Building the Future: Space Station Crew 3-D Prints First Student-Designed Tool in Space

3D Printer

When NASA challenged high school students to help them create a 3D printed tool that would be used aboard the International Space Station, Enterprise, Alabama student, Robert Hillan, never expected that his tool would win the contest.

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Simplify Sacrificial Tooling with 3D Printing

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In my last post , I discussed the potential for 3D printed tooling to significantly disrupt the composite tooling supply chain, specifically the high-temperature lay-up tooling supply chain. Require tooling to produce.

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Benefits of 3D Printing: Tooling


The post Benefits of 3D Printing: Tooling appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D challenges 3D printing tools benefits of 3D printingDuring the last weeks, we wrote about the benefits of 3 […].

3D Printed Tooling Webinar 3/24

Studio Fathom

Additive Webinar—Why Should You Make Tools Using 3D Printing? FATHOM’s Director of Research Talks with Managing Editor at DesignWorld Every manufacturer needs to produce low volume parts such as tools, jigs, and … Read More.

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Tips and Tricks for Designing FDM Composite Tooling

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In previous posts , we discussed the potential for FDM tooling to significantly disrupt the composite tooling supply chain and provided examples of FDM composite tooling in industry. In this post we will go through some tips and tricks for designing FDM composite tools.

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What Drives a Change in CAD Tools?

The Solidworks Blog

The below chart lists the top reasons for companies investing in their design process, including changing CAD tools. A potential design investment may involve a change in CAD tools. There are many reasons why a company may switch CAD tools.

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Introducing the Revolutionary Thickening Tool


Now, with the help of our exclusive Thickening Tool, instead of remodeling in a third party program you can do it automatically online for free. To benefit from the Thickening tool, you first need to upload your model on one of our services (Sculpteo or Sculpteo pro).

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What Can Additive Manufacturing Do for Tooling?

The global tooling industry is the largest horizontal industry, sustaining every major vertical industrial manufacturing sector. Since manufacturing and tooling are highly interdependent, none of them would ever be as productive without its support.... 3D Printing 3d print tooling Additive layer manufacturing additive manufacturing additive manufacturing tooling ALM injection molds

The 14 Best 3D Printing Tools to Try in 2017


The post The 14 Best 3D Printing Tools to Try in 2017 appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. Optimization Tools 3D Printing2017 is closer than ever! And with the new year come al […].

DIY Ultimaker Tool and Extruder Changer Mechanism

DIY 3D Printing

In the future it will use other tools also. Ultimaker forum user by the name of FoehnSturm presented his approach to toolchanger mechanism on the original Ultimaker machine. It uses a custom modular direct drive extruders with hot end placed in holders mounted on printer's frame.

How 3D printing can be used for tooling applications

Leslie's Blog

3D printing enables manufacturers to test tool designs before committing to metal—saving both time and money. But there’s a lot of tooling and manufacturing applications that are great for 3D printing, which allows for the creation of fast and cheap injection mold inserts or tooling—all made out of true-to-spec materials. This is not a movement to replace aluminum or steel tooling. Complex molding is another area where you can save with 3D printed tooling.

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The History of Engineering Design Tools: Engineering 4.0

The Solidworks Blog

There have been four great stages of engineering and design tools leveraged over the past 250 years to account for all mechanisms, inventions and designs that we have used to simplify our lives. Missed parts one and two of the History of Engineering Design Tools series?

Volkswagen saves $160k in tooling costs using desktop FDM 3D printers

3D Printing Industry

Since 2014, the Volkswagen Autoeuropa factory in Portugal has been using 3D printers to produce tooling components for use on the assembly line. Transport assembly line Autoeuropa automotive cars tooling Ultimaker 2 Ultimaker 3 ultimate Volkswagen Volkswagen AutoeuropaVolkswagen has.

Complex Composite Parts Easier & Faster with 3D Printed Tooling vs Traditional Approaches – New Video

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

This will be the first in a series of informative videos on 3D Printed Composite Tooling. For example, sacrificial tooling is used to make extremely complex and hollow parts with “trapped tool” geometries, particularly valuable to the aerospace, automotive, and sporting goods industries.

