Voting is now open for the 3D Printing Industry Awards which are scheduled for June 6, 2019. These awards recognize individuals and companies across 20 categories including best FFF 3D printer, leading academic or research team and enterprise OEM of the year. Continue reading
I was recently in Lexington, KY and curiosity compelled me to checkout the nearby Ark Encounter. As a scientist it was an “interesting” day, but I’ll leave all the religious and scientific discussions for someone else. This, after all, is a 3D printing blog, not one discussing the dueling theories of intelligent design versus evolution. You’ll see lots of things on your visit from animals to dinosaurs, but you’ll also see information on how they built the Ark and 3D printing/scanning had a role. Continue reading
So is additive manufacturing the same as 3D printing? Apparently not. UC Berkely has a great new tech where you shine light into a special resin to create objects “all at once” rather than in layers. Continue reading
It’s always great to see 3D printing technology used in new forms. Drink Ripples uses 3D printing mechanics and inkjet technology to make images in beer foam, coffee or other beverages. Continue reading
I ran across STL Finder and it’s a pretty cool site for finding 3D models for your 3D printer. I wouldn’t call it a “search engine” in the classic sense in that it doesn’t appear to be indexing broad online content like Google does, but rather it is indexing files from major and submitted online repositories. Continue reading
Lockheed Martin Space Systems has used 3D printing to make a titanium tank. The effort was detailed in an article here and discusses the experiments to determine if the 3D printed parts could have the same or better quality compared to traditionally forged parts. Continue reading
So there you have three of the aspects of a great commercial: wit, misdirection and kids. However, in many ways it is truly descriptive of what GE Additive is setting out to do. According to their website:
As a leading user of the additive technologies, we offer years of experience and a commitment to accelerating additive’s adoption around the globe. That’s why we now supply innovative machines, materials and engineering consulting services to industries ranging from power and medical to aerospace and automotive.