2018

The foundation of learning CAD – 1 Minute read

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No one is spending more than 30 seconds on the foundation when looking to buy a new home. Though, Most of us understand the enormous importance of a solid structure on the ground. It is no different when trying to learn a new CAD system. The foundation is what will make or break the life of the design. The recipe for a house foundation is simple, dig deep enough and have the right mixture of concrete. Here is the absolute beginner foundation for a good CAD design: 1.

A 3D printing love story for Valentine’s Day

Leslie's Blog

The design job is not always problem solving for engineers, especially when you have a 3D printer. Sometimes, it’s just fun. According to Tyler Reid, a CAD, CAM, and a 3D printing specialist at GoEngineer and team leader on this project, “Stop-motion video is cool, but film making is not easy! Although the video SHeLvEd is less than 5 minutes long, it took about 3200 stills and 700 hours of filming and editing to complete.”.

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Wohlers Report 2018

Wohlers Talk

Wohlers Associates, Inc. announced today the release of Wohlers Report 2018 , the industry-leading global report on the state of the additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing industry, terms used interchangeably. Wohlers Associates has published its series of annual reports on AM for 23 consecutive years. According to the new report, an estimated 1,768 metal AM systems were sold in 2017, compared to 983 systems in 2016, an increase of nearly 80%.

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LulzBot Cluster 3D Printer Manufacturing Farm

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Lulzbot presents their Lulzbot Cluster for manufacturing of 3d printed parts. It's an interesting video that shows the technology and how it evolved and scaled up. 3d print farms cell lulzbot taz 3 taz 4

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.

3D Printing News Briefs: January 5, 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Welcome to 2018, and the new year’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs – the 3D printing industry doesn’t stop for anything, not even midnight celebrations. We’ll kick. View the entire article via our website.

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10 Ways 3D Printing Changed Medicine in 2018

3DPrint.com

The stream of 3D printing news coming from the medical world is almost constant. From 3D printed implants to complex medical models to actual human tissue, there are so many developments happening so. View the entire article via our website.

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8 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

3D Perspectives

According to Gartner, Inc., the public cloud services market was projected to grow 18.5% in 2017 to total $260.2 billion , up from $219.6 billion in 2016. Such growth makes it clear that platforms developed by technology giants Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google and IBM are fast becoming a popular platform for hosting servers, facilitating collaboration and much more. In our latest issue of Compass , we explore The Cloud Imperative in the Age of Experience.

FreeCAD Tutorial & Review: From a 2D Sketch to a 3D Print

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Are you thinking about getting started with 3D modeling and 3D printing but don’t know exactly where to start? Then it probably makes sense to take a look at FreeCAD – a free yet powerful 3D design program. This hands-on tutorial by Bram de Vries will enable you to create your first 3D printing project with FreeCAD – all the way from your first sketch to the final product! In this tutorial you will learn to create a 3D file in FreeCAD: from a sketch (left) to the final 3D model (right).

The Benefits of Using 3D Printing Technology in Education

3D Innovations

The new school year is underway and social media is buzzing with fantastic projects that teachers have created to get their students involved as active learners—one big way involves 3D printing. As the cost of 3D printers has dropped significantly in recent years, more schools are able to adopt and incorporate the technology into the curriculum. Our 3D Academy has seen first hand the benefits of introducing 3D printing technology to students early-on.

SOLIDWORKS 2019 – eDRAWINGS – HTML #SOLIDWORKS #eDRAWINGS

Michael Lord

With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2019 we see a few enhancements with eDrawings Professional 2019. The most significant of those would have to be the ability to save a file […]. eDrawings SolidWorks solidworks 2019

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.

Understand Generative Design – 1 minute read

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To make you comfortable: If you know Inventor, Fusion 360, SolidWorks or any of the other mainstream CAD packages, you know that everything starts with a 2D sketch that then gets extruded into a 3D shape. And, with enough practice, you can model just about anything you want, as long as you know what the best design will look like. To make you even more comfortable: Generative Design is super easy to use, AND it does not care if you dont know what the best design should look like.

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3D printing turns physicians into point-of-care manufacturers

Leslie's Blog

For design engineers, 3D printing (3DP) and its ability to be used as additive manufacturing (AM) is opening design and employment opportunities in the medical care industry. 3DP/AM is behind the rise of Point-of-Care (POC) manufacturing. POC refers to the just-in-time creation of medical aids like surgical models, instruments, prosthetics, and other 3D printable items that improve the ability of physicians to deliver better and lower cost patient care.

