Future Trends In 3D Printing

Many people are aware of 3D printing, because they have seen advertisements on TV or on the web. The naïve mentality attached to 3D printing suggests that this novel technology enables a person to download and print plastic parts such as toys, telephone cases, coffee mugs, jewelry and similar objects at home. There are many … Read more

Online Software and 3D Printing Future

If you type the phrase “Online 3D printing software” into an online search engine such as Google® or Yahoo®, a myriad of responses will come up. Without doubt, 3D printing has become very popular within the CAD-driven community as well as in the non-technical community. Previously, the market for 3D printers belonged to 3D Systems® … Read more

3D Printing Of Functional Human Tissues Become A Reality

Imagine what the implications would be if many diseased or non-functioning human body parts could be replaced without using implant surgery or prostheses, but by using manufactured body parts.  It would mean that: Life expectancy will increase substantially, and even accidental death due to damage to body parts could be significantly reduced. Celebrities and entertainers … Read more

Traditional Manufacturing Replaced By 3D Printing

Unquestionably, Additive Manufacturing, known as 3D printing, has made an amazing inroad or encroachment on traditional manufacturing methods. 3D printing has several advantages over traditional manufacturing such as reduced cost, reduced transport costs, shorter time to market, and rapid prototyping during product development cycle. The following list highlights products which have been manufactured with 3D … Read more

Robotics and 3D Printing

Robotics is a rapidly growing field in engineering and manufacturing, and many useful robotic devices which mimic human behavior are emerging. It may be worthwhile to mention a few of these emerging robotic devices. Mechanical grippers are useful on product assembly lines, because they can reliably pick up, hold, and deposit components and parts needed … Read more

Environmental Impacts of 3D Printing

It is no secret that 3D printing, also called AM (Additive Manufacturing) has revolutionized the manufacturing industry, because 3D printing provides several advantages and benefits over conventional manufacturing methods. A brief list highlights what some of these benefits are: 3D printing can produce a large variety of manufactured products, including customizable products and even an individual’s … Read more

3D Printing and Scalability

Additive Manufacturing, implemented as 3D printing, has taken the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) by storm, and rightfully so, for several reasons. 3D printing provides these significant benefits: Rapid Prototyping, which shortens the product development cycle, reduces waste, andreduces the time to market. Better inventory management and logistics. Products can be printed on demand almost anywhere, and the … Read more