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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...
Lenovo Lends a 3D Printed Helping Hand to Children in Need of Prosthetics

Lenovo Lends a 3D Printed Helping Hand to Children in Need of Prosthetics

Multinational corporation Lenovo, manufacturer of technology such as computers and tablets, first got into 3D printing a few years ago with a chocolate 3D printer. Since then, the company has gotten more serious than confectionery (though chocolate is plenty serious). Rather than manufacturing its own 3D printers, however, Lenovo is combining its computers with outside […]

Multinational corporation Lenovo, manufacturer of technology such as computers and tablets, first got into 3D printing a few years ago with a chocolate 3D printer. Since then, the company has gotten more serious than confectionery (though chocolate is plenty serious)....
Rize CEO: How Do We Make 3D Printing Immersive in the Experience of Engineers?

Rize CEO: How Do We Make 3D Printing Immersive in the Experience of Engineers?

For a new technology to truly take hold, a movement requires momentum; the greatest ideas will, without being put into use, wither away and gather dust. Additive manufacturing is gaining traction, with no time for dust to settle as innovation continues at a fast pace. Still, significant barriers to adoption are holding back the rates […]

For a new technology to truly take hold, a movement requires momentum; the greatest ideas will, without being put into use, wither away and gather dust. Additive manufacturing is gaining traction, with no time for dust to settle as innovation continues at a fast pace....
With Maturity Comes Disruption: SOLIDWORKS' Mark Rushton on Additive Manufacturing

With Maturity Comes Disruption: SOLIDWORKS' Mark Rushton on Additive Manufacturing

Last year’s SOLIDWORKS World featured a great deal of the CAM features of SOLIDWORKS, but this year focus was more on additive manufacturing, Mark Ruston, ‎Product Portfolio Manager – ‎Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, told me when we sat down in LA. Rushton organized the Additive Manufacturing Symposium for SWW18, bringing together experts in 3D printing to an […]

Last year’s SOLIDWORKS World featured a great deal of the CAM features of SOLIDWORKS, but this year focus was more on additive manufacturing, Mark Ruston, ‎Product Portfolio Manager – ‎Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, told me when we sat down in LA. Rushton...
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...
Tenacity and Empathy: Unlimited Tomorrow and Stratasys Discuss 3D Printing, Prosthetics, Partnership

Tenacity and Empathy: Unlimited Tomorrow and Stratasys Discuss 3D Printing, Prosthetics, Partnership

This year at SOLIDWORKS World, the focus wasn’t only on the feats of design and engineering made possible through use of SOLIDWORKS and advanced manufacturing techniques including 3D printing — it was on the people who create them, the people who use them; the focus was on people. From rethinking a process to heartwarming end-use […]

This year at SOLIDWORKS World, the focus wasn’t only on the feats of design and engineering made possible through use of SOLIDWORKS and advanced manufacturing techniques including 3D printing — it was on the people who create them, the people who use them;...
EXO Splints Rehabilitate with 3D Printing - and with Style: Interview

EXO Splints Rehabilitate with 3D Printing - and with Style: Interview

Broken bones and style don’t always go together, but modern technology is changing both the means and the aesthetics of recuperation. 3D printed braces and splints have become more common, from homemade finger splints to devices made on the International Space Station, as customized stabilizers offer a new flexibility in the healing process. One of […]

Broken bones and style don’t always go together, but modern technology is changing both the means and the aesthetics of recuperation. 3D printed braces and splints have become more common, from homemade finger splints to devices made on the International Space...
SOLIDWORKS Introduces New Software and Services at SWW18

SOLIDWORKS Introduces New Software and Services at SWW18

A lot happened at SOLIDWORKS World this week. Partnerships were announced with Rize and Nano Dimension; HP introduced a new full-color 3D printing system and Stratasys announced a collaboration centered around 3D printed prosthetics. Additional SOLIDWORKS partnerships involved 3D Systems and Desktop Metal. But for all of the announcements involving collaborations between SOLIDWORKS and other companies, there […]

A lot happened at SOLIDWORKS World this week. Partnerships were announced with Rize and Nano Dimension; HP introduced a new full-color 3D printing system and Stratasys announced a collaboration centered around 3D printed prosthetics. Additional SOLIDWORKS partnerships...
3D Printing, Nature, and the Industry Renaissance

