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Let’s Kill Thingiverse?

If you are a 3D printer operator you probably have noticed that Thingiverse sucks at the moment. After being asked to write about it I decided to grab the bull. The post Let’s Kill. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d hubs thingiverse MakerBot Thingiverse thingiverse

David Bowie…the car?

3D Perspectives

Imagine you’re an industrial designer who also loves music. What would be the most interesting way to combine those passions? For Takumi Yamamoto , it was to design a car in honor of one of his favorite performers: David Bowie. As a child as young as 9, Yamamoto fell in love with Bowie’s music. He had a Bowie poster on his bedroom that featured the letters ‘db.’ To Yamamoto, those letters looked like a car badge.

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CNC Machining For Musical Instruments

3E Rapid Prototyping

The music industry is a massive revenue-generating behemoth, with the sales of musical instruments alone amounting to 4.5 billion dollars annually. That cost is justified because, as any musician will know, producing precise electric and acoustic instruments requires a lot of know-how and precision. And precision is where CNC machining comes in.

How Do I Make the Case For More Training?

Modern Tech

TriMech offers many training classes located throughout the eastern United States. Although many of our users are able to learn the intuitive SOLIDWORKS software on their own, we recommend taking a class in order to learn techniques that improve efficiency and to acquire tips and tricks that our certified instructors have developed over the years. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Training

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.

Price, Performance, Potential – Closing the Gap in 3D Printing

MakerBot, a global leader in the 3D printing industry, can be seen within the rapid prototyping processes of several industry powerhouses, such as Lockheed Martin and KUKA Robotics. Recently, View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Sponsored 3d print process 3d printing support materials 3d printing supports AdvancedFDM fdm fused deposition modeling soluble support

3D Printing: Supporting Excellence in Design for Consumer Products

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

We all love a well-designed product. Years ago, design was reserved for high-end sports cars or the fashion runway. But today, it is tied into every purchase decision a consumer makes. Products not only must work well, but look great and express who we are as a consumer. The ushering in of design-led product development by companies like Apple, Google, Nike, and Ford has created a new requirement to succeed in today’s consumer goods space: Excellence in design.

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Desktop or Industrial Grade 3D Printing - Durability

Modern Tech

The Stratasys F123 Series prints accurate, durable and repeatable parts with engineering grade and fast draft PLA material options. It’s a smart business move as it’s designed for the way you work. The Stratasys F123 Series boasts many advancements that make it a worthy replacement for those now dated machines that break down quickly. 3D Printing Stratasys FDM Technology

Researchers See Potential for 3D Printed Inhalers

US researchers created a study to compare conventionally made inhaler actuators with those that were 3D printed. The results were promising, as outlined in the recently published ‘Supporting. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printed inhalation devices 3D printed inhaler 3d printed medical devices

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Launch Broadcast on October 1, 2019

Javelin Tech Tips

Attend our SOLIDWORKS 2020 Launch Broadcast to learn how to streamline your product development process from concept to manufactured part. LIVE from our broadcast studio in Oakville, on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at 9 AM ET and again at 2 PM ET; Javelin’s team of Certified SOLIDWORKS experts will unveil the important enhancements in SOLIDWORKS® 2020 that will speed up and improve your product development process. Register now for the launch event broadcast: Event. Register. SOLIDWORKS 2020 Launch.

Explaining the Evolution to 3DEXPERIENCE World

The Solidworks Blog

After making the announcement at this year’s SOLIDWORKS World, many people have asked why we would change the name of an event that, after all, has been very successful for more than twenty years? We want our major event to be a reflection and showcase of the deep transformation that we, at SOLIDWORKS, have decided to undertake a few years back and yes, it’s about the concept of “experience.”. Let me take a step back and clarify what I mean by that.

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.

Growing Profits with Personalized Products (survey results)

Tech Clarity

How can manufacturers grow profits by designing, selling and producing personalized products? Manufacturers have significantly increased the level of personalization in their products over the past five years, and customization will accelerate over the next five. Companies across the manufacturing industries recognize that tailoring products drives increased differentiation, higher sales, and better margins.

