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When rapid injection molding is better than 3-D printing

3-D printing — or rapid prototyping as it is also called — is a fast and cost-effective solution for testing and perfecting digital designs. Due to their ability to fabricate parts overnight without any direct labor, programming or tooling, 3-D printing technologies...

source: By Renee Eaton
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source: MultiBriefs

FIT AG, an additive manufacturing solutions provider, has today announced a strategic partnership with Caterpillar Inc. to design and 3-D print aluminum and titanium parts. Combining Caterpillar's expertise in machinery manufacturing...

source: TCT Magazine

The Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a collaborative 3-D printing hospital network — one of the first in the country — in an effort to improve patient care and doctor preparedness. The VA is the largest integrated health care system in the United...

source: TechTarget

HP Inc., the computer and printer maker, opened a research and development lab at its Corvallis operations to explore 3-D printing. On the company's 145-acre Corvallis campus, the new 3,500-square-foot lab focuses on material certification and application development, the...

source: Portland Business Journal

MakerBot's MinFill arrived quietly last night as a firmware upgrade for existing customers, and the company is already calling it a "big benchmark in speed and widespread adoption of 3-D printing." Many are understandably a bit...

source: TechCrunch

Imagine a future in which humans can produce a vast variety of foods with all sorts of textures and shapes at the flick of a switch. Just throw a mix into your 3-D printer, and, presto, gooey gorgonzola globules! Crunchy candy cubes! Incredible! That future is not quite...

source: Gizmodo


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