2019

Bed Leveling Guide by Billie Ruben

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

3D Printing for Preoperative Management of Complex Orthopedic Cases

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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

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.”

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.

Hardware Startups: Knowing Your Market Segment

3D Innovations

The key to a successful product launch and sustainable business success, is knowing the market segment you are launching your product into. An understanding of the market will provide insight into the competition, best distribution methods, customer acquisition and manufacturing methodology. According to the popular book, “ The Startup Owner’s Manual ” there are three types of markets. Established Market. Entering an established market means that the competition is strong.

Showerloop - the Open Source DIY Water Recycling Shower

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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. Showerloop presentation video: More technical concept presentation: Project homepage with extensive build documentation: [link] GoFundMe fundraiser: [link]. diy open source recycling water

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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. These companies showed their latest products and services related to additive manufacturing and 3D printing. We had a team of five people there, yet it was difficult to see it all.

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.

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.

3D Printed Parts Produced 20 Years Ago

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3D printing has been around for more than 20 years. Fran shows some old printed parts. Where is our manufacturing revolution? Where are the Star Trek replicators? If we only had open sourced everything when it was discovered. history

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.

Prusa MINI is here!

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Prusa MINI homepage: [link]. low cost new diy 3d printer prusa

Disabled Man Designs and 3D Prints His DIY Sports Wheelchair

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Let’s Kill Thingiverse?

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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

Why did Dassault Systèmes aquire Medidata?

3D Perspectives

We recently closed our company’s biggest-ever acquisition: Medidata. Our companies are coming together to advance our shared goal of transforming the life sciences industry , specifically to boost innovation in personalized health and higher industrial performance. Medidata, which will become Dassault Systèmes’ third largest brand, stood out for its entrepreneurial spirit and passion for transforming clinical development across the globe.

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.

Intellectual Property Protection During Manufacturing

3D Innovations

Protecting intellectual property (IP) is important to any business, but especially so when you are launching a startup. Often your IP’s security can mean the difference between a viable business and a startup failure. That is why protecting your IP during the manufacturing phase of product development is critically important. Below we examine the IP security pros and cons of domestic v. international manufacturing for your hardware startup. Domestic Manufacturing.

FlexTILT Head 3D Review by Maker's Muse

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Angus reviews interesting 3D printed tilt head product which could show where 3D printed manufacturing business is going. business

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

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3D Printed Transforming Drone with Samara Autorotating Wings

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Project description: Published on - IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Vol. 4 Issue 3 Title - Dynamics and Control of a Collaborative and Separating Descent of Samara Autorotating Wings Authors - Shane Kyi Hla Win, Luke Soe Thura Win, Danial Sufiyan, Gim Song Soh and Shaohui Foong Abstract - To deliver lightweight sensor payloads to disaster-struck areas bymeans of an aerial deployment, a novel bio-inspired method capitalizing on autorotation to slow down vertical descent rate is proposed.

DIY Depowder Station for 3D Prints Post-processing

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3Digitalcooks made a useful DIY depowdering station. You can save some money and make your own post-processing cell to clean various powder types from a finished part. Project homepage: [link]. 3d printed food diy powder 3d printing

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.,

Small Wood Frame DIY 3D Printer by Creativity Buzz

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Creativity Buzz YT channel published a build video featuring a small wood framed 3d printer design powered by Arduino. Looks interesting. Anyone knows the model or more about this design? arduino new diy 3d printer wood frame 3d printer

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Oasis 3DP Open Source Powder and Inkjet DIY 3D Printer

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Ytec3D developed an open sourced powder DIY 3d printer based on inkjet cartridges. Project description: Oasis is a powder and inkjet 3D printer (3DP) that uses older inkjet technology to print an object. HP45 inkjet printheads jetting binder are used to bind powder locally. This part can then be cleaned and treated to create an 3D object. 3DP can print in several materials to get several results: Gypsum: For full color parts if printed with a color.

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Scoopy DIY 3D Printed Savonius Wind Generator

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energy generation wind generator

Materialise Acquires Engimplan, Enters the Medical Device Market

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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

Relativity Space - 3D Printing an Entire Rocket in 60 Days

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This is soooooooooo cool! Company homepage: [link]. industrial 3d printer metal 3d printing rocket space

Honolulu Mini Maker Faire — June 22, 2019

3D Innovations

Save the date for the Honolulu Mini Maker Faire on June 22 nd. The event will take place at the ‘Iolani School from 12pm to 5pm. This is a great family event and a chance to see what the local maker community is working on. Our President, Collin Kobayashi, will be at our 3D Innovations booth answering your 3D printing, prototyping and product commercialization questions.

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

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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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Ivan Miranda Made a Fully 3D Printed Tracked Vehicle

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DIY 3D Printable VR Backpack

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cool things to 3d print electronics VR wearable

How Strong are 3D Printed Thread Inserts?

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Great exploratory video by CNC Kitchen about strenght of 3d printed thread inserts. 3d print quality strength test tutorial

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G-Code Hack for Removing Prints by Make Anything

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Cool Friction Welding Video

DIY 3D Printing

I started to really enjoy manufacturing and machining videos. Contrary to the title, this is NOT a novel method, friction welding is quite familliar in the industry. It's still cool :-). friction welding manufacturer video off topic

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DIY 3D Printed TelescopePrime

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Project homepage: [link]. astronomy diy optics poland telescope

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Wire Printing in Cura by Chuck

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cura slicer software wire