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IST Offers Solutions to Safely Recycle and Reuse Waste Solvents from 3D Print Finishing

IST Offers Solutions to Safely Recycle and Reuse Waste Solvents from 3D Print Finishing

Substances which dissolve a solute are called solvents – normally liquids, but these can also be gases and solids. Organic solvents are used in all sorts of everyday applications, such as in nail polish removers and detergents, paint thinners, and dry cleaning, and also in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries as part of purification processes […]

Substances which dissolve a solute are called solvents – normally liquids, but these can also be gases and solids. Organic solvents are used in all sorts of everyday applications, such as in nail polish removers and detergents, paint thinners, and dry cleaning,...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 15, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: June 15, 2018

We’re covering news from the medical and automotive worlds in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with a few other stories to get you into the weekend. In Taiwan, ITRI and Mackay Memorial Hospital are working together to 3D print medical devices, and the BMW Group has 3D printed customized radiator covers for the motorcycles […]

We’re covering news from the medical and automotive worlds in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with a few other stories to get you into the weekend. In Taiwan, ITRI and Mackay Memorial Hospital are working together to 3D print medical devices, and...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 13, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 13, 2018

We’re starting off with plenty of business news on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to an event report and some science for your Tuesday afternoon. Agreements and partnerships abound, as Innofil3D and Beijing Tiertime signed a collaboration agreement, Stratasys and Eckhart announced one as well, and 3YOURMIND has begun a partnership with […]

We’re starting off with plenty of business news on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to an event report and some science for your Tuesday afternoon. Agreements and partnerships abound, as Innofil3D and Beijing Tiertime signed a...
CADEX Introduces Beta Version of CAD Exchanger Cloud 3D Software Service

CADEX Introduces Beta Version of CAD Exchanger Cloud 3D Software Service

The first time we heard about Russian startup CADEX and its CAD Exchanger software suite, a shoemaker in Washington used the product to convert the IGES NURBS files for his shoe lasts so they would be high quality and 3D printable. The 2015 project was successful – previous conversion challenges were solved, because CAD Exchanger […]

The first time we heard about Russian startup CADEX and its CAD Exchanger software suite, a shoemaker in Washington used the product to convert the IGES NURBS files for his shoe lasts so they would be high quality and 3D printable. The 2015 project was successful...
Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to keep kids focused in class? I am obviously talking about the fidget spinner, which usually has two or three paddle-shaped blades attached to a core in […]

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to keep kids focused in class? I am obviously talking about the fidget spinner, which usually has two or three...
Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing, the new course, is set to introduce participants to the […]

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in...
3D Printing and the Economy: Detroit Ranked Best City in the US for CAD Designers, According to Modis

3D Printing and the Economy: Detroit Ranked Best City in the US for CAD Designers, According to Modis

Mention the city of Detroit, and the first thing that comes to many people’s minds, unfortunately, is the economic decline caused by the loss of manufacturing jobs. Detroit was hit hard by the recession and the outsourcing of automotive jobs, among other factors, and recovery has been a struggle – but what many people might not […]

Mention the city of Detroit, and the first thing that comes to many people’s minds, unfortunately, is the economic decline caused by the loss of manufacturing jobs. Detroit was hit hard by the recession and the outsourcing of automotive jobs, among other...
Solidscape Announces Winners of 2017 Baselworld 3D Printed Jewelry and Fine Art Competition

Solidscape Announces Winners of 2017 Baselworld 3D Printed Jewelry and Fine Art Competition

Solidscape, a Stratasys subsidiary, is one of the top manufacturers of high-precision 3D wax printers for the jewelry industry. Its 3D printers are used for a number of direct manufacturing applications, including casting fine jewelry, medical and orthopedics, turbine blades, and electronics, and feature high standards in accuracy, surface finish, and material castability. Its customers can make […]

Solidscape, a Stratasys subsidiary, is one of the top manufacturers of high-precision 3D wax printers for the jewelry industry. Its 3D printers are used for a number of direct manufacturing applications, including casting fine jewelry, medical and orthopedics, turbine...
Bionic Aircraft Collaborative Research Project Works to Increase the Efficiency of Aviation Resources through Additive Manufacturing

Bionic Aircraft Collaborative Research Project Works to Increase the Efficiency of Aviation Resources through Additive Manufacturing

3D printing and 3D scanning technologies have been making major headway into aviation recently, and these uses are only set to expand. We have seen 3D printed airplanes before, used in the military, and also with some pretty cool unmanned aircraft. There are 3D printed airplane components, 3D scanning has been used to recreate historic […]

3D printing and 3D scanning technologies have been making major headway into aviation recently, and these uses are only set to expand. We have seen 3D printed airplanes before, used in the military, and also with some pretty cool unmanned aircraft. There are 3D...
Best CAD Software for Kid Creators

Best CAD Software for Kid Creators

It’s always a struggle around birthdays and holidays to figure out what the kids should give friends and family. Generally, we resort to handmade items; I have a couple of those waiting for me under our tree right now. It’s not that I’m complaining – they are usually cute things and I enjoy looking back […]

It’s always a struggle around birthdays and holidays to figure out what the kids should give friends and family. Generally, we resort to handmade items; I have a couple of those waiting for me under our tree right now. It’s not that I’m complaining...
Metal Additive Manufacturing Saves Time and Money in the Beverage Industry

Metal Additive Manufacturing Saves Time and Money in the Beverage Industry

Metal 3D printing is truly starting to pick up more momentum around the world — and we’re seeing a lot of it in Europe in particular lately. Jung & Co. Gerätebau GmbH, a German company specializing in stainless steel components, relies on additive manufacturing to keep spare parts for their customers more readily available. If a plant […]

