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Audi to send 3D printed Lunar Quattro rover to the moon in 2017


First launched in 2007, the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition invited engineers and scientists from around the world to develop and land rovers on the moon. As part of the competition, the participants would have to not only land their rover on the moon’s surface, but have it drive 500 meters and send high-res photos of the moon back to earth. 3D Printing Application

Why Women Hold the Key to Engineering’s Future

The Solidworks Blog

Half the world’s population is female. Sadly the employment rate in the engineering and, by extension, entire scientific community doesn’t reflect that. It’s embarrassingly low, at just six percent  for female engineers. That’s a problem. And not just because of the inequalities of gender imbalance. With the sufficient talent and jobs, the British economy’s looking at an extra £27bn by 2022.

We can 3D print a house in 24 hours, says teenage CEO of Cazza Construction


Led by 19-year-old millionaire entrepreneur Chris Kelsey, San Francisco-based Cazza Construction claims it can use large-scale 3D printing to build entire 100 sq m houses in as little as 24 hours. Cazza will, however, be keeping the secrets of its 3D printer under wraps until December. 3D Printing Application

Drone 3D Printed with Embedded Electronics Flies Where Others Can’t

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Can embedded electronics be combined with 3D printing in a high temperature environment to produce a super heat-resistant drone? Ido Elyon and Stanley Leung of Stratasys Asia Pacific approached PhD student Phillip Keane , who had already successfully launched a CubeSat company, to try to answer this question. The drone that he designed, a quadcopter, was 3D printed with embedded electronics.

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Myomo Develops Custom, Fabricated Devices to Assist Paralyzed Users

The Solidworks Blog

Myomo started in the lab of Professor Woodie Flowers at MIT, who’s probably best known for being the founder of First Robotics. Two of his researchers developed a robotic solution to help people who suffer from neuromuscular disorders move again. It uses sensors that can detect when a user attempts to exert their muscle and it uses an electric motor to move their arm for them.

How 3D Printing Services Enable the Spread of Lean Hardware


Find out everything about lean hardware, and how 3D pri […]. The post How 3D Printing Services Enable the Spread of Lean Hardware appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D News 3D Printing

CPQ for Manufacturing with DriveWorks

Javelin Tech Tips

Online 3D CPQ for Manufacturing. DriveWorks configurator software is the ultimate choice in 3D CPQ for manufacturing. DriveWorks software is optimized for sales and engineering teams and has been rigorously tested and endorsed by real manufacturing companies, as well as by Microsoft and SOLIDWORKS as Gold Partners. Customized products are becoming the norm. Any Device. Anywhere. Easy to Set Up.

US manufacturing surges after the election

Design 2 Part News

By Bob Bryan, Business Insider. The Markit flash reading of the US manufacturing sector came in stronger than expected for the month of November at 53.9. The Markit purchasing managers index (PMI) was projected to come in at 53.4 by economists,  the same number as October. “Many factories reported that demand from customers had picked up as uncertainty about the election result cleared.”

Australian surfer to get back in the water after 3D printed titanium implant saves leg


Thanks to a 3D printed titanium leg implant made by Texas company 4WEB, Queensland resident Callum Harewood has been able to continue his active surfer lifestyle following a horrific motorway accident. Without the 3D printed implant, Harewood may have lost his leg. 3D Printing Application

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize User Spotlight: Jacek Koczmierowski

The Solidworks Blog

The Visualize Featured User spotlight has now launched! Join us here for a bi-monthly Q&A highlighting how one of your peers uses SOLIDWORKS Visualize in their daily workflow. This month’s featured Visualize user is Jacek Koczmierowski from Warsaw, Poland. What you are seeing are not photographs or videos! Currently Visualize fulfils this gap. link]. link]. Keep calm and Visualize!