13 Tools to Help You Become a 3D Printing Pro

3D Printing for Beginners

Over time I have compiled a set of tools that I use to make my life easier when 3D printing. No matter whether it is to fix a 3D printer, to remove support material or to improve 3D print adhesion, these tools have come in handy time and time again. I thought it might be a good idea to share the list of the tools and accessories I use most frequently such that you get an idea of what belongs in the 3D printer owner''s toolkit. [.].

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NanoSteel Introduces New Tool Steel Material for Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Metal 3D Printing 3d printed steel 3d printed tools BLDRmetal L-40 CFK GmbH nanosteel Perfect Lock Bolt America Inc steel steel 3d printing tool steelThere’s been quite a bit of talk about steel in the 3D printing world lately. It’s not among the most common 3D printing materials yet, but its profile and potential are rising as. View the entire article via our website.

The History of Engineering Design Tools: Engineering 1.0

The Solidworks Blog

There have been four great stages of engineering and design tools leveraged over the past 250 years to account for all the mechanisms, inventions and designs that we have used to simplify and improve our lives. Tools that were used and refined during the Engineering 1.0

What to Expect When Changing CAD Tools

The Solidworks Blog

If your company has become disenfranchised by its CAD vendor or has determined that their current CAD tool is no longer providing them with a competitive benefit, perhaps the time is right to switch CAD tools. Setting Expectations for Implementing a New CAD Tool.

Sneak Peek 2016: Segment Tool Sketch Relations

The Solidworks Blog

Segment Tool Sketch Relations. You can use the Segment tool to create equal length segments in arcs and circles. In an open sketch of an arc or circle, click Segment (Sketch toolbar) or Tools >Sketch Tools > Segment.

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A 3D Printed Add-On Can Turn a Smartphone Into a Tool to Diagnose Eye Disease

3D Printer

A group of opthamologists have combined 3D printing technology with smartphones to help provide a tool to diagnose eye diseases in the developing world. However, many regions lack the basic tools to properly diagnose eye conditions and get people help before they can no longer see.

ADDit Concept Tool – Innovation based on Additive Manufacturing (ETH Zürich)

Additively Blog

ADDit Concept Tool – Innovation based on Additive Manufacturing The Concept Tool, a hammer drill, was developed by students in an ETH Focus-Project in the field of mechanical engineering, in collaboration with the electrical engineering faculty and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK).

Five Free SOLIDWORKS Tools that Boost Everyday Productivity

The Solidworks Blog

Did you know, however, that there are some very useful SOLIDWORKS tools that cost you absolutely nothing beyond creating an account? In addition to not being budget-busting, these tools are also easy to learn and use, while also providing you with some pretty significant productivity boosts.

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Disrupting the Supply Chain with 3D Printing: An Introduction to FDM Composite Tooling

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The Problem: Traditional composite tooling has two major problems: It takes too long to produce and it is very costly. OEMs and leading tier suppliers in the aerospace industry have been utilizing 3D printing for rapid production of cost effective composite tooling for many years.

The 7 Best Free STL Editors to Edit and Repair your STL Files


Additive manufacturing Optimization Tools 3D file 3D Printing Online optimization tools Online repairing tools Reviewing Tools STL editorIn order to 3D print or to use a 3D printing service, t […].

Stratasys Showcases New 3D Printing Solutions for Composite Tooling at SAMPE

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Stratasys is presenting new 3D printing solutions for composite tooling at SAMPE 2016 this week in Long Beach, CA – introducing composites manufacturers to new operational efficiencies, greater design freedom and faster time to market. Tooling and Manufacturing

SOLIDWORKS PDM Connectivity Test Tool

Javelin Tech Tips

To help troubleshoot problems like these SOLIDWORKS has created a SOLIDWORKS PDM Connectivity Test Tool for testing the connection between client and server. NOTE : This tool is available to all customers and can be downloaded via the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base article S-069274.

Online Repairing Tools: Diagnose and Fix Your 3D File.


