New software Platener speeds up prototyping process by swapping out 3D printing for laser cutting

When developing new product design concepts, 3D printing is among one of the fastest ways of iterating through multiple concepts in an effort to find the best design direction.  After all, 3D printing didn’t just adopt the term “rapid prototyping” for no reason; what used to take months or weeks now only takes days or hours. Continue reading “New software Platener speeds up prototyping process by swapping out 3D printing for laser cutting”

i.materialise Now Offers 18K Gold 3D Printing and Faster Production Times

If you’re a jewelry designer, or you simply have a lust for gold and 3D printing, i.materialise is now offering you a choice which will make you drool and begin searching for places to hoard your goodies. In addition to an existing option to print in 14K gold, you can now output your creations in three colors and you can do it in both 14K and now 18K gold. Continue reading “i.materialise Now Offers 18K Gold 3D Printing and Faster Production Times”

Unilever Leverages 3D Printing Injection Molds, Slashing Lead Times for Prototype Parts by 40%

Stratasys Ltd., a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that the Italian division of international consumer goods giant, Unilever, has cut lead times for prototype parts by 40% since introducing Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology into its manufacturing process. Continue reading “Unilever Leverages 3D Printing Injection Molds, Slashing Lead Times for Prototype Parts by 40%”

MakerBot’s unknown invention is uncovered: A 3D printer that switches build materials midprint

When it comes to 3D printing, one of the issues that many people face, is that they are bound by one build material or color per print. That is unless you want to manually switch out material while the printer is in the middle of printing. Some may ask, “Why would you wish to switch materials mid print?”  Continue reading “MakerBot’s unknown invention is uncovered: A 3D printer that switches build materials midprint”