Rapid Prototyping

29
Mar

SolidThinking Case Study: Mountain Bicycles and Additive Manufacturing

RBC’s goal is to use additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to create very high-end mountain bikes that are tailored to an individual’s weight, height, and riding style.

Although the team at RBC had considerable experience in additive manufacturing and developing products, it required multiple partnerships.

28
Mar

Lighter and stiffer architectural components with Inspire.

solidThinking Inspire does not only help to save time and to reduce weight and material: additional benefits, like fast learning curve, become obvious when compared to other solutions available on the market.

28
Mar

SOLIDWORKS Success Story: Markforged 3D Printers.

Markforged’s mission is to provide its customers with high strength parts, built right the first time.

In 2014, Markforged revolutionized 3D printing with the introduction of the world’s first carbon-fiber composite 3D printer.

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