New design gives 3D printers a 10x speed boost

New design gives 3D printers a 10x speed boost

What previously took over an hour to print could now be created in just minutes thanks to a new 3D printer design from engineers at MIT (not pictured) Despite the 3D printing revolution shaking up the design and manufacturing industries, one thing has been holding it back from fully infiltrating more commercial day-to-day situations – […]

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Zip manufacturer YKK Europe now 3D printing prototypes and spare parts

Zip manufacturer YKK Europe now 3D printing prototypes and spare parts

YKK Europe, a haberdashery manufacturer of zips, hook-and-loop tapes, plastic buckles, snaps and buttons is now using a Stratasys Object 350 Connex 3D printer for fast R&D and prototyping. YKK, based in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, is 3D printing die-block inserts for injection molding, oversize zip teeth, slider mechanisms, and spare parts. Molding and tooling Prior […]

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Trends in Additive Manufacturing for end-use production with Shapeways

Trends in Additive Manufacturing for end-use production with Shapeways

3D Printing Industry is taking an in depth look at how additive manufacturing is moving to production. Over the coming weeks the results of interviews with industry leading practitioners will be published. This article is part of a series examining Trends in Additive Manufacturing for End-Use Production . Blair Georgakas is Senior Materials Product Manager […]

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