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

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DSM as a large material science company has deep knowledge in applications, material specification, process technologies and certification, and has been active in 3d printing for more than 30 years.

Testing with the 3D Printed Mannequin Pays Off: Tour de France Cyclist Wins Time Trials

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While much research and development is centered around making 3D printed items, from human organs to houses—in all of its wonder—this technology is also extremely useful just in the process of. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D Scanners Science & Technology 3D printed mannequin 3D printed sports apparel Etxeondo Team Giant-Alpecin th3rd Tom Dumoulin tour de france tu delft TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute

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How a leading Furniture company can implement design-for-cost strategies and launch products faster?

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Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experience helps our technical departments, personnel, partners and suppliers better communicate and monitor and detect issues early in the development process to optimize product quality.

Stratasys Kicks-off Official Entry Process for 2018 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

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The top 10 entries in each category earn a Stratasys apparel item (value up to $50 US Dollars), and a 3D printed model of their design.

DSM Sharpens Focus on Additive Manufacturing

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The new customer-centric organization will build on experience and expertise from all of DSM’s existing materials businesses, combining deep market segment-specific application understanding and expertise in all polymer AM processing technology platforms.

The Virtual Future of Retail

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VR in the apparel world has been almost non-existent other than a few companies that have run marketing campaigns; such as River Island’s collaboration with Jean-Pierre Braganza. by Michael Lombardi, Consultant – Thought Provoking Consulting Ltd.

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Meeting seasonal fashion demand with 3DEXPERIENCE

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With its rapidly changing trends and seasonal lines , the apparel industry is one of the most dynamic industries in which a company can operate. But how do apparel manufacturers keep up with shrinking product development cycles ?

DSM and Twikit Drive Innovation with End-to-End 3D Printing Solutions

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Together, the two companies will co-develop new 3D printed solutions for medical, automotive, and apparel applications. The process leading up to the final 3D printed product will always comprise an initial 3D scan, product design, material optimization, testing and modeling.

3D Printing Technology Shines at the Olympics

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From the Stratasys blog : “The US Luge Team quickly realized the immense potential for additive to gain a competitive advantage and worked with Stratasys engineers to develop an entirely new process for fabricating their composite sleds.

Designer Spotlight: Kasia Wisniewski

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Learn more about her inspiration and process below! I’m an apparel and accessories designer based in Brooklyn. Because I design so much in metal, I love that all aspects of the process- from wax model to final polishing- can be handled in a single place.

Trade War Casualties: Factories Shifting Out Of China

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China-based manufacturers were already in the process of moving to lower-cost Southeast Asia. Labor costs are actually more affordable outside of China, so for products like apparel where there is a lot of cut-and-sew labor, most companies are moving out of China anyway,” he says.

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3DP‘s Open Platform Accelerates Additive Manufacturing

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Developing Industry Applications: These advanced processes and expanded capabilities are being driven by both commercial and industrial applications. Each core can have a different print process setting, such as infill percentage or material type.

Formnext 2019: DSM Showcases Success in Scaling 3D Printing with Wide Array of Partnerships, New Materials, and 3D Printed Applications

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Together with these partners, DSM explores a broad range of new applications, including prosthetics and orthotics, automotive, infrastructure, post-processing, and footwear and apparel.

Polylactic Acid (PLA): The Environment-friendly Plastic

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By using lactide as a raw material and through the process of ring-opening polymerization, a high-density version of PLA was finally developed. In the industrial scale production of lactic acid, the carbohydrate source of choice can be corn starch, cassava roots, or sugarcane, making the process sustainable and renewable. However, this process usually results in the less-desired low-density PLA. The process by which PLA Is made is also more environment-friendly.

Stratasys Extreme Redesign Challenge: Five Tips for a Winning Design

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There are a number of ways to optimize and prepare your CAD data to guarantee ­files are ready for processing and production. The top 10 entries in each category earn a Stratasys apparel item (value up to $50 USD) and a 3D printed model of their design.

