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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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May 19, 2017 | Article

How Plastics Can Boost 3D Printing of Medical Devices

By Vishal Parekh

In the recent years, 3D printing technology has gained phenomenal traction in the medical and healthcare industry. The medical industry is seeing mushrooming applications of 3D printing, such as...

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Nov 24, 2016 | Article

Disruption Dominates 3D Printing: 7 Key Trends to Watch!

By Donald Rosato

3D printing parts manufacturing is definitely coming of age in a highly disruptive to traditional manufacturing way. Global expenditures on desktop and...

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Nov 4, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: New Materials & Innovations in 3D Printing

By Sreeparna Das

Not to be ignored is the growing role of additive manufacturing i.e. 3D Printing in plastics industry. The strengths this technology has to offer are several, which include:    >>Manufacture of...

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Apr 14, 2016 | Article

Watch: 3D Printing Materials Trends & Challenges

By SpecialChem

Interview with François MINEC, CEO of Advanc3D Materials. Watch & learn about latest trends in 3D Printing, thermoplastics that can be used and most critical challenges for the industry...

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Nov 24, 2011 | Article

3D Printing Comes to the Rescue of Superheroes!

By Sreeparna Das

3D printing represents an important factor in the film industry today, where special effects and technical enhancements often come at the cost of increasing time delays. For a recent Hollywood film...

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Dec 16, 2016 | Article

2016 Highlights: Plastics Innovations & Trends that Stood Out!

By Sreeparna Das

2016 is almost over… and it’s time to look back at how the year was for the plastics industry. Overall, we saw some key trends emerging such as 3D printing, industry 4.0, automotive...

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Nov 16, 2016 | Article

3D Printing Processes to Watch—High Speed Coming!

By Donald Rosato

Let’s start by stating that millions of traditional end use plastic parts such as automotive glove box doors, electronic entertainment consoles, or appliance mix master bases are still on the far...

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Aug 26, 2016 | Article

3D Printing Plastic Materials: Development Work Starts Here!

By Donald Rosato

3D printing, although in its plastics industry end use product infancy, is a disruptive, technology driven innovation. It will change the face of manufacturing in the coming years, provided...

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Mar 15, 2016 | Article

3D Printing True Electronic Parts with Todays Technology

By Pamela J. Waterman

If you think 3D printing can only produce parts with structural functions, think again.  Most engineers and consumers assume 3D printing could only build a physical part from layers of plastic...

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Oct 7, 2011 | Article

Bio-compatible and Transparent 3D Printing Material for Medical/Dental Applications

3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing specialist Objet Ltd. recently launched MED610™ bio-compatible 3D printing material, which offers high dimensional stability and...

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