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October 14, 2019

Fabbaloo

3D Print.com

Formlabs Focuses on the Advantages of 3D Printing With the New Form 3

During a recent Formlabs Webinar, growth marketing specialist, Faris Sheikh, performed an engaging live demonstration of the new Form 3 Stereolithography (SLA) printer. For the hundreds of viewers...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 14, 2019 04:20 PM

3D Printing News Briefs: October 14, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, everything is new, new, new! Carbon is announcing a new RPU 130 material, and STERNE Elastomere introduces its antimicrobial silicone 3D printing. Protolabs...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 14, 2019 04:12 PM

Fabbaloo

VELO3D Grows Significantly In 2019

An robust metal part 3D printed by VELO3D [Source: Fabbaloo]

An robust metal part 3D printed by VELO3D [Source: Fabbaloo]

A press release...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 14, 2019 03:27 PM

Why So Many 3D Printing Partnerships?

The Matsuura stand at TCT Show 2019 curiously has no metal 3D printers present [Source: Fabbaloo]

The Matsuura stand at TCT Show 2019 curiously has no metal 3D printers present [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 14, 2019 01:53 PM

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Detail of the head of STPL3D’s Iron Man 3D print [Source: STPL3D]

Detail of the head of STPL3D’s Iron Man 3D print [Source: STPL3D]

This...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 14, 2019 10:37 AM

3D Print.com

New 3D Printing Resin Made with Nanodiamond Powder

Nanodiamonds are diamond particles produced by explosions, and are very thermally conductive. Nanodiamond powder is made up of non-toxic diamond nanoparticles, with a large surface, that are about 5...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 14, 2019 07:42 AM

3DPOD Episode 15: The Ceramics 3D Printing market: Davide Sher of SmarTech Analysis and 3D Printing Media Network

Davide Sher used to write extensively on 3D printing. Nowadays he runs his own media network in 3D printing and works for SmarTech Analysis. Davide looks at 3D printing from... The post 3DPOD...

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by 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing at October 14, 2019 04:23 AM

Prusa Research Releases Prusa Mini for $349

It is no secret that the entry-level 3D Printer market has been brutal. Creality, MonoPrice, and Anet continue to pump out $200 to $300 i3 clones while many companies have... The post Prusa Research...

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by Joris Peels at October 14, 2019 04:07 AM

October 13, 2019

Fabbaloo

Surprise! Prusa Announces MINI 3D Printer

The new Original Prusa MINI 3D printer [Source: Prusa Research]

The new Original Prusa MINI 3D printer [Source: Prusa Research]

Prusa Research...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 13, 2019 03:17 PM

3D Print.com

Singapore: World’s First 3D Printed Polymer Ribcage Reconstruction

Australia based Anatomics was an early pioneer in using 3D printing for surgeries. Under Neurosurgeon Paul D’Urso the firm has done a lot of work in personalized implants, surgical...

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by Joris Peels at October 13, 2019 04:10 AM

October 12, 2019

Fabbaloo

The End Of LulzBot (?)

A tiny skull 3D printed with the Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head [Image: Aleph Objects]

A tiny skull 3D printed with the Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head [Image: Aleph Objects]

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 12, 2019 02:49 PM

3D Print.com

Researchers Run Simulation Tests on Their 3D Printed CubeSat Before LEO Mission

A pair of researchers from Shantou University in China explored designing and manufacturing a CubeSat with 3D printing, which we have seen in the past. CubeSats, which are basically...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 12, 2019 04:57 AM

October 11, 2019

Fabbaloo

When Will Car Dealers 3D Print Parts?

[Image: Pixabay]

[Image: Pixabay]

Charles Goulding and Ryan Donley of R&D Tax Savers...

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by Charles Goulding at October 11, 2019 08:14 PM

Another Dirty Secret Of Metal 3D Printing: Oxygen Contamination

BOC / Linde’s ADDvance O2 oxygen maintenance system for metal 3D printers [Source: Fabbaloo]

BOC / Linde’s ADDvance O2 oxygen maintenance system for metal 3D printers [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 11, 2019 05:18 PM

DIY Desktop Robotic Dexterity With The Youbionic Human Arm

The Youbionic Human Arm [Image: Youbionic]

The Youbionic Human Arm [Image: Youbionic]

Following years of development, the...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 11, 2019 03:38 PM

A New CEO At EOS, And Other Changes

Marie Langer, the new CEO of EOS [Source: EOS]

Marie Langer, the new CEO of EOS [Source: EOS]

A surprise press release from...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 11, 2019 02:12 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Occlusal Splint Provides Relief in Just a Few Weeks

In the recently published ‘Digital manufacturing of occlusal splint: from intraoral scanning to 3D printing,’ researchers explored the use of a new digital workflow for creating intraoral occlusal...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 11, 2019 10:31 AM

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Solar Energy and 3D Printing Join Forces for an International Race

Imagine this: the Australian sun beating down on you, thousands of kilometers of road ahead of you, and a car that must absorb as much solar energy as possible while simultaneously avoiding overheating of the battery. This is just one of the dilemmas that Agoria Solar Team has been working to solve for over a year. Creating a battery that can stay cool in a running car through the outback is not an easy task, so the Solar Team asked our parent company, Materialise, to assist them in building a 3D-printed battery case for their solar-powered car. A car that will carry them in a race through the Australian outback.

Agoria Solar Team has existed for 16 years now, choosing a new team of students from a Belgian university called KU Leuven every two years to carry on the legacy and create a solar-powered car to participate in an impressive race. This competition, Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, takes place over 8 days from Darwin in the north to Adelaide in the south, a total of over 3,000 km. Agoria Solar Team has been designing and building this year’s car, named BluePoint, since July 2018 in order to compete in the race October 13-20, 2019.

Agoria Solar Car Team
Agoria Solar Team celebrating the public reveal of BluePoint. Credit: Agoria Solar Team

Clearly, this project is no easy undertaking. Students must undergo a multi-interview process in order to be asked to join the team, and once the project has begun, they sometimes work 80 or 90 hour weeks to construct this amazing car from scratch. Each year, the students have the goal to improve their vehicle’s performance 10 percent from the previous team’s creation, so there truly is plenty of hard work, determination, and collaboration that must go into this project. And this year, the team’s hard work is already showing. Team member Cédric Robert says, “We have even reached a car which is 15 percent more aerodynamic.”

So how did 3D printing come into the picture? One of the main components of the car is the battery – the unit that holds excess energy and runs the car when there is inadequate sunlight. As such a crucial part of the vehicle, there was plenty of thought and design that had to be done in order to ensure it would run as efficiently as possible. This is where Materialise’s 3D printing technology came into play.

Agoria Solar Car Team battery
The 3D-printed battery covering created by Materialise and the Solar Team. Credit: Agoria Solar Team

Using Laser Sintering and the material PA12, Materialise and the team worked together on a 3D- printed battery case to effectively hold the battery segments together and keep the battery cool enough under the hot Australian sun. 3D printing is the perfect solution for a piece with needs as complex as these because it can create the lattice structure required. This design provides enough structure for the battery, allows airflow to avoid overheating, and is lightweight enough to comply with competition rules.

