Rapid Manufacturing

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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11
Apr

The Mark Two allows Arow Global to prototype in new ways.

The Mark Two has allowed Arow Global to simplify and expand prototyping and gave them the ability to rethink their design and manufacturing capabilities.

6
Apr

A Look at the Stunning 3D Printed Prop from the action packed ‘Ghost in the Shell’!

Several different 3D printing technologies and materials were used, including clear resin and black resin printed with a stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. The lungs were 3D printed in nylon using a selective laser sintering (SLS) process, and the joints and armatures were 3D printed in steel to add stability and durability to the skeleton.

5
Apr

Zortrax M200 Helps Save the Memory of an old rustic church.

It’s really striking that in the middle of nothing, surrounded by the undisturbed nature you can find the place created by the joined forces of people and technology.

5
Apr

Markforged Onyx One – combination of a lower cost machine with Onyx chopped carbon fibre material.

The first is a new material, called Onyx, which brings in two key things; The material is a mix of nylon and micro particles of carbon fibre.

One print head, one purpose, one machine — at a dramatically lower cost.

4
Apr

Improving 3D Printed Parts – The Metal X

In an ideal world, there would be no gap between designing a part and the part tangibly existing. Assemblies would fit together effortlessly, bearings would spin perfectly aligned shafts without any pre-stresses for low cost and complex geometries would look as beautiful in person as they do in CAD. Unfortunately, the world isn’t perfect. Tolerancing serves a simple purpose: explicitly

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31
Mar

Woodland/Alloy Casting employed Click2Cast on their casting projects.

With the convenience of being able to perform molding, core making, melting, heat treatment, cleaning and surface preparation all under one roof, Woodland/Alloy Casting is able to continuously satisfy those time and quality standards for its customers.

30
Mar

Mark X’s newest feature: Adaptive Bed Leveling.

Markforged is a company that likes firsts – they made their name with the first-ever FDM carbon 3D printer, the Mark One, and since then they’ve continued to introduce never-before-seen features with their subsequent releases.

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.

8
Mar

Adidas reveals their plans for a new 3D printing ‘Speedfactory’

The concept is in industrial factories where 3D printing and robotics manufacture sneakers on-demand.

Adidas hope manufacturing will also become localized, eliminating costs associated with logistics and supply chains. Large-scale production at German Speedfactory in Ansbach is set for mid-2017.

3
Mar

Stainless Steel Bicycle has been 3D Printed!

You wouldn’t 3D print a car, would you? That’d simply be impractical. However, if you’re a team of students attending the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, you might be inclined to 3D print a stainless steel bicycle instead.

24
Feb

Case Study: APEL Extrusions limited used Click2Extrude to improve their workflow.

“Based on the simulations that we ran in Click2Extrude, we were able to determine the end result without having to spend thousands of dollars on billets and press time for the actual trials.” Tony DaSilva, Vice President, Operations of APEL Extrusions

21
Feb

Practical Case Study: Steel Company Embraces 3D Printing into their Workflow

Practical Case Study: Steel Company Embraces 3D Printing into their Workflow

6
Feb

EnvisionTEC looking to Change the Face of 3D Technology

From photopolymers to living tissue to composites, EnvisionTEC is leading the way in 3D printing innovation that delivers real value to the market.

23
Jan

Bring Your Nesting To The Highest Level!

RhinoNest is fully integrated and designed for Rhinoceros and, therefore, provides optimization in minutes without the need for importing files from other software.

16
Jan

Markforged reveals their new metal printer at CES 2017

At the start markforged revolutionized 3D printing with composite carbon fiber printing and now they have delivered another breakthrough in the field of metal printing.

The more established and existing industrial metal materials don’t even compare to the incredible range from the Metal X.

14
Jan

Stop-motion animation is taking on 3D printing.

Tommy Keiser has branched out and started his own business, Keiser Design – based out of California.

Upon graduating from the University of the Arts animation program in 2006, Keiser moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in stop-motion animation.

Keiser went on to discuss the effects of introducing a new technology (3D printing) to the Stoodio.

12
Jan

Must-Have 3D Printing Dictionary

ZMorph has put together what they call ‘The Ultimate 3D Printing Dictionary’ which is an online dictionary published on medium.com.

Having all of this information gathered in one place rather than scattered across the ends of the internet is useful, especially for beginners.

29
Dec

The makers of the 3D-printed super car have made a ‘super bike’

The printing process produces a carbon fiber structure that Divergent 3D claims is 50 percent lighter than traditional motorcycle materials, so the frame would be significantly more efficient on the road.

21
Dec

ProJet® MJP 2500 Helps Drive Ingenuity and ROI at Hyde Park Partners

3D Systems ProJet® MJP 2500 helps Hyde Park Partners achieve high quality, functional prototypes in a variety of materials at a fraction of the cost.

