Fri.Mar 15, 2019

MIT engineers use 3D printing to build origami-inspired object gripper

3D Printing Industry

Engineers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have used 3D printing to build a robotic device capable of gripping a wide range of objects. The findings of the research were published in a paper titled, A Vacuum-driven Origami “Magic-ball” Soft Gripper.

Why 3D Printing Might Be Good for Your Jewelry Business

Shapeways Blog

The 3D printing industry seemingly knows no bounds, and the revolution is as exciting as ever. Jewelry producers have been putting incredible results on our fingers, on our necks, and around our wrists. And within this powerhouse industry, 3D printing has already established a strong foothold.

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Let Your Data Work for You with SOLIDWORKS Manage

The Solidworks Blog

If you are a manager or an engineering executive, the ability to make informed decisions quickly can mean the difference between a happy customer and lost business. Red flags can arise at any time during the course of a product development project. The number of things that can go wrong is endless.

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3D Printing News Sliced: Creaform, Copper3D, ICON, 3D Systems

3D Printing Industry

In this edition of the 3D Printing Industry news digest – Sliced, we have news about pre-surgery planning with 3D printing, a self-learning 3D printed robot, and innovative uses of 3D printing in the construction industry. Read on to learn more about updates from 3D Systems, Creaform, U.S.

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.

3D printing improves smart fabrics


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Saudi Arabian Construction Company Purchases BOD2 Large-Scale Construction 3D Printer

This past fall, Denmark’s 3D Printhuset, which specializes in 3D printed construction without all of the noisy hype, created a new company focused solely on its 3D printing construction activities. View the entire article via our website. 3D printed construction 3D Printers 3D Printing Business Construction 3D printing 3d print buildings BOD2 COBOD construction 3d printing Saudi Arabia

Surgeons in South Africa complete landmark ear operation using 3D printed implants

3D Printing Industry

Professor Mashudu Tshifularo and a team of surgeons at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa have just completed a landmark operation for 3D printing in healthcare. Potentially the first procedure of its kind in the world specialists at the hospital, which is affiliated with the University of Pretoria (UP), have performed a middle ear transplant. The reconstructed […].

3D Printing News Briefs: March 16, 2019

We’re starting with 3D software and medical 3D printing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to stories about some cool 3D printed projects. Sinterit has updated the. View the entire article via our website.

T3DP to use perovskite and volumetric 3D printing to build solar cells

3D Printing Industry

T3DP, a California-based startup developing 3D printing technology, has applied its patented volumetric 3D printing technique to build perovskite-based solar panels, which can double the amount of energy harnessed from the sun. Building on a Stanford University study titled, Scaffold-reinforced perovskite compound solar cells, this volumetric 3D printing method cures objects in a single step, rather than […].

3D Academy: Your STEM Education Partner

3D Innovations

3D Academy, a division of 3D Innovations, specializes in developing and integrating industry technologies with STEM education and custom programs.

Deutsche Bahn extends partnership with 3YOURMIND to develop digital spare parts warehouse

3D Printing Industry

German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) has extended its collaboration with Berlin-based 3D printing software developer 3YOURMIND. Sourcing 3D printing ideas from its employees, in this partnership DB plans to build a ‘digital spare parts warehouse’ using the 3YOURMIND digital workflow. DB has already been implementing additive manufacturing as part of its vision to improve vehicle maintenance. […].

3DVinci Creations and Ai Build Sign Agreement to Expand Large-Scale 3D Printing Use in the UAE

3DVinci Creations, a 3D printing service bureau located in the city state of Dubai, provides affordable and accessible 3D printing solutions for a variety of applications, such as medical models and. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Business 3d printing in the middle east 3DVinci Creations agreement AI BUILD AiMaker autonomous 3d printing distribution dubai Factory of the Future large-scale 3d printing London partnership robotic 3d printing uae united arab emirates

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing Open Progress Indicator

Javelin Tech Tips

The SOLIDWORKS drawing open progress indicator introduced for SOLIDWORKS 2019 provides insightful information about the status of operations when a drawing is being opened. If a drawing takes longer than 60 seconds to open, the drawing would still remain open after the drawing has been loaded.

University of Texas Thesis Improves Tensile Strength of FDM Parts Through Annealing and Pressure

Improving strength in parts is a topic of ongoing study in 3D printing, and thesis student, Rhugdhrivya Rane, at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently tackled the subject further in. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d printing analysis 3d printing research 3D printing tensile strength fdm 3d printing The University of Texas at Arlington

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Thunderbolt 4 Speculation: What Will It Include?

3D Printing Hub

Thunderbolt 3 has been around for a few years now, so it is only natural that speculation about the next iteration of the technology has started to surface.

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Things to consider when adding text, lettering and symbol to parts

3E Rapid Prototyping

There are a thousand reasons why you might want to add text to a part. For an item of self-assembly furniture, text may be needed to explain how one part slots into another. For an electronic part, text can provide crucial safety instructions that are required by law.

Leading industry stakeholders to develop roadmap for 3D printing in lighting, building, and construction

3D Printing Industry

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, has formed a consortium to explore the potential of 3D printing for solid-state lighting, building, and construction industries. Established with the help of venture capital and private equity company CARBON Group Global, the 3D Printing for Lighting Discovery Consortium features the participation of a number […].

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Touch Screen

Modern Tech

SOLIDWORKS 2019 builds upon the ground-breaking touch modeling innovations introduced last year in SOLIDWORKS 2018 and offers even more enhancements for working on touch-enabled devices.

7 Beginner Drones Without Cameras

3D Printing Hub

This guide looks at the appeal of drones without cameras. Not every drone comes with a built-in camera, and not everyone wants one with their drone. There are also those who want a camera but prefer to choose one over the stock options.

Setback For CRP Group?


A tremendous fire has consumed 18 electric bikes developed through 3D printing [Source: TVQui]. Read the whole entry. » » materials

8 Best Drones with WiFi

3D Printing Hub

This easy-to-follow guide looks at 8 drones with WiFi. Some understanding of quadcopters can make people much better pilots. It’s especially useful for those who want to tinker and customize their flying robots. And even if you don’t, a little knowledge makes the hobby so much more interesting.

3D Print Learning Series: Maintenance


The regular tools you should have on-hand to keep your 3D printer running well [Source: Fabbaloo]. Read the whole entry. » » learning

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How to Charge the DJI Mavic Pro Controller

3D Printing Hub

Charging a controller sounds like a simple matter, and it very well should be. For most devices, charging is a pretty intuitive process that does not take a lot of thought to figure out. This doesn’t seem to be the case for the dedicated controller that comes with the DJI Mavic Pro.

Roboze Continues to Strategize Sales


Graham Lindsay, VP Sales [Image: Roboze]. New moves at Roboze show ongoing commitment to sales. Read the whole entry. » » corporate


3D Printer G-Code: What is it and what do they mean?

3D Printing Hub

What is G-code? 3D printers are machines. They do not understand human speech or English text. They understand what is known as machine language. In order for us to instruct the 3D printer on what to do in a particular job, a suitable language of communication is necessary. This language must be understood by both the 3D printer and the humans using the printer. The name of this language is G-code.

The Birth of the 3D Printed Acoustical Metamaterial Industry


A new technique for 3D printing acoustical metamaterials could spur a new industry [Source: Boston University]. Read the whole entry. » » research

Busses and Tractors to Receive 3D-Printed Spare Parts


(Image courtesy of New Holland.). One application primed for disruption by 3D printing technology. Read the whole entry. » » usage