What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017

The Solidworks Blog

The process of designing plastic parts has always been one fraught with anxiety. 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.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics At The Beach

The Solidworks Blog

Which got me thinking, could I a mechanical engineer with minimal plastics training, design a new sandcastle bucket that looks right and can be successfully manufactured? SOLIDWORKS Plastics reports a Fill Time of 9.5 In plastic part design, the geometry is only half the story.

Trending Sources

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

The Solidworks Blog

This information can be found at the earliest stages of design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics. Multiple iterations can be used to check different design scenarios, plastics simulation information, and molding conditions to achieve a well-designed part that can be manufactured.

Working with plastics in 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse Now Available at MySolidWorks

The Solidworks Blog

The SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse is now available at MySolidWorks. Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics , part defects such as short shots, gate blush, and air traps can be discovered and fixed well before tooling. MySolidWorks SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS Plastics ecourses injection molding mysolidwork

Simplify the Material Selection Process When 3D Printing Plastic Parts

The Solidworks Blog

Of the 114,000 thousand plastics recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers , roughly 600 are used in 3D printing processes. In this post, we’ll cover common 3D printing materials used to prototype plastic part designs.

The Refabricator Will Be Recycling Plastic and 3D Printing Onboard the ISS Next Year

3DPrint.com

Featured Stories 3d print recycled plastic 3d printer filament from recycled plastic 3d printer filament recycled plastics 3d printing in space 3D printing plastic 3d printing plastic waste 3D printing recycled plastic filament fablab HDEP international space station iss mars moon nasa plastic recycling recycle recycle 3d print space recycle plastic to filament recycled 3d printer filament recycled plastic recycling recycling plastic Refabricator Ultem US Department of Defense

Live Event: Leveraging Smart Data for Optimal Plastic Part Design & Manufacturability

The Solidworks Blog

Are you a Plastic Part Designer, Process Engineer, and/or an Injection Mold Designer that needs real world answers to the following questions? Has my plastic part design been optimized to ensure optimal cycle time? Live Streaming begins on November 7, 2017 at 1:00pm ET.

What engineers wanted to know about additive manufacturing in 2017

Leslie's Blog

It’s the end of 2017. These were the most read stories on Make Parts Fast during 2017. Working with plastics in 3D printing. Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM).

3devo recycles 3D printed plastics with SHR3D IT technical specifications and pricing

3D Printing Industry

Desktop Filament Extruder PEEK pla RapidPro RapidPro 2017 recycled plastics recycling SHR3D IT3devo, the Netherlands based makers of the NEXT 1.0 Industrial Desktop Filament Extruder has announced their latest innovation: the SHR3D IT. The SHR3D IT system is. Materials 3devo ABS NEXT 1.0 NEXT 1.0

Adidas Made an Ocean-Plastic Shoe You Can Actually Buy

3D Printer

Environmentalism is a great cause and Adidas took it to a whole new level with their newly designed shoe that is made of recycled ocean plastic. The main difference here, however, is that the Parley version features a soft Primeknit upper built with 95 percent ocean plastic.

How Accurate is SOLIDWORKS Plastics? [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

I am often asked questions regarding the accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Plastics and if it lines up with real injection molding. Plastics is great at predicting and avoiding manufacturing defects in your injection molded parts. SOLIDWORKS Plastics for Designers – Real World Correlation.

TriDInnov 3D Prints Electronic Components on Plastic Surfaces

DIY 3D Printing

Looks like TriDInnov from France has a working technology that prints conductive electronics on plastic surfaces.

HP Nylon Plastic Now Open to All Makers!

Shapeways Blog

Starting today, anyone can order their own models in HP Nylon Plastic , available in both Raw Gray and Black. A designer from our community tests out HP Nylon Plastic. Testing bracelets printed in HP Nylon Plastic. We can’t wait to see what you make with HP Nylon Plastic!

What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

3DPrint.com

Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Editorials / Opinions 3D printing plastics abs conductive filament flexible plastic Gambody glow in the dark filament humor metal filament Nylon PET pla polyamide polycarbonate filament PVA superheroes wood filament

Waterproof plastic testing: How did our plastic parts perform

Sculpteo

Recently we talked about our waterproof plastic finish, […]. The post Waterproof plastic testing: How did our plastic parts perform appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2017

3DPrint.com

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D Software Business 3d hubs 3d printer distribution 3d printer distributor 3d printing book 3d printing e-commerce 3D printing handbook 3D Printing in Dubai 3D printing initiative 3D printing on demand 3d printing partnership 3D printing plastic 3D printing research and development 3d systems 3D Systems’ On Demand Parts Manufacturing A.

3devo Introduces SHR3D IT at RapidPro to Complete the Plastic Life Cycle in 3D Printing

3DPrint.com

RapidPro 2017 is off to a great start this week in the Netherlands as the Benelux region comes together to celebrate “prototyping, (low volume) production and product development,” with a. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d filament recycler 3d print recycled plastic 3d printer filament from recycled plastic 3devo 3devo advanced filament extruder cheap waste plastic shredder granulator Netherlands plastic recycling plastic recycling machine SHR3D IT Tim Wesselink

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day Three Recap: The Future

The Solidworks Blog

With releases of MBD, Inspection, Costing, Plastics Injection Simulation, DFM, and Composer, this ecosystem has exploded over the last several years. Thanks for all those who attended and worked hard to make SOLIDWORKS World 2017 a great success. SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS World 2017 SWW17

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

3DPrint.com

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

3DPrint.com

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little. View the entire article via our website.