3D Printing, Nature, and the Industry Renaissance

A revolution marks a sea change, a hard resetting of the status quo; a renaissance is, literally, a rebirth. While a revolution is typically relatively short in duration and punctuated by some fundamental shift that changes a paradigm, often political, a renaissance is a process in itself that brings about a more gradual shift in […]

A revolution marks a sea change, a hard resetting of the status quo; a renaissance is, literally, a rebirth. While a revolution is typically relatively short in duration and punctuated by some fundamental shift that changes a paradigm, often political, a renaissance...
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...
Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes Announce Partnership with Unlimited Tomorrow for 3D Printed Prosthetics Initiative at SWW18

Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes Announce Partnership with Unlimited Tomorrow for 3D Printed Prosthetics Initiative at SWW18

People from all over the world of 3D design are gathered in sunny Los Angeles this week for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, one of the biggest events in 3D software. We’ve been hearing announcements ahead of the show all month, from new 3D printers to new industry partnerships, and the latest one is just as exciting. Global 3D […]

People from all over the world of 3D design are gathered in sunny Los Angeles this week for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, one of the biggest events in 3D software. We’ve been hearing announcements ahead of the show all month, from new 3D printers to new industry...
Desktop Metal Partners with SOLIDWORKS, Introduces New 3D Design Software Tool

Desktop Metal Partners with SOLIDWORKS, Introduces New 3D Design Software Tool

A lot of exciting announcements have been coming out of SOLIDWORKS World this week. HP announced a new full-color 3D printing system, while Nano Dimension and Rize both announced new or expanded partnerships with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS brand. Each of those partnerships has a different focal point, and today it’s Desktop Metal’s turn. The young company […]

A lot of exciting announcements have been coming out of SOLIDWORKS World this week. HP announced a new full-color 3D printing system, while Nano Dimension and Rize both announced new or expanded partnerships with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS brand. Each of those...
SOLIDWORKS Add-In for Dragonfly 2020 Pro Gives Engineers Access to 3D Printed Electronics Design

SOLIDWORKS Add-In for Dragonfly 2020 Pro Gives Engineers Access to 3D Printed Electronics Design

After a long beta period in which Nano Dimension trialed and perfected its Dragonfly 2020 electronic circuit board 3D printer, the company decided to scale the printer up, turning it into a fully industrial machine called the Dragonfly 2020 Pro. That wasn’t the end of the development process, however – for a conscientious 3D printer […]

After a long beta period in which Nano Dimension trialed and perfected its Dragonfly 2020 electronic circuit board 3D printer, the company decided to scale the printer up, turning it into a fully industrial machine called the Dragonfly 2020 Pro. That wasn’t the...
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...
Rize Deepens Partnership with SOLIDWORKS Just in Time for SWW18

Rize Deepens Partnership with SOLIDWORKS Just in Time for SWW18

When Rize introduced its Rize One 3D printer, the appeal was immediately obvious – the high-strength parts it produce require virtually no post-processing, with supports that simply snap off. Anyone who has ever 3D printed anything with even a small support knows how mind-blowing that is, and how much time and frustration can be saved by […]

When Rize introduced its Rize One 3D printer, the appeal was immediately obvious – the high-strength parts it produce require virtually no post-processing, with supports that simply snap off. Anyone who has ever 3D printed anything with even a small support...
Replacement Water Manifold for 1913 Fire Engine Made with 3D Printing

Replacement Water Manifold for 1913 Fire Engine Made with 3D Printing

Collectors of rare cars, planes, boats, and this case, fire engines, are all too familiar with the challenge of finding replacement parts for worn out or damaged parts. Even if one is lucky enough to track down a replacement, there’s a good chance the part will be in poor condition. Many collectors will spend weeks, […]

Collectors of rare cars, planes, boats, and this case, fire engines, are all too familiar with the challenge of finding replacement parts for worn out or damaged parts. Even if one is lucky enough to track down a replacement, there’s a good chance the part will...
Additive Manufacturing Symposium to Highlight SOLIDWORKS World 2018

