Introducing Design for Good

Shapeways Blog

Many designers have used their Shapeways shops to bring attention to important causes and raise money for organizations they care about. It was simple, really: pair a generous member of our design community with a nonprofit organization, and let the shop develop.

Designer Spotlight: Robert Krawczyk

Shapeways Blog

This week, in honor of the Back to School season, we are highlighting one of many professor/designer talents, Robert Krawczyk. His shop began as an exploration of a mobius ribbon which translated beautifully as bangles, and has a few other fun designs to check out! Designer Spotlight

Designer Spotlight: Todd Blatt

Shapeways Blog

This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Todd Blatt , long time community member here at Shapeways, This spotlight is an update from his previous one found here. What’s the story behind your designs? How did you learn how to design in 3D?

CGTrader Sees 10,000% Growth Over Two Years – 3D Printing Leading the Charge

Back in October of 2001 Apple launched their popular piece of music hardware called the iPod. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d design 3d design marketplace cgtrader Initially, skeptics were weary whether or not this tiny gadget would be yet another flop in a string of... View the entire article via our website.

Catapulting Into the Skies: 3D Printed UAV Soars With Electric Ducted fan Engines

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) was established in 2001: it is a collaboration between England’s University of Sheffield and Boeing.

3D Printing for Out of This World Designs, and Daily Fixes


Stuart Ferguson is the Head of Technology at The Foundry, a global developer of software for use in the design, visualization, and entertainment industries. Ferguson’s prop designed to look like River Song’s blaster, from Dr. Who. I use MODO for designing 3D objects.

Stratasys Teams with Artist Daniel Widrig for 3D Printed Exhibition

From the terrifyingly autonomous HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey to the surrogate humans in AI: Artificial. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3d printed art 3d printed sculpture Daniel Widrig GLOBALE Exo-Evolution stratasys ZKM Center for Art and MediaA popular theme in science fiction has been the blurring of the line between humans and robots. View the entire article via our website.

German Patient First To Receive 3D Printed Titanium Spinal Fusion Implant

Spinal fusion surgeries in the United States have increased by 70 percent between 2001 and 2011. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D Software Health 3D Printing 3d printed spinal implant 3d printing for medical applications 3d systems additive manufacturing in medicine Dr. Uwe Spetzger EIT Stephanie Eisen the CEO of EIT

Keynote Speakers at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Inspire Engineers and Designers to Imagine the Possibilities

The Solidworks Blog

What if you could expand the limits of product design and innovation into new territories? Design for all five senses, not just sight and touch? Harness the inner workings of the human brain to better design the products of tomorrow?

26-Hour Face Transplant Made Possible with 3D Printing

3D Printing Industry

One fateful night back in 2001, a former volunteer firefighter from Mississippi named Patrick Hardison bravely entered a burning home seeking to rescue anyone who might be stuck inside. By Tyler Koslow.

Customers Can Experience SOLIDWORKS Virtual Reality in eDrawings 2020

The Solidworks Blog

This means changes to our designs can be explored with just a few clicks. He has been helping customers with SOLIDWORKS tips, tricks and instructor-led training since 2001. eDrawings Partners SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS 2020 3D CAD 3D Design 3D engineering CAD collaboration edrawings VR

iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 for User Interface Design of the M LINE FACTORY from Concept Laser

Additive Manufacturing

User interface design of the CL WRX 3.0 Innovative HTML5 technology permits the separation of design, content and functionality. Great transparency of design and functionality of the software architecture of the M LINE FACTORY. Innovative design meets HTML5 technology.

Magics Helps Realize Gaudì’s Sagrada Familia Dream


The great architect Antoni Gaudí knew the importance of moving from a 2D plane to a 3D one when he was designing his magnum opus , the Sagrada Familia. Since turning to 3D Printing in 2001, the team has relied on Materialise’s Magics software to prepare their designs for the printer.

Color 3D Printed Goggles – an Awesomely Rapid Ride from Design to Prototype to Production

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

UK design consultancy and Stratasys customer DesignReality put their Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer to the test recently by 3D printing two pairs of full-color goggles, rugged enough for field testing. We can find and design out bad ideas early on.”.

3D Print an Awesome Daft Punk Helmet with Working LED Lights

French electronic music superstars Daft Punk donned their famous robot masks way back in 2001 as a way to avoid being photographed once the notoriously press-shy duo’s music started to earn. View the entire article via our website.

