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RAPDASA and Formnext

Wohlers Talk

I attended last week’s 19th annual conference and exhibition of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) in Johannesburg. About 230 people attended from several countries.

The software tools you need to use before 3D printing


Do you want to use 3D printing? If your answer is “yes” […]. The post The software tools you need to use before 3D printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

BMW Surpasses One Million 3D Printed Automotive Components

BMW Group has been using 3D printing for more than 25 years, and in the last decade has produced a million parts using the technology. This year alone, the company expects that it will 3D print more. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed automotive applications 3D printed automotive components automotive 3D printing BMW BMW Group BMW i8 Roadster BMW MINI

Powering massive hydropower structures with 3DEXPERIENCE

3D Perspectives

To protect lives, property and safety of millions of people living along rivers, water and flood management is a critical public discipline. To the residents living near China’s Yellow River, one of the world’s most difficult rivers to control this is a daily concern.

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.

Black Friday Sale Is Here!

Shapeways Blog

Black Friday starts now at Shapeways! Today through November 26, save 15% off your own model* with code MADE4HOLIDAYS. 3 Ways to Save. Upload your own model to Create your own model using one of our Creator Apps. Design the perfect jewelry piece through Spring & Wonder ‡.

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An Assessment of the Conditions Needed for 3D Printing A Village on the Moon

For a few years now, the European Space Agency (ESA) has been talking seriously about building a habitable village on the moon, and 3D printing is a big part of that plan. Because construction. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printed Architecture 3D Printing 3d printed construction 3d printed moon base 3D printed moon habitats 3d printing in space 3d printing on the moon European Space Agency moon

3D printing spare parts: What are the advantages for your company?


3D printing has many opens many possibilities for compa […]. The post 3D printing spare parts: What are the advantages for your company? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Windows Update – Don’t let it upset your SOLIDWORKS #SOLIDWORKS

Michael Lord

Microsoft has recently released it’s latest Update for Windows 10. Whilst that is normally a good thing, it is not always so. Microsoft has been pushing out new Drivers for […]. SolidWorks solidworks Windows 10 SOLIDWORKS Windows Update

Makefast Workshop unlocks recipe to 3D print extreme overhangs without supports

3D Printing Industry

A collection of springs demonstrates a new FFF hack to 3D print extreme overhangs without using any supports. The technique has been developed by Makefast Workshop, a prototype and design bureau based in Dealware, Ohio.

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Multi-Material 3D Printing Improved with Novel Extruder

Multi-material 3D printing is becoming more common with newer 3D printers, but there are still challenges in getting the layers of multiple materials to adhere properly. In a paper entitled. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing abs HIPS multi material 3d printing multi-material 3d printer

How to design a 3D printed turbine?


Our Design Studio works closely with our clients to giv […]. The post How to design a 3D printed turbine? appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Reaping the Full Rewards of Digital Transformation in Mining Industry

3D Perspectives

In the recent McKinsey report “Behind the mining productivity upswing: Technology-enabled transformation” , the firm looks at the progress the mining industry has made in improving productivity through the adoption of new capabilities such as automation.

SISMA introduces Everes Zero and Everes Uno 3D printers with Zero Tilting Technology

3D Printing Industry

Italian 3D printer manufacturer SISMA has introduced two DLP systems: the Everes Zero and Everes Uno. Expected for commercial release in the second quarter of 2019, the 3D printers were first exhibited to the public at Formnext 2018 and are designed for increased automation.

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Nowlab’s Sleek Motorcycle Concept is Entirely 3D Printed

The automotive world has seen several 3D printed developments, including parts for motorcycles and even almost-entirely 3D printed motorcycles. The Nera electric motorcycle, a new creation from. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed motorcycle automotive 3D printing Bigrep electric motorcycle NOWlab

Engineers Should Learn Machining Skills — Here’s Why

3E Rapid Prototyping

Both engineers and machinists play an instrumental role in the production process. The engineer designs a product, and the machinist — while attempting to follow the engineer’s precise instructions — turns a piece of metal or other material into the intended product.

The State of Digitalization in Manufacturing (survey results)

Tech Clarity

Manufacturing is going through a significant, digital transformation that’s disrupting the industry status quo. Companies are investing in digital transformation, smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), and other related initiatives. What are they prioritizing?

Machine learning makes metal 3D printing more efficient

3D Printing Industry

Russian researchers have used machine learning to make metal 3D printing more efficient. 3D printers require fine tuning of positioning and control algorithms using mathematical models to reach optimal performance. This is a lengthy and arduous process and it could take weeks to set printing parameters. Even then, the possibility of printing error is always […]. Research artificial intelligence Laboratory of Lightweight Materials and Structures of Peter the Great St.

