July, 2018

AM Service Providers

Wohlers Talk

Note: The following was excerpted from Wohlers Report 2018. Independent service providers worldwide generated an estimated $2.955 billion from the sale of parts produced by additive manufacturing systems in 2017. This is up 36% from the $2.173 billion reported for 2016.

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How 3D printing revolutionizes the world of visual impairment

Sculpteo

Additive manufacturing has been a game changer in many […]. The post How 3D printing revolutionizes the world of visual impairment appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

The Evolution of Tennis: How Technology is Advancing the Game

The Solidworks Blog

Wimbledon’s two weeks of top-tier tennis is thrilling sports fans worldwide this July. Yet despite lawn tennis harking back over 150 years, the extent to which today’s game employs modern technology may just surprise you – and it’s pushing the sport to its limits.

Exciting Updates are Coming Soon to Shapeways

Shapeways Blog

Hi everyone, We are making exciting and important updates to our user experience on Shapeways.com! We’ve been working for months and can’t wait to share it with you. We had two major objectives: Remove friction from the experience to make our service easier to use.

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.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

i.materialise

We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: in 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. We all use different software, print in different materials, and not only use different printers but also different printing technologies.

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Recent AM Material Sales Growth

Wohlers Talk

Note: The following was excerpted from Wohlers Report 2018. In 2017, an estimated $1.13 billion was spent on materials for all additive manufacturing (AM) systems worldwide, including both industrial systems and desktop 3D printers. This represents an increase of 25.5% over the $903.0

IoT and 3D printing: How to combine these two technologies to build better products

Sculpteo

IoT, or Internet of Things, is a fascinating technology […]. The post IoT and 3D printing: How to combine these two technologies to build better products appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Understanding Plastic Part Design

The Solidworks Blog

Plastic parts are now commonplace in consumer product design, and for good reason. Highly durable, endless color options and of course, an inexpensive option when manufactured in high volumes.

Trade War Casualties: Factories Shifting Out Of China

Design 2 Part News

By Kenneth Rapoza, Contributor, Forbes. Supply chains starting to shift at a faster pace as companies look to avoid tariffs. . China-based manufacturers were already in the process of moving to lower-cost Southeast Asia.

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Grbl for ESP32 Beta Release

Buildlog.Net

Grbl for ESP32 Firmware Beta. After a lot of work and testing, I have posted the firmware to GitHub. I have a good write-up on the process I went through to get to this point on this blog post. There are some basic getting started instructions on the GitHub page.

Sandia National Laboratories at the Forefront of Material Science Evaluation for Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Additive Manufacturing

Sandia National Laboratories recently announced a team of engineers and scientists has designed and built a high-throughput six-sided robotic work cell to speed up qualification and testing of additively manufactured parts.

Growth of AM Service Providers

Wohlers Talk

Note: The following was excerpted from Wohlers Report 2018. Independent service providers worldwide generated an estimated $2.955 billion from the sale of parts produced by additive manufacturing systems in 2017. This is up 36% from the $2.173 billion reported for 2016.

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3D printing for construction: The first family to move in a 3D printed house

Sculpteo

If you read our blog you may know it: 3D printing for c […]. The post 3D printing for construction: The first family to move in a 3D printed house appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Create Your Own Ring With SOLIDWORKS Sell

The Solidworks Blog

Thanks to SOLIDWORKS Sell and its team, you can now create your own custom jewelry directly online on the website of Maison TOURNAIRE. Some collaborative work to refine SOLIDWORKS Sell and the mobilization of many different skills were required to develop this customization platform.

Five Ways to Improve Aluminum Die Casting Part Quality

3E Rapid Prototyping

Recognized for being incredibly lightweight and durable, aluminum is one of the most popular materials used in the production of functional parts and prototypes.

Business Considerations For Production Tooling Conversion To Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

When most people hear the word “tooling” they think of hammers, screwdrivers, and the other numerous items that can be found at your local hardware store. Manufacturing engineers; however, view tooling in a different light.

