Polylactic acid (PLA) is a bioplastic used for 3D models and DIY prototyping. It is less flexible than acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).
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How to 3D Print High-Strength Workholdings
Tough, stiff and precise 3D printed parts made of composite materials can handle the beating workholdings and fixturings get during...
How to Leverage High-Strength 3D Printing
Can't figure out how to integrate high-strength 3D printing into your manufacturing workflow? Try a new perspective. Learn more.
The State of Electronic 3D Printing
Innovative additive manufacturing solutions appear poised for more growth
Transforming Ankle Foot Orthosis with 3D Printing
With the help of large-format 3D printing technology via 3D Platform and research conducted by students at Gonzaga University, patients...
3D-Printed Electronics Charge Ahead
Small teams and big companies are developing a wide range of 3D-printed electronics applications.
Aleph Objects Grows Business, Expands Offerings
The company's revenue tripled in 2015.
3D Printing Thinks Really Big
Additive manufacturing systems offer amazing build volumes.
Airwolf 3D Launches AXIOM Desktop Printer
The system has a build envelope of 12.5 x 8 x 10 in.
3D Printing at Your Door
Start-up company 3D Hubs aims to bring additive manufacturing to a local level on a global scale.
LulzBot Unveils New Multi-Tool Heads for 3D Printing
The technology supports multi-material and multi-color printing.
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Materialise Sees Sustainability as the Future of 3D Printing
HPC Helps JSP Perform Ansys Simulations up to 35% More Efficiently
Safran Transmission Systems Picks MSC Software to Manage Simulation Data
GrabCAD Print Integrates With KeyShot Rendering Software
Editor’s Pick: New Simulation Software Tackles Sintering in Additive Manufacturing
Desktop Metal says use of the new software largely eliminates the need...
Editor’s Pick: Software platform made for fast additive manufacturing build prep
HP Universal Build Manager Powered by Dyndrite is an OEM- and process-agnostic...
Editor’s Pick: Automated surface mesh generation in leading CFD software
Pre-processing software features a new utility for automated surface meshing.
Editor’s Pick: CPU Replete With 64 Cores
The company says this newest Threadripper is equipped with abundant storage and...