Future Manufacturing (Incoming News)

September 22, 2018

Fabbaloo

Surprise: Prusa Announces Resin 3D Printer, The SL1

 The new Prusa SL1 resin 3D printer, with its associated wash / cure station [Source: Prusa]

The new Prusa SL1 resin 3D printer, with its associated wash / cure station [Source: Prusa]

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by General Fabb at September 22, 2018 05:14 PM

The Unusual Science of 3D Printed Motion

 Capturing - and 3D printing - motion! [Source: MIT]

Capturing - and 3D printing - motion! [Source: MIT]

Researchers at MIT have come up with an...

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by General Fabb at September 22, 2018 04:34 PM

3D Print.com

Josef Prusa Releases A Resin 3D Printer the SL1 for $1599

Josef Prusa is the most well-known 3D printer designer in the world. His RepRap designs have become reference designs in the 3D printing community. The Prusa Mk3/i3 is probably the world’s most...

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by Joris Peels at September 22, 2018 02:15 PM

3D Printing News Briefs: September 22, 2018

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got the speaker lineup for next month’s NAMIC Global Additive Manufacturing Summit in Singapore. Prusa and Cincinnati Incorporated are both...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 22, 2018 03:40 AM

September 21, 2018

3D Print.com

3D Printing Keeps Navy Ships Up and Running for Minimal Cost

3D printing has become a bigger part of life in the United States Navy, and indeed in all branches of the military, as servicepeople come up with ingenious ways to use the technology to save time and...

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by Clare Scott at September 21, 2018 08:48 PM

Designer Julia Daviy Stuns at New York Fashion Week with Functional 3D Printed Fashion Collection

Clothing is one of the many tools with which we use to express ourselves. I am generally a jeans and t-shirt kind of person, but many of my shirts have quotes from books or movies on them, or logos...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 21, 2018 07:41 PM

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 Liquid crystal polymers could enable ultra-strong 3D prints [Source: ETH Zürich]

Liquid crystal polymers could enable ultra-strong 3D prints [Source: ETH Zürich]

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by General Fabb at September 21, 2018 04:52 PM

3D Print.com

Sea Creatures Inspire Lilian van Daal’s Sustainably 3D Printed Chair

Radiolaria are one-celled microorganisms that take their name from the radial symmetry of their spines; they are found in the ocean as zooplankton and while they may be tiny, they served as big...

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by Clare Scott at September 21, 2018 04:45 PM

LPW Technology’s Case Study Illustrates Cost-Effectiveness of Reusing Metal 3D Printing Powder

UK-based metal 3D printing powder company LPW Technology is on a mission to add high quality to AM processes with its well-defined powders and services, and increase adoption of metal 3D printing....

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by Sarah Saunders at September 21, 2018 04:25 PM

Bally Ribbon Mills Develops Film Infusion Capability for 3D Woven Joints

I remember a long-term elementary school art project I participated in once that involved students weaving small bits of fabric together on a loom in order to make brightly colored textile objects...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 21, 2018 03:15 PM

Penn State Startup Trimatis LLC Hopes to Help the Planet with Recycled Filament

A common concern with 3D printing is how efficient it really is. The technology can produce parts locally saving on CO2 when compared to other technologies that have to be centralized. 3D printing...

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by Clare Scott at September 21, 2018 03:14 PM

Fabbaloo

Validity through Milestones

 Siemens’ 3D printed gas burner for the SGT-700 gas turbine operating at E.ON’s combined cycle power plant in Philippsthal, Germany [Image: Siemens]

Siemens’ 3D printed gas burner for the SGT-700 gas turbine operating at E.ON’s combined cycle power plant in...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 21, 2018 03:11 PM

3Ders

Covestro uses 3 different 3D printing processes to produce shock absorbers

A unique 3D printed shock absorber will make its debut at the Fakuma 2018 trade fair (October 16-20) Friedrichshafen.

September 21, 2018 03:06 PM

Fabbaloo

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 There are dozens of 3D model repositories [Source: Fabbaloo]

There are dozens of 3D model repositories [Source: Fabbaloo]

There are plenty of sites to find...

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by General Fabb at September 21, 2018 01:19 PM

3Ders

Prusa Research releases in-house made Prusament 3D printing filaments

Prusa Research, the Czech 3D printer manufacturer behind the Prusa line of RepRap 3D printers, has unveiled Prusament

September 21, 2018 11:57 AM

Fabbaloo

See3D Helps the Visually Impaired “See” Through 3D-Printed Models

 Karbowski posing with one of her creations and the printer that was used to create it. (Image courtesy of See3D’s GoFundMe page, which is accessible here .)

Karbowski posing with one of her creations and the printer that was used to create it. (Image courtesy of See3D’s...

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by ENGINEERING.com at September 21, 2018 10:14 AM

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September 20, 2018

Fabbaloo

Crane WASP: The Infinite 3D Printer?

 The Crane WASP construction 3D printer [Source: WASP]

The Crane WASP construction 3D printer [Source: WASP]

The WASP Project is set to announce a...

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by General Fabb at September 20, 2018 08:48 PM

3D Print.com

How Will Teachers Adopt 3D Printing?

3D printing is everywhere, impacting industries such as healthcare, aerospace, manufacturing and practically any other area you can think of. However, in the big picture, adoption of the technology...

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by Clare Scott at September 20, 2018 08:21 PM

Subjecting 3D Printed Medical Ti6Al4V Implants to Laser Peening Could Increase Wear Resistance

When it comes to manufacturing biomedical implants, whether they’re 3D printed or not, titanium alloys are often used, and one of the most common is medical Ti6Al4V, thanks to its...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 20, 2018 08:02 PM

3D Printing Organic Resin Objects with Inorganic Nanoparticles for Anti-Counterfeiting Measures

In order to keep our 3D printed parts safe from being illegally replicated, we often turn to anti-counterfeiting measures, such as embedded identification tags and QR codes, bar codes, and even...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 20, 2018 06:48 PM

Using Artificial Intelligence to Measure 3D Printed Materials

The aerospace, automotive and medical industries in particular are abandoning traditional stylus-based contact methods for controlling their processes and performing dimensional quality control on...

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by Clare Scott at September 20, 2018 06:45 PM

Fabbaloo

The Enormous Modix X120 3D Printer

 The gigantic new Modix X120 professional desktop 3D printer [Source: Modix]

The gigantic new Modix X120 professional desktop 3D printer [Source: Modix]

There are...

