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Introduction Those familiar with fused filament fabrication (FFF) will know that parts are often weakest in the z-direction. Understanding the intricacies of the layer-by-layer deposition process and characterizing the interlayer strength has been instrumental in ensuring the reliability of 3D […]
AM Applications & Materials Specialist
@AON3D

Founded in 2015, AON3D is a Montreal-based AM hardware, software, and material company that aims to make industrial 3D printing accessible to businesses. They equip over 500 companies across more than 25 countries.

What is manufacturing? “Manufacturing” is tightly connected with terms such as technology and industry. For thousands of years, humankind existed and developed without industry, and manufacturing was based on crafting and manual labor. Everything was unique and individual. A human […]
CEO
@Anisoprint

Anisoprint is a deep tech startup producing 3D printers for the manufacturing of continuous fiber-reinforced plastic parts. Their patented Continuous Fiber Coextrusion (CFC) technology is used in aerospace, engineering, and many other areas to produce functional parts while cutting costs and increasing productivity.

June 2022 It’s AM Product Release time again! What happened in June? Some highlights: 🎯 Creaform launched a new Elite version of their HandySCAN SILVER lineup (starting at $27.9K), offering better accuracy and precision with blue lasers instead of red ones. 🦾 WAAM3D released […]
Introducing RAYSHAPE, a resin additive manufacturing specialist The resin 3D printer market is a more crowded place than it was 10 or even five years ago. Once a niche technology dwarfed by extrusion printing, resin photopolymerization is now a burgeoning […]
Editor
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction The sudden and alarming global rise of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of accessible and rapid disease detection. The ability to test for disease not only enables better containment to prevent further spread, but enables epidemiologists to gather more […]
AM specialists
@3D Systems

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) is one of the oldest, largest, and most global AM equipment manufacturers in the industry. The company was founded in 1986 and pioneered stereolithography technology in its early years. Today, 3D Systems markets numerous technologies and caters to most industries and their different use cases.

Introduction Replacing metal with polymers is not only possible but becoming increasingly more prevalent. The development of high-performance polymers and composites has made this possible with materials that have similar mechanical properties to aluminum at a fraction of the weight. […]
AM Applications & Materials Specialist
@AON3D

Founded in 2015, AON3D is a Montreal-based AM hardware, software, and material company that aims to make industrial 3D printing accessible to businesses. They equip over 500 companies across more than 25 countries.

Why do parts shrink during 3D printing? The fused filament fabrication (FFF) process relies on the rapid melting and cooling of plastic filament to consolidate the designed geometry. Like most materials, polymers expand when exposed to heat and the degree […]
AM Applications & Materials Specialist
@AON3D

Founded in 2015, AON3D is a Montreal-based AM hardware, software, and material company that aims to make industrial 3D printing accessible to businesses. They equip over 500 companies across more than 25 countries.

What is the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace? As a leading 3D design software provider, it’s only natural that Dassault Systèmes would further leap into the additive manufacturing ecosystem, and it has done so with the 3DEXPERIENCE 3D printing service. The 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace by […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

In-house vs outsourced metal additive manufacturing (AM) Metal additive manufacturing offers a range of benefits, from complex part design to affordable low-volume production. However, getting those benefits requires companies to either make parts with their own metal 3D printer or […]
Editor
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction Haikuan Zhu and Zichun Zhong are academic researchers from Computer Modeling and Imaging Visualization Lab at Wayne State University’s (WSU) Computer Science Department. They have been working in geometric modeling and digital designing for more than 12 years. WSU’s […]
Application engineer
@Sinterit

Sinterit is a Polish manufacturer that specializes in SLS 3D printing technology. The company launched its first Lisa 3D printer in 2015, making it a pioneer in the compact, office-friendly SLS 3D printer market.

