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The future is now— Implications of 3D technology for orthoses

Shutterstock.com 560236789<b>2018 is shaping up as a breakthrough year for 3D printing in orthoses, as the industry moves from promise to reality.</b> …

Business Development

Utilizing Industry 4.0 to Respond More Quickly To Customer Demand and More

ArticleIncreasingly, manufacturing is being driven by consumer demand in real time.Contributed Author: Gordon StylesTopics: Tech

The Benefits of Additive and Subtractive Processes in One Machine

When considering hybrid machines for mold manufacturing, it’s important to get the facts to manage expectations of this emerging technology.

Additive Manufacturing Materials for Production

(Image courtesy of TRUMPF.) Just as a craftsman is only as good as his tools, a 3D printer is only as good as its feedstock. We’re all familiar with …

3D Printing

Metal Additive Manufacturing Enables Conformal Cooling for Plastic Injection Molding

When using plastic injection molding (PIM), it’s important to control heat.<p>The majority of injection mold tools and dies are made with cooling …

How Gate Design Affects Plastic Parts

The runner and gate system used in plastic injection molding is responsible for directing molten plastic from the nozzle of the molding machine into …

What is Powder Bed Fusion for Metal 3D Printing?

There are so many new and emerging technologies being developed for metal 3D printing that it can be hard to keep up with a dizzying array of …

The benefits of sustainable manufacturing

Modern resins used for plastic injection molding are something of a miracle of engineering. Strong, durable and colorful, plastics are employed to …

China’s Economy Grows, and Its Trade Gap With the U.S. Widens

SHANGHAI — China’s economy grew at a healthy pace in the first three months of this year, propelled by strong household spending and heavy government investment in infrastructure.<p>It was also helped — albeit much more modestly — by a factor that could exacerbate the country’s tense relations with …

3D Printing News Sliced, Additive Industries, Ultimaker, LulzBot and Artec 3D

Our latest round-up of 3D printing news alternatively answers and poses these questions: Why 3D print in chocolate? How is 3D printing reviving the …

3D Printing Not Yet Ready to Disrupt Plastic Injection Molding

3D printing needs to mature before it is considered an alternative to injection molding for large-volume production jobs.

Star Rapid Partners with Tool Manufacturer Guhring to Increase Speed and Quality

SAN FRANCISCO - March 6, 2018 - Star Rapid, a global rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low-volume manufacturer, today announced its partnership …

Star Rapid Partners With Tool Manufacturer Guhring To Increase Speed & Quality

SAN FRANCISCO <b>—</b> Star Rapid, a global rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low-volume manufacturer, recently announced its partnership with Guhring, a …

What Small Businesses Should Know About the Goods and Services Tax

A GST is a value-added tax levied on most goods and services sold for domestic consumption.

Manufacturing Today Europe Issue 150 March 2018

Star Rapid partners with tool manufacturer Guhring to elevate CNC and rapid prototyping services

Star Rapid, a global rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low-volume manufacturer based in Zhongshan, China, has partnered with Guhring (Albstadt, …

Exclusive Interview: Veronica Nunes Discusses the Rewards and Challenges of 3D Printing Jewelry

Veronica Nunes is a jewelry designer and founder of V Nunes, the jewelry line that she started in 2009. Nunes takes much of her inspiration from …

Star Rapid partners with tool manufacturer Guhring

×<p>The Star Rapid factory floor<p>Low-volume manufacturing and rapid prototyping specialist, <b>Star Rapid</b> has today announced a partnership with <b>Guhring</b>, a …

Manufacturing

What Is Industry 4.0, Anyway?

<i>“You say you got a real solution</i><p><i>Well, you know</i><p><i>We’d all love to see the plan.”</i><p>– The Beatles<p>The four industrial revolutions: (1) Mechanization through …

Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Trends to Watch

Three trends promise improvements in accuracy, speed, and design flexibilityWithin the advanced manufacturing industry there will always be a race to …

What’s next for additive manufacturing?

Gordon Styles, president and CEO of Star Rapid, a service provider in China takes a look at some of the changes he sees coming to additive …

Why On-Demand Could Be the Future of Manufacturing

Bridge manufacturing using an Ultimaker 3 print farm. (Image courtesy of Ultimaker.)<p>We live in an increasingly on-demand world.<p>If you can remember a …

Manufacturing

Test and Measurement Gear Evolves to Measure AM Parts

Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is a fast-growing field that offers many advantages over traditional techniques. It can create more …

Manufacturing

What’s next for 3D printing in 2018? The Additive Manufacturing expert perspective

What’s next for 3D printing in 2018? We asked the CEO’s, analysts and other experts in our industry that question. Their responses give predictions …

The Future of 3D Printing

<i>Many companies that know how to design for metal 3D printing have found suitable applications and have ordered parts. But these applications are</i> …

3D Printing

The 3 biggest questions for additive manufacturing in 2018

×<p>Gordon Styles<p>Gordon Styles, President And Founder Of Star Rapid<p>The additive manufacturing industry made great strides in 2017, with new technologies …

Manufacturing

8 Great Last Minute Engineering Gifts For Kids

Wondering what to get your aspiring scientist or engineer this year for Christmas? Well fear not, because it is a golden age for STEM toys and gifts …

Engineering

3D printing: Continued growth and expanded applications on the horizon

Ever since the idea of “printing” parts with polymer powders containing a binder came onto the scene, it’s been a roller-coaster ride. During all of …

Improving Product Design

Clearing Up Confusion Around Accuracy, Precision and Tolerance in Manufacturing<p>Manufacturers everywhere are used to receiving an abundance of 3D …

Manufacturing

Training the trainer: UL and Ricoh discuss their endeavour to educate AM users

×<p>Ricoh UL education<p>UL and Ricoh training the trainers.<p>In February 2017, <b>Underwriters Laboratories</b> (UL) and <b>Ricoh</b> made a joint announcement to declare …