June, 2020

WarpSPEE3D Metal 3D Printer Successfully Deployed by Australian Army in Field Exercise


In November of 2019, Melbourne startup SPEE3D announced that the Royal Australian Navy had decided to deploy its patented supersonic 3D deposition technology for super-sized metal 3D printing in. View the entire article via our website.

AM Terminology

Wohlers Talk

Standard terminology for additive manufacturing and 3D printing is critical when communicating. It puts everyone on the “same page” and more accurately conveys thoughts and ideas when conversing, presenting, and publishing.

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Eco Friendly Product Packaging — Paper Pulp

3D Innovations

Eco friendly packaging, especially paper pulp, has made great strides as we all look to shrink our environmental footprint. Paper pulp is made from recycled paper and/or cardboard and is an eco friendly material option for various packaging needs.

30 Years of Innovation: Industry Collaboration Made Multi Jet Fusion a Reality


When Multi Jet Fusion first came on the scene a few years ago in 2016, it made a big splash. The 3D printing world was excited to become acquainted with the much-anticipated technology, also called MJF for short.

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.

Ben Bronz Academy Assisted Learning Device

Modern Tech

TriMech is fortunate to work with clients from Maine to Florida and out to Arkansas, offering a range of engineering solutions. This week's client story showcases how TriMech's Project Engineering Group helped the Ben Bronz Academy with their keyboard devices.

Choosing the Right Cloud PLM (buyer’s guide)

Tech Clarity

What do manufacturers need to know when they select a cloud Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution? Although manufacturers have started to adopt cloud solutions for many aspects of their business, PLM has lagged behind.

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3D-Printed Bike Saddle

Wohlers Talk

On June 3, 2020, Specialized announced the commercial availability of the first 3D-printed cycling saddle, the S-Works Power Saddle with Mirror Technology. A major part of the saddle is crafted with technology from Silicon Valley-based Carbon.

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The Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Production Manufacturing

3D Innovations

Production manufacturing will never again look like it did before COVID-19. If there is one thing that history has taught us, it’s that short-term interruptions lead to long-term fundamental shifts. Never before has global manufacturing been halted simultaneously.

5 Tips to Make Your 3D Prints Cheaper


Receiving a high-quality print for an affordable price is the number one concern for most 3D printing enthusiasts. So it’s about time to reveal some simple tricks that can reduce your 3D printing costs enormously. Trick #1: Compare 3D Printing Materials. Each material comes with its own price.

Introducing a new Workshop to solve your SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly and Drawing Issues

Javelin Tech Tips

Are you experiencing SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly performance issues? We want to help you minimize your SOLIDWORKS Assembly opening time, reduce lag, and maximize efficiency with our new online workshop.

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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.

10 Influential Women in 3D Printing in 2020

Modern Tech

International Women in Engineering Day is June 23! As technology and additive manufacturing improve, women and young girls have become more interested in pursuing an engineering occupation to transform the future.

Drug Response Testing: Bioprinting Scaffold-Free Cardiac Constructs


Researchers have come together to make improvements in cardiac medicine, releasing the details of a recent study in “Drug response analysis for scaffold-free cardiac constructs fabricated using. View the entire article via our website.

Will Machine Learning Will Replace Designers?

The Solidworks Blog

Theoretically speaking, humans learn through past experiences (granted, not always the case, but we have the capacity). Essentially that’s what machine learning algorithms do. Consider the smart assistants powered by artificial intelligence (AI) on smartphones or in living rooms or kitchens.

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Innovation & Disruption | Developing New PPE Products

3D Innovations

Change brings opportunity, and we have seen many entrepreneurs branching out into the realm of new PPE products due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Miniature, 3D-Printed City Hall of Antwerp Shows off Every Last Detail


The city hall of Antwerp is one of the city’s architectural crown jewels. Dating back from the 16 th century, it hadn’t undergone significant restoration for the last 60 years, and the grand old building was starting to show signs of its age.

Our SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update Training Course has been Updated!

Javelin Tech Tips

Our SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update Training Course has been recently updated to include new best practices and features included with the latest release of SOLIDWORKS.

Five Ways TriMech Can Be Your Backup Engineering Resource

Modern Tech

TriMech’s Project Engineering Group (PEG) is a flexible team of knowledgeable and experienced engineers with access to the latest tools in the market. No matter what stage of your engineering project you’re in, the PEG team is available.

