Introducing Our New Polyamide Finish: Satin

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We’re happy to announce the launch of a new finish for Polyamide (SLS): Satin ! Polyamide is also our most versatile material for 3D printing regarding colors and finishes: we have up to seven finishes available on our website, including our new satin finish. Do you want to know more about this new finish for Polyamide (SLS)? What does the satin finish look like? How do you apply the satin finish? Which colors are available for this finish?

New Online SOLIDWORKS CAM Training Courses Now Available

Javelin Tech Tips

This month two new SOLIDWORKS ® CAM courses have been released. A SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard training course and a SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional training course. SOLIDWORKS CAM is a fully integrated, Knowledge Based Machining (KBM) technology that allows you to integrate 3D design and manufacturing processes under one system; to evaluate designs earlier in the process to avoid unexpected costs and delays in finishing products on time. Upcoming courses.

Pratt Fine Arts + Shapeways Create a Groundbreaking Jewelry-Making Course

Shapeways Blog

3D design and hand-finishing jewelry require two very different skill sets that are rarely taught together — until now. We teamed up with Pratt to create and lead a course that teaches the full process of creating jewelry using 3D printing, from 3D design and to hand-finishing. Students with a variety of skillsets and backgrounds registered for the two-part course to create a completely custom 3D printed, hand-finished ring.

The ultimate finish: From 3D printed to final product look

Sculpteo

Although we could have chosen any random object, for the sake of simplicity and since we are going to focus on the surface finish, we have created a pringles-like (or saddle point) disc, curved enough to appreciate the characteristic patterns of a 3D printed object (layering effect, etc) yet something that is not extremely difficult to work on. . . Of course this was nothing else than our fault but perhaps with only 5 extra minutes the result would have been perfect.

New eLearning Course Gets Users Up to Speed in 3D Printing

The Solidworks Blog

When we set out to create the Certified Additive Manufacturing Associate (CSWA-AM) learning and exam, our goal was to develop a short learning course that would cover the very basic topics of mainstream and consumer-level 3D printing. With the participation of SOLIDWORKS partners FormLabs and Ultimaker, the CSWA-AM eLearning course will walk users through the following topics: Material types. Post printing finishing.

13 Days of Free Velvet Finish for the Easter Season!

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If not, you should try it out with polyamide while were offering free velvet finish! Whether it be colorful eggs, bunnies or chicks, a velvet finish can add a smooth furry texture to your 3D print. 8 color choices for free velvet finish. This free velvet finish is available from the 18 th to 30 th of April. When your 3D model is ready, go to the 3D print lab , upload your model, choose the color, and then, of course, check the velvet finish option.

Introducing Our Material Finishes #98 and #99: Red Gold Plated Brass & Black Color Plated Brass

i.materialise

More and more materials, finishes, and color options are coming to i.materialise lately: we’re proud to announce that as of today consumers can choose from 99 material options on our platform. Besides our existing yellow gold plated option, we now offer a new red gold plated finish. These finishes are achieved through an electroplating process. Your model will be finished with an 18k gold layer in yellow or red. Want to learn more about brass and our finishing options?

3D Printing in Metal Workshop: Take a Peek at Our Speaker Lineup

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Learn the 3D printing in metal process from start to finish in our new online course, an overview of additive manufacturing in. 3D Printing Education Metal 3D Printing 3d printing class 3d printing classes 3d printing course 3d printing courses 3d printing in metal 3d printing workshop Dr. Arif Sirinterlikci Dr. Gary Halada Tim RuffnerWhat’s stopping you from pursuing your 3D printing in metal endeavors?

Adding a Surface Finish appearance to a SOLIDWORKS part

CATI Tech Notes

We recently received a support call where a customer had added a surface finish appearance but it did not appear on his model. SOLIDWORKS has a lot of great options for adding surface finish appearances to give your models a more realistic feel. Of course, you can apply an appearance to anything you want. Next, you select the Advanced tab and then the Surface Finish tab. In this case, I am going to select the Diamond Treadplate surface finish.

Introducing Our Material Finishes #98 and #99: Red Gold Plated Brass & Black Color Plated Brass

i.materialise

More and more materials, finishes, and color options are coming to i.materialise lately: we’re proud to announce that as of today consumers can choose from 99 material options on our platform. Besides our existing yellow gold plated option, we now offer a new red gold plated finish. These finishes are achieved through an electroplating process. Your model will be finished with an 18k gold layer in yellow or red. Want to learn more about brass and our finishing options?

