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Making a Modal Hammer for Tight Spaces

Proto Labs made Stream Lion’s re-engineered modal hammer out of durable nylon materials on an HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D production printer. Stream Lion reports the parts arrived out of the box with precise features that fit the other parts in the assembly properly. Stream Lion image courtesy of Proto Labs Inc.

When the tools for the job proved too cumbersome, this engineer re-engineered his tools and used production-grade 3D printing for the final part.

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Mass Customization’s Data Challenge

adidas is leveraging Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis 3D printing technology to mass produce custom, high-performance sneakers. Image courtesy of Carbon.

3D printing has evolved to make mass customization a reality, but capturing and integrating the relevant data to drive designs still requires some heavy lifting.

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EnvisionTEC Unveils Two 3D Printers

The Perfactory 4 LED XXL from EnvisionTEC is a large DLP printer; the new Vida cDLM expands EnvisionTEC’s family of high-speed continuous printers to three models.

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Binder Jetting 3D Printer Can Produce Metal Objects

Digital Metal, a Höganäs Group company and producer of metal powders, has initiated commercial production of a high-precision binder jetting 3D metal printer that can produce small and intricate components.

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Shatter Multimaterial Barriers

A meshed model showcases how a unit cell can deliver different material properties for metal 3D printing. Image courtesy of TNO via COMSOL.

New multimaterial 3D printing capabilities usher in more realism to prototypes while advancing the freedom to design and manufacture innovative products.

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