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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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The three-dimensional printing industry is taking steps toward implementing standards that will “bring coherence and interoperability to 3-D printing products and processes,” according to a report inDesign News. The...

source: Building Design + Construction

Everyone is talking about 3-D printing, additive manufacturing (AM), and generative multi-layer construction technologies. Nevertheless, this is a long way from meaning the classic machine tool is going to be sent away. EMO Hannover 2017 will be showcasing an array of production...

source: Today's Medical Developments

Every month, every week, even every day, it seems like more manufacturers are outsourcing at least some of their additive manufacturing. What might that segment of the industry look like soon? Here’s one perspective.

source: IndustryWeek

Renishaw and Aeromet International Limited have announced they are working together to establish additive manufacturing process parameters and material properties for Aeromet's A20X® aluminum alloy. Aeromet supply aluminum...

source: 3D Printing Industry

German RepRap, a manufacturer of FFF 3-D printing machines, has developed a new polyurethane (PU) based material that can be used in its Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) technology. Partnering with ebalta Kunststoff GmbH,...

source: TCT Magazine

Mercedes-Benz has begun making 3-D printed spare parts out of metal. The first item, a thermostat cover for older truck and Unimog engines, has passed quality assurance testing and is now available to order.

source: IOL


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