December, 2017

Cape Town on Dec. 23

DIY 3D Printing

I’ll be stretching things quite far to attach “construction marketing ideas” meaning to our visit to Cape Town in South Africa a few days before Christmas. Of course, in this part of the world, summer has just started — and there is a local drought.

The Future of 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

Like many, I’m intrigued by the prospects of the future. For 30 years, I have put thought into the developments and applications of additive manufacturing and 3D printing—terms that are used interchangeably.

What engineers wanted to know about additive manufacturing in 2017

Leslie's Blog

It’s the end of 2017. Retrospection is in vogue at this time. So, in case you were wondering what stories interested your fellow colleagues; we have a list. These were the most read stories on Make Parts Fast during 2017. A few trends pop out from this list.

SIMULIA Simulation Engineer: Try out a new workflow for SOLIDWORKS users

The Solidworks Blog

We would like to invite SOLIDWORKS users who are interested in additional nonlinear simulation capabilities to join a lighthouse beta program and try the new SIMULIA Simulation Engineer.

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.

Student to commercialize anti-epilepsy contact lenses using 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

New Zealand student Logan Williams has invented a set of 3D printed “Polar Optics” contact lenses that have the potential to protect sufferers of photosensitive epilepsy from seizures. Williams, who is an MSc applied psychology student from the University of Canterbury, was inspired to create the Polar Optics lenses after learning about the adverse side-effects […]. Medical & Dental Logan Williams Luxexcel New Zealand Ministry of Health Polar Optics University of Canterbur

Announcing the Winners of the Valve Design Contest!

Shapeways Blog

We’re excited to announce the winners of our Valve Design Contest ! After starting our landmark partnership with Valve , we wanted to find and discover the best Valve-inspired products created by the community. The results blew us away!

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This Is How to Create A Website for Your Class Using Google Sites

3D Printing Hub

December 27, 2017 Here is another of our popular posts published in 2017. This is a step by step guide to help teachers create class websites using the new Google Sites. Teachers will more. Repost

Why 3D printed lattices could replace foam

Leslie's Blog

Polyurethane foam chemistry is used in many applications across industry verticals such as automotive, packaging, construction, electronics, bedding, and furniture. But innovations in foam’s comfort, performance, and safety have been evolutionary at best.

Prent Corporation Advances Industry Standards with SOLIDWORKS Solutions

The Solidworks Blog

Is your company always striving to be at the top of its industry? Keeping up with the latest technologies and even creating its own innovations to advance its goals? SOLIDWORKS has some of the greatest customers in the world, so I have little doubt this describes most of you.

Leading 3D printing enterprises respond to FDA guidance for medical sector

3D Printing Industry

3D printing for healthcare and medical applications is an area where significant progress has already been made. The recent statement by FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on 3D printing for the medical sector also reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to a “new era of 3D printing of medical products.” 3D Printing Industry asked some of the […]. Medical & Dental 3D Systems 3DHeals EOS FDA Kate Clancy Kim Torluemke Laura Gilmour Materialise Scott Gottlieb Todd Pietila

The Top 14 QuickBooks Blogs to Read in 2018

3D Innovations

This year, we’re thinking a lot about QuickBooks, and that’s not just to do with our exciting, upcoming acquisition by Intuit. We love checking out content written by our partners, so we thought it was high time we shared a few of our favorite QuickBooks blogs with you!

3D printed car: The future of the automotive industry


When it comes to the automotive industry, additive manu […]. The post 3D printed car: The future of the automotive industry appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. Applications

BioMimics Adoption at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Helps Address Surgical Training Challenges

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Teaching and surgical training for the next generation of surgeons involves a very specific and unique set of challenges that will require innovative and forward-thinking solutions.

Meet Kenny Mok’s Winning RC Car Fleet

Shapeways Blog

Kenny and his ORB Racing FF210. Over the summer, community manager Ruud van den Muijzenberg and I traveled across Europe visiting RC car events. One of the best things about these trips was the incredibly cool people we met along the way.

A New Benchmark for SOLIDWORKS Performance, on the Desktop or on the Go

The Solidworks Blog

Lenovo has just introduced several new workstations built with the SOLIDWORKS® user in mind – the brand new ThinkStation® P520 and compact P520c tower workstations along with the ThinkPad® P52s Ultrabook® mobile workstation.

FDA makes statement concerning the future of 3D printing in medicine

3D Printing Industry

The increasing availability of 3D printed medical devices, like hip implants or cranial plates, and the potential benefits of 3D printed drugs, makes additive manufacturing in healthcare hard to ignore. Committed to assuring the safety of such products, the FDA has been keeping a watchful eye on the technology’s progress, both internally and through the […].

7 Reasons Why Nuclear Waste Is Dangerous

Ever since we have discovered how to harness. the powerful energy contained within the nucleus of an atom, we have been using it – for both positive and negative purposes. Nuclear energy is an affordable, efficient and reliable option of generating power for many countries.

Best Hoverboard Deals for Christmas

3D Printing Hub

Hoverboards are expected to be on the top Christmas gifts this year. Hoverboard have gotten a lot safer and only independently certified hoverboards are allowed to be sold on sites like Amazon. The certification is called UL2272 and it puts hoverboards through a battery of tests.

