January, 2020

Recycling with AM

Wohlers Talk

Note: Ray Huff, associate engineer at Wohlers Associates, authored the following. No one is surprised to hear that people produce copious amounts of waste every day. According to a 2017 study , if was found that over 300 million tons of plastic waste is produced annually.

No Layers with Non-Planar Slicing by Teaching Tech

DIY 3D Printing

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Cancer survivor receives facial prosthesis made using 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

Denise Vicentin, a Brazilian cancer survivor who lost her right eye and part of her jaw, has received a facial prosthesis develop using a 3D printed prototype.

Customers Can Experience SOLIDWORKS Virtual Reality in eDrawings 2020

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS 2020 is here, and one of the coolest new features is the ability to open and view any SOLIDWORKS model in Virtual Reality (VR) using eDrawings 2020.

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.

Boeing 777x Takes First Flight with over 600 3D-Printed Parts


Sunday saw the maiden flight of the Boeing 777X, marking an important date in the history of 3D printing for the twin GE9X engines driving the aircraft. Each GE9X features. The post Boeing 777x. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Aerospace 3D Printing 777x a350 airbus boeing GE9x

Surprising Ways an Architecture Department can Use 3D Printing

Modern Tech

3D printing is becoming the norm in terms of prototyping for the manufacturing industry. The ability to create functional designs and even manufacture parts in a fraction of the time it would take by using traditional methods is astounding.

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Anisoprint Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

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80 additive manufacturing experts predict the 3D printing trends to watch in 2020

3D Printing Industry

Predicting the future is impossible. But that doesn’t stop us at 3D Printing Industry from inviting CEOs, CTOs and other AM experts to give us 3D printing predictions for 2020. If you want to stay up to date with the latest 3D printing news, subscribe to our free 3D Printing Industry newsletter.

How Flying Cars are Taking a Greener Route Through the Skies

The Solidworks Blog

Picture the scene. It’s been a long day at work. You’re miles from the comforts of home. You’re tired, probably grumpy and sweating behind the wheel of your motor in an impossibly long queue of stationary congestion that’s going nowhere. Consequently, neither are you.

5 key takeaways from CES 2020

3D Perspectives

Our team is just back from CES 2020 . With more than 175,000 attendees, we had many inspiring conversations with those who stopped by our booth, and were also inspired by the buzz that came from what the other 4400 companies exhibiting at the show were talking about.

The Halifax Group Invests in TriMech

Modern Tech

TriMech is excited to announce its new investment partnership with The Halifax Group. With this new partnership, TriMech is able to grow their portfolio of solutions and services to continue to serve their clients in new ways. TriMech News

3D Printing in Archeology: Preserving our Heritage

Shapeways Blog

Throughout centuries, humans have established societies, civilizations and empires. These civilizations have long perished but they are still remembered and studied in present times with the help of the structures they built. But these structures cannot be preserved forever.

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Experimental Large Volume Resin 3D Printer by Element14

DIY 3D Printing

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Researchers develop 3D printed sensor embedded prosthetic arm for toddlers

3D Printing Industry

Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have developed a prototype for a 3D printed, sensor-operated prosthetic arm designed for children under two-years-old.

Join Us for the 3DEXPERIENCE World Special Event: Bash on Broadway

The Solidworks Blog

Yes, we all know you told your boss that you were coming to 3D EXPERIENCE World to learn more about the latest in design and manufacturing technology, network with like-minded peers and expand your skill set, and, don’t worry, there will be plenty of that.

Gold 3D Printing Explained: Technology, Alloys, Colors, Design Tips


3D printing is changing the way goldsmiths work and design. More and more people are asking us how 3D printed jewelry items in gold look and feel.

When Do I Need FeatureWorks?

Modern Tech

FeatureWorks is a SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional and Premium add-on that allows engineers and designers to directly interact with and edit imported part data in a SOLIDWORKS part file. Imported models, or “dumb solids”, become useable parts within the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment.

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5 Ways 3D Printing is Key to the Future of the Lighting Industry

Shapeways Blog

As 3D printing becomes increasingly popular and integral to multiple industries, the efficiency of utilizing this new process becomes more apparent. One industry that’s being revolutionized by 3D printing is the lighting industry.

Kyub and Laser Cutting by Hasso Plattner Institute

DIY 3D Printing

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SQ4D 3D prints 1,900 sq ft home in 48 hours

3D Printing Industry

SQ4D, an offshoot of the New York-based 3D printed home focused S-Squared 3D Printers (SQ3D), has completed construction of a new building, in what it claims is the “largest permitted 3D printed home in the world.”

3D Printing an Aerial Video, FPV R/C Aircraft

The Solidworks Blog

Editor’s Note: We’re partnering with 3DAeroventures , Eric’s brand new YouTube channel, to help bring you a 4-part video series, going from a hacked R/C foam glider in part 1 to full-on, original 3D-printed R/C aircrafts in subsequent builds! The aim?

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Build a Startup in Your Hometown

3D Innovations

Deciding to develop a product and build a startup is a big undertaking and the more support you have around you, the more likely you are to succeed. Ten years ago, if you wanted to build a hardware product, moving to Silicon Valley or New York to find support seemed like the only option for success.

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TriMech Partners with PostProcess Technologies

Modern Tech

TriMech is excited to announce its new partnership with PostProcess Technologies, who are bringing their industry-leading post-processing products to TriMech's growing catalog of complete engineering and additive manufacturing solutions.

