This page is your guidance on everything you need to know about 3D printing. Here you will find guides on 3D print technologies, materials, applications and more to get your bearings before you invest.
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Manufacturing innovation like no other technology.
From concept to the final product, 3D printing helps manufacturing companies build better products that are more lightweight, easier to manufacture and that can be tailor-made on an individual level.
On this page you will find:
Additive manufacturing vs. 3D printing
It’s a common perception that 3D print and additive manufacturing refer to the same industrial process of layering materials to create parts. The two phrases have grown to be synonymous with the manufacturing process.
So, what precisely is the distinction between 3D print and additive manufacturing?
Guide to 3D print technologies
Ever heard of SLA, DLP, FFF or MJF?
Behind each acronym is a 3D printing technology, each with its own pros and cons.
Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned user, here’s a quick guide to a few of the most well-used 3D print technologies.
They all serve a purpose and can be used for a number of applications.
Guide to 3D print materials
No 3D printer is as good as the materials you can use.
Today, there is a wealth of industrial-grade 3D print materials on par with, or superior, to materials used in traditional manufacturing.
Read our guide to get a better understanding of the most used 3D print materials.
3D print applications
3D print is widely used in manufacturing, but there are five distinct application areas, where the technology makes a difference. Read more about each of these areas below.
JIGS & FIXTURES
Jigs and fixtures are invaluable tools in manufacturing. By 3D printing these tools, you can drastically reduce cost and improve lead times.
Tools such as grippers are used in many manufacturing processes. By 3D printing these, you can cut tool production cost and personalize your tools.
Prototyping is an essential step in the product development process. 3D printing adds flexibility, proof of concept and shorter lead times.
3D printing makes it possible to manufacture spare parts on demand and mitigates supply chain risks associated with sourcing of critical spare parts.
PRODUCTION & END PARTS
3D printing is increasingly used for the manufacturing of high quality, easily customizable end-use parts with consistent output and optimized performance.
Partners we work with
We have partnered with some of the most well-known 3D printer companies to provide our customers with best in class solutions in software, 3D printing, 3D scanning and postprocessing.
10 Global Trends in 3D Printing
Concise report about the ten biggest trends in 3D printing, what they mean for the industry and for you as a 3D printing user or interested in investing in 3D printing.
Our most popular 3D print solutions
Markforged Mark Two
Flagship Continuous Fiber Composite 3D Printer, built to revolutionize your manufacturing operation.
An accessible end-to-end metal 3D printing solution for functional metal parts, next-day.
ULTEM capable 3D printer for big, strong, high temp parts usable from factory floor to flight.
3D Systems MJP 2500
Print functional prototypes with the most accurate jetting technology
3D Systems Figure 4
Real 3D production in a scalable, modular high speed solution
HP MJF 5200
Unleash new growth and scale your production with HP’s workhorse
Dyemansion Powershot C
The industry standard for easy and efficient cleaning of 3D printed parts
Peel 3D Peel 3
Ergonomic 3D scanner with unparalleled ease of use, improved resolution and better performance with objects and colors.
HP hits milestone with 170 million 3D printed parts
HP 3D printing has hit another milestone with their acclaimed Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology. Over 170 million parts have been 3D printed worldwide
Guide to the most common 3D print materials
The number of 3D print materials has grown extensively the past decade. There is now a multitude of various industrial-grade materials to choose from. Several
Five winners in our Christmas SOLIDWORKS and 3D print design competition
We know that our SOLIDWORKS users are savvy at their work, but how creative are they? That´s what we wanted to find out in our