3D Printing 9 results

Episode 164: 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 injection molding. As demand builds, Voodoo has designed in the scalability to pump out 100,000 parts ...

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 benefit any modern manufacturers business. Take a look at our list of the 7 most commonly used metals in ...

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. Below we will dive right into the 4 ways industrial manufacturers can improve their operations ...

3D Printing Continues To Soar With General Electric

General Electric has recently been testing a new demonstrator engine and it is manufactured by using 35% 3D printed components. This engine is an unprecedented piece of technology and shows just how important 3D printing is going to be for the future of manufacturing. GE is trying to show that this process is essential and so far they have proven it by reducing weight by 5% and decreasing fuel consumption by 1% in this demonstration. The company already has additive manufactured parts on ...

The Next Step In Industrial 3D Printing

3D printing has come a long way and the manufacturing industry is taking notice. From rapid prototyping to non-critical components in aerospace and automotive manufacturing, 3D printing continues to surpass our wildest expectations. New materials are becoming available at an unprecedented pace and this technology has set itself up to revolutionize the manufacturing industry as we know it. Now, Stratasys has just released details on two new industrial 3D printers that could be the first step ...

Episode 60: 3D Printing – Is it the Key to Making Manufacturing in America Grow Again?

3/17/15 - 3D Printing has been around for more than 25 years, but how is it being used in manufacturing? How can it be used? Special Guest Terry Wohlers, President of Wohlers Associates Inc. joins us at MFG Talk Radio to discuss new developments and trends in rapid product development and additive manufacturing. In their 28 year history, the Colorado-based independent consulting firm has provided advice to 150 companies in the investment community, most being institutional investors that ...

20,000 3D Printed Parts Are Currently Used on Boeing Aircraft as Patent Filing Reveals Further Plans

Two quick ways to gauge the growth of additive manufacturing within our society are to look at the number of related patent filings, as well as the number of fortune 500 companies who are putting the technology to use. The number of patent applications related to 3D printing has soared over the past decade by over 800%, while the number of granted patents has also risen substantially. At the same time, there are numerous plans in place by some of the largest corporations on the planet to begin ...

Entire Aircraft Engine Built With 3D Printer at Australia’s Monash University

The 3D printed engine is a replica of a gas turbine engine, an auxiliary power unit used in aircraft such as the Falcon 20 private jet. Its producer, French aerospace company Microturbo (Safran) says it was chosen because they were willing for the internal workings to be displayed. Two jet engines have been printed. One is on display this week at the International Air Show in Avalon, while the second is displayed in Toulouse at Microturbo. Given that this is an old model, univeristy ...

Episode 57: What is 3D Printing? Is It The “Holy Grail” of Manufacturing?

2/24/15 - “The Holy Grail” of manufacturing could be here within this century, says futurist Michio Kaku. The current trends involving mass customization and 3D printing are expected to accelerate. Joining us to discuss 3D printing will be Elizabeth Lennon PhD and Peter Lindner PhD of Manhattan College. Topics covered will be basic 3D printing processes (extrusion vs. stereo-lithography), industrial and personal 3D printing systems, prototyping, and the perspective impact in different ...