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June 06, 2020

3D Print.com

Modern Foundry: Analysis & Design Guidelines for 3D Printed Plastic Casts

Pawel Zmarzly, Damian Gogolewski, and Tomasz Kozior present their findings from a recent study in ‘Design guidelines for plastic casting using 3D printing.’ While 3D printing is used for many... The...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 06, 2020 03:02 PM

Comparing 3D-Printed and Traditional Guide Plates for Placing Orthodontic Brackets

The most important part of orthodontic treatment is the correct positioning and bonding of the brackets. Direct bonding is less accurate and often takes longer due to saliva and inaccessible... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 06, 2020 02:03 PM

June 05, 2020

Fabbaloo

Disturbing Reports Emerging From LulzBot Resellers

A series of disturbing reports have emerged this week from resellers of LulzBot’s 3D printers that could alienate the open source community.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 05, 2020 03:37 PM

The Consolidation Trend in 3D Print and Manufacturing Services

I recently spoke with Rich Stump of FATHOM and learned how the manufacturing service industry is consolidating.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 05, 2020 03:17 PM

CBD Products, Hemp, and 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss the conjunction of 3D printing and growth in CBD products.

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by Charles Goulding at June 05, 2020 02:45 PM

3D Print.com

Thor3D Updates Calibry Nest Software, Improving Workflow for 3D Scanning

Moscow-headquartered Thor3D continues to refine its software and hardware, allowing customers around the globe to continue scanning items at every range, from smaller industrial parts to facial...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 05, 2020 02:45 PM

AMGTA Commissions First Research Project on Environmental Sustainability of Metal 3D Printing

In November, the non-commercial, global trade group AMGTA, or the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association, was launched in order to promote the many environmental, green benefits of using...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 05, 2020 02:30 PM

The Role of Occupational Therapists in 3D Printing & DIY Assistive Technology

Researchers from Belgium and The Netherlands offer the details of their recent study ‘Makers in Healthcare: The Role of Occupational Therapists in the Design of DIY Assistive Technology,’ exploring...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 05, 2020 02:20 PM

3D Printing Webinar & Virtual Event Roundup, June 5, 2020

In this week’s webinar and virtual event roundup, we’ve got three webinars to share with you, one of which has already taken place but can be viewed by interested parties... The post 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 05, 2020 02:15 PM

New Frameworks for Contour-Parallel Toolpaths in FDM 3D Printing

Researchers Tim Kuipers, Eugni L. Doubrovski, Jun Wu, and Charlie C.L. Wang have released the findings of a new study in the recently published ‘A framework for adaptive width control... The post...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 05, 2020 02:00 PM

Fabbaloo

New Method Of Measuring Metal 3D Printed Part Strength

Researchers in the US military have developed a set of tests to determine the strength of 3D printed parts that could aid in future metal 3D printing quality control.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 05, 2020 01:50 PM

3D Print.com

Augmented Reality for 3D Printer Maintenance and Installation in Development from New Partnership

The augmented reality (AR) market is even more nascent than additive manufacturing (AM), with AR technologies only now being realized for practical deployment. This is due, in part, to rapid... The...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at June 05, 2020 01:45 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

AXIOM: A New Method from HMT Combines Benefits of 3D Printing and Injection Molding

The AXIOM method from Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies is shown here. The AMBIT XTRUDE PE-1 3D printhead was fixed to a CNC milling machine to produce finished parts from polymers and composites that resembled finished injection molded parts. (Image courtesy of HMT.) The comparison between additive and subtractive manufacturing is usually a shoulder-to-shoulder comparison, with one compared against the other. Additive manufacturing systems allow designers to take advantage of complicated geo...

by Andrew Wheeler at June 05, 2020 01:45 PM

3D Print.com

Cationic Polymerization of Epoxy-Silicones with Coumarin Systems for 3D Printing

Researchers from France and Lebanon performed a unique study into materials science for 3D printing recently, publishing the details in ‘Coumarins as Powerful Photosensitizers for the Cationic...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 05, 2020 01:40 PM

18-Year-Old in India Receives 3D-Printed Shinbone Implant

The tibia, which is the frontal of the two leg bones below the knee, is also referred to as the shinbone, or shankbone, and connects the knee to the ankle... The post 18-Year-Old in India Receives...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 05, 2020 01:15 PM

3D Printing Archive Acquired by Penn State

Ennex Research has had an eye on the future since 1975, evolving over the years to have a strong focus on advanced technology like 3D printing, along with other important... The post 3D Printing...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 05, 2020 01:00 PM

June 04, 2020

Fabbaloo

Hub and Spoke Logistics and 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman examine the potential for 3D printing in hub and spoke logistics.

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by Charles Goulding at June 04, 2020 08:29 PM

Milling Around

Finishing – How Olympus Machining Washes Parts

When you’re making parts, there are a lot of things to keep in mind… tolerances, feeds and speeds, tool wear, workholding… the list goes on and on. Whether you’re making your own parts or stuff for a customer, the final finish of your product is important to remember. Finishing can be anything from anodizing or powder coating to simply polishing or washing your parts ...