3D-Printed Food

Wohlers Talk

The idea of 3D-printed food came in or around 2011 when Hod Lipson and his team at Cornell University produced some crude but intriguing examples. The team showed that it was possible to use a syringe-based material extrusion-based 3D printer to deposit cheese, peanut butter, chocolate, and other types of foods. The objects clearly demonstrated the concept. In 2014, 3D Systems introduced its ChefJet 3D printer for making candy and other food items.

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NERA 3D Printed Electrical Motorcycle

DIY 3D Printing

Project description: BigRep's NOWlab built an electric motorcycle that, excluding the electrical components, consists purely of 3D printed parts. The e-bike, NERA, was designed by Marco Mattia Cristofori and Maximilian Sedlak and NOWlab's co-founder, Daniel Büning, directed the project.

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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.

Desktop Metal granted seminal Separable Supports patents for its metal 3D printing technology

Experience Matters

Desktop Metal announced today it has been granted seminal patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Separable Supports technology which enables 3D printing of large, complex parts through metal sintering and the removal of metal support structures by hand. 3D Printing Technology

Engineering Simulation for 3D Printing Interview with Chris Robinson of ANSYS

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Chris Robinson is the Senior Manager of ANSYS Additive Software Development at ANSYS. ANSYS is a billion dollar revenue company that is huge in engineering simulation software. ANSYS software is used. View the entire article via our website. 3D Software 3D printed simulation 3d printing software 3d simulation 3DSIM ANSYS ANSYS Additive Print ANSYS Additive Suite Brent Stucker CFD fea

Arcimoto Steps into the Future with its Electric Fun Utility Vehicle

The Solidworks Blog

Innovation is the future and to get there you need the right tools. Let’s see how Arcimoto, a forward-thinking company uses SOLIDWORKS to devise new technologies that raise the bar for environmental efficiency, footprint size, and price affordability in electric vehicle design. Founded in 2007, Arcimoto , Inc.’s s main focus is creating the most affordable and performance-packed electric vehicle suitable for the daily driver.

4 Key Attributes of Successful Digital Manufacturers

3D Perspectives

Manufacturing is in the midst of a revolution…the digital revolution. The world is being shaped by a convergence of technology —the merger of automation, IoT, AI, business processes, big data and cloud computing. This in turn reshaping how manufacturers innovate and respond to customer demands. With consumers demanding more personalized products , manufacturers around the world are under pressure to transform from mass production to mass personalization.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

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We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: in 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. We all use different software, print in different materials, and not only use different printers but also different printing technologies. So it’s perfectly normal to feel lost and it can sometimes seem difficult to design a perfect 3D model for 3D printing. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate list of mistakes to avoid when turning a 3D model into a 3D print.

You’re Welcome to Break my Endmill – 2 minute read

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“There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure” – Colin Powell. Here is a practical way to learn. Fail and fail quickly. However, in most machine shops there are two rules: Don’t crash the CNC machine (That’s a good one) and don’t come and ask for another endmill Do you know the cost of that 12mm endmill!?! Insert angrily Boss name here.). The problem is the way we think about failure. For centuries.

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Biggest Manufacturing Event in North America – 1 minute read

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Have you booked your hotel yet? What?!?! IMTS in Chicago is about ten weeks away; I might have promised to buy you a drink in one of my videos, so make sure you reach out and get your name on that list. Besides that I need to bring my wallet for your drink, what else is worth for you to check out: Autodesk is serving up a few products you should make sure you take a look at: 1.

Don’t Trade Your Bandsaw For a Metal 3D Printer- 1 Minute Read

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Most of us believe that new technology replaces old. New CNC machine in, old Bridgeport out. But did you know that your old dusty bandsaw might become one of your most valuable machines next to a Metal 3D Printer? I did not. I never realized how dependent Metal 3D Printing is on old technology. For example, Powder Metal 3D Printers are welding the part directly to the build plate. That means that in most cases you need a bandsaw or the more expensive Wire EDM process to separate the two.

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How HP Inc. sees the transformation of manufacturing with 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

In a recent webinar with Design World at WTWH Media, presenter Dr. Stephen Rudisill, R&D scientist with HP Inc. 3D materials, discussed HP’s decision to enter the 3D printing industry and some of the ideas HP is considering to potentially transform manufacturing. Noted Rudisill, during the time prior to the Industrial Revolution, you could argue that individuals had maximum control over the making of an item, from material choice (of what was available) to design.

