Product Showcase Blog

Faster, Cheaper Composites for Automotive Manufacturing

Publish Date: September 21, 2016
Some carbon composite processes are moving into volume auto manufacturing, while intensive R&D is being conducted on many fronts to fast-track material and process development.

Industrial Cooling Unit Cuts Energy Consumption by 75%

Publish Date: September 19, 2016
Using a hybrid design, a new cooling unit promises to cut energy consumption by a whopping 75% when it removes heat from electronic enclosures.

New Nanoscale Structures Give Metals a Boost

Publish Date: September 19, 2016
How can automakers, aerospace contractors, and other OEMs get new metal alloys that are stronger, harder, and can survive ever higher temperatures? One way is to redesign their crystalline structures at the nanoscale and microscale.

Your Next Job May Be As a 3D Printing Consultant

Publish Date: September 15, 2016
According to freelance website Upwork, demand has risen sharply since last year for engineers with experience of all kinds in 3D printing and AM.

Tooling & Fixtures: The Unsung Application for 3D Printing

Publish Date: September 14, 2016
Although a lot of the excitement about 3D printing and additive manufacturing surrounds its ability to make end-products and functional prototypes, some often ignored applications are the big improvements that can come by using it for tooling, jigs, and fixtures.

See The Latest in Innovative Materials at the MD&M Innovation Tour

Publish Date: September 9, 2016
A fun and informative tour you can attend at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, MD&M Minneapolis, and other events there, is the Materials Innovation Tour on Wednesday afternoon. I'll be leading it.

The More Companies Using 3D Printing, The Better

Publish Date: September 2, 2016
OEMs want a wider breadth of metal material offerings, tighter tolerances on prints, and better surface finishes in their 3D printed medical devices, plus better part density and faster processes. Come find out what's available in materials and processes at a talk by Shannon Van Deren at next month's MD&M conference in Minneapolis.

6 New Composite Techs for Cars and Planes

Publish Date: September 1, 2016
This batch of new composite products and technologies includes several based on natural fibers, as well as some made with novel materials and processes.

Nanofarm Grows Fresh Veggies in Your Kitchen

Publish Date: September 1, 2016
By eliminating pumps, sensors, and actuators, a start-up has created a home appliance that autonomously grows food, and costs about half as much as its predecessors.

Stratasys Unveils New Technologies for Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing

Publish Date: August 26, 2016
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.