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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). To print your 3D model in Aluminum, we use Direct Metal Laser Sintering technology (or DMLS). DMLS is an extremely advanced manufacturing technology that uses powdered metals as a base.

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. Automotive 3D Printing Additive Manufacturing Campus automotive 3D printing BMW BMW Group Carbon desktop metal hp

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. This year, we are celebrating ten women who continue to revolutionize the 3D printing industry by educating and inspiring others. 3D Printing

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. Aside from the face shield frames, a lot of ideas have been circling around regarding creating new types of products that focus around PPE (personal protective equipment). Developing PPE products is very similar to developing most other products for consumers when it comes to product development and intellectual property protection.

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.

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. To start, load your part into Magics. Once your part is opened, select “Fillet” from the “Tools” tab. In the fillet pop-up, you can adjust the radius and tolerance.

Continuous Chaotic 3D Printing: Using Chaos Theory to Control Microstructures

Researchers continue to experiment with materials and extrusion techniques, introducing the use of chaotic flows for improved microarchitectures in the recent study, ‘‘Using chaotic advection for. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Chaotic 3D printing Multi-layer 3D printing

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SOLIDWORKS Customer Feedback Survey Out Now

Javelin Tech Tips

If you are a SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service customer you may have recently received a SOLIDWORKS Customer Feedback Survey email in your inbox from with the title “Your success is our goal! Please tell us how you are doing” The email will look something like the screen shot below. This is a legitimate survey and only takes a few minutes to complete.

Figure 4 Isotropic Materials


An isotropic material means a material which has identical values of a property in all directions. Glass and metals are examples of isotropic materials. In 3D printing this is important because the way you orient the part on the build platform could determine whether your part turns out to be strong or weak along a particular direction. 3D printing happens gradually in layers, not all at once like in the case of say injection molding or vaccum casting.

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3D Printing and COVID-19 Update, June 23, 2020: General Motors, Simplify3D

Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing coronavirus covid-19 covid19 General Motors GM Simplify3D

How to Use the PDM File Version Upgrade Tool

Modern Tech

When upgrading SOLIDWORKS and PDM applications to a new version, your existing files remain at the version in which they were created. If they remain this way, it will create delays when opening and reading these files since they will be undergoing conversions when opening. This can be seen as slow system performance, but luckily this doesn't have to remain an issue. In this article, we look at three ways in which you can upgrade your files to their latest version in SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS PDM

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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.

Discover Free DriveWorks Certifications to Improve Your SOLIDWORKS Skills

The Solidworks Blog

Are you looking to build on your knowledge and boost your SOLIDWORKS skills? Discover the range of free DriveWorks Certifications, available to anyone with access to SOLIDWORKS. Embrace design automation techniques to work smarter. Improve your SOLIDWORKS skills and design automation knowledge and use DriveWorks inside SOLIDWORKS to save time, reduce errors and improve quality.

Top 10 Ways Rapid Prototyping Can Save Businesses Time and Money

Shapeways Blog

Additive manufacturing has sparked a wave of innovation. The ability to translate intricate designs into tangible objects quickly and with precision is changing the way businesses operate at multiple levels. It’s not just mature companies with a wealth of resources that are reaping the benefits of 3D printing technology.

Food 3D Printing: 3D-Printed Food for the Elderly Continues with Natural Machines

While the collaboration between Biozoon and FoodJet to 3D print food for the elderly did not yield marketable results, we have learned that progress continues to be made in aiding. The post Food. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D-Printed Food Featured Stories 3d printed food 3D-printed food for the elderly dysphagia food 3d printing foodini Natural Machines

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Configuring the SOLIDWORKS PDM Print Task

Javelin Tech Tips

In SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional , you can configure the Print task provided by the SOLIDWORKS Task Add-in to specify the computer, printer, and print settings to use. The Print task can be configured to run silently when executed or a user who initiates the task can select all or some of the print properties. The Print task can be imported from the PDM installation directory. Import a Task. The Print task to be imported, is located in the PDM installation directory, in the Default Data folder.

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.

Need Help Managing your Issues?

The Solidworks Blog

Remember the old-fashioned way to manage issues and changes? Someone gets a manila folder and walks around the office to get project sign-offs from key people, allowing all stakeholders to make informed decisions before any work is done or any changes are made. Today, every engineer knows that product changes and issues will happen and are necessary—whether they like it or not. Products may change on a day-to-day basis.

What is custom machining and when do you need it?

3E Rapid Prototyping

When it comes to custom parts, there are few faster methods than CNC machining. Thanks to the speed of CAD modeling, the ease of online orders and the availability of global shipping, it is now possible to order and receive custom machined parts in a matter of days. It’s no exaggeration to say that ordering tailored components is as easy as choosing parts from a catalogue. So what exactly is custom machining, and why is it so useful for businesses? The lowdown on custom machining.

MIT Researchers 3D Print Soft Electrodes for Neural Transplants

Why is the human brain spectacular? Filled with billions of neurons, it is impressive beyond the capability of any computer, fluidly taking in data, processing it, and acting—all with the. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3D printed brain implant 3d printed medical devices mit

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How to Monitor Tasks in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Javelin Tech Tips

Use the Task List dialog box in SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration to monitor tasks and view information about completed tasks. To monitor tasks: Expand Tasks and double-click Task List. SOLIDWORKS PDM Task List. In the Task List dialog box, under Pending tasks , view tasks that are executing or waiting to execute SOLIDWORKS PDM Pending Tasks. You can Suspend , Resume , or Cancel pending tasks Right-click Menu.

