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18
Apr

The 3D Scanning story

We have been 3D Scanning at Rapid 3D since 2006. Back then it was pretty much seen as magic and the scanners on the market were few and very expensive with a starting price tag of around R600k at todays ROE of R15.00 = Euro1.00. Needless to say a lot has changed and we thought it would be good to

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6
Mar

Bypass Ring Tutorial with Clayoo and RhinoGold

Watch this step-by-step video showing how to design a Bypass Ring with Clayoo and RhinoGold. There’s a whole library of step-by-detailed-step tutorials available from the designers of RhinoGOLD. Sign up today and get access to this library and grow you skills to produce the most amazing designs. Designs that your peers and clients will be left wondering how you make

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31
Jan

RhinoGOLD: Ring & Bracelet Tutorial (Clayoo for Grasshopper)

Watch this step-by-step video showing how to design a simple ring and bracelet with Clayoo components for Grasshopper inside RhinoGold. Bring your ideas to life with Clayoo inside RhinoGold! Get your online RhinoGold Jewellery Design Training now!

30
Jan

Effortlessly Capture Organic Objects in Great Detail

Learn how to easily make accurate 3D models of organic shapes using an Artec Space Spider 3D scanner and the latest version of the Artec Studio 3D scanning software with its game-changing Autopilot feature. About the Artec Space Spider Industrial 3D Scanner A new and enhanced precision instrument for CAD users and engineers, Artec Space Spider is a high-resolution 3D

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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. Get your online RhinoGold Jewellery Design Training now!

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. Get your online RhinoGold Jewellery Design Training now!

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

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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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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21
Sep

RhinoGold 6 Free Tutorial – how to make hoop earrings.

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

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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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.

15
Jun

Achieve a mirror finish for your 3D prints in a few easy steps from 3D Platform.

Achieve a mirror finish for your 3D prints in a few easy steps.

9
Jun

RhinoGold 6.5 – Create a Hinge!

When you want to build jewellery from scratch, RhinoGold Jewelry Builders and Advanced Creation Tools allow you to explore the world of 3D and create your one of a kind design. Now you can create a hinge with the new updated RhinoGold!

8
Jun

Dynamic Tiling a new update – RhinoGold 6.5

Thanks to an extensive library and the possibility to add your personal motifs, build your one-of-a-kind model. From modern to vintage, contemporaneous or classic, this improved tool is ideal for under-galleries and advanced texturing.

7
Jun

RhinoGold 6.5 – Organize your rings before printing.

CAD offers the benefits of cost effective, custom products without the impracticality of a large inventory.

This improved tool helps optimizing position and orientation of your models for 3D printing by incorporating advanced algorithms for nesting.

6
Jun

RhinoGold 6.5 – Azure Cutter new update.

Get the Professional looking finish to your piece, creating the azure cut out on the back of your jewellery! WATCH THE BENEFITS YOU GET FROM THE CUTTING AZURES TOOL!

5
Jun

RhinoGold 6.5 has Redesigned it’s interface – New Elements

Discover why RhinoGold is the right choice for your growing jewellery business! Browse hundreds of components and combine them to make a unique piece ready for 3D printing. Their redesigned interface saves time and money by quickly searching and selecting jewelry components by defining finger size, gem color and metal alloy – watch below!  

4
Jun

RhinoGold 6.5 – The ideal tool to decorate your design

RhinoGold 6.5 – Easily customise and apply a 2D pattern to your 3D surface, to build a pipe, rope or milgrain. Give your model an Eastern touch!

3
Jun

RhinoGold 6.5 – Veni creates beautiful and detailed rope designs

Start creating digital jewellery with the latest and most advanced CAD for Jewellery. Explore new ways to create astonishing ornaments and reinvent your creations.

2
Jun

New Improvements – RhinoGold 6.5 News

New parameters have been added on Eternity builder, Cutters in Line, Cutter Studio libraries, STL Export, New 3D textures and New 3D motifs.

26
May

Learn how to work the paves in your designs – RhinoGold free tutorial

Take advantage of our rendering tools to create your own virtual catalog with beautiful and unique designs.

23
May

Fill your Engraved labels with Markforged engraver filler!

The filler will catch and fill the inset sections of the part. This means you need to cut the shape or text into the part model in your design program.

12
May

EnvisionTEC 3Dent® – 3D Dental Printer

EnvisionTEC’s 3Dent® dental model printer uses 3SP (Scan, Spin and Selectively Photocure) technology for the 3D printing of highly accurate dental models. The 3Dent® features a build speed of up to 10mm/hour for the full build envelope, making it at least 2 times faster than any competitive product on the market today. A simple user interface with a built-in touch

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27
Apr

Basic Fiber Filling Techniques for the Markforged software.

Each fill type has specific strength properties and we will demonstrate how to effectively utilize Concentric and Isotropic fill to strengthen different parts in different ways. Watch how now!

20
Apr

Capture a compressor with Artec Space Spider.

