2016

How to make big silicone molds from 3D printed objects

DIY 3D Printing

Volum3 from Romania made a tutorial on how to make large molds with several 3D printed parts acrylic plaster and silicone that can be used to cast relatively big objects from polyurethane foam. Instructables page: [link]. acrylic casting how to mold polyurethane silicone

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How to Hold on to Complex Parts in You Mill

cadcamstuff.com

It’s easy to machine a box, but what when our shapes become a little more complex? Time to jump and attack the biggest request from my inbox. “How do I hold on to my already machined part for the second operation?”

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These Inventors Just 3D-Printed a House for Less Than $100

3D Printer

Italian company World’s Advanced Saving Project has found a way to 3D print low cost and self-sustainable housing for communities in developing countries.

Additive shows off its manufacturing capabilities

Leslie's Blog

3Dprinting /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) has had a bit of an identity problem for the past few years. Is it a somewhat useful tool for makers, artists, and hobbyists? It is a tool for professional engineers to use for form, fit, and proof of concept needs?

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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.

Filament Storage Made Easy – No DIY Needed

3D Printing for Beginners

​Looking for a quick and easy way to store your 3D printer filament, without any DIY? Then you have come to the right place! This article will give you easy instructions on how to effectively store your 3D printing filament and shield it from degradation due to ambient air humidity.

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Event: Driving innovation in redistributed manufacturing, motorsport and Formula 1

Capturing the Value

Register on Eventbrite here. 3d printing 3DP-RDM additive manufacturing Event re-distributed manufacturing 3D printing Cass Business School F1 Formula 1 motorsport RDM Shard University of Cambridge Warwick Business School

Nano Dimension

Wohlers Talk

Nano Dimension is an Israeli company that is producing a 3D printer for making printed circuit boards. The machine and sample PCBs are on display at SolidWorks World 2016 here in Dallas, Texas.

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Another great use of 3dprinting

Philip Cotton

I had the great pleasure of interviewing leading educator, James Novak to learn more about his 3dprinted bike he designed. James is a lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia and has gained world wide recognition for his bicycle he developed.

How a 3-D Printer May Have Changed the Outcome of Super Bowl 50

3D Printing Review

The brace Thomas Davis is wearing for the Super Bowl. A FEW MINUTES after the Carolina Panthers punched their ticket to Super Bowl 50 with a blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals, reporters asked stud linebacker Thomas Davis how his arm was feeling. Yeah, it’s broken,” he replied.

Boldly Going Where Design Hasn’t Gone Before: the Promise of AR/VR

The Solidworks Blog

The excitement around virtual reality (VR) was high when it made a splashy debut two decades ago followed by its closely associated brethren augmented reality (AR) more recently.

Thor Open Source Robotic Arm from Spain

DIY 3D Printing

Thor is an Open Source and 3D printable robotic arm with six degrees of freedom developed by Ángel Larrañaga Muro from Madrid, Spain. Its configuration (yaw-roll-roll-yaw-roll-yaw) is the same one that is used on most manipulator robots that currently exist in the market.

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3 Things I Wish I Knew when I First Started using Fusion 360

cadcamstuff.com

So there I am— Sitting in front of the latest most bad ass CAD/CAM package. Confused and thinking “I’m pretty sure I’m the only one that doesn’t get this.” ” “Youtube video at the button of this blog post.”. Link to video.

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Print-On-Demand Bone Could Quickly Mend Major Injuries

3D Printer

New developments in 3D printing could allow doctors to print bones on the fly, enabling medical professionals to help patients heal quicker from bone injuries.

Can you get injection molded quality parts without post processing from 3D printers?

Leslie's Blog

Two features of 3D printers that can be issues for users are the surface finish quality of the part and the subsequent post processing often needed to finish the part. The developers at Rize created a 3D printer to address these issues.

How to Solve the Most Common 3D Printing Problems

3D Printing for Beginners

What do you do when you are trying to run a 3D print and it just doesn't come out right? Undoubtedly, you'll have faced a situation where your prints come out skewed, with a rough surface finish, with blobs or with plenty of stringing.

