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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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KEYS have been around for a long time. The earliest, made from wood, date back 4,000 years, to the ancient Egyptians. The Romans improved them a bit by making them from metal. But there, more or less, they have stayed. Electronic card-keys aside, a key is still, basically,...

source: The Economist

In response to increased industry demand for experts in the growing field of additive manufacturing, Penn State will offer residential and online master’s degrees in additive manufacturing and design beginning in fall 2017. The...

source: Penn State News

Twenty years ago, anatomical models were used for planning complicated surgeries. In 2000, hearing aid cases were 3-D printed, and within a few years, they became the industry standard. Medical applications have been a leader in taking...

source: 3DPrint

While 2016 prompted a more widespread use of 3-D metal printing, this year we can expect to see varied applications of this process as it comes to the forefront of manufacturing for production. According to SmarTech Publishing, annual shipments of metal additive manufacturing...

source: TCT Magazine

Adidas unveiled their latest 3-D-printed shoe last night, the Futurecraft 4D. The shoe is a huge improvement on their last 3-D-printed runners, which were more of a concept than an actual product. The new version is better suited for...

source: TechCrunch

Boeing hired Norsk Titanium to print the first structural titanium parts for its 787 Dreamliner, a shift that the Norwegian 3-D printing company said would eventually shave $2 million to $3 million off the cost of each...

source: Fortune

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