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NASA Wants Aerojet Rocketdyne to Make More Rocket Engines with 3D-Printed Parts

On its first launch, NASA‘s uncrewed Space Launch System (SLS) mega-rocket will go on a trip around the Moon as part of the initial test flight for the Artemis 1. The post NASA Wants Aerojet. View the entire article via our website.

5 Tips to Make Your 3D Prints Cheaper


Receiving a high-quality print for an affordable price is the number one concern for most 3D printing enthusiasts. So it’s about time to reveal some simple tricks that can reduce your 3D printing costs enormously. Trick #1: Compare 3D Printing Materials. Each material comes with its own price. That’s why comparing prices between (similar) materials makes sense.

State of 3D printing 2020 focus : Women in 3D printing


As the search for more equality between genders gains i […]. The post State of 3D printing 2020 focus : Women in 3D printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

F120 vs. F170: Understanding The Stratasys F123 Series

Purple Platypus

The F123 Series: Making FDM Accessible. Whether you’re looking for draft-concept iterations or high-quality functional prototypes, the Stratasys F123 Series printers are perfect for your needs. The F123 printers have been the fastest selling Stratasys 3D printers to date, because they are office friendly, versatile, and easy to use. Released in 2017, the original launch of the F123 Series included: F170 with a build area of 10 x 10 x 10 inches and 4 material options.

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.

Collaborative Research to Develop Custom, 3D-Printed Nitinol Stents for Children

The use of stents for treating children with congenital heart disease is challenging. This is one of the reasons why the annual number of stent procedures in these cases remains. The post. View the entire article via our website.

Polishing PolyJet 3D Printed Parts

Modern Tech

Stratasys’ PolyJet 3D printing technology can produce some amazingly detailed parts that can mimic a wide range of rigid and flexible materials – even full-color and transparent parts. With some simple post-printing steps it is easy to obtain a stunning high gloss finish on even the matte surfaces of PolyJet parts. In a previous overview, we showed you how to clear coat complex shaped parts to obtain a gloss surface without any sanding or polishing.

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The most popular plastic injection molding materials

3E Rapid Prototyping

Injection molding is the most widely used manufacturing process for plastic parts. So it’s no surprise that there are many plastics available for injection molding, all of which are available in pellet form. Moldable plastics range from highly durable polycarbonate to impact-resistant ABS. This guide looks at 15 of the most popular plastics used for injection molding. Each injection material has its own unique set of advantages making it suitable for specific applications.

3D-Printed Car Manufacturer XEV Boasts 30,000 Orders

The ongoing pandemic has caused major disruption to the global economy, halting business and consumers from their normal purchases—big and small—and the automotive industry was certainly not spared. View the entire article via our website. 3D printed automobiles 3D Printing 3D printed cars china X-Electrical Vehicle XEV

Should I Change from AutoCAD to DraftSight?

Modern Tech

For some, working in AutoCAD feels like a comfortable, well-worn glove. The menu layout, the command line, the color scheme and all the customized buttons and LISP routines you’ve painstakingly created over the years combine to form a cozy, familiar environment you’re more than a little reluctant to leave behind. Let me tell you, I’ve been there. For more than twenty-seven years, I used AutoCAD but it was time to change, so I switched to DraftSight and have never looked back.

FIBO Uses SOLIDWORKS to Design and Build Service Robots to Aid During COVID-19

The Solidworks Blog

The Institute of Field Robotics (FIBO) at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) is renowned for its robotics-related education courses. In line with accelerating Thailand’s Industry 4.0 vision, the Institute’s mission is to impart knowledge of robotics and automation to further robot technology development in the country. As the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear, FIBO further enhanced its existing service robot to support healthcare workers.

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.

Why Is The Aircraft Industry Using 3D Printing?

Shapeways Blog

While as of the time of writing, the air travel industry is facing significant difficulties in the face of pandemic-driven reductions in flights, for many years aircraft have been proving one of the fastest-growing applications for 3D printing around the world. We expect that air travel will resume in the not-too-distant future — and that will see demand for state-of-the-art aircraft on the rise.

