April, 2021

NASA Funds 36 Space 3D Printing Projects—Here Are the 15 Most Exciting

3DPrint.com

NASA’s latest funding of space technology projects includes plenty of 3D printing innovation proposals. Out of a total of 289 US small businesses and 47 research institutions to receive. View the entire article via our website.

Custom Rings

Wohlers Talk

I recently discovered The Future of Jewelry (TFOJ), a company that produces custom jewelry. It was founded by sisters Casey and Janine Melvin. Both left law school to start the company in 2017 and serve as co-CEOs. TFOJ’s initial focus has been on custom rings.

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Improve Productivity by Reusing Parts

The Solidworks Blog

How do you find existing standard components for use in your assembly? Do you search your own databases? Online suppliers? What about keyword searches of your in-house PDM vault?

COBOD, the 3D Construction Printer Innovator, registers Explosive Growth in 2020

Manufactur3D Mag

COBOD, the Danish 3D construction printer innovator, registered explosive growth in 2020 and registered its second year of profitability. APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION 3D construction printer COBOD Construction L&T Construction LafargeHolcim PERI Group

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.

A Bell for Runners: How 3D Printing Brings Unusual Ideas to Life (and to the Market)

i.materialise

Replacing the gruff yelling out of “on your left” with the harmonic resonant sound of a bell for runners. This is the story of Runbell – a startup that makes use of a smart idea and the power of 3D printing.

Shapeways and Galileo Announce Merger to Take Digital Manufacturing to the NYSE

Shapeways Blog

How do you fully digitize the end-to-end manufacturing process so you can deliver high-quality, low-volume, high-mix production at compelling economics? Over the last decade, Shapeways has been built from the ground up with this idea in mind.

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Another Supply Chain Collapse

Wohlers Talk

By Noah Mostow and Terry Wohlers. The five-day block of the Suez Canal underscores the instability of our global supply chains. Nearly everything around us requires global connections. The canal is a critical route for products from Asia to Europe and the east coast of the U.S.

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Why 2D CAD Still Matters

The Solidworks Blog

2D drawings have been the sole reference for conveying design information for many years. Linear perspective drawings, a system of creating an illusion of depth on a flat surface, was used back in the 1400s. Orthographic projection and descriptive geometry were used in the 1700s.

Prodways integrates Artificial Intelligence-powered Oqton Software

Manufactur3D Mag

Prodways announced the integration of Oqton software for better end-to-end control of the additive manufacturing process. 3D PRINTING NEWS SOFTWARE TECH NEWS Artificial Intelligence Oqton Oqton software Prodways Software

3D Printing a Prototype: Four Things to Consider

3D Innovations

Prototyping is the bread and butter for 3D printing technology. For years, 3D printing has been synonymous with the prototyping phase of product development. It has not been until recent years that businesses and manufacturers have turned to the technology for end-use parts.

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.

High Definition Full Color: 3D Print in Ten Million Colors

Shapeways Blog

Creating a new design and seeing it come to fruition with excellence through 3D printing means enjoying a quality product—and often, euphoric triumph too.

New NanoOne Bioprinter, Ink Lets Researchers Bioprint Directly with Living Cells

3DPrint.com

A collaboration between UpNano and Xpect INK will allow users to directly print structures containing living cells, from the nanometer scale to the centimeter scale. UpNano’s latest printer uses. View the entire article via our website.

What is xDesign and How Does it Work?

Modern Tech

Dassault Systèmes 3D EXPERIENCE platform includes a wide range of cloud-based apps in one interconnected environment. One of these apps is xDesign, which offers parametric, feature-based CAD modeling right in your web browser.

When 2D is Enough

The Solidworks Blog

Here I am writing about 2D on a 3D Blog. What’s up with that? You and I both know there are still plenty of 2D CAD users out there, which can be mind-boggling to anyone who has fully embraced the world of 3D CAD.

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.

Thermwood Expands Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Product Line

Manufactur3D Mag

Thermwood, the manufacturer of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems, has developed even larger machines than ones currently available. 3D PRINTERS 3D PRINTING NEWS TECH NEWS 3D printers Large Scale Additive Manufacturing LSAM Thermwood

Including Trademarks & Copyrights in Your Intellectual Property Strategy

3D Innovations

With World IP Day coming up on April 26 th , and the theme being “Taking your Ideas to Market”, we thought that we would dive into the world of intellectual property strategy by talking about two commonly overlooked areas by entrepreneurs and startups.

Michelle Boucher Speaks at Big Lever’s Momentum 2021 Symposium (Virtual Event)

Tech Clarity

What role should feature-based Product Line Engineering (PLE) play in a digital transformation strategy? On May 11-12, 2021, Big Lever will be holding their Momentum 2021 Symposium and this question will be the underlying theme of the event.

