13
Jan

Markforged 3D printing technology enables a paraplegic to speed down snowy slopes again …

Snowy slopes and icy glades are home for Christian Bagg. He speeds down treacherous backcountry trails at any opportunity. He does it all in a custom wheelchair he designed – built to continue pursuing his passion for the natural environment. After a snowboarding accident left him a paraplegic, Bagg had to invent his own machines and mechanisms because standard wheelchairs

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12
Jan

Continental trusts in EOS industrial 3D printing technology

Krailling, January 10, 2018 – EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Continental. With the purchase of several EOS M 290 systems, Continental is investing in industrial 3D printing as a production technology. The company is deploying the EOS systems to produce metal

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22
Dec

RhinoGold 6.5 – How to design a Pave Ball Pendant, hollowed inside!

Watch this step-by-step video showing how to design a Pave Ball Pendant, that’s hollowed inside, in RhinoGold.

20
Dec

Markforged: Metal 3D Production Printing at Scale for Factory Production Lines

Markforged’s Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) process for printing metal unlocks a new era of metal parts production. Hear how parallelization will enable production scale metal 3D printing.

Learn about the design to in-production timeline reductions that are achievable using this metal 3D printing technology.

19
Dec

Flower Ring – Dynamic Pattern in RhinoGold

Watch this step-by-step video showing how to design a Flower Ring using Dynamic Patterns in RhinoGold.

19
Dec

EOS launches the P 500: 3D printing of polymers on an industrial scale

EOS introduces its EOS P 500 system for additive manufacturing (AM) at formnext 2017. The system addresses companies who want to mass produce polymer parts on an industrial scale in combination with premium part quality.

8
Dec

RhinoGold 6.5 – How to design an advanced signet ring video

Watch this step-by-step video showing an advanced signet ring design in RhinoGold. Here’s the latest release update notes – RhinoGold 6.5.17335.1 (December 5, 2017) Signet Ring Advanced Fixed open Geometry Some designs are not generating geometry Crash fixing Selecting parts in viewports move to the right tab Lock profiles bug fix Pull & push with offset bug fix Profiles Lock

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7
Dec

Printer Guide 2018 Survey by 3D Hubs – FORMIGA P 110 = Winner of category “Laser Sintering”

The EOS FORMIGA P 110 has just won the Laser Sintering category in the Printer Guide 2018 survey by 3D Hubs. The guide was based on 10,154 reviews with 1,482,614 jobs/prints considered. The review considers users feedback on print quality, build quality, reliability, ease of use, print failure rate, customer service, community, running cost, software and value. Here’s a few

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1
Dec

EOS’ consulting unit Additive Minds receives “Best of Consulting 2017” Award from Wirtschaftswoche

Krailling, November 28, 2017 – Additive Minds, the consulting unit of EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has won two accolades for its outstanding consulting services at the “Best of Consulting 2017” awards, presented by German business magazine, WirtschaftsWoche. EOS came third place in the “competitive strategy” category, and

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1
Dec

EnvisionTEC Aria – A New Generation of Premium Entry-Level 3D Printers

EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of 3D printers and materials, kicked off the holiday season by unveiling Aria, a new generation of entry-level desktop 3D printers that delivers reliable, premium performance. Priced at $6,999, Aria delivers best-in-class surface finish and accuracy. Built on EnvisionTEC’s long-trusted Micro platform for professional 3D printer users, Aria features high-quality components and patented firmware and

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30
Nov

Using 3D Printing for Welding Fixtures

Watch this Markforged webinar showing welding fixture implementation examples. Traditional fixtures for welding are either general-use and difficult to assemble or highly customized and costly. In this installment of the tooling and fixturing webinar series, we’ll share how 3D printed welding fixtures can alleviate many of these problems with quick-turnaround custom fixturing, to save cost and time in your production

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17
Nov

Diamond Ring Tutorial using Clayoo and RhinoGold

Step-by-step video showing the design of a diamond ring in RhinoGold and Clayoo

14
Nov

The Future of Manufacturing – Be Exponential

Singularity University Cape Town Chapter in collaboration with KATO invites you to the Future of Manufacturing. Learn how exponential technologies are disrupting and democratising global manufacturing making it possible for anyone, anywhere to be a maker and builder of hardware.

