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MM3D: Multimaterial Multinozzle 3D Printing

MM3D: Multimaterial Multinozzle 3D Printing

Published 04/20/2021

The capabilities of 3D printing technology are ever expanding. Researchers at the Harvard Wyss institute (specifically the Lewis Lab) and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a method of extruding multiple materials from a single print nozzle. The technology is currently able to output eight different materials at...

New VeroUltra Materials Released

New VeroUltra Materials Released

Published 04/19/2021

On April 14th, 2021 Stratasys released two new materials for the  Stratasys J7™, J8™ Series and the J55 3D printers. The new VeroUltra photopolymers were developed primarily for increased realism in prototype production. According to Stratasys, “The VeroUltra family uses advanced color algorithms to take PolyJet full color printing to advanced levels, enabling high-quality, full color model production....

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...