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Opens a 3D Printing Center of Excellence – Part 1

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital , a non-profit 195-bed inpatient and outpatient pediatric medical center in St.

The Week in 3D Printing: Holograms, Upcycling, No-Electricity Electronics, and Mini Medicals

Shapeways Blog

Holograms and algae became 3D prints, water bottles became filament, we printed off-the-grid IOT devices and bio-computers, and hearing got a new helper — all this week in 3D printing. If Star Trek is going to be real, it’s going to start here.

Changing the Perception of Engineers

The Solidworks Blog

Imagine an engineer. Who are they? What do they look like? What do they do? When prompted, most will picture a bespectacled white male grasping a pencil and a calculator. It’s a perception that’s got to change because it’s a perception that’s costing the industry. Your country needs you.

3D Printing Industry Awards 2018 – Make Your Nomination

3D Printing Industry

The 3D Printing Industry Awards are back for 2018. Winners will be decided by a public vote, and to ensure we get a wide representation that truly represents the diverse, worldwide community of 3D printing we’re inviting you to nominate who should be in the shortlist for each category. The Awards are voted on by […]. Event 3D printing industry awards 3DPIAwards

CCO Opens the Idea Garage for Inspiring B2B and B2C Content Marketing Examples


Some of the best inspirational and engaging content comes from unexpected places. B2B and B2C brands surprise and delight their audiences with relevant, entertaining, or unique content opportunities, from Instagram to YouTube to new digital media partnerships.

AMUG – Fried Vancraen Selected for AMUG Innovators Award

Additive Manufacturing

MILWAUKEE, Wisc., 5, 2017 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group ( AMUG ) today announced Fried Vancraen, founder and CEO of Materialise , as the recipient of its esteemed Innovators Award.

Nylon 12CF Endures the Ultimate Test of Strength in Thule’s Test Center

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

How do you go about incubating products for your brand that help your customers realize and experience their passion for life?

3D Knitting the Future of Customizable, Sustainable Textiles

Shapeways Blog

When you think of 3D printed clothing, you might think of Iris van Herpen , Nervous System , or something similarly futuristic. But did you know that 3D knitting has actually been around since the ’90s? 3D knitting itself has different definitions.

Tired of looking for that perfect Christmas tree – Topology Optimization is the alternative

The Solidworks Blog

From avoiding a trampling at a crowded big box store to enduring awkward conversations with your eggnog-fueled uncle and outlasting an impossibly long line for your kids to cry on Santa’s lap, surviving the holidays is no small feat.

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The Future of 3D Printing by Tibor van Melsem Kocsis, CEO of DiManEx

3D Printing Industry

This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing industry, we’ve invited industry leaders and 3D printing experts to give us their perspective on the next 5 years of 3D printing. Tibor van Melsem Kocsis is the CEO of […]. Insights DiManEx future of 3D printing Tibor van Melsem Kocsis

3D printed watch: is everything possible?


Are horological structures 3D printable? Indeed, additi […]. The post 3D printed watch: is everything possible? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Acoustical Attacks against Hard Drives

Javelin Tech Tips

Interesting destructive attack: " Acoustic Denial of Service Attacks on HDDs ": Abstract : Among storage components, hard disk drives (HDDs) have become the most commonly-used type of non-volatile storage due to their recent technological advances, including, enhanced energy efficacy and significantly-improved areal density.

Our Favorite 3D Printing Stories of the Year  


We are always impressed by the talent of our community and in 2017 you haven’t disappointed us! We wanted to collect some of the 3D printing designs and stories that captivated us this year and we didn’t know where to start. We’re continuously amazed by how skilled and inspiring our users are.

Watching the Universe Grow With James Kincaid, Winner of the Valve Design Contest

Shapeways Blog

With the Valve Design Contest , our creators showed the world what magic is possible when 3D printing meets a partnership with one of the biggest video game publishers on the planet. SO many of you stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park.

Complete the MBE Learning Path at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 and Get a Free CSWP- MBD Exam Voucher

The Solidworks Blog

That’s right. Pick your learning path at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 for a more personalized experience, and if you complete the MBE learning path, you’ll obtain a free CSWP-MBD exam voucher. Just in case you didn’t notice, the SOLIDWORKS World 2018 agenda has gone live.

Aprecia signs pill 3D printing partnership for treatment of rare conditions

3D Printing Industry

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the company behind the first and only FDA approved 3D printed drug Spritam, has entered into an agreement with Cycle Pharmaceuticals Ltd. based in Cambridge, UK. The companies will work together using Aprecia’s binder jet 3D printing to produce orphan drugs for treatment of rare medical conditions. The benefits of 3D printed drugs Aprecia’s […].

Paying It Forward to Foster Innovation

3D Perspectives

As we shared in our recent post about the upcoming CES , our pavilion will feature a Startup Village featuring 12 innovative new companies who are part of our SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs Program and Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Lab.

How to Create a Moana Replica Necklace with SOLIDWORKS and 3D Printing

DASI Solutions

Written by: Enrique Garcia, Application Engineer Last Thanksgiving, we watched the Disney movie Moana and my family couldn’t stop humming the songs.