Researchers develop guidelines for 3D printing miniature soft robots in high resolution

3D Printing Industry

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Zhejiang University (ZJU) have collaborated on the development of process flow guides for 3D printing miniature soft robotic actuators.

FDA produces 3D printing medical guidelines

3D Printing Industry

The Food and Drug Administration has issued guidelines for 3D medical devices, which means it is one step closer to becoming an accepted part of the process. The US agency rules food and drugs with an iron fist and its guidelines are essentially the bible for the respective industries. The original post FDA produces 3D printing medical guidelines appeared first on 3D Printing Industry. By Nick Hall.

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The International Conference on Harmonisation’s Planned Drug Manufacturing Guideline: What Do Pharma Manufacturers Need To Know?

3D Perspectives

The resulting ICH Q12 guideline, due to be available in 2017, will complement existing quality assurance plan guidance in the pharmaceutical development and launch phases with regulatory recommendations in the later chemistry manufacturing and controls (CMC) phase.

Proposed ASTM Additive Manufacturing Standard Will Offer Mechanical Testing Guidelines

Additive Manufacturing

The focus of the proposed standard will be guiding users to adopt or apply current available standards but with considerations and guidelines unique to additive manufacturing. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.,

Black High Definition Acrylate Now Open for Sale! + New Design Guidelines

Shapeways Blog

While we expand this material offering, we also wanted to share some changes to our design guidelines based on what we have learned is possible and what is more difficult to print consistently. For B-HDA, the design guidelines are driven by the printing process.

A Four-Step Guide for a Successful 3D Project

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Simplify the Material Selection Process When 3D Printing Plastic Parts

The Solidworks Blog

Of the 114,000 thousand plastics recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers , roughly 600 are used in 3D printing processes. Agilus 30 is a digital photopolymer used in the PolyJet 3D printing process.

How to Use the New Gray Smooth Detail Resin Material from i.materialise

3D printed art 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printing material guidelines 3d printing materials Digital Light Processing dlp i.materialise light-cured resin materials materialise Smooth Detail ResinWith ten of the most advanced and common 3D printing technologies, twenty different 3D printing material options and over a hundred possible colors and surface finish combinations, Belgian 3D. View the entire article via our website.

Living hinges in laser cutting: put a twist into your 2D objects!


Laser cutting is a fascinating process, which enables y […]. & More design guidelines laser cutting living hingesThe post Living hinges in laser cutting: put a twist into your 2D objects! appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends.

Renishaw – Enhancing the Additive Manufacturing Process Chain

Additive Manufacturing

To take full advantage of AM’s unique capabilities, however, complementary software tools need to be optimised to satisfy the new requirements of ‘ design for additive manufacturing ’ ( DfAM ) rules and guidelines. By Renishaw | Case Studies.

A Best Practices Guide to CFD Analysis for Gas Mixing Processes

Javelin Tech Tips

Example applications of CFD Analysis forGas Mixing Processes. Gas mixing in packed columns and other types of chemical reactors affects throughput and variability of the process. The mixing of gases is important in a wide range of applications.

How to improve Aesthetic and Mechanical Properties of FDM 3D Printed Parts

Javelin Tech Tips

It allows engineers to build complex geometries, create massive parts, consolidate multiple part components and design solely for form, fit and function rather than for the manufacturing process. Design Guidelines. Design Guidelines. Design Guidelines. Design Guidelines.

Selecting Parts for AM

Wohlers Talk

Selecting the right parts is very specific to the process, material, product, and market, yet some overarching guidelines help in the process. Knowing the hallmarks of the AM process is key to succeeding in production.

Design Rules for AM

Wohlers Talk

As costs of the machines, materials, and post-processing are driven downward over time, this may change in some instances. Just as important are design rules and guidelines to reduce trial ‘n error among engineers and designers.

Concept Laser-Creative Geometry Solutions for Spinal Column Reconstruction

Additive Manufacturing

Elastic disc implants from Tsunami can be additively manufactured “in a single-shot process” Lichtenfels, 15 December 2014 : Having a “strong backbone” is not only figuratively speaking a positive personal characteristic.

Design for Metal AM by Renishaw – A Beginner’s Guide

Additive Manufacturing

Like any manufacturing process, AM technologies have their capabilities and their limitations. The intimate relationship between functional optimisation and design for process in the article Is topological optimisation really optimal? Overhangs and the Melting Process.

SLM Solutions Supports Standardization Project in the Oil, Gas and Maritime Industry

Additive Manufacturing

The objective of the group, which has grown to 16 partners, is to collaborate in the development of a guideline and accompanying economic model for the additive manufacturing of qualified, functional metal (spare) parts for the Oil, Gas and Maritime industries.

America Makes Announces Complete, Qualified Database of Material Properties for Fused Deposition Modeling® (FDM®) Additive Manufacturing of ULTEM™ 9085 Resin

Additive Manufacturing

The ULTEM 9085 Database features mechanical and physical properties, as well as processing parameters, in a compatible and accessible form available to the membership community via America Makes Digital Storefront.

