Future Manufacturing (Incoming News)

May 24, 2018

Robinz Blog

BiLT ANZ 2018, the biggest ever! | BLAUGI

I am honoured Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) asked me to cover the BiLT Design Conference (former Revit Technology Conference) in Brisbane. The first post is on their blog:

BiLT ANZ, the biggest ever! | BLAUGI

Also look for #BILTANZ tags on my social media



Conference attendance & travel sponsored by Autodesk User Group International

Robin

Sent from Outlook for Android

by RobiNZ at May 24, 2018 11:38 PM

3D Print.com

Thanks to New Partnership, 3DPrinterOS Software Will Now Power KODAK Portrait 3D Printers

One of the top 3D printer software providers, 3DPrinterOS, which recently launched a new 3D printing software bundle with Microsoft Azure, just announced that it will now be powering KODAK Portrait...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 24, 2018 08:37 PM

3D Printed Sugar Scaffolds Could Have an Impact on Bioprinting and Microfluidics

Isomalt is a type of sugar alcohol used to make throat lozenges, but it could do a lot more than soothe sore throats – it could help save lives. One of the most difficult parts of 3D...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 24, 2018 07:40 PM

Fabbaloo

Onshape Spreads Across Companies With Onshape Enterprise

 The geo view from Onshape's new Onshape Enterprise service

The geo view from Onshape's new Onshape Enterprise service

3D CAD service provider Onshape...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 24, 2018 07:00 PM

3D Print.com

New Florida Company Building Robot to Provide County With Affordable, 3D Printed Housing

While I can’t say that 3D printed houses are all the rage for homeowners at this very moment, I’m fairly certain this will change soon. 3D printing in the construction industry is growing...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 24, 2018 06:35 PM

Fabbaloo

Resin Print Recycling Method Invented: Is The Planet Saved?

 A way to recycle a thermoset 3D print material

A way to recycle a thermoset 3D print material

A method has been discovered that allows moderate...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 24, 2018 05:00 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Autonomous Boats Could Reduce Traffic and Self-Assemble into Other Structures

Autonomous cars are becoming a reality, as self-driving vehicles finally begin to leave the concept stage and actually arrive on the streets. It would make sense, then, that autonomous boats...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 24, 2018 04:51 PM

Mouser Presents Latest Empowering Innovation Together Video Series: Grant Imahara Visits KUKA Robotics

Several interesting project challenges, covering technological advances like outer space tools, autonomous cars, smart cities, and drones, have been put forth by celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, of...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 24, 2018 04:00 PM

Remote Management of 3D Printers Through VPNs

Due to massive globalization, business people travel all the time. Both individuals and companies need to share the information on distance. Distant control and access is important for every company....

View the entire article via our website.

by Amélie Blanche at May 24, 2018 03:05 PM

Drum Roll, Please...Designer Creates 3D Printed, Open Source Prosthetic for Amputee Drummer

In high school, college, and for a few years as an adult in a local community band, I played percussion. I was mostly on mallet instruments, such as the chimes, xylophone, marimba, etc. Though I...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 24, 2018 02:09 PM

BMW Concept Car Draws from 3D & 4D, Redesigning Luxury Seats & Safety Mechanisms

So many 3D printed innovations still leave us shaking our heads in amazement. We are continually wowed not only by the resourcefulness of engineers and makers around the world, but also by the...

View the entire article via our website.

by Bridget Butler O'Neal at May 24, 2018 01:20 PM

Fabbaloo

Is It Time For Educators To Upgrade 3D Printing Equipment?

 Is it time to consider upgrading your school's 3D printers? 

Is it time to consider upgrading your school's 3D printers?

It’s nearing the end of...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 24, 2018 01:00 PM

Deadpool’s Mask Shows There’s A Lot More To a Superhero Than Meets The Eye

 Making a superhero mask involves 3D printing

Making a superhero mask involves 3D printing

They may look like sacks of latex over an overpaid...

Read the whole entry... »

by SolidSmack.com at May 24, 2018 09:00 AM

May 23, 2018

Ponoko

Your Guide To Making Electronics Project Boxes

Designing And Laser Cutting Electronics Project Boxes Just Got Easier With This Must-Have Tutorial

You’ve just made something great: It blinks, it whirrs, it speaks in tones, it’s voiced-controlled and it’s “cloud connected” (of course). And now this assembled heap of your own design is waiting on your desk for the final touch.

Whether you are making a product for sale or prototyping your brand’s next show-stopping piece of promotional swag,

The post Your Guide To Making Electronics Project Boxes appeared first on Ponoko.

by DJ Harrigan at May 23, 2018 09:00 PM

3D Print.com

Google of the Future Can Learn All About You...and 3D Print Personalized Objects For Your Own Good

“If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.” I have several friends and family members who have introduced smart technology into their homes by way of Google Assistant...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 23, 2018 08:44 PM

Wires Glasses Bring a New 3D Printed Flair to Eyewear

3D printing has significantly impacted the eyewear industry, allowing manufacturers to create custom frames or even letting customers 3D print their own frames. Several producers of 3D printed...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 23, 2018 07:19 PM

Fabbaloo

Shapeways Improves Post Processing Options, But Where Are They Going?

Shapeways announced several new post printing options, and I think this is a very interesting development....

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 23, 2018 07:00 PM

Objet

Early Career Research In 3D Printing In Medicine

If you are a trainee in medicine (e.g. medical intern, resident, or clinical fellow), or if you earning a degree in the health sciences or biomedical engineering, here is your opportunity to showcase your cutting edge research findings in the journal 3D Printing in Medicine at no cost to you, if selected as one of the top ten papers for journal submission.

Your submission will undergo the normal peer review process and, if selected, will be published in 3D Printing in Medicine in conjunction with the Radiological Society of North America’s 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Normal publication fees for ten invited submissions will be waived, based on an unrestricted educational grant from Stratasys.

Interested trainees can send an abstract directly to the Editor in Chief of 3D Printing in Medicine Dr. Rybicki at frybicki@toh.ca. Include in the subject line of your email: Trainee submission to 3D Printing in Medicine.

The deadline for full submissions is August 1st, 2018.

The post Early Career Research In 3D Printing In Medicine appeared first on Stratasys Blog.

by Mary Christie at May 23, 2018 06:36 PM

3D Print.com

Onshape Speeds Up Design Processes with New Premium Edition of 3D CAD Software Platform

Modern CAD platform Onshape, formed by several former SOLIDWORKS employees, is based entirely in the cloud, making it accessible by computer, tablet, or phone. An i.materialise plugin in 2016 made...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 23, 2018 06:16 PM

Fabbaloo

A 3D Printing Lesson From Jewelry Designers To Industry

 Some amazing 3D printed ceramic jewelry - but what did it take to get there?

Some amazing 3D printed ceramic jewelry - but what did it take to get there?

I'm reading an...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 23, 2018 05:00 PM

3D Print.com

HP Showcases Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Applications, Announces Expanded Partnerships

HP‘s Multi Jet Fusion technology has been spreading to every corner of the industry as the company cements partnerships all over the world. This week in Barcelona at the HP Innovation Summit,...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 23, 2018 04:53 PM

Nova Scotia Surgeons Use 3D Printed Brain Model in Surgical Planning For the First Time

Last spring, Nick Rahr of Canada began experiencing some puzzling dizziness. His doctor conducted a brain scan, and told him that everything was clear, but a few months later Rahr contracted both...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 23, 2018 04:03 PM

NoiseAware Makes Some Noise (But Not Too Much) About Ultimaker 3D Printers

By a certain age, many people have likely either had the police called on them for making too much noise on their properties, or called the police themselves to report their neighbors. It’s...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 23, 2018 03:09 PM

Volkswagen Saves Time with 3D Printed Components During Production of Electric Race Car

3D printing is used often nowadays to help race cars make it over the finish line – preferably in first place and breaking records to boot. Famous automobile manufacturer Volkswagen,...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 23, 2018 02:19 PM

Sculpteo

3D Print.com

Singapore: Researchers Create Reprocessable Thermosets to Eliminate Waste in 3D Printing

As our world becomes more and more environmentally conscious, the topic of how to leave a smaller footprint everywhere we go is a popular one. And 3D printing is no exception as those creating often...