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by General Fabb at September 20, 2018 05:51 PM

3D Systems Advances Additive Opportunities in Manufacturing

 A look inside the DMP Factory 500 at GF’s booth

A look inside the DMP Factory 500 at GF’s booth

3D Systems’ latest major partnership brings...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 20, 2018 04:27 PM

3D Print.com

Allevi Introduces the New Triple-Extruder Bioprinter Allevi 3

Philadelphia-based bioprinting company Allevi was founded in 2014, then known as BioBots. Its goal is to make bioprinting easy – no small task, as bioprinting has always been a complex,...

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by Clare Scott at September 20, 2018 04:21 PM

Researchers Demonstrate Wideband Metamaterial Absorber Made of 3D Printed Conductive Plastic

There’s been a lot of research into 3D printing metamaterials over the years – due to their unique properties, they’ve been used to make everything from headphones and heart valve...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 20, 2018 03:00 PM

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3D Print.com

ACEO Expands to United States with New Silicone 3D Printing Lab in Ann Arbor

WACKER, a global materials and technology manufacturer based in Munich, announced in 2016 that it had developed the first-ever industrial 3D printer for silicone materials. Around the same time, the...

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by Clare Scott at September 20, 2018 02:31 PM

Fabbaloo

Stratasys' Manufacturing Strategy Becomes More Real

 A railcar being serviced at Siemens Mobility’s new RRX Rail Service Center [Source: Stratasys]

A railcar being serviced at Siemens Mobility’s new RRX Rail Service Center [Source: Stratasys]

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by General Fabb at September 20, 2018 01:09 PM

3Ders

Kuwaiti authorities close 3D printed figurine shop for selling cult idols

A 3D printing shop in Kuwait has reportedly been shut down by authorities this week after being accused of selling “cult idols.

September 20, 2018 12:38 PM

Fabbaloo

This Industrial Design Team Turns to AI to Quickly Generate Form Studies

 AI-driven furniture design [Source: chAir]

AI-driven furniture design [Source: chAir]

Even though centuries have passed, the act of...

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by SolidSmack.com at September 20, 2018 10:35 AM

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3D printed tracheal splints restore the breathing of a 7-month-old baby

With assistance from Georgia Tech, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has performed Georgia’s first-ever procedure to place 3D printed tracheal splints in a pediatric patient.

September 20, 2018 08:59 AM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Siemens Rail Service Cuts Part Time by 95% with 3D Printing

Siemens has opened its first “digital maintenance center” in Dortmund-Eving, Germany. Dubbed the Siemens Mobility RRX Rail Service Center, the maintenance depot aims to have the “highest level of digitalization in the rail industry.” To achieve this, the company has deployed Stratasys fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers. A photo of the Siemens Mobility RRX Rail Service, where 3D printing is used for spare parts and tooling. (Image courtesy of Business Wire.) ...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at September 20, 2018 06:24 AM

September 19, 2018

3D Print.com

Researchers Inspired by Nature to Develop Recyclable Liquid Crystal Polymers for FDM 3D Printing

While it’s possibly to quickly manufacture complex parts at a low cost using fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, the readily available polymers are fairly weak, and the completed 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 19, 2018 10:10 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Evolve Additive Raises $19M and Finds First Customer for STEP 3D Printing

In April, Stratasys announced the formation of a spin-off company capable of unprecedented production capabilities. Since then, Evolve Additive’s Selective Toner Electrophotographic Process (STEP) has received validation in the form of a $19 million investment and its first alpha customer.  Parts 3D printed with STEP have isotropic properties and a smooth surface finish without requiring post-processing. (Image courtesy of Evolve Additive.) Ahead of the 2018 International Manufa...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at September 19, 2018 09:51 PM

3D Print.com

ARRK Uses 3D Printing to Develop Sensitive Dummy for Automotive Testing

Automotive manufacturers use dummies for more than just testing how well a vehicle will hold up in a crash. They also use them to test comfort factors, such as temperature and other environmental...

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by Clare Scott at September 19, 2018 09:30 PM

GE Additive Customer Uses DMLM 3D Printing to Manufacture Blades for Medical Cutting Device

As the population continues to age, the number of necessary hip replacements rise, which means we’re seeing more 3D printed hip implants and hip cups. Implanting a hip cup is fairly...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 19, 2018 09:10 PM

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 Figurines in a Kuwaiti 3D print shop that’s been ordered shut down [Source: BBC, Alqabas]

Figurines in a Kuwaiti 3D print shop that’s been ordered shut down [Source: BBC, Alqabas]

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by General Fabb at September 19, 2018 08:55 PM

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Tortoise Pals Bond Over Their 3D Printed Shells

Daisy is a 75-pound tortoise who was injured by a car. She survived the accident but was left with two holes in her shell, leaving her vulnerable to infection and possible spinal damage. Although the...

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by Clare Scott at September 19, 2018 08:47 PM

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 ACEO’s silicone 3D printer [Source: WACKER]

ACEO’s silicone 3D printer [Source: WACKER]

ACEO has made arrangements to provide regional...

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by General Fabb at September 19, 2018 07:39 PM

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I sat down with HP’s new Global Head of 3D Metals, Dr. Tim Weber, to discuss Metal Jet 3D printing.

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 19, 2018 06:22 PM

Royal DSM's New "Low" Carbon Fiber Filament Raises Questions

 Royal DSM’s new carbon fiber composite 3D printing material [Source: Royal DSM]

Royal DSM’s new carbon fiber composite 3D printing material [Source: Royal DSM]

Royal DSM...

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by General Fabb at September 19, 2018 04:31 PM

3D Print.com

Siemens Mobility Turns to 3D Printing for Digital Maintenance

More and more railway systems are finding that digital inventories and 3D printed replacement parts are an effective way to save money and time and to combat obsolescence. Siemens Mobility is the...

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by Clare Scott at September 19, 2018 04:14 PM

MIT CSAIL Creates 3D Printable Sculptures of the Body in Motion

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is responsible for numerous fascinating innovations, many of them related to 3D printing, including color-changing ink,...

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by Clare Scott at September 19, 2018 02:31 PM

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Meeting Metal Jet

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Metal Jet took center stage at IMTS.

The new metal 3D printing technology from HP, officially announced a...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 19, 2018 02:19 PM

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MoSculp: MIT CSAIL uses AI to create 3D printed motion sculptures from 2D videos

Understanding of movement is fundamental for all living species, regardless of whether it&aposs figuring out what angle to throw a ball at, or seeing the motion of predators and prey. But simple videos can&apost actually give us the full picture. As traditional videos and photos for studying motion are two-dimensional, they thus don&apost show us the underlying 3D structure of the person or subject of interest.

