2015

printrbot GO – suitcase belts and signature panel

ei8htohms

Since before I even owned the GO! v.1), I had a vision in my mind about turning it into a steampunk steamer trunk kinda thing, and critical to that vision were suitcase belts.

Autodesk releasing HSMWorks 2016 for SOLIDWORKS

cadcamstuff.com

Time to strengthen up your CNC toolkit. SOLIDWORKS 2016 is here for the design. To make it better, here is HSMWorks 2016 for manufacturing. The standard for CAM companies is one major release a year. But, the Autodesk CAM development team sends updates out all the time; One of my favorite things.

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Now You Can Get a 3D Printed Mini-You in British Supermarkets

3D Printer

If you have quite a bit of spare change and some time, you can get a 3D printed figurine of yourself at select UK supermarkets. While still in the beta stage, 3D scanning pods are being set up in grocery stores to facilitate DIY figurine self-portraits. The process is simple.

11 Experts Share Their Top 3D Printing Beginner Tips

3D Printing for Beginners

Let's be honest, 3D printing can be quite tricky. Home 3D printing technology is still immature and 3D printing beginners who just bought their first machine are faced with a multitude of challenges when it comes to getting reliable and repeatable 3D print results. [.]. Beginners Corner

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.

Automated customization powered by 3D printing: Showcase Schunk eGRIP

Additively Blog

Read in this blogpost about a great showcase of automated customization powered by 3D printing: Schunk eGRIP

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Major Brands Adopt 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

Commercial 3D printing has been around since 1988, but change over the past two years is unlike anything we’ve seen in the industry’s first 25 years. Major corporations are making commitments to 3D printing.

LitePlacer DIY pick and place machine with camera guidance

DIY 3D Printing

Juha Kuusama developed a DIY pick-and-place machine inspired by Shapeoko CNC router. It is fully functional with computer vision / camera effector guidance, BOM import and precise enough to place 0402 parts with the vacuum head.

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A breath of fresh air in a crowded 3dprinting market

Philip Cotton

I first saw this printer at the 2013 3dprintshow in London and it caught my eye immediately. This was different from other printers. This actually had good design as the core feature.

FLEXIBLE 3D PRINTING

3D Printing Review

The concession stand at the Midwest Rep Rap Festival did not disappoint when it came to the expected fare: hot dogs, walking tacos, and bananas for scale. But the yummiest things there could not be bought—the Nutella prints coming off the Ultimaker² at the structur3D booth.

Introducing the 3DP-RDM Feasibility Studies: Redistributing Material Supply Chains for 3D printing

Capturing the Value

Following the recent feasibility study competition, the 3DP-RDM network is funding four projects in 2015. In this series of blog posts we introduce the four studies. Today we introduce the third study, “Redistributing Material Supply Chains for 3D printing”, which is being led by Prof.

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Freeform Modeling in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design

The Solidworks Blog

Conceptual design of stylized products often starts with hand sketches, and may involve several disconnected software applications for sketching, surface modeling, and sharing the concepts with others.

Better CAD for CAM from Autodesk University

cadcamstuff.com

Last week I got to do two presentation at Autodesk University. It was a blast! Here is one of the tips from the “Better CAD for CAM” Presentation. If you want to watch both presentations (about 1 hour a piece) check out these links from Autodesk University: Better CAD for CAM.

Doctor in Gaza Uses 3D Printing to Design Stethoscopes that Costs Just $.30

3D Printer

In the Gaza Strip, medical supplies are not only at a premium, they are sometimes non-existent due to restrictions and blockades. So looking to improve the lives of those around him, one doctor worked with other medical professionals to do something about it. “I

How to Store 3D Printing Filament – A Simple, Quick and Cheap Way to Keep Your Filament Dry

3D Printing for Beginners

Did you know that some of your 3D prints may have partially or completely failed just because of humidity contained in the filament you used?

