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. The company now uses a Stratasys Connex Multi-material 3D Printer throughout product development, from making functional prototypes to master models for the sand casting of manufacturing tools.

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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 (formerly Heinrich Fonderie), which specializes in the production of various types of industrial iron castings using the traditional sand casting process,utilizes its Stratasys Connex Multi-material 3D Printer across a broad spectrum of applications throughout product development.

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. In addition to having an interesting pedigree, Rize was founded by industry veterans from the likes of Z Corporation and Object, the Rize One is the only zero-post-processing 3D printer, which means it eliminates time-consuming, costly, messy and toxic support removal, coating, sanding and painting. The Partner Pavilion at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 is larger than ever!

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. Sanding is the most common form of finishing for parts produced with FDM because it is a simple way to remove layer lines without affecting mechanical properties. Sand blasting a PC-ISO part. 3D Printing Techniques FDM Fused Deposition Modeling Post Processing

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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Live Webinar: Render Them Speechless with the Beauty of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Connected

The Solidworks Blog

To get the best imagery they can, they will hand off the design to Industry Process Consultant Mike Sande. Register for the next session of Exploring 3D EXPERIENCE Works Live and start transforming your models into art. So you’ve designed an amazing product—now what?

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2021

The Solidworks Blog

The Add Display Data Mark option allows you to move between configurations after the model has been imported into Visualize, which opens up tons of possibilities and streamlining workflows. One thing to keep in mind: You now have two sets of configurations when the model is imported.

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. Dental models, for instance, often utilize VeroClear, a transparent, rigid PolyJet material. The simulator relied on SC 1000 for clear body components as well as sanded and painted SC 1000 for the skin-toned sections.

Master and Expand Your SOLIDWORKS Skills with LIVE Design series

The Solidworks Blog

April 13 – “Designing a Desk with Weldments with Mike Sande.” April 17 – “Model Mania 2019 Part Modeling” with Mark Schneider. Mark will show how a simple part can be modeled several ways and the benefits and pitfalls of each technique. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. During these unprecedented and challenging times, many of us are facing a new reality – the one of confinement to one’s home office.

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. The team at Liberty pattern studied the SOLIDWORKS model of the #4 wheel set provided by the Trust (image above). Sand forms prevent molten steel from filling the hollow areas inside the cast steel wheel.

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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. 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. Four Digital Materials simulate ABS, for example.

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. Once the model was complete, they used a visual view of the assembly structure to produce the same kit and part numbers for the ERP system – slashing production costs. Ever wondered how 3D CAD software is applied in the real world?

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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. Likewise, affordable toy-grade RC models are not all cheap pieces of junk that fall to bits after five minutes. Radio-controlled construction vehicles suffer the same annoying setbacks as other RC models. It may surprise you how fast the batteries drain if this is your first RC model.

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. He was obviously enjoying his time at the event and getting to know one of our local SOLIDWORKS customers in California, URB-E: Mike SANDE enjoying his conference “commute” on an URB-E at SOLIDWORKS World 2018.

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. The process, called Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology or additive manufacturing, creates complex shapes durable enough for Martian terrain. CATI Tech Notes. Archives. Subscribe. CATI Search. Subscribe to CATI TechLink Newsletter. Recent Comments.

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. Although technically the term ‘sandstone’ can refer to a broad group of rocks composed of sand-sized particles, it is used in this context to refer to the overall finish or look of the final prints made from the specialty filament. The gritty finish of sandstone prints is perfect for interesting design pieces and architectural models.

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. The recent advancements in large-scale 3D printing motivated Lockheed to apply Stratasys  Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to the tank simulators.

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. From here, valuable information such as angular and linear displacements, trace paths and other data can be obtained to validate the conceptual design well before moving into a detailed, 3D model. Now that the 2D concept design has been completed and validated, we can move forward to the 3D Modeling portion of the design.

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. The team at Liberty pattern studied the SOLIDWORKS model of the #4 wheel set provided by the Trust (image above). Sand forms prevent molten steel from filling the hollow areas inside the cast steel wheel.

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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. Modeling the impacts of future developments can help anticipate potential issues before a project is actually built. The model lets you analyze, for instance, how the construction of a new public space might impact things such as traffic, pollution and population density.

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. Plastics used with SL provide easily sanded surfaces and are ideal for post-process finishing. SL is a favorite for large models and investment cast patterns for low volume projects.

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. Author information Mike Sande Territory Technical Manager at SOLIDWORKS Michael is a graduate of Montana State University where he focused in finite element analysis and simulation MEMS manufacturing in his quest for his BSME.

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. Model scale size and dimensions. A model’s scale is its size in relation to the real-world vehicle. The table below shows the RC model Jeeps as they appear on the page.

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. It’s a fully complete static model, meaning I have the whole structure built, all the supports and the track put together. 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). Even so, there are models that offer more value and better features than others in their class. Both running time and charging times can vary greatly depending on the model, motor, and parts used. Finally, consider the model’s motor.

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. What’s most impressive about this initial print (which did not yet attempt to simulate transparent/translucent effects) is how little adjustment was needed in the workflow from 3D scanning to 3D printing.