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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...
ANSYS Releases Discovery Live for Real-Time 3D Simulation

ANSYS Releases Discovery Live for Real-Time 3D Simulation

Engineers and Designers: “I want it all and I want it now!” ANSYS’ response: “No problem.” Yesterday, ANSYS launched a one-of-a-kind simulation tool, coined ANSYS Discovery Live. For the first time, engineers and designers can modify and visualize simulation results in real-time (teaser video below).   Discovery Live changes the game for design and simulation. A typical […]

Engineers and Designers: “I want it all and I want it now!” ANSYS’ response: “No problem.” Yesterday, ANSYS launched a one-of-a-kind simulation tool, coined ANSYS Discovery Live. For the first time, engineers and designers can modify and...
What Do We Need for Production Scale 3D Printing? Amateur Hour is Over.

What Do We Need for Production Scale 3D Printing? Amateur Hour is Over.

Whereas most of the media focus around 3D printing was initially directed at desktop 3D printing, a lot of the opportunity is actually in industry. Industrial 3D printing can unlock value for manufacturers by making their supply chains more flexible. Part count reduction and weight reduction in parts can lower costs. By using 3D printing […]

Whereas most of the media focus around 3D printing was initially directed at desktop 3D printing, a lot of the opportunity is actually in industry. Industrial 3D printing can unlock value for manufacturers by making their supply chains more flexible. Part count...
LLNL Researchers Discover Real Cause of Spatter During Metal 3D Printing Processes

LLNL Researchers Discover Real Cause of Spatter During Metal 3D Printing Processes

So much about 3D printing is still a mystery – especially when things go wrong. Anyone who works with 3D printing is well-acquainted with the fact that the technology isn’t perfect, and that there are going to be errors, failed prints, and all manner of frustrations to deal with along the road to completing a […]

So much about 3D printing is still a mystery – especially when things go wrong. Anyone who works with 3D printing is well-acquainted with the fact that the technology isn’t perfect, and that there are going to be errors, failed prints, and all manner of...
3D Printed Hydroponics Part of Large-Scale Space Travel Simulation

3D Printed Hydroponics Part of Large-Scale Space Travel Simulation

There’s been a lot of talk lately about traveling to the moon, Mars or both. 3D printing has a lot to do with every stage of the planned journey into space, whether it’s through the construction of the rockets that will take us there or the habitats we will build upon arrival. What sometimes gets lost […]

There’s been a lot of talk lately about traveling to the moon, Mars or both. 3D printing has a lot to do with every stage of the planned journey into space, whether it’s through the construction of the rockets that will take us there or the habitats we...
NASA Researchers Use 3D Modeling Software to Run Asteroid Impact Scenarios, Give First Responders a Way to Identify and Defend Against Asteroid Strikes

NASA Researchers Use 3D Modeling Software to Run Asteroid Impact Scenarios, Give First Responders a Way to Identify and Defend Against Asteroid Strikes

If you were at all conscious in the year 1998, then you remember the major end-of-the-world asteroid movie that came out that year, Armageddon; not to be confused with the major end-of-the-world comet movie Deep Impact, which inexplicably came out the exact same year and introduced us all to the terrifying acronym E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event). Of […]

If you were at all conscious in the year 1998, then you remember the major end-of-the-world asteroid movie that came out that year, Armageddon; not to be confused with the major end-of-the-world comet movie Deep Impact, which inexplicably came out the exact same year...
Generative Design Will "Underpin Autodesk Future Growth": VP of Simulation Foresees a New Manufacturing Paradigm, Starting with 3D Printing

Generative Design Will "Underpin Autodesk Future Growth": VP of Simulation Foresees a New Manufacturing Paradigm, Starting with 3D Printing

A few short years ago, I would likely have laughed had someone posed the question, “What would happen if a car participated in its own redesign?” At RAPID + TCT last month, though, that question was greeted instead with a room full of thoughtful pondering when Mickey McManus, Chairman and Principal at MAYA Design and Research […]

A few short years ago, I would likely have laughed had someone posed the question, “What would happen if a car participated in its own redesign?” At RAPID + TCT last month, though, that question was greeted instead with a room full of thoughtful pondering...
3D Systems Announces the Release of Its Latest 3D Virtual Reality Training Module: The Simbionix SPINE Mentor

3D Systems Announces the Release of Its Latest 3D Virtual Reality Training Module: The Simbionix SPINE Mentor

Three years ago, 3D Systems, a leader in 3D printed healthcare solutions, joined the world of virtual reality when it acquired Simbionix, a 3D VR surgical simulation and training company, and it only took a couple of months after the acquisition for 3D Systems to announce a new Simbionix simulation module. Over the past two years, the […]

