SOLIDWORKS Plastics SP1 New Features

The Solidworks Blog

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.

SOLIDWORKS at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase

The Solidworks Blog

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.

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. In this post, we’ll cover common 3D printing materials used to prototype plastic part designs.

VELOX and SK Chemicals present a new range of plastics 3D printable materials

3D Printing Industry

VELOX, a Hamburg-based materials company and Korean partner, SK Chemicals, have released, a new 3D printing materials. “We We are excited to be working together with our long-term partner, VELOX, in developing the 3D printing industry in Europe,” said Brian Oh, Business Development Team Leader at SK Chemicals. “We We believe that VELOX is the most suitable […]. Materials Brian Oh Manuel Delgado Selfeco SK Chemicials SKYPLETE VELOX

Dassault Systèmes Launches “Sustainability Challenge” for Students to Rethink the Use of Plastics

Additive Manufacturing

Dassault Systèmes launched the “ Sustainability Challenge ,” a contest inviting students worldwide to use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to imagine new innovations and experiences that redefine the use of plastics in a more sustainable way.

Plastic Madonna Sculpture Hits the Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Of all the current threats facing humanity in the present day, nothing seems more imminent than the prospect of climate change, a drastic and ongoing effect that us humans have arguably forced to. View the entire article via our website.

Military Researchers Present Work on Recycled 3D Printing Material

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printing in the military Army Research Laboratory military 3d printing recycled 3d printer filament recycled plasticThe US military has made no secret of its enthusiasm for 3D printing, and lately has taken a creative, eco-friendly approach to the technology, looking into the recycling of water bottles for 3D. View the entire article via our website.

Beginner’s Guide to CNC Cutting For Plastic & Foam Packaging

3E Rapid Prototyping

CNC machines with a large enough range may be able to process plastics, foams, wood and all other materials that one may consider for their packaging needs. Plastic Pallets and Containers For Exterior Packaging. In these cases, they may employ the use of plastic containers.

Oliver Cabell launches $95 3D printed sneakers made from recycled plastic water bottles

3D Printing Industry

The sustainable approach was adopted by Oliver Cabell in response to the ever-present environmental crisis caused by plastic pollution. Oliver Cabell, an independent U.S.-based based footwear brand, has released a new line of shoes made using 3D printing. Titled “Phoenix”, the sneakers are 3D printed from recycled water bottles, and will set you back $95.

Webinar on Circular Economy – In Pursuit of Fully Recyclable Plastics with Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, Lanza Tech

BIS Research

Plastic pollution has become one of the biggest environmental concerns at present. As a whole, the world consumes one million plastic drinking bottles every minute, while approximately five trillion single-use plastic bags are consumed every year. Plastic manufacturers.

What is plastic made from?

3D Printing Hub

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.

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).

German RepRap presents liquid 3D printing with polyurethane

3D Printing Industry

The manufacturer says their PU plastic material has isotropic mechanical properties due to chemical crosslinking. German RepRap, manufacturers of FFF 3D printers and ebalta Kunststoff GmbH, a materials company, have announced a new polyurethane (PU) based material for 3D printing. This could open the door to applications where anisotropic 3D prints falter. Furthermore the PU […]. Materials German RepRap Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Polyurethane silicone TPU TU

Live Town Hall Webcast: Bridging the Gap between Plastic Part Design and Manufacturing

The Solidworks Blog

Plastic Injection mold tools are costly, and they take time to manufacture. This 90-minute event is sponsored by DS SolidWorks Plastic Design group and will on focus on: Plastic Materials Selection & Preparation.

CES 2016 Presentation Schedule

3D Systems

CES 2016 Presentation Schedule Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 08:15 International CES 2016 is finally here, and we are thrilled to showcase a full range of our transformative technology, from large-scale and desktop 3D printers to software and services. We encourage you to check out the schedule of presentations below and warmly invite you to drop by to listen and explore our booth. . We will be live-streaming* each presentation on our Periscope channel (@3dsystemscorp).

