MIT Software for Drone Design

DIY 3D Printing

MITCSAIL developed an interactive system for computational design, optimization, and fabrication of multicopters. The computational approach allows non-experts to design, explore, and evaluate a wide range of different multicopters Project paper in PDF: [link] Hopefully this software will be open sourced one day. 3d printed robot design drone MIT quadcopter software

Understand Generative Design – 1 minute read

cadcamstuff.com

And, with enough practice, you can model just about anything you want, as long as you know what the best design will look like. To make you even more comfortable: Generative Design is super easy to use, AND it does not care if you dont know what the best design should look like.

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3D Printable Hinges Design Tutorial

DIY 3D Printing

Angus published this great tutorial on how to design and 3D print movable hinges. cool things to 3d print design how to tutorialYou can find the files from the tutorial here: https://gumroad.com/l/HFUjr.

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Design for AM in Montreal

Wohlers Talk

Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) is a key to unlocking the power of AM. To justify the use of AM for production applications, a well-advised company will perform an analysis on the cost to manufacture the design, both conventionally and by AM.

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Understanding Plastic Part Design

The Solidworks Blog

Plastic parts are now commonplace in consumer product design, and for good reason. For the engineering and design team at URB-E, it was a no brainier to utilize plastic components for the fenders and battery hub in order to ramp up its production.

Motorcycle Madness: The Design Moves Forward

The Solidworks Blog

Albert Hernandez’s design for Ben’s motorcycle costume. But there are still weekly meetings to go over the final design of Ben’s motorcycle and what kinds of supplies will be needed to create the bike. Abhishek Bali’s hand drawn designs.

How to design 3d printable parts that don't need supports

DIY 3D Printing

Angus from Maker's Muse YouTube channel has created another great tutotrial on how to design parts that don't need supports. cad how to support material tutorial

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Celebrating Innovative Design

3D Perspectives

Our Vice President, Design Experience Anne Asensio recently had the honor of being the first woman to serve as the Honorary Chairman of the 30 th annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition. What is unique about EyesOn Design?

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A Human-Centered Design Approach

3D Innovations

Famed design firm, IDEO, first coined the term, “Human-Centered Design” and have been using this approach to design many recognizable products, such as: the first computer mouse for Apple in 1980 and the Palm Pilot in 1998. The Six Phases of a Human-Centered Design Approach.

Design for Game of Thrones with North Design Works

The Solidworks Blog

At North Design Works there is never really a normal day at the office. Previous extremes of project randomness include designing sports bras, automotive research in waste heat recovery, architectural staircases and all manner of sports equipment, from soccer to equestrian.

JOB POSTING: CAD Designer – Hydraulic/Mechanical

DASI Solutions

DASI customer North American Controls, located in Shelby Township, MI, is seeking a qualified candidate with SOLIDWORKS experience to join their their team as a CAD Designer. MI Pay: Salary commensurate to … Continue reading → Job Opportunities 3d design CAD designer defense modeling North American Controls solidworks solidworks-jobs

Shaping Dutch Design: TriToy

Shapeways Blog

In celebration of Dutch Design Week 2017, our Shaping Dutch Design series will once again take a closer look at a few of the dozens of Dutch designers who are part of the Shapeways EXPO this year and, of course, our global maker community all year round.

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Large Design Review now has Editing Capabilities

Javelin Tech Tips

The SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review mode is essential when working with large assemblies. New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the ability to work directly in Large Design Review to insert/move components, add/edit/delete mates or delete top level components.

Disney Makes Connector Design Automatic

DIY 3D Printing

Disney Research developed the software to automatically designs 3d printable connectors. Then, AutoConnect creates several alternative designs that users can choose from for 3D printing. The design of the connector is created by combining two holders, one for each object.

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Importance of Design for AM

Wohlers Talk

Lasertech, a metal additive manufacturing (AM) company in northern Sweden, asked me to design something that showcased metal AM, so I chose a small still. I designed the barrels of the still to measure 117 x 58 mm (4.6 The design resulted in no support structures whatsoever.