Notre Dame Partners with Industry and America Makes: Focusing on American Innovation and Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

According to Schmid, in high-performance additive manufacturing involving powder bed processing, between 5-20% of the powder used in the process is actually fused into useful parts. by Nina Welding | College of Engineering | September 4, 2015.

How it Works: Urethane Casting


“You’re not constrained by general design for manufacturing guidelines.” – Emran Mursalin, Cast Urethanes Product Manager. Process controls. Low volume production of injection mold quality parts is at your fingertips.

11 Things to Check Before Sending Your 3D Model for Printing

Shapeways Blog

To ensure your model isn’t hampered by any weak walls, muddied details, or fused parts, review our 11 checklist items below to learn more about what makes a successful print, and don’t forget to follow the design guidelines for your specific material. The material design guidelines are your primary resource for designing 3D printable products. The material guidelines describe the required escape holes for each material—when in doubt, lean towards more and/or larger escape holes.

Top 3 Considerations Before Prototyping


If your prototype needs to replicate the final product’s cosmetic looks, you may turn to a technology and material that provides a finer resolution, or you may need the prototype to be post-processed for aesthetics. Our Design Guidelines highlight these important considerations.

America Makes Announces Project Call Awardees

Additive Manufacturing

Led by GE, in collaboration with EWI, Raytheon, and Youngstown State University, this project will develop and demonstrate a process methodology of feature-based build qualifications (FBQs) using a directed energy deposition (DED) process.

3D Printing Strong and Sturdy Models

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways provides guidelines and auto-checks to ensure that your uploaded models are printable in each material. Versatile plastic has an intense post production process that includes extraction from powder and other models, cleaning and polishing, and even dying in different colors.

Design for AM in Montreal

Wohlers Talk

The course will uncover important design rules and guidelines (e.g., They can result in a reduction in the number of suppliers, manufacturing processes, tooling, inventory, assembly, labor, maintenance, and certification paperwork.

7 ways to boost 3D printing efficiency

Leslie's Blog

While not secret, these efficiencies aren’t typically top of mind, so they might not be considered until later in the design process. Some build more quickly, some demand post-processing and still others require post-build cooling periods. Each have their own wall thickness guidelines and restrictions that help users determine a path forward. The proprietary build process is ideal for presentation and concept models, entertainment pieces, art and architectural models.

Design Next-Generation Products


Our Design Guidelines explain key considerations for designers utilizing specific types of 3D printing technology. See our full set of Design Guidelines here. Then, with a validated design in hand, businesses can move into the planning process.

How Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Really Works


This ultra high end 3D printing process is one of the world’s most advanced manufacturing technologies. The Printing Process of DMLS Explained. Section view of the DMLS 3D printing process. To get the best prints in Titanium and Aluminum , check out our design guidelines.

Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs

Leslie's Blog

Balancing growing safety concerns with the rapid pace of innovation, UL is establishing compliance guidelines, a quality assurance framework, material search and training tools. Foundations of 3D Printing introduces concepts related to: Print process challenges and considerations. Begin your search by selecting a processing method, material type or manufacturer/supplier and Prospector dynamically generates your results and related material data sheets.

5 ways to improve your sheet metal parts

3E Rapid Prototyping

Sheet metal fabrication is a handy set of manufacturing processes used to create parts from flat pieces of metal. For those new to sheet metal fabrication , the process can seem daunting. The sheet metal used in the manufacturing process is usually between 0.006 and 0.25

How it Works: Fused Deposition Modeling Video


Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), one of the most widely used 3D printing processes available today, involves the distribution of thin layers of molten plastic.

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How to Replace Metal with Thermoplastics

The Solidworks Blog

The new plastic part design must also be appropriate to the specific material needs and the molding process. Here is why: Detailed guidelines for the ribs, bosses, draft, holes, and other features are sometimes specific to a particular material.

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Discover New Solutions for Developing Products


They include design guidelines, white papers and informative articles to help designers visualize the next step in their product development. Design guidelines cover the specifications associated with the build styles and materials related to technologies.

Additive Manufacturing Takes Flight with Marshall Aerospace

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

That’s why additive manufacturing is becoming a natural fit for their production processes and they’re now using 3D printed parts from Stratasys that are built-to-fly. For Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group , the time is now to take flight.

CECIMO Joins ASTM for International 3D Printing Standards

3D Printing Industry

The European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, CECIMO, has requested a membership in the institution in order to help push the industry’s guidelines forward. By Michael Molitch-Hou.

Meta AR Headset Might Help Designers Break Through CAD’s Screen-based Paradigm

The Solidworks Blog

Both technologies have made headway in recent years, thanks to advances in graphics processing power, high-pixel density, but small, displays, low power/portability, lower costs, and most importantly, the overwhelming declaration from gamers, designers, and engineers to break out of 2D worlds.

New in Metal 3D Printing: Copper


The development of the AM process to specifically produce additive C18150 served to fill the much needed void in the AM market and the demand for additive copper. Other post-processing methods include heat treatments and densification, dependent on geometry and material.