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Exploration and Innovation: The Rise of Women in the 3D Printing Industry

The 3D printing industry is in a state of constant flux and development. With the market set to expand by 17.5% over the next seven years, the career opportunities for both men and women are broad and far reaching. However, for years the tech field at large has been mostly dominated by men. Indeed, with only 13% of the 3D printing workforce being female, it’s clear we still have some way to go. But, we are getting there.

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3D Printed Fashion: How Designers Are Pushing the Boundaries

From cutting costs and increasing efficiency to prompting innovation, 3D printing has had an undeniably significant impact on the manufacturing industry in recent years. Thanks to advances in material science, digital design and on-demand production capabilities, we are seeing industry-wide change. From the realms of aerospace and prosthetics, to cars, sports and food, manufacturers are tapping into 3D printing technology to improve and revolutionize their production processes.

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Metal 3D Printing: Renaissance in Additive Manufacturing

Metal 3D Printing is undoubtedly the next big thing in the fast-moving realm of 3D printing.

Put simply, it’s a quick and effective process used to create three-dimensional metal parts from a digital file. Using 3D CAD technology, metal 3D printing techniques use binders, lasers and heated nozzles to create products that are robust and boast intricate internal features (channels, undercuts, inner tubes, internal voids). Components that wouldn’t have been imaginable a few years ago are now a reality due to the various industrial applications available for metal 3D printing today.

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3D Printing a Game-Changer for the Sneaker Industry

The world of 3D printing is constantly evolving and expanding, and one area in which we are seeing a technological renaissance of sorts is the footwear realm. 3D printing technology has now enabled product customization of sneakers, not only with regard to aesthetics but with the aim of physically helping people. Sneakers can now be printed and tailored to a runner’s biometrics or to the individual’s low or high foot arches.

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How a Golf Club Is Designed and Made

The world of golf club design has dramatically expanded and progressed over the past 20 years. High expectations for design skills coupled with the increasing influence of modern technology within club design and the sport as a whole make this an industry of continual flux and revolution.

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Fused Deposit Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet 3D Printing: Now and in the Future

If you’re looking to purchase your first 3D printer, upgrade your existing machine, or simply learn more about the printing industry right now, you’ve come to the right post. While Stereo Lithography, Laser Sintering, and Powder Printing techniques are going strong, Fused Deposit Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet are the current leaders of the 3D printing pack. However, though both FDM and PolyJet each assemble 3D models layer by layer, the materials, processes, and benefits differ greatly.

Let’s break it down.

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How CAD is Currently Playing into the VR Industry

To say computer aided design (CAD) has come leaps and bounds in the last 50 or so years would be a major understatement. The CAD world has undergone significant transformation in recent times and is ever evolving. While CAD software initially enabled engineers, architects, artists, and other creatives to generate designs in 2D and eventually 3D conditions, it has now taken a step further by utilizing virtual reality (VR) capabilities.

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