Companies are continuing to reap the benefits of 3D printing , a decades-old technology that has increased in popularity over the past few years as the prices of printing machines and materials have come down. The Wall Street Journal recently took a look at how three major U.S. manufacturers — Ford, GE and Mattel — are using 3D printing to cut costs and production times during the prototyping phase
The gentlemen at Orange County Choppers (yes, those guys) happen to own a Stratasys Fortus 400mc large commercial 3D printer and they’ve been using it to create some very unique motorcycles. A Chinese client requested a dragon-themed bike from OCC team, who designed and built the magnificent vehicle you see above.
wants a Model Maker & Prototyper in Redmond Do you love making appearance models and working prototypes? The Surface team at Microsoft is looking for a model maker / prototyper to join their team and help create the next generation of interactive devices for their platforms
Well, the first week of our 3D Printing contest has come to a close. We received numerous entries that were wonderful and inspiring, and the judges agreed making their selections was difficult
Once again the venerable The Economist has published a series of articles on the topic of 3D printing and digital manufacturing. This publication has gone quite far to promote the technology, more than others.
The speedy creation of replica human body parts and organs seems far-fetched but a team of scientists in Austria have demonstrated the ease with which it could be done. Using advanced 3D printing methods, the researchers are creating nano-sized sculptures to demonstrate the technology’s potential in bio-medical science. Joanne Nicholson reports.