Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Article: Laser Sintering vs. Bulk Sintering in a Furnace - Pros and Cons

While laser sintering has received most of the attention in metal 3D printing to date, there are many new bulk sintering metal additive manufacturing processes entering the market. In most cases, these new technologies have the potential to dramatically lower costs in metal AM. As a result, we wrote up a short summary of the differences between laser sintering and bulk sintering, and highlighted the pros and cons of each.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, additive manufacturing, Sintering

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 10, 2017 12:42:35 PM

News: Intelligent Layering Puts 3DEO on Fast 3D-Print Track

We'd like to send a big thanks to Pam Waterman for the great article in RapidReady, a Digital Engineering publication.  Here are some highlights from the article:

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Topics: News, 17-4 PH

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 7, 2017 11:12:53 AM

3DEO in the News: EBN Online Article

Future-Proof On-Demand Supply Chain with 3D Printing

How do supply chain managers keep up with the Industry 4.0 revolution that’s decentralizing production through on-demand products and technologies like 3D printing?
3DEO president Matt Sand gives his thoughts in an article for EBN Online where he highlights the main value proposition for 3D printing in the supply chain -- on-demand manufacturing. 
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Topics: Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing, supply chain, industry trends

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

3 Tips for Meeting Consumer Demand for Mass Customization

Manufacturers are making headway in mass customization thanks to lean manufacturing, just-in-time inventory, and digital technologies like additive manufacturing.

Customizable consumer products can create production choke points in traditional manufacturing models. Additive manufacturing is one way to “unchoke” production for mass customization.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Design for 3D Printing, mass customization, additive manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Personalization: 3D Printing’s Strategic Advantage in Medical Device Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) has a singular, strategic advantage in the medical device market: personalization.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, medical device, mass personalization

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 31, 2017 6:28:47 AM

We’re All Ears: 3D-Printed Spock Ears and the Difference Between Mass Customization and Mass Personalization

The terms ‘mass customization’ and ‘mass personalization’ are often used interchangeably, but there are important differences.

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Topics: mass customization, mass personalization, additive manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 24, 2017 9:59:52 AM

PPAP = Production Part Approval Process

If you supply production parts for the aerospace or automotive industries, PPAP is an acronym that you will hear about a lot.  PPAP stands for Production Part Approval Process, and it’s the mechanism buyers in the supply chain use to gain confidence in component supplier’s production processes.  This happens by establishing a reliable and repeatable production process, certified by the customer, that identifies and mitigates risks of failures or defects in the end product.

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Topics: Automotive, Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing, industry trends

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Top 4: 3D-Printed Implantable Medical Devices

The medical device market is booming and is expected to reach a value of $543.9 billion by 2020, and an increasing number of those devices are the result of 3D printing.

3D printing’s big advantage is its ability to produce implantable medical devices customized specifically for a patient  –  more quickly and cost-effectively than in traditional manufacturing methods.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Design for 3D Printing, Metal 3D Printing, stainless steel, medical device

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

New Powder Metal Alloys Added to MPIF Standard 35

The MPIF Standard 35 for powder metallurgy now includes two aluminum alloys in the 2xxx designation series.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Design for 3D Printing, Metal 3D Printing, News, MIM, hardening, aluminum, powder metal

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 17, 2017 9:45:52 AM

How Gunsmiths and Small Local Gun Shops are Surviving (and Thriving) through the “Retail Apocalypse”

Just a few months ago, Gander Mountain filed for bankruptcy—shutting down some of the largest firearms superstores in the country and proving that practically no industry is safe from what commentators are calling the “Retail Apocalypse.”

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Topics: Manufacturing, Design for 3D Printing, Metal 3D Printing, firearms, stainless steel


About 3DEO: 3DEO makes high quality metal components with our proprietary metal 3D printers. We specialize in manufacturing low/medium volumes on demand, which means there’s no need to worry about long lead times, minimum order quantities, or high tooling/setup costs.

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