The group worked over two or three weeks to create the perfect design that was just thin enough to hold the battery together without breaking under the pressure of a running car. With expert 3D printing advice from Materialise, the Solar Team was able to successfully print their piece to assist them as they traverse the Australian terrain. Collaborating and communicating on projects such as these is crucial to ensure that the print is both successful and able to accomplish the designer’s goals.

Projects such as this solar-powered car give us an idea of the endless possibilities that 3D printing can have a hand in. From jewelry to art pieces to components for machines, 3D printing can be the perfect method to achieve shapes, textures, and functions that were previously impossible or too expensive to manufacture. There is now a freedom in design and manufacturing that businesses and individuals alike can run with in order to accomplish their dreams and ideas. Not only are these unique designs attainable with 3D printing, but they can also be duplicated again and again thanks to today’s technology.

Interested in cheering on Agoria Solar Team during the race? Watch their live Dutch shows on the Agoria Solar Team Facebook page each evening of the race at 8 pm CEST. Keep up with race updates, information on their project, and more on all of their social channels.

 

Ready to begin with your own project? Upload your designs to our platform and bring your own ideas to life.

by Maddie at October 11, 2019 07:42 AM

3D Print.com

University of Maine’s Composites Center: Researchers Awarded Three Guinness World Records in 3D Printing

3D printing has been described in many elevated terms, from magical to miraculous—and while users around the world are indeed enamored, it is certainly news to find that they are... The post...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 11, 2019 07:29 AM

Children’s Hospital in Argentina Finally Gets 3D Printed Presurgical Models

For the first time, a presurgical technique using 3D printing was used on four children suffering from congenital heart disease (CHD), holding promise for future developments. The idea was...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 11, 2019 07:02 AM

UK: 3D Printing the Circular Economy Through Re-distributed Manufacturing

As 3D printing revolutionizes industries around the world, it is inevitable that economies will be affected too as business models and supply chains are transformed. Researchers discuss these issues...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 11, 2019 06:41 AM

Coding for 3D Part 5: Parametric Design

This is an article focused on my choice of learning parametric design through this series. The post Coding for 3D Part 5: Parametric Design appeared first on 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing...

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by Ese Osaghae at October 11, 2019 05:47 AM

Aitiip: The Kraken 3D Printer Is A 20 by 8 by 6 Meter Manufacturing System

Whether you are a fan of pirate movies or not, most likely you know the Kraken as a fearsome but common sea creature of the deep, bearing eight legs and... The post Aitiip: The Kraken 3D Printer Is...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 11, 2019 04:56 AM

October 10, 2019

Fabbaloo

The Open Source Nautilus 3D Printer's Numerous Features

Hydra Research’s Nautilus 3D printer [Source: Hydra Research]

Hydra Research’s Nautilus 3D printer [Source: Hydra Research]

I’m looking...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 10, 2019 08:13 PM

Hands On With The ANET ET4 3D Printer: Part 3

Hands on with the ANET ET4 [Source: Fabbaloo]

Hands on with the ANET ET4 [Source: Fabbaloo]

We were fortunate to obtain a...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 10, 2019 03:21 PM

Hands On With The ANET ET4 3D Printer: Part 2

Hands on with the ANET ET4 [Source: Fabbaloo]

Hands on with the ANET ET4 [Source: Fabbaloo]

We were fortunate to obtain a...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 10, 2019 03:11 PM

Hands On With The ANET ET4 3D Printer: Part 1

Hands on with the ANET ET4 [Source: Fabbaloo]

Hands on with the ANET ET4 [Source: Fabbaloo]

We were fortunate to obtain a...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 10, 2019 03:01 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing in Dental Prosthetics: The Effects of Parameters on Fit & Gap

In the recently published ‘Effects of Printing Parameters on the Fit of Implant-Supported 3D Printing Resin Prosthetics,” authors Gang-Seok Park, Seong-Kyun Kim, Seong-Joo Heo, Jai-Young Koak, and...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 10, 2019 07:08 AM

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2019

We’re talking about events and business today in 3D Printing News Briefs. In November, Cincinnati Inc. is presenting at FABTECH, and Additive Manufacturing Technologies and XJet are heading off...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 10, 2019 06:57 AM

3D Printed Temporary Helmet Protects Young Patient Waiting for Cranioplasty

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

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by Sarah Saunders at October 10, 2019 06:55 AM

Metal and Polymer 3D Printing Improves Hall Effect Thruster Engines

In the recently published ‘Improvements in miniaturized Hall Thrusters by use of high-temperature SmCo magnets and additive manufacturing techniques,’ authors A. Olano, J. Ren, G. Zhang, H. Tang, T....

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 10, 2019 06:51 AM

University College Dublin: 3D Printing and Testing Molds for Microneedle Arrays

Microneedle arrays, or MNAs, are devices made up of micron-sized needles that make it possible to transfer a signal or compound across an outer layer of tissue, like skin. Because... The post...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 10, 2019 05:43 AM

India: Researchers Analyze the Effects of Vibration in Cantilever 3D Printers

In the recently published ‘Vibration Analysis of Cantilever Shaped 3D Printers,’ researchers A. Srivastava, C. Gautam, N. Bhan, and Ram Dayal discuss how to improve 3D printing hardware further,...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 10, 2019 05:42 AM

October 09, 2019

Fabbaloo

Jeremy Cook

Recycle Desktop PC Heat Sink for Raspberry Pi Use

You can of course buy a heat sink for your Raspberry Pi, but what fun would that be? In the video below, I show how to recycle the cooling fins from an old PC and turn it into a gigantic thermal energy radiator. Results are around a 15°C or 30°F temperature difference. Thermal tape used is found here on Amazon [Affiliate].

Enjoy!

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by Jeremy Cook at October 09, 2019 06:29 PM

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Objet

Your Body’s Digital Twin: Coming to a Stratasys 3D Printer Near You

Next Tuesday, October 15, marks the day when the most biomechanically realistic synthetic version of yourself – or at least certain key bones, organs and other tissues – becomes possible thanks to the new Stratasys J750™ Digital Anatomy™ 3D Printer.

As Stratasys-watchers know, we’ve been able to produce incredibly realistic-looking parts of the human anatomy on the J750 for a while now, leading to some remarkable stories, like the kidney cancer story we profiled at Bordeaux University Hospital. 

However, with Digital Anatomy, we’re now boldly venturing into replication of the actual feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of human anatomy. That’s important because up until now, the only real way to represent human anatomy well is on a human being. And that’s not always a good idea.

The other options all have significant shortcomings. To cite just a few:

  • Cadavers are highly processed and, by definition, lack “live tissue feel.”
  • Animals only approximate human anatomy and present ethical concerns.
  • Traditional 3D models lack the biomechanics for optimal product training and testing.
  • Virtual reality lack haptic feel and the ability to simultaneously view from all models.
  • It’s unlikely that animal, cadaver or existing synthetic models will include the pathology of interest.

