27 July 2017 9:19
Research into additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology is currently enjoying something of a golden age in the UK, with a number of leading institutions benefiting directly from Government funding into AM research and the support of institutions like the EPSRC. This encompasses new materials and printing technologies, but also the processes and systems needed to make effective use of these new developments. This research is helping establish AM in a range of industries around the world, solving the challenges that have previously discouraged manufacturers from exploring 3D printing technology, providing ...
20 July 2017 11:29
Last week on the blog, we looked at the elements of an effective quality control process for 3D printing operations. Today on the blog, we’re going to look in-depth at the various tools available for monitoring your print runs in real time. Gathering real-time data on your machines’ performance will have a number of benefits for your entire operation. First of all, it allows any errors to be spotted straight away, so the printers can be either stopped or adjusted during printing (if the system will allow this). This will helping ...
13 July 2017 9:58
Ever since the birth of 3D printing, much of the discussion surrounding it has focused on whether or not it will eventually replace CNC machining and other well-established manufacturing techniques. As the technology has slowly matured, it’s become increasingly evident that this is highly unlikely to ever be the case. Instead, 3D printing has quietly but confidently established itself as a powerful tool for rapid prototyping, custom or limited-run parts, and a select number of specialist production applications. At the same time, CNC machining’s position as a versatile and reliable ...
05 July 2017 7:51
London-based 3D printing software specialists RP Platform were among 14 businesses chosen as the 2017 winners of Impact Growth -- a programme that rewards the most promising growing businesses worldwide. Each year, a select group of winners are awarded funding, mentoring and business support to help accelerate their business growth and develop their winning ideas. Following a rigorous selection process, RP Platform was chosen as one of the 2017 winners, out of more than 1,900 applications from 60 countries. RP Platform plan to use the prize to drive the next stage ...
30 June 2017 10:46
June has been an exciting month for additive manufacturing in aerospace. We’re seeing more AM specialists roll out new materials, technology and solutions that are specifically tailored to the sector’s exacting requirements. We saw Stratasys exhibit at the recent Paris Air Show, where they unveiled a new solution that utilises their FDM Fortus 900mc Production printer to deliver parts that meet all FAA and EASA regulations. This means that high-quality, compliant parts can be produced on a regular basis, allowing 3D-printed parts to be used in a greater number of ...
06 June 2017 8:47
We’re looking forward to a busy six months in the world of additive manufacturing. All over the world, leading manufacturers, researchers and industry experts are gathering at trade shows and conferences to explore the very best AM has to offer. Here are some of the events the team at RP Platform are most excited about. We’ll be visiting Rapidtech on the 21st and 22nd June, and will be presenting our latest innovations at Formnext In November. We look forward to seeing you there or hearing about your experiences! Maker Faire Berlin June ...
04 April 2017 8:25
Our Founder and CEO, Keyvan Karimi, was recently featured on 3Dprintingindustry.com as part of their anniversary series on the future of additive manufacturing. In this piece, Keyvan considers the current state of additive manufacturing software, processes and technology and what the next five years is likely to hold. Read the piece here. ...