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.

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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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.

Recreating a Virtual City with Multicolor 3D Printing


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!

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

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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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.

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

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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The ultimate guide to designing 3D printed interlocking parts


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

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.

Watch: Thermwood 3D prints 12 foot aircraft tool for Boeing 777X

3D Printing Industry

Indiana’s Thermwood Corporation, the developer and provider of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) technology, has conducted a joint demonstration program with global aircraft manufacturer Boeing.

Researchers Evaluate 3D Printability of Different Types of Concrete

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

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.

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 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.

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

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

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.

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019 Thumbnail Images

Javelin Tech Tips

It’s even easier in SOLIDWORKS Manage 2019 , to find the files you’re looking for with the addition of SOLIDWORKS Manage Thumbnail Images.

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

The Oasis 3DP Brings Open Source Binder Jetting to Makers

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

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.

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


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

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

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

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

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.

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


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

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

Ultrasonic Wondercutter Device Could Be Used to Cut Away Supports and Finish 3D Printed Parts

Unless you’re dealing with mainly small, handheld items, 3D printed parts rarely look much like their final form while still sitting on the build platform. In order to achieve functional 3D. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Business Cutra Co. Ltd cutting finishing 3D prints Korea marketing ultrasonic Wondercutter

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.

How to Suppress/Disable Equations in different SOLIDWORKS Configurations

Javelin Tech Tips

The ability to configure equations was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2014. This change removed the previous simplified functionality of only suppress/unsuppress equations in different configurations.

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. […].

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

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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Promoting Additive Manufacturing in Construction: Joint Venture for Formnext and TU Darmstadt

Additive Manufacturing

In order to promote the use of additive manufacturing in the construction industry as well, Formnext and the Technical University ( TU ) Darmstadt have agreed on a joint venture.

SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide (Part 3 of 3)

Javelin Tech Tips

Part 3 of our SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide offers steps relating to Windows and hardware. We recommend testing after each step to determine whether it resolved the problem before moving on to another step. Are there any Windows updates pending?

The CAD Interoperability Survival Guide (eBook)

Tech Clarity

How can manufacturers survive when they can’t consolidate on a single CAD format? Is that even a possibility? Given the unavoidable reality of multi-CAD, let’s see if there’s a better way to manage the mayhem without spending so much non-value-added time.

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