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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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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After the Build: Preparing 3D Printed Composite Tools for Use

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In previous posts, we discussed the potential for 3D printed tooling to disrupt the composite tooling supply chain , provided examples of 3D printed composite tooling in industry , and walked through some of the tips and tricks to FDM composite tool design.

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Autodesk Tools for 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

When and if Autodesk integrates the capabilities of Within Enhance into Inventor, Fusion 360, or another software product, AM designers will have new, powerful tools for designing and analyzing models created for additive processes.

Benefits of 3D Printing: Tooling

Sculpteo

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 […].

Revolutionizing Composite Tooling with Stratasys 3D Printing

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

How can 3D printing significantly reduce the time and expense of producing composite tooling? Large layup tool, produced with Stratasys’ ULTEM 1010™ material for a Dassault Falcon Jet interior cabin part. Designing tools using the most effective methods of construction.

Reviewing Tools To Finalize Your 3D Printing Process

Sculpteo

Our learning sessions about online tools are coming to […]. The post Reviewing Tools To Finalize Your 3D Printing Process appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

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.

Introducing the Revolutionary Thickening Tool

Sculpteo

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 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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Your TOP 5 3D Printing Software Tools

Sculpteo

The post Your TOP 5 3D Printing Software Tools appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. Optimization Tools 3D Printing 3D software Costumized Orientation Online optimization tools

FDM Thermoform Tooling: What It Is and Why It Works

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Using conventional methods, creating the tools for thermoforming can be a long, grueling process. Often these tools, especially if outsourced can take anywhere from 6-14 weeks depending on tool complexity and CNC capacity. Tooling and Manufacturing Thermoforming

What Can Additive Manufacturing Do for Tooling?

3DPrint.com

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

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 14 Best 3D Printing Tools to Try in 2017

Sculpteo

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 […].

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?

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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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.

Online Optimization Tools Help You 3D Print Stronger & Cheaper Objects

Sculpteo

The post Online Optimization Tools Help You 3D Print Stronger & Cheaper Objects appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. Additive manufacturing Optimization Tools 3D Printing Batch Control Costumized Orientation Hollowing Online optimization toolsOur main mission as digital manufacturing service is no […].

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

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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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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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.

Shock and Vibration Simulation Tools: Demystified and When You Should Use Them

The Solidworks Blog

Fortunately, SOLIDWORKS has a full suite of premium Simulation tools that engineers can use to predict and design around these stresses. SOLIDWORKS Shock and Vibration tools are integrated into the platform you use every day making them easier than ever to use.

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.

3D printing software: How we optimize our batch using our Nesting tool

Sculpteo

Last week, we started introducing you to the main tools […]. The post 3D printing software: How we optimize our batch using our Nesting tool appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

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.

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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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.

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

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?

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).

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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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.

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.

SOLIDWORKS 2018: the Tools to Unlock Your Design Potential

The Solidworks Blog

Access to the right tools at the right time is critical to bringing your ideas to market faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. More importantly, it’s paramount that SOLIDWORKS provides these design tools on your terms.

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

3DPrint.com

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.

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Solderdoodle Cordless 3D Print Finishing Tool Launches on Kickstarter

3DPrint.com

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.