February, 2021

3D-Printed Housing

Wohlers Talk

The idea of using 3D printing for construction applications has merit in special circumstances. If the value it adds exceeds the costs of using the technology, it may make sense.

Learning to Think Like an Engineer

3D Innovations

This past week was the Discover E “Engineers Week” in which professionals, academia and students come together to celebrate engineers transforming our world along with the entire engineering profession.

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Autodesk Aims to Democratize Simulation for 3D Printing with Fusion 360 Extension


As discussed at Additive Manufacturing Strategies, more advanced software is going to be key to driving the adoption of 3D printing in part by digitizing tribal knowledge, as Todd Grimm. The post. View the entire article via our website.

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.

Eleven Metal 3D Printed Parts to Land on Mars this February

Manufactur3D Mag

When the Perseverance rover lands on the Red Planet on February 18th, 2021, it would have successfully carried 11 metal 3D printed parts.

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The SOLIDWORKS Grand Challenge: Everyone is a Creator

The Solidworks Blog

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged on during 2020, SOLIDWORKS employees, like most office workers, worked remotely. Faced with an inability to see one another and a dearth of creative outlets, company executives tried to think of a way for employees to connect and build something together.

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Inventing Isn’t Just for Entrepreneurs — A Client Snapshot

3D Innovations

Inventing isn’t just for entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley or a younger age demographic. Often times people come up with truly amazing ideas based on a personal need but, stop there because they don’t know how to transition the idea into an actual product.

Castles In The Air? How 3D Printing Elevates Architecture


From aerospace to mass customized wearables, 3D printing brings the house down in so many business verticals — including architecture. Imagine: The architect sits at their drafting table, their head filled with lofty designs.

New 3D Printable Polymer Has Human-Tissue-Like Properties


A team working out of University of California at Santa Barbara has found a way to 3D print with so-called “bottlebrush” elastomers, or molecules with long “backbones” of polymers with. The post. View the entire article via our website.

Top 8 Best Photogrammetry Software (Free/Paid)

Manufactur3D Mag

This is a list of the top 8 Best Photogrammetry Software (4 Free and 4 Paid) Photogrammetry is a science and technology of obtaining reliable data of real world objects in the environment.

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.

What’s New in 3DEXPERIENCE Design Roles 2021

The Solidworks Blog

The browser-based design and engineering capabilities on the 3D EXPERIENCE® platform have been recently updated with the R2021x FD04 release on January 23, 2021. You may not have noticed it, because all updates to our cloud-based portfolio of products happen automatically.

Why Javelin Authorized SOLIDWORKS Training is the best option

Javelin Tech Tips

Where should you go for the best SOLIDWORKS training, a College, University, or an Authorized SOLIDWORKS Training Centre? So you realize that training is a vital aspect for growth and increased productivity at your company, but where should you go for the best training?

The Power of Design Patent Protection for Inventors

3D Innovations

Design patent protection should be part of your intellectual property strategy. When you think of patent protection, often the first type of patent you think of are utility patents. A utility patent focuses solely on the inner workings of your invention, its unique functions and overall usefulness.

Government of Karnataka – Transforming ITIs as Technology Hubs – Aero India 2021


Tata Technologies is helping the Karnataka state government transform its Industrial Training Institures (ITI) into technology hubs. They have partnered with a number of OEM’s to deploy a wide variety of technologies at the ITIs.

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.

AMS 2021: Deconstructing the Timeline to Bioprinted Organs


Automation, healthcare, metal additive manufacturing (AM), and bioprinting were the four big topics discussed at the 2021 Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) summit. The two-day virtual event. View the entire article via our website.

Digital Metal® adds Pure Copper 3D Printing Material to its Metal Binder Jetting System

Manufactur3D Mag

Digital Metal®, a Höganäs Group company, announced the addition of pure copper 3D printing material (DM Cu) to its extensive range of material offering for metal binder jetting. Considering the desirability of pure copper in many industries, the company developed this 3D printing material.

Day Two at 3DEXPERIENCE World Recap

The Solidworks Blog

Today during general session we learned a lot about the transformation from product to experiences.

Lower Six Manufacturing Costs with IoT (eBook)

Tech Clarity

How can IoT and advanced technologies lower costs in manufacturing? Lower Six Manufacturing Costs with IoT explores how new technologies can help keep age-old manufacturing expenses in check.