26
Oct

3D Platform – 16x Faster, Stronger & Lower Cost Prints

John Goode from 3D Platform explains how you can optimise print speed, print strength and printing costs. As highlighted at RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Platform launched a new line of High Flow Extruders that change the rules of additive manufacturing. Get stronger, high-fidelity prints at 16x faster rates and lower costs. If you want finish, fast and strong in

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19
Oct

Sonova – 3D Printing Hearing Aids using EnvisionTEC 3D Printing Technology

Sonova is leading the way in mass customized production with 3D printing, using EnvisionTEC technology to produce nearly all of its products. Sonova’s early adoption of 3D printing caused the entire industry to flip to digital production within a few years, and the custom hearing instrument industry is the best example of mass customized production at work. When Sonova were

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13
Oct

The Future of Sand Casting in the Foundry Industry

Robotic 3D Printing Makes Sand Molds and Cores Innovative, “first-ever” robotic additive manufacturing technology is an ideal solution for making sand molds and cores for foundry applications. EnvisionTEC’s exclusive strategic partner, Viridis3D sells complete systems of materials, 3D printing machines, robots, software, and the training needed to successfully deploy functional solutions for metal casting, ceramics, and composites applications. Watch this

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3
Oct

How a Foundry Saved $50K using Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D Printing

Adding Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D Printing technology to your standard product development process could save you up to $50K (USD) a year. How is this possible? Tim Carraher, lead engineer at U.S. Architectural in California, USA, explains how his team approached new designs prior to bringing a 3D printer in house: “With our old process of product development, we

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27
Sep

Last Call for RAPDASA 3D Design Competition Submissions

RAPDASA 2017 is approaching fast. One of the events for this year’s 18th annual conference, is South Africa’s biggest 3D Print Design Competition with great prizes to be won. Get your entry in before the 1 Oct 2017 closing date.

21
Sep

RhinoGold 6 Free Tutorial – how to make hoop earrings.

Start creating digital jewellery with the latest and most advanced CAD for Jewellery.

20
Sep

EnvisionTEC’s new E Shore A material for 3D Printed footwear is now available for experienced users

This advanced engineering-grade material is a polyurethane-like material that produces a final material with a soft Shore A value in the 40-50 range. E-Shore A is a material developed for end-use applications such as footwear, sporting goods, and other uses requiring durability, comfort and flexibility.

18
Sep

How to print a casting tree with high detail jewellery pieces in 3 hours

3D print a casting tree, with high detail jewellery pieces in as little as 3 hours using EnvisionTEC’s high speed, patented cDLM 3D printing technology.

13
Sep

Supercharging your jewellery designs, simply. RhinoGOLD Elements.

Time is Money they say. When it comes to that perfect jewellery piece, spend time creating the basic elements is literally a waste of your valuable time. RhinoGOLD Elements – a library of pre-designed jewellery models that you can piece together quickly. Allowing you to get on with infusing the piece with your unique touch. See how easy it is

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5
Sep

How we hacked my body back to life TEDx Talk

In March 2016, Jason was pushing himself in racing beyond limitations. That was when he had a freak accident while track cycle training at high speed. He had a seizure at close to 70kms an hour and hit the deck head-on. It happened in a split second, where his world, his passion, his life, would literally come to an end.

Watch his inspiring TEDx Talk about his road to recovery using modern technology, including 3D printing…

4
Sep

Innovating with General Electric – 3D Printing Open Day

On the 6th September, GE in collaboration with Rapid 3D and RAPDASA are hosting a ‘3D Printing Open Day’ (from 8 am to 1 pm) at their GE Africa Innovation Center in Rosebank.

Join us and learn from the investments and experiences of these innovative companies. The tab is on us, so there is no charge.

4
Sep

“Operate twice, cut once.” Glimpse the future of surgery.

