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Going low tech: When 3-D scanning just won't work

When designing a product or part, many people take inspiration from what's around them and end up looking to have an object 3-D scanned in order to modify or reproduce it. In 3-D scanning, the term "reverse engineering" has a specific meaning: converting the messy point...

source: By Renee Eaton
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Carlos Haertel knows a thing or two about German manufacturing. During his 14 years with GE, he has seen processes change and evolve through innovation ― but never as rapidly as today. As CTO & Chief Innovation Officer of GE Europe and head of GE’s European Technology...

source: POLITICO

You can 3-D print the part, but can you finish it? Here is how to overcome the challenge of part deflection in the machining of lightweight, complex AM parts. Producing functional parts via additive manufacturing (AM) enables us to design and manufacture products that...

source: Modern Machine Shop

Rolls-Royce has teamed up with AMAZE, a collaboration of 26 European institutions from academia, research, and industry, to improve additive manufacturing processes using the Diamond Light Source synchrotron, which produces incredibly bright flashes of light.


A new report from ING, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation, finds that 3-D printing could account for over half of all manufacturing within 40 years. Using current figures the value of such goods...

source: 3DPrintingIndustry

Technology giant HP has developed and recently launched Multi Jet Fusion, an industrial-grade 3-D printing technology that quickly and accurately produces functional prototypes and end-use parts for a variety of applications....

source: ECN Magazine

A lot of words are commonly thrown around when talking about 3-D printers and their capabilities. Two of those words are accuracy and resolution, which are often treated as interchangeable – but they’re really not. There’s...

source: 3DPrint


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