeras, más largas y adaptadas a sus exigencias y necesidades.

 

El diseño absolutamente personalizado y adaptado a sus preferencias (más  largas para mejor tacto), la textura, y haber rebajado de los 16 g habituales para estos elementos a tan solo 10 (gracias a la fabricación del elemento hueco en titanio) contribuyen en su medida a mejorar las prestaciones de máquina y deportista

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Shapeways 3D Printing & the Culture of Creativity

What is the future of creativity, manufacturing, and design? How is the Shapeways community and 3D printing enabling everyone to make their ideas real? This ...
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ExOne President David Burns Provides Insight Into Additive Manufacturing

ME Media Editor-In-Chief interviews ExOne President David Burns during IMTS 2012 in Chicago. Burns shares his vision for where Additive Manufacturing is headed.
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Additive Manufacturing Takes Off in Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing Takes Off in Aerospace | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

The researchers recently fabricated a laser-sintered, titanium-alloy prototype fuel collector for Austrian aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH.

“Using laser sintering, we were able to reduce the number of components from five down to one,” said Gerhard Pramhas, managing director of FOTEC. “Along with that went a weight reduction of 77% as well. This was made possible through the unique manufacturing technique.”

 

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3D Printing: The end of the globalised supply chain?

3D Printing: The end of the globalised supply chain? | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Supply Chains are governed by technology, which dictates the way we manufacture and distribute goods

 

The modern supply chain is all about globalisation. Shipping lines, freight forwarders and airlines depend on moving vast quantities of consumer goods on a daily basis, providing Western markets with items manufactured in the Far East.

According to industry experts, however, this could all be about to change. A potential threat to the logistics industry, 3D Printing has the ability to revolutionise production techniques, allowing the use of more automation and thus saving on cost.

 

In a White Paper recently released by the industry site Transport Intelligence, John Manners-Bell, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Transport Intelligence and Ken Lyon, CEO of Virtual Partners has created a projection of a potential future with 3D Printers at the centre, looking at how the logistics industry may be sidelined and how it could adapt to sit alongside this new technology.

 

The rise of 3D Printing is expected to cause a decline in the cargo industry, reducing the demand for long-distance transportation such as air, sea and rail freight industries.

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3D Systems Invests in NAMII

3D Systems Invests in NAMII | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has taken the next step in its partnership with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), the federal initiative to enhance the competitiveness of U.S.

 

3D is making sure future users know best their machines as a way to sell both machines and materials in the future.

 

The cost: only two machines

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Reading Between the Layers of the Stratasys-Objet Merger

Reading Between the Layers of the Stratasys-Objet Merger | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
What does the merger of the 3D printer manufacturers mean for design engineers?

 

What does it mean for non-professionals, in terms of price?

 

What does it mean in terms of supply materials pricing for users?

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Formlabs - SLA from a kickstarter

Formlabs - SLA from a kickstarter | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
The Form 1 marries high-end stereolithography (SL) technology and a seamless user experience at a price affordable to the professional designer, engineer and maker.

 

FORM 1 was developed by three graduate students from MIT - Maxim Lobovsky, David Cranor, and Natan Linder.

 

This drastic cost reduction was achieved by replacing the costly laser system in the existing SL machines with a $10 laser developed by Sony for Blu-ray players.

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Have your own face on a customized 3D prited character- Action Figure Labs

Have your own face on a customized 3D prited character- Action Figure Labs | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Action Figure Laboratories (AFL) is an exciting retail concept that will provide children and adults with the experience of creating customized, personalized toys and novelties.

At AFL, customers can choose and customize their toy from a wide selection of action figures, figurines, miniatures, and other novelty items. Customization will be focused on select 3D printed components used in toys, such as action figures, or entire 3D printed novelty products (e.g., figurines and miniatures). For the ultimate customization experience, children and adults can have a 3D scanned miniature version of the their face 3D printed and installed on their toy or novelty item.

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EOS and IMDS Join Forces to Create Breakthrough Medical Products

EOS and IMDS Join Forces to Create Breakthrough Medical Products | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

EOS, the technology and market leader for design-driven, integrated e-Manufacturing solutions for industrial applications, is joining forces with Innovative Medical Device Solutions (IMDS), the strategic source for full-service medical device development and manufacturing. Together they offer customers, including industry-leading orthopedic and spine surgeons and implant companies, extensive product development resources for creating novel metal additive manufacturing (AM) designs.

This partnership will allow IMDS to manufacture products with patient-benefiting features that are made possible with the use of AM technology.

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Stratasys Stockholders Approves Proposed Merger With Objet Ltd - Quick Facts

Stratasys Stockholders Approves Proposed Merger With Objet Ltd - Quick Facts | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
NASDAQ News: Stratasys Stockholders Approves Proposed Merger With Objet Ltd - Quick Facts...

 

Stratasys Inc. (SSYS), a manufacturer of 3D printers for rapid prototyping, announced that its stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with Objet Ltd. at a special meeting of Stratasys stockholders held earlier today. More than 99% of the shares voting at the special meeting voted in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement.

 

In April, Stratasys had said it agreed to merge with a subsidiary of Israel's privately held rival Objet Ltd. in an all-stock deal to form a combined entity worth about $1.4 billion.

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Growing implants the new frontier for orthopaedics

Growing implants the new frontier for orthopaedics | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Internationally recognised, Enztec in Christchurch, New Zealand is a leader of the design and development in orthopaedic medical devices.

 

They have partnered Medical Modelling to use their EBM machines to produce their parts

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wonderful 3d printedfoctopus

This is a general reel highlighting modeling, rapid prototyping, texturing and animation.
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A new 3D printing machine

A new 3D printing machine | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Panda Robotics builds affordable, robust, and elegant 3D printers that are easy to use and consumer focused.

Panda claims it to be  robust, stable, affordable, elegant, and -what is very interesting- self-calibrating.

 

We'll see 

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