September 19, 2018 01:04 PM

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 One of the first 3D prints using Aurora Labs’ new LFT metal 3D printing process [Source: Aurora Labs]

One of the first 3D prints using Aurora Labs’ new LFT metal 3D printing process [Source: Aurora Labs]

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by General Fabb at September 19, 2018 12:33 PM

iMaterialise

Relive World War I with this 3D-Printed Model of the Atlantikwall Coastline

You don’t need to be a history buff to appreciate this model of the Belgian coastline during World War 1. Based on authentic aerial photographs from the time, it’s a faithful recreation of what the coastline must’ve looked like, from military defenses down to the location of each sand dune. Read on to discover how Materialise engineers made the project a reality.

3D-printed WWI coastline scale model

3D printing a historic coastline

Commissioned by the Atlantikwall Museum in Raversijde for a new exhibition about munition in WWI, the model will educate visitors about the German defense strategies along the Belgian coastline during WWI. The German army established bunkers along the coastline which were meant to stop allied ships from embarking. To this day, the ruins of these bunkers remain a distinctive feature along the coast.

Details in Polyamide (SLS)

Details in Polyamide (SLS)

Using aerial photographs of the coast taken during 1914-1918, researchers at the museum recreated a basic 3D model of the coastline. In a next step, textures needed to be applied such as dune grass and other flora. Most of the model was made using Mammoth Resin – which can 3D print models in sizes up to 2100x700x800mm! Details such as artillery and outposts were 3D printed using Polyamide (SLS), which is sturdier and more resilient to wear and tear.

 

Selecting the exact shades of color

Selecting the exact shades of color

Applying color to the model

Because this model was 2500x450mm in total, it had to be digitally split up into several sections which were later reassembled after printing. One of the biggest challenges came when the model needed to be colored. Existing photographs of the coast were only available in black and white – so there were no visual representations of the coloring of the coast during the world war. The in-house coloring expert looked at existing research together with the museum to determine the most accurate shade – resulting in this detailed finish:

Colored details on the 3D-printed coastline model

Colored details on the 3D-printed coastline model

Mathieu de Meyer, Director of the Atlantikwall Museum, told us:

“The model is an exact historical replica of the coastline during WWI, and the product of months of research and collaboration. When visitors to the exhibition see it, I am confident they will be transported back in time and get a very real idea of how the coast must have looked like 100 years ago during the war.”

Are you an architect or passionate about building scale models? 3D printing is a great way to realize your projects! Discover Josip Rukavina’s stunning Cathedral of Šibenik, or read all about Kees-Jan van Vessem’s beautifully hand-painted model trains.

Once you have your 3D model, simply upload it to our platform, choose from 100+ materials and finishes, and order your 3D print!

by Stephanie at September 19, 2018 10:11 AM

3Ders

Two Plymouth students create 3D printed PINK prosthetic breasts to help cancer survivors

Rosie Brave and Sam Jackman, two design students at the University of Plymouth, have created 3D printed pink prosthetic breasts which is set to change the lives of cancer survivors.

September 19, 2018 10:05 AM

3D Print.com

The Definitive AM Course: MIT’s Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production Starts October 1st

MIT has played a pivotal role in 3D printing for decades and has made seminal contributions to the advancement of machines, materials, and design tools.  Recent work on 3D printed circuits and active...

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by Joris Peels at September 19, 2018 10:00 AM

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September 18, 2018

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: September 18, 2018

We’re starting with a bit of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then a story about metal 3D printing, and then moving along with examples of some of the amazing and...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 18, 2018 10:47 PM

3D Printing and CNC Machining Platform Weerg Announces New Headquarters

There are many 3D printing platforms available online, but not as many that offer both 3D printing and CNC machining. One site that does is the new platform Weerg, which offers both additive and...

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by Clare Scott at September 18, 2018 09:44 PM

Assessing Impact Resistance of 3D Printed Polyjet Objects

An object’s design has a large influence on how damage-resistant it is. In a thesis entitled “Peridynamic Modeling of Dynamic Fracture in Bio-Inspired Structures for High Velocity...

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by Clare Scott at September 18, 2018 09:24 PM

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 A visit to Precision ADM, a metal 3D print service [Source: Fabbaloo]

A visit to Precision ADM, a metal 3D print service [Source: Fabbaloo]

The Fabbaloo team...

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by General Fabb at September 18, 2018 08:51 PM

Jabil: A Leader in 3D Printing and a Pioneer of Industry 4.0

 Jabil Blue Sky Innovation Center [Image: Jabil]

Jabil Blue Sky Innovation Center [Image: Jabil]

Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of R&D...

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by Charles Goulding at September 18, 2018 06:22 PM

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First Mechanical Properties Tests of 3D Printed Carbon CLIP Lattice Parts

California 3D printing company Carbon, founded in 2013, suddenly hit the scene in 2015 with its innovative Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology, which uses the power of light and...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 18, 2018 05:10 PM

3D Printing Creates Soft Tooling Inserts for Injection Molding Process

3D printing is a great technology on its own, but it also lends itself well to complementing other manufacturing technologies, such as injection molding. In a paper entitled “A Soft Tooling...

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by Clare Scott at September 18, 2018 04:53 PM

Ponoko

Your Guide To The Raspberry Pi

An Introduction To Raspberry Pi Models, Cases & Projects You Can Build

Have you tried Raspberry Pi? Not the dessert. That’s pie. (And it’s delicious, of course.) We’re talking the super popular single-board computer that can do anything from making lights blink to running sophisticated home media centers—all on a board that will literally fit in your pocket.

We’ve come a long way from the time of Alan Turing and the room-sized computing machines that the Allies used to help break the Enigma code.

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by DJ Harrigan at September 18, 2018 04:49 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing Used to Create Optimized Surgical Snake Robot

Intraluminal surgical procedures are those that take place within the walls of an organ, particularly tubular ones. In a paper entitled “Rolling-Joint Design Optimization for Tendon Driven...

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by Clare Scott at September 18, 2018 04:47 PM

Milling Around

Best Practices of Tolerance Stacking

Tolerance stacking refers to the combination of various part dimension tolerances. After a tolerance is identified on the dimension of a part, it is important to test whether that tolerance would work with your tool’s tolerances ...

by Harvey Performance at September 18, 2018 04:00 PM

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 3D Hubs is now focusing only on professional markets, but why? [Source: 3D Hubs]

3D Hubs is now focusing only on professional markets, but why? [Source: 3D Hubs]

You’ve...

