April, 2019

U.S. Comeback in AM

Wohlers Talk

Is the U.S. making a comeback in additive manufacturing? Some might question whether the U.S. had fallen back in its position. In the 2000s, the U.S. definitely lost ground in a number of areas to the likes of China and Germany.

How Modern Tech in Livestock Farming is out of this World

The Solidworks Blog

Livestock farming may be centuries old, but its methods of production are as modern as this year’s Apple launch. The industry has ploughed its own tech-heavy future, sowing the seeds for the next generation of farmers.

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WORLD FIRST: HRL Laboratories registered new 3D printed aluminum alloy

3D Printing Industry

HRL Laboratories, a research center owned jointly by General Motors and Boeing, has announced the registration of its high-strength aluminum alloy, paving the way for commercialization of the material.

Turning a Stick into a 3D Printed Bronze Stylus

i.materialise

Jeremy Burnich discovered metalpoint sketching by accident – and soon after created a bronze stylus in the shape of a stick by using 3D printing. The design was modeled in Rhino and ZBrush and manufactured in 3D printed bronze by i.materialise.

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.

Miller's Planet attempts to build 3D Printed a brushless DC motor

DIY 3D Printing

He attempts to drive his DIY brushless DC motor with MOSFETS, opto-isolators, and hall effect sensors. Code is in the video description. dc motor electronics

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Can Additive Manufacturing heal bones with a 3D printed cast?

Sculpteo

Have you or one of your friends ever broke a bon […]. The post Can Additive Manufacturing heal bones with a 3D printed cast? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

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When STEPs Become a Misstep

The Solidworks Blog

Though STEP files are critical in collaboration between MCAD and ECAD, an important issue has become more significant as of late.

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HP develops new digital textile printers using additive manufacturing

3D Printing Industry

HP, an American multinational IT company behind the range of award-winning Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printers, has launched a portfolio of digital textile printers for fast and precise color-matching. The new products show how additive manufacturing is increasingly used for end-use production.

The Effects of Nozzle Bed Distance on 3D Prints

3DPrint.com

Chinese researchers are exploring quality issues in 3D printing further, sharing their results in ‘Effects of nozzle-bed distance on the surface quality and mechanical properties of fused filament. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing abs fff 3d printing Nozzle bed distance in 3D printing

BareXY - New Open Source CoreXY Based 3D Printer

DIY 3D Printing

BareXY in action: BareXY homepage: [link]. new diy 3d printer open source 3d printer

A major discovery for medical 3D printing: bionic pancreas

Sculpteo

Once in a while a new solution to improve or sav […]. The post A major discovery for medical 3D printing: bionic pancreas appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Licensing Agreement Basics for Startups

3D Innovations

For many inventors a licensing agreement is often a great option since it lets them develop a product, but then puts the expenses associated with commercialization on a more experienced manufacturer. What is a licensing agreement?

Four Reasons Why PDM Pro is the Only Way to Go

The Solidworks Blog

How many SOLIDWORKS part files do you have on your hard drive? I did a search this morning for ‘*.sldprt’ sldprt’ and Windows returned 15,701 items – and that’s just my local data drive. What about the shared network folders I work from?

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3D printing and injection molding go hand in hand at Danish startup AddiFab

3D Printing Industry

Denmark-headquartered manufacturing provider AddiFab is seeking to change prototyping by combining additive manufacturing with formative technology. A novel approach, the company recently raised over $1.8

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Company Commercializes New Metal 3D Printer

3DPrint.com

A new metal 3D printer developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., – a group company of the Japanese industrial firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MHI) – has just. View the entire article via our website.

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Tests of High Strenght SLA Resin by CNC Kitchen

DIY 3D Printing

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Twist Light Reinvents the Lighting Industry

Shapeways Blog

What started out as an exploration into the flexible properties of different materials soon became a revolutionary product for Boston-based industrial designer Evan Gant. His design, the Twist Light, is a pendant light that transforms to adjust the brightness with a simple twist.

3D printed prosthetics: the best projects

Sculpteo

Additive Manufacturing is making an incredible d […]. The post 3D printed prosthetics: the best projects appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

I Need Help! How to Have the Most Positive Experience with Tech Support

The Solidworks Blog

Why is this happening to me?! I just need to finish this project! We’ve all been here: you have a deadline looming and something you rely on and works almost all the time is letting you down in the moment.

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Six April Fools and four remarkable truths of 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

Yes, it’s April 1st, and you know what that means…Relished by some and dreaded by others, April Fools’ Day is upon us. Though many 3D printing innovations may be remarkable, and at times surprising, it seems there is still plenty of space for a hoax or two.

