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NASA Funds 36 Space 3D Printing Projects—Here Are the 15 Most Exciting

NASA’s latest funding of space technology projects includes plenty of 3D printing innovation proposals. Out of a total of 289 US small businesses and 47 research institutions to receive initial…

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…

Autodesk Aims to Democratize Simulation for 3D Printing with Fusion 360 Extension

As discussed at Additive Manufacturing Strategies, more advanced software is going to be key to driving the adoption of 3D printing in part by digitizing tribal knowledge, as Todd Grimm…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: February 21, 2021

This coming week is chock full of webinars, with three a day for three days running. So without further ado, let’s dive right in! TriMech on Sweeps and Threads in…

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Towards Zero Waste and Failures: AdditiveLab’s Customizable Simulation Enables Increase in Metal Additive Manufacturing Efficiency

AdditiveLab’s Mariam Mir will be speaking at 3DPrint.com’s upcoming AMS online industry summit (Feb 9-10, 2021). Register here. Metal additive manufacturing (AM) process simulation predicts the potential production outcome and gives vital…

Autodesk Integrates Netfabb 3D Printing Software into Fusion 360

When it was acquired by Autodesk in 2015, Netfabb was one of the most widely used tools for enhancing models for 3D printing, in terms of repairing files, prepping them…

Analytical Melt Pool Model Developed for LPBF Metal 3D Printing

The physics that occur within metal laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) systems are complex, comprised of numerous variables. Many of those variables have an effect on the melt pool, where…

Additive Works Releases Amphyon 2021 Simulation Software with New Module

German AM software provider Additive Works offers simulation-based process preparation solutions for laser beam melting (LBM) technology through its Amphyon software. Structured along the company’s “ASAP” principle of Assessment, Simulation,…

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Desktop Metal Announces Metal 3D Printing Simulation Software

Unicorn startup Desktop Metal is the latest in the metal 3D printing space to announce a simulation product. Dubbed Live Sinter, the software is meant to replace the trial and…

Xbox Controller Becomes Throttle and Joystick for Microsoft Flight Simulator via 3D Printing

Do you remember when Rock Band and Guitar Hero both arrived on the gaming scene, and suddenly everyone was obsessed with singing and playing music, acting like their skills at…

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…

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3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey, Part 1

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year’s 3DEXPERIENCE Forum by Dassault Systèmes had to be re-imagined as a virtual event, just like so many other conferences. At 1 pm…

Zurich: Studying Residual Deformations in Metal Additive Manufacturing

Researchers from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland continue to explore industrial 3D printing further, sharing the details of their recent study in ‘Simulation and validation of residual deformations…

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IMDEA Materials and Hexagon Partner for Next Gen Metal Simulation Tech

Crucial to the advancement of metal additive manufacturing (AM) is the development of the proper simulation tools for ensuring repeatable, high-quality production from metal 3D printers. For that reason, we’ve…

Supercomputers to Aid GE Research in Gas Turbine Design

If you had access to the world’s #1 supercomputer, what would you do? Figure out whatever happened to the legendary PROMIS software developed for the U.S. Department of Justice? Predict…

Researchers Run Simulation Tests on Their 3D Printed CubeSat Before LEO Mission

A pair of researchers from Shantou University in China explored designing and manufacturing a CubeSat with 3D printing, which we have seen in the past. CubeSats, which are basically miniaturized…

Investigating FDM 3D Printed Thermoplastic-Bonded Magnetic Composite Materials

While magnetic materials are pretty important when it comes to creating and implementing novel technologies, like 3D printing, it’s not easy to integrate or tune them in complicated designs, because…

University of Stuttgart Investigating Reinforcement of 3D Printed Concrete

The interest in 3D printed concrete continues to skyrocket – after all, who wouldn’t be interested in a solution that could allow for extremely rapid construction of structures like bridges…

Dassault Systèmes Announces Extended FDA Partnership, Dassault Aviation Collaboration, Earnings

Dassault Systèmes makes numerous announcements this week, as they continue to lead in partnerships and projects around the world, usually connected to their proprietary 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Currently the FDA has…

MIT: Automated System Designs and 3D Prints Optimized Actuators and Displays to Spec

Actuators are complex devices that mechanically control robotic systems in response to electrical signals received. Depending on the specific application they’re used for, today’s robotic actuators have to be optimized…

The Perfect Match? Using 3D Printing and LEGO for Better Prototyping

While 3D printing has become a force in on-demand product manufacturing and a catalyst for creating many different functional objects, the technology was created to allow engineers to create rapid…

Singapore: Researchers Study Effects of Spatter in Large-Scale SLM Printing

Ahmad Anwar, thesis student at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, explores undesired byproducts of 3D printing in ‘Large scale selective laser melting : study of the effects and removal of…

3D Printing Pioneer Interview with PADT Co-Founder Eric Miller

In the primordial soup of 3D printing, in the the 1990’s a group of Allied Signal engineers were using simulation and 3D printing to design turbine engines. This group saw…

Research Duo Uses Simulation and PLA to Make Lightweight 3D Printed Antenna Prototype

While most 3D printed antennas are made with metal, two researchers from Turkey’s Yasar University recently completed a study about using PLA material to make a 3D printed conical corrugated horn…