R&D Monthly: A 3D Printing Blog Posts Tagged as 3d Printing

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Creating Injection Molds with Stratasys 3D Printing

Published 07/27/2015

By bringing a Stratasys 3D printer in-house, specifically the Connex2, Arad was able to cut their total project time from two or three months to less than one week! The molds that Arad created were 3D printed using Stratasys Digital ABS material and were done in four parts with a total printing time of just ten hours.

3D Printing Topographic Maps from Google

Published 07/20/2015

I’ve been wondering if it would be possible to export 3D data from Google Earth in order to print terrain similar to topographic maps. After some searching on the web, it seems there is not an easy or straightforward path to accomplish this. I came across a tutorial on youtube which shows how to import GoogleMap data in to Google Sketch-Up and then export the data for importing into Rhino. Since I do not have access to Rhino, this solution was a dead end. I then experimented with importing the Google Sketch-Up data into Meshlab, a free mesh editing utility, but this only worked some of the time.

Going Big - 3D Printed Houses

Published 07/06/2015

WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Company has announced that they have built a 3D printed 5-story residential house and the world’s first 3D printed villa. The company specializes in 3D printing for large scale construction. The basic process of these 3D printing behemoths is very similar to that of the Stratasys FDM technology. The main differences come down to the extruded material.