Carbon fiber, a coveted 3D printing material For the past couple of years, carbon fiber (CF) has been attracting much attention in the additive manufacturing industry. But what’s the deal? Carbon fiber, along with other fibers such as fiberglass or […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Metal additive manufacturing (AM): the basics What is metal AM? Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is a manufacturing technique for making metal parts in a layer-by-layer fashion. Different forms of AM exist to print metal materials, the most prominent of which […]
Editor
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introducing the new FlashForge Creator 3 The brand new FlashForge Creator 3 is an entry-level professional FFF (fused filament fabrication) 3D printer. It is destined for professionals in industrial design, architecture, mechanical design, and tool design. Indeed, complex designs and geometries can […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Creality releases the CR-10 V2, its improved CR-10 3D printer Creality just released its newest Creality CR-10 V2, a revamped version of its large-volume CR10 3D printer. With major improvements brought to its large-volume DIY 3D printers, the Shenzhen-based firm aims at […]
AM consultant
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

The cost of metal 3D printing One of the principal advantages of metal additive manufacturing is its ability to simplify production. Parts that were previously made using two or three manufacturing techniques can now be made with just one, and […]
Editor
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Building an Automated Print Farm There can be many reasons you’d want to build a print farm. Maybe you’re making a bit of money from your printers on the weekend as a side-hustle, or maybe your company or university has […]
3D Printing Engineer @3DQue
What is digital dentistry? Digital dentistry, which dates back to the early 1970s, is an increasingly modern take on dental procedures and techniques. By using advanced tools such as 3D printers, 3D scanners, or other computer-controlled devices, dentists can obtain […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

As predicted by industry observer Sarah Goehrke, 2021 turns out to be the year of consolidation for the AM market. This trend is happening in the broader context of 1/ the advent of digital manufacturing, enabled in part by additive […]
Founder and CEO
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

The T2000: a large volume with a compact footprint There are a number of large printers out there, but they don’t always fit in a workspace or office environment, or even through a standard doorway. Tractus3D, a highly experienced manufacturer […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction Nowadays, there are hundreds of desktop FFF 3D printers available at affordable prices. They all look relatively similar and boast pretty much the same technical specifications like layer thickness, build volume, and nozzle diameter. Consumer 3D printers also often […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Who is AON Co. Ltd.? Based near Seoul in Korea, AON Co., Ltd. is a professional DLP 3D printer manufacturer that has been specializing in the dental industry and its applications for over 10 years. The company regularly conducts clinical […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Meet the brand new Orange 4K The Longer3D Orange 4K is the evolution of the brand’s affordable resin 3D printer portfolio, which includes popular models such as the Orange 10 or Orange 30. Like its predecessors, the Orange 4K uses LCD-based stereolithography […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

What is a certified 3D printing process and why does it matter? Once a metal part is 3D printed, it is not always ready to be put to use. Most of the time, parts must be certified for specific use […]
Founder and Advisor
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

INTAMSYS introduces the FUNMAT PRO 410, an all-in-one solution for industrial additive manufacturing. INTAMSYS is among the very few 3D printer manufacturers providing 3D printing systems able to print high-performance materials such as PEEK, ULTEM (PEI), and more. The FUNMAT PRO […]
Founder and CEO
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

What’s a manufacturing service? A manufacturing service provider like Xometry enables companies to outsource their part production, an increasingly popular business model also known as Manufacturing as a Service or MaaS for short. On-demand services can also be used for rapid prototyping, a […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Azoth’s TOMO™: Inventory made Digital Azoth is a branch specialized in Additive Manufacturing and part of EGC, a group that provides various services to large industrial manufacturers. The company has developed an innovative production and inventory management process, the TOMO™ system. […]
AM consultant
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introducing the Sonic 4K and Sonic Mini 4K by Phrozen Comprising the new Sonic 4K and Sonic Mini 4K, Phrozen’s latest resin 3D printers offer excellent value and yield fast, professional-grade results. The affordable Sonic Mini 4K version will perfectly suit makers and […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

