SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a new rendering tool for SOLIDWORKS 2016

Javelin Tech Tips

Now you can create convincing, lifelike movies and images to use for product comparisons, print and web content, design reviews, or even interactive experiences. A moodboard of different colours and finishes. High-resolution images ready for print and the web.

SOLIDWORKS Subscription Software lets you do more with your CAD files!

Javelin Tech Tips

If a picture says a thousand words, what does a photo-realistic rendering say? With this powerful tool, designers and non-SOLIDWORKS users alike can import CAD data and produce high quality renderings within minutes. Fully integrated automatic feature recognition and tool path generation let you start machining parts as soon as you’ve finished the design. Today is a big day!

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Danny van Ryswyk’s Dark Wonderland: Master Artist Shares How He Hand-Paints Polyamide 3D Prints


His sculptures and two-dimensional render-based paintings join childlike fantasy with the macabre and fantastical world of nightmares. “The Untitled Figure” is a polyamide print hand-painted with acrylic paints by Danny Van Ryswyk.

How to Share And Embed Your 3D Design Using Sketchfab


Alban Denoyel , previously featured in Makezine , launched Sketchfab after noting that many of us share3D designs via grainyscreenshots, largerendered images, or by unsafely sending out our file. Rendering Your 3D Model.

Make beautiful 3D prints: understanding the layer thickness


Creating a successful 3D printed object first requires you to anticipate the outcome. The important question is how 3D printing will render the object and what will be the result. Sculpteo’s standard printing uses 100µ plastic layers.

Stacking 3D Models for Bulk Printing

Shapeways Blog

Sometimes printing multiple copies of a design can make it much more affordable. Understanding pricing and then designing to optimize price can make ordering your own prints more affordable, and allow your store products to be more accessible and attractive to customers.

CATI Tech Notes: SolidWorks Task Scheduler - Part 4

CATI Tech Notes

In this blog article, we will cover the last four sections: Render and Animation, Convert Workgroup PDM Files, Print Workgroup PDM Files, and Export Workgroup PDM Files.   Render and Animation. Render and Animation manages rendering and animation tasks. In the SolidWorks Task Scheduler dialog box, if you click on Render and Animation , the Help topic pops up. Scheduling PhotoView Renderings. This is also found on Render Tools toolbar).

Printocracy Quotation Web Application For Your 3D Printing Business

DIY 3D Printing

Printocracy started as a quoting aggregator for 3D printing, uploading and quoting parts through iMaterialise, Shapeways, Scuplteo and other services.

Apple Accessory 3D Printing Challenge: Win a 3D Print of Your Apple Gadget Add-on + a 200 EUR Voucher!


3D printing is changing the way we design products – we see it with iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apple Watches or MacBooks: as soon as a new tech product is out on the market, the 3D modeling & printing community creates a world around them. get a velvet finish in 8 colors.

Aztech Scenic Design: Taking 3D Printing To The Limit

3D Printing for Beginners

There is a whole lot of misinformation out there: technology-oblivious and badly informed people will readily try to convince you that you can print “anything” with a 3D printer. While that argument is easily disproven, the category of 3D printing opponents (i.e.

Triton Dynamics: 3D Printed Swimming Flipper for Amputees

Shapeways Blog

Thankfully, with the help of 3D printing and Shapeways’ EDU program , Shawn Jones, a former design student at Northeastern University, has been able to take that concept and make it into a reality. They were able to see what I originally designed and saw the actual 3D printed model.

Formlabs releases PreForm 1.6

DIY 3D Printing

Here is new version of PreForm software from FormLabs.

printrbot GO – suitcase belts and signature panel


A bunch of news aggregator websites devoted to 3d printing started picking it up and writing “articles” about it. While the supplied signature panel was a perfect compliment for the original design and finish of the Printrbot GO!, rendered in OpenSCAD.

The 3D Print Dossier & FinalProof


This past CES we released one of our most innovative tools to date – 3D Print Dossier & FinalProof. Well to name a few – hollowing, thickening, cutaway view, batch control, scaling, high definition rendering, wireframe view (I could go on), but for now we’re focused on FinalProof. FinalProof is a high definition rendering of your 3D object. That render provides a lot of key information when it comes to the final version of your object.

