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Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies: Combining the Benefits of CNC Machining and 3D Printing

Somewhere in between conventional and 3D printing is a technology known throughout the industry as ‘Hybrid Manufacturing’. This form of manufacturing combines the unique production techniques of subtractive and additive manufacturing offering plenty of benefits for manufacturers. These two techniques used together deliver the precision of subtractive manufacturing while giving the freedom of ...

Wireless Devices: Coming to a 3D Printer Near You

3D printed potent electric metamaterials are the key to using additive manufacturing to produce Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, wireless sensing and communications devices. Researchers were able to print these revolutionary metamaterials with the use of an electrically conductive material compatible with a standard 3D printer. Metamaterials are chemically engineered materials comprised of many different ...

3D Printed Titanium on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner: Cutting Costs and Breaking Barriers

Boeing is taking a modern approach to help reduce costs of their 787 Dreamliner. The aerospace manufacturer hired Norsk Titanium AS to print structural titanium parts for the aircraft and both the Norwegian 3D printing company and Boeing are excited about the partnerships potential. Norsk estimates that they could help Boeing cut $2 million to $3 million off the price of each aircraft. The ...

Ford Motor Company: 3D Printing Is About To Get Bigger (Literally)

Ford Motor Co. is a well known innovator. Always taking steps to improve their manufacturing processes, they are now experimenting with additive manufacturing. With help from Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer, Ford wants to see how this technology can play a role in the production of its vehicles. The new 3D printer system will be located at the company’s Research and Innovation Center in ...

WYSIWYG 3D Holographic Printing – from Star Trek® to Your Desktop

by Tim Grady, Co-Host - Manufacturing Talk Radio The Microsoft Hololens is becoming more widely used in manufacturing. 3D printing in space has been conducted several times with the first privately commissioned part made just recently on the ISS. There has been a 3D printer aboard the ISS for a year to make simple parts needed at the moment instead of flying a gasket from Houston to the ISS. ...

S8-E17 – From 1 to 10,000 Plastic Parts in Two Weeks via Voodoo!

Lew Weiss and Tim Grady speak with the executives from Voodoo Manufacturing, about one fast way to get plastic parts in your hands in a hurry. Whether it is 1 part tomorrow or 10,000 parts in two weeks, hear Jim Allen, Director of Manufacturing and Max Friefeld, company CEO speak on 3D Printing from their factory in Brooklyn, New York, where they can make parts at a cost comparable to plastic ...

3 Industrial Industries Ready To Be Transformed By 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing or more commonly known as 3D printing is having a huge impact on nearly every industrial sector. Businesses are excited about its potential but the technology is still in its early stages when it comes to end-use products or components. However, the industries where it is already applicable, its redefining how products are manufactured. Below, we will dive into the three ...

NASA: Starting the New Year with a Blast

NASA is starting off the new year by testing a brand new combustion chamber for the development of their 3D printed engine. They will be ending 2016 with a fiery blast, in hopes of a successful step forward. NASA has been hard at work on putting together a complete 3D printed engine for years now and every new component brings them closer to perfecting this revolutionary technology. The ...

7 Metals Compatible With Additive Manufacturing

With the increasing use of additive manufacturing across the industry, many business owners are still unaware of the potential this new technology can offer. 3D printing opens a ton of new options and has been evolving to use metals that previously took a lot of time and energy to produce and shape. Knowing what materials these printers can use is the first step to utilize this technology to ...

4 Ways 3D Printing Can Improve Your Manufacturing Operation

It has become almost impossible to avoid the topic of 3D Printing, otherwise known as Additive Manufacturing, when speaking about new manufacturing technology. This is for good reason, as it has applications that are highly sought after in nearly every industrial sector. The technology has moved far beyond rapid prototyping and has become mature enough to even produce end-use critical components. ...