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Understanding HP 3D’s Software Solutions

If you’ve ever tried to assemble furniture without using the instructions, then you know it can be a bit more complicated than it looks. When parts come in a flat box, but the final product is a 3D object, understanding how pieces go together, especially when the instructions are simple pictures, often requires some mental processing. In 3D printing, that processing is done by specialized software that is often proprietary, depending upon the printer manufacturer. It’s worth looking at exactly how that software works and how it guides the printing process.   What Does 3D Printing Software Do? There’s quite […]

Top 6 Manufacturing Problems Solved by HP 3D Printing

Technology can be defined as the application of scientific knowledge to solve problems and there may be no better example of that than additive manufacturing and the ways in which it has changed the manufacturing sector. While there are myriad issues within the manufacturing sector that cannot be solved through technological means, the spectrum of issues and various benefits of 3D printing may make it one of the most advantageous developments since automation.   What is Additive Manufacturing? Additive manufacturing, as a term, is sometimes used interchangeably with 3D printing as it is, technically, the industrial term for the process. […]
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HP 3D Applications From the Factory Floor and Beyond

One of the most exhilarating parts of watching emerging technologies is watching how the technology itself evolves, but also the way it pushes the industries it supports or impacts to evolve as well. 3D printing is no different. What makes watching additive manufacturing so exciting is that its relationship with the industries utilizing it is symbiotic. Not only are the industries using the tech pushing 3D printer manufacturers to revolutionize and optimize their machines and materials, but those changes are enabling new uses across multiple industries.   What Is HP 3D? In 2014, HP entered the 3D printing market with […]
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Top Applications for 3D Metal Printing with Markforged

The introduction of 3D printing to the manufacturing landscape was revolutionary. When it first appeared on the scene, its applications were limited. The technology was restricted by the hardware, skilled workers, size, speed, cost of production, in addition to other factors. However, it was easy for many to see how the technology had the potential to change the game in the same way that other advancements, like automation, changed the manufacturing industry. While tackling the initial obstacles was key, once 3D printing became more common, it was time to tackle other issues impacting its more widespread adoption and use. In […]