CNC carving is quite commonplace in maker circles, especially for wood. Check out the best wood

CNC carving is quite commonplace in maker circles, especially for wood. Check out the best wood CNC machines to get the job done. The marriage of a wood block and a CNC mill could be just what your project needs. Because if you’re trying to pick which color of PLA to print that coffee table with, you’ve got a problem. (Or the need for a humongous spool of filament to mount on an equally huge 3D printer.) CNC carving wood is a useful process, not just because of the size capabilities, but also for the aesthetic and material properties of wood. Napkin rings, for instance, bring a more cozy feel to the kitchen table when produced in wood as opposed to plastic. Plus, you avoid bringing bioplastics near your food. But how do you pick a machine out of the many out there? Well, you can get a head start with this list of some of the best CNC carving machines, refreshed for 2019. No list about CNC carving machines in 2019 could get away without mentioning Carbide 3D’s Shapeoko. This beast of a machine needs no introduction – it earned the status of Editor’s Choice CNC machine quite recently, after all. It’s the Prusa i3 of CNC milling machines. The Shapeoko comes in three size variants:...

The majority of AM medical devices are implants, with about 79% being titanium, according to recent

The majority of AM medical devices are implants, with about 79% being titanium, according to recent FDA analysis. Pioneers are now getting clearance for third or fourth implants. Titanium acetabular cups recently achieved 10-year clinical history. Patient-specific cutting guides made from nylon also have more than 10 years of clinical history. At EOS, we are seeing more orthosis and prosthesis applications due to the ability to print reliable patient-specific devices As one of the earliest suppliers of additive technology, EOS has gathered a long history of user needs, which we used to develop a new polymer machine, the Integra P400, showcased at RAPID + TCT. Customers have been pushing technology providers for faster build times. In response to this, Integra P 400’s novel dual recoating system design can spread preheated powder across the build platform at 0.4m/sec. Preheating decreases the time between layers, traditionally needed to create thermal homogeneity. A new scanning strategy using a 120W CO2 laser and digital galvanometers further decreases layer time, speeding the build process. Polymer powder bed systems had required warm-up and cool-down time to address thermal wa...