Is This the Best Way to Manually Post-Process an FDM 3D Printed Part?

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Improving the Design-to-Manufacture Process

The Solidworks Blog

The short answer is that there are lots of different thoughts on this process. A good example is using SOLIDWORKS as the center of the process. All the information was stored in our design team to create the concept or idea and process the quote.

3D Printing Medical Models for Preoperative Planning in Healing Tibial Plateau Fractures

3D printing plays a large role in the surgical planning process, outlined in ‘Preoperative Plan with 3D Printing in Internal and External Fixation for Complex Tibial Plateau Fractures,’ by. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d printed medical models 3D printed surgical training models 3d printing and surgical planning 3d printing surgical pre-planning tibia model

List of Manufacturing Processes

3D Printing Hub

The products that we see and use every day go through highly complex manufacturing processes. These manufacturing processes require people with a wide range of skills and knowledge. Different products call for different types of manufacturing processes. Each manufacturing process has its advantages and disadvantages. Understanding the various processes is important to match manufacturing requirements with the latest developments and technologies.

Scoobe3D, new “no post processing” 3D scanning technology hits Kickstarter

3D Printing Industry

Scoobe3D GmbH a German 3D scanning technology startup, has launched a new device that makes it easy to create 3D models. The Scoobe3D scanner, which is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter, uses a method the creators believe is “the first new 3D scanning technology in over 10 years.”

How to speed up your engineering quality inspection process

Javelin Tech Tips

Wish there was a way to streamline the process from design to inspection? Before we get into SOLIDWORKS Inspection let’s first discuss why quality inspection process important? Inspection documents and reports are used in common quality assurance processes.

Save Money by Making Models Hollow

Shapeways Blog

For some designs and materials, hollowing out your 3D models can save you money when printing. Other 3D printing processes such as the one used by common FDM desktop machines are limited in the geometries they can produce efficiently. Import to Meshmixer to Hollow Out the Model.

The Most Important 3D Printing Technologies & Materials You Need to Know


In our 3D printing factory, we have more professional, industrial-grade machines: our filament printers use a technology called “Fused Deposition Modeling” (FDM). The nozzle moves to place the material in the correct location to build your model up layer by layer.

voxeljet Announces New 3D Printing Process for Making PMMA Investment Casting Patterns

Large-format 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet, which recently introduced its production-level high-speed sintering process, has announced the release of another new 3D printing process, a modified. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business 3d printed models 3d printing powder 3d printing processes binder jet printing Binder Jetting conference investment casting plastic 3d printing PMMA PolyPor C2 print head voxeljet VX200

Improving the Design-to-Manufacture Process

The Solidworks Blog

The short answer is that there are lots of different thoughts on this process. A good example is using SOLIDWORKS as the center of the process. All the information was stored in our design team to create the concept or idea and process the quote.

3D Printing Tutorial: Print Your Autodesk Maya 3D Model


When turning your 3D model into a 3D print, the software you’re using may require some extra editing before you end up with a printable piece: the wall thickness needs to be checked, the model needs to be watertight, and your final printing size needs to be defined.

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Video Series: Comparing 3D Printing Processes with Xometry’s X-Tiles

3D Printing Sponsored comparison fdm fused deposition modeling Greg Paulsen MJF polyjet sintering sls videos X-Tiles xometryOverchoice is a real thing; when there are dozens of 3D printing materials to choose from it can become a challenge to know which material to choose, let alone what. The post Video Series: View the entire article via our website.

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Complete 3D Modeling Solution in the Cloud

The Solidworks Blog

3D Creator includes the xDesign app, which is a 3D parametric modeler that complements SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD with flexible design workflows and a seamless interchange of design data. Drafter rounds the process off with 2D drawing capabilities.

Did You Know You Can Turn a 2D Photo into a Printable 3D Model?

3D Printer

3D printing authority Sculpteo wrote about a method to turn 2D photos into 3D models in a recent blog post. According to Sculpteo, anyone interested in turning their 2D photos into 3D printed models will need to have a basic understand of Extrude Tool, MeshMixer, Blender, or SketchUp.

3D Printing Strong and Sturdy Models

Shapeways Blog

Here in the real world, a 3D model can only be so thin or fragile; models with very skinny wires or delicate parts might break after printing, or worse, not be able to 3D print at all. Thin or narrow models can be easily broken or separated during post production.

Primary 3D Printing Processes


There are three primary technologies centering on 3D printing: Selective Laser Sintering, Stereolithography, and Fused Deposition Modeling. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). The Fused Deposition Modeling process is similar to using an extremely precise glue gun for drawing.

Stacking 3D Models for Bulk Printing

Shapeways Blog

Shapeways prices depend on many factors, including how much space is taken up in the printers, how much material is used, and other processing considerations. This makes sense because as one part it it easier and cheaper to handle and process than as lots of different parts.

Powerful X-Rays Put to Use in Study of Physics Behind Metal 3D Printing Process as Researchers Seek to Eliminate Structural Defects

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Empower the Model-Based Enterprise with SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Model-Based Definition (MBD) is a journey. Defining product and manufacturing information (PMI) on 3D models rather than 2D drawings is just a start. Twitter The post Empower the Model-Based Enterprise with SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019 appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

Comparing Drawing-based and Model-based Workflows at Aker Solutions

The Solidworks Blog

He has been driving the Model-Based Definition (MBD) implementation at Aker along with a team of engineers in the past several years. Shigeo focuses on the 3D annotations and potential benefits, especially in the manufacturing processes.

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The Process of Going From Art to Part

The Solidworks Blog

It’s a multi-faceted process and rarely is it linear. Amazingly, for most designers, this intensely creative process often fits into a fairly formulaic progression. It is often a messy process that involves quite a bit of lost effort.