View the entire article via our website.

by Bridget Butler O'Neal at May 23, 2018 01:26 PM

Fabbaloo

The End of an Era? 3D Systems Selling Molding Machines?

 A part freshly 3D printed on 3D Systems' Figure 4 system

A part freshly 3D printed on 3D Systems' Figure 4 system

A quick glance at 3D Systems' marketing...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 23, 2018 01:00 PM

Sculpteo

Fabbaloo

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

HP Hosts Innovation Summit to Highlight 3D Printing Advances

HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology is meant to be one of the processes capable of mass production. After announcing a partnership with JABIL that will see MJF used as a production technology, HP further demonstrated the uses of 3D printing in manufacturing at its HP Innovation Summit in Spain. A robotic gripper 3D printed by Stern 3D, which has 10 MJF 3D printers. (Image courtesy of HP.) At the event, HP announced several new partnerships, as well as new applications ...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at May 23, 2018 06:54 AM

May 22, 2018

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: May 22, 2018

We’ve got both business and medical news to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. PostProcess is expanding its channel partner coverage across North America, while Sciaky has received...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 22, 2018 09:01 PM

Texas Tech Makerspace Group 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand for Eight-Year-Old Spiderman Fan

While makers, hackers, and hobbyists from nearly every country enjoy the benefits of 3D printing, the technology has lent itself to a wide variety of important endeavors. We have followed as NASA has...

View the entire article via our website.

by Bridget Butler O'Neal at May 22, 2018 08:02 PM

3D Printed Simulator Could Help Surgeons Prepare for a Rare and Complex Pediatric Surgery

Premature infants can be afflicted with all sorts of life-threatening conditions; one of those is esophageal atresia, where the esophagus does not connect to the stomach. Instead, the upper esophagus...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 22, 2018 07:05 PM

Fabbaloo

Titomic's Kinetic 3D Printing Process

 The Titomic 3D metal printing system

The Titomic 3D metal printing system

An Australian company is commercializing an unusual 3D...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 22, 2018 07:00 PM

3D Print.com

Case Study: Senior Flexonics Saves 95% on New Heat Exchanger Design with ANSYS 3D Simulation Software

In order to remain competitive on the market, businesses need to be able to develop innovative products, while keeping costs low and efficiency high. Illinois-based Senior Flexonics recently worked...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 22, 2018 06:14 PM

Fabbaloo

The LulzBot Mini 2 Desktop 3D Printer

 The LulzBot Mini 2 desktop 3D printer

The LulzBot Mini 2 desktop 3D printer

Aleph Objects announced the new LulzBot Mini 2 desktop 3D...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 22, 2018 05:00 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Implants Help Reconstruct Man's Face in Pioneering Surgery

When Carlos Askew was born to a drug-addicted mother, he was immediately removed from her care and placed in the custody of the state. In addition to the disadvantageous start he got as a result of...

View the entire article via our website.

by Hannah Rose Mendoza at May 22, 2018 04:48 PM

South Korea Turning World's Oldest Book of Movable Metal Print into 3D Data for Cultural Celebration

I remember the amazement I felt when, three years ago, I got to see the Latin translation of the Gutenberg Bible, known as the Vulgate, on display at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C....

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 22, 2018 03:57 PM

Nanochon Grows Quickly and Offers Healing with 3D Printed Cartilage Implants

Many 3D printing conferences these days have something in common – a startup competition of some sorts. These competitions are often a highlight of conferences as they showcase the promising...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 22, 2018 03:19 PM

Materialise Streamics Improves Additive Manufacturing Production at Hyundai

While one of the greatest services 3D printing has offered to industry everywhere is the ability to make prototypes rapidly and affordably (as well as refining and re-printing at a moment’s notice),...

View the entire article via our website.

by Bridget Butler O'Neal at May 22, 2018 02:19 PM

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition Teaches STEM Students in Dayton About Teamwork, Robots, and 3D Printing

Educational programs and activities for kids offer an invaluable way for the next generation to not only learn about next-generation technologies like 3D printing, but also about teamwork, public...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 22, 2018 01:26 PM

Fabbaloo

Possible Controversy on Thingiverse?

 A 3D printed bladeless fan

A 3D printed bladeless fan

I found an interesting 3D model at Thingiverse, but then something...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 22, 2018 01:00 PM

iMaterialise

5 Essential 3D Modeling Tips for 3D Printed Jewelry

I know that creating a model for 3D printing can be somewhat intimidating. Despite offering you a lot of design freedom, 3D printable models still need to stick to certain design rules. In this blog post we will explain the 5 most important 3D modeling tips to ensure that your jewelry is perfectly 3D printable.

Are you ready to follow the steps of these amazing 3D printing jewelry artists?

These rules are applicable for any orders in gold, silver, bronze, and brass.

1. Maximum Printing Size

The first thing you need to know is that there is a Maximum Printing Size. We can print jewelry in gold, silver, bronze, or brass up to a size of 88 x 88 x 125 mm – so printing bigger pieces like the bracelet in the image below isn’t a problem at all.

desmond-chan-3d-printed-bracelet

Tree in Cross Bracelet by Vulcan Jewelry/Desmond Chan

If you need a bigger print than 88 x 88 x 125 mm in one piece, you can switch to one of the many other materials that we offer. You can find an overview of the maximum 3D printing sizes for all materials here.

Silver rings rabbitt

Running Rabbit Ring by Vulcan Jewlry. Silver

2. Minimum Wall Thickness

Also, the most important thing to keep in mind when creating a 3D model is Minimum Wall Thickness. In 3D printing, wall thickness refers to the distance between one surface of your model and the sheer surface opposite to it. For most of the models printed in gold, silver, bronze, and brass, the minimum wall thickness needs to be between 0.6 and 0.8 mm.

The exact value depends on the material and finish of your choice and can be found in the design guide for each material right here.

For these gold-plated brass cuff-links for example, the designers had to make sure to choose a minimum wall thickness of 0.8 mm. Otherwise, the walls would be too thin and the model wouldn’t be printable.

3d-printed-cufflinks-by-damn

Cufflinks by DAMN x Café Costume

To avoid any deformations in designs with fragile parts or wire structures (see the T-Rex below) we recommend a minimum wall thickness of at least 1 mm.

3d-printed-3d-rex-head

3D-Rex by Octavio Asensio

If you want to learn more about minimum wall thickness, take a look at our tutorial here. Trust us, it’s a really important topic.

3. Minimum Size of Small Details

Another thing to keep in mind is the Minimum Size of Small Details. What I mean by details are the very small decorative parts of your objects, such as embossed or engraved text. The smallest possible feature of your design should be at least 0.35 mm in diameter and 0.4 mm in height. Longer features such as rods should be at least 0.8 mm in diameter, or they might break during the casting.

