The ultimate finish: From 3D printed to final product look


The primer and painting process takes the same amount of time regardless what we are painting of course, but it also not that demanding, as it was just a couple of minutes every 15 minutes or so, while we could be doing anything else.

SUNY-ESF Offers Online Course on UV 3D Printing

3D Printing Industry

The State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry – SUNY-ESF – already offers an entire suite of online classes on energy curing technologies and has now expanded the Radiation Curing Program to include a new course called “Basics of UV Curable 3D Printing”.

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3 Must See Products at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 is now less than three weeks away! That’s right, this year, every product in the Product Showcase at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 will have some sort of an interactive component to it.

Introducing Our Material Finishes #98 and #99: Red Gold Plated Brass & Black Color Plated Brass


More and more materials, finishes, and color options are coming to i.materialise lately: we’re proud to announce that as of today consumers can choose from 99 material options on our platform. Besides our existing yellow gold plated option, we now offer a new red gold plated finish.

Introducing Our Material Finishes #98 and #99: Red Gold Plated Brass & Black Color Plated Brass


More and more materials, finishes, and color options are coming to i.materialise lately: we’re proud to announce that as of today consumers can choose from 99 material options on our platform. Besides our existing yellow gold plated option, we now offer a new red gold plated finish.

New Trophy Revealed – Will You Be the 2015 i.materialise Designer of the Year?


Over the course of 2015, we have been on the lookout for the most inspirational designers, artists, makers and hobbyists. Designer of the Year Award 2015 trophy. Of course, the 2 nd and 3 rd place recipients will also be rewarded for their efforts.

You Can Clean Up with 3D Views in SOLIDWORKS 2015

The Solidworks Blog

One of the common challenges, however, is to organize all the 3D dimensions, tolerances, surface finishes and so on in a clean and structured way. 3D Views with SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015 will come handy to clean it up. That being said, of course, 3D Views are visual.

New Considerations When Upgrading to EPDM 2015


Enterprise PDM 2015 has brought with it some important changes that will affect your upgrade. The Upgrade Below are the steps you should follow to upgrade to EPDM 2015. Finish licensing. You''re now working in EPDM 2015!

Make beautiful 3D prints: understanding the layer thickness


If you have any question, of course feel free to shoot them. & More Additive manufacturing finishes layer thickness materialCreating a successful 3D printed object first requires you to anticipate the outcome.

printrbot GO – suitcase belts and signature panel


While the supplied signature panel was a perfect compliment for the original design and finish of the Printrbot GO!, Your mileage may vary of course. Since before I even owned the GO!

3D Printing for Students: Order Your 3D Prints with i.materialise and Receive a 10% Student Discount


Simply upload your 3D model, choose your material, finish and/or color, and get an instant price quote – including your 10% discount. The student discount is valid until the end of the year (Dec 31 st , 2015). The code is valid until the end of 2015 and can be used for all materials.

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Designer Turns Spider Web and Silkworms into Inspiration for 3D Printed Sofa

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Using 3D Systems’ ProX 950 SLA device, 6000 layers of thin resin were laid on top of each other over a course of several days to create the intricate web. Copper and chrome plating were then added to the finish product, which weighs only 2.5

Six Thoughts on 3D Printing at CES 2015


We’ve finished our tiring tour of the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, focusing on the 3D print gear, of course. We opted not to attempt real-time reporting, as there was simply far too many findings to do so.

Afinia H480 Review – Get Results Without Worrying About Technology

3D Printing for Beginners

I quickly grew tired of this since it requires you to add a raft to your 3D models that you need to remove once the print has finished. Of course, the testing of the Afinia H480 did not stop at the Make probes.

