Thu.Feb 07, 2019

SOLIDWORKS Plastics SP1 New Features

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a simulation tool that enables you to optimize plastic part designs for manufacturability. By using plastics simulation you can predict and avoid common injection molding defects before cutting steel.

Material of the Month: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products.

SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Last-Minute Checklist

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS World 2019 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas is only a few days away. To make planning your trip a little easier, we’ve compiled a one-stop checklist you can use to make the most of your time at the event. Can’t attend in person?

Interview With Greg Haye of Local Motors About Co-Creation and 3D Printing

Local Motors burst onto the scene in 2007 using crowdsourcing and cooperative design to develop cars. Their visionary and bold approach lead them to become a nexus for designers, engineers, and. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing Business Exclusive Interviews autonomous cars BAAM baam 3d printer carbon fiber cocreate cocreation composites local motors LSAM Olli open innovation Open Innovation Program

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.

Making the world safer with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

3D Perspectives

Nearly every product and service available are subject to standards and regulations to help ensure safety for humans and the environment. Since 1828, the Paris-based world-leader in testing, inspection and certification Bureau Veritas helps both governments and operators to comply with regulations.

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Tinkercad 3D Printing Tutorial: How to Create Your First 3D Print


Autodesk’s Tinkercad app is probably the easiest, most accessible and most fun 3D modeling application for creating your first 3D print. No previous 3D modeling experience needed, and best of all: this 3D design app is totally free.

Faster & Better: KBL & voxeljet Collaborate to Create 3D Printed Pelton Runner

We all need to reach out for help sometimes, and that can yield amazing results. This goes for even the most streamlined and impressive companies around the world too, recognizing when it is in their. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printed pelton runner industrial 3d printing

Innovation and Patent Protection for Startups

3D Innovations

Patent protection is critical for startups today—technology and globalization have made it easier than ever to find, steal and patent invention ideas. Patents provide you with a way to protect your invention from other individuals that may want to commercialize it without your authorization.

Raja Sekhar Upputuri of think3D On 3D Printing’s Potential in India

Raja Sekhar Upputuri co-founded think3D with classmate Prudhvi Reddy in 2014. They now have a full-service 3D printing firm that sells hardware, is a 3D printing service bureau, offers 3D scanning. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Business Education Exclusive Interviews 3d printer market in India 3d printers india 3d printing india aerospace education government india make in india think3d

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Battle of software: Catia vs SolidWorks


It is sometimes hard to find a clear comparison […]. The post Battle of software: Catia vs SolidWorks appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Link3D Launches Additive Material Recommendation System to Speed Up 3D Printing Workflow

New York City-based Link3D, which offers an additive manufacturing execution system (AMES) to help customers connect the digital world to their 3D printing workflow and production planning. Today, View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D Software 3d printing business news 3D printing recommendations 3d printing software 3d printing workflow AMRS Link3D

3D Systems launches upgraded Geomagic and 3DXpert software before SOLIDWORKS World 2019

3D Printing Industry

Days before SOLIDWORKS World 2019, 3D Systems, has announced new versions of its CAD software solutions Geomagic and 3DXpert. 3D Printing Industry will be heading to Texas for the annual SOLIDWORKS conference, so if you’d like to meet then please get in contact.

SmarTech Dental and Medical 3D Printing Trend and Forecast Presentations at AMS 2019

Last week, our second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry,” was held in Boston. Co-hosted by SmarTech Markets Publishing, the summit. View the entire article via our website.

Xerox acquires Vader Systems, steps into $8 billion 3D printing industry

3D Printing Industry

Xerox, the American manufacturer of printers and photocopiers, has acquired Vader Systems, a New York-based manufacturer of the liquid metal jet 3D printers. As previously reported by 3D printing industry, most recently in October 2018, Xerox has long had eyes on additive manufacturing opportunities. After years of anticipation on its expansion into the 3D printing […].

Penn State Tech Startup Kijenzi: Improving the Medical Equipment Supply Chain in Kenya’s Clinics

The topic of healthcare and associated challenges is universal, but in areas like Kenya, some may find it impossible to get the care they need in rural areas; in fact, medical professionals for. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3D printing developing countries Kenya kijenzi medical 3d printing medical supply chain Penn State Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship program

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Broken shoe? USC’s self-healing 3D printer material can help it repair itself

3D Printing Industry

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a 3D printed rubber material that has the ability to repair itself. The elastomer has the potential to decrease manufacturing time and increase longevity for the likes of shoes, tires, soft robotics and electronics. The self-healable materials were 3D printed using a customized photopolymerization process. […].