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by Chris Fox at June 04, 2020 08:00 PM

Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] Setting up a Work-From-Home Professional 3D Printing Studio

PRO Webinar Setting up a Work-From-Home Professional 3D Printing Studio With companies impacted by the global health crisis, many are Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at June 04, 2020 07:41 PM

[PRO Webinar] Experience METHOD

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by MakerBot at June 04, 2020 06:27 PM

3D Print.com

Polyga Releases Professional Handheld H3 3D Scanning System

In 2018, Polyga Inc., a Canadian developer of 3D scanning and mesh processing technologies, introduced its HDI Contact series of easy-to-use 3D scanners. Now, the company has released its new... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 04, 2020 03:00 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

New French Organization Covid3D Creates 24-7 3D Printing Factory for 40 Hospitals

COVID-19's Impact on the Global Supply Chain Since the beginning of this year, the COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated the fragility of global supply chains that provide life-saving equipment including ventilators, masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical facilities around the world. 3D printing has long emphasized its power to decentralize global manufacturing by manufacturing locally, but the material with which it operates is still beholden to the global supply chain. ...

by Andrew Wheeler at June 04, 2020 02:58 PM

3D Print.com

Lung Cancer Treatment: 3D Printing Molds for Personalized Airway Stents

Australian scientists are working to improve medical devices for lung cancer treatment, sharing the outcome of their recent study in ‘Incorporating Chemotherapeutic Drug into a Personalizable...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 04, 2020 02:48 PM

Fabbaloo

Axi Unveiled: Meet SynDaver’s First 3D Printer

Loveland’s 3D printing legacy lives on as SynDaver West launches its new professional desktop 3D printer.

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by Sarah Goehrke at June 04, 2020 02:39 PM

3D Print.com

3D-Printed Fuel: Rocket Crafters Moves Closer to Test Flight for Launch Vehicle

After 49 successful lab tests, Florida-based private space company Rocket Crafters initiated testing of a prototype model of its STAR-3D hybrid rocket engine in February. The patent-pending,...

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by Vanesa Listek at June 04, 2020 02:37 PM

Roc Nation & Makelab 3D Print Plaque for Jaden’s Smith’s ‘Icon,’ Now Platinum

Jaden Smith has evolved into so much more than just a prince of Hollywood royalty, “raised by the power of Will.” In his own right, he is a fashion visionary,... The post Roc Nation...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 04, 2020 02:30 PM

Electronics 3D Printing Part 4: Research Toward the Future

What gets developed in university and corporate labs often defines the next generation of a given technology. While we have covered two of the most established methods for 3D printing... The post...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at June 04, 2020 02:30 PM

Fabbaloo

Tethon 3D Releases New Mullite Ceramic Powder For SLS 3D Printing

Tethon 3D announced a new product: a ceramic powder suitable for use in SLS 3D printers to add to their extensive portfolio of printable ceramic materials.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 04, 2020 02:07 PM

Overcoming The Performance Barrier To Full-On Radical 3D Printing

There’s a key barrier that’s holding back 3D printing from much more radical use, but it may be about to break down.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 04, 2020 02:02 PM

3D Print.com

AMCM Releases Two New Metal Printers in AMCM M 4K Series

AMCM, headquartered in Munich, is founded on a mission to push the limits of additive manufacturing (AM) processes for their customers. With an AM facility that has recently been expanded,... The...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 04, 2020 02:00 PM

RAM Metal 3D Printing Process Receives Patents in Multiple Countries

Metal 3D printing materials developer and supplier Elementum 3D, founded in 2014 by Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein, works to expand the selection of metal materials for additive manufacturing (AM) through...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 04, 2020 01:30 PM

Zurich: Studying Residual Deformations in Metal Additive Manufacturing

Researchers from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland continue to explore industrial 3D printing further, sharing the details of their recent study in ‘Simulation and validation of...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 04, 2020 01:08 PM

HP Announces Release of Polypropylene for MJF and More

HP’s interim head of 3D Printing, Ramon Pastor, announced in a press conference that the company was “doubling down on driving adoption for 3D printing.” He called the COVID...

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by Joris Peels at June 04, 2020 01:00 PM

June 03, 2020

Fabbaloo

HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Expands Offerings In No Small Measure

HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing is introducing a new material along with several other 3D printing announcements today.

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by Sarah Goehrke at June 03, 2020 09:21 PM

Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] 3D Printed Parts Challenge

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by MakerBot at June 03, 2020 08:10 PM

3D Print.com

CSIRO 3D Prints First Self-Expandable Stents from Shape-Memory Alloy Nitinol

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition which sees fatty deposits collect and lower the blood flow in arteries outside of the heart, most commonly in the legs. Those suffering... The post...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 03, 2020 08:00 PM

Fabbaloo

GE’s Additive Manufacturing Project for the U.S. Air Force Takes off

The great promise of 3D printing combined with innovative 3D design (such as generative design) is to reduce parts and material waste while creating geometry that surpasses the capability of traditional subtractive machining.

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by ENGINEERING.com at June 03, 2020 07:08 PM

Polaroid Has A 3D Printing Pen

Polaroid has introduced its Play 3D Pen to the US.

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by Sarah Goehrke at June 03, 2020 07:04 PM

3D Print.com

3D Systems: New 3D Printing Materials for Figure 4 & SLA

3D Systems continues to add to its material offerings for customers worldwide with a variety of new choices in their plastics portfolio, which now includes Figure 4 RUBBER-65A BLK, Accura Fidelity,...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 03, 2020 04:25 PM

3D Printing News Briefs, June 3, 2020: Tethon 3D, SolidLine, Scottish Enterprise, Phillips Corporation

We’re telling you about a new material in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business news and a military partnership. Tethon 3D is launching a new material, while... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 03, 2020 04:17 PM

Fabbaloo

Cad Crowd Announces Winners of COVID-19 Design Contest

3D modeling freelancer site Cad Crowd announced the winners of their COVID-19 Design Contest.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 03, 2020 04:09 PM

3D Print.com

3DPOD Episode 27: Terry Wohlers

Max and I really enjoyed our chat with Terry Wohlers. Terry has been writing the Wohlers Report for 25 years. This report is the definitive yearly 3D printing report, and... The post 3DPOD Episode...

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by Joris Peels at June 03, 2020 03:25 PM

Fabbaloo

Ultraviolet C Robots And 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman check out 3D printing used for building new robots that may help slow the spread of pandemic.

