Why Automation is the Next Step for Additive Manufacturing

22 February 2018 14:45
The shift towards Industry 4.0 has led to the digital transformation of manufacturing, as manufacturers incorporate digital technologies to enhance their production workflows. With the evolution of additive manufacturing as a viable means of production within this digital transformation, manufacturers are now recognising ...
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5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Consider SLS Technology

14 February 2018 16:47
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) has become one of the most widely used technologies for additive manufacturing. Far from being a tool used solely for creating prototypes, SLS technology has become a viable means of producing low-volume end parts and support parts, like jigs ...
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New Feature: Automate Your Pricing Process for Traditional Manufacturing and AM Post-Processing Services

25 January 2018 13:00
As Industry 4.0 continues to transform the manufacturing industry, many companies are realising the benefits of offering additive manufacturing services in addition to traditional manufacturing.  However, one of the challenges that manufacturers now face is adapting their processes to price parts for both ...
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Industrial 3D Printing: 6 Trends To Watch Out For in 2018 | RP Platform

16 January 2018 14:44
2017 was a big year for 3D printing, from the announcements of new partnerships, to new applications of the technology. With the 2018 already upon us, what new trends in industrial 3D printing will we see over the next 12 months? We’ve compiled ...
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The $4.5 Billion Growth of 3D Printing Software – and What this Means for Your Company

28 November 2017 14:23
The meteoric growth of the 3D printing software industry over the last few years shows no signs of slowing down. According to a new report conducted by BIS Research, the global market for 3D printing software and services will grow to $4.52 billion ...
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Emirates to Adopt 3D Printing Technology for Aircraft Parts

23 November 2017 15:53
Emirates has recently announced that it will be using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology to produce video monitor shrouds for its aircraft cabins. The move marks another milestone in the company's use of 3D printing technology - in October, it began onboard trialling ...
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What is the ‘Internet of Things’ and what does it mean for additive manufacturing?

30 August 2017 16:59
We live in an increasingly interconnected world. Our computers and smartphones are omnipresent in our lives, and even our cars and televisions are now online, creating a smooth flow of data throughout our daily lives. These thousands of interconnected devices have been collectively ...
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Are you exploring 3D printed titanium yet?

30 August 2017 16:38
Metal 3D printing was a far-off dream for many manufacturing professionals for a number of years, but now it is not only possible, but easily achievable for most AM operations. This means prototypes and production can be delivered in a range of high-quality ...
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The upcoming 3D printer models you need to know about

30 August 2017 10:13
Whether you’re an aspiring hobbyist or seasoned professional, there’s currently a tremendous range of choice if you’re looking to purchase a new 3D printer. From simple, compact desktop units to large-scale industrial machines, new printers, technologies and materials are entering the market at ...
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Our favourite free CAD software tools

25 August 2017 13:31
While we’ve previously looked at some of the sophisticated, professional-level CAD software available, it’s important to remember that you don’t necessarily need to spend a huge amount of money to delve into 3D modelling and printing. There are a range of free CAD ...
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