Posts in category: ‘3D Printing’

The Most Influential People in 3D Printing Today

Influential people in 3D printingThe 3D printing industry is growing, thanks to increasing investment in the sector, emerging start-ups and impressive personalities making their mark. The latest statistics estimate that the additive manufacturing market was valued at $13.7 billion in 2019, and is expected to reach a value of $63.46 billion by 2025.

The impact of the 3D printing industry on the future of global industry as a whole should not be underestimated.
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3D Printing Shop Managers: Pain Points of the Job and The Solution

3D Printing Shop Managers: Pain Points of the Job and The SolutionThe buzz of your alarm begins to sound and your mind is immediately transported to the office or makerspace. It’s only 7am and you’re already dreading the constant influx of emails and additional tasks that crop up throughout the day.

Sound familiar?

As a shop manager in the additive manufacturing space, there is a lot of pressure on you as a leader and often a great deal of difficulty comes from shop orders not being managed in the most efficient way possible.
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How Digital Light Processing Helps Create Complex Origami Structures

Glaucio H. Paulino is a professor at Georgia Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He bears a title unique to academia, unique to conventional innovative practices, and unique, perhaps, to the coming wave of new forms, shapes, and designs -- made possible with 3D printing and material technologies.

Digital Light Processing Helps Create Complex Origami StructuresPaulino is, for lack of a more appropriate term, an origami engineer.
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3D Printers Could Be Coming to a Library Near You

3D Printers in Public LibrariesPublic libraries have always been the place where you can go to borrow books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. And in recent years, it’s now where you can go for 3D printing services.

"Libraries represent the public on-ramp to the world of 3D printing and design,” said Dan Lee, chair of the Advisory Committee for the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).
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3D Printing Trends: 2019 Recap and 2020 Predictions

3D Printing TrendsAnother year under our belts GrabCAD readers and what a year it has been for 3D printing. As is so often the case, as one year draws to a close, it gives us time to reflect on the events of the past 12 months and look ahead at what’s to come.

In this post we’re recapping five of the top 3D printing highlights of 2019, while giving you a snapshot of what is set to take center stage in 2020.
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3D Printing in the Education Sector

The purpose of software is to help people.

College ClassroomA statement from an author and principal staff software engineer at LinkedIn. A simple quote, sure, but advanced technology is all about making complex processes easier, faster, increasingly accessible and more widely available.

In the education sector specifically, we are seeing a plethora of new technologies - particularly in STEM, but also in subject areas such as design, biology, history and geography.
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GrabCAD Gets Enlisted for Biodegradable Plastics Initiative

Bio-industrial designer Megan Valanidas was working on her concept models for the Plastic Exhibition display in Dublin, Ireland. While she was in the middle of pouring and curing bio-plastic gel in her studio, she realized: I need a 3D printer.

For help, Megan reached out to a friend from college who she was still in touch with -- Biniam "Bini" Kebede, GrabCAD’s Software Product Designer.
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