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New technique for the additive manufacturing of glass
New technique for the additive manufacturing of glass
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a process using glass for additive manufacturing techniques. The scientists first mix nanoparticles of high-purity quartz glass with small amounts of liquid polymer; they then ...
Glowforge does 3-D printing with wood, veneer, acrylic, and leather
Glowforge does 3-D printing with wood, veneer, acrylic, and leather
Glowforge has been selling 3-D laser printers since 2015, with more than $70 million in orders. Now it is adding the ability to print with different kinds of materials, dubbed Proofgrade. These materials include custom hardwoods, plywoods, veneer, acry...
Faster nylon parts: A new age for 3-D printing
Faster nylon parts: A new age for 3-D printing
Getting parts on demand has been a manufacturer's dream for many years. Since 2005, there have been cries from the 3-D printing industry that additive technology would replace the need for injection mold tooling, that it would eliminate the need for ma...
Businesses are excited by 3-D printing potential, but relaxed about risks
Businesses are excited by 3-D printing potential, but relaxed about risks
New research from law firm DMH Stallard has found that although a lot of companies are enthused about the potentials of 3-D printing, they don't yet see it as a threat to their intellectual property despite the fact that 3-D printing can make counterfe...