The Digital Anatomy 3D Printer addresses all of these issues. For example, when used with the new TissuesMatrix™ material, we can effectively simulate functions like tear resistance, cutting resistance, suture pull force and valve regurgitation. With GelMatrix™ for cardiovascular anatomy, we can simulate burst pressure, guidewire insertion force, and aneurysm burst pressure. BoneMatrix™ can simulate tapping, reaming, spinal alignment and sawing. All of these and others are being clinically tested today.

The new Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer has the power to create true “digital twins” – with the look, feel, and function of real organs

The new solution includes new software in which you choose anatomies, not materials. The proprietary voxel-based slicer automatically generates the microstructures required, right down to different bone densities. The user can then modify the characteristics to replicate the desired patient demographic as needed.

These “digital twins” have wide-ranging uses. Academic medical centers are expected to embrace them for efficient and cost-effective training on a range of pathologies, enabling clinicians to learn and develop skills prior to entering an operating room. Medical deviceMakers can use the Digital Anatomy models to optimize design throughout the product lifecycle by performing design verification, validation usability studies, competitive comparisons and failure analysis.

The latest healthcare solution from Stratasys has been years in the making, and new applications are expected in the future.

Learn more about the Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer.

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by Jessica Coughlin at October 09, 2019 03:44 PM

Fabbaloo

The Powerful Delta 3D Printers Of Innovatica

Innovatica’s delta-style 3D printers [Source: Fabbaloo]

Innovatica’s delta-style 3D printers [Source: Fabbaloo]

We had a close look...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 09, 2019 03:39 PM

3D Print.com

Additive Manufacturing Open Cluster in Bavaria: TUM, Oerlikon, GE Additive & Linde Collaborate

Several heavy hitters on the international additive manufacturing scene have come together to form a research cluster. With the goal of researching AM processes from one location, a ‘single...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 09, 2019 03:22 PM

Fabbaloo

Meet The LulzBot Bio 3D Printer

The LulzBot Bio is at home in a lab [Image: Aleph Objects]

The LulzBot Bio is at home in a lab [Image: Aleph Objects]

Aleph Objects is...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 09, 2019 12:08 PM

Sculpteo

3D Print.com

Improved FDM 3D Printing with Lignin Biocomposites

In the recently published ‘Lignin: A Biopolymer from Forestry Biomass for Biocomposites and 3D Printing,’ international researchers Mihaela Tanase-Opedal, Eduardo Espinosa, Alejandro Rodríguez, and...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 09, 2019 10:28 AM

3D Print the New Youbionic Human Arm at Home or Through a Service

Youbionic, founded in 2015, has recently released its new Human Arm. The wildly creative Italian tech startup is on a mission to accentuate already sophisticated technology around the world,...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 09, 2019 10:26 AM

Fabbaloo

3D Print.com

Pediatric Surgeon 3D Prints Aortic Valve Repair Testing Device

Nations around the world are taking steps to prevent heart disease, with both advice and legislation to promote healthy eating habits, annual check-ups, and even antismoking laws and regulations....

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by Vanesa Listek at October 09, 2019 07:39 AM

Beijing: Researchers Improving 3D Printing with Artificial Intelligence

Researchers from Tsinghua University are investigating artificial intelligence and all that surrounds it, from materials to workflow, performance, and all the elements of intelligent construction....

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 09, 2019 07:31 AM

Biogelx in Brazil: New Collaboration for Research Tissue Bioprinting Inks

Throughout the years we have been following the success of startups that have originated from the academic field. Universities around the world foster the spirit of entrepreneurship by encouraging...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 09, 2019 06:37 AM

LulzBot Releases Its First Bioprinter

Bioprinting is revolutionizing the way 3D printed tissues can be used to mimic in vivo conditions. The fields of regenerative medicine, pharmaceutical development, and cosmetic testing are benefiting...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 09, 2019 01:40 AM

October 08, 2019

Fabbaloo

Photocentric Working Directly With Manufacturing Clients

A huge 3D print of 36 eyeglasses by Photocentric [Source: Fabbaloo]

A huge 3D print of 36 eyeglasses by Photocentric [Source: Fabbaloo]

I had a...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 08, 2019 05:19 PM

3D Printed Rockets Taking Off: $140M For Relativity Space

[Image: Relativity Space]

[Image: Relativity Space]

Last week, Relativity Space announced a major funding...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 08, 2019 03:44 PM

Injection Molded 3D Prints? AddiFab Can Do That

AddiFab’s 3D printer set up in a workshop [Source: AddiFab]

AddiFab’s 3D printer set up in a workshop [Source: AddiFab]

Injection molding...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 08, 2019 02:31 PM

3D Print.com

Brazil: 3D Printed Miniaturized Platform with Disposable Detector

Brazilian researchers from Instituto de Química explore miniaturized devices in the recently published ‘Design of novel, simple, and inexpensive 3D printing-based miniaturized electrochemical...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 08, 2019 12:08 PM

Coding for 3D Part 4: Rhino, Grasshopper and Weaverbird Setup

This is a brief introduction to the build environment we will be employing within the creation of objects for our parametric design process. The post Coding for 3D Part 4: Rhino, Grasshopper and...

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by Ese Osaghae at October 08, 2019 12:07 PM

Interview: CTIBiotech’s 3D Microtumors Can Aid in the Fight Against Cancer

Understanding cancer cells is a fundamental part of looking for ways to cure the disease, which has been around for a long time. Cancer is the second leading cause of... The post Interview:...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 08, 2019 11:05 AM

Fabbaloo

3D Print.com

3D Printing Graphene Oxide Hydrogels with Direct Ink Writing for Microsupercapacitors

In the recently published ‘Direct 3D printing of a graphene oxide hydrogel for fabrication of a high areal specific capacitance microsupercapacitor,’ researchers consider the capability for a...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 08, 2019 10:30 AM

The Bioprinting Revolution: Accessible 3D Printing to Transform Cell Culture

In ‘The revolution will be open-source: how 3D bioprinting can change 3D cell culture,’ authors Robert D. Bruno, John Reid, and Patrick C. Sachs explore the revolutionary aspect of 3D... The post...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 08, 2019 09:57 AM

Nanyang Technological University: 3D Printing High-Volume Ash Mixtures for Construction

In the recently published ‘3D printing of high-volume fly ash mixtures for digital concrete construction,’ Nanyang Technological University thesis student Biranchi Panda explores how fly ash-based...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 08, 2019 08:00 AM

3D Printing for Ecological Sustainability in Marine Applications

In the recently published ‘Recycled Sustainable 3D Printing Materials for Marine Environments,’ the authors—involved in the Bio-Shelters Project—venture into the realm of sustainability and recycling...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 08, 2019 07:01 AM

October 07, 2019

Fabbaloo

Objet

A STEP Forward: Career Development for Women

Stratasys was a proud sponsor of The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Forward program held September 26 at the General Mills Global headquarters. The goal of this program is to recognize and develop current and future women leaders in science, technology, engineering and production. The one-day program helps build networks, promote personal development and empower women in manufacturing to advance within their careers.

