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Published: 9/13/2017

NASA To Recycle Plastics in Space
Refabricator machine is a recycler and 3D printer in one unit. 

Published: 9/12/2017

Injection Molders: Is 3D Printing Your Friend, or Foe?
In the last few months, I’ve seen clear signs that some 3D printing shops and makers of additive manufacturing equipment intend to compete with injection molding.

Published: 8/17/2017

International Space Station Now 3D Printing with PEI/PC Materials
PEI/PC compound is the third material a developer of zero-gravity 3D printers has demonstrated on the International Space Station for space-based additive manufacturing.

Published: 7/31/2017

Prototyping Specialist Upgrades Services For Short-Run Production Molding
Proto Labs, a “digital manufacturing company” known for its rapid injection molding prototyping services, has expanded its injection molding capabilities to address the market for short-run “on-demand” manufacturing. 

Published: 6/20/2017

One of the First Biobased Nylons Turns 70
Despite its advancing age, an “exciting future” is forecast for Arkema’s Rilsan Nylon 11.

Published: 6/16/2017

Could Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Moldmaking Make EDM Obsolete?
As the machinery and materials advance, some moldmaking companies at the forefront of additive manufacturing believe it could reduce or eliminate the need for some more traditional technologies, like EDM and gundrilling.

Published: 5/19/2017

Continuous-Build 3D Demonstrator Unveiled by Stratasys
This modular 3D printing system is targeted to low-volume continuous production and mass customization.

Published: 5/4/2017

Molding 2017: News in 3D Printed Molds & Conformal Cooling
Two of the hottest topics in tooling today are additive manufacturing (3D printing) and conformal cooling—often with the former as a means to the latter.

Published: 4/18/2017

The Next Game-Changing Technology in Tools and Dies
The first conformal-cooled tools entered the European market 25 years ago; a new conference aims to determine what the next 25 years could hold.

Published: 4/17/2017

TPE for Additive Manufacturing with SLS Process
CRP Technology’s Windform RL touted as ideal for functional prototypes and parts.