Collaborative Research to Develop Custom, 3D-Printed Nitinol Stents for Children


The use of stents for treating children with congenital heart disease is challenging. This is one of the reasons why the annual number of stent procedures in these cases remains. The post. View the entire article via our website.

F120 vs. F170: Understanding The Stratasys F123 Series

Purple Platypus

The F123 Series: Making FDM Accessible. Whether you’re looking for draft-concept iterations or high-quality functional prototypes, the Stratasys F123 Series printers are perfect for your needs.

How to Turn Your Product Idea into a Startup

3D Innovations

It may not seem like right now is the best time to develop your product idea and start a new business, but it can be. That idea you have been thinking about for months could be the next big startup. Microsoft, Airbnb, Disney, FedEx and GE were all started during economic turmoil and downturns.

Massive 3D-Printed Replica of a Legendary WWI Ship Makes Waves


Nestled along the coast of Belgium is the mostly open-air Raversyde in Ostend with its bunkers, observation posts, and subterranean corridors.

Using SOLIDWORKS Online License Offline

Javelin Tech Tips

Did you know that you can use your SOLIDWORKS online license offline when you have limited access to the internet? SOLIDWORKS online licencing is a very powerful tool that provides you with management and control of your standalone licenses.

When Do I Need SOLIDWORKS Routing?

Modern Tech

Routing is an add-in to SOLIDWORKS Premium that allows engineers and designers to create routed systems easily and automatically.

BMW Opens €15 Million Additive Manufacturing Campus


BMW Group has opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus, which combines 3D printing for research, prototyping and series parts production in a single facility. The €15 million investment is. View the entire article via our website.

30 on 3D: Sectioning Parts In Materialise Magics – Part Two

Purple Platypus

In this edition of 30 on 3D, Senior R&D Engineer, Peter Montgomery, explains how to use advanced sectioning features in Materialise Magics. If you missed the previous episode, where we explain how to use the basic sectioning tool in Magics, be sure to check it out prior to watching this video.

Executive Strategies for Long-Term Business Success 2020+ (Survey Invitation)

Tech Clarity

How do leading companies develop their products, services, workforce, and business for long-term, sustainable business success? Please take 10 to 15 minutes to fill out this short survey to share your perspective. As a thank you, we’ll send you a free copy of the report summarizing our findings.

How 3D Printing in Aluminum Really Works


We’d like to give you an insight into how 3D printing in Aluminum really works. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the technology and inform you about all the details you’ve always wanted to know. The Technology: Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS).

The most popular plastic injection molding materials

3E Rapid Prototyping

Injection molding is the most widely used manufacturing process for plastic parts. So it’s no surprise that there are many plastics available for injection molding, all of which are available in pellet form. Moldable plastics range from highly durable polycarbonate to impact-resistant ABS.

Surprising Ways a Healthcare Department Can Use 3D Printing

Modern Tech

3D printing has been in use in the medical industry for years. Most people have seen prosthetics that have been 3D printed.

NP Swabs Prove 3D Printing’s Scalability and Speed-to-Market Advantages


A year ago, if you would have asked anyone in our industry what they thought might be a future killer application, it’s highly doubtful that anyone would have replied with, The post NP Swabs. View the entire article via our website.

30 on 3D: Adding Fillets To STL Files In Materialise Magics

Purple Platypus

On this edition of 30 on 3D, Senior R&D Engineer, Peter Montgomery, explains how to add a fillet or a radius to an STL file in Materialise Magics. Prior to this capability being released, the process of adding a radius to an STL file was labor intensive. Now, the process is simple.

How to Go from Product Designer to Business Owner [Podcast]

The Solidworks Blog

“ Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”. Steve Jobs. Do you love what you do?

Why Strategy Matters to Industry 4.0 Success (eBook)

Tech Clarity

What step are many companies missing to ensure their Industry 4.0 initiatives succeed? Why Strategy Matters to Industry 4.0 Success discusses the importance of enterprise strategy. The right strategy makes even pilot projects more likely to live up to their potential.

BattleBots Team HyperShock Prepares to Dominate the Battle Arena With Purpose-Built Xometry Parts


Hypershock used Xometry’s CNC machining, urethane casting, and 3D printing services to build this season’s BattleBot. The team is positioned to succeed with a robot made up of precision parts