This week’s selection is “The Engineering Design Process: An Introduction for Mechanical Engineers” by Peter Ostafichuk, Markus Fengler, and Antony Hodgson.
How Additive Manufacturing Is Really Done
In my recent visit to GE Aerospace I was able to see how truly large-scale additive manufacturing should be done.
Should You Have A 3D Printer At Home for Work?
The answer to the question of a home-based work 3D printer has taken many different forms.
Flashforge Moving Into Professional 3D Printers
Flashforge has introduced a new 3D printer that’s way out of their normal scope.
Contribute To The Sanjay Mortimer Foundation This Weekend
A new foundation has been established for engineers that needs your help.
Engineering Heavyweights React to War in Ukraine
Industry survey covers the brain drain, economics, humanitarian efforts and more.
3D Printed Objects are Worth a Billion Words
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I say that a 3D printed object is worth a billion.
A Closer Look at Smart3D’s MACRO Manufacturing System
I had a look at Smart3D’s manufacturing system, the MACRO, which offers both regular and high temperature additive manufacturing options.
MIT Develops Simulation System to Explore New 3D Print Materials
MIT might have substantially shortened the development cycle for new 3D printer materials.
Photocentric Launches New Desktop 3D Printer, the LC Opus
Photocentric has launched a new desktop resin 3D printer, the LC Opus.
The Flashforge Adventurer 4 3D Printer: Many Features at a Low Price
Flashforge announced a new desktop 3D printer, the Adventurer 4.
Trilab’s AzteQ Delta 3D Printer Surprises With Many Unusual Features
Trilab has launched AzteQ, a powerful new family of delta 3D printers.
INTAMSYS’ FUNMAT PRO 610 HT Unlocks The Potential Of Industrial-Grade 3D Printing At TCT Asia 2021
INTAMSYS was one of many who attended the recent TCT Asia trade show.
Can You Use Generative Design for Internal Fluid Flow?
You can optimize internal fluid flow with an integrated generative design application.
Book of the Week: Machinery’s Handbook, Pocket Companion
This week’s selection is “Machinery’s Handbook, Pocket Companion” by Richard Pohanish and Christopher McCauley.
Book of the Week: Design Paradigms
This week’s selection is “Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering” by Henry Petroski.
Book of the Week: Why Buildings Fall Down
This week’s selection is “Why Buildings Fall Down” by Matthys Levey and Mario Salvadori.
Formlabs Seeking Lead Engineer
Formlabs appears to be looking for someone to lead their engineers.
Taking The METHOD On The Road
One of MakerBot’s clients demonstrated a very unusual method of using 3D printing.
Book of the Week: The Unwritten Laws of Engineering
This week’s selection is “The Unwritten Laws of Engineering” by James G. Skakoon and W. J. King.
Book of the Week: Studying Engineering
This week’s selection is “Studying Engineering: A Road Map To A Rewarding Career” by Raymond B. Landis.
Book of the Week: Engineering — A Very Short Introduction
This week’s selection is “Engineering — A Very Short Introduction” by David Blockley.
Book of the Week: The Art of Doing Science and Engineering
This week’s selection is “The Art of Doing Science and Engineering” by Richard W. Hamming and Bret Victor.
Book of the Week: Engineering Fundamentals
This week’s selection is “Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering” by Saeed Moaveni.
Can 3DQue 3D Print Engineering Materials On The Creality Ender?
I had a discussion with the techs at 3DQue and discovered they have found a way to 3D print many different engineering materials at very low cost.
The Journey From Making To Mechanical Engineering To Additive Manufacturing PhD
Swapnil Sinha is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University whose story in moving into additive manufacturing is becoming more familiar these days.
Dan’s 1st Law of Drawings
An engineering drawing is a specialized type of communication tool. It’s also a contract.
Book of the Week: Gears and Gear Cutting for Home Machinists
This week’s selection is “Gears and Gear Cutting for Home Machinists” by Ivan Law.
Horses And Robot Dogs Can Leave the Ground
Charles R. Goulding discusses 3D printing in helping all four legs leap.
3D Printing Single-Use Stethoscopes
Another application for 3D printing in pandemic response has emerged with single-use stethoscopes.
Now Is The Time To Push 3D Printing Into Manufacturing
The emergence of 3D printing as a manufacturing solution during the COVID-19 crisis now implies bold actions be taken.
More Engineering Materials From MakerBot
MakerBot announced the availability of two new materials for their METHOD X platform, including PC-ABS and a fire-resistant version.
VSHAPER’s 3D Printing Guides For Engineers
VSHAPER has released a pair of interesting 3D printing guides, and unlike most beginner guides, these are designed for engineers.
Book of the Week: The Ethical Engineer
This week’s selection is “The Ethical Engineer” by Robert McGinn.
RIZE Makes A Materials Deal With Sindoh
Two 3D printer companies have made an arrangement for use of materials: certain Sindoh equipment will be able to make use of RIZE materials.
MakerBot Fills In The Materials Gap
MakerBot has bridged their materials gap with a new program that partners with multiple 3D printing materials providers.
Show Me the Money: Siemens Software CEO Opts for Substance Over Flash
An interview with Siemens’ CEO Tony Hemmelgarn reveals how the manufacturing giant is thinking about 3D printing.
