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FDM 3D Printing with PEEK for Small Medical Implants

German researchers focus in on 3D printing materials for the medical field, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Parameters Influencing the Outcome of Additive Manufacturing of Tiny. View the entire article via our website.

Formlabs and BEGO announce partnership to advance temporary and permanent dental restorations

3D Printing Industry

Massachusetts-based SLA giant Formlabs has announced a partnership with BEGO, a German pioneer in dental 3D printing, that will see BEGO’s new leading dental materials being used with Formlabs’ resin printers.

Blue Origin Opens Its New Rocket Engine Facility in Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama, is now home to Blue Origin‘s brand new rocket engine production facility, the latest addition to Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park (CRP), the second-largest. View the entire article via our website.

3D Sculptor: Reverse Engineering and Sub-D Modeling

The Solidworks Blog

You can easily and quickly create and share organic and ergonomic 3D models with 3D Sculptor, but did you know that 3D Sculptor’s xShape app can also help you make quick work of reverse engineering, including transforming tessellated geometry, like the mesh geometry output from topology optimization or generative design, into smooth surfaces? Surfaces from Scanning. 3D laser scanning is becoming more popular due to the availability and affordability of handheld 3D scanners. However, the mesh data produced from a 3D scan is typically not the quality required for a final design. Oftentimes surfaces are lumpy and the mesh data is tessellated and has holes where the scanner missed geometry. In addition, you are usually scanning an object to create a new version of it, or to create a mate or a close match to the one being scanned. In these cases you want to be able to quickly modify the geometry to get the exact shape you need. Surfaces from Optimization. Similarly, outputs from topology optimization and generative design create geometries that are typically not considered final design shapes: The surfaces produced look like they have been hit with a thousand hammers. In most cases designers and engineers want to smooth tessellated geometry to create a design that is manufacturable or just more aesthetically pleasing. You need a way to create smooth surfaces quickly. This is where 3D Sculptor’s xShape app comes in. 3D Sculptor makes quick work of smoothing out surfaces, whether from a 3D CAD file or mesh data produced from the aforementioned technologies. Simply use the shape you have, in any condition, as a reference or template in the background. Smoothing and blending surfaces is a snap, and continuous curvature between the surfaces is built in. Before 3D Creator Surfacing. After 3D Creator Surfacing. 3D Sculptor vs. Parametric Surfacing. 3D Sculptor is a lot like clay modeling, but on a computer. Most designers start with a sketch, imported image, or actual 3D model as a reference in the background and design the shape around those types of reference guides. However, some designers like to draw their designs freehand, with nothing as a reference – whatever comes into their head. As with reverse engineering and smoothing of tessellated mesh with 3D scanning and topology optimization, designers start with a 3D model as a reference. Basically you sculpt or “skin” a shape around a mesh or model to make it smooth and then modify it as the concept or idea develops. In 3D Sculptor, you can quickly push, pull, scale, crease, and bend your model to get the shape you desire. Using parametric surface modeling to attain the same result would be extremely difficult and time-consuming. One surface might require creating dozens of control curves, so making even small topology changes, like adding a sharp crease or flattening an area, could be extremely time-consuming and may require starting the design from scratch. Designs that take only a few minutes to create with 3D Sculptor often took hours to create with traditional parametric surface modeling, and changes that take seconds in 3D Sculptor used to require that a designer start over with parametric surface modelers. 3D Sculptor is so easy and changes are so fast that it is hard to compare with traditional parametric modeling. You must experience it to believe it. Get Started in no time! All you need is an internet connection and a web browser. No special hardware required. If you do reverse engineering, topology optimization, or generative design, you now have a fast way to smooth out surfaces. Remember, changes in a model made with 3D Sculptor can be propagated through to update in SOLIDWORKS® desktop. Please feel free to make comments below or visit the 3D Sculptor website for more information. If you want to give 3D Sculptor a try, click on the banner below to get set up for your very own seven-day trial of 3D EXPERIENCE Works solutions today. Author information Craig Therrien Craig Therrien is a Product Manager at SolidWorks The post 3D Sculptor: Reverse Engineering and Sub-D Modeling appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog. 3D Creator 3D Sculptor 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Computing Collaboration Community Dassault Systèmes Design Product Designers and Mechanical Engineers SOLIDWORKS 3D Scupltor 3DEXPERIENCE Works reverse engineering Topology Optimization Xdesign xShape

3D Medical Applications

Held in Baltimore, Maryland, this event will bring together thought leaders, experts, engineers, doctors, researchers, and regulators in the many medical methods for 3D technology.The 3D Medical Applications conference is the most comprehensive, game-changing, meeting of minds for the future of 3D in healthcare.

How Shapeways’ Software Enables 3D Printing at Scale

Shapeways Blog

While most news about the 3D printing industry focuses on advancement in hardware and materials, software has played a crucial role in the democratization of 3D printing.