How to use a Metal 3D Printer

Javelin Tech Tips

The Desktop Metal Studio System is the world’s first affordable, office-friendly metal 3D printing system. Watch this video to learn the steps involved in metal 3D printing with a Desktop Metal Studio System : Step 1: Design Your Part. Figure 2: Desktop Metal’s extrusion based printing.

These 3D Printed Apple Watch Gadgets Show How 3D Printing Changes the Way We Design Products


We see it with the iPhone, GoPro cameras, or now the Apple Watch: as soon as a new tech item is out on the market, the 3D modeling & printing community creates a world around them. 3D printed stands, docks, covers, mounts … there are no limits to creativity and innovation.

Make a 3D Print from Your MRI or CT Scan


One of the amazing things that 3D printers can do is print models from MRI, CT-scans, and Ultrasound medical imaging. In the future we can expect that doctors will take 2D scans, convert them to a 3D printed model, and use the model to explain what is going on.

3D Printing: Supporting Excellence in Design for Consumer Products

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

3D printing can help bring designers and executive decision-makers into alignment faster. They want stakeholders to understand design intent so they don’t have to say, “imagine if” or “it will look just like the rendering but without the…” Most importantly, each wants the design envisioned as the one the manufacturing team can produce. But many are still using 3D printing with single color, thick lines, and hard edges. We all love a well-designed product.

Your First Shapeways Print: Tips and Tricks for Success

Shapeways Blog

Dhemerae will never forget her first Shapeways print: It was 2012, and the print was a sculptural cross between origami and Platonic solids that I had already printed large-scale on my university’s ProJet 660 sandstone printer and would later evolve into my college thesis.

Tutorial Tuesday 2: Full-Color Printing and Character Models

Shapeways Blog

There’s a lot of 3D printing and design information on the internet, and it’s our job to sort it out. We’ll pick up where we left off last time, with a second round of design and printing tutorials from right here at Shapeways. 3D Printing in Full Color.

These 3D Printed Apple Watch Gadgets Show How 3D Printing Changes the Way We Design Products


We see it with the iPhone, GoPro cameras, or now the Apple Watch: as soon as a new tech item is out on the market, the 3D modeling & printing community creates a world around them. 3D printed stands, docks, covers, mounts … there are no limits to creativity and innovation.

How to Store 3D Printing Filament – A Simple, Quick and Cheap Way to Keep Your Filament Dry

3D Printing for Beginners

Did you know that some of your 3D prints may have partially or completely failed just because of humidity contained in the filament you used? Your failed 3D prints could well be due to humidity contained in your filament. which will all lead to increased complications during printing.

How to Make Money with 3D Printing: 5 Easy Tips That Will Boost Your Sales and Won’t Cost a Dime!


Got a great 3D printed product? Then why not start selling it and making money from 3D printing? In this tutorial, we aim to help designers, makers, and entrepreneurs get their products online, learn how to present their prints properly, and build their own brand.

Materials Explainer: 3D Printing in Cast Metal

Shapeways Blog

Cast metals at Shapeways combine the cutting-edge technology of 3D printing with the lost-wax casting process developed by humans thousands of years ago. Here’s how metals are cast: A wax rendering of the 3D model comes out of the 3D printer, then plaster flows around the wax to make a mold.

How 3D Printed Concept Models Enhance Marketing


Often low cost and quick to produce, 3D printed concept models can look and feel like the final product. With accurate finishing that elevates your part’s aesthetics, a 3D printed model is an ideal solution for presenting new product offerings to the marketplace.

Thanks to You

Shapeways Blog

Together, we’re shaping and bringing these ideas to life, from 3D renders to amazing finished products — many of which would never have existed without digital manufacturing. We wouldn’t exist without you, our makers.

3D Printing With Meshmixer: A Beginner-friendly Introduction to 3D Sculpting and Combining Meshes


It also covers how to prepare your design for 3D printing. Preparing designs for 3D printing (tools to slice, generate supports, and analyze fragility/ability to balance included.). Also, many design contests have limits on how many vertices your finished model can have (i.e.

How to convert CAD to STL for 3D Printing

Javelin Tech Tips

Coarse STL File produces larger triangles, rougher finish. Select Part Properties, then Rendering. Select objects: Use an object selection method and press Enter when you finish. The post How to convert CAD to STL for 3D Printing appeared first on The Javelin Blog.

Free 3D Printable iPhone 6 Template Cover Shell Case Now on Thingiverse!


