August, 2018

3D-Printed Food

Wohlers Talk

The idea of 3D-printed food came in or around 2011 when Hod Lipson and his team at Cornell University produced some crude but intriguing examples.

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NASA 3D Printed Mars Habitat Competition Projects

DIY 3D Printing

NASA announced the projects to enter the third phase of their 3D printed Mars habitat competition. Here you can see some amazing technological concepts. Hopefully I'll see some of them being used on Mars sometime in the future.

3D-Printed Action Figures: How to Make Your Own Action Figure

i.materialise

3D printing has had a huge impact on all kinds of objects… even action figures. Big brands like DC Comics have even signed deals with 3D printing companies to print some of their figurines.

Is your 3D model a mess? Make it printable!

Shapeways Blog

What do you do when your 3D model is broken? I mean really broken, like “can’t even upload it” broken, or “half of my triangles are disappearing” broken?

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.

Africa Aerospace and Defence 2018: What to expect

3D Perspectives

“Unlocking Africa’s Aerospace and Defence potential”. This is the tagline of Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2018 which will take place from the 19 th to 23 rd of September at the Air Force Base Waterkloof, City of Tshwane, South Africa.

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3D-Printed Guns

Wohlers Talk

With the “green light” looming for the 3D printing of guns on July 31, I was contacted by CNN, ABC7 News (San Francisco), and others. In two days, I conducted six interviews, including four television, one radio, and one print. Four of them are here: CNN Live with Brooke Baldwin.

Dexter High Precision DIY Robot

DIY 3D Printing

Dexter is a high precision 3d printable robot that can be trained by the human operator. Hackaday summary video: Detailed videos showcasing the robot's features: Hackaday project homepage: [link] Project description: Dexter is an open source, 5+ axis robotic arm.

PODCAST – Betty Baker – Just Say Yes to STEM

The Solidworks Blog

The most passionate SOLIDWORKS users are the user group leaders. These individuals are a very tight community of SOLIDWORKS users. And, even though I have been working for DS SolidWorks for almost 10 years now, I didn’t realize just how strong this network really was…until I spoke with Betty Baker.

EDU Program Spotlight: Maria Carrion and Núria Diago

Shapeways Blog

With the help of Shapeways, student designers Maria Carrion and Núria Diago were able to take their project, Be (in the) Water, to the next level.

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Revolutionizing Everyday Products with Artificial Intelligence

Design 2 Part News

Researchers in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering are using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to enhance the products we use in everyday life. Image courtesy of Chelsea Turner/MIT.

How a designer used 3D printing for human gills

Sculpteo

Have you heard of Biomimicry? It’s a way to get inspira […]. The post How a designer used 3D printing for human gills appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Newly Published Data Demonstrate Bone In-Growth Potential of Stryker’s 3D-Printed Tritanium® Cage

Additive Manufacturing

Comparative animal study found significant differences in biomechanical and histologic performance among various interbody cage materials. Results showed that Stryker’s 3D-printed porous Tritanium cages achieved statistically significant increases in bone in-growth. Allendale, N.J. –– Aug.

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Taking Business Aviation to New Heights

3D Perspectives

Aerospace companies do not have the luxury to maintain the status quo. To meet customer expectations and stay ahead of the competition, they continually look for ways to leverage new technology to improve performance.

Tech in the Classroom: Tomorrow’s Teaching Today

The Solidworks Blog

Do you remember your school days? Those memories may encompass chalkboards, textbooks and overhead projectors. Yet one peek into a modern classroom reveals the generational leap that academia has made since the arrival of the digital age. Levelling-up learning.

Tatsuo Ishibashi’s Vibrant Designs are Game-Changing Assistive Tools for People with Muscle Weakness

Shapeways Blog

What began as a sign of aging quickly transformed into a revolutionary idea for designer Tatsuo Ishibashi. “I I had slightly felt muscle stiffness of my fingers because of aging,” Ishibashi told Shapeways. “By By chance, I had seen a TV program featuring self-help input devices for arthritis.

