Best Laminators of 2018

3D Printing Hub

Once you’ve decided to buy a laminating machine it’s time to explore your options. I’ve looked over dozens of laminators to save you the trouble. Cold lamination option and 3-5 mil lamination pouches. Auto functions and high-quality lamination.

Additive manufacturing turns design efficiency on its head

Leslie's Blog

Design cost out by increasing part complexity. Engineers are normally introduced to the concept of design for manufacture (DFM) while in school. But the reality is that the majority of engineers don’t actually learn how to design for manufacture until they are on the job. Designing features that fit standard-sized cutters and using off-the-shelf shapes and components are basic rules to keep costs down. Tyler Reid, Manufacturing Application Manager, GoEngineer.

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How to insure a design is 3D printable

Leslie's Blog

–Don’t think about designing for manufacturability; simply create the design and address manufacturing later. These are common bits of advice when it comes to developing a design for additive manufacturing.

Paper and color–a natural for 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Built on new algorithms and a newly designed carbide cutting tip, the IRIS HD makes full-color detail and text on 3D printed models crisper than ever to deliver a photorealistic appearance around the full geometry of the model and better communication of granular information.

Survey: Material Trends for Engineering and Production

Tech Clarity

Material Trends for Engineering and Production How are new materials impacting your design and production processes? Research Slideshow CAD carbon fiber Composites Design Engineer fuel economy laminate light weighting PLM Production Survey Survey Monkey

Flexible Hybrid Slicing Aimed at Optimizing 3D Printing Methods

They call it Flexible Hybrid Slicing, and The Export Office and Ctrl Design say it’s an innovative principle to speed up common 3D printers by using an alternative method of processing and separating the... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D Software 3d printed games 3d printing lamination sheet Ctrl Design Flexible Hybrid Slicing Gerben Eykenaar Maarten Kurver MyGrow Golf Netherlands The Export Office

Metal 3D Printing is Poised to Become a New Manufacturing Paradigm, But Adoption Is Slow

3D Design 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business Metal 3D Printing 3D printed metal casting 3d printing survey 3D printing tips Binder Jetting Clément Moreau dlp electron beam melting Electron Beam Melting (EBM) fdm Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies laser metal deposition Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) lost-wax casting metal 3d printing sculpteo SLM 3D printing ultrasonic sheet lamination

Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs

Leslie's Blog

Recently, UL initiated a number of initiatives that will help designers confidently harness the benefits of 3D printing in a way that’s relevant to their business needs. –Another opportunity exists in the area of designing for 3D printing. Machine manufacturers will realize greater success if/when consumers are better educated on the design process. In parallel, designs are being sold directly to consumers through various online platforms.

Better color 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Earlier this year, Mcor Technologies announced that its Mcor IRIS 3D printer included the International Color Consortium (ICC) profile, ensuring that colors specified in a design will be exactly what the designer wants, rather than a close approximation.

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Tips for improving 3D printing workflows

Leslie's Blog

Recently we held a webinar on three of the main software programs available that help prepare a CAD design for 3D printing / additive manufacturing (Magics, Rhino3DPRINT , and Spark). The most fundamental question you can ask is “can your design actually be printed on your printer?” Meaning, have you considered the needs of the equipment that will be used to create your design? The next question is “how can you optimize your design for your 3D printer?

With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

Leslie's Blog

But we teach how to design for laser sintering to get around some of those design challenges.. Most plastics are designed to be injection molded, which is a process that happens in fractions of a second. Instead, design the part to solve the problem.

AMUG 2016—a unique opportunity to learn and connect

Leslie's Blog

It gives attendees a chance to get a closer look at established and new machines and to get answers to questions about use or design with a specific system. The number of sponsors is a clear sign that 3DP/AM is growing in use and importance to design and manufacturing operations.

European Designers Bring Elegance to 3D Printed Men’s Accessories

3D Printing Industry

And the works carry acclaim for their laminated wooden trusses. The trio includes Café Costume, architect design duo DAMN, and 3DP customization pioneer Twikit.… … The original post European Designers Bring Elegance to 3D Printed Men’s Accessories appeared first on 3D Printing Industry. Design Industry news Jewellery By Evan Chavez.

Glass 3D Print build surfaces - are not all the same - and a solution for PETG


I was about to buy an A4 sized sheet of toughened glass (300mm x 200mm) and I found sheets of thin glass protectors designed for tablets and phones. Gorilla glass' - and many copies that are basically a laminate of toughened glass and probably polycarbonate with some coatings.