Amin Hasani’s Blue Heart Hero Makes Custom 3D Printed Assistive Devices for Amputees

3DPrint.com

Amin Hasani is the designer behind the Havenlabs utility band. Havenlabs is a nonprofit that aims to use 3D printing to aid veterans. Designer Amin now wants to take a broader approach and use his. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d printed assistive device 3d printed assistive devices 3D printed assistive technology assistive devices prosthetics

Making DIY Optical Lenses at Home Workshop with SLA 3D Printer or CNC

DIY 3D Printing

Manolo printed the lenses on his SLA 3D printer and polished them with sandpaper with some chemical treatment. Brauns CNC is using his CNC mill to cut them out from acrylic plates. He is also using polishing to get better optical properties. The finished lenses can be used as a magnifying glass or camera macro lense. acrylic cnc diy eye glasses eyewear glass lens optics polishing resin sla

How to Get Your Perfect Titanium 3D Print

i.materialise

Are you thinking about 3D printing in titanium ? Then this blog post is for you. We wanted to make sure that you have all the information you need to produce high-quality titanium 3D prints. So let’s get started and learn the basics of DMLS 3D printing in titanium. The Material: 3D Printed Titanium.

How does 3D scanning work?

Sculpteo

Do you know that 3D scanning can be a way to start a 3D […]. The post How does 3D scanning work? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

From CAD to Confectionary: Chocolate Production in the Age of 3D Printing

The Solidworks Blog

Cocoa. Sugar. That irresistible combination of ingredients has made chocolate the billion dollar powerhouse of treats it is today. Consumption of the delicious brown stuff skyrockets over festivities, where waistlines give way to the alchemical allure of the confection’s taste.

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NASA enters final stage of 3D Printed Habitat Challenge with announcement of Phase 3 winners

3D Printing Industry

NASA has provided further updates in its mission to bring 3D printed construction to Mars with an announcement of the latest results in its 3D Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge.

Researchers Design Fully Articulated 3D Printed Finger Prosthesis

3DPrint.com

Despite the wide range of prosthetics available today, those with partial hand loss are often left out in the cold—and with a disability that often proves to be extremely challenging due to a. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d printed medical devices 3d printed prosthetic hands 3d printed prosthetics Direct Metal Laser Sintering disability DMLS finger prosthesis rice university University of Colorado

DIY Lost PLA Aluminium Casting of CNC Replacement Parts by Tailortech

DIY 3D Printing

Tailortech released a great step-by-step video on how he designed, 3D printed molds and metal casted the replacment parts for his CNC. You can learn a lot of you want to do something simillar with lost PLA casting / investment casting. First video in three part series: Project Instructables page: [link]. aluminum cnc how to instructables lost pla casting metal casting replacement part

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Going Off-Piste with Customized 3D-Printed Ski Boots

i.materialise

After working on and around slopes for over 28 years, and hearing beyond-countable complaints about painful, but competition-worthy ski boots, Reto Rindlisbacher’s dream was to create the unthinkable for winter sports enthusiasts. He wanted to create footwear that is both powerful and comfortable.

Agritecture: the next agricultural revolution?

3D Perspectives

(Image © Crop One Holdings). By 2050 there will be two billion more people to feed , as the global population is expected to soar to nine billion.

What Hardware Should I Choose for my CAD applications?

The Solidworks Blog

Whether you are purchasing a new machine or updating an existing machine, choosing the right hardware for the job can be tough. With a SOLIDWORKS technical support team of well over 100, SOLIDWORKS value-added reseller Solid Solutions puts systems to the test daily.

Aeroswift successfully 3D prints 0.5 m tall large scale airframe for UAV

3D Printing Industry

Aeroswift, a metal 3D printer development project backed by the South African government, has successfully completed the fabrication of a large scale component. Over half a meter tall, this titanium frame for a UAV was made to showcase the Aeroswift system’s capabilities.

Should Vented Enclosures Become A Mandatory Safety Standard for FFF 3D Printers?

3DPrint.com

With innovation always comes unintended consequences. There’s been much-to-do with the possible health repercussions of 3D printing, particularly when it comes to the fine particles and fumes. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d print research 3d printed enclosure 3d printers safety 3d printing health 3d printing safety 3d printing standards air quality chemicals health and safety standards

RepRap WHEELIOS by Nicholas Seward

DIY 3D Printing

Wheelios is interesting RepRap design by Nicholas Seward. It is a wheeled 3d printer that can theoreticaly print in infinite plane as it moves. Sure, it is a prototype and a concept, but the idea behind it can be developed further in the future and find some applications. large printer new diy 3d printer open source 3d printer reprap

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The Renaissance of CAD (webcast)

Tech Clarity

As our changing world impacts product design, how should CAD evolve? How can CAD support your efforts to adopt some of the latest technologies?

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Redefining the future of architecture with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

3D Perspectives

Founded in 1972, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) teaches students to explore some of today’s greatest urban challenges including reimagining cities or designing for sustainability.