February, 2021

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.

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DIY 3D Printing



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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Using AM for Design and Production

Wohlers Talk

By Noah Mostow. The additive manufacturing industry has progressed well beyond prototyping only. Companies using it for both product development and series production are finding interesting benefits.

Day One of 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021: Find Out What you Missed

The Solidworks Blog

Today we kicked off the first day of general sessions for the all-virtual 3D EXPERIENCE World 2021. While it was certainly different than our in-person event, we covered a lot of ground and heard some really exciting announcements. Here are some highlights. Get certified.

How to 3D Print Carbon Fiber Materials at Any Level

Modern Tech

Carbon fiber materials and carbon-reinforced polymers can replace metal for lighter, more ergonomic tooling. Add to that the power of additive manufacturing to print the part, rather than machine it, and you can significantly reduce both your part weight and tooling lead time.

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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.

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.

GE Developing 3D Printed Device to Convert Air into Water for US Military


A team led by GE Research has been given a multi-million dollar contract to develop 3D printed atmospheric water collectors for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Atmospheric. 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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

Xerox Unveils ElemX Metal 3D Printer with US Navy as First Customer


After purchasing Vader Systems in 2019, we’ve long been awaiting news of when Xerox (NYSE: XRX) would begin commercializing the startup’s liquid metal 3D printing technology. After. View the entire article via our website.

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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.

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.


Day Two at 3DEXPERIENCE World Recap

The Solidworks Blog

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

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.

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.

Stratasys Introduces New PolyJet J850 Pro 3D Printer—With No Color!


Stratasys PolyJet systems have always had brilliant colors and been the tools of choice for many seeking prototypes. Now, with the Stratasys J850 Pro, the company is entering new territory. View the entire article via our website.

Trusting Industry Experts to Find Experts

Modern Tech

TriMech is fortunate to work with clients from Maine to Florida and out to Arkansas, offering a range of engineering solutions.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Machinable Metals vs 3D Printed Polymers

Modern Tech

As an Application Engineer with TriMech, my role often takes me into many manufacturing environments ranging from mom-and-pop machine shops to aerospace manufactures.

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.

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.

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.