Stratasys Vice President of Human Resources Nichole Dahl joined an afternoon industry panel with other Twin Cities business leaders to help attendees understand how to navigate through major inflection points in their careers. Here she shares some of that wisdom and experience with us!

Nichole, you joined Stratasys two years ago but previously spent nearly 16 years at Honeywell. What formative career experiences did you gain there?

I had the opportunity to work in various HR capacities across all of Honeywell’s major businesses –Aerospace, Transportation Systems, Home and Building Control Solutions, Performance Materials and Technology. I provided HR Business Partner support for client groups including plant floor operations, R&D engineering, sales and marketing, and executive leadership teams at the Business Unit level.  I also worked as an Organizational Development Process Leader focused on change management and leadership coaching. 

One of the most interesting roles I held was HR Director for a $700 million business unit in Asia Pacific.  I was based in Sydney, Australia, and had responsibility for a territory that included South Korea, Hong Kong/Macau, China, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Middle East, and South Africa.

What did you learn from that stint working abroad?  

Not only did I get to learn how to partner with people from many different cultures, I also had to manage a team in several different time zones and understand basic labor laws in each of the countries I supported. I was also able to understand the similarities and differences in the dynamics of the various leadership teams across the regions as well. It was a really valuable experience.

What brought you here to Stratasys?

The more I researched the company, the more intrigued I became by the markets Stratasys serves and the industries it plays in. Being a leader in the additive manufacturing and 3D printing solutions space is pretty cool and I’m definitely proud to say I’m part of it.

I also really value working for a business president (Rich Garrity) with a strong focus on people, culture and engagement. It was clear to me early on in my interview process that this would be a key area of focus for me and the HR team as we continue our journey toward becoming a truly top workplace.

What are some of your key priorities here?  

The first priority is to improve the overall HR function – standardizing our processes, policies, and systems, while ensuring we are compliant with all laws and regulations.  The second priority is to focus on building our Winning Culture. We have five teams working on a variety of Winning Culture activities. 

  1. Talent Acquisition – Ensuring we recruit, attract and select the right people to join the organization.
  2. Compensation, Benefits and Wellbeing – Providing competitive total rewards offerings and making sure our employees are improving their overall wellness in the areas of health, financial, social, career and community.
  3. Career Development – Establishing career paths and development opportunities for all employees.
  4. Leadership Development – Developing our people managers to be truly Connected Leaders.
  5. Communication and Collaboration – Providing additional channels for communication and fostering collaboration to break down internal silos.

Why is an event like STEP Forward important?  

Research shows that diverse companies outperform those that are not as diverse. Stratasys’ involvement in and sponsorship of STEP Forward is just one avenue for us to continue to develop and grow our female talent. We had the privilege of sending 10 participants to learn how to set SMART goals, and how to recruit their own personal board of directors to act as a career sounding board. They also learned negotiation skills and how to apply them in different workplace settings and discussed how emotional intelligence could be leveraged in both their professional and personal lives. Finally, participants heard from female leaders in the industry and how they’ve been able to navigate and advance their careers.  Aside from the learning experience, it is also a great way for women in the manufacturing industry to build their networks with talent from other organizations.

Any takeaways from the panel you were on?   

I had the honor of sitting next to three other talented female leaders from H.B. Fuller, Ingersoll Rand and General Mills. We each had different stories about how we got started in our careers and the paths we’ve taken to get where we are today.  The one thing we all had in common was that each of us took control of our own career paths and really drove our own development. We each had the tenacity and drive to take on bigger, more challenging assignments as they made sense for our personal situations. We have also been able to balance and re-evaluate our priorities from time-to-time to ensure we are fulfilled from both a personal and professional perspective. Feeling fulfilled, both inside and outside of work, leads to better performance and even more development opportunities.  

What advice do you have for young women looking to build careers in manufacturing?  

You are the only one that is going to manage your career the way you want it to be managed. Don’t wait for someone else to tell you what the right next move is. Take control of your own future and don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone to take on challenging assignments that will stretch and develop you. Be confident in your capabilities, speak up when you have something to say, and have the courage to ask questions when you don’t understand. Finally, be sure to build your network of personal advocates, both inside and outside your organization. They will help support you and guide you when you need it.

Drive your future forward by learning how to get involved with Stratasys Careers. We’ll help YOU take the next step!

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by Aaron Pearson at October 07, 2019 05:17 PM

Fabbaloo

Realizing 3D Printing’s Opportunities In The Face Of Trade Wars

It looks like Pix is using DED for metal 3D printing, from the looks of these parts from its factory in Guiyang [Image: Coco Liu / Asian Review]

It looks like Pix is using DED for metal 3D printing, from the looks of these parts from its factory in Guiyang...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 07, 2019 05:13 PM

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Fabbaloo

Validating Digital Anatomy: Inside Stratasys’ Strategy

Cardiac model 3D printed on the J750 Digital Anatomy 3D printer using TissueMatrix and Agilus 30 materials to mimic the human heart [Image: Fabbaloo]

Cardiac model 3D printed on the J750 Digital Anatomy 3D printer using TissueMatrix and Agilus 30 materials to...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM

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Stratasys Releases Digital Anatomy Solution for Functional Anatomical Models

The 3D printing industry today is moving towards applications, solutions and manufacturing. Where there used to be more press releases than parts, we now are seeing useful solutions emerge...

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by Joris Peels at October 07, 2019 11:39 AM

Single & Multimode Silica Optical Fibers Drawn from 3D Printed Preforms

In the recently published, ‘Silica optical fiber drawn from 3D printed preforms,’ the authors created single and multimode fibers that can be used to create designs and parts for a... The post...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 07, 2019 11:03 AM

Fabbaloo

Stratasys Debuts Digital Anatomy 3D Printing Portfolio: New J750 3D Printer, Materials, Software

Cardiac model 3D printed on the J750 Digital Anatomy 3D printer using TissueMatrix and Agilus 30 materials to mimic the human heart [Image: Fabbaloo]

Cardiac model 3D printed on the J750 Digital Anatomy 3D printer using TissueMatrix and Agilus 30 materials to...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 07, 2019 11:01 AM

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Gripping Gears by Henry Segerman, Will Segerman and Sabetta Matsumoto [Source: YouTube]

Gripping Gears by Henry Segerman, Will Segerman and Sabetta Matsumoto [Source: YouTube]

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 07, 2019 10:18 AM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Anisoprint: Anisotropy as Advantage in Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

In the field of composite 3D printing, Markforged is highlighted as a pioneer, given the 2014 release of its continuous carbon fiber printing system. And while many other firms are slowly filling the space with their own unique processes for 3D printing with composites, there may be no other more direct competitor than Anisoprint. The Composer 3D printer from Anisoprint. (Image courtesy of Anisoprint.) The Russia- and Luxembourg-based startup first introduced a similar, yet quite different...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at October 07, 2019 09:56 AM

