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Altair Releases New Inspire 2018 Software, Optimized for 3D Printing

Altair Releases New Inspire 2018 Software, Optimized for 3D Printing

A new year means new software updates, and engineering software developer Altair today announced the release of Inspire 2018. The simulation-driven design software is available through Altair’s solidThinking channel partner network and directly to its HyperWorks user community. Inspire is a powerful yet easy to use generative design/topology optimization and rapid simulation solution for design engineers. It creates and investigates […]

A new year means new software updates, and engineering software developer Altair today announced the release of Inspire 2018. The simulation-driven design software is available through Altair’s solidThinking channel partner network and directly to its...
High-Profile Collaboration in 3D Printing Enhances Market Access, Development: CES 2018 Interview with Techniplas Open Innovation Program Partners

High-Profile Collaboration in 3D Printing Enhances Market Access, Development: CES 2018 Interview with Techniplas Open Innovation Program Partners

CES 2018 drew the tech crowds to Las Vegas last week, including many familiar faces in 3D printing. Highlighted among these in the 3D Printing Marketplace of the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center was Techniplas, which was showcasing several partner companies involved in the recently introduced Techniplas Open Innovation Program. On the […]

CES 2018 drew the tech crowds to Las Vegas last week, including many familiar faces in 3D printing. Highlighted among these in the 3D Printing Marketplace of the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center was Techniplas, which was showcasing several partner...
ParaMatters Introduces Generative Design CogniCAD Platform at CES 2018

ParaMatters Introduces Generative Design CogniCAD Platform at CES 2018

In addition to the new 3D printers, products, materials, and technology that will be showcased at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week, the team of autonomous topology optimization and generative lightweighting design experts at ParaMatters will be releasing its cloud-based CogniCAD platform at the trade show. The cognitive design platform, which is immediately available […]

In addition to the new 3D printers, products, materials, and technology that will be showcased at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week, the team of autonomous topology optimization and generative lightweighting design experts at ParaMatters will be releasing its...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 15, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some aerospace 3D printing, then moving on to business announcements, new releases, and 3D printed art. The European Space Agency has released its first prototype design for a 3D printed satellite, while Northrop Grumman is looking for 3D printing partners to develop metal aerospace parts. Graphene […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some aerospace 3D printing, then moving on to business announcements, new releases, and 3D printed art. The European Space Agency has released its first prototype design for a 3D printed satellite,...
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...
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...
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...
Researchers Improve Upon Trabecular Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill with New Algorithm

Researchers Improve Upon Trabecular Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill with New Algorithm

Whenever someone picks up one of the various 3D prints I have on my desk, they usually exclaim over how light it is. While a lot of that has to do with the fact that all of my prints are pretty small, it’s also thanks to the infill pattern and percentage; for instance, my 3D […]

Whenever someone picks up one of the various 3D prints I have on my desk, they usually exclaim over how light it is. While a lot of that has to do with the fact that all of my prints are pretty small, it’s also thanks to the infill pattern and percentage; for...
MIT CSAIL Researchers Develop Design System for 3D Printing Topology Optimization

MIT CSAIL Researchers Develop Design System for 3D Printing Topology Optimization

Whether they’re inspired by a gold beetle to 3D print a multi-material electronic device, creating programmable soft 3D printing materials for robots and drones, or making it possible to watch 3D movies at home without having to wear 3D glasses, we’re always interested to hear what new innovation the researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and […]

Whether they’re inspired by a gold beetle to 3D print a multi-material electronic device, creating programmable soft 3D printing materials for robots and drones, or making it possible to watch 3D movies at home without having to wear 3D glasses, we’re...
Olaf Diegel's Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Olaf Diegel's Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from plastic 3D printing processes, and Desktop Metal has been making headway with easily removable supports on the metals side, as of today there’s no […]

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from plastic 3D printing processes, and Desktop Metal has been making headway...
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...
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...
Wohlers Associates and Materialise Team Up to Offer Design for Additive Manufacturing Course

Wohlers Associates and Materialise Team Up to Offer Design for Additive Manufacturing Course

It’s almost universally accepted in the 3D printing industry that if you’re going to choose one go-to expert on all things 3D printing, you’d be best off turning to Terry Wohlers and Wohlers Associates. For 22 years, Wohlers and his company have been publishing the Wohlers Report, a definitive guide to the 3D printing industry; […]