Gorilla cufflinks in untreated brass

Gorilla cufflinks in untreated brass

4. Hollow Models

Our next tip is about printing hollow models. If you want to design a hollow model make sure to include more than one release hole – ideally you should have a minimum of three. The exact size of the holes depends on the design and the size of the model but you should try to choose 1.5 mm as the minimum size.

The print below is a great example of a hollow object with several large release holes.

hollow-3d-print-in-metal

Decision Spintop by Michael Mueller

If you want to learn more about what hollowing is exactly, take a look at our hollowing tutorial here.

Glam.or.ous Ring by Designeradesigns

5. Grouped Models

The last piece of advice is about avoiding so called ‘grouped models’. When uploading a 3D model to our website, make sure that your file only contains one object. You cannot upload several objects in one and the same file.

If you need several prints of the same file, just upload your file and adjust the ‘quantity counter‘. This will also lead to a nice discount.

3d-model-for-jewelry-design

Reytan Rock'o'clock rings

Reytan Rock’o’clock rings

Please keep in mind that these five modeling tips are only valid for prints in gold, silver, bronze, and brass. You can find more modeling tips for these materials as well as all our other materials in the design guides.

Once your 3D model is ready, simply upload it here, see your instant price quote and let us take care of the production process.

Remember to share your jewelry designs with us on social media with the hashtag #imaterialise.

Jewelry doesn’t finish with precious metals. Discover our favorite 3D-printed jewelry in non-metal materials! Remember to follow the design guidelines for these alternative materials.

 

by Fabian at May 22, 2018 11:37 AM

Fabbaloo

Book of the Week: Polygon Mesh Processing

 Polygon Mesh Processing

Polygon Mesh Processing

This week’s selection is “Polygon Mesh Processing” by Mario...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 22, 2018 09:00 AM

May 21, 2018

3D Print.com

Three Suits of Armor 3D Scanned by Metropolitan Museum of Art for Artist's Public Installation

Normally, the first thing that pops into my head when someone mentions 3D printed suits of armor is the beautiful work by Melissa Ng…unless, of course, we’re talking about armor for cats as...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 21, 2018 09:20 PM

Langhorne Carpet Company Teams Up With ProtoCAM to 3D Print Replacement Jacquard Cylinder

Another business has experienced the benefits of 3D printing with the reproduction of one of its oldest parts. Langhorne Carpet Company (LCC) recently used 3D printing to replace a Jacquard cylinder,...

View the entire article via our website.

by Rich Wetzel at May 21, 2018 08:40 PM

Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster than Ever

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 21, 2018 07:58 PM

Guitars Getting in Tune with 3D Printing

Over the last few years, 3D printing has opened up a wide variety of possibilities for guitar manufacturing. Top manufacturers such as Fender have adopted 3D printing technologies as an integral part...

View the entire article via our website.

by Charles Goulding at May 21, 2018 06:19 PM

Fabbaloo

Secrets of Desktop Metal's Upcoming Production Machine

 A mock up of Desktop Metal's upcoming production 3D metal printer

A mock up of Desktop Metal's upcoming production 3D metal printer

While the eyes of the 3D...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 21, 2018 05:00 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing and Stem Cell Research Advance Treatment for Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in the world, affecting almost nine out of every 1,000 babies born. Michael Davis, Director of the Children’s Heart Research and Outcomes...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 21, 2018 04:49 PM

Russian Amputee Uses 3D Printed Lever to Set New World Record in Deep Sea Diving

3D printing is often called upon to help create assistive devices and prosthetics, so that people with disabilities and amputated limbs can still participate in the activities they enjoy. Earlier...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 21, 2018 04:01 PM

Pacific Pathways: Army Ventures Further into 3D Printing During Experimental Exercises

3D printing and the military go way back—but as this technology has entered the mainstream and grown in popularity exponentially, it is becoming much more common for personnel to enjoy designated...

View the entire article via our website.

by Bridget Butler O'Neal at May 21, 2018 03:19 PM

Partially 3D Printed Device Could Help Detect Credit Card Skimmers

I recently had my credit card information stolen, which was a fun ordeal. I still don’t know how it happened, but it could have been a credit card skimmer installed somewhere, on an ATM or a...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 21, 2018 02:13 PM

Additive Orthopaedics Receives 510(k) Clearance for Patient Specific 3D Printed Bone Segments

It seems like just about every day, we’re learning of new 3D printing innovations in the medical field, from prosthetics and pharmaceuticals to anatomical models, surgical guides, and implants....

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 21, 2018 01:19 PM

Fabbaloo

The Rise of Small Regional 3D Print Services

 Three small regional 3D print services - of many, many more

Three small regional 3D print services - of many, many more

I’ve noticed a bit of trend: the...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 21, 2018 01:00 PM

Design of the Week: Temperature Tower

 The Temperature Tower

The Temperature Tower

This week’s selection is the very useful Temperature Tower by...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 21, 2018 09:00 AM

May 20, 2018

Terry Wohlers

Design for AM in Montreal

Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) is a key to unlocking the power of AM. Neglecting to understand its importance may present a problem for companies hoping to tap into the technology’s potential. It is quite possibly the most challenging piece of the AM puzzle and requires far more than what meets the eye.

To justify the use of AM for production applications, a well-advised company will perform an analysis on the cost to manufacture the design, both conventionally and by AM. Doing so can determine the “breakeven” point of AM versus a conventional method of manufacturing. The effort seeks to determine the volume at which it costs the same to make the part using either method. If you are producing parts up to the breakeven point, AM may be a candidate for production. The higher the breakeven point, the more attractive AM usually becomes.

If a design is not modified for AM, the breakeven point may be too low, meaning that AM is probably not suitable. If a part or assembly is redesigned to take advantage of AM, the breakeven point may be higher, and in some cases, dramatically higher. Consider, for example, the possible economic impact of consolidating many individual parts into one, as shown in the following relatively simple example.

DfAM is the subject of a hands-on course being offered June 12-14, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. Up to 20 practicing professionals will gather to learn the latest tools and methods of part consolidation, topology optimization, lattice structures, and biomimicry. The course will uncover important design rules and guidelines (e.g., thinnest walls and smallest holes possible, depending on the process and material), part orientation, and support material. These elements of design can impact build time, cost, and trial ‘n error. They can result in a reduction in the number of suppliers, manufacturing processes, tooling, inventory, assembly, labor, maintenance, and certification paperwork. Good DfAM tools and methods result in parts that use less material and are lighter in weight, with scrap reduced to a minimum.

Wohlers Associates and the Québec Industrial Research Centre (CRIQ) have partnered to offer this important DfAM course. If you want to benefit from what AM has to offer for production applications, contact Martin Lavoie at dfammtl2018@gmail.com to register for the course.

by Terry Wohlers at May 20, 2018 07:28 PM

3D Print.com

General Public Uses 3D Printing to Make Art Accessible to the General Public

The word “democratization” is often used when it comes to 3D printing. The technology democratizes creation and production, allowing people to create and customize their own products...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 20, 2018 04:19 PM

Fabbaloo

Radio Frequencies: The Forgotten 3D Print Material Property

 Electronic device with 3D printed case - but do the radio waves get through it? 

Electronic device with 3D printed case - but do the radio waves get through it?

