July, 2019

Selecting Parts for AM

Wohlers Talk

Note: Ray Huff, associate engineer at Wohlers Associates, authored the following. Adopting additive manufacturing (AM) for serial production is one of the biggest and most interesting recent trends in industry. Many companies want to know the secret of how to choose parts that are a good fit. Selecting the right parts is very specific to the process, material, product, and market, yet some overarching guidelines help in the process.

FlexTILT Head 3D Review by Maker's Muse

DIY 3D Printing

Angus reviews interesting 3D printed tilt head product which could show where 3D printed manufacturing business is going. business

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Open Source DIY Telescope Prime Features Raspberry Pi and 3D Printed Parts

3DPrint.com

While the majority of us are not astronauts, there is a tool that can be used in your home to make you feel like you’re just a little bit closer. The post Open Source DIY Telescope Prime. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d model 3d printed prototype 3d printed telescope astronomy diy project Flashforge 3D printer open source outer space PLA material poland raspberry pi space telescope Sygnis New Technologies Telescope Prime

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The Early-Stage of Hardware Product Development

3D Innovations

When it comes to hardware product development the road to success is often winding and full of bumps and roadblocks, rarely is it linear. Navigating these unforeseen challenges can be overwhelming for many first-time entrepreneurs. To share some guidance, we have compiled a few of our top blog posts related to the early stages of hardware product development. Get Your Product Idea Off the Ground.

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.

Evolving next generation race car design with 3DEXPERIENCE

3D Perspectives

Sustainable mobility solutions are driving innovation in the automotive industry, as customers want cleaner driving solutions. This demand is extending into the world of competitive racing. France’s Spark Racing Technology (SRT) was selected by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) to design and build the first 100% electric powered vehicle for Formula E racing. Before SRT, there was no E Formula racing; it did not exist.

Chopped vs. Continuous Printable Carbon Fiber

Modern Tech

3D printing processes are easy to implement and offer a wide variety of materials to support a part’s requirements while eliminating cost, lead time and design barriers for adopting manufacturing aids on the shop floor. 3D printed composites are an exciting new trend. Whether it is chopped carbon fiber filled into a thermoplastic or continuously laid inside of a 3D print geometry, the benefits of the strength-to-weight ratio are far superior to traditional 3D printed materials.

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3D Printed Transforming Drone with Samara Autorotating Wings

DIY 3D Printing

Project description: Published on - IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Vol. 4 Issue 3 Title - Dynamics and Control of a Collaborative and Separating Descent of Samara Autorotating Wings Authors - Shane Kyi Hla Win, Luke Soe Thura Win, Danial Sufiyan, Gim Song Soh and Shaohui Foong Abstract - To deliver lightweight sensor payloads to disaster-struck areas bymeans of an aerial deployment, a novel bio-inspired method capitalizing on autorotation to slow down vertical descent rate is proposed.

Russian Lab Optimizes FDM 3D Printing Processes Leading to Increased Part Strength of 108%

3DPrint.com

In this study, Russian researchers sought to optimize FFF 3D printing parameters further, improving on strength and optimization processes. Their findings were released in the recently published. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printing parameters fff 3d printing Ultimaker 2 3D Printer

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3D Academy: Educate to Innovate

3D Innovations

Our 3D Academy is a huge proponent of hands-on project-based learning to bring innovation and new teaching techniques into the classroom. Here at 3D Academy, we believe that as the landscape of the work environment changes to meet global demands, so should the way we teach in the classroom. Introducing innovation into a classroom can help students turn their passion into future careers. Below are five ways to help students develop an innovation mindset and build important life-long skills.

When art purifies the air

3D Perspectives

This article appeared in our 2018 annual report. Click here to read the full document. Kengo Kuma, whose architectural works grace more than 20 countries and which regularly receive prestigious awards, presented Breath/ng at the Milan Design Week 2018. The impressive textile sculpture can absorb the polluting emissions of 90,000 cars per year. The architect thus continues to reinvent post-industrial spaces using innovative materials to better correspond to their cultural and natural environments.

