July, 2020

University of Minnesota researchers use 3D bioprinting to create beating human heart 

3D Printing Industry

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a novel bio-ink, enabling them to create a functional 3D printed beating human heart.

Open Source Grinding Machine Cuts Cost of Pellet 3D Printing


In pursuing the Distributed Recycling and Additive Manufacturing (DRAM) approach to open-source hardware development, a significant challenge lies in addressing the high cost of the compression screw. View the entire article via our website.

Bringing Custom-Engineered Products to Market (survey results)

Tech Clarity

How can manufacturers most effectively design, develop, and launch custom-engineered products that must be engineered to customer specifications? Tech-Clarity’s eBook, Bringing Custom-Engineered Products to Market, shares survey data from over 200 companies to offer insights and best practices.

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Working Remotely With GrabCAD Workbench

Modern Tech

Working remotely is more common than it used to be. Many companies have implanted this policy throughout a couple of years and designers, engineers and manufacturers are some of the positions that have transitioned into this way of working.

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.

Building a Startup Around New Consumer Behaviors

3D Innovations

Consumer behaviors have shifted in light of the ongoing pandemic, which can spell opportunity when building a product and launching a startup. While there is the obvious change of people working from home and cutting out their daily commute. Others are slightly less obvious.

3D Printing Tooling: Welding Fixtures

Purple Platypus

If you’ve worked with welding in the past, you know that it is one of the most expensive manufacturing processes. With skill and training required for high-quality welds, projects become increasingly costly when they are required to meet an industry specification.

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Boston Dynamics Dog Gets 3D Printed Robot Replica — And It’s Open Source


We’ve seen 3D printed robots that are capable of completing a multitude of tasks, from tattooing a person’s arm and ringing a gong to vacuuming, building houses, and mowing the. View the entire article via our website.

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Digital Twin and Smart Manufacturing for Semiconductor (webcast)

Tech Clarity

Are your production approaches as smart as they are sophisticated? Before you answer, consider whether all the information about each aspect of the fab is readily available.


How to Create a 24-Hour Workforce

Modern Tech

As the workplace transitions to a remote setting naturally, or out of necessity, being connected with your team is more important than ever. The 3D EXPERIENCE platform offers a great solution for not only the CAD users on your team, but everyone that contributes to the project during its lifecycle.

3D Printing Technologies: Fused Deposition Modeling


Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to 3D printing. Although we offer 17 different materials and over 90 possible color and finish combinations, it often takes us several different technologies to get the job done.

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.

Why on-machine inspection is key to precision machining

3E Rapid Prototyping

For quality control of CNC machined parts, most machine shops use a Coordinate Measuring Machine. A CMM checks that the geometry and dimensions of a finished part match the original design, ensuring that the customer does not receive defective parts.

Turkish researchers 3D print artificial cornea for transplantation

3D Printing Industry

A team of researchers from Marmara University, Turkey have 3D printed an artificial cornea suitable for transplantation. With the help of an aluminum mold, an FFF 3D printer was used to fabricate a PVA-chitosan corneal construct with the light bending properties of the real thing.

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French Army Deploys Massive Military Print Farm for Spare Parts


The French Army has recently partnered with HAVA3D, a prominent distributor and integrator of additive manufacturing solutions based out of Le Mans, France, to deploy one of the largest 3D. View the entire article via our website.

A New, Fully Modular CNC Controller


Overview. The blog post details a new CNC controller I designed. I have probably designed 40-50 different controllers over the years, but this one has me really excited. My past controllers were generally application specific. My recent controllers have all been for the Grbl_ESP32 firmware.

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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.

Post-Processing ABS and ASA 3D Printed Parts

Modern Tech

Selecting the right 3D printing technology can be difficult, especially when you consider all the different key drivers in the decision-making process. Are you looking for a smooth surface finish?

Bridging the Gap Between Designers and Analysts

The Solidworks Blog

Simulation has always been the holy grail of engineering. In the early days, simulation was restricted to engineers with specific levels of education and experience.

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Fake Steak from a 3D Printer

3D Printing Progress

3D Printed meat to be tested at high-end restaurants to start later this year. The products have the texture, flavor and appearance of beef steak and can be produced in the volume and cost to enable large-scale market launch

Three unknown facts about continuous fiber 3D printing from Anisoprint CEO Fedor Antonov

3D Printing Industry

With a decade of expertise, it’s safe to say Anisoprint knows a thing or two about continuous fiber 3D printing. The Russian manufacturer specializes in composite fiber co-extrusion 3D printers capable of fabricating high-strength reinforced parts.