Advice, Design, Resources: 3D Printing Experts Are Here For You

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways offers a large variety of polymer materials, like Nylon 12 (Versatile Plastic) , which meets needs from prototyping to finished product, and Fine Detail Plastic , an acrylic material capable of extremely high detail.

Make beautiful 3D prints: understanding the layer thickness

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If you have any question, of course feel free to shoot them. & More Additive manufacturing finishes layer thickness materialCreating a successful 3D printed object first requires you to anticipate the outcome. Our material pages are there to help you understand your design’s constraints, and provide you with material datasheets, etc. The important question is how 3D printing will render the object and what will be the result.

3D Printing for Students: Order Your 3D Prints with i.materialise and Receive a 10% Student Discount

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Simply upload your 3D model, choose your material, finish and/or color, and get an instant price quote – including your 10% discount. Community academics class code college course discount education graduate polyamide priority promo promotion prototype prototyping school student students university Worldwide, students 3D print miniature concept cars, architectural and functional models, prototypes, and all sorts of other things with us.

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RepRap: Blog: New Extruder Design

RepRap Blog

I have (finally) finished my 1.75mm filament extruder design for RepRap. Machined parts can take higher temperatures, of course. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Friday, April 22, 2011. New Extruder Design. I say RepRap - in fact, by simply changing its adapter plate (called base_plate in the design), it should go on virtually any 3D printer.

Designer Turns Spider Web and Silkworms into Inspiration for 3D Printed Sofa

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Using 3D Systems’ ProX 950 SLA device, 6000 layers of thin resin were laid on top of each other over a course of several days to create the intricate web. Copper and chrome plating were then added to the finish product, which weighs only 2.5 Janne Kyttanen says spider webs and silk worms inspired his mesh, 3D printed design. “With 3D technology, we can express forms only found in nature,” Kyttanen said about his latest design, which was created in a single piece.

Why 2017 Will Be the Breakout Year for 3D Printing Technologies

3DPrint.com

You are likely sitting here having finished reading numerous articles from 3DPrint.com and other news sources over the course of the last several months, thinking to yourself, “This crazy technology is progressing so fast... View the entire article via our website.

RepRap: Blog: Rewriting history

RepRap Blog

Erik, of course, has done a superb job of estimating the World population of RepRaps together with RepRap-derived machines like MakerBots and 3D-Systems/BfBs. I, of course, replied that - like the other 7 billion of you - I didnt have a clue. Spring 2007 - The first RepRap Darwin was finished. 30 September 2007 - Vik Olliver in New Zealand finished the second Darwin. [3]. RepRap: Blog.

Replacing the title block for a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing

Javelin Tech Tips

Just like in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD one can change the title block and sheet size so quickly, even after finishing the drawing, by replacing the sheet format. In a similar way, with SOLIDWORKS Electrical you can change the title block even when the drawing is finished.

New Video: How to 3D Print a Guitar by Olaf Diegel

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Each layer is laid down upon the previous layer to “build up” the part and the process is repeated until the component is finished. With 3D Printing, of course, some degree of customization is possible for each guitar. If you’ve seen Olaf Diegel’s cool guitars made by 3D Printing but wondered how exactly it works, the design engineer who has wowed the music world has just released a video that shows all the steps involved in his process.

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Tips for CNC machining titanium: Aerospace and more

3E Rapid Prototyping

It is also conducive to virtually all surface finishing processes: bead blasting, powder coating, and electrophoresis all produce good results when applied on titanium. Surface finishes for machined titanium. Surface finishes include: Smoothing.

3D-Printed Jewelry: Why Jewelry Designers Join the 3D Printing Revolution

i.materialise

Depending on your wishes, the object can also be finished manually with post-processing (see more about this below). What materials & finishes do jewelry designers use for 3D printing? As you can see in the image below, your choice of finish has a big impact on your final print.

PolyJet 3D Printing Webinar: Rapid Prototyping Advances with Inkjet-based Printing

Stratasys

The course is a free three day online “Focus on Fundamentals” webcast starting on August 25th through the 27th with each webcast lasting roughly 45 minutes. Day two covers benefits of inkjet-based printing and available materials as well as finishing techniques for prototype and master pattern models. This free course is sponsored by Stratasys and you can register for it here.