Three years ago, 3D Systems, a leader in 3D printed healthcare solutions, joined the world of virtual reality when it acquired Simbionix, a 3D VR surgical simulation and training company, and it only took a couple of months after the acquisition for 3D Systems...
From Concept to Production: Simulation Helps Additive Manufacturing Get Real

From Concept to Production: Simulation Helps Additive Manufacturing Get Real

Dassault Systèmes is in the very real business of simulation, as technology helps production get real. Midway between conceptualization and realization, simulation is increasingly coming into play as a means to make production processes more efficient — a trend notably rising in additive manufacturing. 3D printing makes possible more geometries than ever before, but that doesn’t mean […]

Dassault Systèmes is in the very real business of simulation, as technology helps production get real. Midway between conceptualization and realization, simulation is increasingly coming into play as a means to make production processes more efficient — a trend...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2017

I’m calling today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs the RAPID + TCT version, as all of the companies we’re covering today are attending the event in Pittsburgh. XJet will be displaying its metal and ceramic inkjet 3D printing expertise, while GeonX is launching its Virfac iAM software, Arcam EBM is presenting its Arcam Q10plus and […]

I’m calling today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs the RAPID + TCT version, as all of the companies we’re covering today are attending the event in Pittsburgh. XJet will be displaying its metal and ceramic inkjet 3D printing expertise, while...
3D Printed Robot Provides Lifelike Simulation for Japanese Medical Students

3D Printed Robot Provides Lifelike Simulation for Japanese Medical Students

It’s really incredible how lifelike medical training models are getting. Advanced technology like 3D printing and robotics are allowing for the creation of models that look, feel and even respond like actual human beings. Rather than having to pretend that stiff plastic is human skin, or that a cadaver is a living person, medical students […]

It’s really incredible how lifelike medical training models are getting. Advanced technology like 3D printing and robotics are allowing for the creation of models that look, feel and even respond like actual human beings. Rather than having to pretend that stiff...
Duke University Students Use 3D Printing to Create Robotic Vehicle, Designed to Keep Police Officers and Civilians Safe

Duke University Students Use 3D Printing to Create Robotic Vehicle, Designed to Keep Police Officers and Civilians Safe

I, like probably most American drivers, have been pulled over by the cops a time or two. They were fairly minor incidents: speeding, and once for a burned out headlight. I doubt the police officers who pulled me over thought that I looked threatening, but luckily, it’s not my job to determine who and who […]

I, like probably most American drivers, have been pulled over by the cops a time or two. They were fairly minor incidents: speeding, and once for a burned out headlight. I doubt the police officers who pulled me over thought that I looked threatening, but luckily,...
Are We Living in The Matrix? Probably, Say Several Well-Respected Scientists

Are We Living in The Matrix? Probably, Say Several Well-Respected Scientists

A few weeks ago, I started watching Westworld on HBO. I’m a few episodes behind, but it’s been really good so far – however, it’s also been more than a little bit unsettling, and is yet another example of how what were once far-fetched fantasies dreamed up by Hollywood and novelists are becoming less escapist […]

A few weeks ago, I started watching Westworld on HBO. I’m a few episodes behind, but it’s been really good so far – however, it’s also been more than a little bit unsettling, and is yet another example of how what were once far-fetched...
Simulation App Lets Designers Test Shaped Metal Deposition Processes

Simulation App Lets Designers Test Shaped Metal Deposition Processes

In Ansty Park, Coventry, UK the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 to bridge the gap between academia and industry when it comes to manufacturing system solutions. The MTC represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing, and it now includes the £60m Aerospace Research Centre and National Centre for Net Shape […]

In Ansty Park, Coventry, UK the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 to bridge the gap between academia and industry when it comes to manufacturing system solutions. The MTC represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK...
voxeljet Teams Up with Altair, Click2Cast, & HBM nCode in New 3D Printed Mold Casting

voxeljet Teams Up with Altair, Click2Cast, & HBM nCode in New 3D Printed Mold Casting

3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing as we’ve come to know it — but a revolution doesn’t always mean a sea change with completely new techniques. Innovation is built on established history, and with casting techniques having been used for centuries in the production of tools, parts, and other manufactured goods, there’s no need to reinvent […]

3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing as we’ve come to know it — but a revolution doesn’t always mean a sea change with completely new techniques. Innovation is built on established history, and with casting techniques having been used for...
Training Pediatric Surgeons Using 3D Printed Rib Cages

Training Pediatric Surgeons Using 3D Printed Rib Cages

One of the difficulties of training new entrants into the medical field is the leap from text knowledge to hands on care. One of the ways to approach that transition in health education is through the provision of models as a buttress, with students practicing what they have learned on plaster or plastic replicas as […]

One of the difficulties of training new entrants into the medical field is the leap from text knowledge to hands on care. One of the ways to approach that transition in health education is through the provision of models as a buttress, with students practicing what...

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