Massachusetts Company Has Singular Focus on Medical Micro…

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Massachusetts Company Has Singular Focus on Medical Micro Molding” By Design-2-Part Magazine. Located in Charlton, Massachusetts, MTD Micro Molding is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of micro-molded parts that have microscopic features or are microscopic in overall size.

Beyond Orange Peel: Using Waste to 3D Print Cups

Recovery initiatives to increase sustainability, like reusing plastic waste and turning it into 3D. 3D Design 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed waste 3D printing sustainability Carlo Ratti Associati Circular Juice Bar Delta WASP 2040 Industrial 4.0 Eni Feel the peel Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senseable City LabUnlocking the value of a circular economy using 3D printing is leading innovation everywhere.

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Will 3D Printing be the demise of Plastic Injection Molding?

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Some observers of the plastics manufacturing industry, especially those with a vested interest, would like to have you believe that 3D printing is going to be the demise of injection molding. It is a basic, dependable method of producing high quality plastic parts. By Denny Scher.

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D. View the entire article via our website.

Stratasys Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic by Ramping up Production of 3D-Printed Personal Protection Equipment

Additive Manufacturing

This includes both a 3D-printed frame and a clear plastic shield that covers the entire face. Stratasys and its partners are producing several thousand face shields with 3D-printed plastic frames. Initial goal of 5,000 full face shields by March 27 with more scaling possible.

Add University-Validated Injection Molding Simulation to Your Workflow

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Greater design flexibility. These are some of the reasons why manufacturers are increasingly using plastics materials for new products and why the use of injection-molding manufacturing processes has expanded every year for the past half century. Lighter parts. Less scrap.

Wyss-Designed Swabs Enter Human Trials for COVID-19

Additive Manufacturing

Designing and delivering a better swab The nasopharyngeal swabs that have been used in hospitals for more than 50 years consist of two pieces: an injection-molded plastic handle and an absorptive tip made of a soft material such as cotton, polyester, or flocked nylon.

Recycling with AM

Wohlers Talk

According to a 2017 study , if was found that over 300 million tons of plastic waste is produced annually. GreenGate3D produces and sells plastic filament from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate. Note: Ray Huff, associate engineer at Wohlers Associates, authored the following.

Designing Folding Bicycles using 3D Printed Aluminum: an interview with Mark Walker

Shapeways Blog

Montague is a medium sized bicycle design and distribution company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now, in a matter of days, Shapeways prints our parts initially in plastic – enabling us to quickly evaluate the form and fit of the concept.

Northeast Solidworks User Conference

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SolidWorks users from Pennsylvania to Maine will be taking part in the annual Northeast Solidworks User Conference on September 21 in Westford, Massachusetts. Planned sessions will include Sheet Metal, Plastics Module, Costing Module, Electrial, Drawings, Simulation, Motion, Plastics design, 3DVia Composer, Toolbox, Using Planes, and bunch of other topics (plus great food!).

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Aluminum & Steel 3D Printer Filaments On Their Way — Sinterhard Launches Kickstarter Campaign

3D Printing Review

The Sinterhard team, based in Massachusetts, is a mid-sized group of engineers of nearly every type, from software engineers to electrical engineers. During a “debinding” process, the plastic is removed from the printed part, with the soft printed part being referred to as a “green part.”

Developments in the Metal 3D Printing Segment

3D Innovations

3D printing with plastics has advanced to the point where individuals can purchase a small, affordable and pretty compact desktop printer for their home and get to printing out their designs almost immediately. in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA and colleagues think they’re onto a simpler way of additively manufacturing metal using bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). As Terry Wohler’s put it best, this is the year of metal 3D printing.

Left brain, meet right brain

3D Perspectives

But today his 19th-century credo is cited in many other spheres where engineering and design interact, including technology and software. The lines are blurring, though, so that in the future, engineering and design will be seamlessly integrated. By Catherine Bolgar.

