Siemens recently announced its new SINUMERIK CNC control system. While Siemens has long been a hallmark of CNC controllers, this new system takes its cue from other parts of the company’s repertoire.
Since its inception during the later decades of the last century, 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) has moved far beyond merely fabricating simple plastic parts.
We catch up with Dr. Thomas Reiher, cofounder of AMendate, who is now director of Hexagon’s generative design division.
NVIDIA has come out to play with three new graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 30 Series.
One of the secrets behind Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS’ journey to becoming a world-leading software in the mainstream desktop 3D CAD arena is its sensitivity to users’ wishes.
You may not know that you need a search engine for parts.
The discussion about subdivision modeling has opened up significantly since the start of this series.
Additive manufacturing company Optomec was awarded a $1 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to repair engine turbine parts.
Innovapptive Inc., a Houston-based digital transformation provider, strives to connect machines, methods and workflows seamlessly with industrial managers, supervisors and workers.
Arduino has launched its IoT Cloud, designed from the ground up as a low-code approach that allows users to collect, graph and analyze their projects’ sensor data.
A start-up based in Berkeley, California, polySpectra, is attempting to make better materials for 3D printing.
Developers of Siemens NX are working to integrate mesh data for everyday CAD users.
For decades, many CAD users have looked askance at data for any purpose made from point clouds, or polygonal meshes.
A look at the challenges facing the prospect of 3D bioprinting living tissue.
The BMW Group’s new Additive Manufacturing Campus in Munich, Germany, is finally open.
Creaform, maker of 3D portable measurement and analysis technologies, recently announced the latest generation of its MetraSCAN product line: the MetraSCAN BLACK and the MetraSCAN BLACK|Elite.
Researchers at the University of Manchester have developed 3D-printed ‘bone bricks’ as a cost-effective method of repairing shattered limbs that are a result of blast explosions.
UK’s Hexr introduces £299 helmet made from castor bean oil.
The chemical company LEHVOSS Group announced the introduction of a new 3D printing filament with flame-retardant properties.
Netfabb’s latest release helps with the thankless 3D print tasks of adding and removing supports.
A Paris hospital has organized a 3D print factory specifically for healthcare PPE applications.
Why is composite 3D printing so important, and what role does Carbon Fiber play?
The great promise of 3D printing combined with innovative 3D design (such as generative design) is to reduce parts and material waste while creating geometry that surpasses the capability of traditional subtractive machining.
3D printed microlenses have been produced by researchers for use in spectroscopy.
Researchers have developed an unusual metal 3D printing process that requires no post processing, electrostatic hydrodynamic redox.
Since late March, a team of Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) researchers have been providing recommendations for readily available materials to use as filters in homemade face masks.
Relativity Space is currently working on its first rocket, the Terran 1, 3D printed with its own robotic printer, the Stargate.
The US Air Force, in concert with scientists from Texas A&M University, developed a novel way of 3D printing the strongest type of steel.
A former Microsoft executive leveraged his connections to achieve certification for a 3D printable respirator mask that makers can download and manufacture on their 3D printers.
ExOne’s X1 160PRO metal 3D printer will be used for research and development by institutions.
PTC has revealed details of the latest Creo release, Creo 7.0, available on April 14.
The auto industry, like so many other sectors, has had its hands full dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Some very good ideas for optimizing the emergency manufacturing of ventilators.
Scientific research into using 3D bioprinting to re-create and regenerate human limbs and organs from patient-specific DNA is progressing slowly but surely.
ExOne’s X1 160PRO metal 3D printer will be used for research and development by institutions.
The debate over use of proprietary or open materials ecosystems is becoming a big topic in 3D printing.
Some thoughts about the ongoing dilemma of obtaining good surface quality on production parts made using additive manufacturing.
ABB RobotStudio created a new kind of 3D printing technology for the company by combining robotics and deposition technology.
Vancouver-based 3D printing company NewPro3D has entered a collaborative partnership with chemical company Henkel.
XYZprinting has released a new 3D printer, the Color 5D, which, as you might suspect, can 3D print in full color.
What looked like twigs proved to be generatively-designed shapes, the output of generative design algorithms available in Autodesk’s Fusion 360, then cast in metal.
The company’s main product is VCollab, a solution created to make the results of engineering simulation more easily shared and understood.
Last year Volkswagen selected HP Metal Jet for the high volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts, as the foundation for its strategy to industrialize additive manufacturing with a multi-year design and production roadmap.
What is the best way to set up additive manufacturing jobs to ensure production finishing can take place?
Researchers at Deakin University studying the chemical reactions that take place during the production of carbon fiber composites developed a method which dramatically cuts the time and energy required for these reactions.
You might value the perfect simulation model, striving for perfection—an engineering ideal if ever there was one.
Researchers have devised yet another method of bioprinting that could offer substantially faster print speeds.