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Mendel90 design improvements


I temporarily suspended kit production for a few weeks in order to have some time to make some improvements to the design. Another little tweak to the design was to angle the hole for the idler axle.

Tips and Tricks for Designing FDM Composite Tooling

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In this post we will go through some tips and tricks for designing FDM composite tools. However, if improperly designed, these advantages can be greatly reduced. Typically, FDM tooling is designed in one of two major styles, shell style and sparse style, Figure 1.

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Redefining How AEC Can Apply BIM for Digital Design & Construction: A Recap of BIM World 2016

3D Perspectives

for Digital Design & Construction [link]. The theme of the event, “breaking the innovation code of real estate industry and urban design,” attracted an audience that included software vendors, as well as architects, general contractors and subcontractors.

CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE contributes to two Construction Awards

3D Perspectives

The Institution of Structural Engineers has awarded the 2017 prize for Construction Innovation to the team that designed and built The TallWood House at Brock Commons – an 18-storey mass timber hybrid building at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.

Mcor’s New ARKe 3D Printer Ushers in Full-Color Desktop 3D Printing for All

3D Printing Industry

You might have been wondering what Mcor Technologies, the Ireland-based leading manufacturer of paper lamination full color 3D printers, has been up to lately. Design Consumers Education Events 3D Printers Color 3D PrintingBy Davide Sher.

Video: Verify Products Made of Composite Materials in Minutes

The Solidworks Blog

Weight and performance are driving factors in many designs. By providing CAD-embedded visual feedback, SOLIDWORKS Simulation enables you to easily define the arrangement of plies, thicknesses, material properties, and orientations for laminates or sandwich composites.

Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Subtractive Manufacturing: What’s the Difference?

The Solidworks Blog

This year at SOLIDWORKS World we don’t just have over 200 break-out sessions for you to gain additional insight into design automation, electrical design, simulation or PDM. So back to sheet lamination….

How Do You Optimize the Structure of the World’s Largest…

Design 2 Part News

Manufacturers of the Stratolaunch air-launch platform used Collier Research’s automated sizing and analysis software to inform laminate design and production, optimize the fuselage and wing structure, and reduce weight. That saves design time and lowers the cost of flying.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Launch Broadcast on October 1, 2019

Javelin Tech Tips

The SOLIDWORKS 2020 release focuses specifically on the following areas: Improved Performance – Improvements in drawings, assemblies and simulation help you significantly speed up the design of large assemblies and validation analyses.

SWOOD, Woodworking and SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Designing and manufacturing woodworking projects requires a great amount of attention to detail. With SWOOD from EFICAD and SOLIDWORKS, woodworkers have the best design tools for meeting woodworking requirements.

Transformer Simulation: How to perform open and short circuit tests easily inside SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

As shown in Figure 1, the transformer consists of a core (usually laminated steel), a primary winding and a secondary winding. The objective of a good design is to reduce the losses in the transformer. Figure 5 shows the material used for the laminate.

Makers Challenge: And the Winner is…


Some of the criteria the judges used to make their difficult decision were: the overall quality of the 3D model, the creativity in design and technology used, and whether there was any interaction with the teacher who suggested the idea. 3D Printing Art and Design

OpenExposer low cost open source SLA 3d printer

DIY 3D Printing

For PCB etching i am planing to design a module which works like a laminator." Mario Lukas developed OpenExposer, low cost open source SLA 3d printer. OpenExposer is much more than just a 3d printer, it can also be used as UV PCB exposer, laser harp or show laser.

Suit Up for the DAMN x Café Costume 3D Printed Jewelry Collection (For Men)


Introducing a unique partnership between Café Costume , architect designer duo DAMN and Twikit , a pioneer in 3D customization. The design process and the result were introduced during the Courtrai Interior Biennale 2014 at both Ventura and in the Café Costume shop on the Leiestraat.

Racing Into Additive Manufacturing with Team Penske

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

I had the opportunity to sit down with Andrew Miller, Composite Design Engineer, to discuss Team Penske’s vision for the future of additive manufacturing with Stratasys technology. When it comes to racing dominance, one name sticks out above the rest: Team Penske.

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #2 – Taulman 618 and Taulman 645 Nylon

3D Printing for Beginners

Garolite (a US brand) is a synthetic resin bonded fabric – its European counterpart is branded Tufnol , as cotton/phenolic resin laminated plastic. Welcome to another post in our Advanced 3D printing materials review series.

