Top 10 Applications for 3D Printing in 2014

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Top 10 Applications for 3D Printing in 2014 Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 10:49 At this point, it’s fairly safe to assume you’ve heard of 3D printing. Because of course it was! Our Top 10 applications for 3D printing in 2014 are: 10.

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Highlights from San Diego Comic Con 2014

3D Systems

Highlights from San Diego Comic Con 2014 Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:43 Swarms of costumed enthusiasts descended on the 2014 San Diego Comic Con last week, and 3D Systems and our entertainment division, Gentle Giant Studios, were proudly among them.

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JEC Americas 2014 in Partnership with CATIA – October 28, 29 in Boston

3D Perspectives

Dear CATIA Composites Lovers, JEC Americas 2014 will take place in October 28th & 29th in Boston, with the participation of CATIA from Dassault Systèmes.

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New Video: How to 3D Print a Guitar by Olaf Diegel

3D Printer

If you’ve seen Olaf Diegel’s cool guitars made by 3D Printing but wondered how exactly it works, the design engineer who has wowed the music world has just released a video that shows all the steps involved in his process.

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The Top 10 Stratasys Blog Posts from 2014: Cars, Monsters and Manufacturing

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

As we wrap up 2014, it''s time to take a look back at some of the amazing 3D printing stories and videos we''ve had the privilege to feature here on the Stratasys 3D Printing Blog. And the top post for 2014… drum roll please….

SOLIDWORKS and the Tucker Torpedo Part 2

The Solidworks Blog

The chassis was delivered to Bob Cuneo so he can start the process of removing the engine and transmission plus all the ancillary components such as the oil coolers, auxiliary oil tank, and electronics.

Wohlers Associates, Inc. – Design for Additive Manufacturing Course in Cooperation with Airbus and ZAL in Hamburg, Germany

Additive Manufacturing

is taking its internationally acclaimed course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) to Hamburg, Germany. The 13-14 June 2019 course is being supported by Airbus and ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research. The course has received an overall average score of 4.7

printrbot GO – i take back all the nice things I said about Oldham couplers


I had dialed in the stepper driver current just recently, but the process had not filled me with the greatest confidence all things considered, so I twiddled the pot on the Y axis stepper driver some more but with no observable changes. Ok, it’s time to man up and say I was wrong. Soo

Review of the Pirx 3D Printer – A Great Value for Money Option

3D Printing for Beginners

We had never heard of these guys before and upon closer inspection we learned that Pirx is a Polish start-up who have brought their 1st 3D printer on the market only in January 2014. Of course, the testing of the Pirx did not stop at the Make probes.

How to Make Scary glow-in-the-dark Ghost Fridge Magnets for Halloween

3D Printing for Beginners

Of course, more experienced users are welcome to try it out too. Step five: Removing your prints & post-processing them. If you destroy the painters tape in the process, you must renew it, before you print a new ghost.

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DIY 3D Printing: How to heat form 3d printed PLA parts to perfectly fit.

DIY 3D Printing

Aug 4, 2014. The PLA will gradually stiffen over the course of a minute or so after it has been removed from its heat source, so you will have a reasonable window in which to form the gauntlet. ▼ 2014. DIY 3D Printing. Manufacturing revolution on your desktop. Pages.

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3D printers shipments to double each year until 2018’s $13.4bn market

3D Printing Review

Analyst firm Gartner is predicting 3D printer shipments will grow by 100 percent every year until 2018, with the increase driven by falling costs and enterprises integrating the devices into their manufacturing processes.

Swarmscapers 3d printable robots that create structures with sawdust and binding agent

DIY 3D Printing

Utilizing on-site materials to create inhabitable structures, the robotic swarm''s behavior materializes through a slow and constant process of layered 3d-printing.

Stratasys Introduces New 3D Printing Curriculum for Educators

3D Printing Review

The full-semester, 14-week course is aimed at helping prepare secondary and post-secondary students worldwide for careers being transformed by 3D printing. They will also be able to better prepare their students for future careers as 3D printing is becoming an intrinsic part of the design and manufacturing processes in leading companies,” Linor says. Through project-based learning, students will experience 3D printing’s impact on the design process firsthand.

Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food for Soldiers

3D Printing Review

And we would see what that does in the printing process to that protein, whether it’s animal based or plant based.” Of course, the 3-D food will have to pass a taste test, just like the current rations — which are called MREs, or meals ready to eat.

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Margo’s Bold Project Expands with Eddie the Jet-Packing Dog

3D Printing Industry

Bre Pettis, Robert Steiner, Aljosa Kemperle and Elizabeth Randel, otherwise known as Bold Machines – the Innovation Workshop of Stratasys – are in the process of looking for business partners for their pioneering new venture. By Shane Taylor.

Major 3D Printed Organ Breakthrough: Vascular Networks Achieved

3D Printing Review

The team of scientists from all four universities have figured out a technique, making such vascularisation possible within the 3D bioprinting process. Bio-printing promises to change the way the medical community deals with organ failure.

HP’s bold plan to become the first mainstream 3D printing company

3D Printing Review

Of course, critics will contend that HP is doomed to become the next Kodak, a once-great company that never recovered when its core market — analog photography — got disrupted.

Spotlight on Dr. David Gerber: Building a Storied Career Around Easing Design Complexity

3D Perspectives

As a result, Gerber says, “It’s our duty to enhance the design process, and therefore the design product, with more and more intelligence.”. Of course, there is room for more innovation in this new approach toward integrating project expertise. 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2014.

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Scientists to Transplant 3D Printed Ears for Children with Ear Deformities

3D Printing Industry

Tonight, the BBC will be airing an exciting special BBC Inside Out London special in which the show’s host, Dr. Ranj Singh, pays a visit to the lab of Professor Alex Selfalian at University College London where he and his team are in the process of 3D printing ears made from real human tissue.

SOLIDWORKS Women in Engineering Series – Jordan Coldsmith

The Solidworks Blog

Jordan traveled down to the Dominican Republic to start the process of building a water treatment facility. Jordan’s team placed in Display in 2014 and are looking forward to trying to place higher in next years competition. Women in Engineering - June 1, 2014.

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Top Three Considerations for Planning Your Move to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

3D Perspectives

As with past releases, a customer can upgrade with the same functional scope or choose to expand their implementation’s scope with new processes for new user roles. The same data model and business process rules that power the 3D EXPERIENCE Platform also powered the ENOVIA Platform.

Facade Design and Fabrication: The Expensive Disconnection

3D Perspectives

Most BIM (Building Information Modeling) technologies today disconnect the production of permit drawings from the processes for fabrication and installation. Installation is, of course, an important perspective from which to improve productivity.

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Sneak Peek: 15 Features coming in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Flatten Surface

The Solidworks Blog

To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2015, you can click the banner above and bookmark the launch page for when it goes live on September 9th, 2014. To assess the accuracy of the flattening process, a deformation plot is also available to highlight areas of high compression or stretching.

Dutch Company Tinello Lets You 3D Print Your Future Kitchen — or at Least a Model of it

I’m in the process of constructing a custom home with my soon-to-be wife Heidi. Over the course of the last year and a half we have been trying to envision what our dream home... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d print home model 3d print kitchen 3d systems 3d systems benelux kitchen kitchen model Netherlands tinello Tinello Kitchen & Interior

Concept Laser GmbH-A World First: Additively Manufactured Titanium Components Now Onboard the Airbus A350 XWB

Additive Manufacturing

A connecting element used in the Airbus A350 XWB made it to the final round of the “2014 German Industry Innovation Award” Additive manufacturing in aircraft construction is gaining ground. Of course, this value is also reflected in the positive energy balance,” said Prof.

Manufacturing Goes on The Cloud

3D Perspectives

Of course the cloud offers a great repository to keep all of your manufacturing data and applications. Whether it is a document, a process plan, a workcell simulation, or a manufacturing resource, it can be easily accessible on the cloud from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

SOLIDWORKS Holiday Gift Guide

The Solidworks Blog

Add to that the fact that shopping centers are continually overcrowded with other panicked, hurried shoppers and the entire process can seem overwhelming. Of course the holiday gift to give your professional work is SOLIDWORKS 2015. The holiday season can be extremely stressful.