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by General Fabb at September 18, 2018 03:59 PM

3Ders

ETH Zurich prints tough, lightweight structures using FDM 3D printers and liquid-crystal-polymers

Researchers from the Complex Materials and Soft Materials team at ETH Zurich have developed a bioinspired approach to 3D print lightweight structures using cheap desktop FDM printers and liquid-crystal-polymers.

September 18, 2018 03:12 PM

Objet

Interested in 3D Printing? Take a Tour of Stratasys’ Headquarters

Are you registered for the Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference, October 18-20, 2018?  Sign up for our technical tour of our Eden Prairie Headquarters.

Touring NASH

Stratasys NASH ReceptionOur NASH location – which stands for North American Sales Headquarters – houses our primary business functions, like finance, legal and marketing, as well as our North American sales team.  Here, you’ll find a variety of ways to engage with our technology, including with a tour of our customer experience center.  The center features a variety of 3D printed designs and models for you to hold, as well as customer stories that showcase some of the unique and innovative ways that Stratasys partners are using our technologies. If you are interested in taking the WE18 Tour of our NASH facility click here.

Community Engagement

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We believe strongly in giving back to the communities where our employees live and work. We recently kicked-off a STEM based learning initiative where we ventured out to local schools, introducing our 3D printing technology to students and teachers in over 30 locations.  The day concluded with a tour provided to over 90 students visiting our Eden Prairie headquarters in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta.

We also host a monthly meet-up called prints & pints with Twin Cities based breweries, giving the public an opportunity to view our technology in action.  Some of the other ways we support our local community include team volunteer opportunities with organizations like Feed my Starving Children, and food drives for Eden Prairie PROP. Click here to learn more about corporate social responsibility and community engagement at Stratasys.

Working at Stratasys

For over three decades, we’ve been inspired by the unique challenges our customers face every day. It’s what’s driven us to help make them more competitive, more streamlined and more efficient, with products delivered faster and more accurately than ever.  Stratasys is a great place to work for people who love to innovate, build and invent on behalf of our customers. We’re creating jobs across the globe with a network consisting of over 2,000 employees in thirteen countries across four regions.  We also have a partner network of over 26o resellers who have helped to deliver and install over 140,000 3D printers worldwide. We have five locations in the Minneapolis metro area, and four of them are located in Eden Prairie. If you are interested in applying for a job, visit our Careers site, or send us a message on social media.

 

 

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by Carrie Wyman at September 18, 2018 03:03 PM

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Shapeways' Big Integration and More

 Shapeways now integrates directly with Shopify [Source: Fabbaloo]

Shapeways now integrates directly with Shopify [Source: Fabbaloo]

Shapeways 3D print service...

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by General Fabb at September 18, 2018 02:01 PM

3Ders

LLNL explores machine learning to prevent defects in metal 3D-printed parts in real time

3D printed parts often need sanding or chemical treatments to achieve a smooth and desirable finish; however such processes are typically costly, labor intensive, and time consuming.

September 18, 2018 01:40 PM

3D Print.com

Photocentric: Using LCD Screens for Resin-Based 3D Printing

Far more than just a device able to make calls, send emails, play music, take pictures, and share those pictures on social media, cell phones are capable of amazing feats when paired with 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 18, 2018 10:57 AM

Comparing 3D Printed Parts Made with Virgin and Recycled PLA

While 3D printing continues to grow in leaps and bounds, it still creates a lot of waste, due to removed support structures, disposable prototypes, failed prints, and multiple iterations. Luckily,...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 18, 2018 10:55 AM

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3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals [Source: Amazon]

This week’s selection is “3D Printing of...

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by General Fabb at September 18, 2018 10:37 AM

September 17, 2018

3D Print.com

Modix Releases Latest Large Format Self-Assembly 3D Printer

Based in Tel Aviv, Modix is a manufacturer of large format 3D printers such as the Modix Big 60, currently available in its second version. The Big 60 is an impressively sizable 3D printer, but it...

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by Clare Scott at September 17, 2018 08:51 PM

Fabbaloo

Manufacturing Competition in Additive Manufacturing

 3D printing takes its place alongside traditional manufacturing (and robotic bartenders) as competition picks up and the industry takes shape

3D printing takes its place alongside traditional manufacturing (and robotic bartenders) as competition picks up and...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 17, 2018 08:23 PM

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AMT launches PostPro3D automated surface smoothing machine for 3D printed parts

UK-based Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) announced today the launch of their patented PostPro3D machine which automatically smooths 3D printed elastomeric and nylon parts.

September 17, 2018 07:58 PM

3D Print.com

AMT Announces Official Release of PostPro3D Automated Post-Processing System

No one particularly enjoys post-processing after 3D printing a part, but there are technologies that make it easier, and that’s the specialty of English company Additive Manufacturing...

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by Clare Scott at September 17, 2018 07:41 PM

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Hailey Dawson, 8-year-old with 3D printed hand throws 1st pitch at all 30 MLB parks

Hailey Dawson, a young girl with a 3D printed prosthetic arm threw out the first pitch at Angels Stadium on Sunday.

September 17, 2018 05:57 PM

Fabbaloo

Zortrax Developing Resin 3D Printer

 The upcoming Zortrax Inkspire resin 3D printer [Source: Zortrax]

The upcoming Zortrax Inkspire resin 3D printer [Source: Zortrax]

Zortrax described details of...

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by General Fabb at September 17, 2018 05:57 PM

3D Print.com

HP Has a One Sized Fits All 3D Printing Solution For Orthotics With Flowbuilt, Materialise and Go 4-D

HP is entering the 3D printing market in a big way. The company has just announced that it will launch metal 3D printers and is rolling out more automated 3D printers for polymers. The company is...

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by Joris Peels at September 17, 2018 05:52 PM

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3D Printing Helps Shape the Development of the Blackstone Valley Education HUB

There are not enough skilled workers to meet the demands of Massachusetts’ Blackstone Valley region’s business community. Traditionally, community colleges and technical schools have answered this call by investing in programs that provide students with the technically-rich skill sets that employers are seeking to lead them into the future. While this is proving to be a step in the right direction it is also a strategy that isn’t without its challenges, prompting the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce to step in and help.

Due to the high demand in Massachusetts for training and up-skilling programs, many students who apply for these programs get turned away or placed on months or years-long waiting lists. That’s where the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce acted upon the opportunity to help ease this pressure by investing in an Advanced Manufacturing Education Hub.

