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Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: New polypropylene pellets for industrial 3D printing

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: New polypropylene pellets for industrial 3D printing

Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem has partnered with 3D printer manufacturer and service provider Titan Robotics to launch a new polypropylene (PP) resin.  Developed as part of the companies’ ongoing collaboration, the pellet-based polymer is the first commercially-available PP to...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Porsche tests metal additively manufactured pistons

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Porsche tests metal additively manufactured pistons

Porsche, in cooperation with its partners Mahle, Stuttgart, Germany, and Trumpf, Ditizingen, Germany, recently used metal Additive Manufacturing to produce a series of aluminium pistons for the high-performance engine of its 911 flagship model,...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: PrintSyst launches pre-printing analysis tool powered by AI

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: PrintSyst launches pre-printing analysis tool powered by AI

"We are thrilled by the opportunity to assist our customers in overcoming a significant pain point in the 3D printing process." PrintSyst.ai has launched its latest proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) engine which aims to improve the...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: new 3D printing process produces brilliant colors from single ink

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: new 3D printing process produces brilliant colors from single ink

Brilliantly colored chameleons, butterflies and opals reflect color by using nanoscale structures called photonic crystals. A team of US researchers has now taken advantage of the same approach to develop a 3D-printing process that...
Another Generative 3D CAD Alternative: Gen3D

Gen3D – Another Generative 3D CAD Alternative

The company, based in Bath, UK, quite near where the RepRap project began two years ago and now has a Windows-based option, is eponymously named “Gen3D” for generating 3D structures in CAD. The design concepts...