Plastic Surgery: 3D Printed Patient-Specific Applications for Craniomaxillofacial Operations

Plastic surgery can help improve quality of life, especially when patients are dealing with craniofacial issues – soft tissues of the face, like the nose and lips, and bones of.

3D Printing News Briefs: April 28, 2020

We’re starting with business today, before moving on to materials news, in 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar’s senior leadership team is making an investment in the company’s future, View the entire article via our website.

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Improving the Circular Economy of 3D Printing with Plastic Recycling

Researchers from France’s Université de Lorraine and Michigan Technological University explore a topic that many users are very concerned about, detailed in the recently published ‘Plastic recycling.

CNC Kitchen Builds Hand Cranked Plastics Shredder

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3D Printed Plastic Geoboards Teach Visually Impaired Students about Geometry

Geometry is the branch of mathematics that relates to angles, geometric shapes, lines and line segments, and rays, and you use geometry concepts to measure lengths and areas of 2D. The post 3D. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing News Briefs: January 8, 2020

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of 2020! To celebrate, we’ll start with some predictions for the industry made by three Ultimaker executives. Continuing on, Dassault Systèmes has. View the entire article via our website.

Formnext 2020 Still Going Ahead

Additive Manufacturing

At the present time, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH still expects Formnext to go ahead in Frankfurt as scheduled from 10 – 13 November 2020. Planning continues with an updated health concept and added virtual offerings.

Danish University’s plastic recycling technology hopes to end 3D printing “Wild West”

3D Printing Industry

The Department of Engineering of Aarhus University, Denmark wants to revolutionize plastic usage in 3D printing. The university is cooperating with Aage Vestergaard Larsen A/S plastic […].

SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2020 supports AxF™ measured materials

Javelin Tech Tips

This vendor neutral format enables the creation of full-scale digital mock-ups featuring even sophisticated materials such as special-effects paints, leather, plastics, fabrics, wood, and brushed metals. SOLIDWORKS Visualize AXF Materials SOLIDWORKS 2020 SW2020

Live Entrepreneurship & 3D Value Networks: Sustainability in Food packaging

Sustainability is on everybody’s lips and single use plastics does not have a good reputation. When the public perception is that plastic is all bad, it is hard to remind. Featured Stories janne packages packaging plastic plastics polymers

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AMS 2020: Panels on 3D Printing in Implants and Orthopedics, Regulation in Additive Medical Devices

There was much to enjoy and learn at the recent Additive Manufacturing Strategies event, held in Boston and co-hosted by and SmarTech Analysis, especially with the addition of a. View the entire article via our website.

Climate Disrupted: Oil Companies Bet on Plastic in the Face of Climate Crisis

Given the global shift to renewable energy, fossil fuel companies are looking for new ways to maintain their livelihoods. In a 2018 investor report, ExxonMobil admitted to a decline in. The post. View the entire article via our website.

Recycled Plastics Transformed into 3D Printing Materials

3D Printing Progress

A new research project aims to recycle plastic waste into a standardized filament product for the 3D printing industry

Dassault Systèmes Launches “Sustainability Challenge” for Students to Rethink the Use of Plastics

Additive Manufacturing

Dassault Systèmes launched the “ Sustainability Challenge ,” a contest inviting students worldwide to use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to imagine new innovations and experiences that redefine the use of plastics in a more sustainable way.

Climate Disrupted: The Promise of PHA?

In our last article in our series covering 3D printing in a climate-disrupted world, we discussed the myriad problems associated with polylactic acid (PLA), the most popular plastic and.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2020 Helps You Innovate Better and Get Your Products to Market Faster

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS® Plastics solutions help you to predict and avoid manufacturing defects in plastic parts or injection molds during the earliest stages of part and mold design, eliminating costly mold rework, improving part quality, and decreasing time to market. and plastics simulation.

Waste Plastic to be Transformed into New Products

3D Printing Progress

Single-use plastic will get a sustainable lease of life as part of a new project led by Manchester Metropolitan University to transform waste into valuable new products and create drive for recycled plastic materials

TRANSFORM-CE: MMU €9.6 million plans to give plastic ‘a new lease of life’ with 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

million project to transform single-use plastic waste into feedstock for additive manufacturing, as well as intrusion molding – a combination of extrusion and injection molding. Aiming to provide the waste ‘a sustainable lease of life’ and create a drive for recycled plastic materials, the project will use […]. Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has undertaken a €9.6

Beginner’s Guide to CNC Cutting For Plastic & Foam Packaging

3E Rapid Prototyping

CNC machines with a large enough range may be able to process plastics, foams, wood and all other materials that one may consider for their packaging needs. Plastic Pallets and Containers For Exterior Packaging. In these cases, they may employ the use of plastic containers.

The Most Important 3D Printing Technologies & Materials You Need to Know


Home printers typically work with plastic filament. In an FDM printer, a long plastic filament is fed by a spool to a nozzle where the material is liquefied and ‘drawn’ on the platform, where it immediately hardens again.

Evonik launches new PEEK filament suitable for 3D printing medical implants 

3D Printing Industry

Having met ASTM F2026 requirements, the industry standard for surgical implant applications, the new material will allow for the production of 3D plastic surgical implants using Fused Filament Fabrication […].

PSU to accelerate development of high performance plastics with Roboze One+400 Xtreme

3D Printing Industry

Situated within Penn State’s Department of Chemical Engineering, PSU researchers will use the ROBOZE One+400 Xtreme to advance the development of high performance plastics, with the overall goal of accelerating the progress and implementation of additive manufacturing. Pennsylvania State University (PSU) has acquired an FFF 3D printer from Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze.