Building the Blackstone Valley Education Hub

The objective of the BV Ed Hub, modeled after popular fab labs, is multi-pronged. Building on the main goal of providing a technical learning space while students wait for entry into a technical college program, the BV Ed Hub will expand regional technical education and make high-quality career programs accessible to people across the state of Massachusetts. The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Advisory Committee along with the Central Workforce Investment Board wanted to bring the future into focus for the local economy in the development of the Ed Hub, choosing a technically-focused program centralized around Advanced Manufacturing as the start-up vocation to build the first program around.

The Ed Hub worked closely with Mark Lyons from AET Labs to secure funding from a state technical training grant initiative, as well as generous support from multiple local secondary and post-secondary institutions and businesses, to purchase and install equipment and make the necessary space renovations to support this effort. The facility includes a state-of-the art Stratasys Continuous Build 3D printer that enables the students in the program to 3D print from a remote location on a scalable and cloud-enabled system.

The Ribbon Cutting and Opening Ceremony

As the opening of the Ed Hub at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce quickly approaches, the buzz around its innovative purpose is quickly gaining the attention of local government leaders.  Governor Charlie Baker, whose ambitious Skills Capital Grant Program helped to fund the Ed Hub, and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will be in attendance to perform a ribbon cutting ceremony and introduction to the public.  This ceremony is slated to begin on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm EST and will be available via Facebook Live for those who wish to watch the opening but are unable to attend in person.

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by Carrie Wyman at September 17, 2018 05:16 PM

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Nanoscale 3D Printing Company BMF Material Technology Partners with Onshape

As micro- and nanoscale 3D printing become more developed and advanced, more companies are emerging that focus solely on the technology and work to further its development. BMF Material Technology is...

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by Clare Scott at September 17, 2018 04:59 PM

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Johnson & Johnson acquires 3D printed spinal implant maker Emerging Implant Technologies

Johnson & Johnson Medical has acquired German 3D-printed spinal implants maker Emerging Implant Technologies (EIT) for an undisclosed amount.

September 17, 2018 04:35 PM

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One Week Left To Sign Up For Trends & Innovations in Dentistry

There’s still time to sign up for Trends & Innovations in Dentistry, the three day online showcase. The class, which starts September 25, will cover the biggest trends in digital dentistry and 3D...

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by Education Team at September 17, 2018 04:13 PM

Fabbaloo

Rize Rises on the Strength of Its Team

 Kishore Boyalakuntla, Vice President of Product, Rize [Image: Rize]

Kishore Boyalakuntla, Vice President of Product, Rize [Image: Rize]

I spoke recently...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 17, 2018 04:03 PM

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LEGO and Stanley Black & Decker back Evolve Additive Solutions with $19M funding

Stratasys Spinoff Evolve Additive Solutions today announced the completion of an equity investment of $19M led by the LEGO Brand Group with participation from Stanley Black and Decker Investments and a third undisclosed investor.

September 17, 2018 03:44 PM

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AddUp Adds to Portfolio with Acquisition of Majority Stake in Poly-Shape

AddUp has been on an acquiring spree lately; just a few months ago, the joint venture between Michelin and Fives acquired metal additive manufacturing company BeAM, and now the company has announced...

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by Clare Scott at September 17, 2018 02:24 PM

Fabbaloo

voxeljet's Thermoplastic Strategy Unfolds Further with TPU and PP Materials

 voxejet will soon enable many new applications for large-scale 3D printing [Source: voxeljet]

voxejet will soon enable many new applications for large-scale 3D printing [Source: voxeljet]

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by General Fabb at September 17, 2018 02:18 PM

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3D Printing in Metal Starts Tomorrow, September 18

3D Printing in Metal, our three week online class presented by Markforged, starts September 18. The online class mixes live instructor-led sessions with online discussions and personalized help from...

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by Education Team at September 17, 2018 01:14 PM

Lego and Stanley Black and Decker Invest in Evolve Additive Solutions

Evolve Additive Solutions is a Minneapolis based 3D printing OEM who wants to make polymer 3D printing a manufacturing reality. Evolve is a Stratasys spin out that we wrote about before. Its STEP...

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by Joris Peels at September 17, 2018 12:54 PM

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$19M Investment the Next Building Block in Evolve’s Evolution

 [Image via Evolve Additive Solutions]

[Image via Evolve Additive Solutions]

Evolve Additive Solutions is evolving with a significant...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 17, 2018 12:01 PM

Design of the Week: Windmill-Powered Music Box

 A music box powered by a 3D printed windmill [Source: Niklas Roy]

A music box powered by a 3D printed windmill [Source: Niklas Roy]

This week’s selection is...

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by General Fabb at September 17, 2018 10:23 AM

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Lockheed Martin teams With Deakin University to exploit FORTIS Exoskeleton

Lockheed Martin Australia and Deakin University’s Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) have partnered on a 12-month development program to extended the capability of Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS Exoskeleton.

September 17, 2018 09:24 AM

September 16, 2018

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IKEA Settles into 3D Printing with Custom Butt-Fitted Stool

 A partially 3D printed stool [Source: UNYQ]

A partially 3D printed stool [Source: UNYQ]

A fascinating arrangement between IKEA and UNYQ will...

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by General Fabb at September 16, 2018 05:27 PM

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Interview with Alex Ziff of 3DCompare

For the past decades the only way to get your 3D printed part made was through 3D printing service bureaus or by buying industrial machines and producing in house. Since around 2008 people have also...

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by Joris Peels at September 16, 2018 12:52 PM

September 15, 2018

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 Sample print of the new Autodesk / Kickstarter 3D print test model [Source: Fabbaloo]

Sample print of the new Autodesk / Kickstarter 3D print test model [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by General Fabb at September 15, 2018 07:31 PM

The Selectra Multi-Material 3D Printer Add-On

 The Selectra

The Selectra "Multichromat" 3D printer attachment [Source: Protea Design]

A new Kickstarter...

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by General Fabb at September 15, 2018 02:38 PM

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Star Rapid’s Gordon Styles Talks About 3D Printing In Metal and China

Gordon Styles is a true industry veteran. Having transformed a manufacturing company into one of the UK’s leading 3D Printing service bureaus Gordon sold the company in 2000. That move would...

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by Joris Peels at September 15, 2018 02:37 PM

3Ders

Awesome 3D printed Millennium Falcon took 10 days to complete

3D Printing enthusiast Steve Ouklama created an amazing 3D printed "Fillenium Malcon" on a self-built large-format printer.

