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3D Printing an Improved DMLS Automotive Component Using Topology Optimization and DfAM

3D Printing an Improved DMLS Automotive Component Using Topology Optimization and DfAM

Engineers frequently use topology optimization to optimize the design and layout of parts to create lightweight and optimized structures. The technology often results in organic, complex shapes, however, which can be difficult to produce using traditional manufacturing methods. That’s why 3D printing pairs so well with topology optimization – it allows for the kind of […]

Engineers frequently use topology optimization to optimize the design and layout of parts to create lightweight and optimized structures. The technology often results in organic, complex shapes, however, which can be difficult to produce using traditional...
Luxury Watchmaker Collaborates with Betatype to Design and 3D Print Titanium Watch Strap

Luxury Watchmaker Collaborates with Betatype to Design and 3D Print Titanium Watch Strap

London metal 3D printing company Betatype, which was founded in 2012, provides functional 3D printed components to customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, industrial motor sports, and consumer. Recently, the company was involved in the design and development of an innovative watch strap for luxury watch manufacturer Uniform Wares. The two collaborated to make a unique, […]

London metal 3D printing company Betatype, which was founded in 2012, provides functional 3D printed components to customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, industrial motor sports, and consumer. Recently, the company was involved in the design and...
German Armed Forces Use 3D Printing to Redesign an Obsolete Part

German Armed Forces Use 3D Printing to Redesign an Obsolete Part

The German Armed Forces are working on using 3D printing directly in the field, as described in a study entitled “Characteristics of a metal additive manufacturing process for the production of spare parts.” The plan is to re-engineer machine parts that get worn out during deployment, create a printable file, and send it back to […]

The German Armed Forces are working on using 3D printing directly in the field, as described in a study entitled “Characteristics of a metal additive manufacturing process for the production of spare parts.” The plan is to re-engineer machine parts that...
Jabil Steps Forward with 3D Printed Footwear

Jabil Steps Forward with 3D Printed Footwear

Product solutions company Jabil has been increasing its focus on additive manufacturing over the past few years, recently going so far as to introduce its cloud-based Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network. The company’s additive manufacturing offerings are broad, but currently Jabil is focusing on one area in particular – footwear. 3D printing is becoming a bigger part […]

Product solutions company Jabil has been increasing its focus on additive manufacturing over the past few years, recently going so far as to introduce its cloud-based Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network. The company’s additive manufacturing offerings are broad,...
Upcoming 3D Printing Events Cater to Every Interest

Upcoming 3D Printing Events Cater to Every Interest

If you’re looking for a 3D printing-related conference or event to attend in the near future, there’s no shortage of options, from Inside 3D Printing Seoul this week to the second annual Additive Manufacturing Summit in January, plus lots in between. Additive International, formerly known as the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, […]

If you’re looking for a 3D printing-related conference or event to attend in the near future, there’s no shortage of options, from Inside 3D Printing Seoul this week to the second annual Additive Manufacturing Summit in January, plus lots in between....
3D Printing News Briefs: June 12, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: June 12, 2018

Get ready, we have a lot of news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, running the gamut from metal powder 3D printing and new software to education and a game response to the terrifying possibility of nuclear war. The winners of the 3D Pioneers Challenge have been announced, and Huisman is […]

Get ready, we have a lot of news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, running the gamut from metal powder 3D printing and new software to education and a game response to the terrifying possibility of nuclear war. The winners of the 3D Pioneers...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 11, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: May 11, 2018

We’re bringing you the business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a car update and metal 3D printing news. The ExOne company has released its Q1 2018 financial results, while the South Korean government is investing in 3D printing and Fictiv announces the results of its Series B funding […]

We’re bringing you the business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a car update and metal 3D printing news. The ExOne company has released its Q1 2018 financial results, while the South Korean government is investing in 3D...
Frustum and ANSYS: 3D Software Solutions on Display at RAPID + TCT

Frustum and ANSYS: 3D Software Solutions on Display at RAPID + TCT

We weren’t just checking out artwork and the latest 3D printers and applications or attending press conferences and keynote at last week’s RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth – 3D software was also on display at the conference. While attending the show, I appreciated the opportunity to speak with two companies that are using innovative 3D software […]

We weren’t just checking out artwork and the latest 3D printers and applications or attending press conferences and keynote at last week’s RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth – 3D software was also on display at the conference. While attending the show, I...
Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor, along with several businesses that, while offering 3D printing, are not focused solely on this particular technology, but rather in multiple rapid prototyping and digital […]

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor, along with several businesses that, while offering 3D printing, are not focused solely on...
Last Chance to Sign Up for 3D Printing in Metal — Starting March 27

Last Chance to Sign Up for 3D Printing in Metal — Starting March 27

We’re getting ready for the launch of our brand new 3D Printing in Metal: An Overview of Additive Manufacturing with Metals course, beginning March 27, so if you haven’t signed up yet, now is the perfect time! The three-week-long course will help you advance your 3D metal printing know-how in insightful and practical ways. You […]

