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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Methods Machine Tools to Showcase a Combination of Technologies at the 2018 Smart Manufacturing Experience

Additive Manufacturing

Methods will showcase a combination of automation capabilities to demonstrate how multiple machine tools work with other technologies to solve complex manufacturing challenges and provide customers with complete automation solutions. About Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

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.

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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US Cutting Tool Consumption Up 7.4% for First 2 Months of…

Design 2 Part News

“US Cutting Tool Consumption Up 7.4% February US cutting tool consumption totaled $190.12 million according to the US Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. based manufacturers of cutting tool technology.

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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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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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DigiFabCon Explores how tools like 3DPrinting are changing the world!

3D Printer

For the 5th year, Fab Lab Hub is bringing together people from around the world who are using tools like lasers and 3D Printers to change their world. Preliminary exhibitors include ShopBot Tools, the Roxbury Innovation Center, 3D Print Life, Limitless Child International, and Fab Lab Hub.

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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.

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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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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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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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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 […].

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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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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.

MRI compatible 3d printed tools for Apraxia study

DIY 3D Printing

Instructables user ewatanabe made a set of MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) compatible non-magnetic 3d printed tools for her roommate to use them in MRI test of Apraxia affected patients. Tools in this set had to be unknown to users so that brain reaction could be studied under MRI.

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3D Printed Devices House Tools to Detect Cancer and Gastrointestinal Issues

3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3D printed diagnostic devices 3D printed diagnostic tools 3d printed medical devices cancer cancer detection Rady Children's Hospital uc berkeley UC San Diego University of California at Berkeley university of california san diego University of Texas at AustinCancer often requires surgical intervention to remove the affected tissue, and it’s not always easy. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what is healthy tissue and what is cancerous during.

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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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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