It’s almost universally accepted in the 3D printing industry that if you’re going to choose one go-to expert on all things 3D printing, you’d be best off turning to Terry Wohlers and Wohlers Associates. For 22 years, Wohlers and his company have been...
Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing, the new course, is set to introduce participants to the […]

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in...
Topology Optimization Eases Additive Manufacturing Design -- A Few Questions For: Frustum

Topology Optimization Eases Additive Manufacturing Design -- A Few Questions For: Frustum

Frustum and Siemens announced a new partnership at the beginning of this week, as topology optimization comes to NX software customers. While additive manufacturing offers the unique ability to create incredibly complex geometries, the right tools are still necessary for the job in the form of the right software that can make best use of what […]

Frustum and Siemens announced a new partnership at the beginning of this week, as topology optimization comes to NX software customers. While additive manufacturing offers the unique ability to create incredibly complex geometries, the right tools are still necessary...
Frustum's Topology Optimization Comes to Siemens' NX Software in a Partnership Bringing Design Innovation to Additive Manufacturing

Frustum's Topology Optimization Comes to Siemens' NX Software in a Partnership Bringing Design Innovation to Additive Manufacturing

Topology optimization isn’t just a good candidate for your next band name, it’s a critical part of design for additive manufacturing. Innovative production technologies like 3D printing call for innovations in design, as complex geometrical structures never before possible through subtractive methods are being brought to life now, enhancing capabilities across the board for industry. At […]

Topology optimization isn’t just a good candidate for your next band name, it’s a critical part of design for additive manufacturing. Innovative production technologies like 3D printing call for innovations in design, as complex geometrical structures...
Frustum-GrabCAD 3D Printed Quadcopter Challenge Winners Announced

Frustum-GrabCAD 3D Printed Quadcopter Challenge Winners Announced

We’ve seen GrabCAD team up with Stratasys for 3D printing challenges, but this time, the digital manufacturing hub has joined with topology optimization software company Frustum, focused on developing the latest design tools through its Generate software platform, for a joint challenge.  Yesterday, Frustum announced the winners of the Generate-GrabCAD Quadcopter Challenge. The challenge, which was hosted on GrabCAD’s […]

We’ve seen GrabCAD team up with Stratasys for 3D printing challenges, but this time, the digital manufacturing hub has joined with topology optimization software company Frustum, focused on developing the latest design tools through its Generate software...
Materialise and Atos Use Metal 3D Printing to Create Next-Generation Spacecraft Component

Materialise and Atos Use Metal 3D Printing to Create Next-Generation Spacecraft Component

Of all the fields that have been impacted by the rise of 3D printing technology, none has been revolutionized quite like the aerospace industry. Industrial-grade additive manufacturing has enabled a number of space companies to create complex components that were impossible with traditional techniques, and has also helped reduce costs and turnaround times. From SpaceX […]

Of all the fields that have been impacted by the rise of 3D printing technology, none has been revolutionized quite like the aerospace industry. Industrial-grade additive manufacturing has enabled a number of space companies to create complex components that were...
Altair and Airbus APWorks Partner to Offer Industrial 3D Printing Consultation Services

Altair and Airbus APWorks Partner to Offer Industrial 3D Printing Consultation Services

Industrial design, engineering and software development company Altair is announcing that they have formed an ongoing partnership with Airbus‘ 3D printing subsidiary, APWorks. The non-exclusive partnership will allow both companies to offer their joint expertise in the areas of additive manufacturing and design simulation and optimization software to companies looking to integrate 3D printing technology into […]

Industrial design, engineering and software development company Altair is announcing that they have formed an ongoing partnership with Airbus‘ 3D printing subsidiary, APWorks. The non-exclusive partnership will allow both companies to offer their joint expertise...
Robot Bike Company Blends 3D Printed Titanium with Carbon Fiber for R160 Mountain Bike Frame

Robot Bike Company Blends 3D Printed Titanium with Carbon Fiber for R160 Mountain Bike Frame

As someone who considers himself to be an avid cyclist, my calves get butterflies whenever I see or hear about 3D printing technology being utilized by a bicycle manufacturer. The effort has been undertaken on numerous occasions, assisted by some of the most prominent companies in the 3D printing industry. Back in February, Montague Bikes enlisted the […]

As someone who considers himself to be an avid cyclist, my calves get butterflies whenever I see or hear about 3D printing technology being utilized by a bicycle manufacturer. The effort has been undertaken on numerous occasions, assisted by some of the most prominent...
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