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Siemens Releases New Simulation Software to Prevent Part Distortion

Siemens Releases New Simulation Software to Prevent Part Distortion

Siemens, which already offers several simulation software products, is introducing a new Additive Manufacturing Process Simulation solution for the purpose of predicting distortion during 3D printing. The product uses a digital twin to simulate the build process prior to printing, anticipating distortion and compensating for it by generating a corrected geometry. It’s intended to help […]

Siemens, which already offers several simulation software products, is introducing a new Additive Manufacturing Process Simulation solution for the purpose of predicting distortion during 3D printing. The product uses a digital twin to simulate the build process prior...
Materialise Introduces Automatic Support Generation and More with Magics 23

Materialise Introduces Automatic Support Generation and More with Magics 23

Tomorrow begins formnext, one of the biggest 3D printing-related trade shows in the world. Taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, the show runs from November 13th to 16th, but the new products and other announcements have already been rolling out in the days and weeks leading up to it. Every year at formnext, Materialise introduces the […]

Tomorrow begins formnext, one of the biggest 3D printing-related trade shows in the world. Taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, the show runs from November 13th to 16th, but the new products and other announcements have already been rolling out in the days and weeks...
Adjusting the Design, Material, and Parameters of a 3D Printed Strain Gauge with Computational Simulation

Adjusting the Design, Material, and Parameters of a 3D Printed Strain Gauge with Computational Simulation

A trio of researchers from the Singapore Center for 3D Printing at Nanyang Technological University recently published a paper, titled “Aerosol Jet Printed Strain Sensor: Simulation Studies Analyzing the Effect of Dimension and Design on Performance,” about their work in using computational simulation to adjust the design, material, and parameters of a 3D printed strain gauge […]

A trio of researchers from the Singapore Center for 3D Printing at Nanyang Technological University recently published a paper, titled “Aerosol Jet Printed Strain Sensor: Simulation Studies Analyzing the Effect of Dimension and Design on Performance,”...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2018

We’re starting with some information about a couple of upcoming shows in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business and aerospace news. Sinterit is bringing its newly launched material to formnext, while Materialise has announced what products it will be presenting. Registration is now open for AMUG’s 2019 Education and Training Conference. Moving […]

We’re starting with some information about a couple of upcoming shows in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business and aerospace news. Sinterit is bringing its newly launched material to formnext, while Materialise has announced what...
Renishaw Partnering with Altair to Bring Metal 3D Printing to Industrial End Users

Renishaw Partnering with Altair to Bring Metal 3D Printing to Industrial End Users

UK-based Renishaw, one of the world’s top metrology and spectroscopy companies, is also well-known for its advanced metal 3D printers. The company works to make the technology more mainstream, and is now partnering up with enterprise engineering software provider Altair for a new series of projects with the end goal of bringing metal 3D printing to industrial […]

UK-based Renishaw, one of the world’s top metrology and spectroscopy companies, is also well-known for its advanced metal 3D printers. The company works to make the technology more mainstream, and is now partnering up with enterprise engineering software...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 7, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: October 7, 2018

We’ve got a shorter edition of 3D Printing News Briefs for you today. Siemens Corporate Technology is working on process simulation for additive manufacturing. BIOMODEX is launching a realistic, 3D printed new training product, and an orthopedic surgeon is using 3D printing to repair bone fractures. Finally, several companies are collaborating and using metal 3D […]

We’ve got a shorter edition of 3D Printing News Briefs for you today. Siemens Corporate Technology is working on process simulation for additive manufacturing. BIOMODEX is launching a realistic, 3D printed new training product, and an orthopedic surgeon is using...
Finite Element Modeling Used to Study How Defects Can Effect Porosity in 3D Printed Lattice Structures

Finite Element Modeling Used to Study How Defects Can Effect Porosity in 3D Printed Lattice Structures

For applications that require lightweight structures able to maintain stiffness and strength, 3D printed lattice structure are often used. The complex forms are simple to 3D print, and their mechanical properties – mostly influenced by relative density – can generally be predicted with a simplified model for open cell foams. An important application is making […]