Modern Tech

You may have been seeing a compass icon in SOLIDWORKS videos, web pages and even in some of your design applications and wondering what it is or what it’s there. Well, that compass represents the central navigation of the 3DEXPERIENCE “business experience” platform.

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3D Printing Industry Index identifies positive sentiment, strong earnings season ahead?

3D Printing Industry

The 3D Printing Industry Index for the final quarter of 2018 is now complete. The research and data gathered by our team indicates a positive end to the year. The index may provide guidance of what to expect ahead of the forthcoming financial results season. The 3D Printing Industry Sentiment Index is a quarterly survey […].

Material of the Month: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products.

6 Best Smart Plant Sensors & Gardening Pots of 2019

3D Printing Hub

Gardening is one of the most relaxing and rewarding hobbies you can have. With a little hard work and a lot of love, it lets you breathe life into your home and your yard. Some of us have a knack for creating verdant gardens while others can’t keep a single houseplant alive.

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Airbus and Dassault Systèmes Embark on Strategic Partnership to Create the European Aerospace Industry of Tomorrow

Additive Manufacturing

Airbus will deploy Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to take major step forward in its digital transformation. Airbus makes digital design, manufacturing and services a reality across all divisions and product lines.

5 Best Monitors with VESA Mount Support

3D Printing Hub

If you want an arm-mounted monitor setup for more screen adjustability or are building a multi-monitor setup, check out the best monitors with a VESA mount interface. Shopping for one is going to be extremely difficult, however.

America Makes Announces Complete, Qualified Database of Material Properties for Fused Deposition Modeling® (FDM®) Additive Manufacturing of ULTEM™ 9085 Resin

Additive Manufacturing

Database Released to the Institute and Its Membership Community to Enable the Widespread Use of ULTEM™ 9085 Resin for Aerospace Interiors. Youngstown, Ohio — February 6, 2019. America Makes proudly announces that Gold-level member, Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing LLC. (

Safest Hoverboards of 2019

3D Printing Hub

Hoverboards or self-balancing scooters have had a lot of bad reputation in the past. In the early days, when such boards were becoming more popular there have been a lot of reports about them unexpectedly blowing up and catching on fire.

Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct in SOLIDWORKS – Part 4 of 4

Javelin Tech Tips

Welcome to part 4 of this adventure of making a large sheet metal HVAC duct. In Part 3 we saved the bodies, converting them into sheet metal parts and exported as DXF/DWG.

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RIZE partners with SOLIDWORKS reseller Instadesign Group

3D Printing Industry

RIZE, the Boston-based provider and proprietary holder of Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) technology, has announced a partnership with Instadesign Group, a SOLIDWORKS Certified Solution Reseller based in Québec. As an authorized reseller, Instadesign will accelerate RIZE’s APD’s technology in the Canadian market. Stéphane Dufour, President of Instadesign said, “RIZE has done something completely unique in […].

New U.S. Patent Awarded to Sigma Labs: Optical Manufacturing Process Sensing and Status Indication System

Additive Manufacturing

Broadens Patent Protection of PrintRite3D® In-Process Quality Assurance Platform. SANTA FE, NM – February 5, 2019 – Sigma Labs, Inc. NASDAQ: SGLB) (“Sigma Labs” or the “Company”), a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application No. 15/276,452, “Optical Manufacturing Process Sensing and Status Indication System.”

Adaptive3D high strength 3D printer resins backed by DSM Series A funding

3D Printing Industry

3D printing resin supplier Adaptive3D, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has secured a Series A financing round. The round was co-led by DSM Venturing, the investment arm of Dutch multinational materials company Royal DSM, and technology venture capital specialist Applied Ventures, which is a branch of Applied Materials, Inc. Full terms of the deal and the […].

Indian Service Provider 3D Product Development Orders SLM® Machine

Additive Manufacturing

India’s leading 3D Printing Services Company, 3D Product Development ( 3DPD ) has entered into an agreement with leading Additive Manufacturing Systems manufacturer, SLM Solutions of Germany, to purchase two of its state-of-the-art SLM 280 systems. In India, 3DPD has been a pioneer in 3D Printing and allied services for last 18 years. 3DPD continues to be market leader and continues to diversify into latest technologies year-after-year.

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Segway miniLite Kid’s Hoverboard Review – Is it worth it?

3D Printing Hub

Although hoverboards have been a hit among adults who want a portable personal transporter for their daily commute, there is no doubt that kids yearn to experience hoverboards even more. In every holiday season, hoverboards are always one of the most popular gifts for kids. However, parents can hardly be blamed for being concerned that giving their kids poor-quality hoverboards will lead to injury. Recognizing this opportunity, Segway announced the Segway miniLite a little more than a year ago.