Get 50% Off SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams

The Solidworks Blog

For the remainder of April 2020, we are offering a discount code that will get you 50% off all of our exams EXCEPT for the Expert Mechanical Design exam, and the Expert Simulation exam.

Climate Disrupted: Chitin and Keratin Bioplastics

If we plan on continuing to make plastics past the point that oil is no longer profitable, easily accessible or socially acceptable, we will need to turn to more ecologically.

ExOne and University of Pittsburgh produce promising reusable respirators using 3D printed metal filters

3D Printing Industry

Leading sand and metal binder jet 3D printer manufacturer ExOne and the University of Pittsburgh are working together to develop reusable metal filters that fit into plastic respirator cartridges.

Breaking the Mold: How Toolmakers Are Transforming Operations (survey results)

Tech Clarity

Research Slideshow Automate bidding CAD CAM collaboration cooling cycle time Digitalization End-to-End Engineering injection molding mold mold maker Mold Making Operations plastic tool design toolmaker TraceabilityWhat does it take for toolmakers to be competitive?

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Democratizing Prosthetics Through The Power Of 3D Printing


This completely changed everything for us,” explains Nate, “meeting somebody who actually wears them and seeing that they’re big bits of plastic that still look like the exact same designs that were made in WWII.”.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cloud-based Abaqus Simulation for SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Low-speed events include compression of gasket, pre-loaded bolt assembly, large deformation, large strain, material plasticity, and others.

Andaltec to develop antibacterial filaments for medical implants and surgical tools

3D Printing Industry

Andaltec, a Spanish research centre focused on plastics, has announced that it will be developing a new set of active polymers for use in the 3D printing of medical devices.

Recycling with AM

Wohlers Talk

According to a 2017 study , if was found that over 300 million tons of plastic waste is produced annually. GreenGate3D produces and sells plastic filament from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate. Note: Ray Huff, associate engineer at Wohlers Associates, authored the following.

3DXTECH Hires Aerospace Manager Tim Spahr from Arkema as it Expands Factory to Begin Manufacturing their Gearbox™ HT2 High-Temp Printer.

3D Printing Sponsored 3dxtech aerospace Arkema Gearbox high temperature 3D printer High-Temperature PlasticAs the high-temperature 3D printer market continues to heat up, companies who seek to lead must focus on developing their presence in high-value end-use markets. 3DXTECH ([link] a.

Brazil: Experimenting with Recycled ABS & PLA for Dosimetry

Brazilian researchers seek an environmentally friendly method not only for 3D printing but to put discarded plastic to use in dosimetry, a method for measuring radiation therapy.

Getting Started with Production Manufacturing

3D Innovations

Plastic is a popular go-to material for many new products and inventions—however, there are many more material options to choose from based on your product design, product specifications, intended use and performance maximization.

How I Used SOLIDWORKS to Design the Cars You’ve Seen in Movies

The Solidworks Blog

They made plastic moldings for the car industry. If you want to practice building empathy, a good way might be to imagine being the car from one of your favorite movies. Seriously – think about it. Take a second to recall the vehicle from one an action movie you might’ve seen lately.

Austria’s €2.1M AM 4 Industry project findings published

3D Printing Industry

Austrian technology companies, Ecoplus Plastics, and Mechatronics Cluster have published their findings on the application of additive manufacturing to industrial production. Ecoplus Plastics and Mechatronics Cluster work with eight research partners and fifty-one companies from Austria, Germany, and […]. Research AM 4 Industry Benjamin Losert CORNET Ecoplus Plastics Mechatronics Cluster

Canada To Declare Plastics As "Toxic Substance": Implications On 3D Printing


Typical waste plastic, destined for recycling or to become microplastic [Source: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian. Read the whole entry. » » ideas

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Beta is Live!

The Solidworks Blog

We are excited to announce that SOLIDWORKS® 2020 Beta is live and ready for your feedback! He previously worked as a Technical Support Engineer and Product Marketing Manager for SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Plastics and Electrical. The post SOLIDWORKS 2020 Beta is Live!

What is the best way to make a metal prototype?

3E Rapid Prototyping

This article discusses the importance of metal prototypes and looks at situations in which metal prototyping is favorable over plastic prototyping. Why make a metal prototype instead of a plastic prototype? In many cases, plastic is the cheapest option.

Cornet: Research Network in Lower Austria Explores Expanding 3D Printing Applications

Ecoplus Plastics and Mechatronics Cluster in Lower Austria has just completed their ‘AM 4 Industry’ Cornet project, outlining their findings regarding 3D printing—with the recently published work.

4 Designs On i.materialise To Help Stop COVID-19 As Lockdowns Lift


Materialise worked with 3D printer manufacturer Prusa to come up with a 3D-printed visor band, an adjustable elastic strap, and ten disposable 200-micron-thick plastic sheets to provide an added layer of protection over a face mask.

Climate Disrupted: The State of Recycling

In our already-climate-disrupted world, we are inundated with petro-based plastics. We could rehash the numerous statistics that we probably already know, like the fact that only 9 percent of. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing Tooling: Inspection Go/No-Go Gauges

Purple Platypus

Inspection tooling is not typically under intensive stresses or at high risk for damage like manufacturing tooling which allows for more common plastics like, ASA and ABS to be utilized.

Injection Molding: What It Is, How It Works, Who Is It For

3E Rapid Prototyping

Injection molding is the most popular method for manufacturing plastic parts on the planet, so it’s not surprising that the global market for the process was valued at almost 260 million U.S. Injection molding is the process of using plastic to manufacture a wide range of parts and items.