Formula 1 and AM

Rapid Prototyping News UK

With Nico Rosberg winning this year’s Formula 1 championship against his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi, it is worth considering the role that Additive Manufacturing (AM) plays in the Formula 1 Championship. Formula1 has been described as one of AM’s “earliest adopters” [1] and has been using AM produced products in their research and race cars for “more than a decade” [2].

How to group component instances to condense the assembly tree size in SOLIDWORKS 2017

Javelin Tech Tips

The Assembly tree for a large assembly file can turn into a very long list of components. In most cases many of the components are repeated such as bolts, nuts, washers, fittings, etc. Making folders and collecting the repeated components was the best technique to organize the components so they could be easily hidden or used in a configuration. SOLIDWORKS Group Components in Tree Display.

Hardware Startups: Increase Chance for Success by Reducing Risk

3D Innovations

Building a hardware startup is not for the faint of heart. In an ideal world, we would be able to eliminate all risk and guarantee ourselves success—since that isn’t possible, the next best thing is to find ways to reduce risk as you develop and bring your product to market. By reducing risk in a number of areas you are increasing your chances for success. Build Prototypes. Gather Design Feedback.

Autodesk undergoing transition as business model changes

3D Printing Industry

On yesterday’s call with investors Autodesk CEO Carl Bass, acknowledged the company has reached an important milestone. This most recent 3 month period is the. 3D Software adobe autodesk Carbon carl bass

Intelligent 3D Façade Templated Design

3D Perspectives

By  Geoff Haines. If you think back to your first days in a design office, in a new industry, fresh from college, you’ll remember that there was always a designer who’d been there many years. That was the person you sought for help, as they had all the experience of what works and what doesn’t. It was Oscar Wilde who said, “Experience is simply the name we give to our mistakes.” Why

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Change Multiple Sheet Formats at Once!

Javelin Tech Tips

Changing the sheet format of any SOLIDWORKS drawing can be an unwanted task, especially if one has multiple sheets upon which to swap the format. Sheet Format too large for views. This option will allow you to select from a list of existing sheets, so that you can apply sheet properties, sheet formats,  and zone parameters to as many sheets as you would prefer — all at the same time!

Additive Manufacturing down south.

Rapid Prototyping News UK

In 2011 we made aviation history when we partnered with Southampton University to manufacture the world’s first 3D printed UAV. This pilotless aircraft, called SULSA, – The Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft – was designed to act as a testbed for the potential of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing in the aircraft industry. In Antarctica. Chesil  Beach.

Oerlikon acquires German metal 3D printing company citim


In its efforts to become a major player in the global surface solutions and advanced materials markets, Swiss company Oerlikon is seeking to add 3D printing to its growing list of areas of expertise, which includes the engineering of industrial components, materials, and related technologies such as thermal spray and thin-film coating. 3D Printer Company

3D printing secret to success in Formula 1?

3D Printing Industry

Following yesterdays dramatic conclusion of the 2016 Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi, 3DPI look ahead to the 2017 season and the imminent car changes. Sports 2017 F1 3D Printing 3D Systems bob fernley EOS F1 F1 car changes Force India formula 1 Formula one Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Nico Rosberg Red Bull Racing Williams

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Never Drop Your Phone Again

Shapeways Blog

As clumsy as it makes us feel, most of us drop our phones. Every. What if there were a way to avoid it? And what if that solution was also fun — and multifunctional? Meet Knuckies , aka  Phone Stands, With a Twist. The 3D printed phone stands, fidget toys, and phone-grippers make perfect holiday gifts, whether you’re stuffing stockings or adding handy accessories to a big-ticket tech gift purchase.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Mate Controller now supports Path Mates

Javelin Tech Tips

If you are a newcomer to the Mate Controller functionality within SOLIDWORKS, then check out the video below to learn how it works: For SOLIDWORKS 2017 a number of new features have been added to the Mate Controller which make its operation easier than ever before. Among The ability to generate configurations from positions you create within the Mate Controller. SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources.