For years, many of you have printed your phone cases through us in a variety of finishes and materials, including polyamide velvet and colored ABS plastic. A render of the iPhone6 3D printable STL file case made by i.materialise. Breaking news!

Best of Tutorial Tuesday: Full-Color Printing and Character Models

Shapeways Blog

There’s a lot of 3D printing and design information on the internet, and it’s our job to sort it out. We’ll pick up where we left off last time, with a second round of design and printing tutorials from right here at Shapeways. 3D Printing in Full Color.

Benjamin Weir: A Knack for Perfection

The Solidworks Blog

” One of your many designs are a collection of glasses that you have also rendered. So, I decided to focus on the glasses, and I did some modeling using SOLIDWORKS with some additional rendering. Some people are naturally talented in their professions.

Jack Meyer Tells us How He Teaches Students to Design and Print Award Winning 3D Printed Metal Jewelry


From a career in computer science to one of Londons foremost experts on 3D printed jewelry, it can be said that Jack Meyers true passion found him. Presently, Jack is a familiar face at major 3D printing events such as the London 3D Printshow. An example of 3D printed brass metal.

Printing with Transparent Filaments: How to Get the Best Results and the Best Brands Available

3D Printing Hub

So far, we have written several articles which highlight the aesthetic possibilities of 3D printing. However, one of the more common questions we hear from users is whether it is possible to make 3D prints that are truly transparent or have a glass-like finish. 3D Printing

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First Fully 3D-Printed Luxury Glasses: Our Co-Creation with Antwerp Fashion Academy Student Dávid Ring


Dávid Ring with the 3D-printed glasses The glasses in red Sketches and their result Dávid sketches and fine-tunes his designs Dávid with the 3D-printed glasses The glasses were printed in several colors Sketches and their result.

3D Printed Daniel Hilldrup Lampshade Shines with 46 Colors, Multiple Material Properties

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Renderings during the TRIG design process. Creative artist Daniel Hilldrup is hard at work putting the Objet500 Connex 3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer by Stratasys through its paces with TRIG – a fully 3D printed, multi-color lampshade in the style of Gaudi.

175 Submissions – 3 Winners: Top Designs of the 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge


We invited jewelry designers and 3D modelers from all over the world to participate in our ‘3D Printed Jewelry Challenge’ and submit their designs for rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, cufflinks, and any other piece of jewelry. Render of Elizabeth’s winning design.

Designed with Designers in Mind – The Power of the New J850 3D Printer

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Designers additionally must navigate design intent across two very different mediums – evaluating geometric shapes with a physical single-color model, and considering color and texture on the screen using rendering software.

Creating Unique Design Solutions with 3D Printing: This Modern Design Studio Uses 3D Prints to Enhance Its Workflow


3D printing has opened up more possibilities for design studios. Exploring new materials, creating new forms and shapes, designing highly-detailed prototypes: there are many advantages for designers by using 3D printing. Hopefully, this project will be finished in the near future.

I Wanna Go Fast - Our 3D Printed Slot Car Race at RAPID


Each team was given the same chassis, but were required to build their own body using 3D Printing and/or Additive Manufacturing. Official rendering of Funtech Racing After four grueling heats of racing, Funtech Racing qualified for Slot Car Championship Finals by placing in the Top 4.

5 steps from idea to mass production

3E Rapid Prototyping

Potentially, the entire process from 3D CAD Modeling to the finished prototype could be outsourced to a firm of your choice. Renderings of your idea may also look fantastic on paper, but when manufactured may be faulty.

Key Considerations for Weighing the Purchase of a 3D Printer

3D Printing Review

As a tidal wave of 3D printing news has crashed across the headlines, corporate leadership has taken notice. What are your applications for 3D Printing? Different machines are capable of different types of printing, and no single printer can do it all.

Guide to Unusual 3D Printing Materials


If you’re interested in 3D printing and our manufacturing methods, you probably know about the most widely used 3D printing materials. However, these materials are just the tip of the iceburg, 3D printing has many other hidden surprises.

Tips for Designing in Porcelain

Shapeways Blog

Porcelain is an ancient technology that has been transformed by modern machinery and 3D printing. At Shapeways, we launched our very own porcelain process in 2014 that uses your 3D design file to print a mold and cast using our own porcelain material. The mold is generated and printed.