3D printing is gaining speed with the new CLIP technology developed by 40 million $ backed startup Carbon3D

Additively Blog

Carbon3D presents with CLIP — Continuous Liquid Interface Production – a new 3D printing technology, which is 25 - 100 times faster than others. The 40 million $ backed startup is definitively one of the key player to watch. Read more about the CLIP technology here

A wake up call for consumer based 3D printing?

Leslie's Blog

The news that MakerBot missed its financial targets (only 7% revenue growth in 2014 versus the projected 25%) and had to lay off about one-fifth (120) of its employees may be big news within the media.

Not for Everyone

Wohlers Talk

Contrary to what some would like you to believe, owning and operating a 3D printer is not for most consumers. It may be easy to buy one, but it’s definitely not easy to create the 3D model data needed to produce a unique design.

Robert Cicetti claims he made first hemp based 3d printing filament

DIY 3D Printing

Robert Cicetti claims he made worlds first hemp based 3d printing filament. His pictures look cool but there are no details about the material or how its made. It is still cool, hemp could be very cost effective and environmentally sustainable filament source.

Helping to grow 3dprinting, DesignBox3D leads the way.

Philip Cotton

Ever needed an unbiased view of a 3dprinter? Want to steer clear from the mainstream brands and try an alternative? I often look at different printers that come onto the market and I have tested many smaller branded printers.

5 Ways 3D Printing Could Change the World

3D Printing Review

For most people, 3D printing feels like a technological phenomenon that doesn’t yet have a practical application. However, there is a real push to utilize industrial robotics in a variety of accessible mediums. We explore five of them.

3DP-RDM Scoping Workshop – Discussion Activity 1 Outputs

Capturing the Value

The 3DP-RDM Scoping Workshop of 30th January 2015 featured two distinct discussion activities. The entire process is described in the presentation slides from the day.

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World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Sternum Implanted Successfully in Patient With Giant Tumor

3D Printer

A woman in China just received the world’s first 3D printed titanium sternum implant thanks to a team of innovative doctors at the Tang Du Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University. Gu was having chest pains and was diagnosed with a massive tumor growing on her sternum.

CAD Tip: What you need to know about IGES and STEP files

cadcamstuff.com

Two CAD Tips this week! One might be the best tip I ever share; Round tripping your CAD files for better import! Also sharing some background information on IGES and STEP files I think you will totally love. Let me know what you think. Love your feedback!

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Some Mad Genius Hacked an IKEA Side Table into a Cheap 3D Printer Enclosure

3D Printer

Ingenuity and an empty wallet can be the mother of some great hacks. Now one maker dubbed ‘phatima’ has figured out how to make a 3D enclosure using IKEA furniture and very little cash that just so happens to solve some common 3D printing woes. It also starts with two of those $9.99

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What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #2 – Taulman 618 and Taulman 645 Nylon

3D Printing for Beginners

Welcome to another post in our Advanced 3D printing materials review series. This time, we’ll take a closer look at some more exciting 3D printer filament types and their inherent properties: Taulman Nylon 645 and Taulman Nylon 618.

Additively ist strategischer Partner der Additive Manufacturing Expo

Additively Blog

Additively ist strategischer Partner der AM Expo, der Additive Manufacturing Expo Schweiz 2016

Does 3D printing need its own operating system?

Leslie's Blog

Whether you use professional 3D printing machines or more commercial desktop units, every user has some issues with getting the designed part to print correctly. Part of the problem is the software used to convert a design into 3D printable slices.

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Jobs from 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

Government officials have been asking how 3D printing will create jobs in their part of the world. The subject came up again last week in Melbourne, Australia when meeting with people at the state government of Victoria.

Making induction heated extruder

DIY 3D Printing

Standard extruders are heated by simple resistive heaters and you basically need to push enough 12 or 24 V DC electric current trough a resistor and simple MOSFET.

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Want to learn how 3d printing works in space?

Philip Cotton

I wrote this quick blog on the 3dfilemarket.com to show how 3d printing in space is so different from printing on earth. What we don’t even think about when designing could prove deadly for astronauts. Check it out here [link].

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