‘Potent new features’ see Fuel3D’s latest 3D scanning software target pro market

Published 09 September 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: hardware, 3d scanning, fuel3d, fuel3d scanify

New Fuel3D Studio Pro measurement tools include contour measurement length between two points over the surface

A wide range of features to support the capture and manipulation of 3D models, developed following work for enterprise customers, sees Fuel3D’s latest Studio software make the leap for professional users.

New measurement tools include contour measurement length between two points over the surface; a multi-segment length measurer taking a straight line length over any number of line segments, and the ability to measure the 3D area defined by a closed set of points on the surface of the image.

The new measurement capabilities are ideal for developing custom-fit products, demonstrating before and after changes, or monitoring change over time.

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Xometry aims to become ‘Uber of manufacturing’ with new hires and strategy

Published 08 September 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: solidworks, 3d printing, prototype, manufacture, 3d systems, geomagic, manufacturing, cnc

Xometry’s on-demand part manufacturing platform continues its drive to becoming the most efficient way to produce prototype parts with an upgraded strategy and addition of former Geomagic president and COO Tom Kurke.

Appointed as chief strategy officer to drive the company’s nationwide partner network and an expansion to a new office in North Carolina, Tom Kurke brings more than 20 years of experience in the 3D and technical software space, having held positions at Geomagic, 3D Systems and Bentley Systems among others.

It’s online instant pricing is available via its website and through a dedicated SolidWorks add-on, which provides pricing, lead times and manufacturability feedback for a wide range of processes, including CNC machining, 3D printing, sheet metal fabrication and urethane casting.

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EOS traceability tool for metals AM gains first customer

Published 06 September 2016

Posted by Al Dean

Article tagged with: 3d printing, manufacture, manufacturing, eos, aerospace

Last month, sintering specialist, EOS (that’s Electro Optical Systems) launched EOSTATE MeltPool for it’s Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) hardware.

For those that are tracking the advancement of the use of 3D printed metals in the aerospace industry, this should be an interesting development.

Essentially, the solution is the first step towards EOS providing what it states as: “complete part traceability as well as an automated surveillance and analysis of the melt pool during the DMLS build process.”

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GE Aviation launches metals 3D Printing take off with $1.4B takeover of Arcam and SLM Solutions

Published 06 September 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, automotive, manufacturing, aerospace, ge, arcam, slm solutions

The takeover of two metals additive manufacturing companies should see more 3D printed parts in the skies

GE Aviation has announced its decision to launch a takeover of SLM Solutions, a Germany-based leader in metals 3D printing, and Swedish metals 3D printing experts Arcam, for a combined $1.4B as it furthers strategy to become a ‘digital industrial company’.

Both SLM Solutions and Arcam have a heavy presence in producing aerospace components, while they will open inroads for further GE businesses with their combined knowledge of medical, automotive and defence uses.

Hans-Joachim Ihde, founder of SLM Solutions Group, expressed his pleasure at the news, explaining that GE had been a customer since the outset of the company: “They assumed a pioneering role in aerospace technology and were early to identify the benefits of selective laser melting – for example in terms of savings in the weight of components.”

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DEVELOP3D LIVE - Boston, 26 September

Published 26 August 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, develop3d live, boston

Boston has been named the location for DEVELOP3D LIVE’s first event outside the UK, with the city set to host a day of talks from leading design firms and technologists.

Taking place on 26 September, the DEVELOP3D team will take over District Hall in downtown Boston, where attendees can expect presentations examining the digital design process, together with recent applications of disruptive technologies such as laser scanning, virtual reality and of course 3D printing.

Among the speakers will be talks from the likes of Bose, Formlabs and FreightFarms, exploring their own cutting edge processes.

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Rise of the digital twin: Flowserve embraces Ansys system for realtime analysis

Published 18 August 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: simulation, prototype, ansys, iot

Following the adoption of the new system, Flowserve will be able to advance its existing design process to encompass realtime simulation [above is a marketing animation]


A leading provider of industrial pumps, seals and valves has announced its new use of Ansys’ simulation software to produce ‘digital twins’ of its products.

Flowserve becomes one of the first companies to harness the complete system of virtual physical prototypes, which it expects to improve product quality and performance, enhanced development productivity, optimised maintenance and reduced overall costs.

An enterprise license agreement will provide it with broad access to the Ansys portfolio and its technology specialists, to combine simulation technology with Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities.

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Ultimaker helps bring 3D design to US education with new program

Published 16 August 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, education, ultimaker

Teachers will be able to gain help and support from others in their position via the Ultimaker Pioneer Program

With the official launch of its Pioneer Program, Ultimaker is aiming to connect educators throughout North America who are passionate about bringing 3D printing and design into K – 12 and higher education.

The Ultimaker Pioneer Program allows educators to share their 3D printing knowledge sharing useful content on the new Ultimaker Education website, while maintaining ownership of their own content through Creative Commons Attribution, Share-Alike, and Non-Commercial licensing.

By visiting the Ultimaker Education website, other educators throughout North America will have access to resources and knowledge that may not be available locally.

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