Formnext Day 2: High Performance Plastics and Ceramics Challenge Metal

3D Printing Industry

However, metal 3D printer manufacturers were not the only ones presenting big news and future visions at the show. … The original post Formnext Day 2: High Performance Plastics and Ceramics Challenge Metal appeared first on 3D Printing Industry. By Davide Sher.

How to detect Weld Lines in Plastic Part Design with SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Javelin Tech Tips

Using SOLIDWORKS Plastics , you can detect weld lines if they are present in your part, and SOLIDWORKS does a great job at predicting the weld lines location on the part once the simulation process is complete. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Tech Tips Weld Lines

Thibra3D presents new range of sculptable 3D filaments

3D Printing Industry

Thibra, an innovative materials manufacturer based in the Netherlands, has released a new range of sculptable plastic filaments that can be improved during post-processing for 3D printed parts. “Thibra3D Skulpt is a complete new innovation in the field of filaments for 3D printing,” said Rutger Ploem, owner of THIBRA. “It It took a while of struggling […]. Materials Rutger Ploem Thibra Thibra3D Skulpt

All About Nylon (PA) Plastic

3D Printing Hub

Nylon may not be the most slippery of all the plastics commercially available, but it is still good enough to be used with parts where there is a lot of wear and movement. Nylon can also be mixed and combined with other engineering plastics. Production costs can also be kept low as nylon is one of the cheapest plastics available commercially. Nylon gets affected by UV rays that may be present in sunlight. Nylon (PA) is a silky thermoplastic material.

3D Printing or Plastic Injection : our guide to cost efficiency


However, the advantages that the technology presents can go far beyond that. It presents designers and product developers a new mode of accomplishing and designing their product’s objectives. It’s out!

Plastic recycling and WAAM at UK’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

3D Printing Industry

Over fifty companies, institutions and organizations were present at the event, including IBM, robotics company Comau, the University of Buckingham and West Thames College. 3D Printing Industry recently visited the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition in Milton Keynes. The crowd at the show was also diverse and constituted people from the manufacturing sector, researchers and students from Loughborough University […].

Moldmakers: Design and Produce Tools Faster (webcast)

Tech Clarity

Presentations Slideshow Design Digital Engineer injection molding Manufacturing mold design moldmaker plastics Siemens Software tool design Webcast WebinarHow can moldmakers better manage processes to meet delivery dates, without hurting profitability? On October 23 at 2:00, Tech-Clarity’s Michelle Boucher will share some of her latest research on tool design and production.

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3D Systems presents Cube EKOCYCLE 3d printer that works with filament made from recycled PET bottles

DIY 3D Printing

New 3D Systems Cube 3d printer is just presented by Waste is only waste if we waste it. Each EKOCYCLE cartridge is made in part from post-consumer recycled 20oz PET plastic bottles. Revolutionary machine or marketing hype? You decide.

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How to make a solar water desalination and purification still from a plastic bottle and 3d printed ring container

DIY 3D Printing

CreatorLes made this interesting project which uses waste plastic bottles and simple 3d printed part to make a solar still that can be used as an cheap water desalinator or purifier. He also presents a method of ppurifyingwater without need for 3d printed parts and three (glass?)

Learn How to Reduce Manufacturing Time & Costs in Four EuroMold 2014 Video Presentations

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Porsche engine with carbon fiber parts created using 3D printed soluble cores, presented by Stratasys at EuroMold 2014. Plastic Processing Tools/Injection Molds. Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Booth: “Transforming Manufacturing Today” at EuroMold 2014.

RAYLASE to Present its Products and Solutions at LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich

Additive Manufacturing

RAYLASE will present its latest products and the solutions that can be implemented with them – for example, in the solar industry, additive manufacturing or the e-mobility market – at LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich from 24 to 27 June 2019.

