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3D Printing Trade Association Looks At NASA And 3D Printing

Does 3D Printing in Space make NASA’s job easier? The 3D Printing In Zero-G Technology Demonstration (3D Printing In Zero-G) experiment demonstrates that a 3D printer works normally in space. In general, a 3D printer extrudes streams of heated plastic,

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3D Printing Trade News – 3D Printing Is Good Enough For Sports Cars

Lamborghini has unveiled its first end-use components to be manufactured with Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology. The Italian automotive brand has harnessed 3D printing to produce a new textured fuel cover cap and a clip component for an air duct for its SUV model,

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Posted in Engineering, International

3D Printing Trade Association – Interesting 3D Printing Trend

3d printing organic

Part of what keeps 3D printing on the cutting edge, despite its ups and downs, is that new materials open up wide avenues of possibility. This year MIT researchers succeeded in 3D printing genetically programmed bacterial cells, compatible with most

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3D Printing Trade Association Shows 3D Printing Trends Happening Right Now

Trend #1! The Number of Applications Will Grow In 2018, more industries will find more ways to use additive manufacturing for more applications. Materials other than plastics, such as metals, will help facilitate these new uses, especially in industries such

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3D Printing Law – Is Copyright Law Enough For 3D Printing?

The 3D printing landscape involves copyright, IP, and trademark considerations, making it a big mess for legal practitioners to try and understand. Quite frankly, copyright regulations simply haven’t caught up to this new technology. Rarely do they ever. It takes

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3D Printing Trade Association – 3D Printing Predictions For 2017

According to Gordon Styles, founder and president of Star Prototype. “My biggest single prediction for 3D printing in 2017 is regarding the launch of the Hewlett Packard Jet Fusion 3D 4200. Since the late ‘80s and ‘90s, when SLS, LOM,

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3D Printing Trade Association Discussion on 3D Printing Market Growth

The adoption of 3D printing in various applications is growing on account of higher accuracy, efficient use of material and ability to build customized products. Its competency over traditional processes, time efficiency and simultaneous use of multiple materials has been

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