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Growing Performance Footwear Using Light & Oxygen

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

adidas Futurecraft 4D

Image by adidas via adidas.com

Spring is in the air, but this year more than flowers and trees will be using light and oxygen to grow. Adidas has partnered with Carbon 3D to harness them in manufacturing individualized performance footwear. Continue reading “Growing Performance Footwear Using Light & Oxygen” »

What’s Next, a 3D Printed House? Umm, Yes.

Posted on April 5th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

3D printed concrete house

By picman2 [CC0 Public Domain], via pixabay

Mature and inexpensive as a building material, concrete has long been a staple in both commercial and residential construction. If you thought precast components set the bar for speed and efficiency, you haven’t considered 3D printing. Continue reading “What’s Next, a 3D Printed House? Umm, Yes.” »

Ford Innovates AM by Lying Down on the Job

Posted on March 8th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Overcoming the constraint of the Cartesian coordinate system, engineers at Ford and Stratasys are finding that the future for 3D printing large parts is not looking up but looking laterally. Moving in more than just the Z-axis enables manufacturing parts theoretically of infinite length. Continue reading “Ford Innovates AM by Lying Down on the Job” »

Siemens Proves Proficiency of Printing Powder

Posted on February 8th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Siemens 3D printed turbine blade

Image by Siemens via Siemens.com

Think it’s not possible for the operating temperature of a gas turbine to exceed the rupture temperature of the metal it’s made of? Well, Siemens has proven the physics of cooling is not only faster to produce with additive manufacturing, but every bit as reliable. Continue reading “Siemens Proves Proficiency of Printing Powder” »

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