We’re getting ready for the launch of our brand new 3D Printing in Metal: An Overview of Additive Manufacturing with Metals course, beginning March 27, so if you haven’t signed up yet, now is the perfect time! The three-week-long course will help you advance your 3D...
How Do We Make Better Decisions in 3D Technologies? ITEAM has the Answer

How Do We Make Better Decisions in 3D Technologies? ITEAM has the Answer

While much potential exists for additive manufacturing technology, there are barriers to success and greater adoption. Deeper knowledge and understanding of the various additive manufacturing processes is needed to make the best decisions and to answer the key questions: “Can I print it?” and “Should I print it?”. Using additive manufacturing technology and maximizing its […]

While much potential exists for additive manufacturing technology, there are barriers to success and greater adoption. Deeper knowledge and understanding of the various additive manufacturing processes is needed to make the best decisions and to answer the key...
Exclusive Interview: Veronica Nunes Discusses the Rewards and Challenges of 3D Printing Jewelry

Exclusive Interview: Veronica Nunes Discusses the Rewards and Challenges of 3D Printing Jewelry

Veronica Nunes is a jewelry designer and founder of V Nunes, the jewelry line that she started in 2009. Nunes takes much of her inspiration from nature and architecture, resulting in delicate-looking pieces sculpted from metal. Recently she began exploring 3D printing, teaming up with Star Rapid to design and print a series of pieces that […]

Veronica Nunes is a jewelry designer and founder of V Nunes, the jewelry line that she started in 2009. Nunes takes much of her inspiration from nature and architecture, resulting in delicate-looking pieces sculpted from metal. Recently she began exploring 3D...
South Africa: Research in 3D Printing at VUT for Prosthetics, DfAM

South Africa: Research in 3D Printing at VUT for Prosthetics, DfAM

A patient in South Africa recently received a 3D printed prosthetic leg as a result of a collaboration and workshop between The Arc. Rehabilitation Centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, and the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Science Park Design Department in Gauteng, South Africa. As a patient of Dr. Heinrich Grimsehl, Mark Poole received a […]

A patient in South Africa recently received a 3D printed prosthetic leg as a result of a collaboration and workshop between The Arc. Rehabilitation Centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, and the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Science Park Design Department in...
FATHOM Introduces Open Source Software Project for Generating 3D Lattice Structures

FATHOM Introduces Open Source Software Project for Generating 3D Lattice Structures

California-based FATHOM, which expanded its on-site managed services and announced important partnerships with Stratasys and Desktop Metal last year, is introducing a fascinating new open source project called Crystallon, which uses Rhino and Grasshopper3D to create lattice structures. FATHOM industrial designer Aaron Porterfield, also an Instructables member, developed the project as an alternative to designing lattices with commercially available […]

California-based FATHOM, which expanded its on-site managed services and announced important partnerships with Stratasys and Desktop Metal last year, is introducing a fascinating new open source project called Crystallon, which uses Rhino and Grasshopper3D to create...
Literal Growth in 3D Printing with Live Parts: Details from Desktop Metal

Literal Growth in 3D Printing with Live Parts: Details from Desktop Metal

Last week at SOLIDWORKS World, the software platform became further enmeshed with additive manufacturing as a flurry of announcements introduced new collaborations, integrations, and offerings further tying SOLIDWORKS into the workstream of 3D printing. The spotlight on additive was intentional, as the SOLIDWORKS team told us, with a maturing technology featuring more heavily into more […]

Last week at SOLIDWORKS World, the software platform became further enmeshed with additive manufacturing as a flurry of announcements introduced new collaborations, integrations, and offerings further tying SOLIDWORKS into the workstream of 3D printing. The spotlight...
3D Systems Execs Discuss “Phenomenal Partnership” with SOLIDWORKS, Roadmap to Seamless 3D Printing Experience

3D Systems Execs Discuss “Phenomenal Partnership” with SOLIDWORKS, Roadmap to Seamless 3D Printing Experience

Some companies dip their toes in to new technologies and endeavors, while others cannonball straight in the deep end. For 3D Systems, entrenched as it is since the very beginnings of 3D printing development, there is no choice but to go all in — and under the focused and aggressive leadership of CEO Vyomesh Joshi […]

Some companies dip their toes in to new technologies and endeavors, while others cannonball straight in the deep end. For 3D Systems, entrenched as it is since the very beginnings of 3D printing development, there is no choice but to go all in — and under the...
3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS: 3D Systems Releases Updated Metal 3D Printing Software Platform

3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS: 3D Systems Releases Updated Metal 3D Printing Software Platform

At the TCT Show this fall, 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems was busy highlighting its software solutions, including the integrated metal additive manufacturing software platform 3DXpert. The software, which offers an all-in-one simulation solution for metal powder bed machines, was officially launched at IMTS in 2016. In May, the company announced that 3DXpert would be […]

