April, 2021

NASA Funds 36 Space 3D Printing Projects—Here Are the 15 Most Exciting


NASA’s latest funding of space technology projects includes plenty of 3D printing innovation proposals. Out of a total of 289 US small businesses and 47 research institutions to receive. View the entire article via our website.

COBOD, the 3D Construction Printer Innovator, registers Explosive Growth in 2020

Manufactur3D Mag

COBOD, the Danish 3D construction printer innovator, registered explosive growth in 2020 and registered its second year of profitability. APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION 3D construction printer COBOD Construction L&T Construction LafargeHolcim PERI Group

When 2D is Enough

The Solidworks Blog

Here I am writing about 2D on a 3D Blog. What’s up with that? You and I both know there are still plenty of 2D CAD users out there, which can be mind-boggling to anyone who has fully embraced the world of 3D CAD.

Another Supply Chain Collapse

Wohlers Talk

By Noah Mostow and Terry Wohlers. The five-day block of the Suez Canal underscores the instability of our global supply chains. Nearly everything around us requires global connections. The canal is a critical route for products from Asia to Europe and the east coast of the U.S.

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Rapid Prototyping and On Demand Manufacturing

Our blog is focus on rapid prototyping and low volume manufacturing information for global product designer, engineers, purchase officer and entrepreneur.

High Definition Full Color: 3D Print in Ten Million Colors

Shapeways Blog

Creating a new design and seeing it come to fruition with excellence through 3D printing means enjoying a quality product—and often, euphoric triumph too.

3 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Unexpected

3D Innovations

The past year has shown us that a pandemic can halt global manufacturing, a cargo ship can block a canal causing a logistics nightmare and consumer demand can change overnight. These three events have one thing in common, they were all unexpected.

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Matching PDM Vault Users to the Right Client

Modern Tech

SOLIDWORKS PDM client types determine the level of access each person can have to the Vault. Do you have your Vault users set up with the right client type? Choosing the right license and number of licenses for your company's needs can be a difficult and costly task.

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How SOLIDWORKS Helped Design a Belly Racer: Part Two

The Solidworks Blog

In the first Belly Racer blog Paul Cameron was introduced. I came to know Paul through the Tucker Carioca project we were collaborating on. The Carioca is an ongoing project and I’ll be blogging about it sometime in the future.

30 on 3D: ABS-CF10

Purple Platypus

On this edition of 30 on 3D, learn about the newest FDM material release from Stratasys – ABS-CF10. As the name suggests, ABS-CF10 is an ABS-based material, housing 10% chopped carbon fiber. The material is 50% stronger and 15% stiffer than standard ABS.

Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) to Develop Artificial Organs through 3D Bioprinting

Manufactur3D Mag

Your CSWA Exam Prep Guide

This CSWA exam prep guide includes 30+ insider tips that will help you prepare, practice for, and pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate exam.

Additive Manufacturing 2.0 with Desktop Metal Binder Jetting Systems

Javelin Tech Tips

Metal Binder Jetting 3D printing has already had profound impacts on prototyping and manufacturing tooling, but with the ability to mass produce highly complex end-use parts, Desktop Metal Additive Manufacturing 2.0 is poised to transform the manufacturing landscape.

Nikon Buys Metal 3D Printing Startup Morf3D


This was not a merger and acquisition that Executive Editor Joris Peels predicted, but we can give him props for anticipating that Nikon might aid in the breakup of Renishaw. The post Nikon Buys. View the entire article via our website.

How to Access SOLIDWORKS for Free

Modern Tech

There are a number of business cases for which you may need access to SOLIDWORKS. Although there is no free version of SOLIDWORKS out there for you to download, there are a number of solutions that may be able to help you without having to purchase the software.

Why Bother with Lean Manufacturing?

The Solidworks Blog

When a machine breaks down in a typical manufacturing company, temporary fixes are expected. The operation must keep moving production forward, so quick fixes are a business reality. However, the bigger problem is when band-aid fixes become the norm, where band-aids are on top of other band-aids.

3D Medical Applications

Held in Baltimore, Maryland, this event will bring together thought leaders, experts, engineers, doctors, researchers, and regulators in the many medical methods for 3D technology.The 3D Medical Applications conference is the most comprehensive, game-changing, meeting of minds for the future of 3D in healthcare.

The Process of Plastic Injection Mold Making & How the Cost Will Vary

3E Rapid Prototyping

Plastic Injection molding is the most adaptable of all injection molding techniques. This technique is heavily used to produce different sorts of parts from car parts to surgical applications.