How do you...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 20, 2018 09:00 AM

May 19, 2018

3D Print.com

Nissan Unveils New Nissan Rogue Show Car, Complete with 3D Printed Inserts, Ahead of New Star Wars Movie

I’ve lately been feeling conflicted over something I never thought I would – my beloved Star Wars. The question I’ve been asking myself is, when do we cross the line into there...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 19, 2018 06:40 PM

Fabbaloo

BEEVERYCREATIVE About To Launch

 The MELT space-rated 3D printer

The MELT space-rated 3D printer

Many months ago we reported that BEEVERYCREATIVE was developing...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 19, 2018 09:00 AM

May 18, 2018

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: May 18, 2018

We’re starting with some exciting news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving right along into business, events, and research. In Melbourne this week, Titomic has introduced its...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 18, 2018 09:02 PM

Formula Student Team Turns to 3D Printing to Rapidly Produce End-Use Race Car Parts

There’s been an increase in recent years of student racing teams turning to 3D printing to help augment their cars before they hit the track. The annual Formula Student competition, held by the...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 18, 2018 07:54 PM

Sigma Labs Expands into Europe, Granted Patent for Monitoring Additive Manufacturing Processes

Sigma Labs, a quality assurance software company based in New Mexico, is expanding to Europe with a new sales and support team overseas for the first time. In addition, the company has hired Markus...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 18, 2018 06:59 PM

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Smart Hydrogel That Can Walk Underwater and Pick Up Objects

Pairing 3D printing with smart technology has led to some amazing innovations, such as metal parts that can track the performance of machines, windows that can keep your car cool in the sun, and ink...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 18, 2018 06:15 PM

Fabbaloo

How To Keep Up With 3D Printer Updates - Or Not

 A new version of a 3D printer: should you upgrade? 

A new version of a 3D printer: should you upgrade?

It seems that as soon as you acquire a 3D...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 18, 2018 05:00 PM

3D Print.com

Layla the Rhino's Surgery Goes Smoothly Thanks to Some Help from 3D Printing

Layla, a seven-year-old, 2,300-pound black rhino at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, hasn’t been feeling so well lately. Anyone who has ever suffered from an impacted molar, like Layla has been,...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 18, 2018 04:42 PM

Nexa3D and XYZprinting Focus on Manufacturing Solutions in 3D Printing

3D printing speeds aren’t the only fast-moving process for Nexa3D; the company, which introduced the ultra-fast stereolithography NXV 3D printer at CES 2018, had more to show off at the recent...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at May 18, 2018 03:51 PM

Xometry Goes Off the Wall in 3D Printing Materials Experiment to Test Durability

Xometry, an on-demand manufacturing and 3D printing service provider founded in 2014, is advancing manufacturing in the US with its proprietary machine learning-based software platform. This...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 18, 2018 02:47 PM

ASTM Adds New Metal 3D Printing Standards, Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Partner

Metal 3D printing is an extremely fast-growing sector, and as it grows, the need for standards becomes increasingly important. Metal 3D printed parts are being used in markets such as the automotive,...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 18, 2018 01:51 PM

Italian Startup Turns to Metal 3D Printing for Dental Implants with 24-Hour Turnaround

One application where 3D printing continues to increase in use is the dental field. Italian startup Yndetech, which produces high-quality dental implants and devices, purchased its first metal 3D...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 18, 2018 01:04 PM

Fabbaloo

3D Printed Tourniquets: A Signal of Future 3D Print Use?

 Tourniquets ready for packaging. Source: Glia. License: CC-By-SA  

Tourniquets ready for packaging. Source: Glia. License: CC-By-SA
 

An incredible...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 18, 2018 01:00 PM

Sculpteo

Fabbaloo

Hybrid Metal 3D Printer from Made In Space Gets NASA Funding

 An aluminum part made with the VULCAN system during testing. (Image courtesy of Made In Space.)

An aluminum part made with the VULCAN system during testing. (Image courtesy of Made In Space.)

...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 18, 2018 09:00 AM

iMaterialise

Which 3D Printed Resin Is Right for You?

Are you thinking about 3D printing in resin? Would you like to know more about the technology behind 3D printing in resin? Or you just can’t figure out which one of our five resins to choose? Then this blog post is perfect for you!

The Technology: Stereolithography

Stereolithography, the mother of all 3D printing technologies, has been around at Materialise since 1990. It is one of the most widely used 3D printing technologies for plastic 3D models. Instead of using powder or filament, Stereolithography technology uses a liquid resin to produce 3D prints. Since we are dealing with a liquid material, additional support structure is necessary for overhanging parts and cavities.

stereolithography-3d-printing

The 3D printing process takes place in a large tank filled with liquid resin. To start the process, a layer of UV-sensitive liquid polymer is spread over a platform. Then, by applying a UV laser, selective parts of the liquid are hardened, depending on where the laser beam strikes. The remaining material in the tank stays liquid. In the next step, the platform, together with the model, is lowered, making room for the next layer of polymer to be drawn on top of the previous one. Again, the laser beam is applied to harden selective parts of the liquid material.

This process is repeated until the model is finished. The required supports (for overhanging parts and cavities) are automatically generated and once the entire process is done, the model can be raised out of the tank and the supports are manually removed.

5 Different 3D Printed Resins

The main advantages of our 3D printed resins are smooth surfaces, high-quality, detailed prints and a huge variety of finishing and post-processing possibilities. But let’s take a look at each of the five 3D printed resins in depth.

Standard Resin

Our most recently added resin is Standard Resin. It is a material that offers great quality at a low price, making it the ideal low-budget material. It is available with or without support; the support can be manually removed with tools and sanding paper. Standard Resin has a high level of detail, it is translucent, feels smooth to the touch and is easy to paint and post-process.

3d-printed-standard-resin

Dino Rider in Standard Resin by Bert De Niel.

Gray Resin

Gray Resin, previously known as Prime Gray, is a very smooth resin, much smoother than almost all other 3D printing materials, and easy to paint. The standard finish comes in Natural Gray (Air Force Gray), but in total there are nine finishing colors to choose from: white, black, blue, green, yellow, gray, red, orange and brown. However, you can also paint it yourself. We’ve got just the right tutorial for you here.

As you can read on this article, Gray Resin is the perfect material to 3D print figurines.

 

“Strong Bot” 3D Printed in Gray Resin and hand-painted by Onorio

Mammoth Resin

The main advantage of our Mammoth Resin material is that you can print in huge sizes: 2100x700x800mm. And it comes with the same high quality and smoothness as the other resins. So, if you want to print a large piece, hesitate no longer and choose our Mammoth Resin. Discover our favorite Mammoth Resin designs on this article.

Bike Frame in Mammoth Resin by James Novak.

Bike Frame in Mammoth Resin by James Novak.

Transparent Resin

As the name already reveals, Transparent Resin is the material of your choice if you want to print in a transparent material. The material is water-resistant by nature and ideal for smaller models that need a smooth, high-quality, transparent surface.

Learn how to get the perfect Transparent 3D print and get inspired by this amazing cathedral printed in transparent resin.

3D Printed Transparent Resin

3D Printed Transparent Resin

High-Detail Resin

Finally, our last resin, High-Detail Resin, doesn’t use stereolithography, but instead uses a 3D printing technology called PolyJet. So how does this work? It jets ultra-thin layers of resin onto a building platform. Each layer is immediately hardened by UV light. This process is continued layer by layer until the model is completed.

Again, supports are necessary for complicated geometries, which can be removed by hand or water jetting once the printing process is finished. If you need a small model with an enormous level of detail and a smooth surface, choose our High-Detail Resin.

3d printed high detail resin

Animation Figure in 3D Printed High Detail Resin by Hanne Maes

Are you convinced that Resins are the way to go? Are you looking for a smooth material that focuses heavily on a high quality-price ratio, that is easily paintable or features large sizes, transparency or high details? Don’t look any further and choose your ideal resin.

