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3D Printing Silver: How to Get Silver 3D Prints

Silver? Sure, it's beautiful, but you can't really 3D print it... Or can you? Learn all about the different techniques for 3D printing silver!

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3D Printing Copper: How to Get Copper 3D Prints

Copper is a ubiquitous metal desired for its conductive properties. But did you know you can 3D print it? Explore this guide to copper 3D printing to find out more.

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5-Axis CNC Machine: All You Need to Know in 2019

Garage-dwelling makers are undoubtedly familiar with CNC routers. But a 5-axis CNC machine is a whole new treasure trove of discoveries...

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Selective Laser Melting (SLM) – 3D Printing Simply Explained

Additive manufacturing of metal parts is set to revolutionize how many things are made. Selective laser melting (SLM) is one of the premier technologies, but how does it work? That's what this article is all about.

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3D Printing Bronze: How to Get Bronze 3D Prints

Need a bronze model that's hard to make using traditional methods? Check out some of these bronze 3D printing processes! You'll be glad you did.

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Electron Beam Melting (EBM) – 3D Printing Simply Explained

Electron beam melting is a 3D printing technology that uses an electron beam to fuse metal powder together to build parts. We'll explain how this technology works, point out its pros and cons, and showcase where it's utilized.

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NASA Develops Functional “Space Fabric” With Metal 3D Printing

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing 3D printed woven metal fabrics to use within astronaut suits and large antennas.

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Mercedes-Benz Reveals First Metal 3D Printed Truck Part

Mercedes-Benz Trucks announces that its first metal 3D printed spare part, a thermostat cover, has passed the quality assurance process. 

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Desktop Metal and Markforged Reach Joint Resolution on Trade Secret Litigation

In March, Desktop Metal filed a lawsuit against Markforged for allegedly copying portions of its patented metal 3D printing processes. Last week, a federal jury decided to clear Markforged of both IP infringement allegations, marking a major victory for the defendant. 

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Futuristic Metal 3D Printed Motorcycle Frame Teased by BMW

Carmaker BMW showed a 3D printed motorcycle frame at their Digital Day 2018 in Munich, an S1000RR superbike with a frame and swing arm fabricated using metal powder laser melting.

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Skateboard Trucks Optimized for Downhill Racing with Metal 3D Printing

Engineering student Philipp Manger designed a pair of custom skateboard trucks for downhill racing -- combining topological optimization and lattice structures -- and had them 3D printed in metal.

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Desktop Metal Unveils Live Parts Generative Design Tool for SOLIDWORKS

Desktop Metal is partnering with Dassault Systèmes to develop Live Parts, a new generative design tool. This new experimental technology is exclusive to SOLIDWORKS users, and aims to simplify generative design for 3D printing. 

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Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Tackles Thermal Applications With Additive Copper

The new additive copper from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is a heat-stable material that is perfect for thermal management applications.

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3D Printed Automotive Parts Could Reduce CO2 Emissions

Lightweight automotive parts made with selective laser melting (SLM) 3D printing can improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.

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Linde Just Solved One of Metal 3D Printing Problems

If you want reproducible results for your 3D printed metal parts, you’ll need the perfect mix of gasses in the print chamber. Linde now offers a new solution for better metal prints.

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