For applications that require lightweight structures able to maintain stiffness and strength, 3D printed lattice structure are often used. The complex forms are simple to 3D print, and their mechanical properties – mostly influenced by relative density –...
Additive Works to Present Latest Version of Amphyon Software at Formnext 2018

Additive Works to Present Latest Version of Amphyon Software at Formnext 2018

German company Additive Works has spent a great deal of time perfecting its Amphyon software, a simulation tool for powder bed-based, laser beam melting 3D printing that allows users to run through the additive manufacturing process before doing it for real. The simulation enables users to see and address any problems that may arise, making it […]

German company Additive Works has spent a great deal of time perfecting its Amphyon software, a simulation tool for powder bed-based, laser beam melting 3D printing that allows users to run through the additive manufacturing process before doing it for real. The...
LLNL Researchers Use Laser Beam Shaping to Enhance Properties During Metal 3D Printing

LLNL Researchers Use Laser Beam Shaping to Enhance Properties During Metal 3D Printing

From bioprinting blood vessels and using 3D printing to control reactive materials to 3D printing nanoporous gold and researching metal 3D printing flaws, the scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are well known for their impressive work with 3D printing materials. Recently, a group of LLNL researchers explored the use of spatial laser modulation in […]

From bioprinting blood vessels and using 3D printing to control reactive materials to 3D printing nanoporous gold and researching metal 3D printing flaws, the scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are well known for their impressive work with 3D...
Use of Simulation to Evaluate How Well 3D Printing Bioinks Work

Use of Simulation to Evaluate How Well 3D Printing Bioinks Work

Plenty of research has been completed regarding the different materials we use to create biomedical parts. Many innovative bioinks – biomaterials loaded with cells to 3D print biological structures – have been developed for 3D bioprinting purposes, from materials like stem cells, gelatin hydrogels, and even sugarcane waste. 3D bioprinting itself is changing the field of […]

Plenty of research has been completed regarding the different materials we use to create biomedical parts. Many innovative bioinks – biomaterials loaded with cells to 3D print biological structures – have been developed for 3D bioprinting purposes, from...
EOS Partners with Additive Works to Enhance Amphyon 3D Printing Simulation Software

EOS Partners with Additive Works to Enhance Amphyon 3D Printing Simulation Software

Additive Works is known for its Amphyon software, a simulation tool that goes through the process of an additive manufacturing build before it actually takes place, highlighting and optimizing possible problem areas. The goal of the software is to find and address all possible issues before the 3D printer is even fired up, eliminating bad builds […]

Additive Works is known for its Amphyon software, a simulation tool that goes through the process of an additive manufacturing build before it actually takes place, highlighting and optimizing possible problem areas. The goal of the software is to find and address all...
University of Canterbury Student Creating New 3D Printed Water Filter

University of Canterbury Student Creating New 3D Printed Water Filter

There have been many instances where compassionate and resourceful people and organizations have turned to 3D printing to improve the lives of people in need, from providing medical devices like hand and breast prosthetics, hearing aids, and supplies to helping people get access to clean water. It’s a basic human right – we need water to survive, and […]

There have been many instances where compassionate and resourceful people and organizations have turned to 3D printing to improve the lives of people in need, from providing medical devices like hand and breast prosthetics, hearing aids, and supplies to helping people...
Aerospace, Architecture, Consumer Applications Highlight 3D Printing Usage in Additive Manufacturing Symposium

Aerospace, Architecture, Consumer Applications Highlight 3D Printing Usage in Additive Manufacturing Symposium

As additive manufacturing continues its growth trajectory, it is taking its place more firmly in the 3DEXPERIENCE — as highlighted at this week’s Science in the Age of Experience event held in Boston, as Dassault Systèmes opened the happenings with a dedicated Additive Manufacturing Symposium bringing experts together to discuss the progress and challenges of the technology. […]

