SOLIDWORKS Plastics SP1 New Features

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a simulation tool that enables you to optimize plastic part designs for manufacturability. By using plastics simulation you can predict and avoid common injection molding defects before cutting steel. A Hands-On Experience with SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Understanding Plastic Part Design

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Plastic parts are now commonplace in consumer product design, and for good reason. For the engineering and design team at URB-E, it was a no brainier to utilize plastic components for the fenders and battery hub in order to ramp up its production.

Precious Plastic DIY Plastic Recycling Machinery

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Dave Hakkens developed a great set of open sourced DIY machines for recycling plastic. here is the promotional video: You can learn something about many types of plastics, which are everywhere! There are several machines including a 3d printing filament extruder.

Top Questions Answered: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

As part of our month-long feature on Versatile Plastic , we’ve asked you, our readers, to submit your questions about this material. Today, we’re sharing these questions and answers to help you better understand the properties and applications of Versatile Plastic. Versatile Plastic does not have a transparent or translucent color. Do you have any information about the UV stability of Versatile Plastic? Can Versatile Plastic be electroplated? .

How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

Shapeways Blog

Have you used Versatile Plastic to make 3D printed prototypes? Versatile Plastic is printed with an SLS process that uses a laser to fuse together nylon powder. Versatile Plastic could be the perfect material for you. Part Three: How Strong and Flexible is Versatile Plastic?

Material of the Month: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products. We print all of our Versatile Plastic on EOS P770, P396, and P110 machines which are Laser Sintering Systems.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics At The Beach

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Which got me thinking, could I a mechanical engineer with minimal plastics training, design a new sandcastle bucket that looks right and can be successfully manufactured? SOLIDWORKS Plastics reports a Fill Time of 9.5 In plastic part design, the geometry is only half the story.

Keene Village Plastics Acquires MakeShaper

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Keene Village Plastics has scooped up MakeShaper. 3D print filament manufacturer Keene Village. Read the whole entry. » » corporate

Voytek Medical Uses Versatile Plastic to Transform the Landscape of Healthcare

Shapeways Blog

Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic. Wherever you are in the 3D design process, Versatile Plastic can be used to help you create the perfect end product. The Many Benefits of Versatile Plastic. Cable clasp printed in Versatile Plastic.

Material of the Month: Versatile Plastic

Shapeways Blog

Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products. We print all of our Versatile Plastic on EOS P770, P396, and P110 machines which are Laser Sintering Systems.

Australian Entrepreneur Using 3D Printing to Help the Environment by Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

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3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business Education 3d printer filament from recycled plastic 3d printer filament recycled plastics 3d printing plastic waste australia bottles filament recycling GreenBatch PET plastic waste recycling plastic recycling program University of Western Australia34-year-old Perth native Darren Lomman began his first venture when he was just 19, while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA).

SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse Now Available at MySolidWorks

The Solidworks Blog

The SOLIDWORKS Plastics eCourse is now available at MySolidWorks. Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics , part defects such as short shots, gate blush, and air traps can be discovered and fixed well before tooling. MySolidWorks SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS Plastics ecourses injection molding mysolidwork

Working with plastics in 3D printing

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Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). As 3DP/AM matures, developers continue to explore plastic chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that rival more traditional versions.

Adidas Made an Ocean-Plastic Shoe You Can Actually Buy

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Environmentalism is a great cause and Adidas took it to a whole new level with their newly designed shoe that is made of recycled ocean plastic. The main difference here, however, is that the Parley version features a soft Primeknit upper built with 95 percent ocean plastic.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017

The Solidworks Blog

The process of designing plastic parts has always been one fraught with anxiety. Take the guesswork out of designing plastic parts by using SOLIDWORKS Plastics injection-molding simulation software. Many new enhancements have been added to SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2017.

Can Plastic Bags Be Recycled?

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Although recent times have seen a massive shift in the attitude of people towards plastic waste, it’s quite apparent that there is still much work to be done. A huge portion of the world’s plastic waste, and the ones that we encounter daily, are plastic bags. From our groceries to dry cleaning bags and the plastic envelopes used for air mail, plastic bags are disposed of practically everywhere. What’s the best way to recycle these plastic bags?

Plastic Part and Mold Design (survey invitation)

Tech Clarity

How do leading companies improve the quality of their plastic parts? If your company designs or produces plastic parts or molds, please share your experience. We are conducting new research on the design of plastic parts and molds and common challenges manufacturers face.

ABS Plastic Explained

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The material is produced by polymerising acrylonitrile … Continue reading ABS Plastic Explained → The post ABS Plastic Explained appeared first on 3D Printing HUB. 3D Print Materials 3D Printing ABS Plastic abs plastic filament thermoplastics

The Refabricator Will Be Recycling Plastic and 3D Printing Onboard the ISS Next Year

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SOLIDWORKS at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase

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Later this month, more than 60,000 plastics industry professionals will descend on Orlando, Florida for NPE2015 , the world’s leading plastics tradeshow. Here’s a quick description of each session: Designing Plastic Parts: Learn how to streamline plastic part design and development.