3D Print.com

Metal Filament 3D Printing of 316L Stainless Steel on a Prusa i3

In the recently published ‘Metal Filament 3D Printing of SS316L: Focusing on the printing process,’ thesis student Karthikesh Gante Lokesha Renukaradhya for the Machine Design track in Industrial...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 07, 2019 08:02 AM

Interview with Tamer Mohamed of Aspect Biosystems on Advancing Tissue Therapeutics

While attending The University of British Columbia (UBC), Tamer Mohamed, along with fellow graduate student Simon Beyer, began working at the Walus Laboratory on the development of a novel...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 07, 2019 05:59 AM

Sweden: Improving Writing Resolution in Electro-hydrodynamic 3D Printing

In the recently published, ‘Increasing the Writing Resolution for Electro-hydrodynamic 3D-Printing: by Active Steering of e-jet,’ author Henrik Dan Bergman explores fabrication techniques in the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 07, 2019 05:11 AM

Pharmaceutical Researchers Use REGEMAT 3D Technology for Drug Delivery

3D bioprinting is becoming an interesting alternative for medical professionals and research institutions that choose a more personalized treatment for their patients, this has potential to improve...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 07, 2019 05:05 AM

Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace: 3D Printing Optimized Low Pressure Turbine Blades

In ‘Preliminary optimization of a hollow low pressure turbine blade,’ Lorenzo Abrusci presents a thesis paper exploring additive manufacturing processes for creating critical industrial components....

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 07, 2019 05:01 AM

October 06, 2019

Fabbaloo

Kora's Powerful SC-01 3D Printer Safety Enclosure

The Kora SC-01 Safety Cabinet [Source: Fabbaloo]

The Kora SC-01 Safety Cabinet [Source: Fabbaloo]

I had a chat with the friendly...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 06, 2019 03:14 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2019

We’ve got lots of material news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a Material Development Kit from RPS. Polymaker and Covestro are releasing three new...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 06, 2019 07:11 AM

October 05, 2019

Terry Wohlers

Bangalore

I visited Bangalore, India for the first time last week and the experience could not have been better. The people were extremely friendly, with many approaching me and speaking as if we had met before, although we hadn’t. I was lucky enough to spend time at interesting and successful companies, including 3D Product Development, Intech DMLS, and Supercraft3D. All three are vibrant, focused on additive manufacturing products and services, and at the forefront of AM in India.

I got two very different views of the city. A surprising number of large and notable companies that you may know little or nothing about operate out of Bangalore. Examples are HCL ($8.6 billion in annual sales), Infosys ($12.1 billion), Tata Consultancy Services ($20.9 billion), and Wipro ($8.5 billion). HCL became the first Indian IT company to reach market capitalization of $100 billion. These and other companies offer design and engineering services, and a few, such as Wipro, have a growing AM services business. These companies and their work and people are impressive.

The view of these giant and successful companies was conflicting when compared to much of the rest of Bangalore. The narrow streets were constantly clogged with cars, scooters, cycles, and motorized rickshaws. Traveling a distance that should take minutes took an hour or longer. Many of the sidewalks and curbs were crumbling and lined with coils of wire and other debris. The city is in desperate need of infrastructure improvement and updating. I was told the streets were not designed to handle such growth over the years, and trying to fix them now is next to impossible. Funding for a mass transit system would be outrageously expensive and is unlikely, according to those I spoke with.

Bangalore is an intriguing place to visit and I’m glad I did. It was a privilege to participate in the 11th NASSCOM Design & Engineering Summit, which was the primary reason for the trip. Visits to the Bangalore Palace, the State Legislature building, the city’s oldest and best known bazaar shopping district, and two microbreweries made the trip even more interesting. The food was incredibly flavorful and outstanding. Best of all, I spent quality time with a couple friends from India and met many new ones that I hope will develop into lasting relationships. Bangalore offers differing views of itself, yet I look forward to the possibility of returning.

by Terry Wohlers at October 05, 2019 10:25 PM

Fabbaloo

3D Print.com

Germanium, Silica & Titanium Lend Stability to 3D Printing Optical Glass

In the recently published ‘Sol-Gel Based Nanoparticles for 3D Printing of Optical Glass,’ Peter Palencia and Koroush Sasan of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are innovating further in the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 05, 2019 07:03 AM

October 04, 2019

Fabbaloo

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3D printing powdered gold? [Photo by NaMaKuKi from Pexels]

3D printing powdered gold? [Photo by NaMaKuKi from Pexels]

I had a chat with a...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 04, 2019 03:47 PM

SOLIDWORKS 2020: A Bridge to 3DEXPERIENCE

Screenshot showcasing SOLIDWORKS 2020’s new Make Part Flexible feature. (Image courtesy of Dassault Systèmes.)

Screenshot showcasing SOLIDWORKS 2020’s new Make Part Flexible feature. (Image courtesy of Dassault...

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by ENGINEERING.com at October 04, 2019 10:44 AM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Visual Aids for the Courtroom

I’ve been following the developments in 3D printing for the courts closely for years. We’ve seen how 3D scanners and VR can be used in the courts, how Canadian company... The post 3D Printed Visual...

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by Joris Peels at October 04, 2019 10:35 AM

SmarTech Analysis Launches New Data Product Addressing Parts Produced by Additive Manufacturing

Industry analyst firm SmarTech Analysis today announced a new data product geared towards addressing the critical metric of additively manufactured parts produced. The Additive Manufacturing...

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by Team SmarTech at October 04, 2019 08:30 AM

Aspect Biosystems is Creating Opportunities in Biotech

In the coming decade, the 3D bioprinting community could witness some of the most important technology advancements we have ever seen. Researchers, laboratories, universities, companies and the young...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 04, 2019 08:09 AM

3D Printing Mini-Bioreactors for Anaerobic Digestion Screening

In the recently published ‘Development of an Anaerobic Digestion Screening System Using 3D Printed Mini-Bioreactors,’ authors Spyridon Achinas and Gerrit Jan Willem Euverink employ additive...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 04, 2019 05:58 AM

3D Printing Processes Activated by Light: Reviewing Photocatalytic Systems

In the recently published ‘Recent Advances on Visible Light Metal-Based Photocatalysts for Polymerization under Low Light Intensity,’ French researcher Frédéric Dumur investigates 3D printing...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 04, 2019 05:57 AM

Roboze Improving Quality of 3D Printed Parts with Pre-Drying and Heating Equipment

It’s October, which means that this year’s formnext is fast approaching. From November 19-22, thousands of people will descend on Frankfurt to network, see what’s new in the AM...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 04, 2019 04:57 AM

Ruggedized nScrypt Bioprinter Allows Military Personnel to 3D Print Medical Products in Remote Areas

The military has continued to embrace and advance 3D printing processes throughout the decades, long before most of us knew it even existed. Now, the Geneva Foundation and the Uniformed... The post...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 04, 2019 04:51 AM

October 03, 2019

Ponoko

Ponoko Is Hiring a Production Specialist

Ponoko believes in digital making future that will unleash creativity to accelerate human progress. We’re on a mission to empower pro makers to build products for their businesses to build the future & change the world 10x faster and less cost than ever before.

