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

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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. The cost of manufacturing these houses is less than $100 per unit, making it an incredibly attractive prospect for charities throughout the world.

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How to Hold on to Complex Parts in You Mill


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?” ” Here is a preview of the 3 different solutions from the video: You flip the part over and realize that you now are having a hard time picking up for the second operation. When I first looked at this one, I thought soft-jaws, but ended up in a fixture.

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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? Is it a machine that will replace CNCs and other legacy manufacturing systems? Is it the third leg of manufacturing—subtractive, injection molding, and now additive?

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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. All the items can be bought from Amazon or in retail shops and there is no Do-it-yourself action involved. […]. Tips & Techniques

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.

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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Beantworten Sie alle Ihre Fragen zu 3D-Druck an einem Tag an der AM Expo!

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Die AM Expo beantwortet alle Ihre Fragen zu 3D-Druck an einem Tag. Kommen Sie am 20. / September nach Luzern


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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. The dual printhead machine uses material jetting technology to deposit photopolymer as the base material and a silver nanoparticle ink for the conductive traces. The printhead deposits the silver in layers that are 2 microns in thickness.

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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. The great thing about this designs is it shows how far 3dprinting can be pushed with a creative mind. To read the blog please click here.

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

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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. He’d run into Arizona tight end Daniel Fells, who jumped and kneed Davis in the right forearm. “It It hurt,” he said, laughing, “that’s all I can tell you.” That was two weeks ago.

Celprogen 3D Prints a Pancreas from PLA and Human Stem Cells


The pancreas is one of the most critical organs in the human body – if something goes wrong with it, it can affect your whole life, or even threaten it. Although it’s a relatively small. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d bioprinting 3d printed organs 3d printed pancreas bioprinting Celprogen stem cells

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.

Print-On-Demand Bone Could Quickly Mend Major Injuries

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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. This new technology is still being perfected and tested on monkeys and rats, but medical professionals are confident that it will propel the industry forward.

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


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. We have all been there, and we will all be there again. There is nothing worse than struggling to learn new software. Here are 3 of the biggest lessons I’ve learned, and what I wish I had known when I first got started using Fusion 360.

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Can you think differently?

Leslie's Blog

The signs are here. Additive manufacturing is already demanding that users think differently. The Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence make the same demand. In the next ten years, the question of whether additive-manufacturing machines can be used for production will be definitively answered. They will. Already, major vendors are introducing this next phase of additive manufacturing.

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. You have been tweaking your slicer settings for hours, wasted meters of filament and gotten to the point where you become quite desperate. Don't despair, help is within reach! […]. Beginners Corner

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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.

3D printing and sustainability article published in Journal of Cleaner Production

Capturing the Value

We’re delighted to announce that Simon Ford and Mélanie Despeisse’s paper “Additive manufacturing and sustainability: an exploratory study of the advantages and challenges” has now been published in volume 137 of the Journal of Cleaner Production. As our project is funded by the EPSRC, the article is open access so free to download. So please download and read the paper and then let us know what you think. Abstract.

Rapid.Tech: 3D-Produktkonfiguratoren im Vormarsch

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An der diesjährigen Rapid.Tech in Erfurt, Deutschland, ein Thema wird besonders Gross geschrieben: Dynamische Produktkonfiguratoren


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. In its upright position, Thor is about 625mm and it can lift objects up to 750 grams.

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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. Most major companies in additive manufacturing and 3D printing were present, and many had very large and impressive exhibits. One could easily make the case that it was the most elaborate and striking display of AM products and services ever.

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Preview the Future of SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

When SOLIDWORKS ® 95 was introduced it revolutionized the way engineers and designers created products. One of the company’s original missions was to put easy-to-use, but powerful 3D CAD on every engineer’s desktop. At the time the idea was radical; 3D CAD was expensive and required specialized hardware. SOLIDWORKS cut the price from $40,000 to $4,000 and created a powerful program capable of running on a Windows ® operating system.

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. That’s according to a report just released by market research firm IBISWorld.

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Spanish Surgeons Use Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Instruments


Surgeons tend to be on the cutting edge all around, pun intended. With lives held in their very hands as they perform procedures from the most routine to those that have never been attempted, doctors. View the entire article via our website.

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

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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. Possibly the Dagger’s most important component for gearheads, its motor, comes from a Kawasaki H2 supercharged sportbike.

3 Programs You Need as CAD User


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. Most of us know enough about RAM and processors to know and that you can use up resources running cool CAD while syncing Outlook, blasting iTunes and checking Facebook, etc.

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Additive Manufacturing – from trial and error to a true revolution

Leslie's Blog

Guest blog by Dominic Gallello, CEO of MSC Software. We are witnesses of an interesting movement, the 3D Printing, or Additive Manufacturing (AM) process of building new things. As we watch it progress from just another technology hype to the next industrial revolution, one thing becomes very clear. Simulation tools that would allow us to get the parts “first-time right” are very much a prerequisite for AM to really take off. Questions to answer.

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. With nGen ( next generation) ColorFabb aimed to develop a new all-rounder filament that could rival ABS and PLA without compromising on quality,speed, usability or performance. Certainly a tall order, even for an established filament manufacturer. […]. Materials

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

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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

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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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. It is a great example of how you can use modern technology to recreate a device which was used in centuries past. He will publish the designs when he is finished with the development. cool things to 3d print diy retro textile

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. Fast forward a half century to two weeks ago. At the New York Toy Fair, Mattel announced that it is introducing a new ThingMaker that takes advantage of 3D printing. Price: $299.

Recreating Classic Cars with CAD: Tucker Torpedo Project Update

The Solidworks Blog

Welcome to part eight of a blog series covering how a group of car and engineering enthusiasts are bringing the Tucker Torpedo concept car to life. If you haven’t read the other Tucker Blog entries, you can get caught up here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7. Rob Ida has made significant progress on the Torpedo since the last blog. The majority of the body support structure is in place and some of the body panels are being assembled.

Stratasys enables more than 1,000 colors via Photoshop on 3D printers

3D Printing Review

What you see is what you get. Users of Stratasys Connex3 3D printer or its cloud 3D printing service can now create objects in Photoshop using 1,000 color gradients. Stratasys also announced a bolder blue and pure white 3D print ink. 3D printer maker Stratasys today unveiled an enhanced integration with Adobe’s Photoshop that allows users to design and print objects with more than 1,000 colors.

Divergent 3D Unveils 3D Printed Motorcycle: The Dagger


If you are a car or motorcycle buff, it’s time to look more seriously in to the technology of 3D printing. What I’ve noticed time and time again regarding car and bike enthusiasts is that while they. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed automotive parts 3d printed motorcycle Dagger 3D printed motorcycle divergent 3d Los Angeles Auto Show

Adidas Made an Ocean-Plastic Shoe You Can Actually Buy

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Environmentalism is a great cause and Adidas took it to a whole new level with their newly designed shoe that is made of recycled ocean plastic. Engadget reports : Late last year, Adidas teamed up with Parley , an organization raising awareness against ocean pollution, to design a partially 3D-printed shoe made from up-cycled marine plastic.

Better Way to Verify 5-Axis Machining— PowerMill add-on


“Had we ordered the stock 25mm longer, we would have been in a position where the tool holder we decided on wouldn’t have got over the top of the part.”— Chris Northall, Delcam. Delcam’s PowerMill is a favorite when it comes to 5 axis CAM software, and after taking a look at Delcam’s Advanced add-on simulation software, I think this is the answer to CNC programmer and shop owner’s sleepless nights. See, a CNC programmer has no fear making a few axis moves.

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