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by Charles Goulding at June 03, 2020 03:23 PM

3D Print.com

4DTexture: Holistic Computational Design for 3D Surfaces

Researchers from both the US and China are taking digital fabrication and texture in materials to the next level, releasing the findings of their study in the recently published ‘4D... The post...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 03, 2020 02:46 PM

Barnes Group and VA Collaborate to Create 3D-Printed Austere Mask

COVID has spurned a lot of innovation in product design and development, especially in medical products. But, creating a respirator or ventilator is not quite the same as a Yoda... The post Barnes...

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by Joris Peels at June 03, 2020 02:07 PM

Improving Medication Delivery Boluses with an iPhone & Desktop 3D Printer

Chinese researchers Dehua Kang, Bin Wang, Yinglin Peng, Xiaowei Liu, and Xiaowu Deng examine methods for improving the bolus, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Low-Cost iPhone-Assisted...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 03, 2020 02:05 PM

PolarOnyx Researchers Use Mixed Powders and Laser 3D Printing to Make Radial Collimators

A collimator is a device that narrows a beam of particles or waves, and radial collimators can oscillate several degrees at a sample position. That’s why neutron collimators are used... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 03, 2020 02:00 PM

The First 3D Printer from the Firm that Makes Synthetic Humans for Medical Training

SynDaver is famous for manufacturing synthetic wet tissue bodies of humans and animals for surgical simulation, medical training, school dissection labs, and even for some of the best American...

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by Vanesa Listek at June 03, 2020 01:29 PM

Tough & Conductive: 3D Printed Polymer Hydrogels for Flexible Sensors

International researchers came together recently to study more about complex 3D printing materials, releasing their findings in ‘Tough and conductive polymer hydrogel based on double network for...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 03, 2020 01:00 PM

Snapmaker Opening New Online Store for Customers in European Union

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Snapmaker has been busy fulfilling orders and helping its communities. Recently, the team announced some good news, which is very rare, especially in this difficult...

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by Team Snapmaker at June 03, 2020 10:47 AM

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iMaterialise

Massive 3D-Printed Replica of a Legendary WWI Ship Makes Waves

Nestled along the coast of Belgium is the mostly open-air Raversyde in Ostend with its bunkers, observation posts, and subterranean corridors. This museum is unique in that it commemorates sites that were instrumental in both world wars: in WWI as a coastal battle and during WWII as the site where Nazi Germany built the Atlantic Wall as a defense. For the museum’s opening weekend of the season, which this year is on June 15th, they prepared a new focal point in the exhibition of the First World War Coastal Battery. The highlight of the exhibit is a massive, highly detailed, 3D-printed model of the Mauretania that carried out different but essential functions during WWI.

dazzle mauretania teaser naar openingsweekend

3D printing made the most sense for Raversyde’s Mauretania model due to the size, material, and timing of the project. Image credit: Trudo Modelbouwvereniging

The Mauretania was the largest passenger ship built in 1906 and, despite its size, held awards for its speed for over 20 years. These two factors made it an ideal candidate to effectively be used as troop transport during WWI. By the end of the war, the ship was painted in what is called dazzle painting, which played a vital role in protecting naval and trade vessels during the World War. The jagged patterns and clashing colors camouflaged the ships and made it hard for enemies to get a fix on the target. During the war, the Mauretania carried British, Canadian, and American troops and was able to evade German U-boats with its speed. As the need arose, the Mauretania was even transformed into a hospital ship. Eventually, it went back to troop transport and ended up transferring soldiers from many Allied countries.

Raversyde wanted to highlight the use of Dazzle camouflage during the First World War by creating their own large-scale model for the exhibit. They had previously used another museum’s historical wooden model on loan but wanted to realize their own with a length of over 1.7 meters to impactfully fill their new exhibition space. Additionally, since this part of the museum is exposed to the elements, they wanted the model to be able to withstand the weather fluctuations, which is not the case with traditional wooden models. From their previous experience from other exhibits,  they knew that 3D printing made the most sense for their project due to the size, material, and timing of the project.

The museum ended up choosing to work with i.materialise because they had previously worked with us before on another project on a recreation of the 3D model of the whole First World War battery of the site.

“As a public organization we worked with the procedure of a tender where multiple firms were asked to put in an offer, we decided to select by the criterion of the price, and i.materialise came out as the winner. Because of their previous work, we knew what quality to expect,” according to Kathleen Ribbens, the Registrar and Collection Caretaker at Raversyde.

WWI Mauretania model ship details photo by Trudo Modelbouwvereniging

Mammoth Stereolithography gave the high level of detail necessary for creating the intricate scale model. Image credit: Trudo Modelbouwvereniging

With a tight deadline from the looming opening, the design and engineering team quickly got to work. They received a design file of the ship from the museum’s external contracted designer and used their expertise to set up all the important but minuscule details and pieces in an orientation that made the most of the material. This also ensured that the detailed pieces would not get lost in the process.

WWI Mauretania model ship details photo by Trudo Modelbouwvereniging

Mammoth Resin gave the model painters a smooth surface to work on. Image credit: Trudo Modelbouwvereniging

The Mauretania model was printed with our Mammoth Stereolithography machines, which are capable of achieving the highest level of detail as well as the sheer bulk required to print such a large structure. Mammoth resin was used which is constructed from liquid resin that is then hardened with a laser and suitable for printing large models up to 2100 x 700 x 800 mm. This material was chosen because the ship needed to have a smooth surface for the model to be painted afterward. After the ship was printed, the Materialise team completed the initial primer paint layer before shipping to the museum on schedule. After Trudo Modelbouwvereniging, the model painters in Sint-Truiden, Beligum, gave the ship the “dazzle” paint job, it has gone on display ready to shine for the opening weekend.

WWI Mauretania model ship

Visitors can see the Mauretania scale model in all its glory at Raversyde in Belgium from June 15th to November 11th, 2020.

After seeing the final result, Kathleen said, “I am really pleased about the detailed work and especially the experts at i.materialise who facilitated the timely delivery!”

If you’re in Belgium from June 15th to November 11th, 2020, check out this large, 3D-printed historical recreation of the Mauretania at Raversyde!