Additive Manufacturing Symposium to Highlight SOLIDWORKS World 2018

In less than a month, people from all over the world of 3D design will be gathering for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, one of the biggest events in 3D software. There was a lot of 3D printing excitement happening at last year’s conference, and this year’s looks to be no different – if anything, there will […]

In less than a month, people from all over the world of 3D design will be gathering for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, one of the biggest events in 3D software. There was a lot of 3D printing excitement happening at last year’s conference, and this year’s looks to...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 5, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 5, 2018

Welcome to 2018, and the new year’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs – the 3D printing industry doesn’t stop for anything, not even midnight celebrations. We’ll kick things off with a little business, followed by news about 3D printing workshops and some partnerships for interesting 3D printed products. Europac 3D is expanding to […]

Welcome to 2018, and the new year’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs – the 3D printing industry doesn’t stop for anything, not even midnight celebrations. We’ll kick things off with a little business, followed by news about 3D printing...
Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to talk to those making it happen and see the latest innovations first-hand. While 2016 was a banner year for 3DPrint.com in terms of travelling to […]

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to talk to those making it happen and see the latest innovations...
What About 3D CAD?

What About 3D CAD?

The first rule for printing in 3D is the presence of a 3D file. The next article will lead you through basic computer-aided design (CAD) terms, will review the market players and will guide you to the best options to start design for free with a robust 3D CAD. There is one common principle today […]

The first rule for printing in 3D is the presence of a 3D file. The next article will lead you through basic computer-aided design (CAD) terms, will review the market players and will guide you to the best options to start design for free with a robust 3D CAD. There...
Ultimaker Introduces Ultimaker Cura 3.0, with Plenty of New Features for Better 3D Printing

Ultimaker Introduces Ultimaker Cura 3.0, with Plenty of New Features for Better 3D Printing

Ultimaker is a popular company with a lot to offer, and its appeal goes far beyond just its 3D printers. Its open source Cura software is loved by many, and has been adapted by numerous 3D printer manufacturers to better work with their printers. Ultimaker itself, while championing those companies that make Cura their own, […]

Ultimaker is a popular company with a lot to offer, and its appeal goes far beyond just its 3D printers. Its open source Cura software is loved by many, and has been adapted by numerous 3D printer manufacturers to better work with their printers. Ultimaker itself,...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2017

We’re starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some business stories, then moving on to some new products. Luxexcel has received an equity investment from a venture capital fund, while 3D Printing Studios is partnering with SAP Distributed Manufacturing and CRP Technology signs a new dealer agreement. The Ultimate 3D Printing Store is introducing […]

We’re starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some business stories, then moving on to some new products. Luxexcel has received an equity investment from a venture capital fund, while 3D Printing Studios is partnering with SAP Distributed...
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...
Tough 3D Printing Puts Outdoorsy Spin on Rugged Icon Wheelchairs

Tough 3D Printing Puts Outdoorsy Spin on Rugged Icon Wheelchairs

Today, it often seems like anything should be possible with the advanced technology so many researchers, inventors, and designers have at their fingertips. And many innovations are allowing the disabled to add to their quality of life—including those who rely on wheelchairs. We’ve seen such devices created via 3D printing for everyday use, Paralympics racing, […]

Today, it often seems like anything should be possible with the advanced technology so many researchers, inventors, and designers have at their fingertips. And many innovations are allowing the disabled to add to their quality of life—including those who rely on...
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across a number of applications and industries; its use in 3D printing is a given for many designers. The platform is best known for bringing 3D […]

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across a number of applications and industries; its...
3D Printed Maps Help Visually Impaired Texas A&M Students Get Around Campus

3D Printed Maps Help Visually Impaired Texas A&M Students Get Around Campus

Kaitlyn Kellermeyer is a senior economics major at Texas A&M University. She is also blind, and working on a project to help other blind and visually impaired students orient themselves on campus. The project involves placing wind chimes at certain locations around campus, particularly in confusing areas, to help people figure out where they are. […]

Kaitlyn Kellermeyer is a senior economics major at Texas A&M University. She is also blind, and working on a project to help other blind and visually impaired students orient themselves on campus. The project involves placing wind chimes at certain locations...
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