3D Printing Steps in to Aid Semiconductor Industry’s Faltering Supply Chains

3DPrint.com

At this point in its evolution, additive manufacturing (AM) is growing far beyond the aerospace sector that kickstarted its adoption for end part production. It is being incorporated into. View the entire article via our website.

Matching PDM Vault Users to the Right Client

Modern Tech

SOLIDWORKS PDM client types determine the level of access each person can have to the Vault. Do you have your Vault users set up with the right client type? Choosing the right license and number of licenses for your company's needs can be a difficult and costly task.

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How SOLIDWORKS Helped Design a Belly Racer: Part Two

The Solidworks Blog

In the first Belly Racer blog Paul Cameron was introduced. I came to know Paul through the Tucker Carioca project we were collaborating on. The Carioca is an ongoing project and I’ll be blogging about it sometime in the future.

India’s Finance Minister Virtually Inaugurates India’s First 3D Printed House

Manufactur3D Mag

India’s Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman virtually inaugurated India’s First 3D printed house in IIT Madras campus in Chennai.

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3 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Unexpected

3D Innovations

The past year has shown us that a pandemic can halt global manufacturing, a cargo ship can block a canal causing a logistics nightmare and consumer demand can change overnight. These three events have one thing in common, they were all unexpected.

MDX-50: Interview With A Senior Sales Engineer

Purple Platypus

The MDX-50 is a CNC milling machine. It has advanced capabilities that are simple. The MDX-50 reduces operation time and simplifies production so users of all abilities can create functional parts.

Nikon Buys Metal 3D Printing Startup Morf3D

3DPrint.com

This was not a merger and acquisition that Executive Editor Joris Peels predicted, but we can give him props for anticipating that Nikon might aid in the breakup of Renishaw. The post Nikon Buys. View the entire article via our website.

How to Access SOLIDWORKS for Free

Modern Tech

There are a number of business cases for which you may need access to SOLIDWORKS. Although there is no free version of SOLIDWORKS out there for you to download, there are a number of solutions that may be able to help you without having to purchase the software.

How SOLIDWORKS Visualize Helped P1 Evo Make it to BattleBots

The Solidworks Blog

My name is Brandon Zalinsky and I am the Captain and Manager of Aberrant Robotics, LLC, a New Hampshire company that builds combat robots. I have been building fighting robots since 2015 and competing on the Discovery Channel TV show BattleBots since 2019.

Malaysian Islands to Harness Construction 3D Printing Innovation

Manufactur3D Mag

BiodiverCity, the brainchild of architect Bjarke Ingels' company BIG, will raise the standard of infrastructure on the Malaysian Islands using construction 3D printing technology around the world.

5 Benefits of a Growth Mindset for Entrepreneurs

3D Innovations

A growth mindset for entrepreneurs is a must. We have all heard about growth mindset when it comes to students and their education, however this mindset stretches far beyond school and is extremely advantageous for entrepreneurs as well.

Glass Art, A Hurricane & A ProtoMAX

Purple Platypus

On the beautiful island of St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Mitchell Larsen Studio employs the new OMAX ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet in the process of their glass art creations.

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Ti-42Nb: A New Alloy for 3D Printed Orthopedics and Dental Implants

3DPrint.com

Ti-42Nb is a new alloy on the 3D printing orthopedics block and it might yet shake things up. The material, which is being offered by Tanoibis’ AMtrinsic brand (formerly H.C. The post. View the entire article via our website.

PLM for the Medical Device Digital Thread (buyer’s guide)

Tech Clarity

How can PLM enable medical device companies to streamline engineering and create digital continuity with a cohesive medical device digital thread? What should they look for in a PLM solution to improve closed-loop quality and patient outcomes while meeting complex, regional compliance demands?

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Validate Designs for Life with 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

Why is durability important? Usually, when companies think about using simulation, they think about increasing product strength and stiffness while reducing weight. However, this approach neglects a pervasive failure mode that is readily calculated: metal fatigue.

Sugar Lab develops 3D Printed Candies for Cinco de Mayo

Manufactur3D Mag

Sugar Lab 3D, the world's first true digital bakery, created a new assortment of intricate 3D printed candies to celebrate an annual celebration held on 5th of May. APPLICATION 3D Printed Candies chocolate bonbons Cinco de Mayo culinary printer digital bakery powdered sugar Sugar Lab

What is xShape and How Does it Work?

Modern Tech

xShape is an exciting cloud-based subdivision modeling tool available through the 3D EXPERIENCE platform. xShape allows users to generate smooth, freeform shapes in 3D using a workflow that feels more like sculpting than CAD modeling.

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