 

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This project was commissioned by Raversyde, Atlantikwall, Oostende, Provincie West-Vlaanderen

by Clara at June 03, 2020 08:00 AM

June 02, 2020

Fabbaloo

Printlab Introduces Student Portal For 3D Print Learning

Printlab has introduced a new “student portal” that allows students to work online when learning about 3D printing.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 02, 2020 06:05 PM

Stratasys Restructures: A “Strategic Resizing”

Stratasys announced a workforce reduction due to the impact of COVID-19, laying off a number of permanent staff.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 02, 2020 05:50 PM

Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] Replacing Metal with 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Parts

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by Shawn Miely at June 02, 2020 04:03 PM

3D Print.com

Stratasys Lays off 10 Percent of Workers

Stratasys, the marketplace leader in industrial fused deposition modeling technology, has announced that it is laying off 10 percent of its workers worldwide. In a statement, the company seemed...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at June 02, 2020 03:56 PM

Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] Supplementing your Supply Chain with 3D Printing

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by Shawn Miely at June 02, 2020 03:53 PM

[PRO Webinar] Top 5 3D Printing Applications for the Machine Shop

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by Shawn Miely at June 02, 2020 03:33 PM

Fabbaloo

Xaar Announcement Hints At Future Stratasys Involvement

An announcement by Xaar leads to some interesting speculation about Stratasys’ future strategy, which could be a different style of involvement with additive manufacturing.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 02, 2020 03:32 PM

3D Print.com

Anouk Wipprecht’s 3D-Printed Proximity Dresses Are Perfect for Social Distancing

If you don’t remember the stunning and technical work from Anouk Wipprecht—the Dutch fashion design working on “rethinking fashion in the age of digitalization” by combining...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 02, 2020 03:00 PM

Czech Republic: 3D-Printed Home to Be Anchored on Pontoon Boat

The construction industry is ripe with potential for enjoying all the benefits of 3D printing—from innovative hardware and futuristic-looking robotics to complex software and a variety of materials...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 02, 2020 02:51 PM

3D Printing Isogrid Structures with Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polyamide

Because they feature high-performance qualities like the ability to withstand high temperatures, composite materials are often used in the aerospace industry. Structures like propellant tanks could...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 02, 2020 02:35 PM

IMDEA Materials and Hexagon Partner for Next Gen Metal Simulation Tech

Crucial to the advancement of metal additive manufacturing (AM) is the development of the proper simulation tools for ensuring repeatable, high-quality production from metal 3D printers. For that...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at June 02, 2020 02:30 PM

3D-Printed Bioplastics Analyzed for Material Defects & Degradation

Researchers from Poland and Spain seek more answers in the realm of materials science, releasing their findings in ‘Three-Dimensional Printed PLA and PLA/PHA Dumbbell-Shaped Specimens: Material...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 02, 2020 02:30 PM

Fabbaloo

Behold: Pico CAD

Game developer Johan Peitz posted a tweet recently with an animation of a project he’s working on called Pico CAD, an 8-bit 3D modeling tool.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 02, 2020 02:24 PM

3D Print.com

Mayo Clinic Creates Free 3D-Printed Spine Surgery Simulator for Medical Training

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has demanded an unprecedented response from healthcare systems around the world. And to overcome the visible impact caused by the disease, the medical field is...

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by Vanesa Listek at June 02, 2020 02:16 PM

Relativity Space Preparing for Next Year’s Rocket Launch with New VP and Verified 3D Printing Tech

In the last few years, there has been excitement for the new race to the moon. But as deadlines for rocket launches and crewed missions get closer, space companies begin... The post Relativity Space...

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by Vanesa Listek at June 02, 2020 02:02 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

2020 Update: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

Heralded as an important catalyst for the changing face of manufacturing and supply chains, additive manufacturing is back in the limelight. It’s with good reason. The layer-by-layer additive techniques, clubbed under the umbrella term of 3D printing, are being extensively employed to help save lives as governments across the world battle to flatten the COVID-19 curve. While companies like Isnnova and Lonati SpA have 3D printed valves for ventilators, others firms like RapidMade are now p...

by Leslie D'Monte at June 02, 2020 01:58 PM

3D Print.com

Investigators Explore Impact of FFF Process Parameters on 3D-Printed Parts

Scientists from Turkey continue in the ongoing study of materials science, releasing the findings of their recent research in ‘Investigation on the manufacturing variants influential on the strength...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 02, 2020 01:30 PM

Hey Model! 3D Printed Interactive & Modular Models Assist Blind & Limited Vision Users

Australian researchers Samuel Reinders, Matthew Butler, and Kim Marriott are exploring ways to improve 3D printed tools for individuals who are blind or have low vision (BLV). Releasing the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 02, 2020 01:15 PM

3D Printing New Dyes for Photoinitiators in Three-Component Systems

Researchers from France and Australia worked together recently to develop new 3D printing materials, apprising us of the details in the recently published ‘Free Radical Photopolymerization and 3D...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 02, 2020 12:01 PM

Inside 3D Printing Seoul Confirmed for November 18-20, 2020

South Korea’s largest additive technology event, Inside 3D Printing Seoul, has been confirmed to be held on November 18-20, 2020 instead of its previous date of June 24-26. Inside 3D... The post...

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by YB Kim at June 02, 2020 11:56 AM

Sculpteo

June 01, 2020

Fabbaloo

Sculpteo Releases 6th Annual State Of 3D Printing

3D print service Sculpteo today released the results of their latest comprehensive annual survey of 3D printing use worldwide, and there's several important findings.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 01, 2020 05:39 PM

Harley-Davidson Shifts Gears To 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding revs up the idea of 3D printing in the Harley-Davidson supply chain.