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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.

Using Simulia Structural Simulation Engineer to Run a Snap Fit Analysis

Modern Tech

SOLIDWORKS Simulation is one of the leading design analysis tools that brings the power of simulation into the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment, to conduct design validation early in the design process. Ease of use and tight integration within CAD enables designers and engineers to run different types of simulation from linear static to nonlinear static to dynamic analyses. However, even with its extensive capabilities, there are situations where SOLIDWORKS Simulation needs a little extra help.

Cloud Engineering Software: More than Engineering Software on the Cloud (guest post)

Tech Clarity

What unique value does the cloud offer to companies using product innovation and engineering software? Our research identifies five categories of cloud benefits and finds some areas where the cloud really stands out for product innovation platforms. Read the guest post in full in the Digital Transformation section of the Siemens PLM Community blog. read more » The post Cloud Engineering Software: More than Engineering Software on the Cloud (guest post) appeared first on Tech-Clarity.

Bed Leveling Guide by Billie Ruben

DIY 3D Printing

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Made In Space is Helping Human Space Colonization Become a Reality

3DPrint.com

Back in 1998, five space agencies began a collaboration to build the International Space Station (ISS), but building it on the ground and then launching it into space in one. The post Made In. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing Aerospace 3D Printing 3D printed Mars colonization 3d printing zero gravity Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) Archinaut international space station made in space Michael Snyder Moon to Mars exploration zero gravity

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.

SOLIDWORKS angle dimension between 3 points

Javelin Tech Tips

What if we need an angle dimension in a sketch, but one of the entities is not a line (perhaps it is a spline or arc instead)? The answer, we can take the angle between 3 endpoints!

Planting the seeds for sustainable agriculture with 3DEXPERIENCE

3D Perspectives

The earth’s population grows constantly, but the size of available farm land remains the same. To meet the world’s increasing food needs and demand for organic food and sustainable farming methods, agricultural equipment needs to be improved. Italian agricultural machinery manufacturer Maschio Gaspardo is a family run company whose longtime mission is to facilitate farmers’ work by combining tradition with technology.

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3D Printing Patriotic Sunglasses With the Stratasys J750 and VeroFlexVivid

Modern Tech

The VeroFlex and VeroFlexVivid family of materials are an unbelievably unique set of new materials available on Stratasys J Series 3D printers , which are capable of producing parts that have improved strength and flexibility while retaining great shape memory. Similar to how our simulated rubber-like Agilus material works, parts produced in either VeroFlex or VeroFlexVivid do not need to be handled as gently as other material parts and will hold up with little fear of them breaking.

When it Comes to Product Design, Let Creativity Shine

3D Innovations

When it comes to product design, creativity can really make a difference in the success of a product. First time entrepreneurs can get caught up in the idea that their original idea is the best idea, however this is not always the case. In a recent article we read on Entrepreneur, 8 Funny and Relatable Experiences That All Entrepreneurs Go Through , their third point really stood out to us: “ Your end product is very different from the idea you started with ”.

Wire Printing in Cura by Chuck

DIY 3D Printing

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Interview with Gil Lavi on the Past 12 Months in Additive Manufacturing

3DPrint.com

I’m still trying to interview as many 3D printing resellers worldwide (want to be included, contact me!). I’m very interested in how they are “crossing the chasm” from desktop. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Exclusive Interviews 3D Alliances channel Gil Lavi mosaic manufacturing reseller Xjet XJet 3D printing technology

How to speed up your 2D mirror in SOLIDWORKS sketches!

Javelin Tech Tips

If you’ve mirrored sketch entities in SOLIDWORKS, you are probably familiar with the Mirror command. In that operation, you specify a centerline of symmetry, and which entities get mirrored. That’s a fair bit of mousing back and forth between the graphics area and the Mirror manager and carefully picking various sketch entities, and ensuring that the symmetry centerline goes into the correct field. The Mirror manager.