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RAYLASE to Present its Products and Solutions at LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA in Shanghai

Additive Manufacturing

At our stand area of 120 square metres, we will present our current hardware and software range, as well as the solutions that can be implemented with them – for example, in additive manufacturing, the solar industry or the electromobility market.

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Project Bigbronze Presented at CES: Life-Sized Bust of Fuel3D’s CEO Created Using bronzeFill

While some people still associate 3D printing with choppy, layered looking plastic creations that proclaim “prototype” more than “finished product,” materials... View the entire article via our website. Different varieties of filament lead, obviously, to different capabilities for 3D printed creations.

INTAMSYS Presents the Affordable, Industrial-Grade FUNMAT HT Destkop 3D Printer at RAPID + TCT

One of the most talked-about materials in plastic 3D printing right now is PEEK. Polyether ether ketone is a strong, durable polymer whose robust yet lightweight properties make it extremely popular. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Sponsored Funmat Funmat HT industrial desktop 3d printer industrial grade 3d printer Intamsys PEEK peek 3d printer RAPID + TCT RAPID 2017

Personalization - Giving Plastic Value

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

I''m off in a few minutes to see my granddaughters and to take some birthday presents to a wonderful girl who is their friend. One of the raps about the items that can be made in a 3D printer is that plastic has so little intrinsic monetary value.

3D Printed Shoes: Combining 3D Printing in Plastics & Steel with Traditional Craftsmanship


His innovative approach: combining 3D printed plastics, 3D printed steel and traditional craftsmanship for creating one-of-a-kind high heels. Could you present us your latest projects of 3D printed shoes? Meet Eric Meijer , designer of a new collection of 3D printed shoes.

Fairphone and 3D Hubs Present a Collection of 3D Printed Wooden Accessories for the Fairphone 2

When you think of cell phones and cell phone accessories, you probably think of plastic, and, for the most part, that would be accurate. 3D printing has become a popular method of manufacturing for. View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d hubs 3d printed cell phone accessories 3d printed smartphone accessories Alan Nguyen colorfabb colorfabb filament Fairphone The Fairphone Accessory Challenge ultimaker woodfill

RepRap: Blog: Conducting Plastic Experiments

RepRap Blog

Conducting Plastic Experiments. We have been experimenting with putting conducting particles in printing plastic, inspired by this paper: [link]. plastic film over it. Graphite forms a galvanic couple with silver, and tends to corrode it; with a complete coating of polymer, so that no moisture is present, this might not be a problem, but at high powder loading moisture might percolate through. RepRap: Blog.

RAYLASE Will Present Digital Laser Solutions for Five Core Markets at LASYS 2018

Additive Manufacturing

As an expert in laser deflection components, RAYLASE will present two product innovations to the specialists attending LAYSYS, namely the SUPERSCAN IV-15 DRILL and the AXIALSCAN-50 DIGITAL II. Wessling, Germany, Tuesday, 5.

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Presenting my eBay Ultimaker clone (part 1)


The filament is of good quality and the spool itself is a sturdy piece of clipped plastic that I will reuse for sure (just the diameter was not the standard UM one). Though the plastic is still very good, I will switch to another closer, more regular, European seller.

Additive Manufacturing Simulation: Simufact presents their solutions and case study under the umbrella of Hexagon

Additive Manufacturing

Digimat-AM is e-Xstream’s solution for the simulation of 3D printing processes in plastics and composites. Simufact will present these and further novelties in the context of live-demos on their formnext booth.

KFAIR 2016: EOS Presents New High-Throughput Polymer System EOS P770; GF Machining Solutions Sub-Exhibitor

Additive Manufacturing

In the area of plastics-based Additive Manufacturing, EOS is presenting the high productivity system EOS P 770 for the first time. ” EOS P 770: Cost-effective production of large plastic parts.