3D Printed Solar System: A Rotating Mini Planetarium

Shapeways Blog

For those of you who haven’t finished your gift shopping yet, be sure to check out some of the gift ideas we’ll be sharing this week focused on “fun and games.” 3D Printing Gifts Holiday 2015

3D printing produces a perfect replica of a sixth-century sword

3D Printing Review

Of course, the destruction of something so vast could only be achieved by a perfect storm of exacerbating factors — but one of the largest was the Germanic unrest. Museums, of course, have some of these swords: greatly dilapidated, in many cases, but valuable artefacts of the time.

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PolyJet 3D Printing Webinar: Rapid Prototyping Advances with Inkjet-based Printing


The course is a free three day online “Focus on Fundamentals” webcast starting on August 25th through the 27th with each webcast lasting roughly 45 minutes. This free course is sponsored by Stratasys and you can register for it here.

MakerBot’s Thingiverse 3D printing library is getting a print-on-demand button

3D Printing Review

It’s easier to get actual objects from an online market like Shapeways, which lets designers make their projects on high-end 3D printers and sell finished items to customers. The buttons will be rolling out over the course of this morning.

Formlabs’ new 3D printer uses a Blu-ray laser to cut objects out of resin

3D Printing Review

Of course, the real challenge with 3D printers is the need to constantly deliver cheaper, bigger, faster machines. The Formlabs Form 2 3D printer is available to purchase for $3,499, which includes Formlabs’ PreForm software, one liter of resin and a finish kit for post-processing.

Why 2017 Will Be the Breakout Year for 3D Printing Technologies

You are likely sitting here having finished reading numerous articles from and other news sources over the course of the last several months, thinking to yourself, “This crazy technology is progressing so fast... View the entire article via our website.

What’s New in SolidWorks 2015: Chapter 3 – SolidWorks Fundamentals

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

Welcome to week 2, which of course means chapter 3. This week we learn that SolidWorks 2015 is the year of progress! SolidWorks 2014: SolidWorks 2015: In addition, you can see a preview by moving the pointer over a View Selector plane. The finished section view.

Why 2017 Will Be the Breakout Year for 3D Printing Technologies

3D Printing Review

You are likely sitting here having finished reading numerous articles from and other news sources over the course of the last several months, thinking to yourself, “This crazy technology is progressing so fast that it’s almost scary.”

How Pitsco’s 3D printing curriculum is changing the way STEM is taught in the classroom

3D Printing Review

They watched her print them one by one, and even fought over the little plastic remnants left over after the medals were finished printing. Both of these are three-week courses, so they can easily be incorporated into any STEM curriculum.

Photoshop CC Now Supports 3D Printing through i.materialise


Of course, the normal range of colors and finishes are made available for each material! In a few seconds, you’ll see price estimations for each material and the available finishing options. Prices are shown next to the material & finishing options.

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SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Wave Washers Using Equation Driven Curves in 3D


is half the height of my washer for a total height of.180 in the finished model. To finish the geometry, a simple mirror of the body will work.

How Does 3D Printing Work? These Videos Hold the Answer.


If you do not own a printer or if you want a high-quality print with a choice of more than 100 different 3D printing materials, finishes, and color options, an online 3D printing service such as i.materialise is a smart choice. It is then sandblasted and finished by hand.

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SME RAPID 2015-Day 3 Highlights and Notables

Additive Manufacturing

And of course, the AMazing team is on the ground at RAPID. May 18-21, 2015. The front end was then finished and painted. Editor’s Corner. This year’s RAPID Conference and Exposition is underway.

Drawingless or Paperless?

The Solidworks Blog

With the launch of SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) 2015, I’ve heard lots of enthusiastic feedback from multiple job functions across the entire production cycle. So, of course, we can print out our designs for different jobs if needed.

3D printing uses: Production with 3D printing


Last week my focus for this series was on prototyping and you can of course check out my previous post because there is a lot of information covered that will help you as you read this article.

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Paula Radcliffe’s Secret Weapon for the London Marathon – 3D Printing


Last Sunday, around 37,500 runners crossed the finish line of the London Marathon , each of them with a story to tell. Among these, some had a very special story to tell, and a select few came with an extraordinary story that needs to be shared with the world….

