Come See 3Diligent at Inside 3D Printing San Diego

This year has taken 3Diligent all over the country, from Los Angeles to Chicago to Pittsburgh and to finish up the end of the year, I’ll be traveling just a few hours south of the 3Diligent headquarters to speak at Inside 3D Printing San Diego.

Inside 3D Printing San Diego is a professional 3D printing and additive manufacturing event focused on the latest innovations in the space. The event will take place December 4-5 at the Convention Center.

I got to meet R2D2 at last year’s show. Excited to see if BB8 will be there this year!
I got to meet R2D2 at last year’s show. Excited to see if BB8 will be there this year!

On Tuesday, December 5th, I am scheduled to present “Metal 3D Printing – An Overview of What’s Here Now and What’s to Come.” In this presentation, I’ll provide an overview of the metal 3D Printing landscape along with the strengths, drawbacks, and applications for the metal 3D Printing technologies currently in market. Additionally, I will share my perspectives on emerging metal 3D Printing technologies, in particular desktop extrusion technologies like Desktop Metal’s Studio Printer and MarkForged’s Metal X, among others.

If you’re attending the show, please stop by my presentation and say hello. Or if you’d prefer, you can contact me to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

I look forward to presenting my thoughts on 3D Printing one last time for 2017 and hope to see some of you there! Stay tuned for more great news from 3Diligent in 2018!

This Week: 3Diligent Talks Metal 3D Printing at FABTECH in Chicago

It’s hard to believe that there are just under two months left in 2017! It’s been a busy year for 3Diligent and things aren’t slowing down as I head out this week to FABTECH in Chicago!

FABTECH is taking place November 6-9, at McCormick Place, where more than 1,700 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees come together to explore the latest industry products and developments related to metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing.

I’m excited to share that while at the show I’ll present “Making Sense of Metal 3D Printing” where I will compare the range of different metal printing technologies, offering my perspective on their pros, cons, and common applications. I’ll cover a range of technologies including laser melting, electron beam melting, binder jetting with metal infiltration, directed energy deposition, nanoparticle jetting, and metal plating of plastic or resin parts.

If you’re interested in attending, I’ll be speaking on Wednesday, November 8 at 10:30 am in room S402A. You can get more information on my speaking topic here. If you’re attending the conference, but not available to join my talk you can contact me here if you’d like to schedule a meeting.

Looking forward to seeing all of the innovation in metal at FABTECH and hope to see some of you at the show. If you won’t be attending, stay tuned for details on my quick drive south for my talk at Inside 3D Printing San Diego next month!

3Diligent Adds 3D Printed Silicone to its Capabilities, Meeting Demands of Design Innovators

3Diligent Expands Broadest Range of 3D Printing Materials and Processes  

Los Angeles, Calif. – November 1, 20173Diligent announced today it has added silicone 3D Printing to its capabilities and is now accepting requests for quote (RFQs) and is processing orders in the material.

“Being able to 3D print silicone is an exciting innovation. At 3Diligent we strive to meet the 3D Printing needs of all designers and are pleased to expand our range of elastomeric materials with silicone,” said 3Diligent CEO Cullen Hilkene.

Silicone 3D Printing is enabling innovative product development in many industries. One industry especially interested in silicone printing is medical. From realistic silicone models for surgical training to 3D printed bandages applied directly to human skin to exploration of artificial hearts, silicone 3D Printing has the potential for many life altering and lifesaving applications in medicine.

This announcement expands 3Diligent’s ability to deliver the market’s broadest range of additive materials and processes, which includes metal, plastics, composites and now silicone. 3Diligent offers 3D PrintingCNC Machining, and Molding and Casting across hundreds of machines and materials.

When submitting an RFQ on the 3Diligent website for silicone 3D Printing, designers will use the same streamlined process as for other materials and processes. Customers can log onto the secure 3Diligent.com portal, upload their CAD design files, and type silicone as their desired material. Using its proprietary software, 3Diligent will identify the optimal silicone fabrication solution, issue a quote, and fulfill the order upon acceptance.

For more information on 3Diligent and its capabilities, visit http://www.3diligent.com/.

 

You can see the original shape of this silicone printed part, in the shape of a human liver
You can see the original shape of this silicone printed part, a model of a human liver in miniature
Printed silicone has oustanding elastomeric properties
Printed silicone has oustanding elastomeric properties

 

About 3Diligent

3Diligent is an innovative rapid manufacturing services provider offering CAD/CAM-based fabrication services such as 3D Printing, CNC machining, and Casting. 3Diligent uses data science to analyze customer requests for quote (RFQs) and identify optimal rapid manufacturing solutions across its network of qualified partners to fabricate better parts faster. 3Diligent’s next-generation approach to rapid manufacturing allows customers to simplify their procurement and rationalize its service provider list. 3Diligent counts companies from Fortune 500 enterprises to startups among its customers. For more information, visit http://www.3Diligent.com/.

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