A Movable 3D Printing Build Platform to Reduce Waste and Save Time

Manufactur3D Mag

Researchers at USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed a movable 3D printing build platform to reduce waste and save time. 3D PRINTERS 3D PRINTING NEWS TECH NEWS 3D Printing Build Platform Movable Build Platform research University of Southern California USC Viterbi Yong Chen

Adjusting SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Replication Performance

Javelin Tech Tips

By default within a replicated SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional environment, 10 files are replicated per transfer to the target server(s) during scheduled replication.

Zmorph Announces Industrial Grade 3D Printer Zmorph i500


Poland’s Zmorph, a manufacturer of multitool 3D printers, has announced its newest model, Zmorph Fab, is now entering the industrial market. The Zmorph Fab will be released April 20, 2021. View the entire article via our website.

Propel Your Startup with the Right Engineering Partner

Modern Tech

It would be impossible to overstate the degree to which the COVID pandemic has challenged our norms. Although not talked about as frequently, it is painfully obvious that it has affected the entrepreneur communities as well.

How to Make Your Designs Fly and/or Disappear

The Solidworks Blog

Just about a year ago, we heard from two exciting makers and YouTubers, Brad Thompson ( Impact Props ) and Eric Haddad ( 3DAeroventures ), on how they were using 3D EXPERIENCE Works to grow their design-centric channels.

5 Major Questions for Consideration while Deciding on a Professional Mold Supplier

3E Rapid Prototyping

In order to get the best Mold Making Supplies , you need to find a reliable and highly professional mold maker. A company should able to offer a complete line of mold-making products to meet client’s expectations.

Ford and HP Collaborate to Transform 3D Printed Waste into Auto Parts – An Industry First

Manufactur3D Mag

Ford has teamed up with HP Inc. to recycle the 3D printed waste parts and powders to turn them into injection-moulded vehicle parts. 3D PRINTING NEWS GLOBAL NEWS 3D Printed Waste automotive 3D printing Ford Motor Company Fuel-line Clips HP Inc.

Minimize SOLIDWORKS Drawing save time when working with Shaded With Edges display style

Javelin Tech Tips

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 is the ability to open drawings in Detailing Mode ( File > Open > select the drawing > Mode > Detailing > Open ) for high performance when loading and saving, without loading model data.

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Modular 3D solutions are the feature of additive manufacturing


Why is it important to maintain the most open additive manufacturing environment available? In uncertain times, the elasticity and the possibility of selecting components of a 3D printing system. View the entire article via our website.

Strategic Advantage: Move Fast & Don’t Break Things

Modern Tech

One of the most impactful areas for change in an organization is mastering the ideation process and understanding its importance in the connected process.

Glass Injection Moulding

3D Printing Progress

Injection molding is the most important process in the plastics industry and enables the fast and cost-effective production of components in so-called high-throughput in almost any shape and size. Transparent glass could not be molded in this process until now

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How to make transparent and translucent parts

3E Rapid Prototyping

Clear parts and prototypes have a huge variety of applications. Fortunately, they’ re also fairly easy to make, with a wide range of materials and prototyping technologies at your disposal.

Saab Trials Nylon 3D Printed Part on Gripen for Battlefield Damage Repairs

Manufactur3D Mag

Saab AB, the Swedish aerospace company, successfully conducted the trial of its Gripen fighter aircraft with an external nylon 3D printed part as a proof of concept to determine how additive manufacturing could be used in battlefield damage repair.

Are Windows Explorer toolbar buttons missing in your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View?

Javelin Tech Tips

In the Windows Explorer SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View, toolbar buttons can be used for quick access to various commands.

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Materialise Has Option to Acquire 3D Printing MES Company Link3D


Belgian 3D printing service and software company Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) has announced that it has an option to acquire Link3D. The transaction will close later this year, but the company. View the entire article via our website.

Using 3D Scanning in the Manufacturing Industry

Modern Tech

3D Scanning has been around for quite some time now and has evolved to have a place in a multitude of applications, especially for manufacturing.

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BotFactory Bridges the Gap: 3D Printing PCBs from the Desktop

Shapeways Blog

BotFactory began in a Brooklyn apartment, generating a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015 that raised enough money to produce the Squink.

MDX-50: Interview With A Senior Sales Engineer

Purple Platypus

The MDX-50 is a CNC milling machine. It has advanced capabilities that are simple. The MDX-50 reduces operation time and simplifies production so users of all abilities can create functional parts.

Safran 3D Prints Nose Landing Gear Component with SLM Solutions Metal 3D Printing Technology

Manufactur3D Mag

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