Posts in category: ‘3D Printing’

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

3D Printing with Titanium and Aluminum PowdersThe 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.”
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3D Concrete Printing is Paving the Way for Future Construction Jobs

With increasing spotlight being directed on 3D printed infrastructure, 3D printed concrete is undoubtedly playing huge role within that revolution. According to a construction report by Visiongain, as of 2019, the 3D concrete printing market is now worth $27.8m. What’s more, other research suggests this figure is set to climb to $56.4m by 2021.
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How 3D Printing Technology Has Influenced Storytelling

How 3D printing has helped comic book creationUp 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.
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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

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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?

3D Printed Food

Source: DinaraKasko.com

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.
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The Top Automotive Companies Using 3D Printing

When it comes to automotive manufacturing, 3D printing is becoming more prominent. In fact, 3D printing and cars have a long history that’s only becoming deeper. At the moment, you’re not likely to get a car which has been made completely by any additive manufacturing companies, although there are some niche vehicles which are.

The mainstream automotive industry is adopting 3D printing in varied and more limited ways, but it’s still becoming a more integral part of making cars. It’s also important to note that automakers sometimes guard manufacturing techniques, and some automakers openly talk about them.
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How 3D Nanoprinting is Revolutionizing Microcircuit Design

3D nanoprinting is becoming popular as the technology makes inroads into some of the most microscopic venues. Alison Kay, a consultant with Ernst and Young, recently said that we can expect 3D printing to touch nearly every industry, directly or indirectly:

There is the potential for 3D printing to revolutionize the way we make almost anything. This year, I expect it will become faster and cheaper, with new materials that enhance commercial possibilities.

If 3D printing is disruptive, nanoprinting is potentially more disruptive.
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