We’re doing this by providing the world’s #1 automated cloud-to-robot laser cutting service that enables pro makers to go from idea to design to quote to prototype to product to market at rapid speed and low cost.

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by Shannon Birt at October 03, 2019 10:44 PM

Fabbaloo

PostProcess Releases First Ever Post-Processing Survey Results

PostProcess Technologies has released results of their first annual survey on post-processing [Source: PostProcess Technologies]

PostProcess Technologies has released results of their first annual survey on post-processing [Source:...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 03, 2019 05:14 PM

Ultimaker Cura 4.3 Released With A Feature I've Wanted Forever

A difficult 3D print slicing situation: how to lay this 3D model perfectly flat? [Source: Fabbaloo]

A difficult 3D print slicing situation: how to lay this 3D model perfectly flat? [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 03, 2019 03:24 PM

Thingiverse

A Deeper Look At The MakerBot Method X

A Deeper Look At The MakerBot Method X Some weeks ago MakerBot announced the Method X, a sequel their earlier Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at October 03, 2019 02:25 PM

Fabbaloo

3D Print.com

Main Challenges and Investments for 3D Printing of Medical Devices

Ahead of the Additive Manufacturing for Medical Devices Forum, we asked leading industry professionals about the biggest advantages and challenges in using additive manufacturing compared to...

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by Team IQPC at October 03, 2019 12:13 PM

Fabbaloo

Acer Powers Up Their Concept D Laptops With NVIDIA RTX GPUs

Concept D 9 Pro [Source: SolidSmack]

Concept D 9 Pro [Source: SolidSmack]

Never one to fall behind the times, Acer...

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by SolidSmack.com at October 03, 2019 10:39 AM

3D Print.com

Custom Prototypes Creates a Unique Metal 3D Printed Faucet

This week a Toronto based 3D printing company, Custom Prototypes, revealed an impressive metal 3D printing project, an intricately designed bathroom faucet 3D printed in stainless steel. Over the...

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by Team Custom Prototypes at October 03, 2019 08:06 AM

PLA in FDM 3D Printing: Studying the Effects of Porosity & Crystallinity

In the recently published, ‘Effect of Porosity and Crystallinity on 3D Printed PLA Properties,’ international researchers look further into FDM (FFF) 3D printing with PLA, examining physical changes...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 03, 2019 07:52 AM

Make Your Own 3D Print Design with Expert Guidance

3DPrint.com’s Design Essentials for 3D Printing online crash-course starts October 23 with two live presentations from industry leaders. Over the course of the one-week, learn how to create 3D...

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by Caitlin McKinney at October 03, 2019 07:47 AM

Developments in Acrylate Oligomers for 3D Printing Inks & Resins

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...

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by Team Dymax at October 03, 2019 07:46 AM

Ongoing Betatype and Safran Collaboration Results in Reduced Weight & Build Time for 3D Printed Electrical Generator Housing

London-based 3D printing consultancy company Betatype, founded in 2012, knows a little something about optimizing metal 3D printing applications in order to create functional components for customers...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 03, 2019 06:20 AM

3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2019

We’ve got a case study, 3D printing in electric applications, and some news on awards for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CRP Technology helped rebuild a T-shaped bracket... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 03, 2019 06:02 AM

3DEXPERIENCE Modeling & Simulation Conference: Finn Mast Project & Guest Speaker Dr. Byron Pipes

Recently, Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE software company, held its 3DEXPERIENCE Modeling & Simulation Conference. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the event in Novi, Michigan, and...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 03, 2019 05:00 AM

October 02, 2019

Fabbaloo

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The nScrypt ABAT 3D printer is ruggedized and ready to roll [Image: nScrypt]

The nScrypt ABAT 3D printer is ruggedized and ready to roll [Image: nScrypt]

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 02, 2019 08:13 PM

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AdditiveNow Managing Director John Bolto makes a deal with Aurora Labs CEO David Budge [Source: Aurora Labs]

AdditiveNow Managing Director John Bolto makes a deal with Aurora Labs CEO David Budge [Source: Aurora Labs]

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 02, 2019 02:02 PM

3D Print.com

The Skilled Workforce the Additive Manufacturing Industry Needs

Since its beginning, the additive manufacturing industry has experienced significant growth, evident in Wohlers Associates’ yearly reports. Behind this growth is a talented workforce. But, as with...

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by Team IamDigital at October 02, 2019 12:07 PM

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3D Print.com

SWIFT: Uzel and Skylar-Scott are Paving the Way for the Future of Bioprinting

A few weeks ago, Mark Skylar-Scott and Sébastien Uzel, researchers working in Jennifer Lewis’ Lab at Harvard´s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 02, 2019 09:05 AM

Improving the Strength & Accuracy of 3D Printed Gears

In the recently published ‘Strength and geometry parameters accuracy improvement of 3D printed polymer gears,’ the authors focus on refining strength and precision in FDM 3D printing. Here, rotary...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 02, 2019 08:27 AM

iMaterialise

The Beauty and Simplicity of Simply BU’s 3D-Printed World

Simply BU is the brand behind Burçin Uçak, a Turkish interior architect based in Belgium with a remarkable talent for 3D printing. She has brought her designing talents to the 3D printing world with stunning jewelry and accessories.

This designer merges her interest for new technologies and materials with 3D printing, up-cycling and 3D game design. Welcome to the world of Simply BU!

When and why did you decide to become a designer?

Since my childhood, I have always been very creative. But despite knowing that I love designing, I never thought about doing it professionally. After high school, trying to understand who I was and what I wanted to do in my life, I participated in a month of classes at an art school thanks to a suggestion from my parents. The course included photography, interior design, painting and more. After that, I realized I couldn’t live without designing: it’s who I am and I decided to go for it.

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Bow tie. Polyamide (SLS) © Simply BU

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Generally, I am inspired by geometric forms. For example, I have many square and cubic designs. However, for my last designs, I got inspired by nature and Voronoi Patterns. Now I play with more curvy and organic forms.

How would you sum up your style in a few words?

The beauty of simplicity.

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Spiral Ring. Steel natural polish © Simply BU

What is your normal workflow for a new project?

Contrary to most designers, I do not really sketch. When I am inspired, I directly have my version of the form in my mind and I draw it in a 3D program, make copies and start playing with different versions of the idea. I find it clearer to work with a 3D model than a drawing.

After modeling, then comes the most important part for me: prototyping. I test the design by printing it with my own printer. For some designs, I remember doing at least ten prototypes in order to find the correct thickness, strength, comfort, fluent form and a better reaction from the customer. I find prototyping is an ongoing process.

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3D designer Burçin Uçak

When I was designing in the beginning, I was more careless, but nowadays when I design, I have learned to pay more attention to the printability of the design for the material I want to use. I pay more attention to its technical details, thickness, unnecessary and heavy vertex information, etc.