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by Charles Goulding at June 01, 2020 04:09 PM

Another Generative 3D CAD Alternative: Gen3D

I’m taking a quick look at Gen3D, a CAD tool for generating complex structures that can then be 3D printed.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 01, 2020 03:44 PM

Improving Just In Time (JIT) with 3D Printing

David Macfie, Charles R. Goulding, and Alyssa Schneider explore the use of 3D printing in just in time manufacturing.

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by Charles Goulding at June 01, 2020 03:10 PM

3D Print.com

The Real Cost of 3D Printing

After reading the now famous article about a ventilator valve that can be 3D printed for $1, compared to the traditionally-manufactured valve costing $11,000, I realized that the way 3D... The post...

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by Team Blueprint at June 01, 2020 02:59 PM

Fabbaloo

A Xometry Update With Thoughts On Manufacturing Flexibility

Recently I spoke with Xometry’s Aaron Lichtig to find out how the 3D printing manufacturing network is faring during the crisis.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 01, 2020 02:53 PM

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Wichita State University & Army 3D Print Parts for Aging Black Hawk Helicopters

A recent collaboration between U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Wichita State University will enhance the helicopter fleet for this division of the military. Researchers from the National...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 01, 2020 02:45 PM

Belgian Construction Group Designates BESIX 3D to Specialize in Concrete 3D Printing

Motivated by its continued interests in offering niche solutions, Belgian construction company BESIX Group has created BESIX 3D, focused on concrete 3D printing. Born from an idea ‘shortlisted’ by...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 01, 2020 02:30 PM

University of Pittsburgh Uses 3D Printing to Create Microneedle Arrays for Vaccination

Many companies have been working on alternatives to needle-based drug and vaccine delivery as well as for minimally invasive patient testing. One extensively investigated alternative in recent...

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by Vanesa Listek at June 01, 2020 02:00 PM

3D Printed Orthotics a Success for Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Releasing the findings of recent case studies in ‘The functional effect of 3D-printing individualized orthosis for patients with peripheral nerve injuries,’ the authors detail how 3D printed...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 01, 2020 01:41 PM

The Effects of Machining on Chemical Finishing of Titanium EBM Parts

Belgian scientsits have taken on a unique study in evaluating AM parts, releasing their findings in ‘Influence of Conventional Machining on Chemical Finishing of Ti6A14V Electron Beam Melting Parts.’...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 01, 2020 01:30 PM

Brett Turnage’s Latest 3D-Printed RC Car: The Delorean Time Machine

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” – Doc Brown My husband’s favorite movie trilogy is Back to the Future, and I’m a pretty big fan myself. So...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 01, 2020 01:15 PM

Imperial College London: 3D Printing Improved Biocompatible Implant Packaging

Cristina Gentili recently presented a thesis, ‘3D Printed Instrumented Packaging for Implantable Devices,’ to the Centre of Bio-Inspired Technology at the Imperial College London. While there is much...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 01, 2020 12:30 PM

3D Printing and COVID-19, May 29, 2020 Update: Lessons for Going Forward

Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at June 01, 2020 12:00 PM

May 31, 2020

Terry Wohlers

Distributed Manufacturing

Most mass manufacturing is done at centralized locations. Many produce millions of products annually. Envision a future where this capacity occurs in many more locations much closer to the customer. Deliveries occur faster and less expensively. Relatively small quantities of products are tailored to the needs of the geographic area. Inventories are smaller, with true just-in-time delivery closer to reality for a greater number of companies and products. Functionality, quality, and value improve.

This development is slowly and quietly underway. It is being made possible from the flexibility and responsiveness of companies running additive manufacturing systems and ancillary processes. The diffusion of this approach is still small compared to the opportunity. Even so, it is real and exciting to watch develop. Most large manufacturing sites are not breaking up into smaller ones. Instead, entirely new products and businesses, such as custom eyewear, footwear, jewelry, spare parts, and after-market products are developing. Production runs are a small fraction of what a large factory produces.

How AM Addresses Supply Chain Gaps and Distributed Manufacturing is the subject of the second in our Virtual Game Day Series brought to you by America Makes and Wohlers Associates. This 90-minute panel session is on June 18 and is free of charge. Four experts will answer questions and address important issues associated with supply chain challenges and how distributed manufacturing and other factors can help address them. I have the pleasure of moderating the session. Virtual networking opportunities will occur before and after the 12:00 Noon ET panel.

Plan to be a part of shaping the future of our supply chains and distribution manufacturing by attending this event. Your questions and participation are welcomed. I hope to see you there.

by Terry Wohlers at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing Webinar & Virtual Event Roundup, May 31, 2020

With so many events going virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s also been an increase in the number of webinars that companies in the additive manufacturing industry are... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 31, 2020 02:02 PM

Fabbaloo

Design of the Week: 3D Printed Pen Plotter

This week’s selection is the 3D printed “d.i.d” Pen Plotter by design studio Ufficio Progetti Perduti.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 31, 2020 01:39 PM

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3D Printing News Briefs May 31, 2020: M. Holland, Nexa3D, Formlabs

We’re sharing materials and business news with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. First up, M. Holland is distributing Braskem polypropylene filament, and Nexa3D has launched a new...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 31, 2020 01:05 PM

May 30, 2020

3D Print.com

Prosthetic Dental Treatments: Traditional Stone Casts vs. 3D Printed Casts

Egyptian researchers Passent Aly and Cherif Mohsen compare the benefits of 3D printing with conventional techniques for the production of prosthetic dental casts, releasing the findings of their...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 30, 2020 02:36 PM

Testing the Strength of Hollow, 3D-Printed PLA Spheres

Researchers from Romania have studied the mechanical properties of parts fabricated from polylactic acid, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Mechanical Behavior of 3D Printed PLA Hollow...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 30, 2020 02:03 PM

May 29, 2020

Fabbaloo

Bellus3D Provides Unusual COVID-19 Service

Bellus3D, a 3D scanning company, has developed a way to provide a customized 3D print to make face masks far more effective.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 29, 2020 06:40 PM

Question of the Week: Ceramic 3D Printing

This week’s question relates to the costing of ceramic 3D printing: what are the options, costs and considerations for 3D printing ceramic jewelry?

