3D Printing & CAD



Nexa3D Acquires Essentium, Maker of High-Speed Extrusion 3D Printers and Materials

The joint venture is set to broaden capabilities and democratize access to industrial, health and government customers.
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Custom Motor Design: SaaS Platform Brings Flexibility to PCB Stator Design

As a SaaS offering, the Motor CAD platform enables manufacturers to advance from motor design to production in record time.
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4D Printing: The Next Dimension of Advanced Manufacturing

Researchers envisage 4D printing technology will have significant application potential for healthcare, automotive, aerospace and consumer industries. But what is it exactly? ...
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Stereolithography: Still Popular After all These Years

This plastic 3D printing process uses a thermoset liquid, not a thermoplastic, which is UV-cured in layers to form final parts with high precision and detail.
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Lights-Out Machining and Robots and Widgets

They’re not raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but these five pieces of content are a few of my favorite things from 2023.
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Future-Proofing Manufacturing with 3D Printing

An industry insider offers a take on the potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing and how the industry is affected by major trends this year.
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Formlabs Introduces Fuse Blast for Automated SLS Post-Processing

Fuse blast is designed to reduce post-processing time and costs while ensuring consistent 3D printed part finishing.
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Engineers Bring Pride, Experience to Their Craft—and it Pays

Machine Design’s Salary Survey finds compensation grows as the job market remains tight and technology plays a prominent role.

Q&A: Enhancing Performance and Versatility with Advanced 3D Printing Materials

Fictiv’s Riley Hall talks about high-performance, functional parts with complex geometries that are possible with a range of 3D printing materials.