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5 Ways 3D printing Can Benefit the Toy Industry

31 October 2018 14:00

When thinking of 3D printing, the technology’s potential for the toy industry may not be the first thing that springs to mind. However, in today’s consumer-driven landscape, where maintaining a competitive advantage is a key concern for toy companies, 3D printing offers several benefits, including faster time to market, greater design customisation and the potential …

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TCT Show 2018: The 10 Technologies We’re Most Excited to See

12 September 2018 15:03

Autumn is almost upon us, which means the world of 3D printing is gearing up for this year’s TCT Show — the UK’s leading additive manufacturing trade show and conference programme.   From 25 to 27 September, nearly 300 industry leaders – including AMFG – will gather in Birmingham to showcase the latest in AM …

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Is the Construction Industry Ready for 3D Printing?

26 April 2018 10:48

Photo credit: Branch Technology How ready is the construction industry for 3D printing? With the development of 3D printed buildings, bridges and other constructions, it seems that the construction industry is the latest to adopt 3D printing as a viable manufacturing technology. However, in spite of the visions of 3D printed houses, 3D printing within …

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How Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis Technology Is Changing the Game for 3D Printing

06 February 2018 14:28

Image: Carbon’s M2 3D Printer [Source: Carbon]   Paragon Rapid Technologies, 3D printing specialist and  a customer of AMFG, has announced its partnership with 3D printing manufacturer Carbon, to bring the company’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology to the UK market.  The partnership makes Paragon Carbon’s first UK production partner, and will enhance Paragon’s …

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MIT’s New Desktop FDM 3D Printer is 10x Faster than its Counterparts

30 November 2017 17:34

Commercial 3D printing has not quite taken off at the rate one would have expected a few years ago. One reason for this is speed, with the majority of desktop 3D printers requiring hours to print a part. However, the development of a new desktop FDM 3D printer by a team of engineers at MIT …

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Formnext 2017 Review: A Rip-Roaring Success for the World of 3D Printing

21 November 2017 17:31

Last week, formnext was back – and the Frankfurt-based trade fair was bigger and better than ever. Over the course of four days, we saw more than 20,000 visitors walk through the formnext doors to witness the latest developments and technologies from the world of additive manufacturing. And with 470 exhibitors from industries ranging from aerospace …

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5 Technologies You Must See at formnext This Year

14 November 2017 16:14

Formnext has officially begun! Over the next few days, the biggest names in additive manufacturing will be showcasing their latest products and developments at Europe’s largest trade fair and conference – including the RP Platform team. As formnext gets underway, many leading 3D printer manufacturers have announced plans to unveil their new 3D printing systems …

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Meet the RP Platform team at formnext 2017!

10 November 2017 18:54

It’s that time of the year again – in just a few days, some of the biggest names in additive manufacturing will be gathering in Frankfurt to showcase their latest technologies and intelligent manufacturing solutions at formnext, Europe’s largest additive manufacturing trade fair and conference. And as everyone who’s anyone will be there, the RP …

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Imperial College London unveil new metal printer technology

29 August 2017 12:42

Regular readers of this blog will remember that we recently interviewed Dr Billy Wu of Imperial College London, to talk about some of the cutting-edge 3D printing research taking place there. Particularly notable was the new breed of metal printer that Dr Wu and his colleagues have developed. While additive manufacturing professionals and hobbyists alike …

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A powder 3D printer delivers a working satellite in space

29 August 2017 8:53

In the latest development in 3D printing for space exploration, 3D Printing Industry recently reported on Russian astronauts’ successful deployment of a new satellite created entirely with a powder 3D printer. The Tomsk-TPU-120 features no engines, and will spend five months in orbit before burning up naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere as its orbit decays. …

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