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India: First 3D printed titanium vertebrae implant helps 32-year-old woman walk again


Doctors in India have helped a 32-year-old woman back onto her feet by rebuilding part of her spine with 3D printed vertebrae in a first-of-its-kind procedure. The patient had been suffering from spinal tuberculosis. 3D Printing Applications

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Presentations at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

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Normally, members of the Product Definition team at DS SolidWorks Corp give two presentations at each SOLIDWORKS World. Presentations can be either Hands-on or Breakout. Hands-on sessions involve attendee participation at desktop computers provided for the conference. Attendees typically follow and repeat steps shown by the presenter.

Metal 3D Printer: Manufacturers and Models of 2017


Which 3D printers are used for metal 3D Printing? At Sc […]. The post Metal 3D Printer: Manufacturers and Models of 2017 appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D News metal 3D printer metal 3D printing

Meet Two Women Changing the Face of Cosplay

Shapeways Blog

TheLaserGirls  (Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford) are powerhouses of cosplay, 3D design, and general badassery. On their podcast and blog , they show in vivid detail how two creative people have turned their love of fantasy, sci-fi, and cosplay into incredible 3D printed costumes and accessories – while empowering others to do the same. The other huge portion of this is our focus in making.

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 for Large Assembly Modeling [WEBINAR]

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New SOLIDWORKS 2017 Large Assembly Modeling functionality allows you to do more while you wait for components to fully resolve when loading. In In previous releases, while waiting for components to load and fully resolve, you could only pan, zoom, and rotate the model. Now Now you can also do the following: Navigate the FeatureManager design tree. Measure distances. Create cross sections.

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How to Implement Additive Manufacturing into Your Business Model


In the decades since its invention, additive manufacturing (AM), aka 3D printing, has proved to have long-term benefits for businesses that incorporated the technology into their business models and operations. More companies are looking to save the time and money 3D printing offers them. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s Professional Services exists to provide guidance for these businesses.

Art Meets Technology in the New Hoet Cabrio SX Eyewear


“Innovation is my mission statement,” says Bieke Hoet, owner of the Hoet Design Studio. And you can see it in her latest collection of 3D-printed eyewear frames: Hoet Cabrio SX, launched at Silmo 2016. Designed in collaboration with the Belgian indie pop duo SX , this striking new collection features a radically new approach to eyewear design. The Frames: Hoet Cabrio SX. Stefanie Callebaut from SX.

AR startup Daqri builds incredible 3D printer that can print with holograms


Daqri, a startup specializing in augmented reality devices, has created a hologram-powered 3D printer. The machine uses a complex DLP-style curing system, and is currently capable of printing small objects like paperclips. 3D Printer

Scanning Stories: 4 Steps to a Perfectly Printable 3D Selfie

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In our most recent Scanning Stories post, we talked about making your full-body Skanect Structure Sensor 3D scans better using MeshLab and Meshmixer. In this fourth entry in the series, we’ll show you four steps between a full-body scan and printing that you’ll want to take to make sure your 3D selfies are true-to-life. Step 1: Exporting your scans. The textures before lightning up. contrast +40.

Dental company Straumann looks to get their teeth into 3D printing

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Swiss Dental company Straumann has announced plans to acquire a 3D printing partner. Straumann made a net income of $229 million in 2016, and are looking. Medical & Dental 3D printing dental dental Marco Gadola Renishaw Straumann Straumann 3D printing Straumann Holding

3D Printer or Rapid Prototyping Solution? How to Spot the Difference (And Save Your Company Millions) – Part 2

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Product Development Firms Face Pressure from Two Directions. In our first installment of this post, we explained why firms looking to stay ahead of their competition must focus, more than ever before, on compressing their product development cycles. 70%-90% of project costs occur during early stages of product development in design & prototyping @stratasys Click To Tweet. Here’s how….

3D Meets 2D at HP as Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing System Is Used to Manufacture New Parts for HP's 2D Inkjet Printers

HP has been making major waves through its entrance into the 3D printing market, between laying off thousands of employees in 2015, unveiling its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing system last year, and. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printers 3D Printing 2D inkjet printer 2d printers 3D CAD software 3d printed actuator 3d printed bracket additive manufacturing cad software cost saving hp hp 3d printer hp 3d printing HP Multi Jet Fusion HP multi jet fusion 3d printer injection molding inkjet printing large-format large-format 3D printing Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technolog

Researchers optimize 3D print infill structures by mimicking natural bone tissue


Infill optimization in 3D printing is something that is constantly being tinkered with by designers, mathematicians and researchers around the world. The reason is ultimately to find ways to produce more with less. In fact, the majority of 3D print processes allow for some sort of optimization of internal density when it comes to producing a 3D printed part. 3D Printing Application

Manufacturing Technology: 3D Printing vs CNC

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3D printing has undoubtedly become a tool-of-choice for makers and educators alike. The rapid growth in 3D printing technology and its popularity has manufacturers worried that at-home 3D printers may one day soon replace traditional manufacturing. From our experience though, a maker or entrepreneur is going to benefit the most from a convergence of these two manufacturing methods. Below we will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of both 3D printing and CNC milling. Methodology. CNC milling machines “take a block of solid material (e.g. Milling is a subtractive method.

Open Bionics awarded $1 million prize for their 3D printed prosthesis

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British enterprise, Open Bionics has won a million dollar award for their 3D printed bionic arm prosthesis. The team won the international category at the UAE Robotics. Medical & Dental 3D printed arm 3D printing prosthesis 3D printing prosthetic Dubai Exiii open bionics Robotics for good UAE UAE awards for good

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Schooled in SOLIDWORKS Series: Quick tips from our UK Technical Manager

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Level-up your SOLIDWORKS skills as our inside experts reveal features you never knew existed. In this month’s webinar, find out how you can use SOLIDWORKS MBD to improve quoting, CAM, CMM and more. The best way to learn is to do. The second best? Pluck advice from people who are aces in their field. Each month an expert member of our team will share tips on how to get the most from SOLIDWORKS.