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 29, 2020 06:36 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

The RIZE of the Face Shields—A peek into the future of work with 3D Printing

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by Staff at May 29, 2020 05:03 PM

3D Print.com

Future Additive Market Strategies: First Quarter 2020 Financial Reports

The financial world has been holding its collective breath in anticipation of the release of financial results from influential AM companies after the first quarter of 2020 came to its... The post...

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by Scott Dunham at May 29, 2020 03:19 PM

Sustainable Cabin Built on 3D-Printed Concrete Stilts from Infested Ash Wood

Our house had several ash trees in the front and back yard while I was growing up, and we lost three of them due to various acts of nature. Ash... The post Sustainable Cabin Built on 3D-Printed...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 29, 2020 03:03 PM

Fabbaloo

Falcontech To Take FIFTY Farsoon Metal 3D Printers

Farsoon announced a monstrously huge deal with Falcontech to provide the AM service with no fewer than 50 advanced metal 3D printers.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 29, 2020 02:54 PM

3D Print.com

AM Medical Virtual Summit: Northeastern University & OPM Discuss Bacterial Inhibition via 3D-Printed PEKK

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) presented new findings on 3D printing with biocompatible materials at the AM Medical Virtual Summit. Focused on the fabrication of medical implants for bone...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 29, 2020 02:52 PM

Lloyd’s Register and TWI Publish Updated Guidance Notes for AM Certification

Since 2016, London-based engineering, technical, and business services firm Lloyd’s Register (LR) and research and technology organization The Welding Institute (TWI) have been working together...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 29, 2020 02:52 PM

Fabbaloo

CASTOR Assists The Transition To Additive Manufacturing

A startup company has developed services to assist the transition to additive manufacturing technologies by performing a sophisticated analysis of target parts.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 29, 2020 02:45 PM

New Supply Chains and 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look into 3D printing and the new shape of supply chains.

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by Charles Goulding at May 29, 2020 02:29 PM

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GE Additive Walks on the Wild Side, Creates Metal 3D-Printed Feeder for Zoo Animals

3D printing is often used to study animals and their behavior, and even help fix their various medical issues. Now, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is partnering with GE...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 29, 2020 02:00 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

3D Printed Mask Component Goes Viral

Mark Fuller wearing his 3D printed mask frame design. (Image courtesy of Mark Fuller.) GE Additive designer Mark Fuller went shopping for a respirator mask in March for a personal woodworking project and noticed that there was a shortage of them. Not only was there a shortage, but when he checked online, the masks were extraordinarily expensive. He surveyed popular 3D printing community websites to print out a mask at home but was dissatisfied with the available designs. In his opinion, they...

by Andrew Wheeler at May 29, 2020 01:22 PM

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Creality Ender-3 V2 to Generate Next New Ender Craze in 3D Printing Community

On April 6th, Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Creality released the Ender-3 V2, a new generation of its enduring, stellar Ender-3 3D printer, at the company’s 6th anniversary celebration. Being...

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by Team Creality at May 29, 2020 01:00 PM

AXIOM Process Combines 3D Printing with Injection Molding, Prompted by COVID-19 Needs

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world as we once knew it in many ways, beginning with renewed value for good health and not sweating the small stuff; however, for... The post AXIOM Process...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 29, 2020 01:00 PM

Artemis Program: Airbus to Build Third Module for Orion Moon Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) continue working together on what is considered a modern-day version of the Apollo program. Better known...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 29, 2020 01:00 PM

Virtual AM Medical Event: From Innovations to the Future of Additive Manufacturing in the Medical Industry

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hosted a first-of-its-kind event with experts discussing the instrumental role and impact of additive manufacturing (AM) on patient care....

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by Vanesa Listek at May 29, 2020 12:00 PM

Robinz Blog

Seek and ye old PC shall die, only to be born again

I've been working from home (WFH) for 9± weeks using my old desktop PC to Remote Connect to a CAD workstation in the office with no problems. I purchased it in December 2009, and it has been used for intermittent CAD, gaming and general home computing ever since. I got a big (for the day) 1.5 Terabyte hard drive as it's my 'download everything' local backup for 800GB of OneDrive cloud stored documents, photos etc. On my mobile machines I just have the OneDrive folders I need set to off-line to reduce storage & sync data. It's an old PB...

by RobiNZ at May 29, 2020 09:25 AM

3D Print.com

Nanyang Technological University: Processes & Materials in Large Scale Concrete Printing

Yi Wei Daniel Tay of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University recently submitted a thesis, ‘Large scale 3D concrete printing : process and materials...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 29, 2020 07:08 AM

May 28, 2020

3D Print.com

COVID-19 Doesn’t Shake Reinforced Optimism of 3D Printing Businesses

Recent announcements regarding earnings and financial performance through the first quarter of 2020, have given some insight into the impact COVID-19 has had on major 3D Printing businesses...

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by Tarun Tampi at May 28, 2020 08:42 PM

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Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] Integrating Robotics, 3D Printing & CNC Fabrication featuring All Axis Robotics

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by MakerBot at May 28, 2020 06:01 PM

[PRO Webinar] Integrating 3D Printing, Carbon Fiber & CNC Fabrication

PRO Webinar Integrating 3D Printing, Carbon Fiber & CNC Fabrication C4Cycleworks founder Max Kirsner  Join us as we speak with Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 28, 2020 05:15 PM

[PRO Webinar] Overcoming Engineering Challenges with Real ABS

PRO Webinar How Choosing the Right 3D Printing Materials Maximizes ROI MakerBot Team Join this webcast and get an EXCLUSIVE first look Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 28, 2020 04:48 PM

[PRO Webinar] How Choosing the Right 3D Printing Materials Maximizes ROI

PRO Webinar How Choosing the Right 3D Printing Materials Maximizes ROI MakerBot Hardware Design Lead Vishnu Anantha PRO Segment Marketing Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 28, 2020 03:33 PM

3D Print.com

Making Injection Molding Cost-Effective: How Many Units Do You Need to Order?

