May, 2018

You’re Welcome to Break my Endmill – 2 minute read

“There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure” – Colin Powell. Here is a practical way to learn. Fail and fail quickly.

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Design for AM in Montreal

Wohlers Talk

Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) is a key to unlocking the power of AM. Neglecting to understand its importance may present a problem for companies hoping to tap into the technology’s potential.

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LBRY 3D Printing and Design Contest - Win some Cryptocurrency!

DIY 3D Printing

I wrote about LBRY before as a great possibility to decentralize your DIY projects and keep them out of corporate controlled platforms. Here is one example of archery project uploaded by Juleah. LBRY just announced a small 3D printing and 3D design contest with cryptocurrency rewards.

The Magic Behind Holywood Blockbusters Using SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Every designer knows that careful attention to detail on their designs is important to ensure the manufacturing team can build the best product possible. However, in Hollywood, a lot can be done with special effects and CGI alone so what if there is no a physical manufacturing?

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.

5 Awesome Beginner’s 3D Design Programs

Shapeways Blog

3D printing your creations with Shapeways is easy, but designing your 3D models can get a little bit tricky. Fret not! We’ve compiled a list five design software that are used extensively in the 3D printing world which you can start using today, regardless of your skill or budget.

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More Trending

Don’t Trade Your Bandsaw For a Metal 3D Printer- 1 Minute Read

Most of us believe that new technology replaces old. New CNC machine in, old Bridgeport out. But did you know that your old dusty bandsaw might become one of your most valuable machines next to a Metal 3D Printer? I did not. I never realized how dependent Metal 3D Printing is on old technology.

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Small Batch Production at Avid

Wohlers Talk

Note: Ray Huff, intern at Wohlers Associates, authored the following. Two weeks ago, I visited Avid Product Development , a design, prototyping, and small batch manufacturing firm in Loveland, Colorado.

Preparing Files for 3D Printing: File-Fixing Terminology Explanation and Checklist


Creating a model for 3D printing can be somewhat intimidating at first. In this blog post, we will cover some essential tips designers should keep in mind to get a stunning 3D print. Sticking to this checklist will make sure that your 3D model is perfectly prepared to be 3D printed.

Keep On (Monster) Truckin’: Building Begins

The Solidworks Blog

When the SOLIDWORKS team was introduced to the Magic Wheelchair organization at Maker Faire , we found our new design-make project! Magic Wheelchair builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs at no cost to families.

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Contest Alert! Project of the Year 2018.

3D Perspectives

Project of the Year is an annual student competition held by our Academia department. Students from around the world submit their projects created with any Dassault Systèmes solution for a chance to win one of fourteen prizes.

3D printed clothes: Top 7 of the best projects


At Sculpteo, we know that additive manufacturing and fa […]. The post 3D printed clothes: Top 7 of the best projects appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

5 Ways to Make Money with 3D Printing

Shapeways Blog

Whether you’re launching a new startup, looking to grow your current business, or just trying to make some extra cash on the side, 3D printing has a lot to offer. At Shapeways the opportunities are endless ?

Chicken VR at the Maker Faire

Tales of a 3D Printer

One week ago, we loaded our rented van with kids, chicken crafts, and our HTC Vive, and headed off to the San Mateo Maker Faire. Sunday night we returned with far fewer button-making materials, tired and happy kids, and an Editor's Choice blue ribbon!

Turning Mathematics into Colorful 3D-Printed Art


Francesco de Comité is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Lille (France). He has a degree in Maths and a PhD in Computer Science, and his research focuses on the representation of mathematical concepts in real life with renders, 3D prints or ‘physical objects’.

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Ed Gebo Weighs in on His Experience With xDesign

The Solidworks Blog

We had the opportunity to speak with Ed Gebo after this year’s SOLIDWORKS World to discuss his role in the development of SOLIDWORKS xDesign. One Door Closes, Another Opens. There is much to be said for the phrase “One door closes and another opens.”

