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Big AM Investments Continue

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The additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry is not short on money. Since early June, we’ve stumbled across five new investments that total more than $260 million. For example, French investment bank Bpifrance announced that it is investing €45+ million over the next five years in an initiative to develop advanced processes in the country’s AM industry. Meanwhile, the government of the Netherlands said that it will invest €134 million into research projects focused on AM. About a month later, Formlabs said that it had raised $35 million, with Autodesk being one of the investors.

How to use FDM to build long, long, long 3D printed parts

Leslie's Blog

Stratasys eliminates the Z axis limit in FDM 3D printing. Who would have thought that you could get 7 ft, 20 ft, and longer parts from an extrusion 3D printing process? The Z axis handles height, and for certain builds, not only would the build time be agonizingly slow, you would need quite a support structure to handle tall parts. But Stratasys Ltd. link]. The initial material is Ultem 1010.

Injured Animals Get Second Chance With 3D Printed Limbs

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3D printing has many applications, but one of the most heartwarming ones is when it is used to provide animals with a new lease on life. Paolo Miamoto, a dentist by trade, typically works on human teeth, but when a greylag goose was dropped off at an animal rescue center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he decided to help the suffering animal out. See “ Improving 3-D Printing by Copying Nature.”).

3D printed Batman suit with 23 functioning Bat-gadgets wins Guinness World Record


Forget Ben Affleck in Batman vs Superman, who pulls out gadget after gadget to defeat the man of steel. There’s a new hero in town, and he’s got the record to prove it. Irish special effects expert Julian Checkley, who unveiled the most amazing 3D printed cosplay suit we’ve ever seen about a year ago, has just been awarded a world record in the new Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition.

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Edible batteries in 3D printed casing could open doors for ingestible medical treatments


A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are developing innovative biocompatible batteries, which could open up the doors for future ingestible medical devices and help to revolutionize treatments for diseases such as cancer. 3D Printing Applications

Join us for a LIVE broadcast at the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Canada Launch

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch. Learn What’s New in SOLIDWORKS® 2017 at our LIVE Launch Broadcast in October. SOLIDWORKS 2017 is packed with new, customer-focused enhancements. With more core power, performance, and new capabilities; SOLIDWORKS 2017 will help you easily turn your ideas into finished products in less time, with higher quality. REGISTER. Eastern Canada. Morning Broadcast. REGISTER.

Link Up with Interlocking Metals

Shapeways Blog

We’re always looking to push the limits of what’s possible and today, we’re proud to announce the launch of interlocking metals in three materials; brass, silver and by popular request, bronze. Over the past year we have been experimenting with interlocking metals, slowly rolling it out to more and more members of the community. Materials

formnext 2016 is Already Booked Out

Additive Manufacturing

formnext 2016 is already booked out. With an impressive increase of 30 percent in the number of exhibitors and 40 percent in the amount of exhibition space, formnext powered by tct shows no signs of slowing down. Hall 3.1 is already fully booked more than two months before the exhibition is due to open. Formnext 2016. Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 15 – 18 November 2016. About formnext. About Mesago.

Why China won’t own next-generation manufacturing

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By Vivek Wadhwa, The Washington Post. After three decades of dramatic growth, China’s manufacturing engine has largely stalled. With rising salaries, labor unrest, environmental devastation and intellectual property theft, China is no longer an attractive place for Western companies to move their manufacturing. China has made this a national priority and is making massive investments.


Mexican scientists are developing a 3D printed microvalve to help treat microcephaly in fetuses


A team of scientists from the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos (UAEM) in Mexico has developed a device that could help lessen the effects of microcephaly in unborn fetuses. The device, a micro valve which allows excess cerebrospinal fluid to be released from the brain, was prototyped and developed with the help of 3D printing technologies. 3D Printing Applications

Adlens – Striving for Success with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Glasses have gone from bare necessity, through geek chic, to major fashion accessory. Yet thanks to the fact that eyesight gradually fades over time, a one-size-fits-all approach to spectacle selection is less than ideal. Sure, we can pick up an over-the-counter pair to cope with our worsening eyesight, but they won’t last forever. Besides, vision correction is prey to the demands of distance.