Precious Plastic’s Incredible Machines Recycle Plastic, Make Filament, and More

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One of our greatest ecological challenges, in my estimate, is tackling the problem of plastic waste. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Science & Technology 3d print recycled plastic 3d printer filament from recycled plastic abs plastic recycling eco-friendly plastic recycling machine Precious Plastic recycle plastic to filament Recycled 3D printing filament recycled filament recycling sustainability

Plastic 3D printing technologies: HP Multi Jet Fusion vs SLS

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The post Plastic 3D printing technologies: HP Multi Jet Fusion vs SLS appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printing technologies 3D printing technologies HP black plastic HP multi jet fusion Multi Jet Fusion PA12 plastic SLS SLS plastic

All About Acrylic Plastic

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Plasticizers are used as additives to improve impact resistance, lower glass transition temperature, or enhance processing properties. Electrical : Plastic optical fiber used for short-range communication is made from PMMA or Acrylic plastic. Hence, CNC machines are a good fit with acrylic plastics. Acrylic is not the strongest plastic and is actually quite brittle. The post All About Acrylic Plastic appeared first on 3D Insider.

All About Polyester (PET) Plastic

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The other popular use of Polyester is in making plastic PET bottles. The post All About Polyester (PET) Plastic appeared first on 3D Insider. Polyester, in most cases, refers to the trade name for polyethylene terephthalate or PET. It is the most used thermoplastic polymer in the world.

Simplify the Material Selection Process When 3D Printing Plastic Parts

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Of the 114,000 thousand plastics recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers , roughly 600 are used in 3D printing processes. In this post, we’ll cover common 3D printing materials used to prototype plastic part designs.

Can Plastic Bottle Caps be Recycled?

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Plastic bottles are among the most common sources of plastic waste worldwide. While facilities for recycling plastic bottles have been long established and are accessible to most, there is another side of the plastic bottle problem that is yet to be addressed – the plastic bottle caps. In a debris removal effort held on 2016 in Midway Atoll off the coast of Honolulu, a staggering 5,000 pieces of plastic bottle caps and lids were found.

All About Polypropylene Plastic

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Polypropylene is regarded as the “steel” of plastics because it can be modified and customized in multiple ways to suit a wide variety of applications. It is, in fact, the second-most widely produced commodity plastic.

Video: Get Plastic Parts Right the First Time

The Solidworks Blog

Ensuring strength, rigidity, and easy assembly of your plastic parts can be a challenge. This short video will show you how to design your plastic parts right the first time and ensure: Optimal plastics material selection based on your requirements.

How to friction weld plastic with filament and Dremel

DIY 3D Printing

However it is also excellent demonstration of friction welding plastic with filament inserted into Dremel. Update 2: dremel filament how to PLA plastic welding video Electronhacks made this video to show production process of the 3d printed fan duct.

How Accurate is SOLIDWORKS Plastics? [VIDEO]

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I am often asked questions regarding the accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Plastics and if it lines up with real injection molding. Plastics is great at predicting and avoiding manufacturing defects in your injection molded parts. SOLIDWORKS Plastics for Designers – Real World Correlation.

HP Nylon Plastic Now Open to All Makers!

Shapeways Blog

Starting today, anyone can order their own models in HP Nylon Plastic , available in both Raw Gray and Black. A designer from our community tests out HP Nylon Plastic. Testing bracelets printed in HP Nylon Plastic. We can’t wait to see what you make with HP Nylon Plastic!

Plastic Pellets for 3D Printing: What’s the Point?

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In FDM printing, the starting material is typically plastic filament, which is fed into an extruder and a hot end nozzle. This makes the idea of FDM printing using plastic pellets – and not plastic filament – quite interesting. What’s the point of using plastic pellets?

What is plastic made from?

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Plastic is a material that every single person on this planet uses. Plastic is economical to produce and is not a scarce resource. Plastic solved the issue of scarcity of such resources. Plastics are light in weight and demonstrate varying degrees of physical strength depending on the type of plastic. Plastics are made from the raw material called hydrocarbons. These chains form the plastic material that we know of today. Natural Plastics.

Waterproof plastic testing: How did our plastic parts perform

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Recently we talked about our waterproof plastic finish, […]. The post Waterproof plastic testing: How did our plastic parts perform appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

SABIC Wins Two European Plastics innovation Awards

Additive Manufacturing

September 27, 2017 — SABIC has been named winner in two categories at the 2017 European Plastics Innovation Awards ceremony organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers ( SPE ) and trade association PlasticsEurope in Brussels on Monday (Sept 18).

Introducing our new Grey Plastic Material

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The post Introducing our new Grey Plastic Material appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends. & More Sculpteo News grey material plasticColored 3D prints are the coolest, but they’re of […].

Halifax e-NABLE Branch Recycling Plastic Weed Container Lids into 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

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3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Medical 3D Printing 3d print recycled plastic 3d printed prosthetic hands 3d printed prosthetics 3d printing plastic waste Canada cannabis e-nable Kindness3D non-profit NSLC potLast year, Halifax resident Jacob Boudreau, who works for a logistics company, watched a TED Talk by heartwarming 3D printed prosthetics volunteer organization e-NABLE, and was inspired to open his. View the entire article via our website.