September 15, 2018 11:22 AM

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3D Print with Five Materials with New Prusa Upgrade, Plus More New Features

One of the reasons that Prusa has so many fans is that it is constantly working to improve and update its products. One especially popular upgrade in the past couple of years was the multi-material...

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by Clare Scott at September 15, 2018 01:21 AM

3D Printing News Briefs: September 14, 2018

We’re bringing you the latest 3D printing business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, plus a little 3D printed art to round things out. FATHOM is partnering with SOLIDWORKS software...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 15, 2018 01:19 AM

Nanodiamond-Enhanced 3D Printer Filament Now on the Market

Earlier this year, a partnership was announced between Tiamet 3D and Carbodeon, which would work together to develop the first nanodiamond-enhanced 3D printing filament. Known as uDiamond, the...

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by Clare Scott at September 15, 2018 01:16 AM

September 14, 2018

Fabbaloo

Fab Flow Highlights Desktop Metal’s Quieter Strength: Software

 Rich Chin, VP of Software Development, demos Fab Flow

Rich Chin, VP of Software Development, demos Fab Flow

Desktop Metal is previewing new Fab Flow...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 14, 2018 07:38 PM

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UK Researchers Develop Responsive Cellulose-Based Ink for 4D Printing

We’ve seen the results of 3D printing research about responsive materials, but what about with 4D printing, where 3D printed objects can move and change shape of their own volition? A...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 14, 2018 07:29 PM

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3MF Specifications Now Entirely Public

 The specifications are now public [Source: 3MF Consortium]

The specifications are now public [Source: 3MF Consortium]

The 3MF Consortium has finally...

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by General Fabb at September 14, 2018 06:22 PM

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LLNL Researchers Use Laser Beam Shaping to Enhance Properties During Metal 3D Printing

From bioprinting blood vessels and using 3D printing to control reactive materials to 3D printing nanoporous gold and researching metal 3D printing flaws, the scientists at Lawrence Livermore...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 14, 2018 04:29 PM

FormFutura Partners with Royal DSM as a Filament Reseller

Royal DSM is a global, science-based company with a focus on nutrition, health and sustainable living. It’s also a large contributor to the additive manufacturing industry through its 3D...

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by Clare Scott at September 14, 2018 04:28 PM

Fabbaloo

Seven Sketchy 3D Printing Business Practices

 What evil things could a 3D printing company do? [Source: Pixabay]

What evil things could a 3D printing company do? [Source: Pixabay]

There are some practices...

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by General Fabb at September 14, 2018 03:59 PM

Coffee Global Market Restructuring Growth & 3D Printing

Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3D printing amidst the restructuring in the coffee business.

As...

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by Charles Goulding at September 14, 2018 02:44 PM

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Xaar to Showcase Variety of 3D Printing Technologies at TCT Show

English company Xaar has been a part of the 3D printing world since 2014, when it helped to develop the FACTUM 3D printer, a high speed sintering machine. Before that, the company was a developer of...

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by Clare Scott at September 14, 2018 02:20 PM

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WASP releases modular Crane WASP infinity 3D printer for construction

Italian 3D printing company WASP has made a big impact with its massive 12 meter tall BigDelta 3D printer.

September 14, 2018 01:06 PM

Fabbaloo

Cazza No More?

 The X1core construction 3D printing robot [Source: Cazza]

The X1core construction 3D printing robot [Source: Cazza]

It appears that construction 3D...

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by General Fabb at September 14, 2018 01:01 PM

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The Tale Behind the Tail: How 3D Scanning Helped Mr. Stubbs

 Mr. Stubbs, the alligator, test-drives his new tail. The model for the tail was created by 3D-scanning a deceased alligator’s tail. (Image courtesy of MORE Foundation.)

Mr. Stubbs, the alligator, test-drives his new tail. The model for the tail was created by 3D-scanning a deceased...

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by ENGINEERING.com at September 14, 2018 10:12 AM

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Zortrax enters resin 3D printing market with Zortrax Inkspire 3D printer

Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has released the Zortrax Inkspire, the company&aposs first desktop DLP 3D printer which marks the company&aposs entrance into the the resin 3D printing market.

September 14, 2018 09:35 AM

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Captiva Spine Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Titanium Lumbar Cages

3D printing has been playing a big role in helping people with spinal conditions over the last few years, particularly in terms of implants and other medical devices. But none of these 3D printed...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 14, 2018 07:14 AM

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3D Printing Aids Development of Mobile Phone-Based Medical Devices

If you’ve been following 3D printing for a while, you may have come across the name Aydogan Ozcan, who has been using the technology for some time at his UCLA lab. While Ozcan is not focused on additive manufacturing (AM) technology itself, AM has nonetheless been crucial in the researcher’s work to advance microscopy, sensing and diagnostic equipment, which often relyon the computational power of smartphones to reduce the size and cost of devices that have the potential to save live...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at September 14, 2018 05:11 AM

September 13, 2018

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 Welcome to IMTS 2018: inside the North Hall.

Welcome to IMTS 2018: inside the North Hall.

This year’s IMTS doesn’t just feel bigger than...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 13, 2018 09:34 PM

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3D Bioprinting: Comparing Lattice Scaffolds with Traditional Rectangular Sheets

Bioprinting is not a simple endeavor – if it were, we would likely be transplanting 3D printed organs by now. It’s a delicate process that requires a number of factors to be in place,...

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by Clare Scott at September 13, 2018 08:35 PM

PostProcess Technologies Uses Hybrid DECI Duo Solution to Achieve Excellent Surface Finish for 3D Printed Shrouded Impellers

PostProcess Technologies, which expanded its channel partner coverage in North America this spring, is well known for its software and post-printing solutions. With its automated Hybrid DECI Duo...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 13, 2018 07:56 PM

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 BEEVERYCREATIVE’s new desktop 3D printer kit, the B2X300 [Source: BEEVERYCREATIVE']

BEEVERYCREATIVE’s new desktop 3D printer kit, the B2X300 [Source: BEEVERYCREATIVE']

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by General Fabb at September 13, 2018 07:13 PM

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BEEVERYCREATIVE’s DIY B2X300 3D Printer Now Available for Presale

Portuguese company BEEVERYCREATIVE has an ambitious goal – to change the world through 3D printing. Its values include personal creativity, sustainability, and a people-focused attitude. The...

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by Clare Scott at September 13, 2018 06:35 PM

WASP Introduces the Modular WASP Crane Construction 3D Printer

WASP, or the World’s Advanced Saving Project, is a versatile company with a reach that extends into multiple industries, from medicine to food and much more. But what it has perhaps become most...