Researchers Optimize Robust, Lightweight, Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill

There’s so much more that goes into a 3D print than many people realize. To those unfamiliar with how the process works, it looks like simple magic – but there are a lot of factors that. View the entire article via our website. Featured Stories 3d printing infill 3d printing Infill pattern biomimicry bone cancellous bone Delft University of Technology infill Technical University of Denmark Technical University of Munich trabecular bone tu delft

3D printing at home will save you money down the line, says new study from MTU


If you’ve been looking for definitive proof that your desktop 3D printer saves you money (to tell your skeptical friends!), or have been wondering whether it’s worth it to invest in your own 3D printer, a new study coming out of Michigan Technological University says that 3D printing at home does indeed save you money. Statistics

3D Printing Cuts Costs and Lead Times for Korean Car Parts Manufacturer


The automotive industry is an early adopter of 3D printing technology, initially benefitting from Rapid Prototyping to finalize new car concepts. SL Corporation is an automotive parts manufacturer based in Korea, who was able to cut their lead-times significantly and reduce costs by incorporating 3D Printing into their production. 3D-printed headlamp fixtures. Digital model of a headlamp fixture.

Mayor of London reveals plans for UK’s largest 3D printing centre

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has revealed development plans for the Eastern region of the UK's capital city. The plans include the largest 3D. Business Innovate UK London 3D printing centre Millennium Mills Millennium Mills 3D printing centre Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan 3D printing Silvertown silvertown 3D printing Thames Estuary

Medical 3D Printing : the SpineVision Customer Story


3D Printing, by making mass customization and rapid pro […]. The post Medical 3D Printing : the SpineVision Customer Story appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printing Stories 3D Printing customer story

For the First Time in India, 3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae Restore a Woman's Damaged Spine

Most people know tuberculosis as a disease of the lungs, but that’s not always the case. For a 32-year-old woman in India, the disease manifested in her spine – in 10 different vertebrae, View the entire article via our website.

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DMG MORI acquires 50.1% of shares in SLM 3D printing company REALIZER


German machine tool manufacturing company DMG MORI has acquired 50.1% of shares in German additive manufacturing company REALIZER GmbH, strengthening the company’s 3D printing technology offerings. With the acquisition, DMG MORI is adding selective laser melting (SLM), REALIZER’s specialty, to its already full arsenal of machining and manufacturing processes. 3D Printer Company

A big thank you to the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Community at SOLIDWORKS World

Javelin Tech Tips

Last week we had the pleasure of interacting with SOLIDWORKS users in Los Angeles, CA., at the SOLIDWORKS World convention. This year was packed full of informative and impressive sessions that really excite the inner engineering geek in me; and invigorates the passion that so many designers and engineers have for the great SOLIDWORKS Innovation Platform. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Breakout Session.

McDonald’s reinvents the STRAW with 3D printing

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McDonald's has reportedly reinvented the straw using 3D printing as a prototyping tool. The device is termed STRAW (Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal). According to. Design 3D printing mcdonald's 3D printing straw chocolate shamrock shake drinking straw McDonald's straw Microfluidics rheology shamrock shake STRAW

3D Printable Hinges Design Tutorial

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Angus published this great tutorial on how to design and 3D print movable hinges. You can find the files from the tutorial here: cool things to 3d print design how to tutorial

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing's Direct Metal Laser Sintering in the Automotive Spotlight on Jay Leno's Garage

3D printing leader Stratasys, back in 2014, acquired both Harvest Technologies and Solid Concepts and combined the two with its existing digital manufacturing service business, RedEye, to form a. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing 3d metal printing 3d printed car parts aluminum custom 3d printed car parts Direct Metal Laser Sintering DMLS Inconel Jay Leno Jay Lenos Garage nickel superalloy materials for AM nickel-based superalloy stratasys Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Stratasys Direct Manufacturing (SDM) titanium welding

Swiss dental company Straumann seeks 3D printing partner


Straumann, a dental solutions company based in Basel, Switzerland, has announced it is seeking an official 3D printing partner. The Straumann Group is one of the world’s leading providers of dental implants, restorative products, and services. 3D Printer Company

3D Printed in Space: A Teen’s Winning Design

Shapeways Blog

Robert Hillian’s Multi-Tool, 3D printed on a Made In Space printer on the ISS. While just a senior in high school, Robert Hillian took on a challenge most of us can only dream of: design a tool to be used — and printed — in space. It was all part of the Future Engineers competition hosted by NASA, SpaceX, and Shapeways, with in-orbit printing courtesy of Made In Space. What was the goal?

Inside the AMPLab: zero-gravity 3D printed metal and the future of materials

3D Printing Industry

Professor Moataz Attallah is the director of the University of Birmingham’s specialist Advanced Materials and Processing Lab, known as AMPLab. Additive manufacturing from the AMPLab is behind. bodyTop Materials 3D Medical aerospace alloys AMPLab european space agency hip hip implants metal additive manufacturing metallurgy Moataz Attallah Professor Moataz Attallah Space X University of Birmingham

3D Printed Metamaterial with Bit Switches

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Researchers at Hasso Plattner Institute improved their 3d printed metamaterial technique to make devices that have embedded digital or "bit" switches. This is the preview video, more information will come in the future: Here is their earlier work: [link]. 3d printing materials science