February, 2020

3D Printing: A Technology of Degrowth? Part 1


Even if you’re an optimist, Earth is currently on track for an uncertain fate. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that global greenhouse gasses (GHG) need. View the entire article via our website.

Tech-Clarity adds Manufacturing Software Analyst Julie Fraser

Tech Clarity

Tech-Clarity is pleased to announce that we are expanding our research team and extending our coverage to manufacturing operations software! Industry veteran and long-time research analyst Julie Fraser joins Tech-Clarity as Vice President of Research, Manufacturing Software.

New design strategies to inspire sustainable living

3D Perspectives

For a sensitive and sustainable world. The pursuit of innovation redirected toward sustainability is becoming paramount. New solutions are emerging for improving how we make and do things that include a critical analysis of society’s values and ways of living.

3D Printing Chocolate Textures

Modern Tech

Almost everybody loves chocolate, right? That’s exactly what I was thinking when I was working on some models for our previous Halloween and Christmas candy articles.

Rapid Prototyping and On Demand Manufacturing

Our blog is focus on rapid prototyping and low volume manufacturing information for global product designer, engineers, purchase officer and entrepreneur.


Wohlers Talk

We have tracked investment totaling nearly $1.5 billion in additive manufacturing (AM) products and services worldwide. These dollars are critical to the future of AM and its developing ecosystem. Without it, countess producers of machines, materials, and software, as well as service providers, would not survive. Investment dollars do not ensure success, but it gives companies a fighting chance.

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Get To Know Our Two New Multi Jet Fusion Polyamide Finishes


The 3D printing world is constantly evolving with new material launches, and we’re excited to announce even more additions to our finishes lineup. In fact, we’re doubling our finish offerings for Polyamide, a Multi Jet Fusion material option!

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Getting Started with Production Manufacturing

3D Innovations

Production manufacturing is the creation of components and final products on a large scale intended for sale. The manufacturing phase of product development can be a challenge for first-time entrepreneurs because there are many different options when it comes to finding a production manufacturing partner (both foreign or domestic) along with material selection and the best manufacturing method. Deciding on a Domestic or Foreign Manufacturing Partner.

Trends and Innovation in the Energy & Materials Industry

3D Perspectives

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED. If there is one constant in the Energy & Materials industry it is the onward march of change.

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020: Day 1 Recap

Modern Tech

For me, day one of the very first 3DEXPERIENCE World started with a short early morning flight. This year, I was selected to present and wanted to make sure I had my presentation backed up in multiple places.

3D Sculptor: Reverse Engineering and Sub-D Modeling

The Solidworks Blog

You can easily and quickly create and share organic and ergonomic 3D models with 3D Sculptor, but did you know that 3D Sculptor’s xShape app can also help you make quick work of reverse engineering, including transforming tessellated geometry, like the mesh geometry output from topology optimization or generative design, into smooth surfaces?

Your CSWA Exam Prep Guide

This CSWA exam prep guide includes 30+ insider tips that will help you prepare, practice for, and pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate exam.

How Resin 3D Printing Works: Stereolithography Explained


Stereolithography , the technology behind most resin 3D prints, is often referred to as ‘the mother of all 3D printing technologies’ and is considered one of the most widely used techniques for producing high-quality 3D prints. Here at Materialise, we have been using Stereolithography since 1990.

FDM 3D Printing with PEEK for Small Medical Implants


German researchers focus in on 3D printing materials for the medical field, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Parameters Influencing the Outcome of Additive Manufacturing of Tiny. View the entire article via our website.

Building a Successful Startup From the Ground Up

3D Innovations

Building a product is one thing, building a successful startup that can stand the test of time is a completely different thing.

Making a difference…by helping children with heart defects

3D Perspectives

Imagine the benefits if a clinical team can view a patient’s heart in a realistic 3D model before surgery. Now imagine if that surgery is being conducted on a child.

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 Composite Materials: Micro Automated Fiber Placement

Modern Tech

Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) is the additive manufacturing process of creating 3D shapes using composite layers of heated resin, which also contains non-metallic fibers.

All Uppercase, or how I learned to stop worrying about CAPS LOCK in SOLIDWORKS

SolidWorks Legion

SOLIDWORKS 2014 introduced the All Uppercase option for Note Annotations. Forgetting to use CAPS LOCK is no longer something to fear. The post All Uppercase, or how I learned to stop worrying about CAPS LOCK in SOLIDWORKS appeared first on SolidWorks Legion.

