Sat.Oct 06, 2018 - Fri.Oct 12, 2018

AM in the U.S. Military

Wohlers Talk

I had the great privilege of spending most of last Thursday at the Pentagon, and what I learned was encouraging. The U.S. Department of Defense has advanced its use of additive manufacturing beyond what I had anticipated.

Qatar’s first conjoined twin separation surgery made possible by 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

Sidra Medicine, a specialist medical facility, has announced a successful outcome for a complex medical procedure. A nine-hour operation to separate conjoined twins, Hamad and Tamim, was the culmination of months work by a team of more than 150 medical and support staff.

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Boeing and Thermwood Partnership to Demonstrate New 3D Printing Technology

Additive Manufacturing

Boeing and Thermwood Corporation have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X program. The project is demonstrating that additive manufacturing is ready to produce production quality tooling for the aerospace industry.

NEW Podcast with BattleBots 2018 Champion

The Solidworks Blog

SPOILER ALERT! If you didn’t watch the BattleBots finals this past Friday, you may want to before reading this blog…. This past Friday night, I watched the BattleBots final four battle it out for the 2018 BattleBots Championship at the WPI University Watch Party supporting Team Bite Force.

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.

The Benefits of Using 3D Printing Technology in Education

3D Innovations

The new school year is underway and social media is buzzing with fantastic projects that teachers have created to get their students involved as active learners—one big way involves 3D printing.

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Recreating a Virtual City with Multicolor 3D Printing

i.materialise

Brace Yourself Games is an indie video game studio based in Vancouver, Canada. For the upcoming launch of their new city building simulation game, “Industries of Titan” , they wanted to present their concept in a more original way – and used 3D printing to bring the game to life!

What to Look for When Hiring a SOLIDWORKS Engineer or Designer

The Solidworks Blog

With the economy picking up in the Gulf Coast region as well as in other parts of the country, we’ve received many questions from companies that use SOLIDWORKS, wanting to know how to find and hire the right engineers and designers to feed their growing demand.

Robot Factory Introduces the Sliding-3D Conveyor Belt 3D Printer for Uninterrupted 3D Printing

3DPrint.com

Later this week at Maker Faire Rome, Italy-based Robot Factory will be presenting its new Sliding-3D system, which uses a conveyor belt as an essentially limitless build platform. The company is only. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing Featured Stories 3d printing build platform 3d printing sustainably biodegradable plastic conveyor belt desktop 3D printer infinite build maker faire rome new 3d printer robot factory Sliding-3D

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Researchers 3D print objects that can communicate without electronics

3D Printing Industry

Scientists at the University of Washington (UW), have developed self-tracking 3D printed devices that can provide analytics without using batteries or electronics.

3D printing in pediatrics: Saving lives using additive manufacturing

Sculpteo

3D printing is more and more used in the medical sector […]. The post 3D printing in pediatrics: Saving lives using additive manufacturing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Be Part of the Growing Community Testing SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The Solidworks Blog

Every week we’ve been sharing blog posts about SOLIDWORKS xDesign showcasing some of the projects our interns and Hackathon participants developed with the software. Now it’s your chance … the public Lighthouse program for xDesign is underway.

Thermwood and Boeing Make Large 3.6 Meter 3D Printed 777X Program Tooling Part

3DPrint.com

Thermwood and Boeing have announced that they’ve made a large 3D printed composite part for Boeing’s 777X program. The Thermwood’s LSAM technology was used to make a 20% carbon. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printed compostites 777-8 777x abs abs composites airbus bead board boeing CFRP composites LSAM tooling Vertical Layer Print VLP

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UCL researchers develop asphalt 3D printer capable of repairing roads

3D Printing Industry

Researchers from University College London (UCL) have created an asphalt 3D printer designed to repair cracks and potholes in roads. The material properties of 3D printed asphalt are tunable, and combined with the flexibility and efficiency of the printing platform, this technique offers a compelling new design approach to the maintenance of infrastructure,” the researchers […]. Construction Adam Wojcika Mark Miodownik Richard J. Jackson University College London

Authorship Transformation in AEC Projects

3D Perspectives

Excerpted from Expanding Authorship: Project Delivery in the Post-Digital Era by Adam Modesitt. Download the full white paper: Expanding Authorship : Optimize BIM for Integrated Engineering, Design, and Construction Management.

Get Advice from the Experts at the CAD Manager’s Boot Camp at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Are you a CAD manager? It’s a tough job. We know. That’s why we will be bringing together the most experienced SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Engineers for the CAD Manager’s Boot Camp on Sunday, February 10th, 2019.

