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Olaf Diegel’s Latest 3D Printed Guitar, the Xenomorph

“Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.” “Hasta la vista, baby.” “Life is like a box of chocolates.” “Game over, man, game over!” These are all memorable lines from iconic films, though…

Costa Rica: Researchers Design 3D Printed Medical Device for Suturing Extremities

Our skin protects us from invading microorganisms and foreign substances, eliminates harmful toxins, helps to regulate our core body temperature, and is in charge of receiving both tactile and thermal…

Dassault Systèmes Selects Xometry as Prime Partner for Marketplace Integration

At 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020, CAD giant Dassault Systèmes made a number of announcements related to its 3DEXPERIENCE suite and SOLIDWORKS CAD software. One piece of news in particular has particular…

Tissue Engineering: 3D Printed PLA Scaffolds for Seeding Human Dermal Fibroblasts

Researchers in Turkey are 3D printing with PLA in a new study regarding human dermal fibroblasts and tissue engineering of skin cells. Their new findings are outlined in ‘3D Printed…

Hybrid 3D Printing: Comparing High-Frequency Filters with Conventional Methods

In the recently published ‘High-Frequency Filters Manufactured Using Hybrid 3D Printing Method,’ authors Ubaldo Robles, Edgar Bustamante, Prya Darshni, and Raymond C. Rumpf outline the development of two varying devices….

3D Printed Temporary Helmet Protects Young Patient Waiting for Cranioplasty

3D printing has been used many times to fabricate helmets, but not just ones to protect your head during sports like cycling and baseball. Custom 3D printed helmets for adults…

Dassault Systèmes Introduces SOLIDWORKS 2020 Release, Holds Modeling & Simulation Conference

At SOLIDWORKS 2019 in Dallas, Dassault Systèmes revealed a lot of features the company was working on for its upcoming SOLIDWORKS 2020 release. Now, the day has finally arrived!  …

4D Printed Shape Memory Polymers Given Better Performance & Recyclability

Authors Ang Li, Adithya Challapalli, and Guoqiang Li explore a trend that continues to grow: 4D printing. Their findings are explained in the recently published “4D Printing of Recyclable Lightweight…

Aalto School of Engineering: Reverse Engineering Spare Parts Through 3D Technology

In the recently published, ‘Methods to reverse engineer spare parts,’ thesis student Edoardo Colombo, from the Aalto School of Engineering, expounds on the benefits of digital spare parts, and their…

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SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids in the Real World

Teaching how science, technology, engineering, art, and math work together cohesively is a difficult task, and in an ever-changing technological landscape, getting kids involved in STEAM activities can be daunting….

Civil Engineering Applications: Researchers 3D Print Packaging for Fiber Optic Sensors

In a bustling world full of ever-expanding technology, there is much going on behind the scenes, in the air, and underground, that we don’t even think about. Fiber optics are…

Bridgeport Research Duo Create and Analyze 3D Printed Frame for Quadrotor Drone

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are agile and resilient enough to be piloted, and monitored, from remote distances. With four flying dimensions and six degrees of freedom…

Shipboard 3D Printing Expanding Worldwide

Polar waters, icy environments and seemingly harsh surroundings make the Arctic one of the most difficult marine settings to work in, especially with regards to ship and marine technology. This…

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Teaching the Future with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Classroom

STEAM education is more important now than ever. The workforce of the future needs to be well versed in science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and introducing kids to concepts…

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Print It with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids

SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is an ecosystem of apps designed to introduce children ages 4 and up to the principles of STEAM. The apps nurture their burgeoning engineering skills, taking…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…