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Rapid.Tech 2016 im Videozwischenrückblick

Additively Blog

Erleben Sie die Rapid.Tech 2016 in Erfurt mit dem Videozwischenrückblick von Harry Flint/GBN Systems

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Material Makespaces and the Circular Economy workshop in London

Capturing the Value

Join 3D printing and other digital fabrication companies, makers, and researchers on November 9th at Fab Lab London to explore how to gather data about materials in makespaces, and how this data can help you source and cycle materials.

Metals at formnext

Wohlers Talk

I attended last week’s formnext , powered by TCT , in Frankfurt, Germany. The four-day event, involving an international exhibition and conference, was outstanding, especially given that it was the second year.

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CAD vs. Modeling: Which 3D Software to Choose?

Shapeways Blog

One of the most common questions we get from those who are new to digital manufacturing is “If I want to design something, which software should I learn?”. The answer to that is a little complex, but it hinges on one simple idea: What are you trying to make?

Promising trend for innovators: 3D printer prices are falling

3D Printing Review

A new report from IBISWorld looks at the state of 3D printing. What do falling prices mean for hardware startups and innovators? In a further sign of the falling barriers to hardware innovation, the price of 3D Printing Machines are expected to fall 6.4% in 2016.

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Five Free SOLIDWORKS Tools that Boost Everyday Productivity

The Solidworks Blog

As an engineer or designer, software typically comes with a cost—either in terms of the actual cost of buying it or in terms of the time investment you must make in order to successfully deploy it and integrate it into your product development processes.

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DIY Spinning Wheel Made On a 3D Printer

DIY 3D Printing

Peter Kobrin design and 3D printed a spinning wheel for his wife. Spinning wheel was used to make yarn or thread from fiber (like raw wool) which were then woven into fabric. All parts are 3D printed except bearings, hooks and tubing. Parts are made on Prusa I3 in PLA.

3 Programs You Need as CAD User

cadcamstuff.com

A CAD users workstation is what a good racecar is for a formula one driver. The problem occurs when you are deep into a project, and suddenly your computer slows down, or worse, the dreadful crash. Just like on the racetrack where too much speed into a corner can turn things upside down.

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The 3D-Printed ‘Super Bike’ Could Be a Bigger Deal Than You Think

3D Printer

Are you in the market for a motorcycle? Meet the Dagger, a 3D printed super bike created by Divergent 3D. The Dagger was introduced at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Mashable reports : But the bike isn’t made completely out of 3D-printed materials.

Additive manufacturing’s bright future

Leslie's Blog

2016 was an extraordinary year for additive manufacturing. Most vendors introduced truly manufacturing capable machines thanks to all the research and investment they could do when 3D printing was overhyped.

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #5 – nGEN from ColorFabb

3D Printing for Beginners

In late November 2015, ColorFabb announced the latest addition to their continually growing 3D printing filament portfolio: nGen.

Carbon launches their first printer - M1 using CLIP technology

Additively Blog

Carbon 3D launches the M1, the first 3d printer using the CLIP technology (Continuous Liquid Interface Production

Field Ready Makeathon

Capturing the Value

Field Ready, a start-up focused on solving humanitarian supply chain problems through innovative manufacturing approaches such as 3D printing, is hosting a Makeathon at the Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge on the afternoon of 14th May. Makeathons are events of intense brainstorming and prototyping aimed at solving a particular technical challenge.

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Mattel’s New ThingMaker

Wohlers Talk

I’m old enough to remember the Creepy Crawler ThingMaker of the 1960s. I did not own one, but a neighbor friend did, and we made many plastic worms and bugs with it. We had fun with the simple product, even though we were limited to the shapes available from the small molds that came with it.

How Human Task Simulation Can Identify AEC Safety Risks

3D Perspectives

Click to Tweet: How Human Task Simulation. Can Identify #AEC Safety Risks. Injury from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)—caused by lifting heavy items, performing tasks repetitively, working in awkward body postures, etc.—plagues plagues many industries.