Critical care doctor Peter Weinstock shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients –€“ so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time.

1
Sep

Classic car meets 3D printing technology

Individualize, Integrate, Innovate: The 3i-PRINT partnership project has used the front-end structure of a classic VW Caddy to demonstrate the full potential of industrial 3D printing within the automotive industry. The structure is very light, stable, and, at the same time, features a high degree of functional integration. Altair, APWORKS, csi entwicklungstechnik, EOS, GERG, and Heraeus covered every development step

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29
Aug

The Importance of Designing for Additive Manufacturing

About 70% of the cost of metal Additive Manufacturing is related to pre- and post-processing. Designing for AM is key to success. See a desktop distilling still project designed with no support structures.

25
Aug

EnvisionTEC Vida: E-Denture Material – 3D Print Dentures

EnvisionTEC’s E-Denture material for the Perfactory family of 3D printers is an FDA-approved, biocompatible Class IIa material suitable for printing all types of denture bases. This material has low shrinkage compared to standard PMMA denture base materials, which results in excellent fitting denture bases. This 3D-printed solution allows for a natural looking appliance with exceptional customized fit

18
Aug

EnvisionTEC Unveils Cost-Saving Material Tray for Desktop 3D Printers

EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, today announced a cost-saving, disposable material tray for its premium desktop 3D printers The new M-Type tray, which was developed and tested in EnvisionTEC’s R&D facility in Gladbeck, Germany, will be offered as an optional replacement for the current Pre-Stretched Assembly (PSA) tray system in the Micro

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17
Aug

Italian Jewellery manufacturer B.M.C. srl using EOS technology to offer a complete 3D precious metal service.

A Direct Precious Metal 3D printing platform, designed specifically for the production of jewellery and precious metals, was jointly optimised by Cooksongold and EOS. The system expands upon the technology created by EOS to provide jewellery makers with the power and freedom to create complex jewellery in a matter of hours.

15
Aug

Markforged Introduces Two New Industrial 3D Printers For Local Manufacturing

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Markforged, the only 3D printing platform that prints the entire range of strong parts from carbon fiber to metal with a complete cloud managed 3D solution, today announced the addition of two new printers to the company’s Industrial Series. Markforged’s new X3 and X5 printers introduce price points that enable customers to print stronger, larger, and lighter parts.

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14
Aug

What is next in 3D Printing?

Just like his grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

7
Aug

Markforged-3d printing-tooling and fixtures

Alex Crease talks about how, in the past few years, the 3D printing industry has expanded as professional 3D printing companies are offering manufacturing solutions for businesses. These solutions eliminate wait times, increase CNC bandwidth, and unleash innovation on the production floor using CFF routing technology.

4
Aug

How 3D printing is changing the supply chain – Daimler EvoBus and EOS

Daimler EvoBus is revolutionising their entire value chain management by introducing 3D printing for spare parts. With 3D printed parts for buses Daimler EvoBus no longer needs to store the part in question and avoids unnecessary excess production.

25
Jul

3DP Workbench – Large Format Additive Manufacturing Workbench

The 3DP Workbench is the first 3D printer to feature an actual full, built-in workbench. The large-format printer is mounted on an industrial workbench with 12 built-in drawers and cabinets for storage of tools and supplies. The whole thing is very portable –€“ it has wheels for easy transport, and the printer has a folding gantry system so that it can easily fit through single standard doors.

25
Jul

Markforged Customer Success Story: Autometrix

Autometrix, a manufacturer of Precision Cutting Solutions for the industrial textile world, has been using the Mark One printer from Markforged. They needed an inexpensive method to produce prototypes that could match the strength of a machined component. The Mark One reduced prototyping time from weeks to days, and reduced the weight of a prototype cutting head by half a pound.

19
Jul

3D Platform’s Enclosures for the WorkSeries Portfolio

These environmental enclosures are available for the whole WorkSeries range and are backwards compatible with every Workbench and x1000 machine. They can be purchased as a pre-installed add-on or separately.

