2017

Make a DIY Waterjet Cutter From a Cheap Pressure Cleaner

DIY 3D Printing

In my youth, I used to work at a local car wash place. If you traveled trough Balkans you probably saw many of them, and they all use handheld pressure washers. When I saw this video it reminded me of that time and I thought you guys would enjoy and find something useful in this project.

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Best Way To Learn Autodesk Fusion 360

cadcamstuff.com

My hero, Tony Robbins said: “You can only learn by connecting something unknown to something you already know.”. Trying to learn a new CAD/CAM software can be painful, especially if you have no idea where to find someone to connect the unknown to the known.

22nd Annual Wohlers Report

Wohlers Talk

I’m happy to announce this week’s publication of Wohlers Report 2017. I’d like to think that after so many years, it would become easier. It does not, mostly due to all of the changes and new developments in additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

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Laser Institute’s LAM Workshop Explores State of the Art in Additive Manufacturing

3D Printer

Lasers are an integral part of many 3D Printing processes, making it a natural fit that the Laser Institute of America [LIA] annually produces the Laser Additive Manufacturing [LAM] Workshop.

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.

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2018

The Solidworks Blog

It seems like we were just at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 last week announcing the addition of SOLIDWORKS CAM as part of our Design-to-Manufacturing solution. Since then, we have been busy building and testing SOLIDWORKS CAM.

AEC Industry Trends: Driving Toward Connection, Digitization, Transformation

3D Perspectives

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Was ist heute bereits Realität bei 3D-Druck in der Medizintechnik?

Additively Blog

3D-Druck / additive Fertigung hat grosses Potential in der Medizintechnik: Von der Beschleunigung der Produktentwicklung, über die Kleinserienproduktion bis hin zu patientenspezifischen Lösungen. Doch was ist heute bereits Realität

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4 Badass Female Designers Using Coding to Create

Shapeways Blog

It’s been A WEEK, so we thought it would be nice, at this particular moment, to introduce you to some female designers who use 3D printing to combine a sophisticated use of coding with a stunning artistic aesthetic.

Printrbot Printrbelt

DIY 3D Printing

Printrbot just teased their Printrbelt 3D printer with the heated conveyor belt print surface or "Infinite Z" as they described it. The belt is a steel belt covered in Kapton with adjustable bed height and tension.

Understand Smarter Toolpaths – Adaptive…

cadcamstuff.com

I am sorry to bring it up, but someone has to do it. If you on a regular basis gets in contact with a CAM program or a CNC milling machine tool, you better keep reading. They said it was for roughing and so much faster, but that was only because they did not know how to explain it to you.

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CSU’s Idea2Product Lab

Wohlers Talk

Note: The following was authored by Ray Huff, manager of the I2P lab at Colorado State University. He is an intern at Wohlers Associates. At universities worldwide, 3D printing is unlocking doors previously unavailable to students, staff, and others.

DigiFabCon Explores how tools like 3DPrinting are changing the world!

3D Printer

For the 5th year, Fab Lab Hub is bringing together people from around the world who are using tools like lasers and 3D Printers to change their world.

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Company Using Drones to Save Heart Attack Victims Lives

3D Printing Hub

Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide causing an estimated 17.3 million death each year. Only a small percentage of victims receive defibrillators in-time and survive. The time between cardiac arrest and defibrillation is the most important factor determening survival rates.

Working with plastics in 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions.

3D Printing Where and How: 3DP-RDM network event – 31st January

Capturing the Value

What: Final dissemination event of the 3DP-RDM network. Where: IfM, Cambridge. When: 31st January 2017. How: Register your participation on Eventbrite. Following the completion of the second round of 3DP-RDM feasibility studies you are warmly invited to join this final dissemination event to hear the final results of these studies. The event will feature presentations from the four 3DP-RDM feasibility studies conducted during 2016. Registration for this event is free but tickets are limited.

Can You Identify the Best Design?

The Solidworks Blog

So, which is the best design? The only difference between the three designs are the angled support members at 30°, 45°, and 60° to the vertical uprights.

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Virtual Cities: Let’s Rethink the Way We Live

3D Perspectives

As a city evolves, how do you ensure you make the right decisions and meet the needs of the people? Singapore is a pioneer in creating a comprehensive virtual model of itself: a virtual city. Globalization, urbanization, and climate change present significant challenges to cities worldwide. .