Royal HaskoningDHV, DSM and CEAD Wish to Build Plastic 3D Printed Pedestrian Bridge

Engineering company Royal HaskoningDHV is collaborating with polymer company DSM and composites 3D Printing company CEAD to build a pedestrian bridge. CEAD is a Delft based company that is. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printed bridge 3d printed bridges pedestrian bridge royal haskoning

Using the SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Bounding Box to create Flat Pattern Data

Javelin Tech Tips

Several times in my career I’ve had rush jobs that need an estimate right away, or, the material might be a long lead request/special order coming from another city or in some cases a different country. Having the basic dimensions of a part can help make this happen. Previously I showed how to automate the creation of the flat pattern but now I’m going to show you how we can take that a step further and automate the outside dimensions. Sheet Metal Flat Pattern.

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Join Us September 18th for SOLIDWORKS 2020 Live Event

The Solidworks Blog

Be among the first to hear about the exciting new enhancements and functionality that will be included in SOLIDWORKS 2020 in our live event September 18th. We will have three different sessions beginning at 11AM, 1PM and 2PM EST that will address the new functionality and enhancements (Improved Performance, Streamlined Workflows and Connectivity). No matter what industry you work in, we’ll be delivering improvements that will help you innovate and get your products to market faster.

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.

Rethink Package Design

3D Perspectives

70% of consumers agree that packaging design influences their purchasing decisions , leaving no doubt that packaging plays a big role in the success or failure of the product. However, design efforts are often scattered along multiple stakeholders across locations and it becomes increasingly challenging to manage expectations and properly communicate the design standards.

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A Real World Data Registry for Medical 3D Printing

Clinical data registries can be a powerful tool to assess and improve patient care quality in real-time and address some of the issues surrounding treatments available and how different. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d printed anatomical models 3D Printing Registry American College of Radiology Current Procedural Terminology formlabs hp materialise National Radiology Data Registry RSNA stratasys

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How to manually launch a task in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Javelin Tech Tips

Using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional , we can configure tasks to launch on right-click actions, but we can also manually launch a task from within the administration tool. How to manually launch a task via the task list. Administration Tool > Tasks. Task List. Add Task. Add Task. Select the task you’d like to add, and hit; OK. In this example, we’re going to use the Convert task. Select the task you’d like to add.

The Free Render Farm - Solve Simulations and Make Photorealistic Renderings in Fractions of the Time [UPDATED]

Modern Tech

In every major release of SOLIDWORKS you will find hundreds of enhancements that will help boost your productivity and performance. Some of these performance gains happen behind the scenes without you even noticing, while others may require you know a trick or two to take full advantage of their capabilities. Some of the most talked-about performance enhancements came in 2013 and 2017 with the addition of network solver capabilities for PhotoView 360 and SOLIDWORKS Simulation respectively.

Why Manufacturing Software is the Key to Strengthening the Design-to-Manufacturing Ecosystem

The Solidworks Blog

Customers are demanding more from their manufacturing partners. To stay competitive, today’s mid-market manufacturers must be able to quickly design, produce and launch products to react and respond to ever-changing customer needs. How can mid-market manufacturers rapidly scale the design-to-manufacturing process and meet customers’ demands for shorter lead times, zero defects and lower costs, while still ensuring profitability?

Interview with Emma Molobi on Additive Manufacturing for Railway Infrastructure

Emma Molobi 3D printing and additive manufacturing are becoming important tools in the engineering sector. One nascent development is occurring in the railway sector which is trying to utilise. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Exclusive Interviews Metal 3D Printing Science & Technology 3D printed infrastructure 3d printed railroad additive manufacturing exclusive interview metallurgy railway railway transportation women in 3d printing women in tech

SOLIDWORKS VBA Macro Code to Save Drawing as a PDF

Javelin Tech Tips

Usually when we want to speed up process tasks in SOLIDWORKS, we tend to search for Macros that can do the task for us so we can decrease our process time. A lot of these Macros are published online by various users, but be mindful as the code published is SPECIFIC to their machine and environment and might not be the same for you. Let’s take a look at one particular Macro — Save SOLIDWORKS Drawing to PDF. Modify the macro to integrate it within your process workflow.