ColorFabb LW-PLA Expanding Foaming Plastic Filament for 3D Printing - Part 1 Testing and experimentation


A good test object is a quad-copter (drone) body (design by DV0001) – it needs to be light, strong and has a lot of individual islands, large print area and plenty of extruder retractions. Test D laminate shows a lighter weight object with less bend than a solid (Test B) object.

Artist Robert Lazzarini Discusses CubePro in the Arts

3D Systems

The very first models that I made used a technology called Laminated Object Manufacturing. This was a significant time saver and allowed me to speed up the initial design phase of my project. . I use it predominantly to create production and design models.

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Sojitz and Koiwai Enter 3D Printer Manufacturing Business for Metal Products

Additive Manufacturing

Head Office: Odawara-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture; Representative Director: Toyomi Koiwai; “Koiwai”) have established JAMPT Corporation to mass produce and sell products manufactured using 3D printing technology that laminates metal powders, which is known as “additive manufacturing” (abbreviated as “AM.”)

Professional 3D Printing and Windform® Composite Materials Used in the Manufacturing of Two Innovative Aero-elastic Wind Tunnel Demonstrators

Additive Manufacturing

Prior to professional 3D printing, the aerodynamic sections of the wings were produced by carbon or glass fiber fabrics dry lamination, which were wrapped Styrofoam blocks suitably cut to match the wing’s shape.

What is Rapid Prototyping?

In'Tech Industies

Rapid prototyping (RP) is a group of techniques that are used to produce scale models of a product using 3D printing technology and computer-aided design (CAD) data. Laminated object manufacturing, fused deposition modeling (FDM), and selective laser sintering (SLS) technologies were introduced in the later years. The basic design is first converted into 3D design data using CAD software. Try and involve all the interested parties to evaluate the design.

The Process of Prototyping Your Project

In'Tech Industies

Prototyping is an integral part of the design process, whether it is a crude sketch on your notebook or a model created by a 3D printer. It can help you find and fix design issues early, do quick creative iterations, compare variations, and use it as a presentation tool for collaboration and marketing. Prepare to spend some time tweaking the design and working with crude prototypes if you feel that there are still some issues that need to be sorted. Prototype designing.

Afinia H480 Review – Get Results Without Worrying About Technology

3D Printing for Beginners

With its open frame design, the Afinia uses a moving-bed design for the 3D positioning system: the print head only moves along the X-axis, while the print bed moves along the Y and Z-axis.

3Diligent’s New 2019 State of Metal 3D Printing Report Documents Growth of Metal 3D Printing and New Processes

Additive Manufacturing

Sheet Lamination. Document Explores Metal 3D Printing Trends and Catalogs Existing and Emerging Processes Providing Readers with a Comprehensive Guide for Metal 3D Printing Projects. El Segundo, Calif.

Made in America – HST Materials Inc. (IL)

Design 2 Part News

Slitting & Lamination. Whether you can use a standard extruded profile or require a custom-designed gasket or seal, HST can facilitate your large or small requirement through their manufacturers, who have a combined 70 years in the polymer seal and gasket industry.

3D Printing Market by Technology

RPM Tools

These advantages include innovative designing, high adaptability levels, less time to market, and less tooling requirements. The technology segment comprises of Stereo lithography (SLA), Laser Sintering, Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Fused Disposition Modeling (FDM), Laminated Object manufacturing (LOM), Three Dimensional Inkjet printing (3DP), and other proprietary technologies.

Christmas Advent 3D Printing #Day 17 Advice for making reference test prints using a Polyalchemy Elixir sample pack


Christmas Advent 2017 Download on Thingiverse here - designed by Tom Van den Bon @geekc0der With some help for each day by the South African Makers team. The original advent calendar from 2012 is on Thingiverse - designed by Peter Leppik.

Aurora Flight Sciences Maximizes the Benefits of 3D Printed Composite Tooling

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The benefits were immediately obvious to Aurora as they were able to dramatically reduce their design and development cycle, lead time, and overall cost. Aurora Flight Sciences Laser projector outlining the printed micro-channels embedded into the composite laminate.

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What to Do When Your LiPo Batteries Swell

3D Printing Hub

LiPo batteries are especially prone to swelling because of their polymer laminate case that replaces the rigid metal cases of older lithium ion batteries. LiPo batteries are usually designed with a cut-off voltage that protects its circuit from being completely cut off. As mentioned, the flexible polymer laminate case of LiPo batteries help keep them light. Swelling or puffing of batteries is nothing new.