Colorjet 3D printing technology was created and developed in 1993 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was then commercialized by Zcorporation and later acquired by 3D Systems in 2012. This technology works somewhat similarly to Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) or Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) but has some definite differences that sets it apart.
Jack Wolf – 3D Support Specialist Fused deposition modeling (FDM) and selective laser sintering (SLS) are additive manufacturing technologies that are used in different situations and applications. I will explain how each technology works, for what applications it is used, and the pros and cons of each. No one additive manufacturing technology is able
Jack Wolf 3D Printing Specialist – MasterGraphics Traditionally custom jewelry has been made by a very skilled craftsman, meticulously carving a design out of wax, creating an exact model of what the finished piece is going to look like. This process takes a great amount of time and if a mistake is made, the
by Russ Nicloy, Practice Manager-AEC/ENI, MasterGraphics, Inc. In demonstrations of Infraworks its very easy to show the creation of roads across large open fields. It is one of the design factors that needs to be shown, but it also allows the demonstration of the road design functions. It’s also easy to forget that most projects
Jack Wolf – MasterGraphics 3D Support Specialist In the rapid prototyping world, 3D printing molds for short-run injection molds is a fairly new application. There are a number of options open to manufacturers making typical small plastic parts, one of them being the ProJet 3500. The ProJet 3500 meets the demand for companies looking to
3D Systems just released a much needed new version, 5.6.4852, of the accelerator software and firmware. There are a number of exciting upgrades and fixes to issues that I frequently used to run into. Some of these fixes are long awaited and will make the life of a Projet 35X0 user much easier. This new
Jack Wolf – 3D Support Specialist MasterGraphics I often get questions about Selective Laser Sintering and how it may be better for certain applications than other rapid prototyping technologies. A lot of manufacturers don’t know the versatility it provides for prototyping and even end use production parts. These machines were designed for the manufacturing floor
By: Jack Wolf 3D Support Specialist MasterGraphics There have been a lot of 3D Printing advancements this year. Advancements ranging from new materials to new technologies were released seemingly every week and kept the excitement high. Here are the top 4 that stand out to me. #4 General Electric uses Direct Metal Sintering to
Jack Wolf – 3D support specialist MasterGraphics The Healthcare industry has been utilizing 3D printing for a long time now, and as the technology matures the healthcare industry is being revolutionized. As 3D printing has been developing, the healthcare industry has mainly been using it for prosthetics, dental work, and hearing aids. As we progress
Jack Wolf – 3D Support Specialist MasterGraphics, Inc. Hydroforming is a cost effective way to shape ductile metals such as aluminum, brass, and low alloy steels into structurally stiff and strong parts. It is a specialized type of die forming that uses high pressure hydraulic fluid to press the metal into your desired shape.