3D Printing Applications for the Medical Industry


3D printed bones, tissues, and organs are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Additive manufacturing (AM) is now used for everything from surgical implants to prosthetics and even organs and bones

Manufacturing — Layering On the Strength

Additive Manufacturing

By Jennifer J. Burke ( ) | Science Writer & Communications Specialist | ORNL. A team including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee researchers demonstrated a novel 3D printing approach called Z-pinning that can increase the material’s strength and toughness by more than three and a half times compared to conventional additive manufacturing processes.

The Tiertime X5 Giveaway Contest

Tiertime is announcing a contest to win an X5 3D printer, the manufacturer’s most advanced system to date and a finalist for the TCT Hardware Award in the field of. The post The Tiertime X5. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing Sponsored 3d printed 3d printer Beijing Tiertime Technology contest continuous printing desktop 3D printer tiertime X5 3D printer

How to Align Breaks in a SOLIDWORKS Projected View with a Parent View

Javelin Tech Tips

A customer recently contacted me with a strange situation: they were unable to drag the breaks in a SOLIDWORKS projected view in their drawing. See the image below as an example: the bottom view is the parent view and the top view is the projected section view. Projected section view with breaks. There is a setting in SOLIDWORKS to control this behaviour.

First digitally printed lattice bike saddle

3D Printing Progress

Partnership to produce the first digitally printed bike saddle, designed to improve rider comfort and performance, the new saddle, crafted using Carbon materials and complex lattice geometries, absorbs impact and improves stability, which can reduce the chance of injury for the rider

DSM, Royal HaskoningDHV and CEAD Design First Lightweight 3D Printed Bridge Using FRP

Additive Manufacturing

3 September 2019 – Royal HaskoningDHV , CEAD and DSM today announced that they have designed the first lightweight 3D printed FRP pedestrian bridge prototype using a composite material. It consists of a glass filled thermoplastic PET (Arnite®) and is combined with continuous glass fibres which are added in the 3D printing process. This unique combination offers high strength with extreme versatility and sustainability.

3D Printing Polymer-Bonded Magnets Rival Conventional Counterparts

Authors Alan Shen, Xiaoguang Peng, Callum P. Bailey, Sameh Dardona, and W.K Anson explore new techniques in ‘3Dprinting of polymer-bonded magnets from highly concentrated, plate-like particle. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printing polymer-bonded magnets 3d printing research UV-assisted direct writing

How to search for commands in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019

Javelin Tech Tips

Until SOLIDWORKS Composer 2018 the search command was located within the File menu. Now, in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019 the Search command is available on the ribbon. SOLIDWORKS Composer 2018 Search Command. You can directly access Search to search for commands in the ribbon and recently used documents. On the ribbon, click in the Start Search box. 2019 Start search Tool. Type the name of the command or recent document you are looking for.

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The Importance Of The Pareto Principle For 3D Printing Management


Iceberg view of the Pareto Principle [Source: Teodesk ]. Charles R. Goulding. Read the whole entry. » » corporate

Carbon – Innovation at 2x the Speed

Additive Manufacturing

Since 1974, Specialized has had one goal: to innovate and inspire to improve riders’ lives. With the Carbon platform, Specialized discovered a new way to address a pervasive challenge for riders and did so twice as fast as their normal development process. For cyclists at all levels, one of the most important aspects of the riding experience is the bike saddle. Comfort is performance for riders, as discomfort is frequently cited as a reason for abandoning the sport.

Sharing Knowledge With CELLINK’s Ambassador Program

Creating a sharing ecosystem for research projects in bioprinting is key to making scientific findings reproducible and enabling fellow scientists and engineers to contribute to the evergrowing. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing Bioprinting 3d bioprinting BIO X bioinks cellink CELLINK Ambassador Program Inkredible 3D printer

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 5/9: Generate Operation Plan

Javelin Tech Tips

Once our features have been defined , we may generate our operation plan. Click Generate Operation Plan in the CAM command manager or pick your right-mouse-button on Mill Part Set-up1 and select Generate Operation Plan. Determine What’s Wrong? Now our features will be converted to machining operations using our defined strategies. If you see a yellow flag beside one of your operations a tool has been selected that does not exist in your tool crib.

Which 3D Printing Tradeshows Are For You?


Major 3D print events worldwide [Source: Fabbaloo]. It’s tradeshow season in. Read the whole entry. » » event