Researchers Evaluate 3D Printability of Different Types of Concrete

3DPrint.com

To 3D print concrete, several parameters must be met. It must be able to be extruded through a nozzle, hold its shape once deposited, and also be able to hold up under the weight of successive. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed concrete concrete 3d printing construction 3d printing

NASA tests new antibacterial 3D printing filament

3D Printing Industry

NASA is testing the suitability of an antibacterial 3D printer filament for use in future space missions. The filament is made by Copper3D, a Chilean company with a base in the USA. The study, conducted in association with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, aims to overcome the health challenges faced by NASA astronauts in […]. Research Andrés Acuña Copper3d Daniel Martínez Jorge Zuniga Nasa NASA 3D printing NASA Nebraska Space Grant PLACTIVE University of Nebraska at Omaha

ANSYS and Granta Design Collaborate to Empower Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Combination of simulation and materials information management provides vital insights to reduce trial and error. Cambridge, UK – October 3, 2018.

The ultimate guide to designing 3D printed interlocking parts

Sculpteo

With 3D printing technologies, the design freedom is ju […]. The post The ultimate guide to designing 3D printed interlocking parts appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

The Oasis 3DP Brings Open Source Binder Jetting to Makers

3DPrint.com

The 2018 Hackaday Prize will soon be wrapping up, and as always, the contest has yielded some wonderfully innovative and promising ideas. One entry, submitted by Yvo de Haas, aims to make binder. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing Binder Jetting Hackaday Prize 2018 Oasis 3DP open source 3d printers

Rolls-Royce Advance3 engine to “pioneer” aerospace with 3D printing and advanced materials

3D Printing Industry

Rolls-Royce has announced that 3D printing is leading the way for the next generation of aircraft engines. The Advance3 engine will form the core of the company’s UltraFan engine design, scheduled for launch in 2025. The Advance3 engine uses 3D printing, or Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), to make some of the 20,000 components. Also included […]. Aerospace Advance3 Rolls Royce Rolls-Royce Advance3

IoT is not enough; you need IoE

3D Perspectives

As you likely know, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices embedded with sensors, actuators, electronics and software that enables vehicles, home appliances, industrial machines and many other items to connect and exchange data.

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SME, Arconic Foundation Release 2018 Manufacturing Compensation Report

Additive Manufacturing

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., 4, 2018 — SME , in partnership with Arconic Foundation and the SME Education Foundation , today released the 2018 Manufacturing Compensation Report.

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Further Develop 3D Printing for Aerospace Manufacturing

3DPrint.com

Aerospace company Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, has become a prominent user of 3D printing. Its 3D printed innovations include propulsion tanks and parts for. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Aerospace 3D Printing Business artificial intelligence Lockheed Martin missiles Office of Naval Research

3D printed glass-ceramics earmarked for hardy medical microdevices

3D Printing Industry

Researchers at Vilnius University, Lithuania, have succeeded in 3D printing glass-ceramics on a nanoscopic scale. Strong and potentially fluorescent or superconductive, these amorphous materials, and their fabrication via additive manufacturing, facilitates the creation of tailor-made quantum dots and unlocks new potential in microdevice manufacturing. Examples of such devices include microrobots or microfluidic chips used in medical research. […].

Stratasys Employee Perspectives: Materials Engineer Emily Hunt

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Emily Hunt is an Associate Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer who works to bring new 3D printing materials from ideation to creation. An avid problem solver that enjoys working with teams to overcome unique challenges, she attended school at the Michigan Technological University, obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering.

Interview: Meet one of the 3D printing creators, Jean-Claude André

Sculpteo

Do you know that 3D printing has been created by three […]. The post Interview: Meet one of the 3D printing creators, Jean-Claude André appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Take That, Quagga Mussels: Student Turns an Invasive Species into 3D Printer Filament

3DPrint.com

The quagga mussel is an invasive species that has caused a great deal of trouble in the Great Lakes. It’s an aggressive creature, native to eastern Europe, that kills other species, breeds. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printer filament 3D printing entrepreneurs filabot invasive species quagga mussels Z-Spools

Ease-Link’s electric vehicle charger gears up with igus’ help

3D Printing Industry

Easelink, the Austrian developers of an electric vehicle charging system, is working with igus, an international advanced polymer supplier. The Austrian company is the developer of an automated conductive charging technology they call Matrix Charging.

3D Scanner Technology to Reverse Engineer a Custom Mouse Case

Modern Tech

3D scanning is an increasingly popular technology and is mostly used for reverse engineering and quality assurance.

Valoptim and Sculpteo: 3D printing architectural models for customers!

Sculpteo

3D printing is well used for architecture. We can see t […]. The post Valoptim and Sculpteo: 3D printing architectural models for customers! appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Researchers Develop a Low-Cost Metal 3D Printer Using MIG Welding

3DPrint.com

Metal 3D printing, although it has gone down in cost, is still quite expensive. This limits access to the technology for small and medium-sized businesses, meaning that many applications go untried. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing low-cost 3d printers metal 3d printer mig welding Prusa i3 welding

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NAVSEA approves first metal 3D printed shipboard component for U.S. Navy

3D Printing Industry

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has approved the first 3D printed part, a prototype drain strainer orifice (DSO) assembly, for shipboard installation. “This install marks a significant advancement in the Navy’s ability to make parts on demand and combine NAVSEA’s strategic goal of on-time delivery of ships and submarines while maintaining a […].