Tinkercad 3D Printing Tutorial: How to Create Your First 3D Print


Of course the object is still too high. Upload it here and order your print in any of 100+ materials and finishes ! Autodesk’s Tinkercad app is probably the easiest, most accessible and most fun 3D modeling application for creating your first 3D print.

Makers Challenge: And the Winner is…


Ilse came up with the idea for a gearbox following STEM courses with kids, noticing that they are learning a lot about transmissions. “We Between my courses and projects though, I’m also an endurance sports addict. Submit your answer before June 28, 2015.

GE Reports-These Engineers 3D Printed a Mini Jet Engine, Then Took it to 33,000 RPM

Additive Manufacturing

They built the engine over the course of several years to test the technology’s abilities and to work on a side project together, says Steve Grimm, the plant leader at the Additive Development Center outside Cincinnati. By Michael Keller. Consider it a jet engine for the Oompa-Loompas.

Learn 3D CAD the easy way with this Kickstarter: 20+ Hours of Meshmixer online training by HoneyPoint3D

Shapeways Blog

In the spirit of education, today we want to tell you about a new campaign from HoneyPoint3D that is offering to help more people learn 3D CAD modeling through their online courses. All in an effort to help people with their 3D models from concept to finished product.

Empowering Mass Customization: How ‘Digital Forming’ Is Creating Unique Products with 3D Printing


Of course the same idea is applicable for bigger home décor items printed in plastic. If you already know how to create a 3D file and want to print it in any of 100+ materials and finishes , simply upload it here.

175 Submissions – 3 Winners: Top Designs of the 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge


Of course, this made it all the more difficult for us to decide upon a winner. I envision this piece in a yellow gold or red gold finish that mimics the color of honey.” – Elizabeth Landis.

U.S. Manufacturing is Building up a Head of Steam

Design 2 Part News

Woods said “The momentum we saw in manufacturing toward the end of 2014 is fueling optimism for 2015, with many major manufacturers saying they plan to hire more and invest more throughout the coming months.”. percent in 2015. By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine.

SOLIDWORKS and the Tucker Torpedo

The Solidworks Blog

Rob Ida shifted his focus over the last couple of months to finishing up a 1940 Mercury hot rod that will be truly amazing! He’s been using SOLIDWORKS for a long time now in both his day job and of course working with Bob. The Torpedo chassis should be about finished by the next blog.

These 3D Printed Apple Watch Gadgets Show How 3D Printing Changes the Way We Design Products


And of course it doesn’t stop here: you could print it in steel , transparent material or even make it flexible with rubberlike material.

Stefaan at Materialise Malaysia: An Update of the Prince Albert Fund Award Winner


Of course, there are many other professional skills that I have been developing. I would like to finish by saying that this is a role that can be filled by every Materialise stakeholder, by talking about Materialise’s activities correctly and with an impact.

Enhancing Furniture with 3D Printing: Furniture Design Student Creates Unique Table Design with 3D Printed Parts


Of course I had to do a lot of research on the shape as well as on the possibilities of 3D printing. It’s a very strong material and it’s slightly flexible at the same time, the price isn’t too high, and the material is durable, especially when you give it a finishing touch like a dye.

Euro PM2015 International Powder Metallurgy Congress & Exhibition-Call for Papers

Additive Manufacturing

Europe’s annual powder metallurgy congress and exhibition organised and sponsored by the European Powder Metallurgy Association , will make its return to France in 2015. October 4-7, 2015. critical study of a process, or a product in the course of development. New for 2015.

3D Printing for the Royal Theatre of Madrid: Tomasz Dabert’s Modern Armor


After the 3D model was complete, the only task that remained was to print the finished armor. Tomasz told us that he is constantly trying to improve his 3D modeling skills further by attending webinars and online courses.