At the TCT Show this fall, 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems was busy highlighting its software solutions, including the integrated metal additive manufacturing software platform 3DXpert. The software, which offers an all-in-one simulation solution for metal...
HP Announces Lower-Cost Full-Color 3D Printing Systems, SOLIDWORKS Collaboration

HP Announces Lower-Cost Full-Color 3D Printing Systems, SOLIDWORKS Collaboration

Full-color 3D printing represents something of a holy grail: many have been working on developing solutions that will be viable and meet expectations, but we haven’t seen a full answer make it to market. There are color systems available now, but each has a sticking point. Colors aren’t crisp, definition isn’t precise, materials are limited, […]

Full-color 3D printing represents something of a holy grail: many have been working on developing solutions that will be viable and meet expectations, but we haven’t seen a full answer make it to market. There are color systems available now, but each has a...
Altair Releases New Inspire 2018 Software, Optimized for 3D Printing

Altair Releases New Inspire 2018 Software, Optimized for 3D Printing

A new year means new software updates, and engineering software developer Altair today announced the release of Inspire 2018. The simulation-driven design software is available through Altair’s solidThinking channel partner network and directly to its HyperWorks user community. Inspire is a powerful yet easy to use generative design/topology optimization and rapid simulation solution for design engineers. It creates and investigates […]

A new year means new software updates, and engineering software developer Altair today announced the release of Inspire 2018. The simulation-driven design software is available through Altair’s solidThinking channel partner network and directly to its...
University Students Get a Lesson in 3D Printing and the Force

University Students Get a Lesson in 3D Printing and the Force

Learning how to 3D design and 3D print is important for all ages; there’s no real argument against that. But what is the best way to go about teaching young people about 3D printing? One key: make it fun, whether you’re working with kindergartners or college students. One could argue that 3D printing is fun […]

Learning how to 3D design and 3D print is important for all ages; there’s no real argument against that. But what is the best way to go about teaching young people about 3D printing? One key: make it fun, whether you’re working with kindergartners or...
3D Printing Business News: Multi Jet Fusion and Digital Light Synthesis Technologies In the UK

3D Printing Business News: Multi Jet Fusion and Digital Light Synthesis Technologies In the UK

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world, especially when it comes to business news, and we do our best to keep you informed of the various goings-on in the industry. HP unveiled its groundbreaking Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to the world in the spring of 2016, and we’ve watched as more and more […]

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world, especially when it comes to business news, and we do our best to keep you informed of the various goings-on in the industry. HP unveiled its groundbreaking Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to the world in...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 8, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 8, 2017

We’re throwing a lot of business news at you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a recap of the largest 3D printing construction conference recently held in Copenhagen. PyroGenesis has signed an NDA with an aircraft engine manufacturer, while a Renishaw director has received a special honor. HP will soon be selling its […]

We’re throwing a lot of business news at you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a recap of the largest 3D printing construction conference recently held in Copenhagen. PyroGenesis has signed an NDA with an aircraft engine manufacturer, while...
Working with Metal 3D Printing: Materialise, 3i-PRINT, OR Laser Focus on Advances

Working with Metal 3D Printing: Materialise, 3i-PRINT, OR Laser Focus on Advances

The 3D printing industry is maturing, and a great deal of focus is increasingly being placed on viable solutions and advancements to improve metal additive manufacturing processes. An absolute must-see event on the annual 3D printing calendar is formnext, which in only its third year has established itself as one of, if not the, largest […]

The 3D printing industry is maturing, and a great deal of focus is increasingly being placed on viable solutions and advancements to improve metal additive manufacturing processes. An absolute must-see event on the annual 3D printing calendar is formnext, which in...
Renishaw “Significantly Improves Productivity” with Four-Laser Metal Additive Manufacturing

Renishaw “Significantly Improves Productivity” with Four-Laser Metal Additive Manufacturing

Two heads are better than one when it comes to ideation, but are four lasers better than one when it comes to metal 3D printing? If you ask UK-based Renishaw, the answer is a resounding, and substantiated, yes. The company used formnext as a launchpad for its new RenAM 500Q four-laser additive manufacturing system, and it […]

Two heads are better than one when it comes to ideation, but are four lasers better than one when it comes to metal 3D printing? If you ask UK-based Renishaw, the answer is a resounding, and substantiated, yes. The company used formnext as a launchpad for its...
Benefits and Challenges of 3D Printing in Aeronautics and Automotive Industries

Benefits and Challenges of 3D Printing in Aeronautics and Automotive Industries

From needs to solutions, the technology on display at last week’s IN(3D)USTRY event at Fira Barcelona kept the focus on today’s developing realities in industrial 3D printing. A very busy conference agenda featuring 55 experienced speakers over the three days of the event, IN(3D)USTRY was a part of Barcelona Industry Week 2017 which drew an […]

From needs to solutions, the technology on display at last week’s IN(3D)USTRY event at Fira Barcelona kept the focus on today’s developing realities in industrial 3D printing. A very busy conference agenda featuring 55 experienced speakers over the three...
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