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Choosing the Right 3D Printing Technology for your Application

Choosing the Right 3D Printing Technology for your Application

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) and PolyJet are two of the most advanced and effective additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing technologies available. They span the range from budget-friendly, desktop modeling devices to large-format, factory-floor equipment that draw from the capital...

Design and Manufacture of Successful and Affordable Gripping Systems

This report sheds light on using 3D printing technology to create custom robotics end effectors. Robots are used to perform tasks such as sorting, transporting, palletizing, inspecting and machining. A robot’s end of arm tool (EOAT), also called an end-effector,...

How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents

How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents

“The freedom to use [Alexander Graham] Bell’s technology doesn’t amount to much when the technology has long been surpassed.” “The technology covered by a patent is defined and limited by its claims.” As I explain in my new book, 3D...

Research Report: 3D Printing as a Production Tool

The forecast for sales of 3D printing products and services worldwide is $7.3 billion in 2016, while in 2018 it will be $12.7 billion, and in 2020 the market is expected to reach $21.2 billion, according to Wohlers Report. Sorting...