Some offshored manufacturing jobs return to US

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brought production and a handful of jobs back to Massachusetts, squeezed by rising tariffs on parts imported to its Bangalore factory and frustrated by the unpredictable Indian bureaucracy and difficulties shipping its industrial robots to US markets. By Megan Woolhouse, Boston Globe.

Benjamin Weir: A Knack for Perfection

The Solidworks Blog

Benjamin is a twenty-year-old product designer from Bristol, United Kingdom, who is attending his sophomore year at the University of the West of England (UWE). Although he is young, his designs and innovations are as sophisticated as professionals in his field.

Material Options Now Greatly Expanded in SOLIDWORKS Sell

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS is host to many appearances and materials that help your consumers (designers, students, CEO’s, etc) see how their products will look like in real life. While these don’t include user customized materials yet, there is still a considerable variety of metals, plastics, wood and more.

Design-2-Part Shows Sets Annual Attendance Record

Design 2 Part News

PROSPECT, Conn. — (December 5, 2018) — Design-2-Part (D2P) Shows, a series of design and contract manufacturing trade shows across the U.S., has set a new annual attendance record for its trade shows in 2018.

The art of making do

3D Perspectives

People who design solutions using simple materials are often called MacGyvers , named after the TV secret agent who would extricate himself from dangerous situations using only the materials to hand. Written by Catherine Bolgar.

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3D Printing: The Next 25 Years

Additive Manufacturing

This year’s ASME North American Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing Conference ( AM3D ), Boston, Massachusetts will be held August 2-5, 2015 and focus on the engineering behind additive technologies. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. *.

Benjamin Weir: A Knack for Perfection

The Solidworks Blog

Benjamin is a twenty-year-old product designer from Bristol, United Kingdom, who is attending his sophomore year at the University of the West of England (UWE). Although he is young, his designs and innovations are as sophisticated as professionals in his field.

TUS-expo And The Future Of Drones

Shapeways Blog

While Andrew was visiting the Railroad Hobby Show in Massachusetts last week, I had a chance to scope out the TUS-expo (The Unmanned Systems Expo) in The Hague (NL). Their PrecisionScout drone (seen below) is specifically designed for safety and ATEX 2.

Documenting a the creation of a Hawaiian coach trollycar

Shapeways Blog

Like this design challenge he shared in the forum: “This is as far as I’ve gotten to date with this wooden model. I’ll be at the Fine Scale Model Train Expo in Danvers Massachusetts this weekend. Creating a scale model is often an dedicated act of love.

SOLIDWORKS Education Reaches the 2 Million Licenses Milestone

The Solidworks Blog

Simply put, SOLIDWORKS has changed how students and educators think about design. For 20 years, SOLIDWORKS has created a generation of engineers that design new and innovative products. I received a trial of SOLIDWORKS 98 as a professor at Massachusetts Bay Community College.

The Week in 3D Printing

Shapeways Blog

We get “a-head,” print our way into interior design, and some other really cool stuff, all this week in 3D printing. The gel also acts as an instant chemical hardening agent so they can print large structures in plastic, rubber, and even foam within minutes.

When a Medical Part Requires a New Process

Design 2 Part News

At Putnam Plastics , engineers led the 33-year-old medical extrusions firm, based in Putnam, Connecticut, into new manufacturing techniques and materials to meet the demands of OEMs that asked for smaller parts and higher quality. Designing Durability into Medical Devices.

Stratasys Coalition for Face Shield Production With 3D Printing Now Numbers Over 150 Organizations Responding to Pandemic

Additive Manufacturing

This includes both a 3D-printed visor and a clear plastic shield that covers the entire face. An initiative led by anesthesiology residents of Massachusetts General Hospital called the CoVent-19 Challenge will launch next week.

Recently in…Solar Power

The Solidworks Blog

Late last month, solar-powered smart benches, called Soofas , were turned on in Boston, Massachusetts. Created by Dutch fashion designer Pauline van Dongen, solar panels are stitched into the fabric allowing the dress to create sustainable energy.

3D printing versus injection molding: balancing quantity…

Design 2 Part News

“3D printing versus injection molding: balancing quantity, quality and cost” By Stephen Moore, Plastics Today. ” Another issued highlighted was surface finish and tolerances, which “will remain issues but will tend to improve with advanced process designs (like parallel printing) and optimization.”

Stratasys and Desktop Metal Extend Their Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, and Desktop Metal today announced an extension of their strategic partnership – designed to accelerate accessibility and adoption of metal additive manufacturing.

Innovative Paper-Based 3D Printer Maker Mcor Technologies Opens New Boston-Area U.S. Headquarters

Additive Manufacturing

headquarters at the Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton, Massachusetts. Unique in the industry, Mcor 3D printers use ubiquitous 8.5-x-11 inch copy paper as the build material instead of expensive plastics or plaster. TAUNTON, Mass.,


Formnext 2019: Additive Manufacturing Inspires With Best Perspectives

Additive Manufacturing

Visitors were able to experience a varied supporting program designed by the US Commercial Service and numerous important associations. It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production.

EOS-New Balance Uses EOS Industrial 3D-Printing Technology to Additively Manufacture

Additive Manufacturing

Founded in 1908 and based in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, New Balance has global sales over $2 billion. Their more than 4,000 associates embrace innovation across all platforms of the business and continuously explore advanced methods for product design and production.

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Design 2 Part News

Designers can functionalize a wide variety of parts and surfaces with embedded electronics. Voxel8, a bold startup in Somerville, Massachusetts, is asking that question of design engineers everywhere via a video on its website ( ).

Introduction to 3D Printing

Tales of a 3D Printer

All worked, though, by building products up layer by layer from powered metal, droplets of plastic or whatever was the appropriate material. We will be able to use ready-made designs from Thingiverse , or design our own objects using the free programs Google SketchUp or Tinkercad.

The Robots Are Coming, but Not the Way You Imagined

Design 2 Part News

At the same time, they’re spurring the growth of a new ecosystem of jobs, from mechanical design to AI-based computer vision. based manufacturer of custom thermoformed plastic parts and enclosures, said that automation has “a huge grip on manufacturing in North America.”

Shoes, Perfectly Balanced

Design 2 Part News

Founded in 1908 and based in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, New Balance has global sales over $2 billion. Their more than 4,000 associates embrace innovation across all platforms of the business and continuously explore advanced methods for product design and production.

Best Gaming Earbuds

3D Printing Hub

Furthermore, gaming earbuds are more discreet than gaming headphones, which are often ostentatious in design. Ergonomic design. However, the in-line control is missing volume buttons, a puzzling design choice. Classy design.

Why Technology Could Change the Way You Manufacture…

Design 2 Part News

The Burlington, Massachusetts-based company is on a mission to make metal 3Dprinting more affordable and accessible, from prototyping through mass production, and has launched two systems—the DM Studio System™ and DM Production System™—to make those goals a reality.

Personalized Care Drives Innovation in Medical Product…

Design 2 Part News

“Personalized Care Drives Innovation in Medical Product Design and Manufacturing” By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine. The company has won awards from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division in multiple categories, including Best Pressure Formed Parts.

How a Startup Built a Groundbreaking 3D Printer

Design 2 Part News

An award-winning design that centers on usability is brought to life through smart engineering and tight collaboration with suppliers. It sports an orange, see-through cover, weighs 18 pounds and, at a boxy 12 x 11 x 18 inches, can fit on virtually any designer’s or engineer’s desk.

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld presents 3D printed Chanel suit at Paris Fashion Week


Although it’s been awhile since we’ve heard about new applications for 3D printing in the fashion world, a lot of developments have been pushing forward under the radar.