4
Sep

Altair Introduces a Disruptive New Licensing Model for the solidThinking Software Suite

New licensing model available for the #solidThinking software suite! Based on Altair’s patented units-based licensing model popularized through Altair HyperWorks, solidThining Units (sTUs) will allow customers to have access to all software titles available through the solidThinking suite as well as the ability to seamlessly run these applications on-demand locally or in the cloud. Learn more

29
Aug

South African Jewellery Manufacturer Upgrades to EnvisionTEC 3D Printers for Quality Results

Chandlers Manufacturing Jewellers PTY Ltd (Chandlers) is situated at the pivot building, Monte Casino Boulevard, Johannesburg, South Africa. The business has been operating for more than 25 years and during the past decade has grown to a staff of 40+ individuals. Chandlers was founded as a manufacturer after its founder noticed that there was a lack of qualified hand craftsmen

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27
Aug

Rebuilding Faces with 3D Printing

Most of the time, a car accident victim with trauma to the face will undergo hours of surgery in the operating room, as doctors work to rebuild the damaged area based on their best analysis of how the face might have looked before (usually using a CT scan).

But 3D printing is transforming all of that, leading to shorter surgeries, better reconstructions and improved results for patients.

A trauma patient will still have their injury scanned after a comprehensive exam. But now, Brooks and his team will plan the reconstruction digitally and 3D print a life-sized biomodel on an EnvisionTEC Vector 3SP. The machine creates a replica of the patient’s bony structure with accuracy to 100 microns.

The surgeons can then build reconstructive devices right on the 3D printed biomodel at their desk, crafting it exactly as they want before they ever set foot in the operating room. Once they do enter surgery, they have all the fabricated parts they need to do the reconstruction quickly.

22
Aug

3D Printing for Marketing and Advertising Props and Graphics

Big brands are starting to use 3d printing in creative marketing campaigns. Investec set out to help their clients come to grips with the implications of Social Media. The agency had a concept in mind for the campaign, that involved building a ‘virtual online persona’ using visuals and a narrative that shows how online persona’s are built. The creative elements

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10
Aug

3D Printing for Education: Human Bone Models at Victoria University

The exam pass rate of Osteopathy students at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia stood at 89%. The team wanted to increase this pass rate. “In anatomy, students get their hands-on experience with cadavers in labs. Time in the laboratory is limited and academics wanted to maximise student learning by extending hands-on learning experiences beyond the laboratory classes”, says Dr Sonia

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1
Aug

DS 3 Dark Side limited edition – advanced innovation through additive manufacturing

In the automotive sector, limited editions of successful models are a smart marketing move. But car makers are always looking for specific ways to distinguish themselves from their competitors within their market segments. DS Automobiles, a brand by the PSA Group, managed to establish itself on the premium segment within a few years thanks to a series of iconic models.

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19
Jul

EnvisionTEC & AvaDent Join Forces to Ease Adoption of Quality Digital Dentures

A provider of high-accuracy dental 3D printers since 2008, EnvisionTEC launched the first FDA-approved full denture solution for 3D printing in 2017. AvaDent, meanwhile, offers easy-to-use digital denture software and design services to dental professionals, so prosthetics can be quickly manufactured through milling or 3D printing, with more than 100,000 dentures created. EnvisionTEC was the first to market with a

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13
Jul

EnvisionTEC Unveils New Medical-Grade Materials and Feature Options for 3D-Bioplotter

EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, recently announced two new medical-grade materials that make printing parts for implantation in humans safe and easy. New medical-grade biomaterials suitable for use in wound repair, biosensor housings, bone regeneration, drug release and more Three grades of ready-to-print biomaterials now available for use with the EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter:

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10
Jul

Digital Dentures with Dr. Cooper

In the past, Dr. Valerie Cooper of Miami Valley Prosthodontics relied on volunteer help to make digital dentures for her patients. Now with EnvisionTEC’s advanced 3D printing technology, Dr. Cooper and her staff can produce more dentures, with better detail – saving them time and cutting costs. Dr. Cooper is truly passionate about making dentures. Her digital techniques mean fewer

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9
Jul

Researchers 3D Print Tissue That Mimics Human Bile Duct

Using an EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter, one of the most-utilized bioprinters on the market, researchers at Northwestern University have 3D printed tissue that mimics human bile duct. A bile duct plays a crucial role in the body, carrying bile from the liver to the intestine to facilitate digestion. Cancer of the bile duct has an alarmingly low survival rate, and treatment requires

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