eBook takes comprehensive look at 3D printing
An eBook that offers insights into the history and the reality of 3D printing, including the processes, materials, and applications — as well as what the future holds of this advancing technology has been published by Farnell.
RS signs deal to deliver 3D printing service
RS Components has partnered with digital manufacturer Protolabs, to deliver support for rapid prototyping and low-volume production parts.
3D printers capable of large volume production
A range of 3D printers from BCN3D Technologies (BCN3D) has been added to distributor Farnell’s global portfolio of 3D printing products.
Nissan accelerates assembly line with 3D printing solution
Having successfully integrated 3D printing into its production process in its Barcelona factory, automotive giant, Nissan now has the proven capability to expand its use of the technology in the UK.
3D printed pistol grip at shooting championships
Céline Goberville, an Olympic silver medallist and multiple world champion will compete at the European Shooting Championships in Croatia this year with a 3D printed pistol grip, printed on the Zortrax M300 Dual 3D printer.
3D printed valve body for field testing
Neles has delivered its first valve with a 3D printed valve body for field testing. Except for the body, the valve is a standard T5-series ball valve made of stainless steel. It will be tested at Teollisuuden Voima’s power plant in Finland. The project is done in cooperation with Teollisuuden Voima and Fortum.
Digital anatomy 3D printer at photonics centre
Laser Lines has installed the Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer in CPI’s National Healthcare Photonics Centre. The Centre is a combination of bio-labs and instrument development facilities where companies can work alongside CPI staff in facilities for the development of medical technology using photonics.
Line of photopolymers for 3D printing launched
Evonik has developed two photopolymers for industrial 3D printing applications and has introduced them under the brand names INFINAM TI 3100 L and INFINAM ST 6100 L. The two ready-to-use materials mark the start of a new product line of polymer resins suitable for use in common VAT polymerisation technologies such as SLA or DLP.
Stratasys launches 3D printing triple play
Stratasys has introduced three new 3D printers that together address a large portion of the multibillion-dollar market opportunity in additive manufacturing of end-use parts. The systems collectively are aimed at accelerating the shift from traditional to additive manufacturing for low-to-mid-volume production applications underserved by traditional manufacturing methods.
3D printing post-processing gets a productivity boost
Mitsubishi Electric’s range of automation products have helped to create the first fully automated Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved post-processing machine for 3D printed plastic parts. Sheffield-based Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric to further advance its innovative chemical vapour smoothing machine, PostPro 3D, by developing an integrated automation solution.