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ULA’s use of FDM 3D printing has helped save them $1m a year by 3D printing rocket components from plastic. William Harding, ULA Program Director, added, “We can design parts on our rockets to go into space that are plastic, instead of traditional metal material.

3D printed electronics for the Internet of Things

Leslie's Blog

Researchers from the Belgian nanotech research center Imec described how they inkjet-printed a 3,381-transistor logic circuit made out of plastic. Similarly, some technologists think the dimensions of plastic printed electronics will shrink in an exponential manner.

HP makes good on claim to enter 3D printing market

Leslie's Blog

Basic design–it laser sinters powdered plastics. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Binder Jetting Consumer Products Entertainment Leslie''s blog Material Jetting Materials Powder Bed Fusion HP Inc has entered the 3D printing / additive manufacturing market in a big way.

7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017

Leslie's Blog

uses chemicals to control thermal properties of plastics for parts. At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. Some of these new 3D printing technologies are available now. By next year, all will be available.

Mattel’s New ThingMaker

Wohlers Talk

I did not own one, but a neighbor friend did, and we made many plastic worms and bugs with it. 3D printing Additive Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CAE Entertainment FutureI’m old enough to remember the Creepy Crawler ThingMaker of the 1960s.

Shooting a 3D printed gun

Leslie's Blog

Plastic materials and desktop 3D printers are not quite up to the task. 3D Printers Directed Energy Deposition Entertainment Leslie''s blog Materials Production 3D Printers / AM Systems Professional 3D Printers Solid Concepts 3D printed guns continues to be a hot topic. This video from Solid Concepts, though, shows a more professional build.

Master Class: Chuck Hull on the 3D printing industry

Leslie's Blog

When Hull first developed his 3D printer, prototyping of plastic parts took weeks, often 6 to 8. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Automotive Consumer Products Entertainment Industrial Industries Leslie's blog Master Class Materials Medical Vat Photopolymerization

A 3D printing love story for Valentine’s Day

Leslie's Blog

With the palms for example, the original prints (oriented for best aesthetics) had to be reprinted (oriented for highest strength) after the snap-fit caused the plastic to crack. The design job is not always problem solving for engineers, especially when you have a 3D printer.

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A new source for flexible 3D printing materials

Leslie's Blog

He has extensive R&D experience in additive manufacturing, initially with high temperature plastics for selective laser sintering, and most recently with FDM materials development. 3D Printers Entertainment Extrusion Industrial Leslie's blog Materials Personal 3D printers fenner drivesLast year, Fenner Drives introduced a novel 3D printing material that has considerable elasticity. It is useful for printing seals, gaskets, custom plugs and flexible hinges.

With 3D printing materials, knowledge is power

Leslie's Blog

You cant get the same thinness in injection molding because the plastic wont flow properly. Exposure to temperature in a build alters a plastics properties, reducing material predictability. The third party plastics side is very hard.

How 3D printing in color works

Leslie's Blog

Basically this technology works like a computerized hot-glue gun that “draws” lines of molten plastic to create a part. Colorants are added to the plastic filament fed into the extruder. Color can be an important design element.

How to eliminate 3D printing post processing steps

Leslie's Blog

Newly designed, state-of-the-art print heads mean simulated production plastics, like Digital ABS, can be printed in half the time of other Stratasys PolyJet systems.

3D printed metamaterials improve sound quality

3D Printing Progress

Academics have created devices capable of manipulating sound in the same way as light - creating exciting new opportunities in entertainment and public communication.

Shaping Dutch Design: Game of Thrones Weapons Master Tommy Dunne

Shapeways Blog

With more than 25 years in the film and entertainment industry, Dunne has quite the impressive CV. In a previous post , we raved about the Game of Thrones Dorne Dagger which was printed in our Frosted Ultra Detail plastic.

Recently in…Automation

The Solidworks Blog

Just press play is moving beyond the entertainment industry. Think about how much we struggle to open hard plastic packaging: scissors, sharp edges, plastic cuts, oh my!