The D600 and D600 PRO, CreatBot’s flagship 3D printer series  On the market since 2016, the CreatBot D600 is one of the brand’s most successful products. This industrial-grade 3D printer was designed to effortlessly 3D print engineering materials, including ABS, PETG, and […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Although fused deposition modeling is mainly associated with home-based handicraft whizz-kids, being able to print models as wide or as high as 1.7 m brings FDM to the next level! Desktop machines let engineers and designers quickly prototype their idea and have […]
Sales Engineer @Builder
CreatBot’s latest printer offers 1m2 of build area for $29K Large scale 3D printers tend to be expensive and without necessarily offering many extra features. The CreatBot F1000, however, combines large volume and affordability along with an array of professional features. For […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Meet the Adventurer 3 The FlashForge Adventurer 3 is FlashForge’s flagship entry-level FFF 3D printer. Providing great value at an affordable price, it is destined for hobbyists, schools, and anyone looking for an easy 3D printing experience. This filament 3D printer sports a […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction First, it was Autodesk with its own Ember 3D printer, then HP making a disruptive announcement in late 2014. After that, Ricoh and Canon presented their own powder and resin-based 3D printers. Now, Polaroid launched its own desktop machine, […]
By 3D printing their tools, jigs, and fixtures, Volkswagen Autoeuropa slashed cycle time operation, reduced labor, and minimized material wastage. Tool ergonomics have been improved, there’s less need for reworking, and best of all, it’s all achieved at a tenth […]
Founder and CEO
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

High-temperature 3D printers for high-performance materials Powerful yet affordable 3D printers Tractus3D is a Netherlands-based delta 3D printer manufacturer. Their unique range of products includes very large build volume 3D printers (up to 2.1 meters high) and high-temperature printers (up to 450 degrees Celsius) able to […]
AM consultant
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Phrozen launches the Sonic Mighty 4K 3D printer A few months ago, Phrozen launched their new Sonic series with two models, the Sonic 4K and the Sonic Mini 4K. Following this success, Phrozen is now releasing an XXL-sized version of […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction FlashForge offers quite a wide choice of 3D printers, from entry-level 3D printers like the Adventurer 3 to more professional solutions such as the Guider series. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the latter after FlashForge recently upgraded the Guider […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

The PEEK-300 offers high temperatures at an affordable price CreatBot’s new PEEK-300 is equipped with everything you need to print high-performance materials such as PEEK, PEI, or PEKK. It is completely up to par with what you’d expect from a PEEK […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Reliable performance at an affordable price The F430, CreatBot’s flagship 3D printer, provides one of the best price-to-performance ratios in its category. This professional desktop 3D printer is a workhorse that provides great precision (12.7μm, XY) and speed (120mm/s), all while […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Introduction A common belief about technical ceramic 3D printing is that its four main technologies – binder jetting, SLA (stereolithography), inkjet, and FFF (fused filament fabrication) – are competing with each other. However, from our point of view, they are complementary and […]
Marketing and Communication Manager @Nanoe
What’s EoAT (end of arm tooling) for robots? End of arm tooling refers to the different tools used by robots or robotic arms to interact with objects, parts, or components. The term is very large, as it can cover anything […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Keeping up with the competition Auto racing is a particularly tough sport, and the outcome doesn’t rely exclusively on the driver’s shoulders. One of the biggest challenges lies in maintaining and upgrading the car as new technological advances arrive, all […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

TrySight steps up from FFF to SLS for prototyping and production Canada-based TrySight develops hardware and software solutions to aid the visually impaired, mainly addressing educational and medical institutions. For the past five years, TrySight has been using FFF/FDM (Fused Filament Fabrication […]
Content manager
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Top-down DLP resin 3D printing vs. bottom-up printing Carima’s DM400A uses top-down DLP technology, which offers significant advantages over the more common bottom-up printer setup. But first, what is DLP 3D printing? DLP stands for Digital Light Processing, a technology where […]
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@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

3DGence unveils its newest high-temperature printer, the INDUSTRY F420 3DGence will be presenting its brand new high-performance FFF 3D printer, the INDUSTRY F420, at Formnext 2019. With the F420, the Polish manufacturer is expanding its high-temperature INDUSTRY line, which has already gained traction […]
AM consultant
@Aniwaa

Aniwaa helps professionals research, evaluate, and purchase additive manufacturing and 3D capture solutions.

Special-purpose resins for jewelry casting Resin 3D printers are more and more commonly used in jewelry casting due to their superior precision and speed. Instead of manually sculpting investment patterns in castable wax, modern jewelers usually start with a drawing and […]
Why did you focus your development on the 3D printing of soft materials? As a prosthetist-orthotist by training, the idea came to me in 2013 when I returned from a congress organized by the FATO (African Federation of Orthopedic Technologists) […]
Hi Diogo, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Can you tell me a little about what inspired Raise3D to design the Pro2 series? Traditional manufacturing arose from the need to produce on a mass scale to satisfy […]