Rapid Prototyping/RPD

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Wear-resistant tribo-powder for 3D SLS printing

Igus has expanded its 3D printing material offering with the introduction of a material suitable for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). With the familiar wear resistance of the four already available ...


Zortrax releases its 3D Model Library for all users

Zortrax has announced that its Model Library has become a separate feature available to the public via the company's website. The Model Library is a cost-free tool which is claimed to allow users to ...






The 'new wave' of 3D printing

Form 2 is Formlabs’ second­ generation desktop stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. The Form 2 is claimed to have 40% larger build volume that its predecessor, the Form 1+. It also features a 50% more ...


RS expands its range of material filaments

RS Components has announced the expansion of its RS range of material filaments for 3D printers. The RS filament range has been tested and is claimed to deliver comparable high quality to that ...



Inline colour measurement system

As well as measuring parts at high speed in-process, the colorCONTROL ACS7000 colour measurement system, from Micro-Epsilon, can also inspect the colour of injection-moulded parts as they are ...


Professional-grade desktop 3D printer

RS Components has released the EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro XL personal desktop 3D DLP manufacturing system. The professional-grade unit delivers high-resolution print capability within a compact ...


Bringing HD colour to 3D printing

Mcor Technologies introduced the Mcor IRIS HD, which offers 360° high-definition colour, sharpens details for photorealistic appearance , and is said to reduce operating costs by 20% by having a ...


Creaform's latest 3D scan-to-CAD software

Creaform has released the VXmodel, its 3D scan data post-treatment software module, fully integrated in VXelements 4.0. It provides the tools required for scan-to-CAD or scan-to-print workflows.


Showcasing polymer solutions

Igus will showcase its range of tribopolymer materials for the plastics design and moulding industry at this year's Plastics Design & Moulding event.


Lowering the cost of 3D printing

Designed to extrude high quality filament for 3D printers from pellets or recycled plastic, the FilaFab system can be used to re-fills used spools, helping save money and cut waste.


Interface strengthens design and CAE tools

More comprehensive and reliable data exchange between the smartDesigner tool and EPLAN has been announced by Wago, following introduction of an interface between its online engineering tool and CAE ...



New sintering powder from RPS

RPS has announced the availability of ALM PA616-GS, the first commercially available, glass-filled sintering powder.



Objet breaks the hundred barrier

Objet has expanded its range of over 3D printing materials to over 100. The rapid prototyping specialist has announced 39 new 'digital materials' that will be available on its Objet Connex range of ...


Laser Lines unveils Mojo 3D printer

Whether testing for form, fit or function, the Mojo 3D printer works easily with CAD software – bringing ideas to life with the push of a button.


3D Systems unveils ProJet 5000 3D printer

3D Systems' new ProJet 5000 large format professional 3D printer offers a 100% print speed increase and the highest print resolution available in its class. The new ProJet 5000 is equipped with 3D ...