The Artec Space Spider’s scanning ability is ideal for high-resolution scans, capturing objects such as molding parts, PCBs, keys, coins or even a human ear. Check out how easy it is to capture a compressor in 3D with Artec’s 3D scanner and how the 3D data works in Artec Studio software. Watch why this scanner will give you the freedom

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19
Apr

RhinoGold 6 Free Tutorial – step by step ring creation.

The most advanced tools to create custom jewellery together with the ease of Elements make RhinoGold 6 the right choice for jewellery professionals.

12
Apr

Markforged: Effective Fiber Routing for Strong 3D Printed Parts

Watch this Markforged Webinar on optimising fiber reinforcement strategies for your parts There are a number of strategies available to balance part cost with part strength using the Markforged Eiger software. In this video, you will learn about the various fiber reinforcement strategies available to you when printing fiber reinforced 3D parts. This webinar recording covers the following topics: Fiber

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14
Mar

Learn how to make a wedding band set in this FREE tutorial!

START CREATING DIGITAL JEWELLERY WITH THE LATEST AND MOST ADVANCED CAD SOFTWARE!

You get the most advanced tools to create custom jewellery with RhinoGold 6, the right choice for any jewellery professional.

IN THE FREE TUTORIAL BELOW, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO MAKE A WEDDING BAND SET!

16
Feb

Interested in trying SOLIDWORKS? Here’s how you can try SOLIDWORKS 2017 CAD Premium.

Interested in trying SOLIDWORKS? Now, for the first time, you can try SOLIDWORKS 2017 CAD Premium (with Model-Based Definition and Visualize Professional) anywhere, anytime on any device.

1
Feb

Here’s how to fix your Poor Scan Quality with Artec 3D

Autopilot is an incredible feature producing highly accurate results which processes all your data automatically. It’s perfect for beginners to achieve professional, high precision results and a real time saver for advanced users.

6
Jan

The latest and most advanced organic 3D modeling – Clayoo 2.0

The next generation of plugins for Rhino starts with Clayoo 2.0, an innovative solution to freeform modeling.

3
Jan

Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing

EnvisionTEC is a world leader in 3D printer manufacturing specializing in rapid prototyping and equipment.

Today, our additive manufacturing machines can produce accurate parts up to 10 cubic feet. Our material family is grown up, too. Our printers process a full range of resins, sand, and even biologic materials and woven fiber composites.

27
Dec

Perfactory Vida: Ortho Tough

Dental Applications Specialist, Chris Kabot discusses the benefits of 3D printing with EnvisionTEC’s Perfactory Vida Hi-Res and 3D print material Ortho Tough M.

Ortho Tough M builds quickly without sacrificing the surface quality needed for high-quality models. When combining the higher resolution power of the Perfactory Vida Hi-Res 3D printer and Ortho Tough M material the digital dental laboratory is equipped for success.

23
Dec

TECH TIPS: Customized Assembly for an Electronic Device

The Perfactory isn’t just an icon in the 3D printing world – the printer on wheels — it’s a trusted and reliable one.

19
Dec

TECH TIPS: Curing Thin-Walled Parts

Additive manufacturing machines can produce accurate parts up to 10 cubic feet. Our printers are known for delivering excellent precision, surface finish, functionality and speed.

5
Dec

Watch the second tutorial about Robotics in Solidworks

3D CAD Solutions and Rendering Software to Help Drive Your Product Development Process.

29
Nov

Watch this Robot Tutorial from Solidworks

3D CAD Solutions and Rendering Software to Help Drive Your Product Development Process.

17
Nov

RhinoGold 6 Class Ring Tutorial

Understand the Digital process in Jewellery. Grow your business with 3D!

Browse hundreds of components and combine them to make a unique piece ready for 3D printing without the need for 3D software expertise.

16
Nov

4 things you must consider when slicing a model for 3D Printing

When preparing a part with intricate features and tight tolerances, make sure the minimum feature size, extrusion width, and extruder diameter are configured correctly.

7
Nov

How to make chess pieces with the Clayoo 2.0 edition

Edit easily using the most advanced tool as Join, Break, Divide, Separate, Offsets, Raise, Move, Extrude, Plunge, Shell… and much more! Retopology 3D printing software, Scan Data and STL to Clayoo® Surfaces or Nurbs.

28
Oct

RhinoGold 6 Watch How This Vintage Ring Is Easily Made!

Amaze your customers with the new Digital Jewellery Application that has revolutionized the concept of showcasing and selling jewellery online.

28
Sep

Introducing the new solidThinking Click2Cast 4.0 webinar

Use Click2Cast to quickly evaluate casting for porosity and other defects as part of our quoting process. As we proceed with the projects into production we use Click2Cast to help.

27
Jul

In-depth look at the Markforged Fibre Reinforced Printing Technology

Markforged 3d printing of fibre reinforced parts webinar. Discusses in detail many aspects of the technology. Where the technology fits into the design and manufacturing workflow. There is a detailed look at the Eiger software that allows engineers and designers to place fibre reinforcing exactly where they need it on a part.

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