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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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

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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*!

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.

A quick comparison of CNC machine tools

3E Rapid Prototyping

CNC machines are hugely versatile pieces of equipment, in large part thanks to the range of cutting tools they can accommodate. From end mills to thread mills, there’s a tool for every operation, allowing a CNC machine to perform a variety of cuts and incisions in a workpiece.

Bed Leveling Guide by Billie Ruben

DIY 3D Printing

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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.

Ivan Miranda Made a Fully 3D Printed Tracked Vehicle

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.”

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

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.

(6+3) Dofs Kinematically Redundant Parallel Mechanism

DIY 3D Printing

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

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Top 10 Features I Am Thankful for in SOLIDWORKS

Modern Tech

As a SOLIDWORKS user, I am always excited when new software features and enhancements are released every year. The more I use the software, the more I realize how valuable these updates are and how much they improve my experience.

Experimental 3D Printing of a Transformer by GreatScott!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

How to Get SOLIDWORKS Certified - CSWP level

Modern Tech

Expanding your SOLIDWORKS knowledge to optimize your skills and your resume can be a daunting task when looking at the many certification types.

3D Printed Parts Produced 20 Years Ago

DIY 3D Printing

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

Copprint Conductive Nano-paricle Ink for Printed Electronics

DIY 3D Printing

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

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

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