Crack-Free 3D Printing of Steel, Copper and More Made Possible with TRUMPF’s TruPrint 5000

At formnext, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany last week, several 3D printers were unveiled or premiered. One of the printers seeing its world premiere was TRUMPF’s TruPrint 5000, designed. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing formnext formnext 2018 green laser light Trumpf TruPrint 5000

The Fast-Disappearing Barrier to Personalized Everything

3D Perspectives

Virtual environments combined with 3D printing are breaking down barriers to personalized medicine, from surgical procedures to prosthetics with haptic feedback capabilities.

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

3D Innovations

Our 3D Innovations team would like to wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ? Cameron. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we would like to send a big ‘thank you’ to our valued clients.

HRE Wheels and GE Additive unveil 3D printed titanium wheel

3D Printing Industry

HRE Wheels, a luxury and sports vehicle wheel manufacturer from California, has partnered with GE Additive to produce a new titanium 3D printed product.

3D Printed Dental Implant Shows Promise Over Conventional Counterparts

Les Kalman at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry has developed and patented a dental implant abutment system, but his research was stalled due to inconsistencies. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3D printed dental implant abutment system 3d printed implants ADEISS dental 3d printing Renishaw Tempcap Western University

Black Friday Sale Preview

Shapeways Blog

Get ready for our Black Friday Sale! Take 15% off your own model starting tomorrow, November 22, through Monday, November 26. The discount is applicable to all models that you upload to , including those made with our Creator Apps and on Spring & Wonder.

SOLIDWORKS not responding? Enable Status Feedback (in 2018 SP3 and above)

Javelin Tech Tips

The nasty white glaze screen of SOLIDWORKS not responding. This condition is triggered by a Windows application timeout. Where it thinks the application has stopped responding due to the length time the application is working in the background. Don’t be fooled!

Whirlpool to introduce 3D printing to appliance aftersales with Spare Parts 3D

3D Printing Industry

American multinational home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has entered into a 3D printing partnership with Singapore service bureau Spare Parts 3D. Together the companies have committed to digitise Whirlpool’s part catalog, combatting obsolesce and fulfilling part-shortage areas. Already, through a pilot project which ran through 2017, Spare Parts 3D has validated the technical suitability of three […].

Deep Learning Used to Predict Stress in SLA 3D Printed Structures

In a thesis entitled “Deep Learning Based Stress Prediction for Bottom-Up Stereo-lithography (SLA) 3D Printing Process,” a University at Buffalo student named Aditya Pramod Khadlikar. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Software Science & Technology deep learning neural network sla 3d printing stress prediction

Holiday Planning Tips: #5 Promote Your Products In Tactful Ways

Shapeways Blog

You may not be a marketing specialist, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use some marketing tips to help promote your products this holiday season. These simple, easy-to-follow tips will not only help generate more interest in your products over the next few weeks but also lead to more long-term business success. Dive Deep Into Your Google Analytics Account. One of the best ways to fully understand your customers is by using Google Analytics.

How to get the best performance from SOLIDWORKS Composer

Javelin Tech Tips

While carrying out technical support, customers report different types of issues related to SOLIDWORKS Composer performance in which Composer doesn’t behave normally.

Mercedez-Benz restarts classic cars with 3D printed parts

3D Printing Industry

Part of the Daimler Group, the German automotive corporation, Mercedes-Benz has 3D printed spare parts for classic Mercedes-Benz models in collaboration with the Daimler Research Group. Reengineering the classic One of the benefits of 3D printing is that it allows manufacturing directly from CAD models without the need for the task-specific toolset. This has made restarting old […]. Automotive 300 SL Coupé Daimler Future meets classic Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster W110 W111 W112 W123

Researchers 3D Print Ceramics Without Time-Consuming and Complex Sintering Phase

In a paper entitled “3D printing dielectric ceramic without a sintering stage,” a group of researchers describes how they created dielectric ceramic parts through 3D printing, while. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Science & Technology 3d printed ceramics ceramic 3d printing dielectric ceramics

Groundbreaking World Premieres and Records at Formnext 2018

Additive Manufacturing

The Formnext 2018 exhibition set new records at several levels and contributed to the dynamics of the entire industry with numerous world premieres.

How to fix “Encountered invalid record index” error when importing a STEP file

Javelin Tech Tips

Have you “Encountered invalid record index” when importing a STEP file into SOLIDWORKS? Encountered invalid record index. To fix the file try the following: Deactivate “ 3D Interconnect ” in SOLIDWORKS Options > System Options > Import.

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Medical 3D printing: How Additive Manufacturing can help treatment testing


Additive Manufacturing has been used for medical purpos […]. The post Medical 3D printing: How Additive Manufacturing can help treatment testing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo