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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A Quick and Easy 3D Printable Valentine’s Gift

3D Printing for Beginners

Valentine's day is approaching fast. If you are still looking for a last-minute, yet creative gift, don't despair! We might just have the solution for you: a 3D printable Valentine's gift in the form of a heart-shaped bookmark. […]. 3D Printing Projects

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.

3D printing helps child achieve her dream of throwing a baseball

Leslie's Blog

The internet is full of stories about some student 3D printing a hand for a classmate or even themselves with a desktop 3D printer. Amazing to be sure, but for the most part those 3D printed hands offer limited function. Which might lead some to think that 3D printing is not really useful here.

New Bit by Bit visitor: Cecilia Maria Angioletti

Capturing the Value

We’re pleased to welcome Cecilia Maria Angioletti as a visitor to the Bit by Bit project to continue investigations into the sustainability implications of 3D printing.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Five Questions to Ask to Improve Your Aerospace Business

3D Perspectives

Aerospace companies strive to improve performance while managing growing program complexity (more complex systems, and an extended supply chain) while facing more competition than ever before. Companies need every advantage to succeed.

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!

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Top 10 3D Model Databases: The Best Sites to Download 3D Models for 3D Printing

i.materialise

If you intend to 3D print a model, that doesn’t mean you always have to start designing from scratch. There are tons of websites out there that offer (both free and premium) 3D models to download.

Learn How to Get Started with SOLIDWORKS Composer

The Solidworks Blog

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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. .

Stratasys White Paper Identifies Surgical Procedures that Benefit Most from 3D Printed Models

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

A patient-specific spleen model 3D printed using a Stratasys J750 full-color, multi-material 3D Printer, showing the finest of details, combining soft and hard textures, 3D printed in one print job.

RC Customization Series: Lap 1 – Upgrading The Tamiya Hornet

Shapeways Blog

Our new RC Customization Series takes us inside a very cool Tamiya Hornet customization project, headed up by Shapeways’ Eindhoven Distribution Specialist Tijs Lochbaum and European Community Manager Ruud van den Muijzenberg.

R-CNC DIY CNC Mill with 3D Printed Parts

DIY 3D Printing

RoMaker from France developed and published the R-CNC mill plans. It is made from 3d printed parts and aluminum structure elements. It looks easy to make with well documented build instructions. The cost of it should be relatively affordable and cheap to make. Eletronics is based on Ramps 1.4

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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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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