Tooling Design: Using FDM and Jigs and Fixtures for GrabCAD Print

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Tool design is a critical part of the manufacturing process, which if done incorrectly, can have major implications on the launch and success of a product. These tools can range from a simple drilling guide to a complex, multi-piece assembly fixture.

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3D printed eyes: The latest research improvements

Sculpteo

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3D Systems’ NextDent™ 5100 Now Available – Dental Industry Embracing New Solutions to Revolutionize Workflows

Additive Manufacturing

The NextDent™ 5100 – powered by Figure 4™ technology – out-performs similar competitive offerings with 4X the speed.

Ivan takes his 3D printed tank for a ride

DIY 3D Printing

It's not a full sized tank, but still a great project :-) Ivan has a great YT channel and documents his project build process in detailed way: [link]. 3d printed

Three Ways 3D Printers are Changing the Face of Manufacturing

The Solidworks Blog

While 3D printers have been around for over 30 years, the reality of using a printer for manufacturing purposes at a reasonable price has only recently been available.

10 Best Long Flight Time Drones

3D Printing Hub

Consumer drones are here to stay and we love them. Taking photos and videos has never been so exciting or this much fun. Or at least it would be if it wasn’t for the short drone battery life. The problem with drones is that they need batteries to power them.

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New Partnership with the Hawaii State Bar Association

3D Innovations

We are excited to announce a new partnership — 3D Innovations has partnered with the Hawaii State Bar Association. HSBA members have access to a range of discounted products and services throughout Hawaii with their “HSBA Member Benefits” 3D Innovations (New Member Benefit).

Rapid Liquid Printing: Creating inflatable structures, between 3D and 4D printing

Sculpteo

New additive manufacturing technologies are unveiled qu […]. The post Rapid Liquid Printing: Creating inflatable structures, between 3D and 4D printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Apium Filament Dryer Reduces Moisture-Related 3D Printing Defects and Noticeably Increases Printing Success Rate

Additive Manufacturing

Most filaments produced for the Material Extrusion 3D Printing Technology (FFF) are polymer-based materials. Other than polyolefins, almost every other polymer can absorb moisture from the atmosphere. Moisture in filaments can cause poor print quality and significantly affect the printing process.

Healthcare Survey: Can You Reduce Clinical Trials? (survey invite)

Tech Clarity

How can you reduce the length of clinical trials? What are best practices to support personalized healthcare? How are the most successful companies using simulation technology and what benefits do they see? We are conducting new research on the healthcare industry to explore these questions and more.

Top 5 Tips to Transform Product Design for Smarter Products

Modern Tech

Smart, connected technologies are leading companies into more and more innovation. The opportunities and growth potential seem limitless. Technology has become so critical that a large number of companies focus on improving their already smart products.

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3DBear Introduces Kids to 3D Printing and Augmented Reality

3DPrint.com

Everyone agrees that it’s important for children to learn new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality. The challenge lies in finding the best way to teach those skills. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing Education Virtual Reality 3d design app 3d design app for kids 3d printing education 3d printing in the classroom 3DBear augmented reality STEAM education STEM education

All About Polycarbonate

3D Printing Hub

Polycarbonate or “PC” is a highly useful engineering thermoplastic. It has desirable physical properties such as transparency, high toughness, and very good heat resistance. The raw material of polycarbonate allows similar levels of internal light transmission as those of glass.

3D printing in education: 6 of the best projects

Sculpteo

Additive Manufacturing is used in various industries, f […]. The post 3D printing in education: 6 of the best projects appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

COPRO Technology innovates composite parts production

3D Perspectives

Image © DLR. Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), particularly used in the sports, aerospace and the automotive industries are becoming increasingly popular for industrial machinery , engineering and construction products to create light, but strong and stiff structures for their products.