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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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After two years in development, Project MELT (Manufacturing of Experimental Layer Technology) has resurfaced with a prototype microgravity 3-D printer. Made for the European Space Agency (ESA) the Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) breadboard...

source: 3D Printing Industry

Additive manufacturing, a process commonly known as three-dimensional printing, describes technologies that build 3-D objects by adding layers. Team members in the Technology Innovation Branch at Arnold Air Force Base are looking...

source: U.S. Air Force

Canada-based 3-D technology solutions providers, Javelin Technologies and Cimetrix Solutions have merged their businesses to boost additive manufacturing capabilities and service to their 6,000 strong customer base. Javelin Technologies...

source: TCT Magazine

Additive manufacturing has certainly gotten a lot of press over the years. In the supply chain space, the idea that inventory costs could be slashed by committing to additive manufacturing has been touted. In manufacturing, a common idea is that additive manufacturing can...

source: Logistic Viewpoints

Contributor Eric Miller digs into the growing area of large format 3-D printing.

source: Phoenix Business Journal

A new study examines the effectiveness of 3-D printing technology and computer modeling to predict paravalvular leak in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. A common risk of TAVR is an ill-fitting valve which can lead to PVL. To address this risk,...

source: Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology


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