Business Considerations For Production Tooling Conversion To Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

When most people hear the word “tooling” they think of hammers, screwdrivers, and the other numerous items that can be found at your local hardware store. Manufacturing engineers; however, view tooling in a different light.

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3D Scanning as a Quality Assurance Tool

Modern Tech

3D scanning is a powerful tool for designers and engineers. The advantages are clear for many applications when a tool, like the Artec Space Spider , is used to take full color, 3-dimensional scan data of existing objects.

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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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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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DIY Multi Extrusion Tool Switching by Rolmie

DIY 3D Printing

Rolmie from Germany is developing a multi-extrusion tool changer suitable for many common 3d printers. Modification of most CoreXY/H-Bot style printers should be possible Prototype video: Project page: [link] Tool head making a contact with on of the extruders.

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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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Soft Tooling vs. Hard Tooling


The post Soft Tooling vs. Hard Tooling appeared first on Solid Concepts Blog. Industry 3d printing cast urethane low volume manufacturing platinum silicone polyurethanes production prototyping rapid manufacturing rapid prototyping silicone tooling soft tooling Consider cast urethanes as an economical manufacturing method as you move into the final stages of product development.

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Hospital makerspace lets nurses build their own tools

3D Printing Review

Makerspaces are great for bringing your gadget ideas to life, but they’re not usually much help to nurses who may want to invent (or improvise) tools needed to take care of their patients.

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XSTRAND™ a new material for functional prototyping and tooling applications

3D Printing Industry

In tooling, electronics and automotive industries, businesses require materials that can withstand industrial-grade thermal, tensile and pressural tests. Materials 3NTR ABS composite material Electronics FDM FFF fiber glass fiber reinforced plastic Filament functional prototyping GF30-PA6 GF30-PP Owens Corning PA6 PP Raise3d tooling Ultimaker XSTRAND XSTRAND filament ZortraxComposite materials are leading the way for high-performance 3D printed prototypes.

Advanced Optimization Tools that Make Innovation Possible

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS optimization tools drive continuous improvement, allowing us to find solutions that make products stronger, lighter, faster, cheaper. So what can you optimize with SOLIDWORKS tools? What kind of car will we be driving in 10 years? Autonomous? Electric? Fuel cell powered?

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Smoothing 3d prints with thermal transfer tool

DIY 3D Printing

Justine shows how to get a smooth surface on your 3d print with some help of thermal transfer tool which is somewhat simillar to soldering iron. This thermal transfer tool has a larger round surface.

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3d printed tools: dial calipers and tape measure

DIY 3D Printing

[link] [link] [link] Tools designed and printed by Brian aka. thingiverse tool tools angry_monk Project blog: [link] Update: The same guy developed and 3d printed fully working mechanical pencil. link].

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Tooling Design: Using FDM and Jigs and Fixtures for GrabCAD Print

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Tool design is a critical part of the manufacturing process, which if done incorrectly, can have major implications on the launch and success of a product. These tools can range from a simple drilling guide to a complex, multi-piece assembly fixture. Tooling Jigs and Fixtures

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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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DIY 3d printable manual pick and place vacuum tool

DIY 3D Printing

zapta designed 3d printable pick and place tool that uses modified medical needles and power of vacuum. All the files can be found at: [link] From project description: NEW: added a model for a mouth piece that allow to have a stand alone pick and place tool with no vacuum pump.

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Your TOP 5 3D Printing Software Tools


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

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3D Printing Helps Optimize ROI in Tooling Production

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

What is Composite Tooling? Tooling is the process of producing molds used to create composites. Traditional tooling used to create these structures is known to be time and labor intensive, creating high overhead costs for companies. Often times, companies use fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials or metallic materials to create their tools. 3D Printing is Changing the Way Aviation Organizations Think About Tooling Fabrication.

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Composite Tooling Design Guide 2.0

Studio Fathom

Last year, the team at Stratasys launched an FDM-focused composite tooling design guide so its machine users could more confidently design, build, and use the enterprise-level additive technology to manufacture … Read More. The post Composite Tooling Design Guide 2.0

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Finally: A Nozzle Swap Tool


The Z-Catch 3D printer nozzle removal tool [Source: Z-Catch]. There’s a new Kickstarter project. Read the whole entry. » » hardware

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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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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

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Providing a hand tools supplier with a new tool

3D Perspectives

Since the beginning of civilization, human beings have been developing tools for many different purposes to improve life and answer special needs. KS Tools , a French company specializing in hand tools and workshop equipment, is a young and fast-growing, but small, company.