Mike Patey: SIMULIAworks is “the Coolest Software Ever.” Here’s Why

The Solidworks Blog

I think it’s true that many of us have a ‘dream job’ or ‘dream career.’ For some of us, it’s the place where our thoughts go when we’re daydreaming. For others, it’s an active pursuit. And, of course, some of us already have that ‘dream job’ or ‘dream career’ I’ve been talking about! A lot of times, this aspiration is informed by what we think is possible for ourselves – even if it’s only remotely.

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On-Demand Webinar: Tackling Tolerances and Drawings for Machined Parts


In our latest on-demand webinar, a team of Xometry manufacturing experts discusses best practices for tolerances, drawings, and machined parts


Relativity Secures a New Launch Site in California for 3D-Printed Rockets

A new launch site facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California will be Relativity Space‘s latest adoption to its growing portfolio of infrastructure partnerships. With this new. View the entire article via our website.

How to prevent transition actions from selecting all child references in SOLIDWORKS PDM – Updated

Javelin Tech Tips

By default when SOLIDWORKS PDM transition actions complete a change state operation on a file, all the referenced files will be selected to transition: SOLIDWORKS PDM transition action. You can de-select any files to exclude them from the transition. Some users like the files selected by default, as it ensures no files are forgotten files when transitioning an assembly. Other users dislike it, as it has the potential to complete unwanted transitions on files.

Essentium Helps State of Texas Increase PPE Supply

Additive Manufacturing

AUSTIN, Texas, June 24, 2020 – While the State of Texas is less impacted than many other states with significant urban populations, continuing to maintain the relatively low coronavirus infection rates will be vital as its citizens return to more normal activities, and as businesses re-open.

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Quantum Systems’ Drones Take Flight with the Help of 3D Printing

Shapeways Blog

Quantum Systems is a Munich-based company specializing in advanced eVTOL (electric vertical take off and landing) drones. Most recently Quantum Systems tested using their Trinity F90+ to deliver medical samples , opening up new possibilities for applying drone technology to facilitate medical needs. Founded in 2015, the company has grown quickly by utilizing 3D printing from the beginning of their journey.

Soybean-Based Resins to Replace of Petrochemicals for Optical 3D Printing

Lithuanian researchers, in collaboration with 3D Creative Ltd., have developed a universal bio-based resin for optical 3D printing, releasing the details of their study in the recently published. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D Creative Ltd. acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (AESO) Multi-Scale Optical 3D Printing Optical 3D printing (O3DP

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How to search files checked out by SOLIDWORKS PDM users

Javelin Tech Tips

It is often important for users to locate files they have checked out to themselves. These files should be checked in regularly. To help find those files, the search engine allows for the checked out criteria to be searched on. The Checked in/out tab allows a user to search for: Checked in files. Checked out files. Files checked out to a particular user. Select Display checked out files and select user name from the list. Display checked out files by a user.

3D Printing of Sensors Directly on Expanding Organs

3D Printing Progress

In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting. The new 3D printing technique could have future applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19

Quintus Technologies Hot Isostatic Press Expands Service Offerings for Italy’s Flame Spray

Additive Manufacturing

Thermal Coatings Specialist Continues Strategy of Investing in New Processes. Västerås, Sweden, June 23, 2020 – A Hot Isostatic Press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies will enable advanced thermal spray coatings specialist Flame Spray SpA to respond to growing demand for the densification and heat treatment process as additive manufacturing (AM) increasingly takes hold in aerospace parts production.

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MT Ortho Advances in Production of 3D-Printed Prostheses for Cranioplasty & Bone Cancer Patients

MT Ortho, headquartered in Sicily, has been engaged in additive manufacturing (AM) processes since 2014; however, in recent years they have made accelerated progress in the area of customized. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing 3d printed implants 3d printed medical devices 3d printed prostheses 3d printed prosthetics Arcam EBM bone cancer cranioplasty GE Additive GE Additive Arcam Electron Beam Melting (EBM) machines Mt.

Customizing the SOLIDWORKS Taskpane Tabs

Javelin Tech Tips

The SOLIDWORKS Taskpane provides access to a number of powerful tools, including SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, Custom Properties, the SOLIDWORKS PDM Add In (if installed) and the 3DEXPERIENCE connector. Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2019, this area of the user interface can be easily customized by either right clicking on the top bar and selecting “Customize”, or clicking the gear icon in top right corner.

Directly Printing 3D Tissues Within the Body

3D Printing Progress

A collaboration has produced a specially-formulated bio-ink designed for printing directly in the body

Redwire Acquires Made In Space, the Leader in On-orbit Space Manufacturing Technologies

Additive Manufacturing

Jacksonville, FL– June 23, 2020 – Redwire , a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that it has acquired Made In Space , Inc. (“ MIS ”), an innovative provider of industry-leading on-orbit space manufacturing technologies. The acquisition also includes Made In Space Europe, based in Luxembourg and a sister company to the U.S.

ROKIT Healthcare Reveals World’s First All-in-One Bioprinting Platform with Built-in Bioreactor Chamber, Plasma Sterilizer and 6 Rotary Printheads: Dr. INVIVO 4D6

ROKIT Healthcare announced the launch of the Dr. INVIVO 4D6, a bioreactor-based bioprinting platform with a built-in cell incubator and low-temperature plasma sterilizer as the first of its kind. View the entire article via our website. Bioprinting Medical 3D Printing Sponsored all-in-one bioprinter bioprinting cell incubation Dr. INVIVO 4D6 Rokit Rokit Healthcare sterilizer

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Beta Version now available

Javelin Tech Tips

Help impact the quality, performance and usability of SOLIDWORKS products by trying the SOLIDWORKS 2021 Beta Version. DS SOLIDWORKS have just announced that SOLIDWORKS ® 2021 Beta is live, ready for your feedback, and we invite you to join SOLIDWORKS 2021 Beta testing now. SOLIDWORKS 2021. Continued development of SOLIDWORKS Desktop.

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