The post Online Repairing Tools: Diagnose and Fix Your 3D File. Additive manufacturing Optimization Tools Tutorials 3D Printing Diagnose 3D file Online repairing tools Repair 3D fileIn 3D printing, one small fact needs to be taken into a […].

The History of Engineering Design Tools: Engineering 3.0

The Solidworks Blog

There have been four great stages of engineering and design tools leveraged over the past 250 years to account for all mechanisms, inventions and designs that we have used to simplify our lives. Missed parts one and two of the History of Engineering Design Tools series?

3DBenchy torture-test and calibration tool

DIY 3D Printing

You want to put your 3d printer to the hard torture test? Now there is a free high grade model and website for it: the 3DBenchy. It has a specially designed boat model that has all the different parts to test all various aspect of your machine.

3D Printable DIY Rotary Tool aka. Dremel Clone

DIY 3D Printing

Makernaut developed and published this great 3d printable rotary tool or Dremel. It is powered by 12V DC motor (listed as 6000 rpm, RS-550S motor, diameter~37mm), it has PWM DC motor controller (3A) and mini chuck / collet set for 3.17mm shaft to hold the tool bits.

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EasyWelder tool for welding filament pieces

DIY 3D Printing

EasyWelder is a tool that will enable you to weld and splice filament pieces together. project/5726-easywelder-welder-for-plastic-filaments Tool homepage: [link] Something simillar was developed with FUSE clamp: [link] EasyWelder tool and clamp. plastic welding tool

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SODIMAS Elevators 3D Printing Prototypes, Jigs and Teaching Tools to Boost Innovation, Accelerate Time to Market

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Spearheading this innovation is the company’s FDM-based Fortus 450mc 3D Printer from Stratasys which is being used for three primary applications: functional prototyping, assembly tools, as well as sales tools and teaching aids. Customized Assembly Tools Boost Efficiency.

New EOSTATE Exposure OT tool from EOS offers real-time monitoring for metal 3D printing


EOS, a leader in metal and industrial 3D printing solutions, has announced the release of EOSTATE Exposure OT, the latest tool in its EOSTATE monitoring suite. The tool therefore enables users to visualize each part as it is being 3D printed, layer by layer.

How to heat press metal inserts into ABS 3d printed objects with simple DIY tool

DIY 3D Printing

So Steve hacked and merged a hot end and a drill press to create a new tool! diy drill guide hack how to screw tool Steve Graber presents great way to insert metal parts (in his case metal nut-serts) into 3d printed ABS object (it would work with PLA and other probably).

What Challenges with CAD Tools Drive a Change

The Solidworks Blog

Design tools, especially CAD, are often key to meeting these challenges and helping companies remain competitive. With the right design tools, companies are better positioned to quickly bring high-performing, high-quality, innovative products to market.

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees improve work environment with new 3D printed tool


Personnel at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth (VA) 3D printed a Tie Bolt Anti Rotation tool for use on a variety of naval vessels, a project which was developed from an idea that the employees came up with themselves.

Solderdoodle Cordless 3D Print Finishing Tool Launches on Kickstarter

3D Printing 3d print finishing 3d print finishing tool 3d printing tools Isaac Porras kickstarter SolderDoodle Isaac Porras grew up in San Jose, California and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University. It was his experience in his father’s sheet metal shop that taught... View the entire article via our website.

Introducing CustomMaker – the most powerful customization tool for 3D printing

Shapeways Blog

Today we are thrilled to announce CustomMaker , a groundbreaking tool for designers to add customization elements to their models, so shoppers can get a personalized 3D printed product. 3D Tools Customization

These 3D Printed Arthritis Assist Tools Aim to Make Living with Arthritis Less of a Burden

3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed arthritis tools 3d printed tools arthritis arthritis assist assistive technologies ian hanna thingiverseCurrently there are over 50 million adults living in the United States alone who have been told by their physicians that they are suffering from some form of arthritis. These are huge numbers, and... View the entire article via our website.

3D Printed Tool for Injection Molding

Studio Fathom

Conventional tooling and injection molding in a classroom or lab environment presents many challenges—access to highly specialized equipment, time, doctorate-level training, close supervision, and more.