Upload your 3D model, pick the material of choice and turn your idea into reality.

Don’t forget to read the design guidelines for each 3D printed resin to make the most of your 3D prints!

by Erlinde at May 18, 2018 08:17 AM

3Ders

Surgeons use 3D printing for two-year-old life-saving, complex kidney transplant

Surgeons at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, are using 3D printing technology to improve the success rates of life-saving, complex organ transplantation in young children. This is exemplified in the case of two-year-old Dexter Clark, who was born with severe kidney problem recently received a larger-than-average kidney from his father, Brendan Clark.

May 18, 2018 07:16 AM

May 17, 2018

3D Print.com

Building Momentum Trains Marines in 3D Printing

Building Momentum is a veteran-owned technology development and consulting company based in Alexandria, Virginia. Founder and CEO Brad Halsey formed the company after he found himself utilizing 3D...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 17, 2018 08:40 PM

R&D Aspects of 3D Printing Chocolate

It is no secret that chocolate is a universally loved food. In fact, the average American eats over nine pounds of chocolate per year. Since 2013, both 3D printing companies and chocolate companies...

View the entire article via our website.

by Charles Goulding at May 17, 2018 07:42 PM

Frustum Expands with New Executive Hires and Larger Headquarters After Successful First Quarter

More and more companies are utilizing generative design software, which uses an algorithm to generate design suggestions based on a certain set of parameters. These results are often organic in...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 17, 2018 07:04 PM

Fabbaloo

PolyMaker's Automotive Venture

 The XEV LSEV is powered by PolyMaker materials

The XEV LSEV is powered by PolyMaker materials

3D print materials provider PolyMaker has struck...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 17, 2018 07:00 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing Aids in Transplanting a Kidney from Father to Toddler Son

Each year, over 2.4 million patients in acute and specialist hospital and community services are treated through Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of the largest NHS trusts in...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 17, 2018 06:21 PM

Fabbaloo

Another Continuous Fiber 3D Printing System, With More Options

 The Continuous Composites 3D printing system

The Continuous Composites 3D printing system

We’re looking at the technology of Continuous...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 17, 2018 05:00 PM

3D Print.com

Desktop Metal is "Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology" as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you can call a two-level booth in an...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at May 17, 2018 04:32 PM

Milling Around

Tormach Hits the Bay Area

If you haven’t heard, the Bay Area Maker Faire is this weekend in San Mateo, California, and we’re going to be there. Here at Tormach, we’re always pushing for new product development ...

by Chris Fox at May 17, 2018 04:00 PM

3D Print.com

Immensa Technology Labs Offers 3D Printing Inventory Digitalization Solution to CCC

Immensa Technology Labs was founded in 2016 as the first privately owned company in the United Arab Emirates to specialize in 3D printing. In 2017, the company launched the first 3D printing facility...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 17, 2018 03:45 PM

Algorithms and 3D Printing Can Be Used to Create Realistic Nasal Prostheses

While it’s a shock to lose any body part, psychological impact runs especially deep when a part of the face, like the nose, is impacted, as it’s so visible and so ingrained as a part of...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 17, 2018 02:53 PM

3Ders

Arevo makes 3D-printed bike frame, names new CEO, $12.5M funding round

Arevo Inc, a Silicon Valley startup with backing from the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency has produced what it says is the world&aposs first carbon fiber bicycle with 3D printed frame.

May 17, 2018 02:53 PM

Objet

Celebrating Student Innovation And The Design Process With AET Labs And GrabCAD

In today’s technology-driven classrooms where student innovation is highlighted, text books have been replaced with Chromebooks, classroom designs are flexible and modular and hands-on, project-based learning (PBL) has become the new standard teaching method.

Educators agree that students exposed to PBL tend to be more engaged, have improved attendance and test scores, heightened social and emotional skills and develop essential soft skills which will help them to succeed in a rapidly-changing world.

You needn’t look further than a fab lab for evidence to support this. The modern fab lab is a shared space equipped with digital fabrication tools, hand tools and other resources students and teachers need to take the design process from idea to iteration to a finished, fully-functioning product with real-world applications.

Fab labs are inclusive environments that foster collaboration across multi disciplines. It’s not uncommon to see students from STEM, architecture, art, ELA and even business programs working side by side designing, mentoring and supporting one another. Together students learn that failure is not only acceptable but a necessary and healthy part of the design process – for it’s in these defining “aha” moments that the deepest learning occurs.

Educational technology specialists and our partners in Essex, MA, AET Labs, honors the impactful work of the New England STEM community each spring at Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a dual STEM event. Dig it. Fab it. Make it. combines a Fab Lab & Makerspace Expo for educators with the New England Extreme Redesign Student 3D Printing Challenge. Co-sponsored with GrabCAD, this unique showcase features cutting-edge STEM technologies, hands-on learning labs, lively discussion and extraordinary student innovation.

This year’s guests were treated to a stimulating keynote presentation by Skylar Tibbits, inventor of 4D printing, Director of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab and notable Ted Talk fellow, on the fascinating future and positive impact of 4D printing. We also heard inspiring stories of women and girls making strides in the STEM field using 3D printing from Gina Scala, Stratasys’ Director of Global Marketing for Education.

Once again, the students stole the show with their forward-thinking, innovative redesign projects. Emily Stys from Pentucket Regional High School in West Newbury, MA took top honors for her 3D Printed ACL Dog Brace. Inspired while prospecting Xavier University by its MakerBot Innovation Center and a community canine prosthetic project, Emily was motivated by a desire to help her teacher’s dog Izzy heal from a debilitating ACL injury.

After consulting with veterinarians and orthopedic surgeons Emily took her design ideas to her school’s makerspace and, several iterations later, produced an elegant, cost-effective, fully-functioning brace that allows Izzy pain-free mobility. For her efforts, Emily took home a MakerBot 3D printer for her school, an online STEM scholarship valued at $1000 from Southern New Hampshire University, a slick 3D printed trophy and some serious bragging rights. Congratulations, Emily!

Other big winners include a 3D Printed Electric Guitar designed by Windsor High School, CT student Aura Sofia Cardona and a Makerspace Drone Design by last year’s winning team from Arlington High School in Arlington, MA. Click here for a full recap of the day’s events.

The Extreme Redesign Challenge is a great way to integrate the design process into your classroom. Interested in competing in 2019? Go to the official Extreme Redesign website for contest rules and deadlines.

How will your students reshape the world through design?