Reflecting on SOLIDWORKS Worlds over the Years

The Solidworks Blog

I started with a reseller in March 2001, just missing SWW 2001 in Orlando. Community Dassault Systèmes Design New Features SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS WorldIt’s been a couple of weeks since SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2019 in Dallas.

Volvo Cuts Turnaround Time by Whopping 94% with 3D Printing

3D Printing Industry

Volvo’s’ Lyon engine plant builds various engines for Renault Trucks, which the Group bought in 2001, as well as their own trucks. By Andrew Wheeler.

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Who Really Owns the PCB Layout? – Part One

The Solidworks Blog

The fact of the matter is that the ownership of this vital aspect of electronic design is not only cloudy, but it will become murkier in the next 10 years. The labor was divided into two processes, with the first being the design itself. It is vital medium for electronic design.

Biking Safer with 3D Printing and Supercomputers

3D Printing Industry

Between 2001 and 2009, the number of trips made by bikes in the US grew more than double from 1.7 3D Printing 3DP Applications Design Industry news Research By Michael Molitch-Hou.

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U.S. Auto Manufacturing Through the Eyes of a Design-Build…

Design 2 Part News

Auto Manufacturing Through the Eyes of a Design-Build Contractor” By Stephen Gray, CEO, Gray Construction, Area Development. auto sales are on track to top an annualized rate of 17 million this year, which has not been seen since 2001. Due to their growing demands, our automotive customers prefer more of a turnkey solution for the design and construction of their plants as opposed to more customizable projects. “U.S.

How 3D Printing is Changing Architecture: Learning from the Sagrada Familia Team in Barcelona


The world-famous Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona has been using 3D printing since 2001 to continue the work of the great designer Antoni Gaudí. Because of the complex nature of Gaudí’s design, this was a time-consuming and expensive process.

Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Monaghan

Shapeways Blog

bitforms gallery was founded in 2001 and was a pioneering space in that it represented artists working in digital, internet, time-based, and new media art forms. Products and Design 3D Printed Porcelain Art contemporary art Designer Spotlight painting sculpture technology

November’s Top 5 SOLIDWORKS Blog Posts

The Solidworks Blog

Model Mania 2001. If you’re not familiar, Model Mania is an annual design challenge at SOLIDWORKS World , the biggest gathering of SOLIDWORKS users and mechanical engineers, where you are measured on both time and accuracy. Engineering Light: Designing Illumination Systems.

SWOOD, Woodworking and SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Designing and manufacturing woodworking projects requires a great amount of attention to detail. With SWOOD from EFICAD and SOLIDWORKS, woodworkers have the best design tools for meeting woodworking requirements.

3DExperience World 2020 Top Ten List Data

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

Check out the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List Data page for entries and statistics going all the way back to 2001. Markups: Use Design Library for markup reuse.

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Mission Everest: How SOLIDWORKS helped Bear Grylls achieve the impossible

The Solidworks Blog

In 2001 he took an unassuming workshop in Semley, Dorset and began manufacturing world-beating paramotors (Imagine a cross between a jetpack and a paraglider and you’re close). The concept started as a 3D design in SOLIDWORKS and evolved quickly. Revolutionary. Pioneering. Innovative.

New SOLIDWORKS Ecosystems Help Accelerate Innovation, Improve Bottom Lines

The Solidworks Blog

With SOLIDWORKS 2018, we are addressing four ecosystems that customers can leverage right away: Design to Manufacturing, Data Management, Simulation and IoT. MBD is transformational in reducing manufacturing errors, accelerating design to manufacturing, and reducing communication gaps.

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

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Compounding this challenge is that between 70% and 90%* of total project costs are determined during the early stages of the development process – in other words, during the design and prototyping stage. Filtering Professional RP Down to SMBs and Design Workgroups.

Engineering a Craft Beer Revolution with Phillips Brewing

The Solidworks Blog

Phillips Brewing and Malting Company is a small-batch craft brewery in Victoria, British Columbia producing amazing beers since 2001. He and his team perform routine upkeep and also design equipment related to all aspects of the beer-making process, from brewing to packaging.

