The disruptive impact of a 3D Printed Replacement Part on the F-35 and Beyond…

I read an article earlier this morning about some Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 31 (CLB-31) in Carderock, Maryland that had managed to fabricate a 3D printed replacement part that saved them $70,000 relative to going back to the original equipment manufacturer. It is a remarkable story and one that really illustrates the disruptive impact of 3D […]

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Announcing 3Diligent Now Quoting Capability

3Diligent customers, we are excited to announce today the soft launch of 3Diligent Now, our rapid quoting service! The Background Since 3Diligent was founded, we have utilized the power of our software and extensive qualified network to provide  customers with one-stop access to a range of digital manufacturing technologies.  However, we were dependent on our fabrication […]

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3Diligent’s 3D Printed Gun Pledge

  As you may have heard, the US government recently reached settlement on a lawsuit related to 3D Printed guns.  The outcome of the settlement is it becomes legal to post 3D Printable files for the fabrication of firearms online starting August 1. At 3Diligent, we take very seriously our responsibility to ensure that CAD-based […]

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A Few Words on Layer Thickness and Your 3D Prints

One thing that is unique to 3D Printing relative to other fabrication processes is the importance of layer thickness.  Since you’re building a part up “additively,” thicker layers makes for a faster build.  But if the 3D Printing software is cutting the design file into thicker slices, then you may also lose some degree of […]

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Providing Perspective at America Makes TRX in Austin About How the supply chain is turning into a supply web thanks to additive manufacturing

I arrived tonight in Austin, TX for the America Makes Technical Review & Exchange (TRX), starting tomorrow.  I’m honored to have been asked to present 3Diligent’s take on the additive supply chain with the America Makes membership and selected guests.  These attendees represent some of the biggest names in additive manufacturing – the thought leaders from […]

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The Value of Castings

Last month, we announced the formal launch of our castings service. If you primarily know us as a 3D Printing service, you may be curious to know a bit more about castings and how our services might be useful to you and your future projects and programs. What is casting? For the uninitiated, casting is […]

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Talking Digital Manufacturing in Future Tech Podcast

Last week I was able to catch up with Juliet Lemar, host of Future Tech Podcast, to talk about 3Diligent and digital manufacturing. The podcast covers technologies that are expected to transform lives, covering a wide variety of topics from Bitcoin to blockchain to 3D Printing. Our conversation included an overview on 3Diligent, different applications […]

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