In Vivo Bioprinting Made Possible with Digital Near-infrared Photopolymerization

Researchers from Belgium, China, and the US have come together to study 3D bioprinting, working to expand noninvasive, in vivo applications further. Releasing the findings of their study in. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Bioprinting 3D printed ear tissue 3d printing research in vivo 3D bioprinting Noninvasive bioprinting

TriMech Cloud Primer 101: Location Freedom

Modern Tech

Now more than ever, design teams are looking for the best ways to stay connected to ensure seamless interactions between different areas of their organization. From idea creation and product design to social collaboration and data management, there are many software solutions that could be used in each step of the process. But with the 3D EXPERIENCE platform, all the best tools are incorporated in one interconnected, cloud-based ecosystem. SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE

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Polypropylene Material to Expand 3D Printing Market

3D Printing Progress

HP is delivering a first of its kind Polypropylene material for additive manufacturing. Polypropylene is a versatile material ideal for a wide range of automotive, consumer, industrial, and medical applications

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.

Understanding Complex Material Behavior – Plasticity Models

The Solidworks Blog

There are geometric, material, and contact nonlinearities that can result from modeling with complex materials. As I mentioned in my previous blog , the Structural Performance Engineer role in SIMULIAworks was developed with SOLIDWORKS users in mind. Design engineers often avoid nonlinear static analysis because of its complexity, but now it is in a more designer-friendly environment. And the connector within SOLIDWORKS Simulation makes it easy to transfer models to SIMULIAworks.

Comparing 3D-Printed and Traditional Guide Plates for Placing Orthodontic Brackets

The most important part of orthodontic treatment is the correct positioning and bonding of the brackets. Direct bonding is less accurate and often takes longer due to saliva and inaccessible. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Dental 3D Printing 3D printed brackets 3D printed dentistry 3d printed guides 3D printed orthodontics 3Shape software 3Shape TRIOS china dentistry Materialise Mimics orthodontics ProJet 3510 DPPro research paper study teeth

3DEO Ships 150,000 Production Parts, Breaking Ground in Metal Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Los Angeles, CA: June 9, 2020. 3DEO , a metal 3D printing technology company has shipped 150 thousand production parts for end-use applications. This represents a significant milestone for the company, which was founded in 2016 specifically to compete in high-volume metal manufacturing markets against conventional manufacturing techniques like CNC machining and metal injection molding. According to Matt Sand, 3DEO’s President, “150 thousand parts is a terrific milestone for 3DEO.

How to make more Informed Engineering Decisions with Cloud based Analysis

Javelin Tech Tips

Tech Clarity research indicates top performers succeed with cloud based analysis technology. Nearly half (44%) of manufacturers say design decisions have become more difficult. If engineering wasn’t hard enough, economic fallout from COVID-19 will likely result in more responsibility falling on engineers who have fewer resources at their disposal. Cloud based analysis.

The Value of Simulation Web Series: Part Four

The Solidworks Blog

We just concluded Part 4 of our SOLIDWORKS Simulation webinar series. If you missed the previous webinars, you will find the links below for the recordings. The Value and Productivity themes here show the depth and breadth of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation solutions. Theme #1 – The Value of Simulation / Which Design is the best. Part 4: “Can your Plastics Part be Manufactured?”. Three facts on plastic injection molding: #1: Plastic products are everywhere.

Phil Schultz of 3D Systems on 3D Printing Supply Chain Assurance

Phil Schultz is executive vice president of Operations at 3D Systems. As a seasoned 3D printing exec, he leads all on-demand operations there. Before that, he lead Foxconn’s printing business. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Exclusive Interviews Featured Stories 3d systems manufacturing MJP on demand Phil Schultz realwax services visijet

30 on 3D: Sectioning Parts In Materialise Magics

Purple Platypus

In this edition of 30 on 3D, Senior R&D Engineer, Peter Montgomery, explains how to section parts using Materialise Magics. While there are a few different ways to section parts, with varying levels of complexity, let’s first break down a basic sectioning operation. Once your part is loaded into Magics, enable the part section sliders, on the right-hand panel. You can select the X, Y, or Z axis and use the slider tools to highlight the area of the part that you would like to segment.

SOLIDWORKS Design Time Tracking and SR&ED

Javelin Tech Tips

When doing SOLIDWORKS design work, time tracking is a great idea. I have done a bunch of time studies in the manufacturing world and this helps dictate how long an expected operation should take. Take your car dealership mechanic for example, if you take your car in to change brakes, they have a book (online or physical) saying how long it should take to swap out brakes, as well as the cost and inventory.

Why Should You Use CFD? (guest post)

Tech Clarity

Is structural analysis enough or should design engineers use CFD too? This guest post on the Siemens Solid Edge Blog explores this question. With product complexity increasing, it is harder than ever for engineers to make the right decision decisions. Complexity comes from the ever increasing amount of components, configurations, and electronics. Consequently, greater complexity has. read more » The post Why Should You Use CFD? guest post) appeared first on Tech-Clarity.

