Tue.Sep 10, 2019

U.S. Marines conduct first concrete 3D printing operation

3D Printing Industry

Teams from the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), have conducted the first 3D concrete printing operation at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois. In doing so, the teams, which also includes the 7th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB), tested a new continuous mixer and a three-inch print nozzle to […].

Laying tracks for large-scale railway design with 3DEXPERIENCE

3D Perspectives

As the demand for fast and easy transportation is growing, so does the rail industry in China. China Railway Design Corporation (CRDC) is competing for leadership in this expanding, competitive market.

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Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley plant 3D prints over 500 tools and fixtures

3D Printing Industry

The North American branch of car manufacturer Volvo Trucks has 3D printed 500 manufacturing tools and fixtures, including a one-piece diffuser used in the paint atomizer cleaning process. Fully incorporating Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology, Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) plant in Virginia, where all trucks for the North American market are produced, has enabled quicker […].

Importing Non-Native Files into SOLIDWORKS

Modern Tech

Although we love SOLIDWORKS and think everyone should be using the software, there are occasions where you may need to import non-native SOLIDWORKS files. That poses the question, what file formats will work with SOLIDWORKS? There are a couple of ways to handle this situation.

3D Medical Applications

Held in Baltimore, Maryland, this event will bring together thought leaders, experts, engineers, doctors, researchers, and regulators in the many medical methods for 3D technology.The 3D Medical Applications conference is the most comprehensive, game-changing, meeting of minds for the future of 3D in healthcare.

European researchers detail ‘limitless’ potential of 3D printed microfluidics

3D Printing Industry

European researchers have reviewed the 3D printing microfluidic applications in a study entitled, ‘Functional 3D Printing for Microfluidic Chips’. The paper, published in Advanced Science, was written in light of recent advancements in 3D printed sensors, actuators, and other valuable elements for microfluidic devices, which has caused the field to switch over from traditional manufacturing methods […].

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3D Printing Offers Significant Impact on Microfluidics


Researchers present an overview of 3D printing microfluidics in the recently published ‘Functional 3D Printing for Microfluidic Chips.’ Allowing for epic ‘downscaling’ of biochemical applications—and. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printed microfluidics 3D printing Microfluidic Chips fdm 3d printing Photopolymer jetting stereolithography (SLA

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Reducing 3D Printing Collisions with Toolpath Optimization Methodology


While many industries are using 3D printing to manufacture products, the technology has not been largely adopted in large-scale production. According to researchers from the University of. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Featured Stories 3d printing infill collision experiment fff 3d printing industrial engineering infill multitool Netfabb printheads research paper tool path university of arkansas

Science Fiction Film Inspires Real-World Application of Bionic Arms

The Solidworks Blog

Science fiction becomes science fact. That is, in itself, a fact. Researchers have long-sought to keep pace with the imagination of writers and creators.

What is Metrology Part 14: Image Restoration


This is an article detailing the depth of information and and knowledge within image restoration. Be prepared to take a brief trip on the extent of this technology and how it can be utilized. View the entire article via our website.

Materialise becomes first to offer BASF TPU material for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

Belgian software and 3D printing service provider Materialise has announced it is expanding its portfolio of 3D printing materials with the inclusion of the Ultrasint thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) 01 from German chemical company BASF. This new material is designed for HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 5200 Series of 3D printers. Materialise is reportedly the first […].

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 6/9: Sorting Operations

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS CAM Sorting Operations is a simple process, click Sort in the CAM command manager or right-mouse on Mill Part Setup1 and select Sort Operations. Sort Operations.

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A careful balancing act

3D Perspectives

It’s not easy for companies to find the right balance between manufacturing, sustainability and the consumer experience. The key lies in integrating design engineering and simulation into a single platform , to provide that critical end-to-end digital ‘thread’.

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6 Advantages of Rapid Prototyping


Rapid prototyping, which is often focused on 3D printing, is a modern method of product development that transfers efficiency benefits from manufacturing through to entire design-to-production workflows

WESTEC – First-Hand Insight into the Latest Technologies Revolutionizing the Industrial Sector

Additive Manufacturing

WESTEC, produced by SME and AMT , is an industry-leading west coast manufacturing trade show. As a biennial event, in 2017, WESTEC attracted over 10,000 guests and 428 exhibitors. This year WESTEC will be held in a new location at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California.

The Importance Of Investment In Certain Types Of 3D Print Companies


Environmentally-controlled 3D print operations at Precision ADM [Source: Fabbaloo]. Read the whole entry. » » corporate

The Winners of the Formnext Start-up Challenge Impress the Judges with Their Groundbreaking AM Innovations

Additive Manufacturing

The winners of the Formnext Start-up Challenge 2019 presented some outstanding innovations that offer clues about the future development of the additive manufacturing sector. The winning start-ups, AdditiveLab (Belgium), Exponential Technologies Ltd.

Carbon Comes To Protolabs; Launches Digital Print Denture Workflow


DLS production of denture pieces with Dentsply Sirona’s new material [Image: Carbon]. Read the whole entry. » » materials service

Xometry Supplies Launches Free Ground Shipping on 100k+ SKUs


Xometry Supplies helps its network of manufacturing partners deliver jobs on time and at even lower costs than before with two new offerings on its platform


Space Startup Offering Earth-Based 3D Printed Housing Experience


3D Printed TERA habitat [Source: AI Spacefactory]. They say space exploration is. Read the whole entry. » » usage

World's largest event on flexible, hybrid & printed electronics

3D Printing Progress

The agenda has just been announced for the 16th annual Printed Electronics USA event taking place in Santa Clara, California, on November 20 & 21. This is the world's largest event on flexible, hybrid & printed electronics. Printed Electronics USA is part of the IDTechEx show, which brings together seven key disruptive technologies and their customers in one venue

What Will Ultimaker Announce?


Ultimaker is about to announce… something [Source: Ultimaker]. Ultimaker. Read the whole entry. » » printer

Haptics Part 2: After smartphones, what happens next?

3D Printing Progress

This is the second of a three-part series of articles on haptics. Haptics involves the use of technology to stimulate the sense of touch. IDTechEx have been covering the technology behind this important market sector for the last five years, and have just released their latest report: Haptics 2020-2030. See more information on the IDTechEx website or contact research@IDTechEx.com

Book of the Week: The Knowledge


The Knowledge [Source: Amazon]. This week’s selection is “. Read the whole entry. » » book