19
Jul

3D Printing in Healthcare Market Research Report Emerging Trends and Forecast 2022

ReportsWeb.com has announced the addition of the ‘€˜2017-2022 3D Printing in Healthcare Report on Global and United States Market, Status and Forecast, by Players, Types and Applications’€™.

17
Jul

EOS-Tooling: FWB – Major Savings in Production Time and Cost Using Additive Manufacturing

To ensure that Germany remains an attractive location for the production of injection-moulded tools and plastic components, toolmakers and component producers rely on innovative technologies and procedures that save time and minimise expense. German plastics processors need to make as much use of innovative and economic processes as they can, to be able to meet the cost pressures brought about by lower prices from Eastern European and Far Eastern producers effectively.

FWB Kunststofftechnik GmbH has been working closely with LBC Laser Bearbeitungs Center GmbH, a producer of metal parts using Additive manufacturing. This cooperation has resulted in the present method for realising tool inserts for injection-moulding components.

17
Jul

3DP Introduces the 100 Series WorkTable

Want to 3D print very big parts but you are on a low budget? The 3D Platform 100 series WORKTABLE is perhaps just what you need. It delivers high quality prints in a large format.

“Our new series of machines is a direct response to what are customers have been asking for,”€ states Jonathan Schroeder, President of 3D Platform. “€œOur WorkTable 100 Series is designed for smaller businesses, schools, and entry-level designers.”

11
Jul

MARKFORGED-A Revolutionary New Way to Manufacture Metal Parts

Markforged’s Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) process for printing metal unlocks a new era of metal parts production. 3D metal print-farms will shorten development time, closing the gap between prototyping and production. In the next two years Markforged will achieve the technological leap to true digital metal manufacturing. It’™s time for mechanical engineering to enter the digital age.

10
Jul

ZORTRAX-Polish Artificial Heart

This case of the artificial heart shows the potential of 3D printing in creating the necessary medical equipment that helps to advance the study on life-saving devices. It is amazing how incorporating 3D printers can push forward the work on an artificial heart by allowing not only to create the model but the complete computerised test stand.

An artificial heart could be used as a bridge during the period between of waiting for an available heart and the transplant surgery. Although there are 3D printers that can print with cells that are biocompatible with the human tissue, creating a model of a working artificial heart is still in the the distant future.

7
Jul

3D Printed Boluses Help to Improve Radiotherapy Standards

The commonly applied method for curing cancer that appears on or just below skin often involves regular radiation. Unfortunately, during this procedure, the tissue that surrounds the affected area is exposed to X-rays. To avoid this, special boluses, usually made of wax, are applied to patients but producing them is time- and labour-intensive and there is no guarantee that the end result will be precise enough to provide efficient protection from X-rays.

Application of the 3D printing technology in the area of healthcare is not a fancy daydream. Instead we can forecast that this technology will be playing a bigger role in the future development of medicine.

21
Jun

3D Platform’s Extreme Benchy Print!

3D Platform showcased their extreme Benchy print that became quite popular on Reddit.

scale your print size from large to small with 3D Platforms.

19
Jun

Decrease your print times from 100 hours down to 11 hours

John Good talks us through these 3 main categories at Rapid 2017

17
Jun

3D Platform Announces PRO Electronics Rebuild Program

3D Platform Launches PRO Electronics Rebuild Program Give your x1000 or Workbench Machine the PRO Boost Rockford, Illinois, USA – April 25, 2017 – 3D Platform (3DP), a global leader in manufacturing large-format, industrial-strength 3D machines

17
Jun

3DP reduces Print Times from 2 kg/day to 2 kg/hr

3D Platform’s new line of high flow extruders and 6 mm diameter filament reduce print times and increase throughput from 2 kg/day to 2 kg/day. Using larger filament also allows customers to print stronger parts.

15
Jun

Cast your Jewellery in a matter of hours – EnvisionTEC cDLM

With average build speeds ranging between 10 and 20 minutes per inch in Z for the full envelope, the results will allow bridal and fashion rings to be designed, grown, and ready for investment casting the same day.