SABIC Wins Two European Plastics innovation Awards

Additive Manufacturing

September 27, 2017 — SABIC has been named winner in two categories at the 2017 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers ( SPE ) and trade association PlasticsEurope in Brussels on Monday (Sept 18).

Waterproof Plastic: Smoothing Beautifier finish for 3D printed plastic parts

Sculpteo

Do you want to 3D print something in plastic, but you w […]. The post Waterproof Plastic: Smoothing Beautifier finish for 3D printed plastic parts appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

RAPID 2017: Titan Robotics Introduces New Pellet Extrusion System, Showcases Cronus Multi-Gantry 3D Printer

3DPrint.com

While metal 3D printing was all the rage at RAPID + TCT this week, there were some FDM printers on the exhibit floor that showed that plastic extrusion is still a viable alternative to more expensive. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D Software 3d filament andreas bastian ATLAS autodesk Chemson Group Clay Guillory Cronus fdm large format 3d printers Netfabb Nick Booth pellet extruder plastic Push Plastic rapid RAPID + TCT RAPID 2017 rapid prototyping titan robotics

Re:Purpose for Good Pursues Several Good Causes at Once with 3D Printed Prosthetics Made from Recycled Plastic

3DPrint.com

3D Design 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed prosthetic hands 3d printed prosthetics 3D printed robotic prosthetics 3d printer filament from recycled plastic australia crowdfunding open source plastic recycling Precious Plastic prosthetics Re:Purpose for Good recycled filament recycled plastic recycling STEAM education

SOLIDWORKS Plastics: Leveraging Smart Data for Optimal Plastic Part Design & Manufacturability [LIVE WEBINAR]

Javelin Tech Tips

Are you a Plastic Part Designer, Process Engineer, and/or an Injection Mold Designer that needs real world answers to the following questions? Has my plastic part design been optimized to ensure optimal cycle time? To learn more about SOLIDWORKS Plastics products, click here.

3D Printing News Briefs: November 21, 2017

3DPrint.com

Today in 3D Printing News Briefs, business is taking the focus. At formnext last week, DyeMansion and EOS announced a strategic partnership, and DSM Somos has partnered with UnionTech for materials. View the entire article via our website.

SLM 51

3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

3DPrint.com

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D. View the entire article via our website.

voxeljet launches PolyPor C2 advanced plastic 3D printing process

3D Printing Industry

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet (FRA:VX8A), headquartered in Germany, has announced the release of a new plastic 3D printing process for its VX200 system. The technology, named PolyPor C2 (PPC²), is an improvement on the company’s existing PolyPor B (PPB) process, primarily used to make investment castings for metal components. The main benefits of the new system […].

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day One Recap: Experience the New, the Next, and the Never Before

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 kicked off in Los Angeles with a fitting tribute to the city’s status as the entertainment capital of the world. In 2017, the team from Delft University took top honors. These products include MBD, Inspection, Costing, Plastics Injection Sim, DFM, and Composer.

HPI Researchers Develop TrussFab 3D Software to Design Strong Structures Using Plastic Bottles and 3D Printed Truss Connectors

3DPrint.com

3D Printing 3D Software 3d modeling software 3d printed connectors 3d software bottle bottles eco-friendly germany Hasso Plattner Institute plastic recycling recycled plastic recycling recycling plastic research sketchup TrussFabWhen I was in high school, I spent most Saturday nights in the gymnasium with my fellow band friends, playing in the pep band for the basketball games. Since we played during halftime, when most. View the entire article via our website.

New "Crackers" Will Drive 3D Printer Plastics R&D

3DPrint.com

According to Forbes.com, plastic is the most dominant 3D printing material, accounting for 73% of all 3D printing materials used. The good news for the 3D plastics sector is that the US is making. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed furniture 3D printed plastics airbus American Chemistry Council ford Honeywell Aerospace hp infinite build mattel military military 3d printing PEKK Print the Future stratasys ThingMaker TPU

GreenBatch turns waste plastic into free 3D printer filament for schools

3D Printing Industry

Australian engineer Darren Lomman is addressing Western Australia’s lack of plastic reprocessing facilities by turning the region’s waste plastic into 3D printer filament. Through his not-for-profit organization GreenBatch, Lomman is aiming to reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in the oceans, landfill or incinerators, whilst simultaneously popularising 3D printing as an educational tool […].

Polylactic Acid (PLA): The Environment-friendly Plastic

3D Printing Hub

One of the major advantages of PLA is its biodegradable nature and the sustainable process by which it is made, making it the environmentally friendly choice of plastic. Under the right circumstances, PLA can break down into its natural elements in less than a month in contrast to the centuries it will take for traditional plastics to decompose. It is typically available in the market as thin films for thermoforming, plastic pellets for injection molding, or 3D printable filaments.

Flexible Plastic for 3D printing: PEBA is available at Sculpteo

Sculpteo

The post Flexible Plastic for 3D printing: PEBA is available at Sculpteo appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D News Additive manufacturing Sculpteo News 3D Printing 3DPrintingMaterial Flexible Plastic PEBA PEBA material

3D Printing News Briefs: June 30, 2017

3DPrint.com

On this last day of June, we will be covering everything from research to business and 3D software in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. EarthShift Global and HP recently presented at a. View the entire article via our website.

WonderCutter uses 40,000 vibrations a second to cut plastic with ease

3D Printing Industry

WonderCutter is a handheld ultrasonic cutter that combines razor blades with a 40-kilohertz ultrasonic vibration to make cutting plastic as easy as cutting cheese. Launched by Korean manufacturer Cutra, the WonderCutter claimed the Gold prize at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2016. It drew in $50,000 in just five days on its Kickstarter, which is […].