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This Channel aims to give technical solutions to optimize your cost and the efficiency of your Rapid Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping solutions. Rapid prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing processes include selective laser sintering (SLS), stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modeling (FDM), 3-dimensional printing (3DP), and laminated object manufacturing (LOM). Compared to other rapid manufacturing methods, Selective Laser Sintering can produce parts from a relatively wide range of commercially available powder materials, including polymers (nylon, also glass-filled or with other fillers, and polystyrene). While it began as a way to build prototype parts early in the design cycle, Selective Laser Sintering is increasingly being used in limited run manufacturing to produce end-use parts (rapid manufacturing). 

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Mar 29, 2017 | Industry News

3D Printing via Diode Lasers Could Pave Way for Faster Plastic Parts Production

Researchers at University of Sheffield have invented a new 3D printing technology using DAM process that they believe is set to change the way plastic parts are produced for automotive and aerospace...

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Mar 28, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay's 3D Printing Polymers Support Low-Earth Orbit Aerospace Project

Solvay has provided highly innovative 3D printing light-weighting products to Oxford Performance Materials allowing the development and manufacture of components for its ambitious low-Earth orbit...

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Mar 21, 2017 | Industry News

50% Times Faster Plastic Part Production with 3D Systems’ First Scalable Platform

3D Systems has announced industry’s first modular, scalable and fully-integrated additive manufacturing platform. With applications in healthcare, automotive, aerospace and durable goods industries...

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Mar 14, 2017 | Industry News

Nanotech / 3D Printing Combo with Plastic Helps Detect Leaks in Pipelines

Carbon nanotubes and 3D printing when combine together with the right polymer, in this case a thermoplastic, lead to increase in electrical conductivity and makes it possible to monitor liquids in...

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Mar 7, 2017 | Industry News

Arkema Doubles PEKK Production Capacity for CFR Composites & 3D Printing Market

Arkema has recently doubled the capacity of their Kepstan® PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) product line in France. These investments will serve the growing needs of the carbon fiber reinforced...

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Mar 29, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys/Ambionics Reach Breakthrough: Create Unique 3D Printed Child Prosthetic

Stratasys has recently announced that its multi-material, multi-color PolyJet 3D printing technology has enabled Ambionics to create cost-effective fully-functioning 3D printed unique hydraulic...

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Mar 27, 2017 | Industry News

DuPont Breaks into 3D Printing with Zytel® High-performance Plastics Filaments

DuPont Performance Materials has introduced a new range of 3D printing filaments based on some of its high-performance polymers. The new filaments include DuPont Hytrel thermoplastic elastomers...

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Mar 21, 2017 | Industry News

LLNL Researchers 3D Print Carbon Fiber Composite for Aerospace

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites. Stronger than steel, still light-weighted, the material opens...

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Mar 9, 2017 | Industry News

Ford Explores 3D Printed Large-scale Auto Parts: Breakthrough for Vehicle Manufacturing

Ford has explored how large-scale one-piece auto parts, like spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles which are lighter than their metal counterparts, as the first...

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Mar 2, 2017 | Industry News

Team Penske Announces 3D Printing Partnership with Stratasys to Get Competitive Edge

Team Penske has recently announced that it has formed a technical partnership with Stratasys. As part of a multi-year agreement, Stratasys will provide equipment and support services to assist Team...

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