As additive manufacturing continues its growth trajectory, it is taking its place more firmly in the 3DEXPERIENCE — as highlighted at this week’s Science in the Age of Experience event held in Boston, as Dassault Systèmes opened the happenings with a...
Additive Works Introduces New Amphyon Module for 3D Printing Support Generation

Additive Works Introduces New Amphyon Module for 3D Printing Support Generation

Many people’s least favorite part of 3D printing, no matter which technology, is dealing with support structures. They’re frequently difficult to remove, and if they’re not placed correctly, they can render the entire part useless. In metal 3D printing, they’re especially tricky. If they’re not strong enough or designed to sufficiently withstand heat conduction, they […]

Many people’s least favorite part of 3D printing, no matter which technology, is dealing with support structures. They’re frequently difficult to remove, and if they’re not placed correctly, they can render the entire part useless. In metal 3D...
We Need to Open Up This Industry to Deliver the Potential of Additive Manufacturing: A Conversation with Solvay

We Need to Open Up This Industry to Deliver the Potential of Additive Manufacturing: A Conversation with Solvay

Solvay has been advancing its presence in the additive manufacturing industry. The company, with a tagline of “asking more from chemistry,” recognizes the importance of 3D printing, as has been a rising trend among global chemical giants. During the recent RAPID + TCT, Solvay was announced as one of Ultimaker’s new industry partners for engineering materials, […]

Solvay has been advancing its presence in the additive manufacturing industry. The company, with a tagline of “asking more from chemistry,” recognizes the importance of 3D printing, as has been a rising trend among global chemical giants. During the recent...
EDEM and Barnes Group Advisors Partner to Simplify 3D Printing Through Simulation

EDEM and Barnes Group Advisors Partner to Simplify 3D Printing Through Simulation

EDEM is a specialist and market leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) software, going back to its founding in 2006. The company’s software is used for virtual testing of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in the manufacturing of mining, construction, off-highway and agricultural machinery, in addition to the mining and process industries. This […]

EDEM is a specialist and market leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) software, going back to its founding in 2006. The company’s software is used for virtual testing of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in the manufacturing of mining,...
Earwig Wings Inspire Researchers to 3D Print Multimaterial, Self-Folding Origami Elements

Earwig Wings Inspire Researchers to 3D Print Multimaterial, Self-Folding Origami Elements

Many scientists have been inspired by wings, be they bat, bird, or butterfly, in their 3D printing research projects. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Purdue University have taken their inspiration from the wing structure of an earwig, a strange-looking creature with a fascinating wingspan. An open earwig wing can expand 10 times […]

Many scientists have been inspired by wings, be they bat, bird, or butterfly, in their 3D printing research projects. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Purdue University have taken their inspiration from the wing structure of an earwig, a strange-looking...
South African Defense Company Using Digital Manufacturing and 3D Printing to Build Surveillance and Attack Aircraft

South African Defense Company Using Digital Manufacturing and 3D Printing to Build Surveillance and Attack Aircraft

Over the last few years, more and more 3D printing innovations have been coming out of South Africa, like the country’s first platinum 3D print. The technology also has its uses in the country’s defense sector, as the South African Air Force (SAAF) uses 3D printing to keep on top of things, even under a strict budget. South […]

Over the last few years, more and more 3D printing innovations have been coming out of South Africa, like the country’s first platinum 3D print. The technology also has its uses in the country’s defense sector, as the South African Air Force (SAAF) uses 3D...
Shipyard 4.0 Concept Features 3D Printing, Digital Twins, Advanced Technologies for Shipbuilding in Spain and Australia

Shipyard 4.0 Concept Features 3D Printing, Digital Twins, Advanced Technologies for Shipbuilding in Spain and Australia

One of the many industries that is increasingly using 3D printing technology is shipbuilding: we’ve seen everything from a 3D printed class-approved propeller to a heightening focus on high-tech and IP implications for the maritime industry. Spanish state-owned Navantia is a leading technology company that designs and builds high-tech civil and military vessels, control and combat systems, […]