Thomas Sorovetz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Additive Manufacturing Users Group

Additive Manufacturing

Sorovetz is now the most honored AMUG member, being the only person to have received the three most prestigious awards that the group bestows: President’s Award [2000], DINO (Distinguished Innovator operator) Award [2001] and Lifetime Achievement Award [2018]. MILWAUKEE, WISC.,

Recently in…3D Printed Food

The Solidworks Blog

If any of this weeks designs make it to the mainstream, recipes will only need one step: click print. Further, the team envisions ice cream shops selling custom 3D-printed ice cream designs dreamed up by patrons.

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SOLIDWORKS Custom Catrike: Building a Bike for a Cause

The Solidworks Blog

Arnav decided upon Catrike as his bike of choice since he wanted to ride a bike designed in SOLIDWORKS software and the three wheel recumbent is also a great bike for Arnav, who suffers from back pain.

Fused Deposition Modeling with 3D Printers Using Thermoplastic Elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE

Additive Manufacturing

From its beginning in 2001 as a subsidiary of the historical KRAIBURG Group founded in 1947, KRAIBURG TPE has pioneered in TPE compounds, today being the competence leader in this industry.

Central Africa’s First Fab Lab Opens in Rwanda

The Solidworks Blog

The program got its start in 2001 and has been a driving force behind the maker movement. This mini project provided the opportunity to test drive the facility by taking an idea from design through manufacturing during the opening ceremony.

3D Printer from HP

Wohlers Talk

HP will initially target mechanical designers in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK with the new product. In March 2001, Xerox Engineering Systems, a subsidiary of Xerox Corp., In January, it was announced that Stratasys would manufacture a 3D printer for Hewlett-Packard, a product that would carry the HP brand. The announcement got a lot of attention because few large, well-known companies have entered this business.

Mission Everest: How SOLIDWORKS Helped Bear Grylls Achieve the Impossible

The Solidworks Blog

In 2001 he took an unassuming workshop in Semley, Dorset and began manufacturing world-beating paramotors (Imagine a cross between a jetpack and a paraglider and you’re close). The concept started as a 3D design in SOLIDWORKS and evolved quickly. Revolutionary. Pioneering. Innovative.

Materialise Comes to AMUG


Before you can send your design to a 3D printer, it needs to be watertight to prevent build failure. The Sagrada Familia is using Materialise Magics since 2001. Considering the Effects of Part Design and Orientation with Respect to Recoating in Metal Laser Additive Processes.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Breadcrumb Enhancements

Javelin Tech Tips

I like symmetry in architecture, in design, and especially in SOLIDWORKS. As far back as I’ve been using SOLIDWORKS (since 2001), I’ve kept my designs symmetrical whenever possible. People who know me know I like symmetry.

Design-2-Part to Host America’s Largest…

Design 2 Part News

Design-2-Part Shows (D2P) has announced that exhibit sales have just reached 300 companies eclipsing their previous record of 299 set in 2001 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Design-2-Part Shows, America’s premier design and contract manufacturing tradeshows, provide manufacturing engineers and purchasing personnel the opportunity to meet job shops and contract manufacturers face-to-face to source custom parts, components, services, and design. Design-2-Part to Host America’s.

The Fascinating History of Drones

3D Printing Hub

2001: The US began to fly hi-tech armed drones over Afghanistan. 5 2001: The birth of US hi-tech military armed drones. Its heavily armed combat drones took to the skies in late 2001. It had more appeal than ease of use and a compact design. Drone: Any multicopter with 3–8 horizontal propellers that can fly without a pilot. Drones have become so common now that it’s hard to remember a time without them.

Engineers empower chefs with induction heating analysis using EMS for SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

Department of Energy (DOE) in 2001, the efficiency of energy transfer for an induction cooker is 84%, versus 74% for a smooth-top non-induction electrical unit. EMS for SOLIDWORKS can help engineers design and simulate various types of induction coil arrangements for cooking application.

3D Patient Specific Models Prove Integral to Life Saving Vascular Surgery

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

By minimizing operating time and designing and selecting the best fitting implant the first time around. As recently as 2001, over two-thirds of AAA repairs were performed using open repair (3). Taking Complex Aortic Aneurysm Cases from Inoperative to Operable.

3D Printed Thermoplastics versus Metal: Why Volvo Trucks Chose Additive Manufacturing for 30 Engine Assembly Tools

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

These 3D printed tools are designed and produced 94% faster than before. Additionally, in the rare case that the design specifications of a traditionally-manufactured metal tool were inaccurate, the lengthy and costly design and manufacturing process had to begin again.