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3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: March 7, 2021

From designing polymer lattices and building a starship in SOLIDWORKS to 3D simulation in the automotive industry and electronics printing, all sorts of topics are being covered in the webinars…

Ricoh 3D Adds Generative Design Options for 3D Printing

UK-based Ricoh 3D has added generative design and shape optimization software to their line of 3D printing services. Currently, Ricoh 3D offers external printers and in-house printing and design (both…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: January 31, 2021

This week is a little less busy in terms of 3D printing-related webinars and virtual events: just two on Tuesday, three on Thursday, and one available to watch on-demand. Read…

ASTRO America Tackles Hypersonic Planes and Missiles Parts with 3D Printing

For certain chefs in the alphabet soup that is the US government, all roads lead to 3D printing. So, too with hypersonics. Astro America, also sometimes called AstroA, aims to…

Teton Offers Smart Slice 3D Printing Simulation for Ultimaker Essentials

Teton Simulation Software has made its product Smart Slice for Ultimaker Essentials available. Ultimaker Essentials is meant for enterprise customers and includes Cura Enterprise, Ultimaker Digital Factory (that lets you…

How Do 3D Printed Molds Stack Against Traditional Sand Casting Molds?

Aluminum alloys feature low density, as well as good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, which is why casting them is an oft-used manufacturing technique. But, defects in molded parts is…

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MX3D Uses Robot Arm to Make 3D Printed Robot Arm, Installs It on Robot

MX3D’s steel bridges are an inspiring sight to see, but, even if bridges are what the Dutch firm is known for, they are not the only thing the firm is…

AMS 2020 Startup Competition: Simulation Software, 3D Printed Bone, Hospital Labs, & More

I’m here in Boston, with the rest of the 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Analysis team, for our third annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, titled “The Business of 3D Printing: Medicine, Dentistry…

3D Printed Micropump Manipulates Fluid Movement with Vibrating Micropaddles

Many scientists have been inspired by the movements of fish, and paired the concept with 3D printing for interesting experiments. Researchers Zhiyong Tang, Xiufeng Shao, Jianze Huang, Jinyuan Yao, and…

Duann Scott on nTopology’s “Programming Language for Geometries”

Sometimes you make mistakes, I helped get Duann Scott a job at Shapeways and like some winding triangle constructed Banquo’s ghost he’s haunted all my tradeshows since. After stints at…

South Africa: FEA & Compression Testing of 3D Printed Models

Researchers D.W. Abbot, D.V.V. Kallon, C. Anghel, and P. Dube delve into complex analysis and testing in the ‘Finite Element Analysis of 3D Printed Model via Compression Tests.’ For this…

Topology Optimization in a World of Fields and Implicit Geometry

Topology optimization is an important tool within the “generative design” toolbox that can be used as a component of a larger engineering and product design workflow. Let’s explore how topology…

Materialise Software Used to Optimize Conformal Cooling Tooling Design of 3D Printed Metal Mold for Toy Car

Conformal cooling channels are often used in molds, 3D printed or otherwise, to achieve more efficient cooling and higher performance levels. French toy manufacturer Smoby recently turned to Materialise for…

Engineering Simulation for 3D Printing Interview with Chris Robinson of ANSYS

Chris Robinson is the Senior Manager of ANSYS Additive Software Development at ANSYS. ANSYS is a billion dollar revenue company that is huge in engineering simulation software. ANSYS software is used to test,…

3D Printing Used to Decorate Biodegradable KOFFINs that are Personalized for the Deceased

While the way we live is vastly different from the way we did 100, 50, and even 20 years ago, the way we say goodbye to loved ones when they’ve…

Carbon Releases Latest Version of 3D Printing Software, Featuring Updated Support and Simulation Features

Silicon Valley-based 3D manufacturing company Carbon is as well-known for its proprietary, lightning-fast CLIP 3D printing technology, enabled by breakthrough Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology, and M1 3D printer as…

3D Matter Tests Their Finite Element Analysis for FDM 3D Printing

In order to take the capabilities of 3D printing technology to the next level of innovation, it’s critical that we enhance the materials that are utilized with additive manufacturing. One…

‘MakerBotting’ Expands Into Every Canadian Province via FEA Training Consultants, Inc

Bre Pettis, founder of MakerBot, says his vision for home based 3D printing is “to get one in front of every kid, with one MakerBot per child.” With MakerBot’s recent…