Metal 3D printing is truly starting to pick up more momentum around the world — and we’re seeing a lot of it in Europe in particular lately. Jung & Co. Gerätebau GmbH, a German company specializing in stainless steel components, relies on additive...
3D Printing and the Educational Market

3D Printing and the Educational Market

In 3D printing, there are four places to make a play. Whether you’re a startup, an existing company looking to enter the space, or an investor with a taste for megatrends, you’ve got to decide where you’ll expend your energy. While it is possible to be in all four, I don’t typically recommend it. Often […]

In 3D printing, there are four places to make a play. Whether you’re a startup, an existing company looking to enter the space, or an investor with a taste for megatrends, you’ve got to decide where you’ll expend your energy. While it is possible to be in all four, I...
Cincinnati Inc and NVBOTS Debut New Industrial SAAM 3D Printer at FabTech 2016

Cincinnati Inc and NVBOTS Debut New Industrial SAAM 3D Printer at FabTech 2016

About two years ago, Cincinnati Inc. (CI) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) debuted one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers: the Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine, or more commonly referred to as BAAM. You remember BAAM, right? The massive machine can print over 200 times faster […]

About two years ago, Cincinnati Inc. (CI) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) debuted one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers: the Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine, or more commonly referred to...
Purdue University Engineering Students Hone Complex Design Skills in 3D Printing Functional Toys on EnvisionTEC Xtreme 3SP

Purdue University Engineering Students Hone Complex Design Skills in 3D Printing Functional Toys on EnvisionTEC Xtreme 3SP

Purdue University’s C Design Lab ME444 class is a shining example of how rewarding education can be for both teacher and students alike. No matter the age level, toys are still fun—and especially on the maker level. And now we’re seeing quite an inventory of new—and some rather complex—toys coming from Purdue as the C […]

Purdue University’s C Design Lab ME444 class is a shining example of how rewarding education can be for both teacher and students alike. No matter the age level, toys are still fun—and especially on the maker level. And now we’re seeing quite an inventory of new—and...
Skip that Learning Curve: Make Learning Easier & 3D Designing Fulfilling with Leopoly App, Now in Your AstroPrint Dashboard

Skip that Learning Curve: Make Learning Easier & 3D Designing Fulfilling with Leopoly App, Now in Your AstroPrint Dashboard

Often when you start a new project, whether for hobby or work use, there are a multitude of details to consider from the design aspect to actually getting to the stage of 3D printing. Your worry is most likely in seeing a functional 3D model come out of the printer after what might be days […]

Often when you start a new project, whether for hobby or work use, there are a multitude of details to consider from the design aspect to actually getting to the stage of 3D printing. Your worry is most likely in seeing a functional 3D model come out of the printer...
Montclair, NJ to Outfit Entire School District with 27 MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers via ‘Buy Two, Get One’ Promotion

Montclair, NJ to Outfit Entire School District with 27 MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers via ‘Buy Two, Get One’ Promotion

From snowy Steamboat Springs all the way to the sunny Florida Keys, I’ve spoken recently with so many people whose kids are using 3D printers in their schools. It’s often surprising to hear about in the more remote locations, but 3D printing is hot, and a wide range of grants are available in education, as […]

From snowy Steamboat Springs all the way to the sunny Florida Keys, I’ve spoken recently with so many people whose kids are using 3D printers in their schools. It’s often surprising to hear about in the more remote locations, but 3D printing is hot, and a wide range...
CorelCAD 2016 to Offer Users Superior 3D Designing Capabilities & Many New Enhancements

CorelCAD 2016 to Offer Users Superior 3D Designing Capabilities & Many New Enhancements

While CAD software has been crucial to many fields reliant on design software for decades, it is central to much of 3D design and resulting 3D printing. Designers of all age and expertise levels are engaged in using the software, and because we all constantly look forward to doing more, more, more, new products, and […]

While CAD software has been crucial to many fields reliant on design software for decades, it is central to much of 3D design and resulting 3D printing. Designers of all age and expertise levels are engaged in using the software, and because we all constantly look...
MIT Researchers Create ‘Fab Forms’ – Software That May Make 3D Modeling & Printing Easy for All

MIT Researchers Create ‘Fab Forms’ – Software That May Make 3D Modeling & Printing Easy for All

I must admit that, while I have been covering the 3D printing space for nearly two years now, and have had an interest in the technology long before that, when it comes to modeling designs that I can print at home on my 3D printer, I’m just an amateur. CAD software, although it lends itself […]

I must admit that, while I have been covering the 3D printing space for nearly two years now, and have had an interest in the technology long before that, when it comes to modeling designs that I can print at home on my 3D printer, I’m just an amateur. CAD...
French Jeweler and Professor Antoine Boulay Launching Modzart Design and Sharing Site

French Jeweler and Professor Antoine Boulay Launching Modzart Design and Sharing Site

Antoine Boulay is a CAD professor who teaches at École Boulle Paris. He’s also a jeweler who has worked with luxury brands such as Chanel, Swarowski, and Baccarat for more than 20 years, and he specializes in designing jewelry, watches, and ‘art de la table.’ Boulay has now created Modzart, an open source file and […]

Antoine Boulay is a CAD professor who teaches at École Boulle Paris. He’s also a jeweler who has worked with luxury brands such as Chanel, Swarowski, and Baccarat for more than 20 years, and he specializes in designing jewelry, watches, and ‘art de la...
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