3D printing Acronyms & Abbreviations

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Subscribe below to download The ultimate guide to 3D printing: Acronyms, Abbreviations & Glossary. Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing is an exciting technology and is rapidly growing in popularity due...
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BMW 3D-prints bike chassis and iBMW roadster part

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Figure 1. S1000RR sports bike chassis & swingarm (source:visordown) At its digital day in Mallorca, BMW boasted its S1000RR sports bike chassis made out of 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing). It was...
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Ferrari 488 Pista exhaust manifold

Recently Ferrari unveiled its 488 Pista at Geneva motor show (2018) in Switzerland as the best performing and most powerful V8 Ferrari model in its history. Ferrari press release in February boasts...
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Additive manufacturing process steps

How does Additive Manufacturing work? Additive manufacturing (AM), sometimes referred to as rapid prototyping or 3D printing are technologies that use successive layers of material to create 3D objects directly from a...
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DMLS Parts Review

After getting an introduction to Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) parts from Protolabs few months ago, I had the opportunity to use their DMLS 3D printing service recently on couple of aluminium alloy...
Metal Forging

Manufacturing Processes knowledge survey

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Manufacturing Processes knowledge survey The selection of a suitable manufacturing process often involves considering the complex interaction between the characteristics of the design requirements, material, life expectancy, user environment and cost. The quality...
Pros and Cons of Sand casting

Pros & Cons of Sand Casting

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Sand casting is the most widely used metal casting process accounting for a major percentage of total cast in weight. To be able to understand any manufacturing process, first careful consideration must be given not only for its advantages but importantly for its potential limitations and process difficulties.

Engineering Product Design

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Engineering product design combines creativeness, technical design skills, engineering science and analysis to create products to satisfy functional requirement of an end user. The nature of product design and development within engineering...

DMLS/3D printed parts

Recently I had an opportunity to review some 3D printed parts made by Protolabs and I was pleasantly surprised by their quality and complexity. Parts shown in fig.1 were manufactured using an Additive...