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Lithium Mining and Electric Vehicles: Powering Innovation and a Greener Future

3D Perspectives

The future of transportation is increasingly greener, with jurisdictions around the world aiming to significantly grow the number of electric vehicles traversing the streets. In the state of California, an ambitious target has been set to reach 5.5

Molecular 3D printer: 3D printing is going further


3D printing is the perfect method to 3D print your proj […]. The post Molecular 3D printer: 3D printing is going further appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Print Like a Pro: 4 Things to Know When Uploading to Shapeways

Shapeways Blog

When you print something on Shapeways, we want to keep things as simple for you as possible. We always strive to improve, and the insights we get from reaching out to you are invaluable in that journey.

Loudest Bluetooth Speakers of 2018

3D Printing Hub

There is a rich variety of choice when it comes to the loudest Bluetooth speakers and in this buying guide we have located the best options across different price categories.

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How to Choose the Perfect Wall Thickness for 3D Printing


Since each 3D printing material and 3D model is different, choosing the right wall thickness for 3D printing can be confusing. Yet, keeping these simple tips in mind will ensure that you won’t receive an unpleasant surprise and the walls of your object will have just the minimum thickness they need.

Eric Beatty’s Intro to SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The Solidworks Blog

Like many others, I was very excited by the announcement of SOLIDWORKS xDesign at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas. I had played with other cloud CAD offerings but, being a diehard SOLIDWORKS user, I was holding out for its solution.

Celebrating Student Innovation and the Design Process With AET Labs And GrabCAD

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In today’s technology-driven classrooms where student innovation is highlighted, text books have been replaced with Chromebooks, classroom designs are flexible and modular and hands-on, project-based learning (PBL) has become the new standard teaching method.

3D printing in the medical industry: The 3D printed knee replacement


3D printing is becoming more and more used in the medic […]. The post 3D printing in the medical industry: The 3D printed knee replacement appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. Applications

5 Steps to Turn Your Projects Into Products

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways makes it easy to take that 3D model you’ve been tinkering with and release it into the world, but turning your side-project into something people want to buy can still feel a little overwhelming. It might be scary, but it’s been done before and you can do it to.

General Public Uses 3D Printing to Make Art Accessible to the General Public

The word “democratization” is often used when it comes to 3D printing. The technology democratizes creation and production, allowing people to create and customize their own products. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printed Art 3D Printing 3D printed art reproduction 3d printed paintings art reproduction Fujifilm General Public Portia de Rossi Synograph Synography

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3D Design for Beginners: Paint 3D Tutorial


At i.materialise we work to make 3D design and 3D printing more approachable for everybody. That’s why we have been partnering with Microsoft.

Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Mechs

The Solidworks Blog

Over a decade ago, longtime SOLIDWORKS user Jonathan Tippett had an idea for a new union between man and machine; a human experience that would combine a driver’s skill with a machine’s superior power. That idea was mech racing and Prosthesis is his idea realized. Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Tippet.

NickelBot – Complete


The NickelBot is complete and it works great. The goal of the project was to create an easily portable machine that creates low cost items that could be given away at events like Maker Faires. I think it has completely achieved that goal. The nickels are purchased from Amazon and cost about $0.08

3D printed kidney: What is actually possible?


The use of 3D printing in the medical sector keeps grow […]. The post 3D printed kidney: What is actually possible? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Your Friendly Neighborhood SpideyPlanet Interview

Shapeways Blog

The Shapeways team was so excited when we saw all the buzz around one of our creators Yuri Schuurkes and his spot-on Spider-Man costume. His passion was so evident and his work so meticulous that we reached out to learn more about what inspired him to become the creator he is today.

SME Releases Medical Additive Manufacturing 2018 Annual Report

Additive Manufacturing

Industry Collaboration Leads to Extraordinary Strides in Growth. DEARBORN, Mich., 25, 2018) – SME today announced the release of the Medical AM3DP 2018 Annual Report at SME’s RAPID + TCT event in Fort Worth.

Which 3D Printed Resin Is Right for You?


Are you thinking about 3D printing in resin? Would you like to know more about the technology behind 3D printing in resin? Or you just can’t figure out which one of our five resins to choose? Then this blog post is perfect for you! The Technology: Stereolithography.

3D Printing – What Comes Next?

The Solidworks Blog

3D printing is here to stay – and there’s no sitting around waiting for the resin to dry. The evolution of the modern production marvel is progressing at a rapid rate. Science never sleeps, after all. Since its 1980s inception , 3D printing has come a long way.