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Where in the world is 3D Printing? 3D Printing investment by countries and companies


Additive Manufacturing not only permeates many sectors, […]. The post Where in the world is 3D Printing? 3D Printing investment by countries and companies appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends. & More

Get Schooled: Featured Student Grant Recipients – Fashion

Shapeways Blog

Throughout time, the fashion industry has evolved with each industrial revolution. The clothing production process embraced new technology with the invention of the cotton gin, the creation of factories and mass production techniques, and, more recently, the Silicon Valley tech boom. Finally, our Nike sneakers could track our mileage thanks to those new, crazy Apple iPods.

3D Demonstrators Designed for Bigger, Lighter Auto and Aerospace Parts

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The Stratasys Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator for producing large tools and production parts is designed for accuracy, repeatability and speed for custom OEM production and on-demand aftermarket disruption. Stratasys will be previewing demonstrations of next-generation manufacturing technologies at IMTS 2016 as part of its SHAPING WHAT’S NEXT™ vision for manufacturing.

Face of 2000-year-old ancient Egyptian mummy recreated through 3D printing


While it might not be the first academic application of 3D printing you could think of, the technology is increasingly finding its way into the archeological faculties of universities around the world – where it is used to create tangible artefacts that can be easily studied. 3D Printing Applications

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Young Girl Goes to the Library and Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

Libraries are so wonderful. I’m not embarrassed to gush about them, because they’re one of my favorite things in the world. They’ve helped me discover some of my favorite books and. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d printed prosthetic arm 3d printed prosthetic hand 3d printed prosthetics 3d printing in libraries Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library e-nable Harris County Public Library Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab Katelyn Vinick Team Unlimbited 3D printed arm unlimbited arm

Smart Facilities: The Next Generation of Sustainable Management and Operations

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Click to Tweet: “Smart Facilities: The Next Generation of. Sustainable Management and Operations #smartcities” Rhomberg Group, Zumtobel Group, Bosch Software Innovations, Modcam AB, and Dassault Systèmes collaborated on a landmark smart office building project, in order to introduce more sustainable management of homes, commercial buildings and factories to smart cities of the future.

How this company invented a groundbreaking tool for veterinarians


Complex cylindrical shapes can be manufactured faster and more cost-effectively with a CNC lathe than with a CNC mill. This makes CNC lathe machines a great fit for concentric parts. The post How this company invented a groundbreaking tool for veterinarians appeared first on Xometry.

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Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator tackles automated manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

When you combine the freedom of motion of a robot with a 3D printing extrusion nozzle, you can build amazing objects. One of the key benefits is that big, really big, items are easy to build this way. Over the years, researchers have combined robots and 3D printing extrusion nozzles to build houses, bridges, furniture, even automobiles. Stratasys Ltd. But users see the possibility and desire it.

MIT engineers pioneer 3D printed heat-responsive materials that remember original shapes


While industrial users tend to avoid plastics with low durability like the plague, that could all change thanks to a new innovation by engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). All these 3D printed objects have to do is reach a certain temperature ‘sweet spot’, and they spring back to their original form in a matter of seconds. 3D Printing Materials

Take SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta Software for a Test Drive Online through MySolidWorks

Javelin Tech Tips

Do you want to try the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta version without having to download and install it locally on your machine? As an active SOLIDWORKS Subscription customer you can now  try SOLIDWORKS 2017 online through your web browser using MySolidWorks. This means you can try SOLIDWORKS 2017 on any machine, at any time, all you need is internet access! Using SOLIDWORKS Online. MySolidWorks Beta Access.

