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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Tough, stiff and precise 3D printed parts made of composite materials can handle the beating workholdings and fixturings get during...
Meeting the Challenge of Product Complexity for Global Manufacturers
Using this five step blueprint to create your Digital Thread will help you manage the design, manufacture and sustainment of complex products. 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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Editor’s Pick: Bridging the Gap Between Design and Additive Manufacturing
MSC has built Apex Generative Design with a goal of improving productivity...
Editor’s Pick: Tap Into More Powerful Simulation of Coupled Multiphysics Phenomena
New features in COMSOL Multiphysics Version 5.5 include simplified shape and topology optimization;...
Editor’s Pick: Automate New Design Space Workflows
nTop Platform 2.0 designed to help engineers design high-performance parts faster.
Editor’s Pick: Removing Bottlenecks From Sharing Simulation Results
VCollab merges information from multiple CAE and CAD sources into a single ...