2019

Formnext 2019

Wohlers Talk

Last week’s Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany was outstanding. Nearly 35,000 people attended, up more than 28% from last year. Four large exhibition halls were nearly filled with 852 exhibitors, an increase of 35% over 2018.

Showerloop - the Open Source DIY Water Recycling Shower

DIY 3D Printing

A friend sent me an interesting and useful open source project for making your own recycling shower. It re-uses 10 litres of water in a loop with filtering and heat reclaiming.

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Lattice Structures in 3DXpert

Deelip

This is a 3D Systems DMP Flex 350 build plate showcasing the surface and volumetric lattices that can be designed using 3DXpert, our purpose built metal additive manufacturing software which comes bundled with out metal 3D printers.

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Behind the data: Using information intelligence to understand and drive innovation

3D Perspectives

Dassault Systèmes at CES 2020 will continue to drive the conversation around digital transformation to create sustainable innovations. Data plays a critical role in meeting consumer expectations and desires centered on the personalized experiences a product delivers.

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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 for Preoperative Management of Complex Orthopedic Cases

3DPrint.com

In the recently published, ‘Virtual preoperative planning and 3D printing are valuable for the management of complex orthopaedic trauma’ authors Abhishek Mishra, Tarun Verma, Abhishek Vaish, Riya. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d printed medical models 3D printed pre-operative planning Virtual preoperative planning

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Accuracy Report by AFNOR

The Solidworks Blog

Need to know how accurate SOLIDWORKS Simulation really is? How about within 1 percent of the referenced solution?! That’s the conclusion after running 101 validation examples for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software as documented by the Structural Analysis Software Validation Guide and corresponding report. This guide was published by AFNOR (Association Française de NORmalisation, French Standardization Association), written and compiled by the SFM (Société Française des Mécaniciens).

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Product Development Basics for Hardware Entrepreneurs

3D Innovations

In this post we are going over the product development basics for our friends thinking of launching their dream in the new year. As one year ends and another begins, it’s time for many to look ahead to the possibilities of what a brand new year can bring.

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. One area is in the production of industrial AM systems, which are those that sell for more than $5,000.

Selecting Parts for AM

Wohlers Talk

Note: Ray Huff, associate engineer at Wohlers Associates, authored the following. Adopting additive manufacturing (AM) for serial production is one of the biggest and most interesting recent trends in industry. Many companies want to know the secret of how to choose parts that are a good fit. Selecting the right parts is very specific to the process, material, product, and market, yet some overarching guidelines help in the process.

3D-Printed Figurines

Wohlers Talk

3D scanning and printing tools make it possible to produce color figurines of action figures, pets, our kids, and a lot more. Prior to our daughter’s wedding last July, we decided to produce a custom cake topper of her and her fiancé. Our company has worked with 3D scanning in the past, but we had not dealt with this level of detail in some time. The following images show the 3D prints from the scan data.

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.

Bed Leveling Guide by Billie Ruben

DIY 3D Printing

bed leveling guide

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Additive Manufacturing in 2019

Wohlers Talk

The additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry has been anything but dull, with stirring news nearly every week. Last week, for example, footwear product company Dr. Scholl’s announced a partnership with Wiivv to produce custom insoles by AM. I own a pair of the Wiivv-branded custom insoles (see the left image in the following) and wrote about them here. The next 12 months will offer a wide range of interesting—even exciting—developments in AM.

Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 Production Material

Deelip

The new Figure 4 production materials sample part kit showed up on my desk today. I had seen some parts being printed at our booth at Formnext 2019. But these parts quite simply blew my mind.

Experiencing Leonardo da Vinci’s brilliance in 3D

3D Perspectives

500 years ago this month, the great artist-scientist Leonardo da Vinci passed away. One of the most remarkable facets of da Vinci was his ability to make a connection between multiple disciplines – combining Science with Art, Humanities and Technologies. To honor his legacy, the Clos Lucé Castle in Amboise, France held a series of events called “Effervesciences.”

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.

Materialise Acquires Engimplan, Enters the Medical Device Market

3DPrint.com

Materialise is the leader in 3D printing software. Additionally, the firm has a 3D printing service bureau. By leveraging its learnings in manufacturing it can improve its software; while. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d printed orthopedic braces 3D printed orthopedic implants 3d printed orthopedics 3D-CMF CMF Digital Orthopedic Laboratory engimplan ortho orthopedic

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Beta is Live!