3 Questions To Mark Harrop, Founder and Managing Director of WhichPLM

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CN: Do you think that going digital and investing more in technology is essential for apparel companies if they want to remain competitive and why? be the essential processes and capabilities. Isn’t this a real opportunity for apparel companies to leverage this new generation?

3D Brings Mass Customization Closer

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To make the process easier, equipment tends to be modular, which is a common feature of mass customization. While mass customization of consumer products hasn’t come as fast or as far as expected, one industry that’s coming around is apparel. “It’s Written by Catherine Bolgar.

All About Nylon (PA) Plastic

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It can be melt-processed into fibers, films, and other shapes. It was the result of an 8-year process which first started in 1930 when DuPont actually started the project to create Nylon. In both these processes, a chain of monomers is formed in an “ABAB” structure. Apparel : Stockings, gowns, dresses, weather-repellent clothing are all made using nylon. It fits the body tightly and is used to make the modern compression gear type of athletic apparel.

Turn your selfie into a customizable figurine with Insta3D Maker

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For our Insta3D mobile app, our original plan was to use the cute avatar and sell the accessories by IAP (InApp Purchase), including hairstyle, movement, apparel, etc. It’s really amazing to hear about this process and especially wonderful to see two techonolgies merge so seamlessly.

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

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This year’s prizes include: 3D Printed Model: Ten finalists in each category will receive a 3D printed model of their design and a Stratasys apparel item valued up to $50. We work on learning the Autodesk Inventor software, as well as the Design Brief Process and problem solving.

American Magic Flies across the Water with Advanced, High-Performance 3D Printing from Stratasys

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At Stratasys, we have decades of experience enabling leaders in aerospace and high-performance sports to transform their manufacturing processes through 3D printing. Other partnerships include Official Apparel Sponsor Helly Hansen and Official Control Systems Sponsor Parker Hannifin.

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Women’s History Month: Women of Invention

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Kies, a Connecticut native, invented a process for weaving straw with silk or thread. The inventions related to apparel, tools, cook stoves, and fireplaces. Blodgett’s patented film and process (1938) has been used for many purposes including limiting distortion in eyeglasses, microscopes, telescopes, camera and projector lenses.

EOS and UNDER ARMOUR Partner to Develop Advanced, Scalable Laser Sintering 3D Printing Technology

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Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes.

DSM and 3Dmouthguard Develop Instantly Printed Mouthguards

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The additive manufacturing (AM) process uses a continuous filament of DSM’s Arnitel®, bio-based material that meets all strength, flexibility and health requirements. 3Dmouthguard improves the way athletes enjoy their favorite sport by using cutting edge technology to produce sports apparel.

GE Additive Helps Callaway Golf Company Break the Mold to Redesign Putter Head

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As Callaway continues to shape its future additive strategy, the AddWorks team has equipped it with knowledge on additive processes, provided assistance on materials selection, along with developing parameters and testing protocols to achieve desired material properties.

Boosting confidence in new manufacturing technologies

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DARPA’s Open Manufacturing program seeks to solve this problem by building and demonstrating technologies that capture, analyze, predict and control variability in the manufacturing process, leading to rapid qualification of the resulting products. By Phys.org.

Riddell Partners with Carbon® to Produce First-Ever 3D Printed Football Helmet Liner

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The technology is initially available in the Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond helmet model, which features Riddell’s Precision-Fit head scanning and helmet fitting process. The Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond Helmet Delivers Next Generation. Des Plaines, Ill. and Redwood City, CA.

Fashion designer adds a third dimension to apparel design with 3D weaving

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As we continue to learn how additive manufacturing processes can be applied to existing manufacturing processes in industries ranging from fashion to health care, we’re also starting to see how designers and artists are interpreting the use of the technology into their craft from an aesthetic standpoint. This article Fashion designer adds a third dimension to apparel design with '3D weaving' is first published at 3ders.org.

The State Of Manufacturing Reshoring Today

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Plastic and rubber products, fabricated metal products, computer and electronic products, apparel and textiles, chemicals, and machinery sectors have also brought jobs back to the United States, with each sector accounting for thousands of new positions. By Team Thomas of ThomasNet.com.

