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U.S. Comeback in AM

Wohlers Talk

Is the U.S. making a comeback in additive manufacturing? Some might question whether the U.S. had fallen back in its position. In the 2000s, the U.S. definitely lost ground in a number of areas to the likes of China and Germany.

Miller's Planet attempts to build 3D Printed a brushless DC motor

DIY 3D Printing

He attempts to drive his DIY brushless DC motor with MOSFETS, opto-isolators, and hall effect sensors. Code is in the video description. dc motor electronics

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Air New Zealand’s Boeing 777-300ER fitted with 3D printed part before flight

3D Printing Industry

Air New Zealand, Microsoft, US-based supplier of aerospace parts Moog and ST Engineering from Singapore, joined together to install a 3D printed part on a Boeing 777-300ER, a wide-body commercial jet.

What Hardware Should I Choose for my CAD applications?

The Solidworks Blog

Whether you are purchasing a new machine or updating an existing machine, choosing the right hardware for the job can be tough. With a SOLIDWORKS technical support team of well over 100, SOLIDWORKS value-added reseller Solid Solutions puts systems to the test daily.

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.

A major discovery for medical 3D printing: bionic pancreas


Once in a while a new solution to improve or sav […]. The post A major discovery for medical 3D printing: bionic pancreas appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

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SBI Produktion releases plasma arc metal 3D printer, M3DP

3D Printing Industry

SBI Produktion, an Austrian welding systems manufacturer, has released the Metallic 3D Printer (M3DP), a machine that uses a plasma arc to 3D print metal parts. Founded in 1999, SBI started as a manufacturer of thickness control systems for the plastic film industry.

3D Printed Medical Models: There Is a Growing Need for Quality Assurance in Production

Researchers from around the US have convened to analyze the uses of 3D printed medical models further. In their recently published paper, ‘Methods for verification of 3D printed anatomic model. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printed model quality assurance 3D printed model verification 3d printed models

Design in the Age of Experience, day 3: focus on sustainable cities

3D Perspectives

We are into the third day of Design in the Age of Experience! You can check day one and day two recaps as well.). Today’s sessions focused on how we design cities. As evolving ecosystems, cities are home to growing populations.

Twist Light Reinvents the Lighting Industry

Shapeways Blog

What started out as an exploration into the flexible properties of different materials soon became a revolutionary product for Boston-based industrial designer Evan Gant. His design, the Twist Light, is a pendant light that transforms to adjust the brightness with a simple twist.

Danish Technological Institute awarded € 10.6 million to develop 3D printed electronics

3D Printing Industry

Danish Technological Institute (DTI) has been granted €10.6 million to set up an Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB). Named LEE-BED, the center will focus on advancing the field of 3D printed electronics.

How 3D Printing is Helping Wildlife Conservation

In recent years, a number of animals have gone extinct. Making matters worse, an increasing number are on the verge of extinction or their survival is threatened. There are a number of reasons that. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d design 3d printing bioprinting

I Need Help! How to Have the Most Positive Experience with Tech Support

The Solidworks Blog

Why is this happening to me?! I just need to finish this project! We’ve all been here: you have a deadline looming and something you rely on and works almost all the time is letting you down in the moment.

Design in the Age of Experience, day 1: focus on materials in sustainable design

3D Perspectives

We are thrilled to share that our third Design in the Age of Experience is underway in Milan! For those not able to be at our event that is held alongside Milan Design Week , we are pleased to share a daily recap with you.

UMD and Rice take a big step forward for 3D printed human bone

3D Printing Industry

Scientists at Rice University and the University of Maryland (UMD) have outlined a new proof-of-concept for 3D printing artificial bone tissue. With results published in Acta Biomaterialia, the hope is that such tissues may one day help to damage related to arthritis and sporting accidents. Sean Bittner, a third-year bioengineering graduate student at Rice, National Science […]. Medical & Dental 3d printed bone Anthony J.Melchiorri Antonios G.Mikos.

Green Fab Lab: Using the Fab Lab To 3D Print New Things From Recycled Plastics

Fab labs, growing in popularity around the globe, have a reputation for being smaller forums where the tools are provided for creative manufacturing, often centered around 3D design and 3D printing. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed recycling 3d printed sports equipment 3D printed upcycling Fab Lab fff 3d printer fused granular fabrication Gigabot 3D printer Green Fab Lab industrial 3d printing Lulzbot TAZ 3D printer

Call for SOLIDWORKS Artwork

DASI Solutions

DASI Solutions is excited to support the Pontiac Art Crawl on May 3rd. As part of our participation, DASI will be displaying SOLIDWORKS renderings and CAD models at our headquarters. If you have any SOLIDWORKS projects with artistic value please share … Continue reading →

New eDrawings Website is Live

The Solidworks Blog

We’ve been tinkering in our mad scientist lab and finally ready to unveil the brand new eDrawings website ! It’s now much easier to explore all the eDrawings products and learn about the direct benefits to using our solutions in your daily workflow.

