Exclusive with Hugo da Silva, VP of Additive Manufacturing, Royal DSM

Additive Manufacturing

Hugo da Silva : Initially, DSM will focus on four market segments – healthcare, transportation, apparel, and tools and electronics.

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

The Solidworks Blog

This exciting new feature, which is now available in SOLIDWORKS 2015 enables a more streamlined manufacturing process for products such as footwear, apparel, and even hull design in shipbuilding. And of course, SOLIDWORKS gives you the option to output directly to DXF/DWG file format.

Designer Spotlight: Kasia Wisniewski

Shapeways Blog

I’m an apparel and accessories designer based in Brooklyn. This is where my background in patternmaking for apparel design has made the transition into 3D modeling easier- I’m used to transforming 2D surfaces and geometries into complex structures.

Student Inventors and Entrepreneurs – the Extreme Redesign Challenge is On!

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Students in middle school or high school, or students enrolled in a higher education course or college program, are welcome to apply.

Enter the 2015 Extreme Redesign Challenge


These are the factors being judged for each entry received before February 11th, 2015: Sound mechanical design and part integrity Compelling description (written and/or video) Design creativity Product usefulness Aesthetics (art or architecture category) Winners can receive a variety of prizes, including cash scholarships, a print of their design, apparel, a demo 3D printer or even a trip to attend a 3D printing conference. Of course you can.

Call it a comeback

Law in the Making

In the course of developing Cashew, we’re contemplating a lot of really interesting IP issues – secondary liability, notice and notice/notice and takedown methods, and even some ‘disruptive’ IP ideas that I can’t wait to share with you. I have to wonder how sports apparel maker Bauer feels about a model like this , or how Disney/Lucasfilm feels about this “public domain” Imperial Star Destroyer on Thingiverse.

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Reshoring Or Offshoring: U.S. Manufacturing Forecast…

Design 2 Part News

These are broad generalities, of course, but companies are aware of these issues as they dive into analysis of reshoring. It is particularly a problem when demand fluctuates quickly, as is the case with fashion apparel. “Reshoring Or Offshoring: U.S.

The 7 Coolest Portal® Creations on Shapeways — For SCIENCE!

Shapeways Blog

Approved Aperture Science Decorative Apparel. You can’t trust them any further than you can throw them (without a gravity gun, of course). They are sentient, of course.

Opinion: Think nothing is made in America? Output has…

Design 2 Part News

And, of course, other industries have nearly disappeared. The output of the apparel industries is down more than 80% since the heydays in the 1980s, while the output of textile mills is down about 50% since 2000. “Opinion: Think nothing is made in America?

Is the Reshoring of U.S. Manufacturing a Myth?

Design 2 Part News

On the other hand, take the apparel industry, which is labor-intensive. Labor costs may drive me if I’m in the apparel industry, but if I’m in a high-tech industry, not so much. By Wharton School of Business. There’s been a flurry of news reports suggesting that U.S.

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Choosing Between PLA and ABS: Which one is better?

3D Printing Hub

Of course, you can’t just let food go bad and get lactic acid from it. PLA has also been extruded into thin fibers and used to manufacture upholstery materials, hygiene products, and sports apparel.