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On demand manufacturing service 3DCompare launches Instant Pricing Tool

3D Printing Industry

3DCompare, a UK based on demand digital manufacturing service, has launched a new Instant Pricing Tool. 3D Software 3DCompare Alex Ziff Instant Pricing ToolAlex Ziff, 3DCompare CEO, explained to 3D Printing Industry, “Over the last few months, we at have been very busy listening to partners on how to improve the platform so it can work more for the needs of […].

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LulzBot releases 3D Aerostruder Micro Tool Head for “penny-scale” 3D printed parts

3D Printing Industry

Aleph Objects, the Colorado-based manufacturer of the LulzBot range of desktop 3D Printers, has unveiled a new, high-precision tool head at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver – the LulzBot Aerostruder v2 Micro. With the ability to 3D print penny-scale parts, the LulzBot Aerostruder v2 Micro tool head can be used with both flexible and rigid filament for […].

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.

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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 […].

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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.

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3D Printing Medical Tools in Haiti and Beyond

3D Printing Review

By co-creating with medical workers in Haiti, Field Ready identified medical tools and parts that could be 3D printed to meet localized demand. Given the lack of sterile tools and training, newborns may suffer from a high rate of infections or postnatal umbilical sepsis.

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AMFG launches Holistic Build Analysis tool for 3D printing part production

3D Printing Industry

Formerly known as RP Platform, AMFG, a London-based additive manufacturing software company, has launched its latest software analysis tool for 3D printing workflow automation. The Holistic Build Analysis tool, the latest addition to the AMFG’s Artificial Intelligence powered software platform, enables its users to predict how cost-effective a part will be to produce. 3D Software AMFG Felix Doerr Holistic Build Analysis tool Keyvan Karimi rp platform

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.

3D Printing Creates Soft Tooling Inserts for Injection Molding Process

In a paper entitled “A Soft Tooling. 3D printing is a great technology on its own, but it also lends itself well to complementing other manufacturing technologies, such as injection molding. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing dlp injection molding injection molds

R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Hand Tools

Society has come a long way in tool technology since the first tools were used during the Stone Age hundreds of thousands of years ago. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed tools 3d printed wrench BMW hand tools nanosteel nasa sculpteo toolsToday, like our primal relatives we have adapted and innovated. View the entire article via our website.

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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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Reviewing Tools To Finalize Your 3D Printing Process


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.

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ZeGo delta robot with multiple tool heads

DIY 3D Printing

ZeGo is multifunctional delta configuration robot with multiple tool heads. All tools can be easily replaced via magnetic joint attachments. ZeGo can use following tools: Plotter  An automatic drawing device used on paper or LCD sketchpads.

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SelfCAD 3D Software Adds New Drawing Tools

In 2016, SelfCAD was introduced to the 3D printing community as a tool that brought modeling, slicing and sculpting capabilities together in one program. 3D Printing 3D Software 3d modeling software 3D sculpting 3D slicing software drawing tools SelfCADThe online, browser-based software was. View the entire article via our website.

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Software tool chain for everyday 3d printing by Steve Graber

DIY 3D Printing

Ever wondered what software tool chain other people use with their 3d printers? From video description by Steve: I thought some of you might be interested in seeing a high level overview of the tools I''ve been using most often for 3D design and printing. android LG software tool chai

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Tooling: The Next Frontier


An array of Ultimaker 3D printers making tooling. I’m seeing an increasing focus on tooling. Read the whole entry. » » usage

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.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Permission Assignments Tool

Javelin Tech Tips

Within the Administration Tool, there’s a SOLIDWORKS PDM Permission Assignments tool that will allow you to quickly look at a vault folder, and see which groups have permissions assigned to it. Administration Tool > [Vault Name] > Groups. Note : Permission Assignments is also available at the User level via the Administration Tool, but as a general rule (outside of the admin user) we recommend only assigning permissions at the group level.