Closing the Skills Gap with 3D Printing and Hands-On Experiences


In late February of 2014, the White House wanted to host their own Maker Faire and wanted to invite 100 standout people. Of course Congressman Takano immediately chose Vocademy.” They are surprised at how easy it is, once they are shown the 3D printing process.

SOLIDWORKS Women in Engineering Series – Emily Reichert

The Solidworks Blog

The CEO & Executive Director for Greentown Labs has been chosen as the August 2014 recipient for the SOLIDWORKS Women in Engineering Recognition Program! We worked with everything from nail polish, to coating for pipes, processes to make inks, and all sorts of technical problems.

Ankou, the amazing 3D Printed Skull that levitates in the air


Of course, the printed part was made through Sculpteo’s services. Based in Paris, the brand Ao Gitsune – which means “blue fox” in Japanese – knows the 3D Printing process.

Sifting through the features or "The Guide to Not Buying a 3D Printer"

Chopmeister's 3D Printing Stuff

In reality it depends on much more than that, because no machine is perfect (I'm talking about DIY printers here, for you engineering buffs, not a HAAS processing centre :P), and there are better and worse gantry designs, and more or less quality manufactured machines.

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Generative 3d modeling for 3d printing workshop by parametric | art at Budapest 3D Printing Days

Algorithmic Art

Computational geometry describes complex 3-dimensional forms and aesthetic processes in the form of mathematical algorithms as executable code. MeshLab is an open source, portable, and extensible system for the processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes. ?The

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New Bit by Bit recruits

Capturing the Value

Along with undergraduate teaching, we also have an MPhil course in Industrial Systems, Manufacturing and Management here at the Institute for Manufacturing. Snow sports have traditionally been an area in which there has been a high degree of user innovation and experimentation around new materials and manufacturing processes. As part of their studies, participants on the MPhil complete an 18 week research dissertation.

3D printing: the shape of things to come?

Capturing the Value

While 3D printing is now attracting significant attention and associated expectations, the process of additive layer manufacturing (the academic term for 3D printing) can be traced back to technologies that were first developed and commercialised in the 1980s. During the course of the project, the team also hopes to welcome a number of visiting researchers to the IfM.

Flashback Friday: Materialise’s First Prototype


Slicing the data: Next came the time-consuming process of slicing the data – both the support and the part itself – which took a long time on the Pentium 386 computer they used. Can you guess what this is?

SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS TECH TIP: Counter Deformed Geometry Export to Counteract Warpage


SolidWorks Plastics can help us predict part warpage and therefore optimize our design and process to minimize its occurrence. The primary goals of any plastics part designer and molder are to manage costs and hit critical tolerances.

Engineering is Art: Q&A with Artist and Engineer Shane McKenna

The Solidworks Blog

During his creative process, McKenna combines materials and textures that are hand-worked, with contemporary lines and modern computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) into finished products that bridge the gap between our past and the modern world.

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Stratasys Introduces 3D Printing Curriculum for Vocational, College and University Educators

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In the latest research published by Wanted Analytics, the number of job ads requiring workers with 3D printing skills increased 1,834% in 4 years and 103% when comparing August 2014 to August 2013. have led the process of implementing the Stratasys’ 3D printing curriculum.

I Have a Point Cloud, Now What?

The Solidworks Blog

Please note that I said easily read but NOT easily processed. If doing it yourself you will need a scanner, a computer, scanning software and of course your part set-up within an environment that lends itself to being able to capture all necessary surfaces of your part.

Getting Real and Opening Doors: 3D Printing and Hands-On Experience at Grants Pass High School


Some second-semester Freshmen who have completed their safety course use them, as well. Unfortunately, we lost a long-standing ceramics course at our school, which is one reason I’ve been adamant about keeping up with manufacturing technology – I don’t want to see them cut us, too.

The Printlosophy of Joe

3D Systems

The Printlosophy of Joe Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:16 by Joe Borrello, Marketing Associate and Experience Ambassador, 3D Systems. While these metrics are of course important to the functioning of the technology, they don’t tell the whole story.

i.materialise Getting Ready for Take Off


One month before going live, we tested the whole process of support, file fixing, production and logistics on 700 Materialise colleagues worldwide. In the summer of 2009, the first version of i.materialise was ready.