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Port of Rotterdam RAMLAB and Autodesk Pioneer On-Demand AM for Ship Repair

The Port of Rotterdam’s Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab (RAMLAB) and Autodesk have revealed the first pilot component as they pioneer the use of additive manufacturing in the maritime industry. A ship’s propeller was made using a hybrid manufacturing process combining wire and arc additive manufacturing using industrial robotic arms and subtractive …

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Awaited SAP Distributed Manufacturing Ecosystem for 3D Printing Launches

After announcing it late last year and establishing high profile partnership in the AM industry, enterprise software global leader SAP launched SAP Distributed Manufacturing, a new application resulting from its co-innovation with customers and service providers to make 3D printing a seamless part of digital manufacturing. “As 3D printing technology advances beyond …

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Sigma Labs Wins Contract with Caterpillar Subsidiary Solar Turbines Incorporated

Sigma Labs, an OTCQB listed provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D brand has received a contract from Solar Turbines Incorporated, a subsidiary of Caterpillar located in San Diego, California. Solar Turbines will implement Sigma Labs’ In-Process Quality Assurance™ (IPQA®) technology for the production of gas turbine components using …

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Autodesk and Stratasys Collaborate on Generatively Optimized 3D Printed Rollerblades

In order to show off the latest advances in its generative design software, specifically Fusion 360, Autodesk partnered with Stratasys on production via FDM additive manufacturing of a pair of optimized 3D printed rollerblades. The skates which were designed by Matteo Crocetti, Technical Sales MFG EMEA, and Michele Bongiovanni, Senior …

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MecSoft Corporation Announces Rhino3DPRINT 2017 and Visual3DPRINT 2017

MecSoft Corporation, a developer of industry leading CAD/CAM software solutions, has announced the availability of Rhino3DPRINT 2017 and Visual3DPRINT 2017, the latest versions of MecSoft’s 3D printing solution for the Rhinoceros NURBS modeler and MecSoft’s VisualCAD modeler. The 2017 release is a maintenance release with significant memory usage improvements and performance …

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Materialise Software Integration into Siemens NX Cuts Design-to-3DPrint Time

Siemens and Materialise have integrated additive manufacturing (AM) technology from Materialise into Siemens NX software, streamlining the design to manufacturing process for the rapidly growing universe of products being produced using AM (a.k.a. 3D printing). The new solution leverages proven Materialise technology to enable NX computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering …

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Nano Dimension Partners with Zuken to Evolve Dragonfly PCB 3D Printer

Electronics 3D printer manufacturer Nano Dimension is now working together with the expert PCB designers at Zuken to advance the 3D printing user experience and prototype turnaround times. Nano Dimension will take advantage of the support for implementing electronic technologies provided by Zuken’s market-leading, native 3D, system-level design solution, CR-8000 Design Force, to …

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3D Printing Now Plays a Major Role in Dassault Systèmes’ 3D Experience

Taking place in different locations throughout the world (including China for manufacturing and Massachussets for Science), Dassault Systèmes’ 3D Experience series of events represents the state of the art of what 3D software can do today for designers, engineers, architects, doctors and anyone who need to run a highly efficient manufacturing …

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Siemens Shows Off Collaborative 3D Printing with Robotic Spiders

The next step in collaborative 3D printing could be something called mobile manufacturing. Siemens researchers in Princeton, New Jersey have developed prototype spider-like robots that can work collaboratively to print structures and surfaces, thus potentially accelerating production of large-scale, complex structures such as the fuselages of planes and the hulls …

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Fraunhofer‘s Lighthouse Project “Go Beyond 4.0“ Software Efficiently Determines 3D Printability

Fraunhofer‘s lighthouse project Go Beyond 4.0 Digital printing and laser processes have so far hardly been used in mass production in order to individualize products. With this combination, serial products can be designed individually and cost-effectively, right down to the unique item. The new Fraunhofer lighthouse project “Go Beyond 4.0” …

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