So my workflow still changes with experience, designing and testing more.

What is your favorite 3D printing material to work with?

My favorite material is polyamide. It’s affordable for the designer and the customers.

I also really like the fact that it can be painted literally in any color. A polyamide print can be turned into a unique piece by playing with the tone of colors, like ombre dyeing techniques or painting in multiple colors. The number of options gives so much freedom to the designer.

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Rings. Polyamide (SLS) dyed © Simply BU

Which 3D modeling software do you use?

I use Blender to model.  It’s open-source, very easy to use and it has very artistic modifiers that save a lot of time for certain complex models. It helps me a lot as I make a lot of copies of one idea and I can still go back and change the model very easily without getting lost in thousands of vertexes.

What is the main advantage of using 3D printing for your designs?

With 3D printing it’s possible to manufacture very detailed, complex designs that may not be possible or would be very hard and time-consuming to be manufactured by other traditional methods or certain materials. It also offers different material choices. One design can be printed in many different materials. I love that it offers so much freedom!

When and how did you get introduced to the world of 3D printing?

I got introduced to the world of 3D printing in 2010 when I was still studying architecture in Belgium. I saw some examples of architectural models and the following years after that I saw more DIY 3D printers from makers and Fablabs.

At the end of 2014, I got my own 3D printer and I got more and more involved with the technology since then.

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Cuadrado ring. Steel natural polish © Simply BU

What is the biggest challenge you face in your jewelry business?

My biggest challenge is to turn some extreme, possibly uncomfortable models into usable, comfortable pieces of jewelry. As I use a lot of square and cubic forms, some of my rings have sharp edges.

Most people are already not used to square rings and uncomfortable forms make them question them even more. So my challenge is to find a way to soften sharp forms but still keep the identity of the piece.

How is 3D printing improving your creative business?

The most important thing is that 3D printing makes things very efficient. I should say I support the designers that make handmade, artisan products but that process requires the designer to be there from the first step to the last. You have to be fully present and dedicate yourself to a relatively long making process.

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Wire Ring. Silver Gloss © Simply BU

With 3D printing, after designing and prototyping, you are ready to go. For me, 3D printing is a smart, creative way of doing business. With fewer working hours and effort, you create time and energy to do anything you want.

 

Discover more about the Simply BU jewelry pieces on Burçin’s online shop and get inspired by her beautiful Facebook and Instagram feeds.

Learn more about polyamide (SLS) and how laser sintering works to understand the possibilities of 3D printing with this material and technology. Once your designs are ready to 3D print, you can upload them to our online 3D printing platform.

 

by Aura Farrando at October 02, 2019 08:00 AM

3D Print.com

3D Printing with Conductive Polymer Nanocomposites for Smart Textiles

In the recently published ‘FDM 3D printing of conductive polymer nanocomposites: A novel process for functional and smart textiles,’ dissertation student Razieh Hashemi Sanatgar explores digital...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 02, 2019 07:27 AM

Mars X-House: Continuing in the Quest to 3D Print the ExtraTerrestrial Habitat

In the recently published ‘Mars X-House: Design Principles for an Autonomously 3D Printed ISRU Surface Habitat,’ authors from SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architecture) LLC, NASA Langley Research...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 02, 2019 07:26 AM

Coding for 3D Part 2: Generative Design

This is a quick excerpt that is talking about what we will be focusing on within this coding series: generative design. We want to define our direction before we plung into the deep ocean of coding...

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by Ese Osaghae at October 02, 2019 07:14 AM

Researchers 3D Print Device to Reduce Mental Nerve Injury During Transoral Thyroidectomy

Like most, you have probably been affected by cancer more than once in your life—whether you have experienced a health issue or dealt with it through a family member or... The post Researchers 3D...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 02, 2019 06:35 AM

3D Printed Prosthetics Organization e-NABLE Holding Enablecon 2019 in Maryland

The very first e-NABLE Community Conference, or Enablecon, was held back in 2014, and the annual event has just continued to get bigger since then. We’ve learned that the Enable... The post 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 02, 2019 05:57 AM

Relativity Space Closes $140 Million in Series C Funding, Led by Bond and Tribe Capital

Relativity Space is making headway with its 3D printed rockets. As they continue on their path to build the world’s most unique factory and satellite launch service, Relativity Space...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 02, 2019 05:56 AM

Coding for 3D Part 3: Tools of Choice

This is an in-depth article explaining the plan of attack for learning parametric design through code. I will be consulting various online resources as well as books to strengthen my knowledge base....

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by Ese Osaghae at October 02, 2019 04:16 AM

October 01, 2019

Ponoko

Branding With Bling

With New Gold Glitter Acrylic Added To The NZ Catalog, Businesses Can Make Their Brand Shine

Looking to add some shine for your next laser cutter project? Hello gold glitter acrylic. With specs of glitter embedded within clear acrylic resin, this new material in the NZ catalog has just the right amount of bling whether you’re designing a product to sell or branding your business.

Gold Glitter Acrylic For Signage & Centerpieces

One of the most popular applications of gold glitter acrylic is wedding decorations,

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by Lisa Horn at October 01, 2019 10:23 PM

Fabbaloo

A New Recycled Filament Option: RE PET 3D

Brilliant PET 3D print made from entirely recycled thermoplastic by RE PET 3D [Source: Fabbaloo]

Brilliant PET 3D print made from entirely recycled thermoplastic by RE PET 3D [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 01, 2019 08:18 PM

Milling Around

Jenny Bannink – Talks The ABC’s of 1-2-3’s

Jenny Bannink - Talks The ABC's of 1-2-3's and gives some great advice on the common uses for 1-2-3 blocks and why they deserve a spot at the top of your toolbox.

by Jennifer Bannink at October 01, 2019 08:00 PM

Fabbaloo

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Rutger Stronks, Ultimaker’s Global Director of Product Marketing, introduces the S5 Bundle [Source: Fabbaloo]

Rutger Stronks, Ultimaker’s Global Director of Product Marketing, introduces the S5 Bundle [Source:...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 01, 2019 05:14 PM

The Significance Of UL GREENGUARD 2904 Certification In 3D Printing

UL GREENGUARD 2904 certification: look for this sticker on 3D printers as safety standards become more common. [Image: Rize]

UL GREENGUARD 2904 certification: look for this sticker on 3D printers as safety standards become more common....

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 01, 2019 02:04 PM

Sculpteo

Fabbaloo

Rize Announces First UL GREENGUARD Certification: CEO Interview

The Rize One 3D printer [Image: Rize]

The Rize One 3D printer [Image: Rize]

3D printer emissions are in focus again...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 01, 2019 12:01 PM

Book of the Week: Build Your Own CNC Machine

Build your own CNC machine [Source: Amazon]

Build your own CNC machine [Source: Amazon]

This week’s selection is “...