University of Arkansas: Low Cycle Fatigue in 3D Printed 17-4PH Stainless Steel

Kaley Collins recently presented a thesis, ‘Extremely Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Additively Manufactured 17-4PH Stainless Steel,’ to the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Metal 3D Printing 17-4PH stainless steel 3D-printed stainless steel ELCF extremely low-cycle fatigue metal 3d printing National Institute of Standards and Technology stainless steel 3d printing thesis university of arkansas

Fast Radius and Axial3D Announce Partnership to Transform 3D Modeling

3D Printing Progress

Fast Radius and Axial3D announced a high-quality, high-volume and unparalleled-speed 'DICOM-to-print' service for surgeons and hospitals across North America

Top 50 Obscure SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks

Javelin Tech Tips

Over many years, SOLIDWORKS applications expert; Jim Peltier, has accumulated a list of more than 100 of tips and tricks. On June 25th, he is hosting a webinar that will present the top 50 time-saving tips from that list. For example, hidden commands , combination keystrokes , and interesting workflows that will make you say “that’s a neat trick!” Even the most seasoned users may learn a few new things! Top 50 SOLIDWORKS Tips.

HP Introduces First of Its Kind Polypropylene Material to Expand 3D Printing Market and Enable New Applications

Additive Manufacturing

Momentum continues with new PP material for final parts, expanded alliance with BASF, new digital manufacturing partnership with Oechsler, and new Metal Jet milestone. Palo Alto, Calif. June 4, 2020 – HP today made a set of announcements demonstrating its continued 3D printing and digital manufacturing momentum and industry leadership.

3DHEALS 2020 Virtual Medical Summit: 3D-Printed Materials in Healthcare

There were a multitude of sessions and sub-sessions to follow at 3DHEALS 2020 (running from June 5-6), with over 70 speakers and four workshops, covering many topics on complex design, The post. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Medical 3D Printing 3d printed medical devices 3D printed medical materials 3D printing nasopharyngeal swabs 3degrees 3DHEALS 2020 3DHEALS Global Healthcare 3D printing conference evonik Henkel Origin TRACE

4 Ways The Gaming Industry is Evolving with 3D Printing

Shapeways Blog

Games of all kinds, whether it be RPGs (Role Playing Games), tabletop, console or board games, are boundless domains of entertainment and self-expression. While many people remain homebound and in need of entertainment options, developing games and accessories that enhance the gaming experience and cater to all kinds of needs is more important than ever.

How to set Milling Feed and Speed in SOLIDWORKS CAM

Javelin Tech Tips

In SOLIDWORKS CAM there are three places were Milling Speed and Feed information can be utilized. In the tool, by editing any tool and selecting Cutting Parameters we can disassociate the tool from the Material Library and enter our specs for the tool. Cutting Parameters. In the operation, by editing the operation and under the F/S tab. Changing the Defined by menu to Operation we can enter our specs. We may also use this menu to change what controls our speed and feed in the current program.

3D Printing Companies Standing For Equity


These are troubled times. The 3D printing industry is banding together to stand strong on the right side of history. The post 3D Printing Companies Standing For Equity appeared on Fabbaloo. ideas carbon diversity eos formlabs hp leadership matterhackers opinion policy politics re3d wi3dp xometry

3DOptimizer Released: Software for Perfecting Your Print Settings

Dialing in materials and printers is a 3D printing chore. Sometimes it takes hours to develop optimal settings. Most of us change and dial in settings in a random or. The post 3DOptimizer. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D data optimization 3doptimizer optimal 3d print settings optimization print settings settings slicing profiles

Smart Materials Bypass the Electrical and Electronics Industry

3D Printing Progress

The new 130 page IDTechEx report, "Electronics Reshaped 2020-2040", reveals how electrically smart, multifunctional materials are enabling the added-value materials industry to bypass the traditional electronic and electrical business

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Design using Equations & Configurations

Javelin Tech Tips

At Javelin, we teach a lot of SOLIDWORKS training classes that have great techniques, I’ve often said: ” Oooooooh! Wish I knew that years ago.” ” So, this article describes SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Design techniques with the creation of an automotive wheel/rim using equations and configurations. With these techniques I can produce many sizes of rim with just a few dimension changes. I have a certain affinity for a German automotive company.