The post Celebrating Student Innovation And The Design Process With AET Labs And GrabCAD appeared first on Stratasys Blog.

by Samantha Graham at May 17, 2018 02:29 PM

3D Print.com

AREVO Advances in 3D Printing with New CEO, Series B Funding, 3D Printed Bike

AREVO has always been a company that thinks outside the box. The startup, based in Silicon Valley, is known for its six-axis robotic additive manufacturing platform for the creation of composite...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 17, 2018 02:17 PM

SME Hosting Additive Manufacturing Applications Seminar in Pittsburgh

SME, the nonprofit organization responsible for many great manufacturing industry events, such as SOUTH-TEC, WESTEC, and the annual RAPID + TCT exhibit and conference, does its part to support 3D...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 17, 2018 01:31 PM

Fabbaloo

The ExOne Innovent+ 3D Printer

 The ExOne Innovent+ 3D metal printer

The ExOne Innovent+ 3D metal printer

ExOne made is mostly known for their larger equipment, but...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 17, 2018 01:00 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Arevo Looks to Take on Carbon Fiber 3D Printing with New Funding and CEO

The composites market is ripe for disruption, given the time, labor and cost required to produce composite parts. It’s no surprise then that several 3D printing companies are going after that market with a primary focus on the reigning royalty of composites: carbon fiber. This unique bike features a cantilever frame 3D-printed using carbon fiber reinforcement from Arevo. (Image courtesy of Arevo.) Among those vying for a piece of the pie is Silicon Valley’s Arevo, which has dev...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at May 17, 2018 12:01 PM

Doctor Deploys 3D-Printed Tourniquets During Gaza Protests

Right now, doctors at hospitals in the besieged Palestinian territory of Gaza are working to repair the wounds of protestors injured by Israeli Defense Forces this week. Among those injured is one such doctor: Tarek Loubani. 3D-printed tourniquets made by Dr. Loubani and the Glia team. (Image courtesy of Glia.) Dr. Loubani’s Glia Project previously developed a 3D-printed stethoscope, which received clinical validation and could be fabricated forjust $0.30. By 3D printing the stethosc...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at May 17, 2018 11:41 AM

Fabbaloo

Autodesk SketchBook Is Now Totally Free For Everybody

 Sketchbook is now completely free!

Sketchbook is now completely free!

Autodesk’s SketchBook program, which serves as a...

Read the whole entry... »

by SolidSmack.com at May 17, 2018 09:00 AM

3Ders

OHSU, UCF Limbitless Solutions launch first U.S. clinical trial of 3D-printed prosthetics for children

The team at Limbitless Solutions is partnering with researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) on a clinical trial that will determine whether the devices will be covered by insurance.

May 17, 2018 07:39 AM

May 16, 2018

3D Print.com

Markforged Sharpens Focus on Best-Fit Applications in 3D Printing

Metal is ‘on fire’ right now in additive manufacturing as technologies continue to progress; the segment has been a major feature at industry events lately, and the recent RAPID + TCT was...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at May 16, 2018 09:25 PM

Limbitless Solutions Launches First Clinical Trial in the US of 3D Printed Bionic Prosthetic Arms for Children

Nonprofit organization Limbitless Solutions is on a mission to empower kids through its creative and fun, but still functional, 3D printed bionic arm prosthetics. Now the organization, which got its...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 16, 2018 08:39 PM

3D Bioprinted Brain Tumors Help Researchers Gain Ground on Aggressive Form of Cancer

One of the most aggressive forms of brain tumor is the high-grade glioma, or GBM. Patients diagnosed with these tumors have a median survival time of about 15 months, or just five to seven months for...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 16, 2018 07:50 PM

Fabbaloo

Was There Really "Consumer Indifference" To 3D Printers?

 Consumers do not need giant, multicolored #3DBenchys

Consumers do not need giant, multicolored #3DBenchys

I’m reading a story suggesting that it...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 16, 2018 07:00 PM

3D Print.com

Learn 3D Printing in Aerospace, Construction, Consumer Goods, and Other Industries: Sneak Peek of Our Speaker Lineup

Learn the latest innovations in additive manufacturing in various industries in our online conference 3D Printing in Aerospace, Construction, Consumer Goods, and Other Industries, June 5-7. With...

View the entire article via our website.

by Caitlin McKinney at May 16, 2018 06:53 PM

FlashForge Users Now Offered More 3D Printing Options with Simplify3D Partnership

Simplify3D is one of the most popular brands of 3D slicing software, and released its most recent version less than a year ago. It’s compatible with a wide range of 3D printers, and now users...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 16, 2018 06:12 PM

Fabbaloo

Sinterit Scales Up With The Lisa 2 SLS 3D Printer

 Sinterit's new Lisa 2 desktop SLS 3D printer

Sinterit's new Lisa 2 desktop SLS 3D printer

Sinterit announced a larger SLS 3D printer, the...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 16, 2018 05:00 PM

3D Print.com

We Need to Open Up This Industry to Deliver the Potential of Additive Manufacturing: A Conversation with Solvay

Solvay has been advancing its presence in the additive manufacturing industry. The company, with a tagline of “asking more from chemistry,” recognizes the importance of 3D printing, as...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at May 16, 2018 04:21 PM

Sculpteo

3D Print.com

Tundra-M Drone Prototype Flies High Thanks to CRP Technology's 3D Printing and Windform Materials

Italy-based CRP Technology, part of the larger CRP Group, has used its versatile Windform composite materials and SLS 3D printing technology to manufacture everything from masks and golf drivers to...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 16, 2018 02:42 PM

3Ders

Nanfang Additive Manufacturing EBM metal 3D printing used for oil and gas pipelines for the first time

Nanfeng Co., Ltd announced that its subsidiary Nanfang Additive Manufacturing Technology Co,.Ltd reached an agreement with the Tubular Goods Research Institute of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for a development project for special fittings, which will make use of additive manufacturing. The two sides have signed a contract for joint technology development.

May 16, 2018 02:19 PM

Sculpteo

3D Print.com

Formlabs Releases Ceramic Resin, Nervous System 3D Prints Beautiful Jewelry with It

Compared to other materials like plastic and metal, ceramics are still relatively new to 3D printing. Like any new material, they started out by being pricey and tricky to 3D print, but they’ve...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 16, 2018 01:04 PM

Fabbaloo

Formlabs Introduces Ceramic Resin and Changes Everything

 There will be ceramic objects coming out of your Form 2 3D printer soon

There will be ceramic objects coming out of your Form 2 3D printer soon

Formlabs formally...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 16, 2018 01:00 PM

3D Print.com

International Consortium Delivers New Microgravity 3D Printer Prototype to European Space Agency

The majority of our planet is on a race to the outer regions of space, and it’s a well-known fact now that 3D printing can help us remain there for longer periods of time. Over two years...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 16, 2018 12:19 PM

Sculpteo

3Ders

Titomic launches worlds largest 3D metal printer in Melbourne

Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic today announces the launch of the world’s &aposlargest&apos metal 3D metal printer at its state of the art facility in Melbourne, Australia. Based on traditional cold spray technologies, the new 3D printing process can print on a 9 m long x 3 m wide x 1.5 m high scale.

May 16, 2018 11:08 AM

3D Print.com

Sinterit Scales Up with the New Lisa 2 3D Printer

A few years ago, Sinterit introduced the Lisa, a desktop SLS 3D printer that promised to make selective laser sintering 3D printing technology accessible to anyone. The Lisa lived up to that promise,...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 16, 2018 10:01 AM

iMaterialise

Turning Mathematics into Colorful 3D-Printed Art

Francesco de Comité is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Lille (France). He has a degree in Maths and a PhD in Computer Science, and his research focuses on the representation of mathematical concepts in real life with renders, 3D prints or ‘physical objects’.

He started working in this field nearly 10 years ago, first by making 2D renders of math objects. But after these first attempts, he realised the need to go further with his research.

mathematics-3d-printing

Triakis Ikosahedron. First attempts by De Comité at 3D figures

“If you want to understand a mathematical object by means of 2D views, you have to produce a lot of 2D renders or an animation.”

Then I began to look at the possibilities brought by 3D printing. Handling a 3D object allows you to see all its aspects at the same time,” Francesco explains about his first experiences with 3D printing.

His 3D printing often begins with a programming challenge. “In general, I want to make mathematics tangible, by letting people manipulate the objects. 3D printing is often the only tool to build very difficult or nearly impossible objects.”

Multicolor-plus.-mathematics

Shell designed by Francesco de Comité and 3D printed in Multicolor+

“In general, I want to make mathematics tangible, by letting people manipulate the objects. 3D printing is often the only tool to build very difficult or nearly impossible objects.”

