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Hyundai cuts back on prototyping labour time by 77% with Streamics and support generation by Materialise


In the automotive manufacturing industry, 3D printing technologies are drastically impacting prototyping processes and turnaround times. However, benefiting from additive technologies isn’t quite as simple as installing printers into a workflow. As Hyundai Motor Company recently demonstrated, in order to fully exploit the advantages of 3D printing—including increased automation and …

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Vitamix Partners With Carbon and TTH on New Blender Parts Design | Video

Vitamix is a global leader in high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use. With nearly 100 years of product design and development history, Vitamix has been at the epicenter of the healthy lifestyle movement, enabled by its innovative blender products known for their performance, versatility, and ease of use. …

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Bosch 3D Printing Makes Global Investment In Ultimaker 3 Extended Systems for Prototyping

Leading desktop and benchtop 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker announced that Robert Bosch GmbH, the leading global supplier of technology and services from Germany, will invest on a global scale in Ultimaker 3 Extended printers. After comparing several desktop 3D printers, the Bosch 3D printing division selected Ultimaker as the most reliable, …

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Case Study Shows How NASA Engineers Design ISS Tools on Zortrax 3D Printers

Credits: NASA/JSC.

The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest human-made body in the low Earth orbit. Sixteen modules launched and assembled from 1998 to 2011, provide 32,898 cu ft of pressurized volume for a crew of 6 astronauts to do research in physics, astrobiology, astronomy, space medicine, life sciences, and many other fields. …

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How (and Why) GE Built a Metal Binder Jetting 3D Printer in 47 Days

(Photo credits: Sarah Goehrke/3Dprint.com)

GE engineers recently built and tested 30 different prototypes of a complex, football-size jet engine component. Thanks to cutting-edge 3D-printing technology, they were able to reach the perfect design in just 12 weeks. This is remarkable considering it would take several years to iterate on that many designs using traditional …

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Keter Plastics Uses BigRep One to Save Thousands of Dollars on Prototypes | Video

BigRep‘s Head of Vertical Marketing Gil Lavi visits the Keter Plastics factory in Israel to show how the company is able to save thousands of dollars on real-size prototypes of its plastic furniture items. Keter uses BigRep’s large-scale industrial 3D printing technology to produce fast prototypes for its new industrial designs. This …

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Trelleborg Discusses How 3D Printing Can Transform Large Manufacturing Companies

3D printing has become a technology which can influence and improve many different areas of life including medical care, fashion, art, architecture, and industry. Ivan Gerada, procurement and IT Manager at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions (TSS), a company that provides sealing, damping, and protection for critical applications in demanding environments, presented at …

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