3D printing startup Azul has produced a new device that uses the High Area Rapid Printing (HARP) process to 3D print objects at high speed and low cost.
Voxel8, who debuted in 2015 at CES with an electronics 3D printing concept, disappeared, only to now return with a footwear 3D printing solution.
An interview with Siemens’ CEO Tony Hemmelgarn reveals how the manufacturing giant is thinking about 3D printing.
The number one material used in the global construction industry is concrete, but how is it being used with recent construction 3D printing ventures?
In a press release last week, Kennametal announced the launch of a new business unit focused on additive manufacturing (AM).
Learning CAD? How about starting with modeling an entire Boeing 747? Yes, that actually happened.
Measurement is often seen as non-value-added work. However, if we properly account for the expected costs involved in passing defects on to customers, then the increased value of the product can be clearly shown.
What new features are found in COMSOL Multiphysics 5.5? We have a list of new features in the CAD optimization tool.
A major competitor of Markforged is Anisoprint, as it markets a powerful 3D printer capable of inserting continuous carbon fiber into prints.
It’s September 2019, and that means SOLIDWORKS 2020 is here.
CAD tools have changed significantly, and today the promise of cloud-based design services could provide even greater capabilities in the future.
Minnesota-based Protolabs announced this week the addition of Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology to its portfolio of manufacturing and prototyping technologies.
Is it possible to 3D print batteries? It seems so, as KeraCel is attempting to do so.
There’s no longer much doubt about the benefits and ubiquity of the cloud, but its utility in product design is still being understood.
It was around 2014 that the consumer 3D printing bubble burst, causing the stocks of stalwarts like Stratasys and 3D Systems to plummet.
Lockheed Martin is famous for engineering innovation, dating back to the legendary Skunkworks.
Doing traditional manufacturing? You may want to consider integrating additive manufacturing or 3D printing into your polymer production line.
Using Autodesk Fusion 360 for manufacturing? Autodesk has introduced extensions to the popular 3D CAD software to enhance manufacturing and additive operations.
In some ways, true multi-material 3D printing has been the dream of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry for some time.
Machine learning can be used for more than violating your privacy for a social media challenge.
Late last month, Voxeljet AG shared the latest in its line of industrial 3D printers with attendees at the GIFA show in Dusseldorf, Germany.
It’s no fun to get a part or assembly ready for simulation. SimSolid is a very useful FEA tool that can assist with CAD simulations and designs.
Turn out at the Onshape user meeting was light.
While we recently reported that carbon fiber 3D printing is still in its early stages, we have also learned that development in the space is quickly progressing.
Eighteen-year-old Tucker Sawyer of Hays County, TX, had a flash of inspiration while sitting in his high school chemistry class.
Mechanical engineer PJ Tolentino loves biking on the many mountainous trails in his native Philippines.
Without materials, no manufacturing process would be able to do… well, anything.
Virtual reality (VR) has come a long way since the offerings of the late 1980s and 1990s.
As the 3D printing space continues to transform into something that fits into industrial factory settings, we’ve seen materials expand, systems improve, and a trend toward automation. What has so far seemed to be the missing piece is an equal improvement in post-processing technologies.
For prospective and current users, there is no shortage of 3D CAD options.
3D-printing carbon fiber is now a mainstay of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.
A new collaborative venture, led by BMW and including researchers, manufacturers and auto companies, is working on expanding advanced manufacturing (AM) in the automotive industry.
Here at engineering.com, we love to write about new tools and technologies in the world of CAD.
In the desktop 3D printing community, polylactic acid (PLA) is easily one of the most popular plastics.
While we await livable 3D-printed homes and buildings, the field of additive construction is experiencing steady development.
Autodesk has announced Inventor 2020, which will be available for users to download over the next few weeks.
The Filipino Department of Science and Technology has announced plans to build a new research-focused manufacturing center.
French sports car manufacturer Bugatti first made its mark on the world with the Bugatti Type 35 race car (“the Bugatti Baby”) in the early 20th century.
One application primed for disruption by 3D printing technology is the production of spare parts.
Stereolithography introduced to the world the possibility of turning digital CAD models into physical reality
If you’re immersed in tech news, every once in a while you come across a new story about 4D printing.
In 2015, market research firm Gartner projected that medical 3D printing would become the pioneering field that would drive additive manufacturing (AM) into the mainstream in two to five years.
As we explored in a previous article, the overwhelming majority of 3D-printing plastics are made from fossil fuels.
Some startups jump into public view with a big splash.
Ford Motor Company has been a long-time partner of Silicon Valley-based 3D printing firm Carbon.
With an understanding that something doesn’t just come from nothing, we explored the base materials used for the creation of plastics used in the 3D printing industry.
3D printing has come a long way from its origins in the 1980s, with a brief entry into the consumer space galvanizing its growth in the earlier part of the decade.
A road bike frame is a study in elegance and minimalism.