The beauty of mathematics

All Francesco’s objects are the result of procedural work: they are all programmed at a very low level, using Python within Blender or Grasshopper and C++ within Rhino.

3D-printing-multicolor-plus

Mathematics, art and 3D prinitng in a shell

The programming part of the job is the more important phase because here is where the mathematical concepts are coded, tested and improved. The result of his work is always a beautiful piece of art: “Art is just a by-product, the beauty comes from the maths behind”, explains De Comité.

“Art is just a by-product, the beauty comes from the maths behind”

3D printing mathematical figures in Multicolor+

One of the 3D printing projects that Francesco is working on at the moment are 3D-printed shells, designed with the help of mathematics. This idea is nothing new, but with the help of 3D printing, Francesco can go a step further.

A century ago, D’Arcy Thompson, the pioneer of mathematical biology, described how the shape of a seashell is the result of a closed curve rotating in a spiral around an axis, while growing in size.

Thirty years ago, Hans Meinhardt also showed in his book, ‘The Algorithmic Beauty of Seashells’, how the patterns decorating seashells can be described with simple differential equations, as Alan Turing did previously from a more general scope.

3D_printing_mathematics

3D printing and mathematics

None of them had 3D printing tools available during their time but De Comité does: “I was feeling that I could now gather both approaches in a synthetic work, and write programs for 3D-printed decorated seashells. I also wanted to write a single program that could represent all, or at least a large part, of the existing seashells. The task is quite successful now, even if I still need to acquire some practice.”

The advantages of new, full-color 3D printing

Multicolor+ was a great discovery for Francesco and his 3D-printed shells. Other full-color 3D printers on the market make models which are bigger and heavier than normal shells, especially because they require a minimum wall thickness of 3mm, which is far thicker than real seashells.

3d-printing-multicolor+

With Multicolor+ is possible to print thinnest walls and detailed designs

“Since Multicolor+ only asks for 1mm wall thickness, I can design a model three times smaller and 27 times less heavy. Much closer to the size of real seashells!” specifies De Comité.

He recommends respecting the wall thickness as the main trick to get the perfect Multicolor+ 3D print.

Since Multicolor+ only asks for 1mm wall thickness, I can design a model three times smaller and 27 times less heavy

Apart from the shells, he has also designed and printed other mathematical figures such as anamorphoses and cardioidal variations.

cardiodial_designs

Cardioidal variation designs by  Francesco De Comité

Keep an eye on Francecso De Comite’s work with shells because he is improving his designs and even working on the Murex shell’s complex spikes.

Are you impressed by Francesco’s mathematical figures in Multicolor+? You can also get the perfect 3D print in full color by following these tips and tricks.

Once your designs are ready you just have to upload them to our online 3D printing platform and get an instant quote for your prints.

If you are not such an advanced designer, you can start step by step with this 3D design tutorial for beginners.

3D printing in Multicolor+

Follow our tutorial in Multicolor+ for beginners

Mathematical figures and shells are not the only thing you can 3D print with Multicolor+. Discover all the possibilities of this brand new technology!

by Aura Farrando at May 16, 2018 09:50 AM

Fabbaloo

May 15, 2018

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: May 15, 2018

There are several new launches to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a new sustainable 3D printing steel powder project. Jabil has begun its digital future initiative, and...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 15, 2018 09:10 PM

Win Free PLA From Industrial 3D in Our Latest 3D Printing Giveaway!

It’s that time again – time for a new giveaway! This year we’ve given away Amazon gift cards and lasers to turn your 3D printer into a laser cutter, and now we’re turning our...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 15, 2018 07:57 PM

Women in 3D Printing Expands with New Meetup Chapters in Europe, North America

It’s not always easy being a woman in the 3D printing industry, or indeed any science or technology field. These fields have been traditionally geared towards men, and it’s taken extra...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 15, 2018 07:23 PM

CNC Cookbook

Migrating to a new Hosting Service

Hey CNC’ers: Just a heads up to let you know we’re migrating CNCCookbook to a new Hosting Service (Kinsta.com). We’re doing this to increase the site’s speed. Our old provider just hasn’t been keeping up and it’s time we got things going faster for you. We expect the transition to be pretty painless, but in […]

The post Migrating to a new Hosting Service appeared first on CNCCookbook: Be A Better CNC'er.

by cncdivi at May 15, 2018 07:00 PM

Fabbaloo

Now Available: High Temperature Carbon Reinforced Filament

 A 3D print made from carbon reinforced PEKK material from German RepRap

A 3D print made from carbon reinforced PEKK material from German RepRap

Carbon fiber...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 15, 2018 07:00 PM

3D Print.com

Dutch Army and DiManEx Announce Initiative to 3D Print Spare Parts

A new cooperation between the Material Stock Logistic Command of the Dutch Army and DiManEx will help solve a widespread problem of sourcing and reproducing legacy parts. The agreement became...

View the entire article via our website.

by Rich Wetzel at May 15, 2018 06:32 PM

Fabbaloo

Simplify3D Extends Partnerships to Simplify 3D Printing

 Easy to use Flashforge 3D printers in Simplify3D

Easy to use Flashforge 3D printers in Simplify3D

Simplify3D announced a new partnership with...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 15, 2018 05:00 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Tourniquets Deployed During Gaza Protests

Since the end of March, Palestinian protests have been held in the Gaza Strip to demand that Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to Israel, and also to protest the blockade of the Gaza Strip by...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 15, 2018 04:48 PM

Milling Around

5 Ways Your Shop Is Inefficient

In today’s ultra-competitive industry, every machine shop seeks even the slightest edge to gain an advantage on their competition and boost their bottom line. However, what many machinists don’t know is ...

by Harvey Performance at May 15, 2018 04:30 PM

3D Print.com

New Multi-Material Bioprinting Technique Advances On-Demand Complex Tissue 3D Printing

Advances continue to be made in the progressive field of bioprinting, pushing toward increased ability to 3D print human tissue. A study completed by a collaboration of researchers from UCLA, Brigham...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 15, 2018 04:07 PM

New Developments in Acrylate Oligomers for 3D Printing

The expansion of 3D printing into rapid manufacturing applications and strong market demand for next-generation oligomers has been coupled with an increased demand for materials with a wide variety...

View the entire article via our website.

by James Aerykssen at May 15, 2018 03:15 PM

Honeywell Engineers Take on Industrial 3D Printing to Create Strong, Lightweight Parts in Metal

I took an overnight flight recently from Colorado to the East Coast. In the wee hours, the lights were dimmed and most of the passengers slept; however, in all my growing excitement to see family and...

View the entire article via our website.

by Bridget Butler O'Neal at May 15, 2018 02:19 PM

3D Printing Resources: Stratasys Offers Four New Free White Papers for Download

At 3DPrint.com, we’ve been working to introduce more and more helpful educational resources alongside daily news and industry insights about 3D printing. These resources include white papers...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 15, 2018 01:15 PM

Fabbaloo

How to Make Impossible Objects

 How could this impossible object be 3D printed? 

How could this impossible object be 3D printed?

3D printers are well known for their ability to...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 15, 2018 01:00 PM

3Ders

GM using Autodesk software, 3D printing, AI and cloud computing for vehicle lightweighting

General Motors is using generative design software, 3D printing, AI and cloud computing to introduce the next generation of vehicle lightweighting. General Motors has described "the technologies are key to developing efficient and lighter alternative propulsion and zero emission vehicles."

