Building a piano is partly assembly and mostly art. Ever so meticulously, the hundreds or thousands of parts that go into each piano are either made by hand or produced on state-of-the-art CNC machines to a tight tolerance.
COLOGNE, Germany—A team of students from the Munich University of Applied Sciences has developed a 3D printer with drylin linear units from igus GmbH that can cost-effectively produce structural parts in space.
BOSTON—Desktop Metal has been awarded a three-year, multimillion dollar grant from the Department of Defense to develop a high-volume 3D printing process that makes complex parts from a new cobalt-free hard metal without the use of tooling.
Rosti Group is a global injection-molding company and contract manufacturer to some of the world’s leading manufacturers in the packaging, consumer appliances, business machines, home automation, medical and automotive sectors. Once Rosti’s engineers receive the customer’s 3D product data and specifications, the clock starts ticking. What do Rosti engineers look for in a plastic part design? What are some common ways that Rosti engineers optimize parts? What are some common mistakes that engineers make when designing plastic parts? How does the intended method of assembly influence part design? Get answers to these questions and more in this exclusive interview.
COLLEGE STATION, TX—Three-dimensional printing material supplier EOS has partnered with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station to provide a professional development program in industrial 3D printing.
LEIDEN, Netherlands — Most Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D-printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against COVID-19.
LEUVEN, Belgium — Materialise, a Belgium-based pioneer in 3D printing, has developed the Materialise NIP Connector, a device to convert standard equipment into a mask to facilitate breathing for patients by creating positive pressure in the lungs.
On Demand Whether making prototypes, molds, custom tooling or just doing small production runs, collaborative robots lead the way to quickly and affordably automate 3D printers. This webinar will help guide those seeking to learn how collaborative robots are being used in additive manufacturing.