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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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Jun 3, 2008 | Industry News

NanoTool, Pushing the Envelope

Believe it or not, stereolithography (SL) and laser sintering (LS) technologies have not changed significantly since their inception some 20 years ago. In the case of SL, it still boils down to a...

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May 27, 2008 | Industry News

RedEye RPM and Alibre Partner to Offer Instant Rapid Prototyping Quotes from Alibre Design

RedEye RPM, a business unit of Stratasys, and Alibre, Inc. announced - from the RAPID show in Orlando - a new partnership that enables users of Alibre Design 3D CAD software to obtain instant quotes...

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Apr 9, 2008 | Article

Just How Feasible is Rapid Manufacturing?

Rapid production, now economically feasible in only a few specialised situations, could soon allow routine direct production of functional plastic parts in small quantities, and on a custom basis...

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Mar 11, 2008 | Article

Selective Laser Sintering - an Overview

Selective Laser Sintering is a process that was patented in 1989 by Carl Deckard, a University of Texas graduate student and SLS is a registered trademark by DTM of Austin, Texas, USA. Selective...

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Don Rosato

Thursday Dec 1, 2016

By Don Rosato

Review state-of-the-art plastic materials developments in 3D printing technology, a revolutionary platform that will usher in the industrial revolution! Innovations in focus: 3D Printing PEEK, 3D...

Jun 2, 2008 | Industry News

Quickparts Offers Specialized Medical Grade Materials

Quickparts, the leading provider of rapid prototypes and low-volume custom-manufactured production parts, announced the availability of specialized medical grade materials for Selective Laser...

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Apr 23, 2008 | Article

Some Unusual Applications of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

As the range of materials available for use with SLS and their properties are further developed, more applications are emerging, some of which are quite unusual. Hydroxyapatite is a ceramic with...

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Mar 19, 2008 | Article

Overcoming Raw Material Limitations in Selective Laser Sintering

What discourages companies using rapid prototyping techniques? One reason is technical limitations, another is a lack of knowledge and information and a third is uncertainty about the economic...

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Feb 8, 2008 | Article

Digital Manufacturing's Role in Today's Mold Shop

By RedEye RPM

Digital manufacturing is finding a new home with mold manufacturers. With customers placing repeat orders that tend to be low volume and take time and resources away from in-production projects, it...

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Tyler Koslow

Thursday Mar 31, 2016

By Tyler Koslow

3D printing will deeply transform the plastic industry. Keep up so you are ready when you need to with this all-in-one structured review. It gathers everything you should know about additive...

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