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

i.materialise

We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: in 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. We all use different software, print in different materials, and not only use different printers but also different printing technologies.

McLaren Racing and Stratasys Team Up to Bring Additive Manufacturing to Formula 1

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

From left, Jonathan Neale, McLaren Technology Group COO and Ilan Levin, Stratasys CEO. We’re delighted to announce a new four-year partnership with McLaren Racing!

New Prusa I3 MK3 is Released!!!

DIY 3D Printing

The original Prusa I3 Mk2 is one of the best 3D printers currently available and it just got better with the new version: the MK3. It features many improvements and cool upgrades that go beyond what many much more expensive machines have.

Standing on Shoulders of Titans Academy

cadcamstuff.com

Lifting the veil on a CAD/CAM Academy that has gained much support (from likes of Kennametal, Haas Automation)— and it’s as good as you thought it might be.

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The Future of 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

Like many, I’m intrigued by the prospects of the future. For 30 years, I have put thought into the developments and applications of additive manufacturing and 3D printing—terms that are used interchangeably.

Formlabs Gathering of 3DPrinting Thought Leaders At MIT Media Lab Explores The Digital Factory

3D Printer

Formlabs has always been a wonder of innovation in the already creative 3D Printing space. The founding team – Maxim Lobovsky, Natan Linder, and David Cranor – designed a stereolithography 3D Printer while still students at the Center for Bits and Atoms in the MIT Media Lab and brought advanced capabilities to a wider audience by re-thinking the laser-based additive process.

Drones are Speeding Hurricane Harvey Response by 800%

3D Printing Hub

For the past few days, the world has watched in horror as tropical storm Harvey continues to leave a trail of destruction in its wake. The hurricane brought the highest amount of rainfall ever recorded from a single storm.

5 amazing 3D printed cars

Leslie's Blog

It’s Friday. And it’s National Manufacturing Day. So, what better way to celebrate, and get ready for the weekend, than to look at a few 3D printed car designs. The Blade super car. The Blade before painting. Divergent Microfactories uses 3D printing to build parts for its supercar.

Creating Ultra-Detailed Bricks in 1:220 Scale

Shapeways Blog

Walter Smith of Walt’s Trains and Things recently shared some incredible scale models in the Model Train Thread in the Shapeways forums. Beginning with simple block forms like those shown below (courtesy Stony Smith ), Walter evolved his design, achieving some amazing results.

Learn How to Get Started with SOLIDWORKS Composer

The Solidworks Blog

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Drones and the Digital Future of Agriculture

3D Perspectives

Drones and the Digital Future of Agriculture. A growing global population, less available arable land, aging workforces, and climate change, mean that the pressures on Agriculture producers are becoming more complex.

New report: Mass customisation governance

Capturing the Value

We’re pleased to be able to share the final project report from the feasibility study led by Dr Phoebe Li at University of Sussex. Mass customisation governance: regulation, liability, and intellectual property of re-distributed manufacturing in 3D printing ” describes results of their work undertaken during the 2016 round of 3DP-RDM feasibility studies. The results of this project were presented at the 3DP-RDM event 3D Printing Where and How on 31st January 2017 at the IfM in Cambridge.

Stratasys Launches F123 Series of Rapid Prototyping Solutions

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Motorcycle helmet prototypes produced on the F370 3D Printer at the Center for Advanced Design being tested for design validation. Combines Office-Usability and Increased Speed with Engineering-grade Performance.

Six Axis Delta 3D printer from ZHAW

DIY 3D Printing

Oliver Tolar and Denis Herrmann, students from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) developed a six axis Delta 3d printer with movable build plate., Here is the video demonstration: Sources with further information: [link] https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/3D-Drucker-mit-beweglicher-Druckplatte-3594506.html

Why Should Small-Midsize Manufacturing Be On Social Media— Haas Demo Day 2017

cadcamstuff.com

Your current customers, future prospects, and possible dream hire are on social media. You have an opportunity today, to create REAL Awayness and REAL Brand for your small to mid-size manufacturing company. It is free and everyone, even grandma are there. This is easy.

Importance of Design for AM

Wohlers Talk

Note: The following was authored by Olaf Diegel, associate consultant at Wohlers Associates. Lasertech, a metal additive manufacturing (AM) company in northern Sweden, asked me to design something that showcased metal AM, so I chose a small still.

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