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by Clare Scott at September 13, 2018 05:28 PM

PetriPrinter: Open Source Software Designed Specifically for Bioprinting

Bioprinting is a growing, exciting field, with advancements being made toward the treatment of diseases and the eventual 3D printing of organs. Bioprinters are becoming more sophisticated and...

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by Clare Scott at September 13, 2018 04:50 PM

Researchers Use Single Mode 1 kW Fiber Laser to 3D Print Pure Copper Powder

As of right now, selective laser melting (SLM. DMLS, Powder Bed Fusion) is suitable mainly for 3D printing copper alloys. But it would be better to print pure copper (Cu), as it is more thermally and...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 13, 2018 04:28 PM

Fabbaloo

Should You 3D Print or CNC Machine Your Prototypes?

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When is it best to use 3D printing to create a prototype, and when is CNC machining a better...

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by Megan Nichols at September 13, 2018 04:18 PM

It’s Not Personal, It’s Business with 3D Hubs

 [Image via Imgur]

[Image via Imgur]

3D Hubs continues on the path toward manufacturing by dropping...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 13, 2018 02:14 PM

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Moritz Simon Geist 3D prints sonic robots to play electrifying techno music

Media artist and robotic engineer, Moritz Simon Geist, will soon release the world’s first techno album played entirely by self-made robots.

September 13, 2018 01:47 PM

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 The new Prusa MMU 2.0 mounted on a 3D printer [Source: Prusa Printers]

The new Prusa MMU 2.0 mounted on a 3D printer [Source: Prusa Printers]

Prusa Printers...

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by General Fabb at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM

Makerhood

Makerhood Diverse showcase 2018

Makerhood @ Diverse Gift Shop

We’re delighted to announce that we’re teaming up with Diverse in Brixton again for a Makerhood Festive Showcase from 1 – 31 December 2018.

This is a great opportunity for makers to work with a local retailer and have their work highlighted in an exclusive section of the shop. Items are on a sale or return basis, and Diverse will take 35% commission on anything sold. Participating makers will also be required to pay £10 towards marketing and a launch event.

There are only 12 places available this year, due to restricted space. Applicants must be members of Makerhood and must be able to provide good quality photos and descriptions for their products as Diverse will also be selling online.

To apply, please email info@diversegifts.co.uk.

Closing date for applications 14 October. All candidates will be notified by 31 October.


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by Kim at September 13, 2018 01:09 PM

3Ders

New SCRIM 3D concrete printing uses mesh to produce lightweight structures

Researchers at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and at the Danish Technological Institute have developed a new hybrid construction concept called "Sparse Concrete Reinforcement In Meshworks"

September 13, 2018 11:12 AM

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 Get some design inspiration today! [Source: SolidSmack.com]

Get some design inspiration today! [Source: SolidSmack.com]

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by SolidSmack.com at September 13, 2018 10:55 AM

iMaterialise

FreeCAD Tutorial & Review: From a 2D Sketch to a 3D Print

Are you thinking about getting started with 3D modeling and 3D printing but don’t know exactly where to start? Then it probably makes sense to take a look at FreeCAD – a free yet powerful 3D design program. This hands-on tutorial by Bram de Vries will enable you to create your first 3D printing project with FreeCAD – all the way from your first sketch to the final product!

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In this tutorial you will learn to create a 3D file in FreeCAD:
from a sketch (left) to the final 3D model (right).

About the 3D Modeling Software FreeCAD

FreeCAD is a popular open source design software for creating 3D models of real-life objects. Best of all it – but you already know this – it comes for free (just download it from on the FreeCAD website)! The ‘CAD’ in its name simply stands for ‘Computer-Aided Design’.

FreeCAD is a 3D design program that allows you to easily navigate and modify your 3D model by browsing back into the model history and changing its individual elements. It can be used on Windows, Mac and Linux, and reads and writes many open file formats including popular 3D printing formats such as STL, OBJ, and DAE.

This 3D modeling software is most suitable for geometric designs, such as precise technical parts, replacement parts, gadgets, cases, scale models, etc. It’s less suited for creating organic objects such as figurines of humans, animals, or plants.

Enough of the small talk – we’re here to design! Let’s get started with the FreeCAD tutorial!

FreeCAD Tutorial Part 1: Creating and Editing Primitives

FreeCAD comes with several ‘work benches’. These are basically a pre-defined set of tools that you are going to use. For example, you can create a draft by choosing the ‘Draft’ work bench. However, we will start by using the ‘Part’ work bench – because we are here for creating a real physical object!

In the video below, your instructor Bram will first show you the very basics: how to choose the ‘Part workbench’, how to start your first project, how to navigate (press Alt + left mouse button), how to add basic primitives (a box, a cylinder, etc.), and how to change the size, radius, and position of these primitives (under the menu ‘Property’).

FreeCAD Tutorial Part 2: Subtracting and Combining Primitives

In this second video, Bram will teach you some more tricks on how to use primitives. For example, you can rotate them by changing their angle.

You’ll also learn how to subtract different primitives from each other with the ‘cutout’ tool. For example: if you place a cylinder within a box and subtract them, the box will have a cylinder-shaped hole. However, the cylinder can still be edited. Changing the height and radius of it will now affect the height and radius of the hole.

You will also learn the opposite of subtracting two primitives: combining them. You can do this by selecting both elements and clicking on the ‘Make a union of several shapes’ button.

FreeCAD Tutorial Part 3: Creating A 2D Sketch

For creating more complicated designs, Bram prefers to create two-dimensional sketches first. He switches the work bench to ‘Part Design’ and shows you how to set the best sketch orientation (‘XY-Plane’).

FreeCAD lets you draw lines freehand with the ‘polyline’ tool. If you draw straight lines, FreeCAD will notice this and will ‘constrain’ them immediately for your convenience – which means that the line will be perfectly parallel with the horizontal or vertical axis. You can also add or delete these constraints manually.

Furthermore, you need to precisely define the length of each line by selecting it and choosing the ‘Make a dimension’ tool. Once all dimensions are set, FreeCAD will tell you that your sketch is ‘fully constrained’. Sounds complicated? The video below will show you that it’s quite easy!

FreeCAD Tutorial Part 4: From 2D Sketch to 3D Model

Your 2D sketch is ready – it’s about time to turn it into a 3D model! First of all, click the ‘Close the editing of the sketch’ button, then head over to ‘Tasks’ and select ‘Pad’. Choosing the ‘pad’ means that FreeCAD automatically turns your sketch into the third dimension (side remark: choosing ‘pocket’ subtracts a three-dimensional shape).