ABB Robotics Adds 3D Printing to RobotStudio Software


Industrial robotic arms are no strangers to 3D printing. Their great dexterity and flexibility have made them increasingly powerful platforms for a variety of 3D printing processes. Swiss tech. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printing with robotic arm abb Abb Robotics industrial robotic arm robotic arm

Small Robotic Production Line by Armas Ringerii

DIY 3D Printing

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Researchers develop flexible 3D printed armor inspired by mollusks

3D Printing Industry

Research led by Ling Li, associate professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT), has developed 3D printed flexible scaled armor inspired by the chitons, a group of marine mollusks.

Be Inspired by Today’s Greatest Tech Disruptors at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020

The Solidworks Blog

3D EXPERIENCE World 2020 is right around the corner, this year taking place at the Music City Center, February 9–12, 2019 in Nashville, TN.

3D Printing — The Work Before the Print

3D Innovations

3D printing is a technology that has the ability to capture everyone’s imagination, however we need to remember that it is, in a sense, a secondary process and a lot of work comes before you start printing.

Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020: G3 Continuity

Modern Tech

It has been described as the holy grail of spline continuity. Maybe that’s an overstatement, but many designers have been waiting a very long time for the ability to add G3 continuity to line segments. Now with SOLIDWORKS 2020 , you can create accurate Class-A surfaces with the G3 connection.

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 6: The Community Responds, Continued


In our last installment, we began relaying comments from the maker community, including prominent RepRappers and Adafruit, about the status of the maker movement. In this article, we’ll. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Carl Bass Gael Langevin InMoov Joshua Pearce michigan tech open source 3D printing open source hardware

Mihir's 150 USD DIY 3D Printer Build

DIY 3D Printing

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FossiLabs offers enhanced PEEK medical devices with 3D printed porous bone-like structures

3D Printing Industry

FossiLabs, a US-based medical 3D printing start-up, has announced the launch of its FFF 3D printed bone-like scaffolding structures using a porous PEEK material.

Saving Time and Money Right Out of the Box with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Machitech Automation is a leading manufacturer of industrial CNC plasma machines that efficiently cut sheet metal, metal plates, straps, bolts, and pipes into specified precise parts that are used in large construction projects—including bridges, sports stadiums, and airports—or in smaller products, such as of kitchen range hoods or name plates for office doors. Customers literally become partners in “the Machitech experience,” one in which they they play an integral role in the product development process. Each plasma machine is a customized solution that is optimized exclusively for their business’ production processes, thereby creating a machine that is geared to save time and money right out of the box. 3D CAD is Essential to Building Machinery. “SOLIDWORKS was a big game changer for Machitech,” says President Christian Giguere. “We absolutely need SOLIDWORKS because it enables us to customize each machine. With the Machitech experience, each custom table becomes the best solution for the customer.”. Because SOLIDWORKS provides access to all the design information on all components of the system being produced, it enables Machitech to provide superior, customized customer service. For example, if a customer needs to fix their machine, it’s easy and quick to send a file with all the detailed fabrication and drawing information so the customer can cut it themselves. Machitech relies on SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to identify interferences, which is critical for complex assemblies such as plasma machines. They also rely on SOLIDWORKS for motion and stress analysis capabilities. Engineering Manager Jean Francois Giguere says, “SOLIDWORKS enables us to quickly test different concepts for viability and to improve concepts.”. Incredible Time Savings. “SOLIDWORKS’ support, training, and service are a big part of our success. Just as we deliver superior service, our local SOLIDWORKS distributor has helped us develop some parametric tools. With SOLIDWORKS, we reduced an engineering job from three weeks to three days,” says Christian Giguere. With SOLIDWORKS, preliminary layouts for a customer can be done in five minutes. Then, with more finely tuned dimensions, a customer can get a good idea of the machine Machitech can deliver. No longer does a customer wait weeks for a layout to ensure the machine will fit in their shop. SOLIDWORKS enables quick delivery at each step of the process, which customers appreciate. Christian Giguere concludes, “Moving forward, SOLIDWORKS will allow us to go to another level of development, of innovation, with all the features integrated in the powerful software that allows our team to push the limits of engineering.”. Author information Mike Fearon Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS. Video game world champion and whisky advocate. I like turtles. The post Saving Time and Money Right Out of the Box with SOLIDWORKS appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog. CAM Collaboration Community Customer Stories Dassault Systèmes Design SOLIDWORKS automation cnc FEA Machitech stress analysis

3D Printing Services vs Owning an Industrial 3D Printer: How to Choose

Shapeways Blog

In today’s modern world, businesses have access to more technologically-advanced devices than ever before, which can be used to expedite certain processes of each business. One such device is an industrial 3D printer, a machine that gives manufacturers a quick way to prototype.

Your Complete Guide To 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020

Modern Tech

This February we're making our way to the place known for cowboy boots, BBQ, country music stars and hot chicken. That's right, TriMech is headed to Music City AKA Nashville, TN for 3DEXPERIENCE World on February 9th! SOLIDWORKS Events and Webinars 3DEXPERIENCE

Italian Researchers: Eliminating FDM Support Structures with New Algorithm


As researchers from Italy present a novel system for avoiding the use of support structures in additive manufacturing processes, they delve further into an issue that continues to plague. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printing algorithm 3D printing without supports post processing

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