3D ADDITIVE WHITE PAPERS, CASE STUDIES, & APPLICATION NOTES

Sensor Fusion Enables Comprehensive Analysis Of Laser Processing In Additive Manufacturing
Sensor Fusion Enables Comprehensive Analysis Of Laser Processing In Additive Manufacturing This white paper discusses sensor fusion, a process that merges data from numerous sensors to create a more complete understanding of the laser-enabled process.  Continue Reading...
Assessing Infrared Spectrum Hyperpixel Array Imagers For Measuring Temperature In Additive And Subtractive Manufacturing This white paper discusses the use of infrared spectrum hyperpixel array imagers in additive and subtractive manufacturing temperature measurement, the issues that are involved, and the results of multiple analyses on the method.  Continue Reading...
Selecting The Right Material For 3D Printing
Selecting The Right Material For 3D Printing The materials used in 3D printing have improved to allow the technology to move beyond models and prototypes to functional parts for testing, shop floor use and production.  Continue Reading...
Choosing The Right Rapid Prototype Source For Device Development
Choosing The Right Rapid Prototype Source For Device Development Successful prototyping begins with mechanical design that will operate properly when assembled and will be scalable for volume manufacturing. A working prototype can be a smooth progression if you employ the right resources and processes.  Continue Reading...
Micromolding And 3D-Printing: Process Review
Micromolding And 3D-Printing: Process Review Products with micro-sized features can exist on the surface of miniature and micro-sized parts, as well as be produced in abundance by using micromolding. Micromolding technology is effective, repeatable, durable, and cost effective for many production applications.  Continue Reading...
Sterilization Of 3D Printed Medical Devices Fused Deposition Modeling™ (FDM® ) can be used to produce an array of medical devices; however, for such devices to be practical, they must be manufactured using sterilizable materials. By David Espalin, Francisco Medina, Mireya Perez, and Ryan Wicker, The University of Texas at El Paso; and Terry Hoppe and Rob Winker, Stratasys  Continue Reading...
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3D ADDITIVE PRODUCTS

Laser Measurement System For Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing: BeamWatch® AM Laser Measurement System For Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing: BeamWatch® AM

The BeamWatch® AM from Ophir® is an integrated laser measurement system created for measuring critical laser beam parameters for laser-based additive manufacturing systems. Simultaneous, real-time measurements are performed at video rates and are available for multiple profiles along the beam caustic in the camera field-of-view (FOV). These measurements include waist (focus spot) width and location, focal shift, centroid, M2 or K, divergence, beam parameter product, Rayleigh length, absolute power, and tilt angle measurements.

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3D ADDITIVE VIDEOS

  • OEM Medical Device Assembly-3D Dental Imaging
    OEM Medical Device Assembly-3D Dental Imaging

    This video gives insight on a dental medical device’s journey from the prototype phase to production. The device needed to be small enough to image rear teeth, robust enough to replace physical impressions, and had to make precision measurements for prosthetics. The process involved complex optics, steps to ensure hygienic sterilization, high resolution 3D imaging, and more. Download the video to see how it was done.

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3D ADDITIVE NEWS

  • 3D Printing For End-Use Production
    3D Printing For End-Use Production

    3D printing has recently developed a reputation as an essential manufacturing process for prototype parts. Instead of creating merely conceptual models that are not durable for long-term use, this technology is now being used in machining, injection molding, and other conventional manufacturing processes. This article explores the new and existing technology leaders in this area, and assesses the capabilities of production for each 3D printing process.

  • 3D Printing Micro Features With Stereolithography’s MicroFine Material
    3D Printing Micro Features With Stereolithography’s MicroFine Material

    Sterolithography (SLA) 3D printing is available in three resolutions (normal, high, and micro) for a range of part geometries. Most parts can be built in normal resolution, but, high resolution may also be required.

  • How To Select Polymeric Materials For Medical Devices Produced Using Additive Manufacturing

    The additive manufacturing community is abuzz with discussions of what the future will look like—for aerospace, for medicine, and for countless other fields. By Crystal Morrison, Ph.D.

  • 3D Opportunity In Medical Technology: Additive Manufacturing Comes To Life

    Given the strong alignment of AM capabilities with the medical device segment’s needs, and the medtech industry’s ability to support investment in new technologies, it is perhaps no surprise that AM has made substantial inroads with health care practitioners and service providers. Our goal here is to investigate ways that AM may influence the trajectory of the medical device segment. By Glenn H. Snyder, Mark J. Cotteleer, and Ben Kotek, Deloitte

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