Top Four 3D Printing Materials for Jewelry Designers: Gold, Silver, Brass, Bronze

i.materialise

Our gold comes with a high gloss finish, and you have the option to choose between 14 and 18 karats. Besides those options, we also offer three different color finishes for gold : yellow, white, or red gold. The most popular choice for jewelry designers tends to be Sterling Silver , which is offered in several finishes. The first of these finishes for silver 3D printing is a gloss finish, which is achieved by post-processing your model in a magnetic tumbler.

printrbot GO – suitcase belts and signature panel

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While the supplied signature panel was a perfect compliment for the original design and finish of the Printrbot GO!, If you design the model with raised, flat portions that you can sand/polish after the fact and then dust the whole model in flat black spray paint before the final finishing of the shiny surfaces, it gives it a nicely aged look without too much fuss and muss. Your mileage may vary of course. Since before I even owned the GO!

How to Create Stunning Polyamide (SLS) Prints as a Beginner

i.materialise

It’s also the material that can be finished in the most colors. That’s the case of Brian Wise, a 3D printing beginner who successfully finished his first 3D-printed project, from sketch to painted 3D model. In this interview he explained to us what process he followed to finish his first 3D print and how he painted the printed model to match it with the ideal design he had in mind. Over the course of the next week, I 3D modeled it before sending it out to print.

AM Solutions – Post Processing of AM Components

Additive Manufacturing

Efficient and fully automatic finishing of internal passages. conducted a study with the surface treatment methods mass finishing, shot blasting and chemically supported mass finishing. Since the internal surface areas of complex components with integrated cavities cannot be treated with conventional finishing technologies, new, innovative post processing methods are required. and 10 mm) with mass finishing, shot blasting and chemically supported mass finishing.

How rapid prototyping benefits product development

3E Rapid Prototyping

For product designers and developers, rapid prototyping can play a crucial role in bringing a commodity from concept to finished product.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Happy Birthday Mom - Typepad

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

Many things happen over the course of a lifetime if you are blessed with a long life. I’ve been getting some interesting responses of late from my Fettuccini Bridge that I am still making and putting the finishing touches on. Here they are down below in more or less of a chronological order starting with the finished digital build inside of SolidWorks. This bidge will measure when finished, 32 inches long by 6 inches wide by 16.25 Richards SolidWorks Blog.

Preparing for the Part 107 Knowledge Test

3D Printing Hub

Fortunately, several online training courses have become available since the inception of the Part 107 set of regulations. These online training courses can offer a combination of reading materials, instructional videos, knowledge checks, and sample questions. We have gathered below a list of the top online courses being offered for the Part 107 knowledge test. FAA Online Course. Finishing the course will take approximately 2 hours.

Which is better, 3D printing or injection molding?

Leslie's Blog

Of course, every manufacturing process has its share of best-fit applications. For example, does the finish matter? Some of the most popular articles featured on MakePartsFast involve 3D printing and injection molding; should you use one versus another, when and how do you move from one process to the other; and best design practices and tips when working with both 3D printing and injection. Here’s a quick roundup of these features. 3D printing versus injection molding.

Looking for professional product design: Everything you need to know

3E Rapid Prototyping

Of course, you can read up on CAD and DfM, but an expert touch ensures that every feature of a product can be smoothly realized by cutting tools, molds, and other factory equipment. Specifications for any surface finishes required.

Professional product design: Everything you need to know

3E Rapid Prototyping

Of course, you can read up on CAD and DfM, but an expert touch ensures that every feature of a product can be smoothly realized by cutting tools, molds, and other factory equipment. Specifications for any surface finishes required.

Bring Ideas to Life at ‘Invention Camp’ | 3D Academy

3D Innovations

Our 3D Academy uses professional lesson plans, equipment, and materials, to ensure your child finishes each course with lifelong STEM technical skills and leadership skills of analytical and critical thinking, communication, and teamwork. Our summer ‘Invention Camp’ will get your child thinking like an engineer, scientist and entrepreneur.