Hardware Updates from formnext 2016: 3D Platform, EnvisionTEC, Nano Dimension, OR LASER, Roboze

3D printing is taking off, and so are the events surrounding the industry. With formnext 2016 now having concluded two weeks ago, we’re wrapping up our coverage of this mighty and quickly. View the entire article via our website. Featured Stories 3D Platform dragonfly 2020 Envisiontec formnext formnext 2016 Galit Beck Gil Lavi Ilaria Guicciardini John Hartner Jonathan Schroeder metal 3d printing Nano Dimension OR LASER OR Lasertechnologie ORLAS CREATOR Rimon Ram roboze Sarah Webster Uri Resnik

Philips updates medical 3D printing, 3D rendering solutions with IntelliSpace Portal 9.0


Philips has launched IntelliSpace Portal 9.0, a new visual analysis and quantification platform for physicians that provides 3D rendering and 3D printing features. The STL export feature allows clinicians to 3D print medical models with high levels of detail and resolution. 3D Printing Technology

3D printing bureau takeover by Oerlikon

3D Printing Industry

Oerlikon announced today the acquisition of German 3D printing bureau Citim GmbH. Oerlikon is a century-old company and continue to invest in 3D printing. Business Barleben citim Citim GmbH Michigan Oerlikon Plymouth Plymouth Township Roland Fischer

See Open Source Rocketry Take Flight!

The Solidworks Blog

Mavericks is on a mission to help humans explore space faster. A non-profit organization that provides STEM education to students, Mavericks is giving the next generation of engineers hands-on experience designing, building and launching rockets into space. Just this year, SOLIDWORKS teamed up with Mavericks to conduct one such mission. Video game world champion and whisky advocate. like turtles.

A Revolution for Medical 3D Printing: Pr. Kelly tells us about 3D Printing Bone


3D Printing is revolutionizing healthcare in many ways. […]. The post A Revolution for Medical 3D Printing: Pr. Kelly tells us about 3D Printing Bone appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printing Stories 3D Printing

Glowforge Pre-Release 3D Printers to Begin Shipping in December, Manufactured by Flex

While their technology may not be on desktops quite yet, Glowforge is already famed for their subtractive laser 3D printer, which we’ve been following since they entered the marketplace in 2015. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing Business desktop 3D printer flex Glowforge Glowforge 3D printer laser 3d printer subtractive 3D printing

Shares in metal 3D printer manufacturer Aurora Labs soar amid talk of major business deal


Since a 2.8 million AUD investment allowed it to debut on the Australian Stock Exchange back in August, metal 3D printer manufacturer Aurora Labs has been drumming up a lot of interest both domestically and abroad. And from huge organizations, too: around the time it became listed on the ASX, NASA declared interest in the 3D printing company. 3D Printer Company

Tangible Solutions expanding with new Concept Laser machines

3D Printing Industry

Ohio-based 3D printing company Tangible Solutions have announced plans to incorporate 3D metal printing to their services. The addition of five Mlab cusing machines and. 3D Printing Adam Clark aerospace Chris Collins Concept Laser dayton Fairborn General Electric John Murray M2 metal 3D printing Mlab Mlab cusing machines Ohio tangible solutions

Better PLM Integration Drives Better Business Performance (Webcast)

Tech Clarity

Tech-Clarity analyst Jim Brown joins Razorleaf’s Director of Integrations and Development Derek Neiding to share the results of a recent study on PLM integration. The webcast will highlight the strategies, processes, and technologies Top Performers use to integrate PLM with design tools and other enterprise systems.

Reduce SOLIDWORKS assembly open times by specifying external reference search locations

Javelin Tech Tips

If there is one topic that repeatedly sends our customers to sleep, it’s file references. But what if I could tell you that could save time whenever you open an assembly? Typical External References. In many cases our referenced file locations are pointing at locations that we (or our team) turn to for the most commonly reused components. Typical External References. WHAT’S NEW RESOURCES.