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News, views and in-depth coverage of 3D printing, additive manufacturing and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).

Break Out of the Mold with 3D Printing

The Star Rapid Factory, located in Zhongshan, China, has experience in 3D prototyping and moldmaking for part production. Image courtesy of Star Rapid.

Though 3D printed mold making does have limitations, it offers great potential for improving product cycles from design to fabrication.

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How Light-Weighted Airplane Seats Can Save Airlines $200 Million

Andreas Bastian shows off how lightweight the new seat frame really is.

No normal airplane seat frame: this one has been light-weighted using lattice and surface optimization, meaning an algorithm in Autodesk’s Netfabb software produced the geometry to meet specified design goals.

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Stratasys Aerospace Plan Entails 3D Printed Aircraft Parts

New Fortus 900mc Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution includes specialized hardware and software expressly for 3D printing aircraft parts with highly repeatable mechanical properties

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