The Long, Long Wait for a Manufacturing Renaissance

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Primarily driven by electronics and transportation equipment companies, high-end apparel came in a close third to the surprise of some observers. By Frank Cavallaro, EBN Online. Is the onshoring trend more hype than substance?

MIT’s Future Shoe Can Transform Itself

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Though this hybrid manufacturing technique allows for customization, Guberan, Clopath, and Tibbits are still discovering exactly what can be done with their process. “We The translucent, lightweight, and malleable properties of textiles have been utilized for centuries in apparel design.

Choosing Between PLA and ABS: Which one is better?

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By undergoing a ring-opening polymerization process, a high-density version of PLA was eventually manufactured. The more commercially preferred process to create PLA uses lactic acid as a monomer to build the PLA polymer.

Carbon3D Closes $100 Million Series C Investment Led by Google Ventures

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CLIP uses a tuneable photochemical process instead of the traditional mechanical approach, which eliminates the shortcomings of conventional layer-by-layer 3D printing technology, to rapidly transform 3D models into final parts in a range of engineering-grade materials.

Introduction to Shapeways Newest Community Managers

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When it comes to 3D Printing, they know it best: from post processing, overseeing daily ops, and owning their own shops, they’re a perfect fit for our Community team! We are EXTREMELY excited to welcome Andrew Thomas and Kat Kinkead as the newest members of our community team!

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces Keynote Speakers for 2016 AMUG Conference

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From his work, Litchfield earned the reputation as one of the most influential product creation experts working in the athletic footwear, performance apparel, and sporting goods industries. Paul Litchfield, Jason Lopes and Todd Grimm to kick off daily information streams. CHATSWORTH, CALIF.,

The Founder of Under Armour Has Big Plans for…

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Plank, who grew up in suburban Washington, relocated his athletic apparel business, Under Armour, to Baltimore in 1998, where he grew it into a public company with 2016 revenues approaching $5 billion. Although Under Armour manufactures overseas, Plank believes new technologies and processes can make Made-in-the-USA economically viable again. The Lighthouse is an innovation center with the long-range goal of bringing apparel manufacturing back to the U.S.

Other Voices: Is the time right for reshoring?

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Two of the companies are located in the Midwest and two are in the West, with product categories ranging from power transmission equipment to measuring and controlling devices, to fabricated metal products to apparel. By Harry Moser, Modern Materials Handling.

Manufacturing moving from China to US: survey

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The Boston-based global management consulting firm said the online survey was conducted across a wide range of industries, from electronic and computer equipment to transportation machinery, petroleum refining, apparel and food products. By Veronica Smith, Yahoo News.

Carbon Unveils the M1 – First Commercial CLIP-Based Additive Manufacturing Machine

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Internet-connected and data-rich, the M1 collects over one million process control data points per day. Over the last year, Carbon has been working with select early customers in industries as varied as automotive, aerospace, medical, and athletic apparel. REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—April

U.S. Reshoring: A Collaborative Challenge

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FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio—North America’s $137 billion metalforming industry is driven by the production of myriad precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming, and roll forming technologies, as well as vital value-added processes.

RESHORING: THE TREND FROM GLOBALIZATION TO…

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Apparel is seeing the largest growth by percentage of company cases. companies is the increased productivity that enables more flexible and efficient processes to produce higher- quality goods at reduced costs. “RESHORING: THE TREND FROM GLOBALIZATION TO LOCALIZATION” By Harry Moser, president at Reshoring Initiative, Industry Today.

U.S. Reshoring: A Collaborative Challenge

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FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio—North America’s $137 billion metalforming industry is driven by the production of myriad precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming, and roll forming technologies, as well as vital value-added processes.

America’s Manufacturing Renaissance

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He adds that while there has been a sharp decline in apparel, textile and steel manufacturing due to offshoring and automation, automobile manufacturing has been on the rise. By Craig Guillot, Global Trade Magazine.