2019

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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South African Surgeons Perform A Successful Middle Ear Transplant Using 3D Printing Technology

3DPrint.com

A groundbreaking surgery was performed at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa to a patient who had lost his hearing due to a car accident. Mashudu Tshifularo and his medical team became the. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Bioprinting Medical 3D Printing Science & Technology 3D printing bones 3d printing medical advances ear transplant Mashudu Tshifularo south africa University of Pretoria

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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).

Enjoy Savings with i.materialise this Black Friday Weekend

i.materialise

With i.materialise, Black Friday savings don’t mean waiting in lines — score discounts from the comfort of your own home! Place an order starting from Black Friday up to and including Cyber Monday — November 29 th to December 2 nd — and receive 15% off your print*!

CAD Data Management (survey results)

Tech Clarity

How can smaller companies and design teams manage CAD data without taking away from their time to innovate and respond to customers?

SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2019 – Michelle Pillers Community Contribution Award #SWUGN #SWW19 #SOLIDWORKS

Michael Lord

Today I am truly honored, very humbled, extremely proud and for a moment almost without words (…almost). This afternoon the SWUGN (SOLIDWORKS User Group Network) Summit presented their Yearly […]. SolidWorks SOLIDWORKS World 2019 swugn #SWW19 solidworks

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Chinese Morticians Improving Facial Reconstruction Through 3D Printing

3DPrint.com

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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4 Tailor-Made Materials Created For Additive Manufacturing

3E Rapid Prototyping

With the continuing growth of additive manufacturing, companies and researchers have come up with various sub-technologies, add-ons and means of optimizing prints. However, another means of achieving an optimized object is to optimize the material being used. This has given a rise to various materials made for 3D printing, all of which exhibit ideal properties achieved through precise control.

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.

Meet Our New Rubber-Like Material!

i.materialise

We’re back from our summer break and have exciting news to share: we have a new and improved TPU offering ! Plus, this rubber-like material is now available in the US! Our Research Project Manager Giovanni Vleminckx has been working hard on getting this material ready for production, which is still fully flexible like the old TPU, but now even more resistant to abrasion and wear. Research project manager Giovanni Vleminckx researches all new materials and technologies that we offer.

SOLIDWORKS Save, Backup, and Auto-recover Options

Javelin Tech Tips

Have you ever lost work simply because you forgot to save your changes? Have you ever changed your design and couldn’t redo the changes to a previous model, so you had to start over? Then let me show you how to guarantee you are keeping your designs safe by setting up SOLIDWORKS save, backup and auto-recover settings in your system options. SOLIDWORKS has multiple settings for backing up your files.

CAD Data Management Research (survey invitation)

Tech Clarity

How do small companies and design teams manage CAD data? Tech-Clarity invites you to join a research study on managing CAD data for small teams. Please take 10-15 minutes to fill out this short survey. As a thank you, we will send you a copy of the report summarizing the findings. Eligible respondents will also. read more » The post CAD Data Management Research (survey invitation) appeared first on Tech-Clarity.

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Ivan Miranda Made a Fully 3D Printed Tracked Vehicle

DIY 3D Printing

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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.

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.

Figure 4 Direct Digital Molding – Workflow

Deelip

Enough of theory. Let’s see how a typical workflow of Figure 4 Direct Digital Molding looks like in real life. Here are a couple of parts loaded into 3D Sprint , the part preparation software for 3D Systems plastic 3D printers.

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.

Pediatric Surgeon 3D Prints a Aortic Valve Repair Testing Device

3DPrint.com

Nations around the world are taking steps to prevent heart disease, with both advice and legislation to promote healthy eating habits, annual check-ups, and even antismoking laws and regulations. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d design aortic valve pressurization device aortic valve repair argentina boston Boston's Children's Hospital congenital heart disease Garrahan Hospital Harvard Medical School Ignacio Berra Stratasys Objet30 surgery

Picking a Reliable CNC Shop for CNC Machining Parts

3E Rapid Prototyping

You’re not alone if on CNC turned parts, your industry hugely depends. In today’s modern world, they are an essential part of every industry. You may want one-off parts manufactured or you may require a regular supply of the parts.

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.

Happy Holidays! We’re Open All Season Long

i.materialise

From everyone at i.materialise, we’re wishing you a wonderful holiday season and new year! We’re happy to share with you that we’ll continue to take your orders throughout the entire holiday period.

How to Select Identical Components in SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS 2019 allows you to select identical components by selecting one of the components. This option works within the features including: Pattern Components (Circular Patterns, Circular Component, Curve Driven Component, Linear Component, Pattern Driven Component, Sketch Driven Component). Mirror Components. Move/Rotate Components (available with Collision Detection and Physical Dynamics). Component Selection for features such as Defeature and Exploded View.

How 3D Printing is Transforming Dentistry

Modern Tech

3D printing has revolutionized many industries, and the field of dentistry is no different. Due to the numerous benefits of 3D printing, dentists are finding various ways to implement it into their practices.

(6+3) Dofs Kinematically Redundant Parallel Mechanism

DIY 3D Printing

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

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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.