3D Innovation: The Top Ten Applications in 2016

3D Systems

Powered by our Figure 4 technology, Digital Molding delivers tool-free plastic parts with exceptional efficiency, design flexibility and economics.

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day Three Recap: The Future

The Solidworks Blog

With releases of MBD, Inspection, Costing, Plastics Injection Simulation, DFM, and Composer, this ecosystem has exploded over the last several years. Day three at SOLIDWORKS World focuses on the future.

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 General Session Recap: Day Two

The Solidworks Blog

With partnerships involving plastics and metal covered, the third announcement involved printing electronics. The day closed with a spirited presentation from Brent Bushnell, CEO of engineering and entertainment company Two Bit Circus.

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3D printed UFO found by Sculpteo’s office


“But despite bearing a strong resemblance to plastic, it is impossible that the saucer was printed from this material. ” Are you not entertained ? Sculpteo Headquarters, 2:30 pm. It was a morning like any other at Sculpteo. Or at least that’s how it seemed at first.

SOLIDWORKS Holiday Gift Guide

The Solidworks Blog

Designed using SOLIDWORKS Plastics, the MINIRIG delivers incredible sound whether you’re walking in a winter wonderland or taking in a tropical holiday. Is there someone on your list who loves to entertain? The holiday season can be extremely stressful.

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Print quality issue [Resolved]

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

I entertained a number of possible causes: Too much "retract" when executed, resulting in extrusion not resuming flow in time for printing. The plastic flow was consistent and the print finish excellent. NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog. Exploring the world of 3D printing.

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Day One Recap: Experience the New, the Next, and the Never Before

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 kicked off in Los Angeles with a fitting tribute to the city’s status as the entertainment capital of the world. These products include MBD, Inspection, Costing, Plastics Injection Sim, DFM, and Composer. Since 1999, SOLIDWORKS World has been an experience.

7 Best RC Cars Under $50 of 2019

3D Printing Hub

Here are the 7 essential buying considerations: Build and materials (look for non-toxic plastics when buying for toddlers). It’s a fun vehicle guaranteed to entertain the over 6s as few models can. And the ABS child-friendly plastic keeps the model tough and crash resistant.

Project Spotlight: H.E.A.D Hunters

Shapeways Blog

At the time, I was living in China with my family and with limited TV viewing options, we often turned to tabletop games for entertainment. Hunters with prototype weapons in Shapeways white Strong & Flexible nylon plastic.

A Review of the Halo Rover: An Excellent Off-Road Hoverboard

3D Printing Hub

Nowadays, these relicts of coolness have been replaced by hoverboards – portable, self-balancing that can come with several entertaining features. However, the casing around the foot pads seems to be made of cheap plastic. Owners have even chimed in with accounts of the plastic casing getting cracked easily. To make matters worse, the plastic casing is not covered by the Rover’s warranty. The 90s had their skateboards and roller blades.

Drone Warfare: A Review of Battle Drones

3D Printing Hub

We focus on aspects important to their battling function – durability, controls, flight, and overall entertainment factor. The package comes with an array of plastic weapons – including grappling hooks, spears, and saws – that can be attached to the frame’s propeller guards.

All about CAD: What is it and who created it?

3D Printing Hub

In recent times, even the entertainment industry has used CAD to model animated movies and characters. In the widely used manufacturing method of injection molding, it is important to analyze how the molten plastic flows into the mold tool before solidifying. What is CAD?

Drastically reduce your time and cost of your product development

3D Rapid Pro

Drastically reduce your time and cost of your product development 3D Printing is your ideal choice for hard plastic or cast-friendly wax parts in a wide variety of applications ranging from realistic concept models to final part manufacturing. For plastic parts, the photo curable build material is further hardened by UV light during the process.

7 Best RC Boats for Kids

3D Printing Hub

The toy is well-protected against bumps thanks to its impact-resistant ABS plastic build. Robust, safe ABS plastics. Crash-resistant ABS plastic protects the boat in the event of a collision. Crash-resistant ABS plastic. Premium ABS plastic.