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by Kerry Stevenson at October 01, 2019 10:31 AM

3D Print.com

Researchers Testing 3D Printed Hydroxyapatite Structures for Bone Regeneration

In the recently published, ‘Hydroxyapatite Structures Created by Additive Manufacturing with Extruded Polymer,’ Katherine Vanesa López Ambrosio (School of Advanced Materials Discovery / Colorado...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 01, 2019 07:30 AM

VA Puget Sound Initiative: Advancing 3D Printing for Heart Disease

For over one hundred years, treating heart disease meant opening the patient’s chest to access the heart through open-heart surgery. The procedure usually takes between three to six hours and... The...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 01, 2019 07:12 AM

The University of Wollongong Goes to India

The Indian research community is catching up with the world’s bioprinting innovations. From university labs to startups, the country’s foremost innovators are using 3D bioprinters and...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 01, 2019 04:05 AM

Ponoko

Two-Color Acrylics For Electronics & Signage

The USA Catalog Expands With Grey-On-Black & Yellow-On-Black Acrylics

We L.O.V.E. two-color acrylics (and we know you
do, too). There’s the striking contrast that makes text, logos and graphics
look great. Plus, the professional presentation is essential for brands making
their mark.

Now you have even more design options with 1.5mm grey-on-black and yellow-on-black acrylic debuting in the USA catalog.

Whether you’re making electronics enclosures or signs, the contrast two-color acrylics provides not only visually organizes information but also grabs attention and creates focus.

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by Lisa Horn at October 01, 2019 04:00 AM

3D Print.com

NYU Tandon Gets Grant to Teach Cybersecurity in 3D Printing

With so many fields applying additive manufacturing and 3D printers often being connected to the internet, they face security issues that range from privacy concerns to device integrity. Defects...

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by Vanesa Listek at October 01, 2019 03:59 AM

TUM Purchases AMT’s PostPro3DMini for Post-Processing 3D Printed Medical Device Parts

UK-headquartered Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) is a vertically integrated technology development and manufacturing company that creates automated digital solutions to help its customers...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 01, 2019 03:53 AM

Cubicure & Evonik Develop One Component Resin System For Flexible Polyesters Through Hot Lithography

Cubicure and Evonik continue on within the 3D printing realm, leading the evolution of materials science with research and development of polyester resins. Focusing on additive manufacturing...

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by Bridget O'Neal at October 01, 2019 03:49 AM

OpenHybrid Project Complete: Hybrid Machines with CNC Machining and DED 3D Printing Capabilities

In October 2016, the three-year OpenHybrid project began, a part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The project was designed to address current hybrid manufacturing...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 01, 2019 03:46 AM

September 30, 2019

Fabbaloo

Stratasys' Digital Inventory Strategy Is Hard, But They're Making Progress

3D printed replacement parts by Stratasys for Angel Trains, certified for use by regulators [Source: Fabbaloo]

3D printed replacement parts by Stratasys for Angel Trains, certified for use by regulators [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 30, 2019 08:18 PM

TRACE: Traceability In 3D Printing

TRACE Template [Image: TRACE]

TRACE Template [Image: TRACE]

As 3D printing continues to industrialize,...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 30, 2019 05:08 PM

E3D-Online Announces The Hermes System

E3D-Online’s new Hermes system [Source: Fabbaloo]

E3D-Online’s new Hermes system [Source: Fabbaloo]

E3D-Online announced a...

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 30, 2019 02:04 PM

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Romania: Comparing Additively and Conventionally Manufactured Patient-Specific Cranial Implants

A trio of researchers from Bucharest, Romania completed a multi-centre cohort study, entitled “3D patient specific implants for cranioplasty,” about 50 patients from 10 hospitals with a...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 30, 2019 01:04 PM

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Introducing Stratasys Performance Partners – Fueled by the Power of Additive Manufacturing

There’s a certain feeling you get when sitting trackside at high-speed races. The roar of the engines, the smell of fuel and rubber providing an adrenaline rush for both drivers and fans alike. It’s the sheer power of these machines that instills so much awe. And the same goes for any high-performance environment – whether it’s competitive sailing on the open seas or airplanes traveling faster than the speed of sound. There’s nothing like it. At Stratasys, we’re very proud to be right in the thick of it – and excited to announce our new Performance Partner Program and Summit.

There’s a lot that goes on before these powerful machines actually hit the track, air or water. Endurance and elegance of design is critical – but so is aerodynamics, strength, and heat deflection to name a few. For some years, designers and engineers of these amazing machines have endeavored to create strong, but lightweight 3D printed parts for both prototypes and final production.

We’ve all seen a 3D printed helmet here, a bicycle seat there. But never before has there been a focused, collaborative group of the who’s who of these industries -dedicated to advancing the use of additive manufacturing across these high-performance environments. That is…until now.

Flying across the water with 3D Printed Parts – NYYC American Magic

Today, Stratasys is proud to officially launch our Performance Partner Program – bringing together leaders in auto racing, competitive sailing and next-generation supersonic travel to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing. We’re kicking off everything today with a first-of-its-kind event right in the heart of Speedway, Indiana. And the roster of participants does not disappoint:

  • Team Penske
  • Andretti Autosports
  • Joe Gibbs Racing
  • McLaren Autosports
  • Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
  • American Magic
  • Don Schumacher Racing
  • Boom Supersonic
  • Jay Leno’s Garage
  • Kindigit Design
  • SEMA Garage

Never before has there been a collaboration of this magnitude, featuring those actually utilizing additive manufacturing in these extreme environments. Each is maximizing use of Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to match extreme design and manufacturing requirements. The Stratasys range of engineering-grade 3D printers are ideal for building advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, durable tools and production parts.

Many of our partners are using FDM ULTEM™ 9085 for parts needing superior properties and the lowest production variance; Stratasys ST-130 sacrificial tooling filament to aid in the production of hollow composite parts; and FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber and ASA materials to create actual production parts, rugged tooling and advanced prototypes – matching demands for strength and stiffness of carbon-filled composite material.

And these partners are doing some amazing things. Over at Penske, an expanded technical partnership empowers their engineering and manufacturing efforts for both NASCAR and IndyCar racing platforms. This provides a tremendous advantage in production of better, stronger and more aerodynamic race car parts – getting cars on the track faster. With American Magic – challenger for the 36th America’s Cup – the team is taking carbon fiber to the water raceway for high-speed, lightweight production parts. This gives these competitive sailing yachts a sleeker, more aerodynamic design – one that can be tested and modified from race-to-race.

These relationships are going even further with the first-ever Performance Partner Summit today. Our partners are converging for a full-day session to not only explore how each is capitalizing on additive manufacturing, but get a closer look at key applications and products to make additive manufacturing even more powerful. The intent is to create a formal environment of collaboration as partners explore advanced approaches to get faster, become more competitive, and go farther than ever before.

The race is on…For more information about leveraging Stratasys advanced additive manufacturing in your industrial environment, see our Fortus 450mc or F900 pages – or check out our case studies on Team Penske or Don Schumacher Racing to see what partners are achieving with Stratasys additive manufacturing.

Until the next race – we’ll see YOU in the winner’s circle!

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by Pat Carey at September 30, 2019 01:00 PM