What’s Influencing Today’s Trends In Manufacturing Technology?

Manufacturing is no longer simply about making physical items and transferring X from A to B. Changes in global consumer demand with more emphasis on customization, engagement, speed to market, quick delivery, coupled with modifications to the economics of production, and the shifting supply chain have all resulted in a fundamental shift in the way most companies do business. Indeed, the line between consumer and creator continues to blur and only time will tell how far this amalgamation goes. Read more

3D Printing Software: The Features You Need

Finding the right 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. Read more

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