Carbon makes L1 printer available to all for $250k p/a

Published 19 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, manufacturing, product design, materials, carbon, carbon3d, adidas, jabil

Carbon’s largest format printer, the L1 printer - the likes of which being used to produce products like the Adidas 4D midsoles, and custom cushioning for Riddell’s American Football helmets -  is now available to order.

Ten-times larger in build area to the original M1 3D printer, and five-times larger than the current M2 from Carbon, the L1 was initially available to partner companies as part of Carbon’s High-Volume Solutions, but it is now available for any business to acquire.

L1 printers will begin shipping in the first half of 2020, and similar to Carbon’s other subscription offerings, the L1 printer will be available for $250,000 per year for a 3-year term.

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Dyndrite unveils its GPU-powered, Python-scriptable 3D printing build processor

Published 18 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, gpu, ansys, additive manufacturing, carl bass, altair, dyndrite

Built on its Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE), Dyndrite has launched its ‘first of its kind’ GPU-powered geometry kernel, Additive Manufacturing Toolkit (AMT), which it claims provides powerful manufacturing-oriented features.

Dyndrite says that these include native CAD file import; an integrated Python interface for scripting interactive workflows, as well as allowing users to manage terabytes of manufacturing data, print higher-order geometries such as splines, and dynamically adjust parts in-situ to ‘increase both throughput and quality’.

Dyndrite also announced Ansys and Altair as the newest members of the company’s Developer Council: a group of ISVs and OEMs chartered with steering the future development of the Dyndrite roadmap.

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GrabCAD Shop launches to simplify the 3D Printing workflow

Published 18 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, design, 3d printing, stratasys, grabcad

For those running several 3D printers in-house, the latest news from Stratasys should be of interest, as GrabCAD Shop software solution looks to centralise all your needed 3D printing services.

The cloud-based software organises print work requests, CAD files, and project specs all in one space, sending status updates on the platform and via email to all stakeholders on a project - from the shop manager to the designer who’s part it is.

GrabCAD Shop comes pre-populated with Stratasys printers and materials, and has the ability to add third party printers and other traditional fabrication technology systems.

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Siemens adds material modelling to Simcenter through acquisition of MultiMechanics

Published 18 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: simulation, automotive, siemens, materials, aerospace, digital twin

Siemens hopes that by integrating its latest acquisition, MultiMechanics, into Simcenter 3D, that it will expand the ability to create a comprehensive digital twin with addition of materials modelling.

MultiMechanics’ technology predicts material properties and behaviour, including failure starting at the micro-structural level, with speed and accuracy.

“The addition of this technology enables our customers to build a digital twin of materials, which will help to shrink the innovation cycle of new products and materials, possibly saving millions of dollars and several years in development and certification in aerospace, automotive and other sectors,” explains Jan Leuridan, senior VP, Simulation & Test Solutions, Siemens Digital Industries Software.

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Sharpen up those sketching skills with IDRAWMOTOS

Published 13 November 2019

Posted by Al Dean

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Whether you’re into two-wheel transportation or just curious about expanding your sketching skills, this one is going to be of interest. The fine folks at Idraw Creative Goods have teamed up with Dave Mucci of Moto-Mucci (a bike designer and builder that has built a solid reputation in the last few years - we wrote about him a few years back) to put together a set of tutorials, technical guides and other resources in a nice looking manual to help you design motorcycles from scratch, with a good understanding of the basics.

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Siemens boosts metals 3D printing tools with Atlas acquisition

Published 13 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: simulation, 3d printing, manufacturing, gpu, cloud, additive manufacturing, siemens, cae, atlas, sunata

Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced it is to acquire Atlas 3D, developers of near-realtime print optimisation and support generation software for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) 3D printers.

Atlas 3D’s cloud-based Sunata software solves the problems by using GPU-accelerated high-performance computing, which along with a computer processing unit (CPU) to facilitate processing-intensive operations such as deep learning, analytics and engineering applications.

Sunata uses thermal distortion analysis to provide an automated way to optimise part build orientation and generate support structures, allowing the designer, rather than an engineering analyst, to perform the simulations, thereby reducing downstream analysis needing to be conducted via Siemens’ Simcenter software.

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Shining 3D adds more metals 3D printing to its range

Published 13 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, additive manufacturing, metals, sls, shining 3d

Exhaust pipe printed in nickel alloy on the EP-M250 Pro

Shining 3D has launched its latest additive manufacturing solution, the dual-laser equipped, 262 x 262 x 350mm build area EP-M250 Pro.

Built for producing medium-sized batch parts, Shining 3D say that it it designed for non-stop operation and has an innovative gas flow management and optimised filter system for a stable building environment.

The company also suggest that it has high material consumption rates, although we’ll have to wait till its full launch later this month to find out more.

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