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Using New Technology to Preserve the Old For Jason Lamontagne, Master Mechanic of the Wiscassset, Waterville, & Farmington Railway Museum (Alna, ME), the embrace of additive manufacturing was a reluctant compromise. Lamontagne and the rest of the museum’s army of members, employees, and volunteers are thoroughly...

Using a Robot to 3D Print for Metal Castings Also Lowers Costs Flowserve (Irving, TX) is a $4 Billion provider of fluid motion control solutions (pumps, valves, and mechanical seals) for “the world's toughest, most critical applications.” And almost “half of that business is after market,"...

Breaking the Sand Casting Mold with Additive Manufacturing When your foundry fills a city block and your production equipment and patterns fill the foundry, how do you grow? For Trident Alloys (Springfield, MA) the answer was a Viridis3D Robotic Additive Manufacturing (RAM) system, to 3D print...

McGill University’s Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration uses 3D printing technology to replicate nature’s own textiles and patterns to better understand tough designs that are resistant to puncture and more. Imagine building a jigsaw puzzle out of ABS plastic that is 45 times tougher than...

Hazleton Casting Company in Eastern Pennsylvania can now offer fast-turnaround castings without expensive hard tooling to its specialty equipment manufacturers Revolutionizing a manufacturing process that has been around for more than 5,000 years isn’t done overnight, but that is precisely what is happening in the metal...

Jim Carlisle, a Visteon Core Mechanical Engineer for climate control electronics, has been using EnvisionTEC’s Perfactory machine on a regular basis since the beginning of 2006. Mr. Carlisle has shared a few of his past successes of how the EnvisionTEC Perfactory machine is an invaluable...

3D printing has seen great success in direct investment casting of large metal parts from resin patterns printed on EnvisionTEC ULTRA....

EnvisionTEC technology helps Nascent Objects become the “Killer App” for 3D printing. Nascent Objects presents modular devices made possible by 3D printing and 3D printed electronics....

The EnvisionTEC ULTRA® 3SP® allows the production group at CP&S to test their parts efficiently, rework iterations and finish final prototypes quickly....

Historic Space Systems is an exhibit and consulting company in Danville, Ohio, owned and operated by John Fongheiser. Established in 1990, Historic Space Systems has been commissioned to create several large-scale simulators, exhibits, and interactive software simulators of US-manned spacecraft and aircraft for national museums. ...

Who should a designer trust to bring their products, prototypes and characters to life? If you don’t have a 3D printing process in-house, wouldn’t you want the best the industry has to offer? Shawn Zindroski is the owner and general manager of Morpheus Prototypes, a...