Tag Archives: 3D printing

Wacker Silicones Enters The 3D Printing Business

It seems likely that polymers companies will be driving growth in the 3D printing industry over the next five years. Major players such as Sabic Innovative Plastics (ABS) [..]

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Autodesk Backs 3D Electronics Printer

A Harvard spinoff sees significant commercial potential in 3D-printed electromechanical assemblies and electromagnets. Voxel8 of Somerville, Massachusetts is now offering for fall delivery devices that can print a [..]

Additive manufacturing, Electronics, North America , ,

Tiko Is The New Big Thing in 3D Printing

The promise of additive manufacturing is attracting plenty of creative, and very interesting, engineering. On one end, injection molding machinery manufacturers such as Arburg and Sandretto are creating [..]

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3D Printing Needs a 64-Fold Improvement To Compete Against IM

3D printing will have to improve 64-fold in order to compete against injection molding for large volume projects. That assessment was made by a research team at the [..]

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Amish Country Firm Pioneers Hot New Elastomeric 3D Printing Resin

A recently introduced elastomeric 3D printing plastic with very good hardness characteristics is creating a lot of excitement among design engineers, who have struggled to find additive manufacturing [..]

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Lab Demonstrates Conformal 3D Printing of Active Electronics

3D printing can be used to assemble hard-to-combine materials into functioning devices, such as complex electronics made from nanoparticles. In a demonstration by Princeton research engineers, electronics were 3D [..]

Additive manufacturing, Industrial

Why HP’s 3D Printing News Is Very Disappointing

3D printing may be a niche in the industrial manufacturing world, but it is a surefire phenomenon in the investment world. Stocks like 3D Systems and ARC Group [..]

Additive manufacturing

Is 3D Printing Just Lipstick Or The Real Deal for ARC Group?

What is your company worth? The market capitalization of ARC Group Worldwide, a metal and plastic injection molder, has swung wildly in the past 52 weeks. From 2007 [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Defense, Electronics, Management, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), North America, Office Products , , , , ,

3D Printing Takes Bigger Role at NPE2015

Look for 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing) to play a bigger role at next year’s National Plastics Exposition than it has in past NPEs. Most important will be [..]

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China Has Very Tiny Role in 3D Printing

Use of 3D printers in China will rise substantially, but the numbers are still Lilliputian given the enormous size of the Chinese market. Sales of 3D printers in [..]

Additive manufacturing