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Intermountain 3D Broadens Manufacturing Capabilities with New 3D Systems SLS 3D Printer

Additive Manufacturing

Increased capabilities have driven Intermountain 3D’s revenue 120% higher YTD. ROCK HILL, South Carolina, July 23, 2018 – 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced Intermountain 3D , Inc. –

Inside 3D Printing – Seoul

Wohlers Talk

I attended last week’s fourth annual Inside 3D Printing event near Seoul, South Korea. It has been interesting to watch the even grow over the past four years. An estimated 10,500 people from 28 countries attended.

Nature inspired 3D printing: Introducing Biomimicry

Sculpteo

Biomimicry might seem like a strange word, but the prin […]. The post Nature inspired 3D printing: Introducing Biomimicry appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

My First Experience using SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The Solidworks Blog

My name is Maxime, and I’m currently an intern at Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Lab Boston. I am an engineering undergraduate student from France and am specializing in Aeronautics.

How Medical Professionals are Using Digital Manufacturing to Create Next-gen Anatomical Models

3E Rapid Prototyping

Digital manufacturing is making a big impact on many areas of medicine, from small things like the machining of aluminum test tube holders to futuristic practices like the 3D printing of titanium implants.

What to Expect from Your First Product Development Meeting

3D Innovations

Coming up with a product idea is exciting, but making the decision to pursue and develop it, is truly exhilarating.

Sciaky’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM®) Process Achieves Qualification for Huge Satellite Fuel Tanks

Additive Manufacturing

The 46-inch titanium fuel tank domes, produced with Sciaky’s industry-leading metal 3D printing technology by Lockheed Martin Space, will be the largest additively manufactured parts in space. CHICAGO, IL, July 18, 2018 – Sciaky, Inc. , a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (

Other Voices: Is the time right for reshoring?

Design 2 Part News

By Harry Moser, Modern Materials Handling. New research -as well as incentives like lower corporate tax rates – suggest that it is. It’s hard not to pick up a newspaper or listen to a news report without hearing that U.S. manufacturers are reshoring production, and jobs, back to the U.S.

3D printed skin: How can additive manufacturing help to save lives?

Sculpteo

At Sculpteo, we know it: 3D printing and medical projec […]. The post 3D printed skin: How can additive manufacturing help to save lives? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printers, materials and technologies

Six Essential Tools for SOLIDWORKS Users Working with Additive Manufacturing

The Solidworks Blog

Additive manufacturing, also commonly referred to as 3D printing, is a manufacturing process by which material is added, layer by layer, to build a part. The process starts with a 3D model that is designed in the user’s native CAD program.

Aerosint to Advance Multi-Material 3D Printing Technology with New Investment Funding

3DPrint.com

SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) is a popular 3D printing method for good reason. It produces functional, complex, durable parts without requiring support structures, meaning that finished parts. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Business 3d printing investment 3D printing investment funding Aerosint Innovation Fund investment investment funding Meusinvest Group Peter Mercelis Selective Laser Sintering (SLS

Traveling Faster than the Speed of Sound

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Opening a Door of Opportunities with Supersonic Travel . Did you know that flights today generally take the same amount of time that they did in the 1950s? As Boom would say, “We can do better.” ” The good news is that times are changing and Boom is creating ways to save you time on air travel. Supersonic flights are one of the four speeds of flight and allow you to travel faster than the speed of sound.

SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Contest Winners Design Device to Assist Veteran with His Favorite Pastime

Additive Manufacturing

(SOUTHFIELD, Mich., and MINNEAPOLIS, July 12, 2018) — SME and Stratasys Ltd. today announced the winners of this year’s additive manufacturing student competition held at the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

MOA: The 3D-Printed Bicycle Strap You Didn’t Know You Needed

i.materialise

Sometimes the simplest ideas can make our lives a whole lot easier. That was the thinking behind MOA , a start-up creating a leg strap that keeps you clean and tidy while biking – all while looking great!