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Post-Processing Tips: Hand-Dyeing Strong & Flexible Plastics

Shapeways Blog

This process uses two lasers to sinter together nylon powder, layer by layer, until an entire printer build is complete. If a color is selected during the checkout process, we will hand-dye the material to your choice. CLEANING PROCESS. DYEING PROCESS.

Gambody Launches Online Workshop for Painting 3D Printed Models

Thanks to 3D printing marketplaces like Gambody and—to some extent— MyMiniFactory, gamers from all around the world have been able to 3D print replica models of their favorite video game characters. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3d models 3d printed gaming character 3d printed replica 3d printed scale models 3d printed video games 3d printing marketplace 3D printing post processing 3D printing tutorial Gambody God of War Kratos painting video games

Remodeling the Architectural Design Process

3D Perspectives

One of our biggest challenges is moving from the traditional way of working using plans and sections – dealing with space and all the things that go into a structure like air flow and environmental controls – to working with 3D models. “A Process | @SHoPArchitects #AEC @3DSAEC.

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. Watershed’s high clarity makes it a perfect material for prototyping lenses, flow-visualization models and micro-fluidic parts.

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

Shapeways Blog

Overall, design software falls into two camps: CAD and 3D Modeling. Alternatively, 3D modeling packages more commonly used for making organic elements used for film special effects and video games. This could be done manually or with a successive process of machining.

Zortax introduces post-processing solution for FDM 3D prints

3D Printing Industry

Zortrax, a Polish 3D printer and materials manufacturer, has introduced its latest post-processing device which removes visible layering from FDM 3D prints. The Zortrax Apoller Smart Vapor Smoothing (SVS) device, which will be unveiled at Formnext 2018, is a desktop system utilizing acetone and MEK solvents on 3D models.

Shifting Design Process: The Cassiopeia Camera Experience

3D Perspectives

Once the product is visualized for the first time using the 3D sketches, the next step is to model the product at scale. An industrial designer will typically model the product in 3D, testing and refining design variations from the ideation phase.

Brother-run tech initiative merge FDM process with SLA to create alternative method of 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

Design and technology initiative Diyouware, set up by two brothers in Spain, is working on a new 3D printing technique named Resin Deposition Modelling (RDM). Makers Diyou ware Diyouware FDM maker makers RDM Resin Deposition Modeling Resin Deposition Modelling SLAThe technology essentially.

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Top 4 Benefits of 3D Printing Models for Architects


When 3D printing architectural models, you combine the precision of virtual 3D modeling with the tangibility of a physical object. Architects used to create scale models mostly out of wood or foam, but more and more of them are embracing the benefits of 3D printing their newest designs.

A More Dynamic Annual Planning Process

3D Perspectives

One of the most critical yet least transparent processes in most mining companies is the Annual Business Planning process. This can be further underpinned by bringing consistency to how global planning processes are governed for each contributor and site.

DIY 3D Printing: Yobi3D is new 3d model search engine

DIY 3D Printing

Yobi3D is new 3d model search engine. Yobi3D is new 3d model search engine. It searches for 3d models on other repository sites based on input keyword. I took a look at those models and many of them are not optimized for 3d printing. Yobi3D is new 3d model search engine.

Researchers Develop Mathematical Optimization Process to 3D Print the “Impossible”

3D Printing Industry

Whether it’s being used to quickly generate a city skyline or just to save time and filament during the printing process, computer generated designs are proving to be more efficient, and sometimes even more artistic, than human designers are capable of. By Tyler Koslow.

INTERVIEW: Biologic Models founder Casey Steffen on the Power of the Stratasys J750 Printer

Shapeways Blog

Casey Steffen is the founder and director of operations at Biologic Models, a company that transforms the invisible beauty of x-ray crystallography data into 3D printed protein models. The ribbon models are very fragile and prone to breaking. The Beginning of Biologic Models.

Top 20: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing (2017 Update)


Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. So what’s the most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing?

Artec 3D Announces New Product Bundle That Streamlines 3D Scan-to-CAD Process

3D Printing Industry

Two 3D printing technology service providers have just announced that they are joining forces in order to help consumers streamline a 3D scan directly to a CAD model. By Tyler Koslow.

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How an Industrial Mindset Helps SHoP Speed Its Design Process

3D Perspectives

Since moving its design process to the 3DExperience platform, New York-based architecture firm SHoP has adopted an “industrial” attitude toward buildings. The firm uses virtual design to “fabricate” buildings, much as the aerospace industry assembles airplanes using digital models. “In

3D Print Provides Models for Unmade Knitwear

3D Printing Business 3d print process clothing Entrepreneur fashion garment industry knitwear makerversity mass customization personalization uk unmadeThe images conjured up in the minds of most people when they think about knitting involve little old ladies in rocking chairs working on afghans or bulky sweaters while chatting amiably. The world. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing Large Show Models

Studio Fathom

High-quality models that perfectly imitate a real product can generate greater engagement than just a photo or illustration on display—but traditional production processes can be costly, lengthy, and involved.

Top 25: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing


Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. So what’s the most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing?

My 3D model has been uploaded – now what?


In this post, we will walk you through all the steps that your model will go through, from automated and manual checks to file preparation, production and cleaning. For a 3D print order to be completed, it naturally must start with a 3D model. Ready to print your model?

30 on 3D: Model Printing Services From Purple Porcupine

Purple Platypus

One of the really exciting aspects of our 3D printing services is the ability for customers to leverage PolyJet, FDM, and MJF technologies to create complex models that are representative to end-use parts.

SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) 2015 arrived!

The Solidworks Blog

I’m pleased to announce that SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) 2015 was released this week! Figure 2: Model based definition in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015. For example, study showed that 40% of downstream consumers and suppliers have to manually recreate 3D models per 2D drawings.