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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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.

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3D printing industry experts comment on impact of trade war tariffs on additive manufacturing

3D Printing Industry

Today marks the start of US trade tariffs on goods valued at $34 billion worth of imports from China. A list published by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) details the 818 tariff lines that will be subject to an additional 25% in duty. China has responded with additional import taxes on […].

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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.

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 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

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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

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.

Made In Space plans to turn asteroids into spaceships using 3D printing technologies

3D Printing Industry

Made In Space, the California-based pioneers of off-world 3D printers, plans to use 3D printing to turn asteroids into autonomous spacecrafts that can potentially fly to mining stations in outer space. This plan is part of the Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata (RAMA) Project, which is funded by NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. Through the RAMA […]. Aerospace Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program james dunn Made in Space Nasa RAMA project

3D Printers Go on Sale for Amazon Prime Day

3D Printing Hub

Numerous 3D printers from popular brands have gone on sale for Amazon Prime Day. You can save hundreds of dollars on a model. Let’s take a look at what’s out there. Dremel has discounted two of their models.

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

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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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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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.

Cintec uses 3D printing to restore Trinidad and Tobago’s historic landmark, the Red House

3D Printing Industry

Cintec, an international structural engineering firm based in Wales, has helped in the restoration of the historical Government building in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Red House. This project, undertaken by Cintec’s North American branch, has utilized additive manufacturing for the first time within sacrificial structures and claims to have the longest reinforcement […]. Art & Sculpture C.E.P

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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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

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.

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.

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.

Biodegradable GROWLAY 3D printer filament can be used to grow mushrooms or make cheese

3D Printing Industry

Readers of 3D Printing Industry may remember Kai Parthy from our earlier interviews and coverage of the 3D printer filaments made by the German inventor. Now Kai Parthy is back with another novel filament. Having previously brought the world filaments based on wood and ceramics, to name only a few, Parthy has now launched a […]. Materials GROWLAY Kai Parthy Lay Filaments

Key challenges facing the Aerospace and Defense sector

3D Perspectives

This post was originally included in our UK team’s Innovation Blog. by Ronnie Coupland. In my role as Sales Director for Aerospace and Defense in the UK for Dassault Systemes, I wanted to share some of my perspectives on Aerospace.

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.

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.

3D printing for agriculture: Top 7 of the best projects

Sculpteo

Additive manufacturing is a great asset for many differ […]. The post 3D printing for agriculture: Top 7 of the best projects appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

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.

A French family is the first to move into a 3D printed house

3D Printing Industry

The Ramdani family has become the world’s first inhabitants of a 3D printed four-bedroom house located in Nantes, France. This house is part of the social housing project, Yhnova, which aims to construct affordable, adaptable, and energy efficient housing in a time and cost-effective manner. Led by the University of Nantes (IUT), the Yhnova project was […]. Applications Batiprint3D Benoit Furet Franky Trichet Ramdani family University of Nantes

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.

Riding High: How Jesse Hahne Of CAD Brings A Personal Touch To His Powersports Passions

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Riding around racetracks and speeding on off-road trails, Jesse Hahne grew up on the pegs of a dirt bike. An adrenaline junkie with a huge imagination, Jesse has always had passions for design, engineering, and speed.

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. –

11 great 3D printing business ideas

Sculpteo

Using 3D printing can be a great asset, no matte […]. The post 11 great 3D printing business ideas appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Recreating Classic Cars with CAD: Tucker Torpedo Project Update

The Solidworks Blog

It’s been awhile since the last blog and much has been accomplished on the Torpedo. Here’s an update on those accomplishments.

Severance hospital in Korean prepares to commercialise its first 3D printed artificial eye

3D Printing Industry

The Severance Hospital of the Yonsei University Health System (YUHS) announced today that it will be getting ready to commercialize its first 3D printed artificial eye after three years of research. According to the Severance Hospital, over 60,00 patients in Korea require an ocular prosthesis (a prosthetic eye) as a result of severe medical conditions, […]. Medical & Dental Baik Seung-woon Camira Professor Yoon Jin-sook The Severance Hospital Yonsei University Health System

Why EXPERIENCE Thinking? (And not just Design Thinking)

3D Perspectives

By Valerie Pegon, Experience designer & Innovation Strategist, Dassault Systèmes. Designers hate to stand still. They permanently reflect back on their practice, redesigning and testing , in order to improve it. Every time, when something seems sorted, another challenge emerges.