Rapid Prototyping

24
Mar

Tears flow as boy gets new ears with the help of 3D printing.

Tears flowed at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town on Thursday when Tylor Baker, who was born deaf and without ears, explained how it felt to be wearing specially made silicone implants.

22
Mar

Artec’s new 3D handheld scanner captures up to 80 frames per second!

Artec 3D has recently unveiled the Artec Leo, a smart handheld 3D scanner that captures up to 80 frames per second (FPS).

The scanner includes Autopilot — an AI-based feature within the Artec Studio 11 software that automatically processes raw 3D data into high-quality 3D models.

17
Mar

Markforged 3D printers are put to work in a Unilever factory

This factory, owned by Unilever, is responsible for producing hundreds to thousands of bags of Lipton Tea every day. This includes anything from extending machine life to speeding up machine processes, all to save money and improve the machines at the same time.

At factories like this, quick turnaround time is essential to keeping machines running.

16
Mar

Artec 3D handheld scanners have helped successfully complete thousands of projects.

Artec 3D handheld scanners have helped successfully complete thousands of projects in a great many industries. Check out this video now!

16
Mar

This 3D-printed wheelchair is changing the lives of many.

The accompanying GO app allows users to participate in the design process by specifying optional elements, patterns, colourways and to place orders.

16
Mar

Metal Additive Manufacturing with SolidThinking software.

New users requested features for motion analysis, topography optimisation, symmetry and depth of field.

Built with a focus on improving usability for designers and engineers, key updates to Inspire 2017 include a new Motion tool that allows users to easily mechanise their models and predict loads for moving parts. Topography Optimisation tools change the shape of shell structures using stamped bead patterns to improve structural performance.

15
Mar

Zortrax M200 vs Zortrax M300. What should you consider buying?

Let’s briefly consider who would benefit from using the Zortrax M200 3D printer and who would be better off buying the Zortrax M300.

The Zortrax M300 offers new opportunities to industrial designers. This state-of-the-art 3D printer provides new possibilities in the medical sector, industrial design, engineering, and in many other industries

10
Mar

3D Printed a Steering Knuckle Strong Enough to Win at the Detroit Maker Fair.

Designing a light, inexpensive go-kart steering knuckle was made easy with the Mark One. A real life MarioKart racers speed off from the starting line at the Power Racing Series at the Detroit Maker Fair 2015. Each of these go-karts were built by DIY makers whose creativity, innovation, and goofiness gave their karts a chance to shine. Among them is

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10
Mar

Triton redesigned their latest bike model with 3D printing.

Triton was interested in redesigning the rear yoke for their latest bike model. This yoke is a part of the bicycle’s titanium frame that connects the rear chainstays and the bottom bracket.

Triton let CML AT know that the part should be capable of withstanding a load equal to 130 kg.

10
Mar

Monash University and Amaero Engineering 3D Print Biggest Metal Aerospace Component to Date!

The metal melting machine weighs about 900 kg and carries a price tag of $3.5 million, so it’s surprising that only five printers have been manufactured so far, and it’s a pretty big deal when a company or university decides to invest in one. The latest purchase an Xline 2000R is Melbourne, Australia’s Monash University, a school we see quite frequently in the news for 3D printed anatomical models, 3D printed aerospace components and other advanced 3D printing applications.

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