How the Automotive Industry Uses Recycled Plastic for 3D Printing

The globally competitive automotive industry faces many major challenges these days, including: Increasing prices for raw materials Sustainability and environmental pressures Policy changes on recycling and reuse Ever-changing technologies available to meet customer preferences 3D printing may just be one of the solutions that car companies can look towards to address some of these issues. Read more

Achieving Material Strength in 3D Printing with Titanium and Aluminum Powders

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation’s National University of Science and Technology (NUST) conducted research to develop modifiers that help strengthen the stock material for 3D printing of complex aluminum composites for the aerospace industry. By 3D printing with metal titanium and aluminum, researchers claim they are able to "double the strength of composites obtained by 3D printing from aluminum powder, and advance the characteristics of these products to the quality of titanium alloys.” Read more

7 Tips to Help You Master Media Interviews

Working with the press and media -- whether it's online, broadcast and print reporters and editors, bloggers, freelance writers, and others -- is an important part of being a business. "Working with" can include everything from media interviews and being quoted in topical articles, to being included in product round-ups. Read more

How 3D Printing Technology Has Influenced Storytelling

Up to the mid-1980s, the highest aspiration of many comic book artists was to stop working on the monthly superhero books and instead develop, or be hired to illustrate, a syndicated strip. Some artists, like Al Williamson (who illustrated the “Star Wars” strip) and Russ Manning (“Tarzan”), got a “gold star” and had their work gracing many local newspapers across the country. As the entertainment industry started expanding, thanks to advancing technology, many comic book artists, whose daily job it was to illustrate fantastical adventures, found new venues for applying their skills. Read more

GrabCAD Print is the Best 3D Slicer Software with Advanced PolyJet Features

Your PolyJet 3D printing projects just got a whole lot easier with the advanced 3D slicer technology we’ve added in GrabCAD Print. Today, we are happy to announce that we’ve added the following capabilities under our Advanced PolyJet feature: Pantone Color Matching Fine Detail improvements Custom part priority Improved print-time and material estimations Read more

6 Companies Serving Up Delicious 3D Printed Food Innovations

Today, 3D printers can create almost anything the mind can imagine – from movie props and aeroplane parts to organs and entire homes. Talk about an image makeover?! But how do we feel about 3D printed food? [caption id="attachment_26600" align="alignleft" width="300"] Source: DinaraKasko.com[/caption] In my previous blog post, How the 3D Printed Food Industry is Growing, I mentioned that our current global food model is unsustainable; with the world’s population estimated to reach 9.8 billion by 2050 (United Nations), something needs to change. In fact, experts believe production rates need to increase by 50% before 2050. Read more

3D Models Your Father Will Want from the GrabCAD Community Library

Father’s Day is this Sunday! Remember when you were a kid and a simple finger painting or hand drawing meant more to your dad than buying a $50 tie? Well, I'm bringing that notion back in today’s Father’s Day-themed model blog post. Today, I'm highlighting some amazing 3D models I saw in the Community that I think your father will love. Some you can even bring to life with a 3D printer! Here are the models: Read more