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Patent Trending: Cambridge Design Partnership Blazing Trail in Product Design with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

You may not know about Cambridge Design Partnership yet. But with the help of SOLIDWORKS they are breaking new ground in product design, with a list of patents to prove it. Here’s a quick guide to one of the UK’s most progressive product design specialists.

Design 3D Printed Cranial Plates

DIY 3D Printing

Here is a great detailed tutorial by Materialise on how to use their 3-matic software to design custom cranial implants for complex skull and head injuries. cad design how to materialise medical applications of 3d printing tutorial

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Balancing Conflicting Design Goals: How to Find an Optimal Design When Facing a Pareto Front

The Solidworks Blog

You might, for example, want to minimize the mass of a design, but you also want to maintain a certain level of stress. In Search of an Optimal Design. Now this is a simple example, but it is often quite difficult to find the right trade-off between conflicting design goals.

Designer Spotlight: Jeremy Burnich

Shapeways Blog

Joy Complex is a shop best known for Jeremy’s Sound Wave Jewelry, but has expanded to gadget accessories, modular jewelry, and collaborations with other designers and artists. What’s the story behind your designs? My sound wave designs for example were inspired by my wife.

Four SOLIDWORKS-Designed Bots Duke it Out in BattleBots Final

The Solidworks Blog

All four bots were designed using SOLIDWORKS: Lock-Jaw, Bite Force, Whiplash and Minotaur. If you’re a BattleBots fan like me, or interested in how they design fighting robots, I think you will want to hear more about all of the excitement from outside and inside the arena.

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Introducing Design for Good

Shapeways Blog

Many designers have used their Shapeways shops to bring attention to important causes and raise money for organizations they care about. It was simple, really: pair a generous member of our design community with a nonprofit organization, and let the shop develop.

5 Awesome Beginner’s 3D Design Programs

Shapeways Blog

3D printing your creations with Shapeways is easy, but designing your 3D models can get a little bit tricky. We’ve compiled a list five design software that are used extensively in the 3D printing world which you can start using today, regardless of your skill or budget.

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Intelligent 3D Curtain Wall Design

3D Perspectives

Tweet: Intelligent 3D Curtain Wall Design | @Desktop_Eng @3DSAEC #3DEXPERIENCE [link]. In other words, engineers push the envelope in design, making things bigger or lighter until they fail and then seeking out what went wrong. Façade Design for Fabrication Industry Solution Experience.

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Designer Spotlight: Daren Strange – East Tower Design

Shapeways Blog

Daren Strange is the designer behind East Tower Design , a Shapeways Shop that boasts some beautifully designed architectural models and cityscapes from around the world. Los Angeles, California by East Tower Design. How do you decide which monuments to design?

Designer Spotlight: Sonia Verdu

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways designer Sonia Verdu hails from Madrid, Spain – and she embodies the creativity of the city she calls home. “I How did you learn to design in 3D? I listened to him and started to share my designs here. Lantea the Jointed Doll is incredibly well-designed.

3D Printing Design Tips from Professional Designers

i.materialise

Designing for 3D printing is not always an easy task. While creativity has no limits when you’ve mastered the right 3D design software , optimizing 3D designs for 3D printing can be tricky for beginners. How does their 3D design process look like?

Learn 3D Printing Design Principles from Wayfair’s Senior 3D Designer, Jordan Pelovitz

3DPrint.com

Join our Beginner Design for 3D Printing crash course on March 5 to learn from Senior 3D Designer of Wayfair, Jordan Pelovitz. 3D Printing 3d design education 3d education 3D modeling 3d printing classes 3d printing coursesAt Wayfair, an e-commerce home goods company, Jordan leads a team that. View the entire article via our website.

Designing Human Experiences, Not Just Products

3D Perspectives

That design can be a whole lot more than a point of attraction for today’s consumers. 3D design allows us to imagine shapes of pasta never seen before” Paolo Zazzi from @Barilla speaks about innovation and personalization. What an exciting day at Design Week in Milan!