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Robot Factory Introduces the Sliding-3D Conveyor Belt 3D Printer for Uninterrupted 3D Printing

Later this week at Maker Faire Rome, Italy-based Robot Factory will be presenting its new Sliding-3D system, which uses a conveyor belt as an essentially limitless build platform. 3D Printers 3D Printing Featured Stories 3d printing build platform 3d printing sustainably biodegradable plastic conveyor belt desktop 3D printer infinite build maker faire rome new 3d printer robot factory Sliding-3D

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3D Printed Shoes: Combining 3D Printing in Plastics & Steel with Traditional Craftsmanship


His innovative approach: combining 3D printed plastics, 3D printed steel and traditional craftsmanship for creating one-of-a-kind high heels. Could you present us your latest projects of 3D printed shoes? Meet Eric Meijer , designer of a new collection of 3D printed shoes.

EMO 2017: Simufact to Present Process Simulation Solutions for Machine Tool Makers and Mold Makers

Additive Manufacturing

Hamburg, Germany, September 11, 2017 –At this year´s EMO , Simufact – an MSC software company – will be presenting their process simulation solutions aiming at tool and mold makers.

3D Printed Gifts for Geeks and Gentleman


Now might be the perfect time to finally offer them their first 3D printed gift – in plastics, steel, titanium, or even ceramic. News birthday boy boyfriend fashion father father's day gadgets gift gifts guy jewelry male man men present presents

EOS-Tooling: Plastic Manufacturer FWB Achieves Major Savings in Production Time and Cost Using Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

To ensure that Germany remains an attractive location for the production of injection-moulded tools and plastic components, toolmakers and component producers rely on innovative technologies and procedures that save time and minimise expense.

TWI Presents ProJet 3500 HD MAX 3D Printer

3D Rapid Pro

'3D Systems Launches Next Gen ProJet 3D Printers - Next Gen ProJet 3500 HDMax And ProJet 3500 CPXMax - Expanded Print Envelope And Higher Throughput - Onboard Tablet Controls And Remote Tablet Access Monday, November 26, 2012 ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 26, 2012  3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate availability of its next generation ProJet 3500 HDMax and CPXMax professional series 3D printers with greater productivity, larger high definition prints and remote tablet controls for the production of functional plastic parts and investment casting wax patterns for product design and manufacturing applications. These new ProJet printers are on display November 27-30, 2012 at EuroMold, Messe Frankfurt, Germany in Hall 11 stand D48. ProJet 3500 Max printers incorporate 3D Systems latest patented Multi-Jet Modeling (MJM) print technology, including its production-grade printhead, advanced material management, full platform high definition printing, tablet-like touchscreen controls, and remote tablet and smartphone connectivity. ProJet 3500 Max printers are compatible with 3D Systems extensive range of VisiJet print materials that cover the widest array of customer applications including high-impact, high temperature resistant durable plastic for functional testing, cast-friendly wax for rapid-foundry production, and specialized materials for the manufacturing of jewelry and personalized medical devices. ProJet 3500 is the only printer on the market that comes with a five-year printhead warranty that saves thousands of dollars in annual customer operating costs compared to other alternatives. 3D Systems next generation ProJet 3500 Max printers are the best yet, said Buddy Byrum, Vice President of Product & Channel Management for 3D Systems. We are excited to extend our print envelope for high resolution prints resulting in increased throughput and part size with feature detail and quality that is only possible with ProJet printers. 3D Systems new ProJet 3500 Max series, together with its expanded range of affordable ProJet printers and ZPrinters are sold and serviced through its global network of Authorized Reseller Partners. Contact Aaron Pullen to explore all the 3D printers and solutions available from 3D Systems. About 3D Systems Corporation 3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence. More information on the company is available at ProJet 3500 HD Max. 3500 HD MAX 3d printer 3d prototype 3D Systems abs additive manufacturing connex DDM Direct Digital manufacturing direct investment casting FDM OBJET Projet 3500 projet 6000 prototype SLA SLS'