One of the many industries that is increasingly using 3D printing technology is shipbuilding: we’ve seen everything from a 3D printed class-approved propeller to a heightening focus on high-tech and IP implications for the maritime industry. Spanish...
Carbon Releases Latest Version of 3D Printing Software, Featuring Updated Support and Simulation Features

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 it is for its increasing efforts toward scaling up 3D printing technologies for production. The company has been heavily focusing on production-scale 3D printing, and this spring introduced […]

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 it is for its increasing efforts...
3DSIM CEO: ANSYS Acquisition Expands Access to Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

3DSIM CEO: ANSYS Acquisition Expands Access to Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

While much of the news to emerge from last week’s thunderous formnext in Frankfurt was released, or at least suggested, ahead of the tumult of the event itself, some could not be made until the final signatures were on the last of the paperwork. During the show itself, Utah-based 3DSIM formally announced its acquisition by […]

While much of the news to emerge from last week’s thunderous formnext in Frankfurt was released, or at least suggested, ahead of the tumult of the event itself, some could not be made until the final signatures were on the last of the paperwork. During the show...
Virtual Human Modeling Puts Simulation Tools in Clinicians’ Hands: Interview with Dassault Systèmes’ Karl D’Souza

Virtual Human Modeling Puts Simulation Tools in Clinicians’ Hands: Interview with Dassault Systèmes’ Karl D’Souza

Dassault Systèmes announced the Living Heart Project in May 2014, bringing advanced simulation capabilities into play for cardiac care, and soon began to expand the reach of the project with a collaborative agreement with the US FDA. Karl D’Souza, Virtual Human Modeling Product Manager at Dassault Systèmes, is the Senior Solutions Consultant for Virtual Heart Modeling, […]

Dassault Systèmes announced the Living Heart Project in May 2014, bringing advanced simulation capabilities into play for cardiac care, and soon began to expand the reach of the project with a collaborative agreement with the US FDA. Karl D’Souza, Virtual Human...
UAE Looks to the Stars As It Launches Mars Science City Project, Complete with Labs and 3D Printed Museum Walls

UAE Looks to the Stars As It Launches Mars Science City Project, Complete with Labs and 3D Printed Museum Walls

Ever since implementing its ambitious 3D Printing Strategy last year, Dubai has been focused on making the UAE a global 3D printing leader through the multi-tiered plan laid out in a directive by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The city-state has been […]

Ever since implementing its ambitious 3D Printing Strategy last year, Dubai has been focused on making the UAE a global 3D printing leader through the multi-tiered plan laid out in a directive by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and...
3D Design: Inside SOLIDWORKS 2018

3D Design: Inside SOLIDWORKS 2018

User-favorite SOLIDWORKS recently announced software updates to the frequently-used platform for the 2018 edition. With several big themes and myriad projects bundled into these updates, a quick overview isn’t enough to dive in to all that the industrious team behind the release has been up to; I recently headed to Boston to receive a full […]

User-favorite SOLIDWORKS recently announced software updates to the frequently-used platform for the 2018 edition. With several big themes and myriad projects bundled into these updates, a quick overview isn’t enough to dive in to all that the industrious team...
Simufact Additive Simulation Software Leads to Real Advances for toolcraft and Collaborative LightHinge+ 3D Printing Project

Simufact Additive Simulation Software Leads to Real Advances for toolcraft and Collaborative LightHinge+ 3D Printing Project

Last fall, simulation software company Simufact introduced its Simufact Additive solution for metal 3D printing users, to help eliminate wasted time and money by getting rid of failed prints. The software, which covers the whole manufacturing process chain for powder bed fusion 3D printing processes, is meant to optimize metal 3D printing as a scalable process […]

Last fall, simulation software company Simufact introduced its Simufact Additive solution for metal 3D printing users, to help eliminate wasted time and money by getting rid of failed prints. The software, which covers the whole manufacturing process chain for powder...
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