5
Dec

Watch the second tutorial about Robotics in Solidworks

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

1
Dec

EnvisionTEC Training Webinars 2017

Feedback on EnvisionTEC Training … In the words of Valorie Havercamp, Purple Mountain Jewelry, Inc. “My husband and I attended a training class for our Micro machine in late August and we wanted to give you some feedback. Lauren was our trainer and she was AWESOME! She made something very foreign to us seem understandable. She is a combination of knowledge, experience,

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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.

11
Nov

3D printing is advancing into the realm of production.

While the value of a printer may not seem apparent at first, executing the calculations will tell a different story.

This post walks you through the economics of 3D printing via cost and Return on Investment calculations. The Return On Investment (ROI) is an evaluation tool used to calculate the return you have gotten on an investment by percentage.

This can apply to manufacturing technologies as well, to determine how much you can save with a 3D printer.

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

Why Part Quality, Print Speed and Ease of Use Matter with the ProJet MJP 2500

Learn why part quality, print speed and post-processing ease of use are critical considerations when evaluating an office-friendly, professional 3D printer.

28
Oct

Markforged Mark X: Unibody Drone Timelapse

With industrial-scale printing of incredibly strong parts and first ever precision sensing systems, the Mark X is destined to be the must-have printer for every manufacturer.

18
Oct

Precise parts from design to finish with the new Mark X

Make carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic parts, by using traditional 3D-printing techniques but taking it to another level. This means the objects they print are stronger, lighter and more resilient than steel.

3
Oct

Rapid 3D welcomes the new Zortrax M300

Zortrax introduces you to Zortrax M300, the 3D printer for those who want make their big ideas really BIG.

26
Sep

First Half of 2016 Shows Tremendous Growth for Markforged

So what makes the Markforged 3D printer unique? It’s patented continuous fiber filament (CFF) technology and Markforged’s Eiger software automatically produces a fiber pattern for maximum strength within the 3D print file.

22
Sep

See what Rapid 3D has on show at Jewellex 2016

At Jewellex Africa see how 3D printing can revolutionize the jewellery industry. Two 3D printers will be on show at the Rapid 3D stand for your inspection – stand R2, just around the corner from the entrance. 3D printing offers the jewellery industry to produce multiple detailed prints in a matter of hours.

15
Sep

A new 3D printer is welcomed into Rapid 3D’s range

3D Platform Introduces the 3DP Workbench, Which May Be the Most Convenient Industrial 3D Printer Ever. 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 so that it can easily fit through doors.

15
Sep

Making 3D Production REAL!

3D Systems is pairing great minds with great capabilities to push the limits of what’s possible. From concept to creation, 3D scan to 3D print, prototype to production, our digital manufacturing solutions are enabling innovators to view the world as a field of open possibilities.

2
Sep

The Rules of Manaufacturing are changing with 3D Printing

In automotive manufacturing industry the potential of 3D printing was amongst the topics creating a buzz with executives attending an automotive conference in Traverse City earlier this month.

26
Aug

3D Printing and the Mining Industry – The Age of Innovation

A decline in productivity in the mining industry over the past decade means industry leaders have been forced to look into an overhaul of existing processes as traditional methods are found wanting in terms of efficiency and cost. Technology within the mining industry.

26
Aug

First SA team at the Land Rover 4×4 Championships in London

Team Rhino is a group of four young and inspiring school students from Maritzburg College and Edenglen Highschool. The goal of the contest, was for each team to design a shell of a 4X4 battery powered, remote controlled car. They then were expected to present a verbal presentation and portfolios of their entire team.

24
Aug

Technology Upgrade To Industry 4.0

The fourth Industrial Revolution is happening, are you ready? A major challenge for South Africa is also the fact that there is not only a local, but also a global talent shortage for Industry 4.0 professionals.

18
Aug

Want to see direct metal printing samples?

Parts that are direct metal printed can be made in a variety of metals that are fully dense and fully usable. DMP samples will be available for inspection at the Rapid 3D stand during Electra Mining 2016 Expo.

18
Aug

Our seminar at the Electra Mining 2016 the 3D printing revolution

Rapid 3D will discuss their real engineering experience with 3D Printing and look at applications in the mining industry.
Speaker: David Sean Bullock, Managing Director, Rapid 3D JV (PTY) LTD

12
Aug

What does 3D Printing have to do with Mining?

Will 3D printing affect the mining industry? Mining is an industry where bespoke tooling and manufacturing are a core part of daily operations. Problem is, that the current methods of producing tooling and components are time consuming, expensive and wasteful – mining processes that are in need of an overhaul. The many parts, used in mining operations, are made using low volume and one-off

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