OMNI3D expands its range of materials. From January 2018, the offer includes a filament with added carbon fiber(CF-PA-12) –a high-strength material recommended due to low shrinkage and stiffness.
Over the past thirty years, Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology has become a familiar route for validating CAD before committing to costly manufacturing tooling and processes. It may come as a surprise to some just how broadly the range of roles AM technology now plays in mechanical design and manufacturing, thanks to the swiftly changing professional desktop 3D printer ecosystem.
Manufacturing has changed in recent years. Computer-controlled machines and computer aided design (CAD) tools are more accessible and more flexible than ever before, opening the industry up to more innovative fabrication methods that can capitalize on new and improving capabilities. As for additive technology, it IS changing the world.
Ford Motor Company is testing 3D printing of large-scale car parts using the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer. Thus Ford, the first auto company to trial this technology with Stratasys, is exploring potential applications for future production vehicles, including Ford Performance products, as well as personalized car parts.
Polaroid announced a new line of 3D printer and 3D pen products for the US and Canadian markets, making the iconic global brand one of the first household names to bring 3D printing products to everyday consumers in the US and Canada. The full line of Polaroid 3D printers, 3D pens and filament will be on display at the Polaroid booth at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 5-8 in Las Vegas.