Top Four 3D Printing Materials for Jewelry Designers: Gold, Silver, Brass, Bronze

i.materialise

Our gold comes with a high gloss finish, and you have the option to choose between 14 and 18 karat. Besides those options, we also offer three different color finishes: yellow, white, or red gold. The most popular choice for jewelry designers tends to be Sterling Silver , which is offered in several finishes. The first of these finishes is a gloss finish, which is achieved by post-processing your model in a magnetic tumbler.

New Additive Manufacturing Associate Certification available from DS SolidWorks

Javelin Tech Tips

Post printing finishing. Preparation for the exam is available as either a hands-on training class or an online video based course: Javelin’s Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Hands-on Essentials Class — is a unique one day interactive training course to help you become an Additive Manufacturing Technology Expert, so you can: Print your 3D designs with confidence. This course covers the basics of setting up and running successful parts from your FDM or SLA printer.

My 3D model has been uploaded – now what?

i.materialise

Of course, modeling for a 3D print job can be confusing. A finished 3D model can be uploaded to i.materialise. Our 3D printing platform offers instant pricing, automated and manual checks, 8 different printing technologies, 21 different materials to choose from and over 100 color and finish combinations, and offers the capability to support many 3D file formats. Over 100 color and finish combinations are possible with i.materialise.

3D printing produces a perfect replica of a sixth-century sword

3D Printing Review

Of course, the destruction of something so vast could only be achieved by a perfect storm of exacerbating factors — but one of the largest was the Germanic unrest. Museums, of course, have some of these swords: greatly dilapidated, in many cases, but valuable artefacts of the time. Then he sent the finished model to i.materialise to be printed in bronze. A damaged sixth-century sword in a museum in Norway has been perfectly reproduced as new through 3D printing.

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It’s Easier Than Ever to Make Injection Molded Toys

3E Rapid Prototyping

While printers are great for turning ideas into physical items in a short space of time, the surface finish of a 3D printed model pales in comparison to an injection molded one. The surface is rough, layer lines are visible and the finished part may not be strong enough to resist the rough handling of a child. This is big news, because it means an amateur toymaker can go straight a manufacturer like 3ERP, discuss the project, and receive their finished toys within weeks.

Wohlers Associates Identifies Design as a Critical Factor in AM Economics and Adoption

Additive Manufacturing

Post-processing can include powder removal, thermal stress relief, support material removal, surface treatment and finishing, and inspection. One of two courses has been scheduled for Austin, Texas on August 14-16, 2019 in connection with the 30th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin. The second is a Design at Elevation DfAM course in Frisco, Colorado on September 11-13, 2019.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 Text Leader and Block Leader

Javelin Tech Tips

A dding these annotations with dedicated commands and a leader style manager it’s easy to finish design work more efficiently and present the design clearly. Attend a SOLIDWORKS Electrical training course either in a Canadian classroom near you or live online. Now when using SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 we can create text leader lines with blocks and notes in 2D panel layouts and harness drawings. Text and balloons with leader lines are a common method to convey design notes.

SOLIDWORKS CAM vs. CAMWorks

Javelin Tech Tips

Area clear roughing, Flat area, and Z level finishing. Advanced 3 Axis Roughing and Finishing Capabilities. The Z-Level cycle is a finish contouring cycle that removes material by making a series of horizontal, planar cuts. The cuts follow the contour of the feature at decreasing Z levels based on the Surface Finish specified. This cycle can be used for finishing where excess material has already been cleared and supports single or multiple depths of cut.

Polyamide MJF (HP): Now Available on i.materialise

i.materialise

Polyamide (MJF) comes in two finishes : a natural finish, and dyed finish. When you choose a natural finish, the surface of your polyamide (MJF) print will have a granular look and gray color. If you decide to go for the dyed finish, we will submerge your model into a bath containing a black color pigment (also known as pigmentation or impregnating). Piguin by i.materialise, 3D printed in Polyamide (MJF), Natural Finish.

3D Printing is changing the way we think about customization — and Christmas!

Leslie's Blog

Everyone was finishing their Sunday morning coffee when I remembered a neat file I saw on Thingiverse: a cappuccino stencil. Of course there is a reason for that: mass production requires minimal customization. By Tyler Reid, Manufacturing Application Manager, GoEngineer. Our nieces and nephews stayed with us around the holidays for their Christmas vacation last year.