Injection molding is typically described as a cost-effective manufacturing process… when ordering large quantities of parts. The reason for this is simple: with injection molding, the initial tooling...

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by Team 3ERP at May 28, 2020 03:05 PM

Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] How NYC’s Pensa Design Uses 3D Printing to Create Prototypes

PRO Webinar How NYC’s Pensa Design Uses 3D Printing to Create Prototypes Founder of Pensa Marco Perry Join us as Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 28, 2020 03:01 PM

3D Print.com

Marine Biologist Modifies Bioprinting for the Creation of Bionic Coral

Corals are dying globally. In the face of climate change and global warming, we can expect some severe consequences, which in turn directly affects marine life. In what is panning... The post Marine...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 28, 2020 01:36 PM

3DPrint.com Announces Changes in Personnel and Editorial Management

I am pleased to announce personnel changes at 3DPrint.com. Michael Molitch-Hou is now our editor in chief and Joris Peels has moved to executive editor and a new position as... The post 3DPrint.com...

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by Alan Meckler at May 28, 2020 01:00 PM

Artec 3D Releases Artec Studio 15 3D Scanning Software for Improved Reverse Engineering

3D hardware and software developer Artec 3D has announced the latest release of its Studio software, Artec Studio 15. The Luxembourg-based company employs a team of experts in the application... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 28, 2020 01:00 PM

3D Printing News Briefs, May 28, 2020: Desktop Metal, DOMO Chemicals, Nano Dimension

We’ve got some partnership news we’re sharing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs! Cetim and Desktop Metal are working together, while DOMO and Zare have also announced a...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 28, 2020 12:23 PM

Falcontech to Install 50 Metal AM Systems from Farsoon to Support Super Metal AM Factory Strategy

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) service provider Falcontech co., Ltd. has begun an initiative recently to focus more on series production by expanding its manufacturing capacity with what it calls...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 28, 2020 12:10 PM

Ireland: Characterizing Mechanisms of Metallic 3D Printing Powder Recycling

In order to cut down on material waste, and save money, laboratories will often reuse leftover metal AM powder. A trio of researchers from the I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 28, 2020 07:57 AM

Dental Students Compare Conventional and 3D Printed Surgical Training Models

There are few things I hate more than going to the dentist. That’s why I’m always glad to hear stories of dental students using 3D printed training models to learn... The post Dental...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 28, 2020 07:39 AM

FDM 3D Printing with Composites: Preparing & Evaluating GPET/PC Blends

The role of composites continues to grow for 3D printing users engaged in a wide range of projects. In ‘Development of Thermal Resistant FDM Printed Blends. The Preparation of GPET/PC... The post...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 28, 2020 07:12 AM

UK Researchers: Single-Droplet Resolution for 3D Printed Functional Synthetic Tissues

Researchers from the UK have completed a unique study in 3D printed networks, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Controlled packing and single-droplet resolution of 3D-printed...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 28, 2020 07:00 AM

Slovakia: 3D Printing with Hybrid PETG Composites

Researchers from Slovakia are exploring the use of new, more affordable materials in 3D printing, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Novel Hybrid PETG Composites for 3D Printing.’...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 28, 2020 06:04 AM

May 27, 2020

3D Print.com

Appliance Maker Miele Offers 3D Printable Accessories on Thingiverse

Though it has yet to reach a widespread saturation point, we are slowly witnessing the birth of 3D printable replacement parts and accessories for consumer goods. The latest evidence of... The post...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at May 27, 2020 08:19 PM

Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] 5 Tips for Functional Prototyping with 3D Printing

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by MakerBot at May 27, 2020 08:17 PM

[EDU Webinar] Get to Know the MakerBot SKETCH Classroom

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by MakerBot at May 27, 2020 07:18 PM

[EDU Webinar] Augmented Reality and 3D Printing in the Classroom

EDU Webinar Augmented Reality and 3D Printing in the Classroom Librarian and Educator Susan Sclafani Join school librarian, Susan Sclafani, Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 27, 2020 07:00 PM

3D Print.com

New Facility for Bioengineering Research Opens in Los Angeles

In a world eager to solve the problem of rejection in organ transplantation, a young American scientist developed a breakthrough test in 1964 that would help establish the compatibility of... The...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 27, 2020 03:03 PM

Thingiverse

Everything you need to know about PLA 3D Printing

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by MakerBot at May 27, 2020 02:42 PM

Jeremy Cook

Video: Custom Hex Set Pegboard Holders

In my latest video, I show how to create custom pegboard holders for my metric and English allen packs. While I’d guess you won’t have the exact same tools in your workshop, hopefully the process will be helpful.

Basically I scanned in the packs with a flatbed desktop scanner, then traced/scaled it to fit in Fusion 360 and extruded. It worked out better than I was expecting, though there was definitely some iteration involved.