Handheld 3D Skin Printer for Accelerated Healing of Severe Burns

3D Printing Progress

A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds - and its "bio ink" can accelerate the healing process

AON3D Launches the AON-M2 2020: Large Volume 3D Printer Built for High-Performance Thermoplastics


AON3D announces the launch of their AON-M2 2020, the latest industrial 3D printer in their flagship product line. The AON-M2 2020 has been designed to print a continuously expanding array. View the entire article via our website.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize: Seeing is Believing

The Solidworks Blog

To effectively pursue new business opportunities with non-technical clients, EM Dynamics Metal Fabrication , a leading Canadian product development consultancy and contract manufacturer, must effectively and realistically showcase design concepts in 3D.

Paving the road for better urban logistics

3D Perspectives

Did you know that delivery is one of the oldest types of business? It all started with the pharaohs who used couriers to deliver messages and news. Today, a couple of thousand years later, delivery systems have changed massively.

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020: Partner Playground

Modern Tech

One of the most exciting parts of 3DEXPERIENCE World was the Playground , which was previously known as the Partner Pavilion.

3D Printing and the Journey to a Golden Globe Win

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

LAIKA’s Brian McLean shares his story and some secrets of making Missing Link. Brian McLean is LAIKA ’s Oscar-nominated Director of Rapid Prototype, bringing 3D printing technology to stop-motion films like Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, and most recently Missing Link.

Extreme Redesign Challenge 2020

Purple Platypus

Have you ever thought, I can make it better ? Here’s your chance to prove it. Once again, Stratasys is challenging students around the world to demonstrate how they can make the world a better place.

Markforged Introduces Pure 3D Printable Copper


Markforged has announced the release of a new metal material for its Metal X 3D printer: copper. Due to the comparatively low-cost of the Metal X system, this makes Markforged. The post Markforged. View the entire article via our website.

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Surface Modeling on the Cloud: Lessons from #3DXW20 and Beyond

The Solidworks Blog

On my way to earning my CSWE, the most challenging step – in my estimation – was earning my CSWPA-Surfacing certification. It was a fun exam, but challenging nonetheless. In general: creating organic shapes has historically been more challenging, in my opinion, than it really needs to be.

Going Loco With Customized Headphones


Industrial designer Jose Cunyat took his passion for music and 3D printing to create unique versions of the Sennheiser HD25 headphones, later starting up his own company — LOCONOISE. He loved the technical features of the classic DJ headset and began to create add-ons that would enhance it with unique shapes, colors, logos, and technical features. With 3D printing, LOCONOISE can offer a wide range of colors and shapes to customize Sennheiser headphones. Credit: Jose Cunyat. “It

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: More Redo

Modern Tech

Undo and Redo are core functionalities we use without a second thought. It’s part of the reason we can model without a care in the world, right? We can always undo whatever potential mistake we might make. Even the most basic, fundamental and core functions can be improved.

3DExperience World 2020 Top Ten List Data

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

The Top Ten list underwent several more major changes this year, namely the migration from the widely-used SolidWorks forums to the new and unfamiliar 3DExperience Platform. The Platform has not yet been widely adopted, and those who have signed up have described is as hard to navigate.

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How Film Costume Designers Use 3D Printing To Bring Science-Fiction To Life

Shapeways Blog

3D printing is quickly becoming a highly useful tool in all industries, be it medical, technological or creative.

3D Systems Introduces Stacking Feature for Rapid 3D Printing Production


Despite the fact that its most recent CEO, Vyomesh Joshi, has headed for retirement, 3D Systems is continuing in his vision for vertically integrated industrial 3D printing. The company has. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d systems dentistry nesting NextDent 5100 production

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Technology Preview: SOLIDWORKS 2021

The Solidworks Blog

One of the longstanding traditions at WORLD is to deliver a TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW to show off some of the new functionality that is under development for SOLIDWORKS Desktop products. For 3D EXPERIENCE World 2020, we brought the preview directly to the users in targeted breakout sessions.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020 Server Hardware Recommendations

Javelin Tech Tips

Article co-authored by Samir Lohmann on February 19, 2020. Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020 Server hardware recommendations.

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020: Day 3 Recap

Modern Tech

I can’t believe it is already day three of 3D EXPERIENCE ® World. This conference has been just as amazing as prior years and still has elements of SOLIDWORKS ®.

3DEXPERIENCE WORLD 2020, a non-comprehensive look

SolidWorks Legion

So, technically and actually, everyone that attended 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 has attended every 3DEXPERIENCE World conference! Isn’t that awesome? A fresh start! Or is it? SOLIDWORKS World‘s new skin, or something more? What really changed?