Stratasys, a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, announced new material compatibility for its flagship J750 full color, multi-material 3D printing solution, delivering additional functionality and versatility for rapid prototyping and tooling applications. Stratasys PolyJet Agilus30 rubber-like material and Digital ABS Plus engineering-grade material can now be used with the Stratasys J750, expanding the range of applications that designers and manufacturers can 3D print.
EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, introduced the material handling solution IPCM M pro for its well-established EOS M 290 system. For this purpose, the EOS M 290 – a highly productive system for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) of metal components – is equipped with a special process chamber door with coupling points to connect with the IPCM M pro and material containers. The combination of system and periphery enables users to convey material easy, fast and safe out of the system, sieve it and refill it into the system – thus, simplifying industrial 3D printing as an established manufacturing method overall.
Geomagic® Control X™ 2018 inspection platform addresses unique requirements for the aerospace and automotive industries, providing up to 50 percent increase in efficiency over competitors. GibbsCAM® 12 offers a redesigned intuitive user experience that helps CNC programmers increase productivity by up to 30 percent over previous versions.
When you walk into an eyewear store, chances are it took about 18 months for that eyewear company to develop every single one of those frames you see on the shelves. Now consider that eyewear manufacturers may release up to 150 new frame designs to market every week. Together, the top eyewear manufacturers across the globe will release over 12,000 new designs this year alone, covering sunglasses, reading and prescription glasses to smart glasses, sports-wear and safety-wear.
Today, students at the Anthropological Institute of the University of Zurich use Stratasys 3D printers to study the skull fragments of Neanderthal infants. To cut down on handling fragile fossils, the students scan them and reproduce 3D printed models that can stand up to frequent handling and that help them reproduce the infant’s skull.
Renault Sport Formula One Team has been using 3D printing within its engineering workflow since 1998 to bring designs out of minds and into testing without wasting its most precious and limited resource: time. Home to several 3D printing technologies, the team makes significant use of 3D Systems stereolithography (SLA), and has expanded the number of applications this technology serves in parallel with larger growth trends in additive manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing (AM) gives us tremendous freedom to create components with free-form and intricate features, direct from CAD and without the need for expensive tooling. These complex designs would be impractical, if not impossible, to produce conventionally. Additive components are often lighter, more efficient and better adapted to their application.