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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3D Printer for Professional Workflows
Ultimaker also debuts new material and mobile app.
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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.
Glossary Quick Look
Exploring Digital Transformation as an Evolutionary Journey
SolidWorks World 2019 presentation advises to forget about specific products and work on themes that...
Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Trace Software’s elecworks Product Line
Elecworks is at the core of SolidWorks Electrical applications used for smart product development...
UL Opens Catalog of Safety Standards
A library of more than 1,400 standards is now available to all.
AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 Features SolidWorks Performance Improvements
Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 updates product design workflows with features aimed at...
Editor’s Pick: Work in Part and Assembly Modes with BobCAM for SolidWorks V7
New version has 86 upgrades and enhancements to make CAM workflows more efficient.
Editor’s Pick: New ANSYS Release Unveils Motion Body Dynamics Line
ANSYS 2019 R1 also sees new noise-vibration-harshness workflow, multiple fluids enhancements and new...
Editor’s Pick: Advanced Particle Simulation Software Extends Modeling Features
Rocky DEM 4.2 debuts enhanced particle collision analyses as well as spring and...
Editor’s Pick: Electric Motor Design and Analyzer Updated
Simcenter Motorsolve sees new performance efficiency maps and connectivity for systems-level simulation.