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ABS: Researchers Test Temperature & Speed Settings in FDM 3D Printing

ABS: Researchers Test Temperature & Speed Settings in FDM 3D Printing

In ‘Layer-to-Layer Physical Characteristics and Compression Behavior of 3D Printed Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Metastructures Fabricated using Different Process Parameters,’ Wright State University researcher Sivani Patibandla investigates how well ABS performs under pressure, measuring varied responses to temperature and speed, using a MakerBot 2X Replicator 3D printer. Fabrication of phononic metastructures (often lattice or periodic structures) […]

In ‘Layer-to-Layer Physical Characteristics and Compression Behavior of 3D Printed Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Metastructures Fabricated using Different Process Parameters,’ Wright State University researcher Sivani Patibandla investigates how well ABS performs...
SOLIDWORKSWORLD 2019: Global R&D Team Discusses New and Improved Features in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKSWORLD 2019: Global R&D Team Discusses New and Improved Features in SOLIDWORKS

Earlier this week, I arrived back home in chilly Ohio after spending a couple of days in Dallas, Texas. But I wasn’t just visiting the Lone Star State to enjoy the warmer temperatures – I was there to attend one of the biggest events in 3D software, SOLIDWORKS World 2019, which was held in the Kay […]

Earlier this week, I arrived back home in chilly Ohio after spending a couple of days in Dallas, Texas. But I wasn’t just visiting the Lone Star State to enjoy the warmer temperatures – I was there to attend one of the biggest events in 3D...
Dassault Systèmes Acquires Trace Software’s elecworks; Introduces 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS

Dassault Systèmes Acquires Trace Software’s elecworks; Introduces 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS

Dassault Systèmes, with headquarters in France, the US, and offices around the globe has recently announced the acquisition of TraceSoftware’s elecworks (at the center of SOLIDWORKS electrical applications)  and now announces the creation and introduction of 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS. The two elements will complement one another as the Dassault Systèmes team continues to assist clients with electrical […]

Dassault Systèmes, with headquarters in France, the US, and offices around the globe has recently announced the acquisition of TraceSoftware’s elecworks (at the center of SOLIDWORKS electrical applications)  and now announces the creation and introduction of...
Demystifying STEM with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids

Demystifying STEM with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids

Let’s face it: sometimes, getting kids into STEM is hard. You can preach the gospel of science, technology, engineering, and math all day long, you can try to catch their attention with all sorts of pop culture models, you can show off the latest and greatest 3D printers. But if a kid feels like their […]

Let’s face it: sometimes, getting kids into STEM is hard. You can preach the gospel of science, technology, engineering, and math all day long, you can try to catch their attention with all sorts of pop culture models, you can show off the latest and greatest 3D...
Maker Uses 3D Printing to Turn Cell Phone into Modern Etch-a-Sketch

Maker Uses 3D Printing to Turn Cell Phone into Modern Etch-a-Sketch

If you haven’t gotten so frustrated with your terrible attempt at an Etch-a-Sketch drawing that you’ve had to resist the overwhelming urge to fling the toy across the room, have you even really lived at all? Invented in the 1950s by Andre Cassagnes, the popular red-framed drawing device uses an internal stylus, directed by those […]

If you haven’t gotten so frustrated with your terrible attempt at an Etch-a-Sketch drawing that you’ve had to resist the overwhelming urge to fling the toy across the room, have you even really lived at all? Invented in the 1950s by Andre Cassagnes, the...
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,”...
SOLIDWORKS and a Form 2 Used to Make 3D Printed Micro Check Valve for IV Fluid Transfusion

SOLIDWORKS and a Form 2 Used to Make 3D Printed Micro Check Valve for IV Fluid Transfusion

Check valves are devices that allow for flow in one direction, while at the same time preventing flow in the opposite direction. The design of this device continues to improve as technology advances, and check valves have been made out of everything from graphene and hydrogels to shape memory alloys and piezoelectric materials. Micro check […]

Check valves are devices that allow for flow in one direction, while at the same time preventing flow in the opposite direction. The design of this device continues to improve as technology advances, and check valves have been made out of everything from graphene and...
Researchers Use Biomimicry and 3D Printing to Develop Robotic Fish

