3D Printing Assembly Jigs And Fixtures

Stratasys shares how Rutland Plastics utilises Polyjet 3D printers to make jigs and fixtures for their operation in this video. According to Rutland Plastics’ engineer Simon Grainger, by manufacturing their jigs and fixtures using a Stratsys Objet350 Connex 3D printer they save time and money when compared with the alternative of machining them from wood, metal or plastic. It also …

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Carbon3D Is Changing The 3D Printing Game

In a recent TED talk Joseph DeSimone presented a new additive manufacturing technology developed by his company Carbon3D along with a team of scientists from the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University). They call their 3D printing technology Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP). This new technology utilises photopolymerisation of UV curable resin commonly seen in Stereolithography (SLA) …

3D Printing An Impossible Object

In this video 3D Printing Systems shows a model they make of an impossible object using a Fused Deposition Modelling machine. Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing method (ie. a type of 3D printing) where a filament of material is heated and extruded to build layers of the model which fuses as it cools forming a solid model. …

3D Printing Blow Mold Tools

According to this video from Stratasys, manfacturers of blow molded products will often skip prototyping their product due to the cost and time associated with making metal prototype blow mold tools. The video presents an alternative solution to make prototypes by creating a 3D polyjet printed tool for blow molding. Not only can this type of tooling be used for …