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: 3D Printing

Modern Tech

With the design cycle getting shorter each day, having a physical prototype in your hand is more important than ever. SOLIDWORKS 2020 makes it easier to go from design to prototype with the latest enhancements to 3D printing.

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Surface Modeling on the Cloud: Lessons from #3DXW20 and Beyond

The Solidworks Blog

On my way to earning my CSWE, the most challenging step – in my estimation – was earning my CSWPA-Surfacing certification. It was a fun exam, but challenging nonetheless. In general: creating organic shapes has historically been more challenging, in my opinion, than it really needs to be.

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How Resin 3D Printing Works: Stereolithography Explained


Stereolithography , the technology behind most resin 3D prints, is often referred to as ‘the mother of all 3D printing technologies’ and is considered one of the most widely used techniques for producing high-quality 3D prints. Here at Materialise, we have been using Stereolithography since 1990.

Introducing the New Stratasys J826 3D Printer

Modern Tech

Stratasys just released the newest addition to their J-series family of PolyJet 3D printers , the Stratasys J826 , an entry-level printer for the enterprise design world.

VBN Components redefines wear resistance at METAV 2020

Swedish VBN Components is a pioneer in the metal 3D printing industry. For more than a decade the company has developed new materials with extreme wear and heat resistance. The post VBN. View the entire article via our website.

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New research explores the behaviour of water on the surface of graphene

3D Printing Industry

New research from the Tokyo University of Science has revealed what happens to water molecules on the surface of graphene.

Adding speed and quality to oil and gas parts production

3D Perspectives

You may know what additive manufacturing – also known as 3D printing – is, but do you know how it transforms industry ? US-based precision parts manufacturer Knust-Godwin is helping to answer that question for the oil and gas industry.

SOLIDWORKS Rx now supports SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020

Javelin Tech Tips

Until SOLIDWORKS 2019 the SOLIDWORKS Rx support tool installed automatically only with SOLIDWORKS. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2020 the SOLIDWORKS Rx also supports SOLIDWORKS Electrical and installs by default when we are just installing SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 on our machine.

Modifying Reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Modern Tech

SOLIDWORKS Electrical can generate various reports for a project. Reports in this case are sets of data that show information applied in the specific project. Some of the most common reports are bill of materials (BOMs), list of wires, list of cables and drawing list.

Can Janne Kyttanen Change the World through Open Source Construction?

Janne Kyttanen is a true 3D printing pioneer. He helped create the underpinnings of many 3D printed goods, product lines and industries that we take for granted today. We recently. The post Can. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing constructed construction open source construction

nScrypt succeeds in microdispensing consistent 50 micron dots for 3D printed electronics

3D Printing Industry

High-precision micro dispenser manufacturer, nScrypt, has announced the successful 3D printing of solder and adhesive dots in the 50-micron range.

New design strategies to inspire sustainable living

3D Perspectives

For a sensitive and sustainable world. The pursuit of innovation redirected toward sustainability is becoming paramount. New solutions are emerging for improving how we make and do things that include a critical analysis of society’s values and ways of living.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize: Seeing is Believing

The Solidworks Blog

To effectively pursue new business opportunities with non-technical clients, EM Dynamics Metal Fabrication , a leading Canadian product development consultancy and contract manufacturer, must effectively and realistically showcase design concepts in 3D.

Survey on Product Development and the Cloud

Tech Clarity

How are companies leveraging the cloud for product development? What is the impact on innovation? Please take 10 to 15 minutes to fill out this short survey to share your perspective. As a thank you, we’ll send you a free copy of the report summarizing our findings.

Prodways Announces Clear Aligners Manufacturing Ecosystem

At Lab Day 2020 in Chicago, Prodways has announced the development of its Clear Aligners Manufacturing Ecosystem, meant to cover all aspects of the design and production of clear aligners. View the entire article via our website.

New 3D printing jobs at EnvisionTEC and RD4, new appointments at Ultimaker

3D Printing Industry

Welcome to the latest edition of our 3D printing jobs and career moves update for the additive manufacturing sector. If you are looking for a new position in the industry, we keep our 3D printing job board updated with the latest positions.

Leader Style Manager in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020

Javelin Tech Tips

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 we have this new annotation tab on the Draw ribbon and cabinet layout ribbon which allows us to create text and block fields using the leaders. We can define various graphical properties for these text and block leaders.

Making a difference…by helping children with heart defects

3D Perspectives

Imagine the benefits if a clinical team can view a patient’s heart in a realistic 3D model before surgery. Now imagine if that surgery is being conducted on a child.

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020: Partner Playground

Modern Tech

One of the most exciting parts of 3DEXPERIENCE World was the Playground , which was previously known as the Partner Pavilion.