Bayer to Collaborate with Tel Aviv University in Testing Drugs on 3D Printed Heart Tissue


Researchers have certainly been able to make huge strides over the decades, living and working in the 2D paradigm—along with relying on testing and experimenting using basic devices like the. View the entire article via our website.

Tips for 3D printing molds

3E Rapid Prototyping

Injection molding is the world’s most popular process for manufacturing plastic parts. Using durable metal molds, injection molding makes it possible to create hundreds of thousands of units in a short space of time. And molding isn’t expensive.

Transient Thermal Analysis Made Easy With Flow Freezing

Modern Tech

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation makes solving complex fluid dynamics problems easy. Even though setting up a model may take only a matter of minutes, sometimes we run into scenarios that require a significant amount of computation time.

Game Design and 3D Printing – A Perfect Partnership

Shapeways Blog

Inherent to the 3D printing revolution are several amazing design aesthetics that are ideal for prototyping toys in the game category.

Mass Customization Is Coming


With the arrival of the new Superstrata 3D printed bikes, I’m wondering whether we’re now at the moment when mass customization begins to grow in the minds of consumers. The post Mass Customization Is Coming appeared on Fabbaloo. ideas consumer manufacturing mass customization prediction

Student start-up Legendary Vish to commercialize vegan-friendly 3D printed salmon 

3D Printing Industry

A group of international students has developed a 3D printing technique that enables them to print complex binders and proteins into plant-based fish alternatives.

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JCRMRG’s 3D Health Hackathon Aims for Sustainable 3D Printed PPE


As we’ve mentioned many, many times over the last few months, the 3D printing community has really stepped up in a big way to help others as our world got. The post JCRMRG’s 3D Health. View the entire article via our website.

Accurate metal machining: What you need to know

3E Rapid Prototyping

For prototypes and end-use parts, accuracy is a hugely important aspect of metal machining. Accuracy means you’re getting a part that looks and feels exactly like the one you designed, with no errors that can impact mechanical function.

Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS 2017 and Later

Modern Tech

Every year, there is excitement and anticipation within the engineering and designing community as SOLIDWORKS releases new enhancements and features for the software. At TriMech, we have made it a tradition to put together a list to highlight our top favorite enhancements.

The Future Of Aerospace 3D Printing

Shapeways Blog

Innovations in the aerospace industry have been seeing huge strives when it comes to 3D printing. Aerospace companies and organizations from around the globe are using 3D printing for both prototyping and end-use parts.

Question of the Week: Is 3D Printer Filament Too Expensive?


This week’s question examines the pricing of 3D printer filament. The post Question of the Week: Is 3D Printer Filament Too Expensive? appeared on Fabbaloo. question costs filament material materials pricing

Dyze Design Releases Typhoon­™ Fast Print Large-Scale 3D Printer Extruder

3D Printing Industry

Canada-based OEM Dyze Design is officially releasing its new print head, Typhoon™. Designed for large-scale 3d printers, the Typhoon extruder can output 0.9 kg of material per hour, 10 times the speed of a standard extruder such as DyzEnd/DyzeXtruder.

2020 Chevy Stingray Prototype is 75 Percent 3D Printed


Although introduced in the 80s, most famously by legendary Chuck Hull, 3D printing has been a well-kept secret by organizations like NASA and numerous automotive companies who have been. View the entire article via our website.

CNC Machining Use Cases in the Military and Defense Industries

3E Rapid Prototyping

As a major source of manufacturing revenue, the defense and military industries rely on some very flexible, cost-effective and reliable technologies. With global defense spending expected to grow at a CAGR of about 3 percent over the 2019–2023 period, reaching US$2.1

Rendering With SOLIDWORKS on Independence Day

Modern Tech

Whenever a holiday comes around, I like to get creative in SOLIDWORKS as you can see from a previous article I created for Halloween a few years ago. For Independence Day, I wanted to raise the flag in SOLIDWORKS!

Collaborate and Manage Your Drawings with 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight

The Solidworks Blog

Just for fun, compared to the rolls and boxes of drawings (for a preliminary design of an airport terminal shown in Figures 1 and 2), how does the volume of printouts from your projects compare? Please feel free to leave your comments in the comment area below. Figure 1.

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