May 15, 2018 12:55 PM

Objet

Innovations In Composite Materials Take Center Stage At SAMPE 2018

SAMPE’s 2018 spring technical conference and exhibition is right around the corner, taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center, in Long Beach, CA from May 21-24.  Professionals from throughout the advanced materials and composites industry attend SAMPE’s conference to find new solutions, learn about the technology that will shape future projects, and engage in meaningful face-to-face networking opportunities, since it’s the only event exclusively dedicated to advanced materials and processes in the North America. The opening keynote, History and Future of Composite Materials will be hosted by Carmelo Lo Faro, the president of Solvay Composite Materials.  He will discuss the evolution of composites over the last 30 years, and give some insight into where he predicts the industry is headed in the near and distant future.

Stratasys At SAMPE 2018

Photo: http://www.longbeachcc.com/calendar/2018-international-symposium-exhibition-sampe/

We will also be in attendance this year offering a variety of opportunities to connect with some of our subject matter experts on all things composites. Timothy Schniepp, our Senior Director – Composites Solutions, will be appearing as a part of a panel discussion on the topic Emerging Capabilities in and Applications for Fiber Reinforced Polymer Additive Manufacturing. This discussion will center around the significant progress that has recently been made in maturing polymer based additive manufacturing processes that include fiber reinforcement.  In addition to the panel, you’ll also be able to connect with our some of our applications engineers who are also giving presentations that feature some of our strongest composites case studies featuring Falcon Jet and Santa Cruz Bikes. A bike created by Santa Cruz Bikes will also be on display in our booth, J26, if you want to check it out in person and see for yourself the amazing things that forward thinking companies are using composites to innovate.

Ahead of SAMPE 2018, we are excited to start the conversation around how additive manufacturing can have an impact on tooling applications with a live webinar panel discussion.  This live event will be taking place Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT.  You can register to attend the webinar here. 

The post Innovations In Composite Materials Take Center Stage At SAMPE 2018 appeared first on Stratasys Blog.

by Carrie Wyman at May 15, 2018 12:54 PM

3Ders

SodaStream auctions water bottles with fancy 3D printed hats in honor of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle royal wedding

The wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle is due to take place on this Saturday 19 May 2018 at Windsor Castle in England. In celebration of the Royal couple&aposs dedication to the fight against single-use plastic bottles, Israeli sparkling water manufacturer Sodastream announced on Tuesday that it was launching a set of exclusive limited-edition bottles sporting miniature “hats”. Each of the five original hat designs is inspired by an iconic look that was previously worn by female royals.

May 15, 2018 10:09 AM

Fabbaloo

Book of the Week: The Diamond Age

 The Diamond Age

The Diamond Age

This week’s selection is “The Diamond Age: or A Young Lady's Illustrated...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 15, 2018 09:00 AM

3Ders

Researchers develop 3D printer that can make complex body tissues

Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a technique that uses a specially adapted 3D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. They are hoping the on-demand 3D printing of complex skin-like tissues could be used in transplants and other surgeries in the near future.

May 15, 2018 06:28 AM

May 14, 2018

Ponoko

Finding Empowerment Through Selling Etsy Jewelry

Maker Galactic Affair Represents People Who Want To Revolt Against Fast Fashion

Like many kids, Rachel Buske grew up playing video games and watching sci-fi movies, and she unleashed her creativity by making costumes out of staples and felt. Owning a small business certainly wasn’t on her young mind.

But after attending college and entering the workforce, something changed. She needed a new creative outlet. One that was inspired by the things she loved growing up.

The post Finding Empowerment Through Selling Etsy Jewelry appeared first on Ponoko.

by Lisa Horn at May 14, 2018 10:28 PM

3D Print.com

ORNL Collaboration Results in 3D Printed Target for Producing Important Medical Isotope

3D printing is increasingly finding use in the manufacture all sorts of end-use products, but it can also lend a hand to researchers on the way to reaching a final goal. A good example of this is a...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 14, 2018 09:04 PM

A Look Inside DWS' XPRO S 3D Printer

As customers gain awareness of solutions’ availability, they are increasingly seeking specific technologies to meet their needs. Among the many companies exhibiting at the recent RAPID + TCT,...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at May 14, 2018 08:08 PM

3D Printed Robot Goes for an Unnerving Jog in the Park

Many of us are sharing our living spaces with robots these days, whether they’re named Siri, Alexa, or DJ Roomba. We’re not quite at the Jetsons level yet, though, of having humanoid...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 14, 2018 07:19 PM

Canadian Government Invests in Adaptiiv and Its 3D Printed, Patient-Specific Boluses

To make sure that cancer patients are getting the full strength of their radiation treatment directed exactly where it is most needed, a device called a bolus can be used to “shape” the treatment to...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 14, 2018 06:36 PM

Another First in India: 3D Printed Titanium Implant Helps Man Regain Mobility

Amit Bhanot of India was, in his own words, “a perfectly normal kid who enjoyed bicycling, playing cricket and other sports” until 1991, when he began feeling a sharp pain in his groin...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 14, 2018 05:13 PM

Fabbaloo

Radical Developments at Cosine Additive

 One of Cosine Additive's beastly 3D printers

One of Cosine Additive's beastly 3D printers

Cosine Additive is one of the few 3D printer...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 14, 2018 05:00 PM

3D Print.com

Titomic Brings Kinetic Fusion 3D Printing to Marine Sector with New Fincantieri Agreement

Over the last several months, Australia-based metal 3D printing company Titomic has been keeping busy, announcing new executives and collaborations with both a mining and oil & gas engineering...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 14, 2018 04:04 PM

Identify3D Continues to Identify Opportunities in 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing

As additive manufacturing continues to make its way into more global operations across a broader variety of verticals, increasing attention is being paid to the business implications of digitization....

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at May 14, 2018 03:15 PM

Robot Builds IKEA Furniture Using 3D Camera, Grippers, and Force Sensors

The wonder that is IKEA has brought us many delights over the years – beautifully decorated showrooms, those tasty Swedish meatballs, and mostly easy to build furniture that, if not itself 3D...

View the entire article via our website.

by Sarah Saunders at May 14, 2018 02:35 PM

Boeing Protects Its 3D Printed Intellectual Property with Assembrix Software

Boeing is heavily involved in 3D printing, using multiple vendors to 3D print parts for aircraft such as the Dreamliner. But with such collaboration comes risk. While the vendors themselves may be...

View the entire article via our website.

by Clare Scott at May 14, 2018 01:48 PM

Fabbaloo

3DPrinterOS Rides the Azure Train

 Word cloud of 3D printers currently supported by 3DPrinterOS

Word cloud of 3D printers currently supported by 3DPrinterOS

3DPrinterOS announced an...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 14, 2018 01:00 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Six 3D Printing Companies Changing the Future of Humans in Space

As we head past atmospheric levels of CO2 beyond 410ppm and planetary temperatures 1.5C (2.7F) above preindustrial levels, some firms are looking to the stars for a new civilization and fresh business opportunities. To get there, these businesses will need new technologies, such as additive manufacturing (AM). Here are just 6 companies currently leveraging 3D printing to change the way that humans will get to and operate in space. Made In Space Perhaps one of the most well-known 3D printing fi...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at May 14, 2018 12:45 PM

Fabbaloo

Design of the Week: Bounce Necklace

 The Bounce Necklace - and it most certainly does

The Bounce Necklace - and it most certainly does

This week’s selection is the animated Bounce...

Read the whole entry... »

by General Fabb at May 14, 2018 09:00 AM

May 13, 2018

CNC Cookbook