Once you see this 3D object, Bram will show you how to add additional features to it. You can click on any face (surface) of your three-dimensional object and click on ‘create a sketch’. Wait… what?! Yep, that’s going to happen a lot: in FreeCAD you often jump back and forth between sketches and 3D models.

You create a 3D model based on a sketch. Then click on one face (surface) of the 3D model and continue with the next sketch. After that, you turn this sketch in a new 3D shape, etc. This way of working enables you to add (from ‘sketch’ to ‘pad’) or subtract (from ‘sketch’ to ‘pocket’) new features and create more complicated shapes.

The best thing about this: you can always go back. Each and every sketch, pad, and pocket can be re-edited any time.

FreeCAD Tutorial Part 5: Advanced 2D Sketching

In this part of the FreeCAD video tutorial you will learn how to use some advanced tips and tricks to work with 2D sketches. Bram will show you how to logically split up and think about your model and how to use shortcuts to reach the desired results.

FreeCAD Tutorial Part 6: Analyzing a Finished 3D Model

Now we come to one of the most powerful parts of the tutorial. We’ll be looking at a 3D model of an audio knob that Bram created. He’ll go over his design step by step and show you exactly how he created it. This will give you a good understanding of all the working processes needed for creating a design in FreeCAD.

FreeCAD Tutorial Part 7: Hands-on Exercise

It’s time to get our hands dirty! Bram’s downloaded a sketch of a real spare part and wants to create it from sketch. He will go through the design process step by step and repeat everything you learnt in the previous videos. If you can create this file you have successfully mastered this tutorial and are good to go for your own creations now.

FreeCAD Tutorial Part 8: 3D Printing

Now the last thing to do is the most fun part: 3D printing your design! Save your design (best to save it as an STL file), hop over to i.materialise’s 3D printing service, and upload your file. You will instantly see how much your model costs in 19 different materials and 100+ different finishes.

Upload your model to the i.materialise online platform for an instant price quote

Upload your model to the i.materialise online platform for an instant price quote

If you liked this tutorial you might be interested in learning to use SketchUp as well. Click here for our beginner-friendly SketchUp tutorial. Also make sure to avoid these 5 common mistakes when modeling for 3D printing.

by Fabian at September 13, 2018 08:27 AM

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A New 3D Printing Process CODE: 3D Printed Ceramics with Functionally Graded Materials

Several different methods have been developed for the 3D printing of ceramic materials, and one of those is CODE, or Ceramic On-Demand Extrusion, a recently developed extrusion-based process for the...

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by Clare Scott at September 13, 2018 08:16 AM

Acoustic Nozzles Improve the Performance of 3D Printed Parts

Usually when we’re talking about 3D printing in terms of acoustics, it has to do with making a good set of speakers. But, recent research has determined that acoustic signal processing could be...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 13, 2018 07:16 AM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

See3D Helps the Visually Impaired “See” Through 3D-Printed Models

Karbowski posing with one of her creations and the printer that was used to create it. (Image courtesy of See3D’s GoFundMe page, which is accessible here.) Some things are difficult to explain without a visual aid, but that’s not an option for people who are blind. The challenge in helping this population is to develop tactile “visuals” that are complicated enough to be useful while inexpensive enough to be practical. In a recent TEDx talk, recent highschool graduate C...

by Emily Pollock at September 13, 2018 06:06 AM

September 12, 2018

Fabbaloo

Where Do You Find Spare 3D Printer Parts?

 Some 3D printer spare parts, but where do you get them? [Source: Fabbaloo]

Some 3D printer spare parts, but where do you get them? [Source: Fabbaloo]

3D printers are...

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by General Fabb at September 12, 2018 09:47 PM

Robo Scoops Up MyStemKits

 MyStemKits belongs to Robo [Source: Robo]

MyStemKits belongs to Robo [Source: Robo]

3D printer manufacturer Robo has completed acquisition...

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by General Fabb at September 12, 2018 07:37 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printers Open New Opportunities for Co-Working Space

In New York’s Brooklyn Navy Yard is a community of more than 100 companies, co-located in an area of over 84,000 square feet. This cluster is called New Lab, and it is home to designers,...

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by Clare Scott at September 12, 2018 06:55 PM

Victrex Partners with University of Exeter to Develop Next-Generation PAEK 3D Printing Materials

According to this year’s State of the Industry Annual Worldwide Progress Report on Additive Manufacturing, Wohlers Associates, Inc., additive manufacturing grew at ~21% last year, as the...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 12, 2018 06:17 PM

Fabbaloo

Generating 3D Models from Video?

 A rough 3D model obtained from a mobile video scan [Source: Linköping University]

A rough 3D model obtained from a mobile video scan [Source: Linköping University]

Have you...

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by General Fabb at September 12, 2018 05:10 PM

3D Print.com

Researchers Use 3D Printing, Scanning, and Modeling to Make Customized Protective Gear for Field Hockey

While playing sports is great fun and can be a great workout as well, it can also be dangerous. That’s why there’s been a lot of research centered around keeping athletes safe by using 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 12, 2018 05:03 PM

SCRIM: New Method of 3D Printing Concrete Uses Mesh to Create Lightweight Structures

3D printed construction is a growing field, with new methods being developed on a regular basis. The latest comes from the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) of the Royal...

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by Clare Scott at September 12, 2018 04:24 PM

Customizable 3D Printed Contactors Give Disabled People Access to Technology

3D printing has become an invaluable way of helping people with disabilities. It’s an inexpensive method of creating assistive devices that can be easily personalized to the user, and many...

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by Clare Scott at September 12, 2018 02:58 PM

3DHubs Killing Off Its Community? 3D Printing Company Commits Suicide for No Reason.

3DHubs has grown by having a unique premise and idea. The 3Dhubs community of 3D printer operators from all over the world can sign up to 3DHubs and offer their 3D printers to others. I can send a...

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by Joris Peels at September 12, 2018 02:25 PM

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Enhancements and Future Innovation Key for SOLIDWORKS 2019

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[Image: SOLIDWORKS]

“Performance is the biggest enhancement we have done”: a conversation on...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 12, 2018 02:01 PM

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Afinia Announces H400+ 3D Printer

 The new Afinia H400+ desktop 3D printer [Source: Afinia]

The new Afinia H400+ desktop 3D printer [Source: Afinia]

Afinia announced a new 3D printer, the...

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by General Fabb at September 12, 2018 01:24 PM