The Solidworks Blog

We are excited to announce that SOLIDWORKS® 2020 Beta is live and ready for your feedback! Every year, the SOLIDWORKS R&D team reviews and prioritizes thousands of enhancement requests submitted by our users to produce a release that delivers new capabilities while continuously improving performance and quality.

(6+3) Dofs Kinematically Redundant Parallel Mechanism

DIY 3D Printing

Very interesting mechanism :-) More info: [link]. kinetic sculpture

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Experimental 3D Printing of a Transformer by GreatScott!

DIY 3D Printing

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Ivan Miranda Made a Fully 3D Printed Tracked Vehicle

DIY 3D Printing

3d printed vehicles large models

Making Press Break Tools for Metal Bending with your DIY 3D Printer

DIY 3D Printing

Above you can see it being used in small scale manufacturing with thick sheet metal on industrial press, below you can see it in home use with a simple vise. home manufacturing manufacturing tool

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Gripping gears with pass-through holes by Henry Segerman

DIY 3D Printing

Thingiverse page: [link]. cool things to 3d print gears

Cool 3D Printed One Hand Controller by Will Cogley

DIY 3D Printing

Build instructions: [link] [link]. cool things to 3d print electronics keyboard

AM Adoption in Aerospace

Wohlers Talk

At an impressive pace, companies in the aerospace industry are building in-house capacity and expanding the number of certified suppliers in additive manufacturing. The Federal Aviation Administration and others have indicated to me that a half dozen or more metal AM parts have been certified for flight. In the 2014 to 2016 time frame, I saw more than 30 new designs for metal AM at Airbus and its subsidiary Premium AEROTEC. It is believed that hundreds of different polymer AM parts (i.e.,

Copprint Conductive Nano-paricle Ink for Printed Electronics

DIY 3D Printing

Company page: [link]. conductive ink electronics nano nanoparticles

2019 customer story highlights

3D Perspectives

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing how companies around the world, of diverse sizes and industries, use the 3D EXPERIENCE platform and our other applications in many individual ways.

Let’s Kill Thingiverse?

3DPrint.com

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

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

The Solidworks Blog

In every SOLIDWORKS® release, we work on improving software performance while at the same time working to improve your overall experience. Our goal, as always, is to make your life easier, and the enhancements to SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 are no exception.

Recycling Cardboard into Hard Objects with 3D Printed Molds

DIY 3D Printing

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3D Printed Office Building by Apis Cor

DIY 3D Printing

3d printed buildings 3d printing in cement concrete

Five Simple and Useful 3D Printable Tools by Black Beard Projects

DIY 3D Printing

cool things to 3d print diy tool tools

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Disabled Man Designs and 3D Prints His DIY Sports Wheelchair

DIY 3D Printing

disabled medical applications of 3d printing outdoor prosthetic sport

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Successes In 3D Printing Spinal Implants in Two Complex Cases

3DPrint.com

In the recently published ‘Challenges in the design and regulatory approval of 3D printed surgical implants: a two-case series,’ authors Koen Willemsen, Razmara Nizak, Herke Jan Noordmans, René M. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d printed spinal implants 3D printed titanium implants DMP320 3D printer The Netherlands

Open Source DIY Telescope Prime Features Raspberry Pi and 3D Printed Parts

3DPrint.com

While the majority of us are not astronauts, there is a tool that can be used in your home to make you feel like you’re just a little bit closer. The post Open Source DIY Telescope Prime. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d model 3d printed prototype 3d printed telescope astronomy diy project Flashforge 3D printer open source outer space PLA material poland raspberry pi space telescope Sygnis New Technologies Telescope Prime

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A Bioprinting World Map

3DPrint.com

With 109 established bioprinting companies and many entrepreneurs around the world showing interest in the emerging field, it’s just a matter of time before it becomes one of the most. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Bioprinting Business Medical 3D Printing 3d bioprinting 4d bioprint Asia Bioink for 3D printing europe latin america Oceania regenerative medicine tissue engineering united states