Researchers Use Biomimicry and 3D Printing to Develop Robotic Fish

3D printed robotic fish have all sorts of applications, from underwater data acquisition and detecting toxins in the water to studying and saving real fish, or just adding a new pet to the family. A group of engineering researchers from the University of Firat in Turkey are using biomimetic design to come up with flexible solutions […]

3D printed robotic fish have all sorts of applications, from underwater data acquisition and detecting toxins in the water to studying and saving real fish, or just adding a new pet to the family. A group of engineering researchers from the University of Firat in...
3D Printing in Architecture, Engineering, Product Design: 3D Hubs Announces 2018 Student Grant Winners

3D Printing in Architecture, Engineering, Product Design: 3D Hubs Announces 2018 Student Grant Winners

Last year, 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online network of 3D printing services, reported that nearly 500 applicants from 300 universities around the world applied for its extremely popular Student Grant program, which encourages students to make a positive influence on the world by using 3D printing in a creative way. Just a few months ago, […]

Last year, 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online network of 3D printing services, reported that nearly 500 applicants from 300 universities around the world applied for its extremely popular Student Grant program, which encourages students to make a positive...
Materialise 3D Printing Technology to Power CAMWorks Software for New Hybrid Manufacturing Module

Materialise 3D Printing Technology to Power CAMWorks Software for New Hybrid Manufacturing Module

This week, 3D printing industry heavyweight Materialise announced a new partnership with global IT services company HCL Technologies, which helps global enterprises re-imagine and transform their businesses through digital technology. Materialise combines the industry’s largest group of software developers with one of the biggest 3D printing facilities in the world, and is partnering with HCL to create […]

This week, 3D printing industry heavyweight Materialise announced a new partnership with global IT services company HCL Technologies, which helps global enterprises re-imagine and transform their businesses through digital technology. Materialise combines the...
Powerful 3D Printing Merger Brings Two Canadian Companies Together

Powerful 3D Printing Merger Brings Two Canadian Companies Together

In a new merger, two of Canada’s prominent additive manufacturing companies have joined forces to create a unified 3D printing ‘powerhouse.’ Javelin Technologies specializes in 3D design engineering, product data management, automation, and additive manufacturing, while Cimetrix Solutions is a provider of additive manufacturing and laser scanning solutions for both industry and educational institutions. Now the two have merged […]

In a new merger, two of Canada’s prominent additive manufacturing companies have joined forces to create a unified 3D printing ‘powerhouse.’ Javelin Technologies specializes in 3D design engineering, product data management, automation, and additive...
Students Help Students with 3D Printed Glasses Project

Students Help Students with 3D Printed Glasses Project

If you have poor eyesight, you know how difficult it can be to try to function without glasses or contacts. I alternate between both – I started wearing glasses way back in the third grade, then got contacts in high school. I recently just upgraded to new glasses and contacts – because my vision got […]

If you have poor eyesight, you know how difficult it can be to try to function without glasses or contacts. I alternate between both – I started wearing glasses way back in the third grade, then got contacts in high school. I recently just upgraded to new...
Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited about is the news that Custom Prototypes, a Toronto-based 3D printing company that always produces enjoyable work, has taken first place in the Advanced […]

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited about is the news that Custom Prototypes, a Toronto-based 3D printing...
Drag and Drop a Motorcycle: Meta Details Immersive AR Integration with SOLIDWORKS

Drag and Drop a Motorcycle: Meta Details Immersive AR Integration with SOLIDWORKS

Augmenting the design process, augmented reality (AR) offers another dimension to 3D design. Last month at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, we saw myriad announcements made in advancing design capabilities through partnerships centering around SOLIDWORKS, as well as additional capabilities through the design software itself. While additive manufacturing took an increasing amount of focus at this year’s […]

Augmenting the design process, augmented reality (AR) offers another dimension to 3D design. Last month at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, we saw myriad announcements made in advancing design capabilities through partnerships centering around SOLIDWORKS, as well as additional...
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 on additive was intentional, as the SOLIDWORKS team told us, with a maturing technology featuring more heavily into more […]

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...
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