Arburg Owners Purchase German RepRap

Among the first fused filament fabrication (FFF) startups to industrialize its technology, German RepRap has held a unique position in the additive manufacturing (AM) space. Now, the company may. View the entire article via our website.

The 3D Printing Industry news bulletin

3D Printing Industry

Kicking off the week, 3D Printing Industry is experimenting with a new format. Our new bulletin will get you up to speed with any additive manufacturing news you might have missed. Read on for a concise digest of new 3D printers, 3D printing events, and other updates you may have missed. Additive manufacturing events coming […]. 3D Printing News Digest 3D Cell Culture conference 3D Systems AON3D arcam Boston Micro Fabrication CRP GE Additive markforged RadTech Stratasys TÜV SÜD

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020 Server Hardware Recommendations

Javelin Tech Tips

Article co-authored by Samir Lohmann on February 19, 2020. Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020 Server hardware recommendations.

Superior Bio-Ink for 3D Printing Pioneered

3D Printing Progress

Biomedical engineers have developed a "bio-ink" for 3D printed materials that could serve as scaffolds for growing human tissues to repair or replace damaged ones in the body

3DEXPERIENCE WORLD 2020, a non-comprehensive look

SolidWorks Legion

So, technically and actually, everyone that attended 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 has attended every 3DEXPERIENCE World conference! Isn’t that awesome? A fresh start! Or is it? SOLIDWORKS World‘s new skin, or something more? What really changed?

Researchers to Disrupt & Boost Bioprinting with Suspension Bath Techniques

Researchers from the US and the UK have been working together on complex and unique bioprinting techniques, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘3D Printing in Suspension Baths: View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing coming soon to a Telsa near you? Formlabs’ Tough 1500

3D Printing Industry

Formlabs, Somerville-based manufacturer of SLA 3D printers, has announced its new material, Tough 1500. The “1500” in the name signifies the material’s tensile modulus in MPa. Formlabs says it is the “most dynamic resin yet”, and was created based on users’ feedback. The aim was to make the material tough enough to withstand significant pressure […]. Materials Formlabs Tesla Tough 1500 Unplugged Performance

Unable to access SOLIDWORKS Composer User Guide or Help document?

Javelin Tech Tips

Every now and then SOLIDWORKS Composer users report that they can’t access the SOLIDWORKS Composer user-guide/help document through SOLIDWORKS Composer window > Help > Help Topics, and by default Composer tries to open the HTML help document through the default browser, in my case I use Google Chrome. How to access SOLIDWORKS Composer user guide. Here is the result I get when an HTML document opens on Google Chrome for me. The blocked content can be enabled in Google Chrome using the command prompt, or use a different browser. HTML document blocked by google chrome. As in above image, the link highlighted shows the path of the user guide location which can be accessed manually through windows file explorer and by clicking on the properties of this document change the default browser for all the html documents. Default path to access the SOLIDWORKS Composer user-guide “dsswxcomposerdoc.htm” is: "C:Program FilesSOLIDWORKS CorpSOLIDWORKS ComposerhelpENUdsswxcomposerdoc.htm". In my case, I changed it to Internet Explorer and as soon as I try to open this user guide using Explorer it gives me a pop-up message to enable the blocked content. Default location of composer user guide. Here is what the SOLIDWORKS Composer user guide looks like: SOLIDWORKS Composer User Guide Overview. Learn more about Composer. To learn more about SOLIDWORKS Composer attend our SOLIDWORKS Composer Essentials training course either in a classroom near you or live online. The post Unable to access SOLIDWORKS Composer User Guide or Help document? appeared first on The Javelin Blog. SOLIDWORKS Composer SOLIDWORKS Composer help

Prodways Partners with 3DBioCad as its First Dental Reseller in USA

3D Printing Progress

3DBioCAD is a dental CAD/CAM division of a full-service dental laboratory, focusing on delivering premium CAD/CAM solutions and services to its customers


PostProcess Grows Partner Network with Signing of TriMech and GoEngineer in the US, Lino in Europe

Additive Manufacturing

Addition of Leading Distributors of Additive Manufacturing Technology Expands PostProcess’ Coverage Coast to Coast in the US. February 18, 2020 – PostProcess Technologies Inc.,

3D Printing Porous Ceramics with Bioinspired Materials for More Accurate Molds, Templates

International researchers continue in the quest to use new materials for modern applications, outlining how porosity affects macroporous diatomite-based foams in the recently published ‘Process. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d printed foam Diatomite-based foams

Rutgers researchers develop tunable bioink for supporting tissue growth

3D Printing Industry

Biomedical engineers from Rutgers University in New Jersey have developed a bio-ink for 3D printing that enables the construction of scaffolds to support growing human tissues. Significantly, the stiffness of the scaffolds can be controlled depending on the mixture of ink used, enabling applications for different types of tissues for repair or replacement. Published in […]. Medical & Dental Biointerphases David I. Shreiber Madison D. Godesky Rutgers University