April, 2021

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.

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.

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

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


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.

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.

Stratasys J55 prints outstanding colour gradients, clearly showing stress points on your FEA models

Javelin Tech Tips

The Stratasys J55 printer brings expanded capabilities to the Polyjet desktop series of office friendly printers. Learn more by reading TechTalk: Javelin’s Professional Services team impressed with Stratasys J55 3D printer for product development. Gradient Colours on your 3D Prints.

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.

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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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A Movable 3D Printing Build Platform to Reduce Waste and Save Time

Manufactur3D Mag

Researchers at USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed a movable 3D printing build platform to reduce waste and save time. 3D PRINTERS 3D PRINTING NEWS TECH NEWS 3D Printing Build Platform Movable Build Platform research University of Southern California USC Viterbi Yong Chen

Fabbrix Introduces New ELEMENTO v2.1 for Industrial, Large-Format FFF 3D Printing


Italian 3D printer manufacturer Fabbrix introduced the second update to its ELEMENTO 3D printer series last summer, and now it’s back with another update: the ELEMENTO v2.1. This updated, View the entire article via our website.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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 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.

Lithoz Introduces Entry-Level Ceramics 3D Printer CeraFab Lab L30


Lithoz has been commercializing the 3D printing of ceramics for 10 years. Also an AM Ventures investment and, recently, involved in a pharma production solution for vaccines, the Austrian. View the entire article via our website.

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.

Flying Into the Future with 3D Printed Drones

Shapeways Blog

Kespry’s drone, featuring a 3D printed cover prototyped and produced with Shapeways. Image source: Kespry. Imagine an evening when it seems completely normal to walk the dog and see drone traffic flying overhead, lit up against the familiar starry landscape of the night sky.

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.

What Materials Should You Use For 3D Printing? The Choice Is Yours.


You’ve got a great idea, you’ve drawn it out, and you’d love to see it come to life through 3D printing. But what material should you choose?

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

JEOL Unveils New Electron Beam Metal 3D Printer


The metal 3D printing industry is experiencing serious waves. If it isn’t new entrants introducing unprecedented quality, then it’s stalwarts unveiling unprecedented numbers of lasers, while. View the entire article via our website.

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.

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.

Building Customized Industrial-scale Additive Manufacturing Platforms with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Jason Miller and Andrew McCalip founded Cosine Additive Inc. in 2014 in Houston, Texas, to establish the 3D printing industry’s first industrial-scale additive manufacturing platform.

BotFactory Bridges the Gap: 3D Printing PCBs from the Desktop

Shapeways Blog

BotFactory began in a Brooklyn apartment, generating a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015 that raised enough money to produce the Squink.

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.

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


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.

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.

Propel Your Startup with the Right Engineering Partner

Modern Tech

It would be impossible to overstate the degree to which the COVID pandemic has challenged our norms. Although not talked about as frequently, it is painfully obvious that it has affected the entrepreneur communities as well.

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.

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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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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PrintParts Adds 20 Markforged Onyx 3D Printers, Triples Production


Additive manufacturing (AM) service and technology company PrintParts has been rapidly expanding its capacity to meet customer demand for low to mid-volume end-use part production. The expansion. View the entire article via our website.

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.