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Stay up to date with the latest developments in additive manufacturing. Learn what's happening at R&D Technologies as well as the latest innovations in the additive industry.

A Brief History of 3D Printing

A Brief History of 3D Printing

Published 02/17/2021

3D Printing is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In 2020 the industry’s estimated worth was $13.63 billion (up $2 billion from the previous year). In 2018 1.42 million individual 3D printers were sold throughout all different companies within the industry. According to Grand View Research, they estimate the industry will...

Are Trade Shows Dead?

Are Trade Shows Dead?

Published 02/08/2021

The manufacturing industry has always relied heavily on trade shows for continuous growth. The ability to share ideas, display new products, and cultivate new business relationships is invaluable for any industry; for the purposes of this article however, we will be looking specifically at manufacturing. The past year has proved difficult for everyone in some aspect...

Protolabs Set To Acquire 3D Hubs

Protolabs Set To Acquire 3D Hubs

Published 02/04/2021

Two of the biggest names in the additive manufacturing are set to combine forces and produce an expansive global chain of digital manufacturing. Both companies offer custom prototyping services to their customer base. Through their network of manufacturers and suppliers, Protolabs and 3D Hubs offer engineers and businesses the capability to have their computer rendered...

Stratasys Acquires Leader in SLA Industry

Stratasys Acquires Leader in SLA Industry

Published 01/20/2021

In the year 2021 there are many types of additive manufacturing. However, the two that have dominated the industry since its creation have been FDM and SLA. Quickly, FDM uses a spool of plastic melted by a hot end extruder. SLA, although a more meticulous process, offers very strong and high-quality parts. In some cases, however, SLA is comparable to the speed of FDM technology.   Stratasys, an American based company, has created some...

How 3D Printing is Changing Architecture

How 3D Printing is Changing Architecture

Published 01/14/2021

3D Printing is often something viewed as having limited applications. Prototype manufacturing is probably the most well-known; 3D models used for car parts, aerospace applications or other items that simply require a high quality, low cost avenue. In recent years however, a version of 3D Printing is being used to build houses all over the...

Advanced Bone Material for J750 Digital Anatomy

Advanced Bone Material for J750 Digital Anatomy

Published 12/17/2020

The J750 Digital Anatomy Printer is amazingly powerful in the hands of medical professionals. The unique printing materials give this machine a spotlight of its own. One of the newer material releases, Advanced Bone is another synthetic photopolymer that has surprisingly similar properties to that of the human body. Proven in various studies, medical models printed...