Gallery: Check out these innovative 3D printed parts

June 23, 2023
Complicated geometries, fine details are the calling card of evolving additive-manufacturing technologies.

In June, Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing examined how far 3D printing has come with articles about how the technologies stack up against larger-volume processes like injection molding, as well as how freedom-of-design advantages have made them especially suited to mass customization and prototyping and the production of parts that couldn't otherwise be made. Companies providing insights, or represented by photographs, include: 3D Systems Corp.; Aim3D; Arburg Inc.; Carbon Inc.; EOS; Formlabs Inc.; HP Inc.; Nexa3D, which recently released its Xip Pro printer; and Voxeljet America Inc., which is looking to eventually go commercial with its VX1000 HSS printer, now available as a beta version.

About the Author

Karen Hanna | Senior Staff Reporter

Senior Staff Reporter Karen Hanna covers injection molding, molds and tooling, processors, workforce and other topics, and writes features including In Other Words and Problem Solved for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. She has more than 15 years of experience in daily and magazine journalism.