Global additive manufacturing/3-D printing
November 8, 2013 3:35 pm ET
HONG KONG — 3D printing gets a lot of attention as a potential equalizer in global manufacturing. The typical story is that the technology can help companies in developed economies like the United States or Japan be more nimble and make...
Custom injection molder Plastic Components Inc. has invested $1.4 million to open its third factory at an industrial park in Germantown, Wis. — a 15,000-square foot building to make rapid prototype, single-cavity molds.
Ametek Inc. has purchased Creaform Inc., a maker of 3D measurement systems and portable scanners.
Three-dimensional printing is getting plenty of attention in the mainstream media — and now the Society of Plastics Industry Inc. is organizing a new conference for the technology, called NPE3D.
After almost three years of trial and error, NASA is planning to launch the world's first zero-gravity-capable 3-D printer into space as early as June 2014.
Microsoft Corp. will sell MakerBot desktop 3D printers in 18 of its U.S. stores. The move follows news that the software company had added support for 3D printers to its much-maligned Windows 8 operating system.
CHICAGO — Three-dimensional printers using the fused deposition molding (FDM) process could pose a health risk to operators, according to researchers from the Illinois Institute of Technology in the U.S. and the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon, France.
Designers are planning to make cars using 3-D printing. Well, sort of.
PITTSBURGH — Interest in the long-established, yet seemingly brand-new technology known as additive manufacturing — or is it 3-D printing? — of plastics and metals is booming. Plain and simple.
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