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GE’s AM Acquisitions

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Last month, GE surprised the world when it announced the company’s plan to acquire Arcam of Sweden and SLM Solutions of Germany for $1.4 billion. Both companies offer additive manufacturing systems that produce world-class metal parts for medical, aerospace, and other industries. Arcam also owns a prominent producer of titanium and other metal powders (AP&C of Canada), which supplies materials to many organizations. In more than 28 years, no such corporation had made a commitment, until now. Why would GE want to buy these two companies? Growth of metal AM has averaged 59.2% Why wouldn’t it?

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GE refused to raise its price for metal 3D printing pioneer SLM after activist Elliott intervenes


It looks like one of the biggest deals in the 3D printing market is about to fail, with the GE’s tender offer deadline for the takeover of SLM Solutions set to be reached today. The acquisition offer, which was first announced in September, previously put metal 3D printing in the spotlight and sent ripples through the 3D printing market. 3D Printing company

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017

The Solidworks Blog

The process of designing plastic parts has always been one fraught with anxiety. Get it wrong and you might end up with an extremely expensive paperweight and a very angry boss. Take the guesswork out of designing plastic parts by using SOLIDWORKS Plastics injection-molding simulation software. Many new enhancements have been added to SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017. and M.Sc.

The Hiking App You Never Knew You Needed

Shapeways Blog

It’s the best part of fall. When the weather is perfectly sunny, with a nice chilly breeze … and we get some of the most amazing colors out of nature to boot! It seems that everyone finds their way to the nearest park, or even goes so far as to find the highest peaks with the best views of every red, yellow, and orange leaf you can imagine. Enter  Nicetrails !

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 delivers new enhancements, together with improved performance, productivity and quality. Our goal is to help our users set up, solve and interrogate their simulation results faster, easier and in a robust manner.  Today a wide range of users involved in product development can leverage SOLIDWORKS Simulation to make better, safer and more competitive products.

Scanning Stories: 3D Selfies Are All Around You… and They’re Amazing

Shapeways Blog

In our new Scanning Stories series, Shapeways’ 3D Scan Engineers Brigitte and Astrid will share tips and tricks to help you make the most of 3D scanning. Selfies are as old as photography itself. But lately, miniature clone-like 3D printed figurines — better known as 3D Selfies — are taking the world by storm. First, let’s get back to basics. Think about where you want to start. GET SCANNED!

You Can Now Buy Your Own Piece of Design History: The Lily.MGX Pushed 3D Printing from Prototyping to Design


In 2003, Finnish digital sculptor Janne Kyttanen presented a 3D print unlike any other to the audience of Milan Design Week. Until then, 3D printing was considered more of a prototyping technology. Janne pushed the boundaries and presented a 3D print that was meant for the consumer market. This way, Janne managed to create a lamp that was ready to be used as a consumer product. Featured Designs

Amazon reveals top secret 3D printed drone lab in Cambridge UK

3D Printing Industry

According to local news sources in the UK, Amazon has revealed the location of one its 3D printed drone labs. The test site is located. 3DP Applications bodyTop amazon cambridge drones UAV

Siemens to offer end-to-end additive manufacturing solution starting January 2017


Global technology company Siemens has unveiled a new end-to-end additive manufacturing software package, covering design through simulation and production. The solution, offered by the company’s product lifecycle management (PLM) arm, will begin rolling out in January 2017. 3D Printing Company

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 – Manual and Selective Ballooning

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Inspection offers an integrated add-in to streamline and automate the creation of inspection sheets (FAI, AS9102, PPAP, etc.). By leveraging your existing 2D drawings, you can easily create their quality documents in just minutes. However, we realize that not all businesses are the same and some customers might need manual controls. SOLIDWORKS

Angus Debunks Some 3D Printing Myths and Misconceptions

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Angus lays it down as it is. Hear Hear! australia hype video

SOLIDWORKS 2017 provides direct import of 3D Scanned Data

Javelin Tech Tips

If you work with 3D scanned data on a regular basis, we are certain that the ability to directly import 3D mesh files into SOLIDWORKS 2017 will be among your favorite enhancements in this latest release. Several types of mesh files can now be directly imported without the need for the ScanTo3D Add-In (which was required in previous releases, and is only available with SOLIDWORKS Premium). stl , *.obj

250 mph 3D printed electric motorbike

3D Printing Industry

Swedish born Dr. Eva Håkansson is the “fastest woman on earth”, thanks to 3D printing. Using her custom built electric powered super-bike affectionately called KillaJoule, bodyTop Design eva hakkansson killajoule Lulzbot university of denver

Elliott says to reject GE offer for metal 3D printing giant SLM Solutions


Back in September, a shock announcement sent ripples through the 3D printing market. Industrial world leader General Electric made an unexpected offer of a combined $1.4 billion to take over two of the driving forces behind metal 3D printing, Arcam AB and SLM Solutions. It is not known what this sudden move means for the Arcam deal. 3D Printing Company

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Headkayse Improves Cyclist Safety with Folding Helmet

The Solidworks Blog

Road safety is a constant concern for cyclists. Being exposed to the asphalt, careless drivers and heavy motor vehicles, in all the elements, makes cycling an activity that’s not without hazards. good, solid cycle helmet for all bike riders is a no-brainer. Yet the design of the cycle helmet hasn’t altered all that much in a generation. Here Here to change that is Headkayse. What’s the Headkayse?