7 Best Small RC Boats for Kids and Adults

3D Printing Hub

Parents of small children are sure to want a product that uses non-toxic plastics. This ABS plastic model really is a mini at just 5.12” (13 cm) long. It’s a double-sided amphibious model that entertains kids as few toys can.

Kodak’s Imaging Science Expertise a Perfect Fit For 3D Applications and More With New Partner Evolve Additive Solutions

Additive Manufacturing

Having worked closely with the talented staff of engineers working on the STEP technology for several years, we are confident Evolve will help change the way the organizations approach production of plastic parts for manufacturing.”.

Fun and Cheap: A Review of the DJI Tello

3D Printing Hub

Most of the drone body is made from nylon plastic, keeping the drone lightweight while giving its individual parts a bit of flex. The Tello automatic take-off and landing functions are taken a step higher with the extremely entertaining Throw-and-go mode.

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Jetson V8 All-Terrain Hoverboard Review: Is it worth it?

3D Printing Hub

For kids, these hoverboards provide hours of entertainment whether alone or with friends. Eschewing the plastic and rubber fenders of other hoverboard models, the Hover V8 comes with metal fenders. Self-balancing hoverboards have overcome their past ill reputation of spontaneously catching fire to become one of the most popular methods of portable and compact personal transportation. For adults, hoverboards are a great way to spruce up their standard commutes.

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Metal 3D Printing Hits the Big-Time

Design 2 Part News

Brandi Badami, Roush business development manager – additive manufacturing: Roush has over 20 years of experience with 3D printing/additive manufacturing, mainly in plastics/polymers. By Jeff Reinke, Industrial Equipment News.

SOLIDWORKS World 2018 General Session Recap: Day Two

The Solidworks Blog

With partnerships involving plastics and metal covered, the third announcement involved printing electronics. The day closed with a spirited presentation from Brent Bushnell, CEO of engineering and entertainment company Two Bit Circus.

Best Cheap Hoverboards of 2018

3D Printing Hub

Best feature 2: Special anti-fire plastic casing for the entire board. You might think hoverboarding needs the skills of a circus entertainer but it doesn’t. The Sharper Image hoverboard is more about the ride than it is entertainment or gimmicky app tweaking.

5 Best VA Monitors of 2019

3D Printing Hub

All ports are down-facing on the back panel, secured by a plastic cover. The C27HG70 is an excellent display for entertainment. Although the monitor is made of plastic, the build quality is good, with well-secured components and a sturdy stand that supports the monitor well.

Sculpteo Releases Second Annual Report on The State of 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

Plastic Dominates Materials Usage : The use of low cost plastics to build prototypes explains the material’s dominance (73%), followed by Resins (26%), Metals (23%), Multicolor Sandstone (13%), and Ceramics (8%).

5 Best 27-Inch Monitors of 2019

3D Printing Hub

Although the monitor is mostly made of plastic, the build quality is good. As expected from a Dell product, the U2717D has a good build quality and doesn’t feel cheap despite the plastic parts.

7 Best RC Trucks of 2019

3D Printing Hub

This RC monster uses environmentally-friendly, non-toxic ABS plastic for its build. The model is straightforward for youngsters to operate and it’s entertaining too. These no-nonsense reviews look at the 7 best RC truck choices around this year.

Seminar Topics for ECE and CSE University Students

3D Printing Hub

Such a high resolution can be used not just for entertainment and leisure, but it also has a large market in teleconferences and telepresence. Based on the novel idea of using a plastic material as a substrate, new generation circuit board manufacturing can be as simple as printing. Plastic substrate based circuit boards can also be recycled and reused, reducing e-waste. Infrared plastic solar cell.

8 Best Power Wheels for Kids

3D Printing Hub

These toy vehicles are educational and can develop minds as well as entertain. The plastic wheels tend to spin on certain surfaces when they can’t get a good grip. The rigid, plastic wheels are fine going across most hard surfaces and dry grass.

Best Boombox of 2018

3D Printing Hub

Some are flexible with a leather based design and others have a solid plastic one that might not be as kind on your hands. It’s a great way to entertain others while you are hosting an event.