French Foundry 3D Prints Sand Casting Models in Hours Instead of Weeks With Stratasys

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

VHM Fonderie uses Stratasys 3D printing to produce master models that are used to create molds for sand casting. Formerly known as Heinrich Fonderie, VHM Fonderie specializes in the production of industrial iron castings using a traditional sand casting process.

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VHM Fonderie Employs Stratasys 3D Printing Across Various Production Processes to Speed up Customer Turnaround Times and Improve Capacity

Additive Manufacturing

French foundry and machining company sees lead times cut from up to five weeks to a few hours when producing master models for sand casting molds. VHM Fonderie uses 3D printing to produce ‘master models’ that are then used to create sand molds (Photo: Business Wire). “To

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SOLIDWORKS World Partner Pavilion Preview Part III

The Solidworks Blog

Here are four companies you can meet in person and talk 3D Printing, CAM, Security, and Simulation. BobCAD-CAM is a standalone CAD-CAM product that allows you to design 2D and 3D CAD models, create 2-5 axis toolpath, simulate, and output g-code.

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

Javelin Tech Tips

Sanding. Plastic parts made with FDM can be sanded by hand or with orbital sanders to remove the stair-stepping effect that is inherent to the process. Hand Sanding and Orbital Sanding FDM parts. Sand blasting a PC-ISO part.

3D Printing Helps CSI360 in Fight against Heart Disease

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Their orbital atherectomy system (OAS) safely reduces arterial calcium with sanding and centrifugal force, enabling safe and effective stent deployment. On top of their design quality improving, they also started printing anatomical models for testing and training their mechanisms. This allows engineers to simulate how a device will perform in a particular case. Medical Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Medical Devices polyJet

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Taking Your Product to the Finishing Line


Looking to use the functional Muse prototypes for market research and feedback before tooling and injection molding, we printed Stereolithography (SL) models that mimicked the look of the finished product. Finally, the models were assembled and decals were applied.

Where Stereolithography and PolyJet Applications Overlap


Models. The combined speed and resolution these photocure processes are known for make them invaluable for modeling needs. PolyJet is better used for small prototype models about the size of your hand.

SOLIDWORKS is Helping Build the World’s Fastest Steam Locomotive: Part 2

The Solidworks Blog

A Request for Proposal was created which included the material specifications and SOLIDWORKS model as well as quality control requirements. The SOLIDWORKS 3D model of the train’s #4 wheel set offers the T1 Trust a distinct advantage in negotiating with vendors.

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How to eliminate 3D printing post processing steps

Leslie's Blog

What if you could eliminate CNC machine, sanding, silicone engraving, and text printing on parts with one system? With the J750, Otterbox engineers can design and then print 5 to 8 iterative prototypes of a new case model in a day. Four Digital Materials simulate ABS, for example.

Best RC Construction Vehicles

3D Printing Hub

There’s a mix of great models to choose from. Functional Realistic Models. They can have functional hydraulic systems, buckets, and other articulating parts depending on the model. Radio-controlled construction vehicles suffer the same annoying setbacks as other RC models.

How 3D CAD is revolutionising UK crop farming

The Solidworks Blog

Plough anything from fine sand to heavy clay and solid stones. Claydon Drills used SOLIDWORKS to create sophisticated computer models of their design, enabling them to load-test the machinery and simulate breakpoints.

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Check out the Concept to Consumer Tour Coming to a City Near You This Summer

The Solidworks Blog

So there I was in Los Angeles for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, minding my own business walking between the hotel and convention center when all of a sudden Mike Sande comes zipping by me on this sleek electric scooter.

Sandstone Filament: Properties, How to Use Them, and Best Brands

3D Printing Hub

Prints made from sandstone filaments simulate the look of sandstone or ceramic, depending on how they are printed and finished. The gritty finish of sandstone prints is perfect for interesting design pieces and architectural models.

CATI Tech Notes: NASA Leverages Stratasys 3D Printing for Space.

CATI Tech Notes

Modeling. Simulation. NASA astronauts and engineers are test-driving a rover over rocks and sand, up and down hills in an environment that simulates the brutal conditions of Mars. CATI Tech Notes. Archives. Subscribe. CATI Search. Subscribe to CATI TechLink Newsletter.

Prototyping large tanks for space industry with 3d printing by RedEye

DIY 3D Printing

It would require testing many assembly configurations and producing several simulators and prototypes to validate design changes. Before building the actual fuel tanks for final use, Lockheed would need to test form, fit and function and assembly with tank simulators.

SOLIDWORKS is Helping Build the World’s Fastest Steam Locomotive: Part 2

The Solidworks Blog

A Request for Proposal was created which included the material specifications and SOLIDWORKS model as well as quality control requirements. The SOLIDWORKS 3D model of the train’s #4 wheel set offers the T1 Trust a distinct advantage in negotiating with vendors.

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Concept to Consumer Tour Will Break Down Lifecycle of URB-E Project

The Solidworks Blog

For example, we are going to reuse an existing seat that has been used in other models of the URB-E. Now that the 2D concept design has been completed and validated, we can move forward to the 3D Modeling portion of the design.

World Cities Summit 2018:  creating future-ready cities

3D Perspectives

Virtual Singapore is packed with tons of data ranging from energy consumption metrics to census numbers , allowing city stakeholders to make informed decisions based on advanced simulations.

Find the Right Technology for Your Application


PolyJet is capable of building hybrid, multi-material parts with a range of durometers and mechanical properties simultaneously in one build to deliver realistic tactile models. PolyJet applications include master patterns for urethane casting, presentation models and concept models.

7 Best RC Off-Road Jeeps of 2019

3D Printing Hub

The Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler are now two of the most high-profile models. These things aren’t so important with toy-grade, entry-level RC models for toddlers. It may surprise you how many makers of radio-controlled models over-promise and under-deliver with their products.

The Evolution of Online Shopping

The Solidworks Blog

For URB-E, the GT Scooter comes in a few standard colors, which can be added through the existing library, uploaded directly from the SOLIDWORKS CAD model or by adding custom materials and colors through the Sell library. The Evolution of Online Shopping.

The Ride of Matt Schmotzer’s Life: The Invertigo Roller Coaster

The Solidworks Blog

I never actually thought about doing it virtually through SOLIDWORKS [simulation]. I know it’s possible, but I’ve never actually played with simulations in SOLIDWORKS. The hiccup there is, when you do a scale model you are scaling everything, but you are not scaling gravity.

Cheap RC Cars Under $50

3D Printing Hub

You certainly don’t want to spend a lot on your first model just in case you decide it’s not your thing. There are seven things to consider with all radio-controlled models, not only cars: Battery life (oftenreferred to as running time). The same thing applies to the model’s top speed.

What Makes 3D Printing a Natural for Preserving Historic Artifacts

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

This first test print is of Blaschka model B-560, a 2-inch squid sculpture that’s over 130 years old, but now beautifully mimicked in a durable 3D print that can be easily transported and handled safely.