How We’ve Brought the On-Demand Economy to Manufacturing


With our platform for on-demand manufacturing, we can compress the time from design to manufacture and deliver a better experience for machine shops and consumers. The post How We’ve Brought the On-Demand Economy to Manufacturing appeared first on Xometry. 3D Printing Additive Manufacturing CNC Machining DC Tech Low Volume Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping 3DPrinting American Manufacturing CNC Design Instant Pricing Manufacturing On-Demand Subtractive Manufacturing xometry

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How to enable SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect

Javelin Tech Tips

If you haven’t yet heard of SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect, you are missing one of the key features of the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Release. The 3D Interconnect utility allows you to import third-party CAD files that were created in other CAD systems. This is done directly without any conversion into a SOLIDWORKS file. Select “Inventor/Catia V5/Creo/NX/Solid Edge” from the pulldown menu.

Dubai hospitals access 3D printing for healthcare and surgery

3D Printing Industry

Starting in 2017, hospitals in Dubai will introduce 3D printers to prepare surgeons for medical procedures: according to a senior health officer in the country. Medical & Dental bio inks Dubai guys hospital NHS Shatha Saif

3D printed organs on a chip could one day put an end to animal testing


Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have 3d printed ‘organs on a chip’ with fully integrated sensing that could mean an end to animal testing and change medical research. 3D Printing Applications

CamelBak keeps you cool and hydrated with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

It is here, in dry northern California cost, that CamelBak is working to change the way we consume water. CamelBak bottles are so solidly made because they offer a lifetime guarantee, which helps reduce the filling of landfills as only 10% of disposable water bottles are recycled. CamelBak was the first company to create BPA-free water containers. Innovation at CamelBak doesn’t stop there, however.

What Should Company Executives Be Asking About 3D Printing?

Multinational professional services firm Ernst & Young executive Channing Flynn examined the implications of 3D printing and rising interests of global corporation and conglomerates in an article. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing Business Editorials / Opinions boeing Harvard Business Review

Cloud Deployment Options for Product Innovation and Development (video)

Tech Clarity

This episode of Tech-Clarity TV discusses developing a cloud strategy for product innovation, product development, and engineering software. It reviews the benefits applicable to any cloud software but then highlights some areas where cloud software characteristics can fundamentally improve the way a job is done. The discussion also covers how to decide between options such as […].

Stryker boldy go with Star Trek inspired 3D printing solution for spinal surgery

3D Printing Industry

Stryker, a Michigan-based global leader in medical technology, has laser-sintered a Tritanium spinal cage for use in back surgery. The cages are hollow, and are. Medical & Dental Postural Lumbar Cage spinal surgery Stryker Tritanium

Titan Robotics: new pellet extrusion system makes 3D printing 90% cheaper, 3x faster


3D printer manufacturer Titan Robotics has partnered with filament provider Push Plastic to develop a high-speed, low-cost pellet extrusion system for the Atlas 3D printer. According to Titan Robotics, pellet extrusion can push plastic three times faster than high-volume filament extrusion. 3D Printer Accessories

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Link Counterpart Location Label to a Display Zone

Javelin Tech Tips

In my previous post “ Using location Labels in SOLIDWORKS Drawings ” I explained this neat tool and why you need it. However, in previous versions of SOLIDWORKS the location labels can only point to the zone of the parent view’s centroid. This may be confusing when you have a complex drawing with multiple detail and section views. For example, consider the drawing that is presented below.

Star Track 3D Printable DIY Astronomy Pointer and Tracker

DIY 3D Printing

Görkem Bozkurt developed an Arduino powered astronomy pointer and tracker that can be made on a DIY 3d printer. It could probably be customized to move a small telescope or asrophotography setup. He described his project as: Star track is an Arduino based, GoTo-mount inspired star tracking system. Very detailed build guide can be found at: [link]. arduino astronomy diy laser space telescope

Stryker’s Spine Division To Showcase 3D-Printed Spinal Implant in a Unique Virtual Reality Experience

Additive Manufacturing

Tritanium ® Posterior Lumbar Cage To Be Demonstrated at NASS 2016. Allendale, N.J.—Oct. 26-29, 2016 , in Boston (booth No. 1415). Stryker. Booth 1415. North American Spine Society. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. 26-29 October, 2016. Photo courtesy of Stryker. Oculus headsets will take surgeons on a journey through the evolution of Stryker’s pioneering additive manufacturing technology.

Hedge fund blocks GE 3D printing takeover deal

3D Printing Industry

According to reports, a hedge fund run by a billionaire investor is blocking GE’s (NYSE:GE) $1.4 billion takeover bid for 3D printing company SLM Solutions (ETR:AM3D). bodyTop Stock Market Arcam AB autodesk GE paul singer SLM Solutions soroban

Trumpf to unveil Truprint 3000, a new LMF metal 3D printer at Formnext 2016


In just under a month, all major industrial 3D printing manufacturers, suppliers, and partners will come together in Frankfurt, Germany for the annual Formnext expo. There, 3D printing enthusiasts can expect to see a number of exciting new products and innovations, some of which we are already getting wind of. 3D Printers

ULA Challenges GrabCAD to Help Transform the Future of Space Launch

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

I’ve been building rockets all my life – starting with finding dynamite in my grandmother’s barn as a kid (don’t try that at home!). Now I have the pleasure of working with the country’s most experienced launch team at United Launch Alliance. Spending a career in the aerospace industry hasn’t reduced my enthusiasm for aerospace. If anything, I’m more excited than ever. Aerospace and Defense

St. Louis Researchers Ask for Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s Help in Creating Accurate 3D Printed Models for Surgicial Training

We’ve come a long way from bloodletting and snake oil treatments, but when it comes to the medical profession, the challenges in training medical students as well as experienced surgeons for new. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Medical 3D Printing 3d printed brain model 3d printed medical models 3D printed surgical simulation models aneurysm brain aneurysm Dr. Saleem Abdulrauf polyjet 3d printer St. Louis University Department of Neurological Surgery St. Dandy Neurosurgical Society