Metallum3D, a new competitor in metal 3D printer filament, funded by CIT

3D Printing Industry

The Center for Innovative Technology’s (CIT) CIT GAP Funds early-stage investment firm headquartered in Virginia, has invested in Metallum3D, a local 3D printing materials manufacturer and service provider. With this new capital investment, Metallum3D will be able to carry out plans to grow its team; move to a larger office; expand its product development capabilities; and attract […]. Business CIT CIT GAP Funds Metallum3D Nelson Zambrana Thomas Weithman

Chinese Morticians Improving Facial Reconstruction Through 3D Printing

Morticians in China may have an extremely helpful new tool coming their way, in the form of the 3D printer. Currently, a funeral parlor in Guangzhou is experimenting with 3D printing for restoration. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing china Facial reconstruction 3D printing Funeral parlor 3D printing

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Part 107 Changes Will Relax Commercial Drone Flight Restrictions

3D Printing Hub

Drone technology has gone through a lot of changes since the Part 107 rules were first implemented in 2016. As a result, the FAA has recently proposed a few changes to the Part 107 rules and restrictions. What are these proposed changes and how will they affect you as a commercial drone pilot?

Four Key Capabilities and Four Distinct Advantages of SOLIDWORKS Professional

The Solidworks Blog

Currently, nearly 200,000 companies and more than two million users have made SOLIDWORKS the world’s leading computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering application.

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The total cost of owning a 3D printer

3D Printing Industry

When looking to buy a 3D printer, the often-hidden costs of ownership can become tricky to manage when considering risk and budget. Beyond 3D printer hardware, these “hidden” costs can include supplemental consumables, materials, software, and training – all essential for efficient operation. Ultimaker believes in being transparent with its 3D printing platform. The company […]. Education Ultimaker Ultimaker S5

Casting New Light on Killer Applications

If there’s one constant throughout my career in both 2D and 3D printing, it’s that the key to growth lies in the ability to uncover and exploit “killer applications.” Nowadays people tend to think of. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing customization disrpution life enabled mass customization prosthetic devices prosthetics splints

10 Stunning 3D Prints in Polyamide (SLS)


Polyamide (SLS) is the all-rounder when it comes to 3D printing materials. It can be used for hand-painted sculptures, tech gadget prototypes, stunning fashion and jewelry design, or even pieces of art.

Design in the Age of Experience, day 2: focus on design and the human experience

3D Perspectives

Yesterday we shared that our third Design in the Age of Experience is underway in Milan, and recapped the agenda sessions which focused on materials in sustainable design. As day 2 draws to a close, we want to again offer you an update on the daily sessions.

Filament startup Nefilatek launches 100% recycled plastic filament

3D Printing Industry

Nefilatek, a Montreal-based startup specializing in manufacturing recycled filament, has developed 3D printing filaments made from 100% recycled plastic. The company runs a Kickstarter page, where early adopters can choose between two types of filaments: Nefila HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) Black, and Nefila PC (Polycarbonate), which comes with reusable spool supports and eco-friendly packaging. With […].

3D Printing News Briefs: April 6, 2019

We’re starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with a product launch announcement – 3YOURMIND launched the full version of its Agile MES software software this week at AMUG. View the entire article via our website.

How to Design Parts for 3D Printing

3D Printing Hub

3D printing is an additive type of manufacturing process. It involves adding a new layer of material over the previous layer to make the final part.

SOLIDWORKS Compare and DrawCompare Tools

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Compare gives you the ability to find slight differences between two models. Perhaps you receive an updated model back and are not sure of all the changes made. The Compare tool can find slight differences in: Document Properties. Features. Geometry, or. Bill of Materials.

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USC electric field 3D printing method makes graphene smart armor

3D Printing Industry

Scientists from the University of Southern California (USC) are using 3D printing to investigate the the potential of smart metamaterials. Adding the brick-and-mortar structure of high-strength nacre (aka mother of pearl) to electrically conductive graphene, the team have demonstrated the ability to create self-sensing armor. Proven in a small-scale experiment with a LEGO figurine, a recent paper […].