Also, don’t make a mirrored image, a mistake which illustrate while creating the second holder. STLs are available here if you just so happen to have the same packs.

by jeremy at May 27, 2020 02:18 PM

3D Print.com

Mixed Dimensions & Mimaki Partnering to Bring 3D Printed Gaming Collectibles to the Market

Integrated reality and 3D printing technology startup Mixed Dimensions (Mxd3D) has announced a global strategic partnership with Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd, a top company in the digital printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 27, 2020 02:00 PM

Ahead of Historic Demo-2 Astronaut Launch: All SpaceX Has 3D Printed

Overcrowded virtual launch parties and events will help usher in a new era of spaceflight as people gather today to witness NASA‘s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight. The event is a... The post Ahead...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 27, 2020 01:35 PM

Skyrora’s 3D Printed-Engine Rocket Completes First UK Ground Test in 50 Years

In the 1960s, the British space program forged an initiative that led some of the country’s brightest minds to develop rockets, spaceflight capabilities, and satellites at its largest testing...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 27, 2020 01:32 PM

Military 3D Printing: Open Additive Awarded 27-Month Air Force CRP Contract

Open Additive has recently been awarded a $2.94M, 27-month Air Force Commercial Readiness Program (CRP) contract. The Beavercreek, Ohio-headquartered 3D printer manufacturer will be working with the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 27, 2020 12:30 PM

University of Auckland: Growth-Induced Bending of 3D Printed Samples Based on PET-RAFT Polymerization

4D printed objects are 3D printed objects made with smart materials that respond to environmental stimuli, like liquid and heat, or return to an original form after deformation. Researchers...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 27, 2020 09:54 AM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

GE’s Additive Manufacturing Project for the U.S. Air Force Takes off

The great promise of 3D printing combined with innovative 3D design (such as generative design) is to reduce parts and material waste while creating geometry that surpasses the capability of traditional subtractive machining. The downside of using the technology for such applications has always been less material strength, due to 3D printing’s process of anatomically printing one layer at a time, like a giant pancake. Addressing the complicated thermodynamics of jet engines, including mat...

by Andrew Wheeler at May 27, 2020 09:14 AM

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3D Print.com

China: 3D Printed Vertebral Body Used to Reconstruct Upper Cervical Spine of 9 Patients

Primary osseous spinal tumors make up roughly 5% of all primary bone tumors, and reconstruction is required to restore the spine’s integrity and stability. However, it’s hard to...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 27, 2020 07:37 AM

3DPOD Episode 26: Decentralized Manufacturing Through 3D Printing

Distributed manufacturing is a real buzz word today. For a few years the word has been bandied about in all manner of ways in discussions about manufacturing. It has always... The post 3DPOD Episode...

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by Joris Peels at May 27, 2020 07:05 AM

iMaterialise

What Happens If You Upload a 3D Model with ‘Errors’ to Our Site and Place an Order?

 

Creating an ideal 3D printable model can be intimidating to new users. If you follow this blog closely, you’ve probably heard us advise you about avoiding common 3D modeling errors. That’s why many people ask us: what happens if I place an order, but my file still contains errors?

There are clear rules for the use of each and every 3D printing material. We summarize them in something we call ‘design guides’. Sticking to the guidelines and rules in these guides will ensure that your model will be printable. That’s why we ask all designers to take a look at the design guide of their material of choice before ordering their print.

But of course, in practice it isn’t often as easy, and modeling errors can and will occur. That’s why we’ve installed a system to spot most of these mistakes. Not only does this allow us to identify unprintable files, but we will also give you feedback on what went wrong. In some cases we might even be able to fix the errors on the spot!

This 3D model doesn't feature wall thickness and wouldn't be printable.

This 3D model doesn’t feature wall thickness and wouldn’t be printable.

File Repair and Consultation on Modeling Issues

So here’s how our error-spotting and file-fixing system works:

We will try to fix minor errors automatically. If you upload your model to our website and it contains errors, our software will try to fix it on the spot.

If an auto-fix doesn’t solve the error, we’ll take a look at your design in person. Our team of support engineers with years of experience in 3D modeling and 3D printing will take a look at your design. They will then give you feedback on what went wrong. Maybe the wall thickness you chose was too thin, maybe the details were too small, maybe you uploaded several models in one file. The list of possible errors might be long, but with the information that you will get from our support team, you will be able to perfect your design and make it error-free.

So as you can see, there is a safety net in place. Just a word of caution, however: As a designer it is your responsibility that your design is printable. Our software and trained personnel will do their best to spot and fix any errors, but we cannot guarantee that no errors will slip through. That’s why it is so important to read the design guidelines before you place an order (I know I’m repeating myself, but I can’t stress enough how important they are).

Your order was canceled? What now?

If we spot mistakes we will cancel your order and refund you completely: Whenever we find mistakes that make your model unprintable, we will cancel the order, send you an email with detailed feedback, and refund 100% of your money.

Sometimes users are surprised that their order was canceled, even though our online tool showed them a price and they were able to place an order. That’s because receiving a quote is not a guarantee that the file is actually 3D printable.

With the instructions in the cancellation email, you will be able to fix your file and place a new order.

What can you do to make sure that your model is printable?

In order to avoid receiving the unpleasant surprise of a canceled order, you should take a look at the three magic topics that are responsible for most design errors: minimum wall thickness, grouped models, and minimum detail size.

  • Minimum wall thickness: It’s very important that every surface of your 3D model has been assigned a wall thickness. The exact minimum thickness differs from material to material and can be found in the design guidelines.
  • Grouped models: Grouped models are two or more models that are saved within one 3D file. Although there is nothing wrong with having more than one model in a file while designing, we cannot use these designs for 3D printing. You can learn why this is the case here.
  • Minimum detail size: In order to be able to print small decorative parts of your design or embossed and engraved text, these details require a specific size to be visible. This minimum detail size also differs from material to material. Find the exact values as well as further modeling rules in the design guides for each material we print.

So is your file ready for printing now? Upload it here and place your order! Are you still in the design process? Then take a look at our 100+ 3D printing materials and finishes and try to optimize your 3D model by using the material-specific guidelines.

by Fabian at May 27, 2020 07:00 AM

3D Print.com

Technical University of Denmark: Integrated Process Chain for Production of Molds in LPBF Additive Manufacturing

Mandaná Moshiri recently presented a thesis, ‘Integrated process chain for first-time-right mold components production using laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing’, to Technical...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 27, 2020 06:20 AM

3D Printing Geopolymer Filters for Water Treatment Systems

Researchers from Italy and Finland are focused on improving ways to deliver clean drinking water, detailing their study in the recently published ‘Ag- or Cu-modified geopolymer filters for water...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 27, 2020 05:53 AM