Designer Spotlight: Igor Puškari? – Iggy Design

Shapeways Blog

Iggy Design features some incredible creations by Igor Puškarić, who is an award-winning 3D artist and animator with over 6 years of experience in the video game industry. He loves to design and create high-quality models that people can use in their own projects, films, games, and animation.

Product Design: Need v. Want in a Design

3D Innovations

Product design is a delicate balance between what the entrepreneur wants the product to be and what the end-user actually needs. Want comes up in our everyday life, and it is no different when you are designing a product for consumers. Product Design Hierarchy of Needs.

Design Data Management (survey invitation)

Tech Clarity

How do leading companies manage their design data and related product development processes? Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned in our new Design Data Management survey.

Where Dreams Take Flight—Designing Clean, Energy-Efficient Aircrafts with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

While working as an aircraft systems engineer, Jettanakorn decided to put his years of experience in designing aviation systems and aircraft maintenance to good use, by building his first plane – the two-seater JX-200RG Sport Thunder High-Performance five years ago.

Shaping Dutch Design: Malinko

Shapeways Blog

In celebration of Dutch Design Week 2017, our Shaping Dutch Design series will once again take a closer look at a few of the dozens of designers who are part of the Shapeways EXPO this year. There is a reason why Malinko’s designs feel so intuitive.

3D Printing and Algorithmic Design Collide Creating Unique Jewelry Designs

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Every year, the Extreme Redesign Challenge calls upon tomorrow’s engineers, artists and entrepreneurs to design a better future. It is a test to see who can come up with the most creative, mechanically sound, and realistically achievable design using 3D printing.

How to Design Plastic Parts with Intent

The Solidworks Blog

Communication between the part designer and mold designer is crucial to keep the tool design and build on schedule. See picture below showing the new design methods using SOLIDWORKS. This information can be found at the earliest stages of design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Should you know the difference between Ordinary & Generative Design? – 2 Minute Read

cadcamstuff.com

Ordinary vs. Generative Design. The distinction between ordinary and generative design is going to be crucially important. Ordinary design is based on conveying known information to achieve a specific outcome. This is how people are designing in CAD today.

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Designing purpose-driven toys with 3DEXPERIENCE

3D Perspectives

One of their first products is a cute, spherical smart toy designed specifically for children with special needs. The team can also create a digital twin of their products in the 3D EXPERIENCE platform to help optimize the design and train caregivers and parents on optimal use of the robot.

Designer Spotlight: Latte A.L.

Shapeways Blog

I used Photoshop, the free Netfabb, and Tinkercad for the first few designs that I listed on Shapeways. There are many forums and blogs online about 3D design and printing. Shapeways also links to several easy-to-learn software applications to get started: Tinkercad, 123D Design….

Podcast Blog: Designing Monster Truck Magic

The Solidworks Blog

If you haven’t been listening to the Born to Design Podcasts, you are missing out on some inspirational stories from designers and inventors like yourself. Chin-Loo walked me through the entire process of matching with Jonah, and designing and building an entire costume for Jonah.

Curtains Rise at Milan Design Week 2018

3D Perspectives

With thousands of individual events, product launches, presentations and exhibitions packed into less than a week, each year, Milan Design Week (MDW), aka Salone del Mobile , delivers an unmatched opportunity, bringing to light the absolute state-of-the-art in design from around the world.

Design for AM

Rapid Prototyping News UK

Is it true that engineers can simply transpose their designs based on extractive manufacturing for use in Additive Manufacturing? The answer to both these questions is that in order for engineers to get the best out of AM their component or product needs to be designed with AM in mind.

Shaping Dutch Design: V Design Lab

Shapeways Blog

In celebration of Dutch Design Week 2017, our Shaping Dutch Design series once again takes a closer look at a few of the dozens of designers who are part of the Shapeways Community EXPO this year. Are you as intrigued with Vigliani’s design concepts as we are?

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Plastic Part and Mold Design (survey invitation)

Tech Clarity

If your company designs or produces plastic parts or molds, please share your experience. We are conducting new research on the design of plastic parts and molds and common challenges manufacturers face. How do leading companies improve the quality of their plastic parts?