Generative design, inspired by the living world

3D Perspectives

This article appeared in our 2018 annual report. Click here to read the full document. Generative design has moved into a new phase. CATIA Generative Design already uses automated shape design in modeling industrial components, drawing on pre-defined parameters that meet mechanical requirements and fit smoothly with other components. This automated process produces a totally unique, lightweight three-dimensional shape that offers extremely high performance and can only be made using 3D printing.

Display Settings Options for Reading Simulation Results

Modern Tech

In any simulation project, setting up the correct boundary condition and interpreting the results are the most challenging phases, regardless of the simulation software being used. Certain tools and display settings available within SOLIDWORKS Simulation result plots can help you during the simulation result interpretation process.

Medical 3D printing applications: Everything you need to know

Sculpteo

Surgeons, students, dentists, do you know that 3D print […]. The post Medical 3D printing applications: Everything you need to know appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

DIY Desktop Spot Welding Machines

DIY 3D Printing

I was looking for a cheap spot welder to make some welds on few 18650 modules, but I couldn't find aynthing affordable for my country. I found two projects with upcycled transformers which are the basis for DIY spot welder. Making this could be dangerouse. Stay safe! diy electronics tool welding

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Inside3DPrinting Brazil: BioEdTech is Bringing Bioprinting to Brazil and Beyond

3DPrint.com

Startup BioEdTech is focusing on spreading the word about 3D printing through education, offering courses, training sessions, and development of innovations in the area of ??bioprinting. bioprinting. There is a. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d bioprint 3d bioprinting bioedtech bioprinting brazil inside3dprinting

Save assembly construction time with SOLIDWORKS SmartMates!

Javelin Tech Tips

Assembling components in SOLIDWORKS? There are multiple ways to mate components together. Some methods are faster, while other methods are slower but more intelligent (such as the Mate manager). SOLIDWORKS SmartMates are one of the faster methods, where you can avoid the repetitive mouse travel between the graphics view and the Mate Property Manager just to create a single mate. Rather, SmartMates can be created while keeping your mouse pointer in the graphics view at all times!

Navigating advanced shipbuilding with 3DEXPERIENCE

3D Perspectives

Many countries are spending extensively on upgrading and expanding their current fleet of naval vessels, which more and more are also involved in providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. This market is expected to reach US$43 billion (38.2 euros) by 2023. Naval Group , the European leader in naval defense and worldwide provider of surface vessels and submarines, relies on the 3D EXPERIENCE platform to maintain its technological lead and competitiveness.

Best Practices for Using the New Composer Export Options in SOLIDWORKS

Modern Tech

Prior to the SOLIDWORKS 2018 updates, you were capable of saving a SOLIDWORKS assembly as an SMG file, however, there were no export options for SMG files and the default export option was set to exclude surface bodies. Due to this, users preferred to open SOLIDWORKS file directly through Composer, where import options can be customized as they need.

How to implement metal 3D printing for your business?

Sculpteo

Metal 3D printing is widely used in industries such as […]. The post How to implement metal 3D printing for your business? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Cool 3D Printed Cement Art

DIY 3D Printing

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Assessing the Effectiveness of 3D Printed Medical Models for Renal Surgeries

3DPrint.com

Catalina Lupulescu and Zhonghua Sun explore the valuable connection between 3D printing and progressive treatment for kidney patients in the recently published ‘A Systematic Review of the Clinical. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3D medical software 3D printed kidney models 3d printed medical models PolyJet 3D Printing renal disease stereolithography (SLA) TangoPlus

SOLIDWORKS Design Intent: what is it, and why should I care?

Javelin Tech Tips

Ever hear of the term “design intent” and wonder what it means, or how it pertains to design? In SOLIDWORKS, we refer to design intent as your plan as to how the model should behave when it is changed. This really begs for a demonstration, so here it is! Take these four simple parts, for example. Four different design intents. They are geometrically identical. But imagine if they were all resized from the original 50mm length to some new length.

Electric, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles: Podcast Part I

3D Perspectives

Welcome back to the continuation of our podcast! This next series focuses on the business and design challenges facing today’s Transportation and Mobility (T&M) industry in relation to designing the cars of the future.