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‘Shape Up! Kids’ Research Study | University of Hawaii at Manoa

3D Innovations

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is conducting a Shape Up! Kids research study funded by the National Institute of Health and is actively looking for study participants.

Visualizing Wall Thickness In A 3D Model

Shapeways Blog

“Your model Shaft_Support_1.stl from order #15251 was taken out of production by one of our 3D printing engineers due to design issues: Wall Thickness. See attached image…”. Sound familiar?

Desktop Metal (DM) to Release Studio System 2 Metal 3D Printer in Q1


Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) has had its stock price double in recent months amid a very frothy time for Wall Street. With signs that the bears are wrestling the bulls. The post Desktop Metal (DM) to. View the entire article via our website.

Wipro3D and HAL collaborate to develop a Metal 3D Printed Aircraft Engine Component

Manufactur3D Mag

Wipro 3D, the metal additive manufacturing (AM) business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), and the Engine Division of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL) announced that their collaboration has resulted in the manufacture of a metal 3D printed aircraft engine component.

Technology Preview: 3DEXPERIENCE Works and SOLIDWORKS 2022

The Solidworks Blog

The beloved tradition of the TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW continues at 3D EXPERIENCE World 2021 in the form of Don’t Miss This Demo.

What is the Cost of Poor Quality in Your Manufacturing Environment? (guest post)

Tech Clarity

What does Poor Quality Really Cost? Calculating the actual cost of quality problems is not straightforward. Some of the expenses are apparent, but many are not. Quality is important to customers and to business profitability. So, truly understanding the cost of quality warrants the effort.


3D Printing Applications in Healthcare


I had a good time presenting the 3D Systems 3D printing solutions for Healthcare to a group of very experienced and senior surgeons in Trivandrum at an event organised by Future 3D.

A Groom-To-Be Creates His Own 3D-Printed Wedding Band For The Most Special Day Of His Life


Wedding days are special days for everyone, and Daniel Weinberger is no exception. To celebrate love and to tie the knot with his beloved wife, this creative IT professional decided to make a custom-made 3D-printed wedding band. Based in California, Dan has been a long-term fan of 3D printing.

3D Scanner Review: The Artec Eva and Artec Studio 15 Software


One of the first stories I ever wrote for 3DPrint.com was about a custom sleep mask for a patient with Graves’ disease, which often causes the eye to protrude and. The post 3D Scanner. View the entire article via our website.

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Divide By Zero secures US Patent for its ‘Advanced Fusion Plastic Modeling’ 3D Printing Technology

Manufactur3D Mag

Divide By Zero Technologies, India’s largest home-grown 3D printer manufacturer, has secured US patent for its new Advanced Fusion Plastic Modeling™ (AFPM) 3D printing technology.

Accurate Flow Simulation Helps Automaker Get Better Results While Increasing Creativity

The Solidworks Blog

Palatov Motorsport designs and manufactures high-performance, super lightweight automobiles built in Portland, Oregon. Primarily targeted at recreational track day use, the company’s mission is to create and build designs with outstanding performance that provide unmatched value.

Avoid Non-Value-Added Engineering Work (survey invitation)

Tech Clarity

How can you limit non-value-added engineering work? Please take our survey to share your thoughts and perspectives. Engineers are under constant pressure to meet tight deadlines. It doesn’t help when non-value-added work consumes valuable time.

End Use Production Parts using Figure 4 Standalone and PRO-BLK 10 Material


The Figure 4 family of 3D printers can not only be used to print parts for prototyping and functional testing, but also to print end use parts in short to medium batch productions.

ABS-CF10: Strong 3D Prints on the F123 Series

Purple Platypus

The New ABS-CF10. ABS-CF10 is an ABS-based material, with 10% chopped carbon fiber, making it 50% stronger and 15% stiffer than standard ABS. It was specifically formulated for use on the Stratasys F123 Series , for the production of durable jigs & fixtures.

3D Printed Tools Used in First Double Hand & Face Transplant


3D technologies by Belgian company Materialise (MTLS) have long been used for applications in the healthcare field, from splints and surgical guides to implants, and this summer it received. View the entire article via our website.

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Transforming a high-detail Artec 3D Scan with SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool

Javelin Tech Tips

When using SOLIDWORKS to create CAD models of complex, high-detail meshes, you need to start with a first-rate 3D scan of the model, such as this example from an Artec Space Spider 3D scanner. Then use the SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool to simplify the geometry.

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