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AM in Formula One

Wohlers Talk

Note: Research associate Ray Huff authored the following. Two weeks ago, I attended the Circuit of the Americas Formula One race near Austin, Texas. I was a guest of Additive Industries, along with the Sauber Alfa Romeo team, for practice day at the track. The day was rainy, but spirits were high, and we enjoyed the spectacle of heavily-engineered race cars burning down the track at speeds of more than 322 km (200 miles) per hour.

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Small Industrial Grade Metal 3D Printing Factory

DIY 3D Printing

Major players in 3D printing are developing new miniature-factory manufacturing cells. Consider them as precursor to Star Trek industrial replicators. They can operate almost without human workers and create very valuable high-tech products. This will be a major shift in decentralized manufacturing and have a huge economic impact. 3d systems industrial 3d printer manufacturing metal 3d printing

Should you know the difference between Ordinary & Generative Design? – 2 Minute Read

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“Never memorize something that you can look up.”- Albert Einstein. Do you remember your childhood phone number? Most likely you do. But, what if I asked for your best friends current number? Or your brother or sister? Most of us will turn to our smartphones for that. Same thing for calendar events and driving directions. We are moving away from storing information in our head that can be accessed in a better way. Ordinary vs. Generative Design. The same is happening in the manufacturing industry.

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Creature Comforts: 10 Ways 3D Printing Helped Animals This Year

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Everyone loves a good animal story, and the 3D printing world has plenty of them. From animal prosthetics to implants to even robotic assistance for bees, 3D printing has helped animals just as much. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3D printed animal prosthetics 3d printed beak 3d printed fish 3d printed flowers 3d printed foot animals bees dogs Eagle fish hornbill sloth tortoises

SOLIDWORKS Xtended Reality (XR) Toolkit BETA is Announced

The Solidworks Blog

When innovations like augmented and virtual reality emerge, it’s only natural that we immediately start dreaming of the potential they can bring. We’ve listened to your dreams and are proud to introduce new functionality that will allow you take advantage of these technologies and provide cutting-edge tools to inspire innovation and make great design happen!

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We’re the world’s most sustainable corporation

3D Perspectives

Corporate Knights just announced their list of the World’s Most Sustainable Corporations and we are proud to share that Dassault Systèmes ranks at the top of their list. Calling us “ a major force in sustainable innovation ” the report cited the impact that our digital technologies have had in helping companies and governments adopt renewables, experiment with various forms of sustainable mobility and create smarter cities.

Recreating a Virtual City with Multicolor 3D Printing

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Brace Yourself Games is an indie video game studio based in Vancouver, Canada. For the upcoming launch of their new city building simulation game, “Industries of Titan” , they wanted to present their concept in a more original way – and used 3D printing to bring the game to life! We spoke to Antoine Lendrevie, Art Director at Brace Yourself Games. Can you tell us about yourself? My name is Antoine Lendrevie, and I’m the Art Director at Brace Yourself Games.

Don’t Worry….The 3D Printing train is NOT moving fast – 1 Minute Read

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In manufacturing, there is always a fear of falling behind in technology. You better not miss that next industry trade show! Or you lose the edge on your competition on what is happing tomorrow. Take 3D Printing….Take Take METAL 3D Printing!….Don’t Don’t worry…. Technology moves slow. 10 Years from now, there will still be sold more CNC Milling machines than 3D Metal printers. Funny fact, Stratasys, one of the leaders in 3D printers has their 30th. Anniversary this year.

I Don’t Donate to Checkout Charities at the Grocery Store.

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It is common in the US when, in line with your basket, the cashier asks, “Shall I add a donation of a dollar for Fill-in-the-blank charity?”. You can’t help feeling a little captive, stuck between candy aisles and conveyor belts. So, I came up with an idea; one that works for me. Instead of donating casual change when buying milk, how about adding it all up and support something I am passionate about?… … Manufacturing! This is super simple!

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CAD Tips and Tricks for Better 3D Printed Holes

DIY 3D Printing

Angus from Maker's Muse shows how to design holes that are easier to print. cad design how to tutorial

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Additive manufacturing salaries—experience pays off

Leslie's Blog

Additive manufacturing (AM) is being promoted as the beginning of a revolution in manufacturing. The revolution is to make manufacturing digital where everything is connected through a digital thread. Because AM can be connected to the cloud and other forms of “digitalness,” it is being viewed as a natural evolution of manufacturing. Thus, much effort and research is going on to turn what once was a prototyping tool into a production tool.