Posts in category: ‘3D Printing’

Fictiv: The Rapid Prototyping Solution Startups Love

How Fictiv Helps StartupsWe've talked about 3D printing your product prototype and how with the right team and software, you can do it yourself! However, when you need to mass produce your prototype, it's time to check out your options.

Prototyping and manufacturing your new product are two key steps in the process of going from idea to selling-and-shipping. For entrepreneurs, startups and small vendors, a likely option will be to outsource.

The process of finding, vetting and selecting a manufacturer, however, can be daunting and fraught:
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How 3D Printing Helps the U.S. Military

3D Printing in the MilitaryWe often hear how numerous sectors of our world economy are using 3D printing in manufacturing and it's important to highlight that the military is quickly embracing 3D printing as well. All branches of the service are utilizing 3D printing in manifold ways to produce many different things in widely different applications.

In fact, 3D printing helps the military gain a significant war fighting advantage and provide direct support to troops in the field.

Dr. Philip Perconti, Director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, said in a recent article that the Army is at the vanguard of using 3D printing to aid troops in the battlefield and help deployed soldiers become self-sufficient in remote areas.
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3D Printing Software: The Features You Need

3D Printing Software FeaturesFinding the best 3D printing software can be tricky and leave you wondering where to start when utilizing 3D printing for your business or personal needs. Companies and individuals have varying benchmarks, diverse perspectives and unique preferences when it comes to 3D printing software; it largely depends on the industry you are working within and the specific products you are trying to create.
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How the Automotive Industry Uses Recycled Plastic for 3D Printing

How the Automotive Industry Uses Recycled Plastic for 3D PrintingThe 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.
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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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