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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CAD Embedded CFD: Overhyped, but a Good Value for Some
One particularly beneficial aspect of CAD-embedded or CAD-linked CFD is its potential for enabling...
How Ascensia Diabetes Care Instituted new PLM, ERP and CRM Solutions in 18 Months
New enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems needed to be...
Hackrod is Using Lightworks’ SLIPSTREAM to Design its Concept Speedster
Hackrod is using virtual reality prior to manufacturing the car using 3D printing processes.
Markforged Launches H13 Tool Steel for High-strength, High-temp Tooling Applications
The expansion into H13 will enable customers to print parts in high-strength, high-temperature applications...
Editor’s Pick: Get Metal 3D Parts Right the First Time
The ESI Group's new solution suite could help process and manufacturing engineering...
Editor’s Pick: 3D Printers Offer 24/7 Metal Production
New additive manufacturing systems for volume production with repeatable results.
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