Lehrmitt Design Studios Introduces a New Dimension to 3D Printed Product Design Surface Skins

This year, design company Lehrmitt Design Studios celebrates their 20th anniversary – and they certainly have a lot to celebrate. The Austin, Texas-based company has been in the business of. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D printed product design 3d printed texture 3D printing tactile materials lehrmitt design studios Surface Skins

Your New iPhone Could Have a 3D Scanner

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Apple has patents pending for 3D scanning technology which could feature in the iPhone 7 when it's released. It's the same idea behind Intel's RealSense. 3D Scanners 3D Software 3DP Applications 3D Scanner apple iPhone patent

Welcome South Park to the Shapeways Community!

Shapeways Blog

ATTENTION South Park super fans, technophiles and collectible geeks – South Park Studios have joined the Shapeways community and has opened their very own South Park Shop ! For the first time you will be able to purchase some of your favorite South Park characters – in physical form. contest rules below). So what inspired South Park Studios to join the Shapeways community? Eligibility.

Pizza delivered by 3D printed drone for first time by Flirtey and Dominos


It has been almost inevitable ever since drones became commercially viable, and it has certainly been inevitable since Australian drone delivery pioneers Flirtey successfully delivered medical supplies with a 3D printed drone. But now they have gone one step further, and successfully delivered a Domino’s pizza using their 3D printed delivery drone. This delivery took place in Auckland, New Zealand, and was completed as part of the announcement of the world’s first commercial pizza-by-drone delivery partnership between Flirtey and Domino's. 3D Printing Applications

Design Automation, Not Frustration: Let SOLIDWORKS Electrical Manage Your Part Data

The Solidworks Blog

One of the most interesting aspects of working for DS SOLIDWORKS is that we get to meet and learn from the wide range of customers we serve. What is sometimes surprising is how many of them share the same challenges and frustrations. From the text on a schematic drawing to the details on the reports, and even down to the labels that will be printed and placed on each device or wire.

Researchers Create Microstereolithography for 4D Printing, Potential for Impacts in Medical, Solar & More

Technology can be confusing when it begins moving at such an accelerated rate, perfectly exemplified by the 3D industry, and encompassing all that goes with it, from 3D scanning to 3D printing and. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Science & Technology 3D printed shape shifting structures 4D printers 4d printing microstereolithography mit Multimaterial 4D Printing with Tailorable Shape Memory Polymers Singapore University of Technology and Design SUTD Digital Manufacturing and Design Center SUTD-MIT joint postdoctoral program

Student uses 3D printing to prevent spread of Malaria, Zika, and infectious disease

3D Printing Industry

Rapid identification of infectious disease outbreaks can be vital in limiting damage and coordinating an appropriate response. While modern drugs can combat many of these. Medical & Dental Airwolf arduino Bubble Logic Chris Lin Flashforge Formlabs Lawrence Kulinsky Living hinge Marc Madou Microfluidics Neil Gershenfeld Regina Ragan TPU University of California Irvine

Sears think[box] Brings 3D Printing Innovation to Students and Community

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Students collaborating at Sears think[box]. The Sears think[box] at Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is one of the largest university-based innovation centers in the world. This $35M project is used by about 5,000 visitors per month — including students, alumni, faculty and visitors – many of whom take advantage of the center’s 3D printing capabilities. Education

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Facial security systems can be cracked with 3D models and 3D printed masks based on Facebook photos


Security systems that are unlocked by simply showing your face – it’s just about the coolest thing ever. Makes you feel like Tom Cruise whenever you unlock your smartphone. But as researchers from the University of North Carolina revealed, our obsessions with Facebook and Instagram could be our own undoing. 3D Printing Applications

SOLIDWORKS Electrical IS the future of Electrical Drafting and Design [VIDEO]

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SOLIDWORKS® Electrical Drafting Solutions simplify electrical product design with specific tools designed for the engineering discipline and intuitive interfaces for faster design of embedded electrical systems. Learn how SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the future for electrical drafting and design by watching our demonstration video below: Boost product innovation. Shorten time-to-market.