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.

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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.

2018 3D Printing Industry Awards winners announced

3D Printing Industry

The 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards brought together the leaders of the additive manufacturing world, academic pioneers and many of the major figures in the 3D printing industry. Now in its second year, the awards are unique in many ways – including the public voting system used to select the winners. Over 150 guests representing […].

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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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

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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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.

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

3D printed kidneys save life of two-year-old child

3D Printing Industry

Surgeons at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, have worked with Stratasys’ 3D printing to support the first successful larger-than-average adult kidney transplantation from father to son. The high-risk procedure was performed with the help of two, true-to-life, 3D printed models, which proved vital to surgical preparation. The case of Dexter Clark Two-year-old […]. Medical & Dental 3D modelling healthcare BioMimics Brendan Clark Dexter Clark Guy’s and St.

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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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.

New York Architecture Firm Uses 3D Printing to Create Beautiful Concrete Molds for Building Restoration

Architecture and engineering firm EDG, based in New York, designs new buildings, renovations, and restoration projects. Now, the company is investigating the different capabilities that 3D printing. View the entire article via our website.

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 ?

5D Printing: A New Branch Of Additive Manufacturing


3D printing has already been around for quite a few yea […]. The post 5D Printing: A New Branch Of Additive Manufacturing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Interview: Dr. Adrian Bowyer on the 10th anniversary of RepRap

3D Printing Industry

Today is the official anniversary of RepRap. At 3D Printing Industry we are marking the occasion with a series of interview with those closely linked to the project. If you’ve used a desktop FFF 3D printer the chances are that the RepRap project has influenced the design of the hardware or software. “On 29th May […]. 3D Printers Adrian Bowyer Ed Sells RepRap RepRap Project RepRapis10 Vik Olliver

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.

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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Layla the Rhino's Surgery Goes Smoothly Thanks to Some Help from 3D Printing

Layla, a seven-year-old, 2,300-pound black rhino at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, hasn’t been feeling so well lately. Anyone who has ever suffered from an impacted molar, like Layla has been, View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d printed medical model 3D printed surgical model 3D printing to help endangered animals Brookfield Zoo ct scan endangered species NeuroLogica rhinoceros TeraRecon veterinary medicine whiteclouds

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.

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

Limbitless Solutions begins first-of-its-kind clinical trials for 3D printed arms

3D Printing Industry

This week Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit organization based at the University of Central Florida (UCF), began “the first U.S. clinical trial of bionic arms for children produced on 3D printers.” ” A landmark moment for all parties involved, the trials will determine whether Limitbless prosthesis can be certified by […].

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.

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Product Design: Need v. Want in a Design

3D Innovations

Product design is a delicate balance between what the entrepreneur wants the product to be and what the end-user actually needs. Need v. Want comes up in our everyday life, and it is no different when you are designing a product for consumers.

Makers for Heroes Make-a-Thon Uses 3D Printing to Help Veterans Get Their Lives Back

A 33-year-old veteran named Zarita used to love to dance, but since her injury in a car accident on the way to her duty station, she has suffered from dizziness and loss of balance, leaving her. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d printed assistive devices 3d printing for veterans assistive devices Challenge America Makers for Heroes Make-a-Thon RESTART stratasys Stratasys CSR Stratasys' Corporate Social Responsibility Tikkum Olam Makers

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.

3D Printed Prosthetics: 8 Incredible Animal Prostheses


We know how 3D printing is implemented on many differen […]. The post 3D Printed Prosthetics: 8 Incredible Animal Prostheses appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Thanks to MIT and Harvard brains can now be 3D printed by the pixel

3D Printing Industry

A collaboration between MIT’s Mediated Matter Lab and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has yielded an image processing method that makes 3D printing patient-specific medical models a cinch. While accurate, and ready-sliced for 3D printing, manually processing MRI and CT scan data is a laborious process, typically done over the course […].

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.

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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Another First in India: 3D Printed Titanium Implant Helps Man Regain Mobility

Amit Bhanot of India was, in his own words, “a perfectly normal kid who enjoyed bicycling, playing cricket and other sports” until 1991, when he began feeling a sharp pain in his groin. View the entire article via our website.

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