Photocentric Working Directly With Manufacturing Clients
Photocentric’s growth strategy includes working directly with manufacturing clients to obtain feedback on their engineering resins.
Microbeam Fabrication Technique Could Enable Complex Bioprinting
How does a bioprint hold its shape? New research shows ways support scaffolds could be made from living tissue that allows the bioprint to grow.
Connecting 3D Printing With The Rest Of Industry
How do engineers and designers know about new developments in 3D printing that could potentially revolutionize products in industry?
Airwolf 3D Announces the EVO R Advanced 3D Printer
Educators take note: AIrwolf 3D’s new EVO R 3D printer is priced right for educational markets, yet provides high-power engineering-level features.
How a High-Schooler Trying to Save Water Got a Crash Course in Engineering
Eighteen-year-old Tucker Sawyer of Hays County, TX, had a flash of inspiration while sitting in his high school chemistry class.
The MakerGear Ultra One 3D Printer
We had a closer look at MakerGear’s new and powerful 3D printer, the Ultra One, their first industrial machine.
What Is Optical Engineering? (and Why You May Be Doing HW Wrong If You Don’t Know)
If you’re engineering hardware that has any one of: a camera, an LED, a display, an IR sensor, a lens, a laser, a reflector, or an optical fiber, guess what?!
The 3D Printed Guitar That Rock Built
Or, rather, the 3D printed guitar that rock didn’t un-build: meet the smash-proof guitar.
Why Is Shapeways Suddenly Adding Engineering 3D Printing Materials?
Today Shapeways announced the availability of two new 3D print materials, but I’m now wondering if there is something more going on behind the scenes.
Book of the Week: To Engineer Is Human
This week’s selection is “To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design” by Henry Petroski.
Book of the Week: Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down
This week’s selection is “Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down” by J. E. Gordon.
Book of the Week: Engineer to Win
This week’s selection is “Engineer to Win” by Carroll Smith.
Book Of The Week: Printing Polymers: An Introduction to Polymer Science for 3D Printers, Students and STEM Educators
This week’s selection is “Printing Polymers: An Introduction to Polymer Science for 3D Printers, Students and STEM Educators” by Curtis Barr and Daniel Vennerberg.
Book of the Week: The Existential Pleasures of Engineering
This week’s selection is “The Existential Pleasures of Engineering” by Samuel C. Florman.
Hidden 3D Printing Wisdom Inside A Mammoth Print
i.materialise printed a very large sculpture, and in the process revealed some interesting engineering practices.
EVO-TECH’s EL-102 3D Printer
We took a look at EVO-TECH’s new EL-102 high-temperature 3D printer.
Book of the Week: CAD Engineering Essentials
This week’s selection is “CAD Engineering Essentials: Hands-on Help for Small Manufacturers and Smart Technical People (No Nonsense Manual Book 3)” by Mark Lynch.
Book of the Week: Machinery’s Handbook, Toolbox Edition
This week’s selection is the comprehensive “Machinery’s Handbook” originally by Erik Oberg.
SimScale Offers Free Engineering Analyses
One of the critical aspects of developing a component design is to ensure it will actually perform in real life situations.
Metal 3D Printing Simulation Arrives with exaSIM Ultimate
Since its founding in 2014, 3DSIM has been on a mission to address problems of quality and repeatability in metal additive manufacturing
Cloud-Based Design Analysis: Frustum’s Generate
Optimizing mechanical designs is a complex process and now there’s another option for doing so.
Why Is 3D Metal Printing So Challenging?
Those familiar with polymer 3D printing will recall the challenges of successful printing, but that’s nothing compared to the requirements of 3D metal printing.
The Fabricatus Desktop Engineering 3D Printer
An entirely new desktop 3D printer designed for engineering use, specifically for injection molds, has been announced today by Avante Technology.
Structural Analysis with Altair HyperWorks’ OptiStruct
Designing a mechanical part requires much more than simply the geometric shape; other factors must be analyzed and accounted for, and that requires powerful software.
And After You Learn 3D CAD…
I’m reading an interesting post on GrabCAD by Khadija Ouajjani that discusses the testing of a 3D design.
Brace Yourself For Carbon Nanotube 3D Printer Filament!
A new filament from Avante demonstrates how much more advances in 3D printing filament chemistry can achieve.
MAKEiT’s Brilliant, But Elusive Industrial 3D Printer
We took a look at what we first thought was another hobby 3D printer, but in fact, MAKEiT’s device is designed for engineering use.
Engineers Thoughts on the Impact of 3D Printing in Traditional Manufacturing
At the conclusion of the recent opening of their facility to the media, Joe Allison, CEO of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing introduced SMS Research Advisors.
A Seahorse Shows How 3D Printed Robots Can Be Much, Much Better
Dr. Michael M. Porter of Clemson University in South Carolina and team have discovered something very interesting about the mechanics of seahorses – and it may change 3D printed robotics.
Cloud-Based 3D Printed Part Stress Analysis Available
Is that part you just designed really going to survive the stress of the machine into which it will be installed? Now there’s an easy way to find out.
STACKER: A 3D Printer For Professionals
We obtained a preview of a new 3D printer that’s set to appear on Kickstarter: STACKER.
More Quick Advice on 3D Print Design
Following up from our post on designing for use, reader Mark Lynch pointed out his terrific list of design tips 3D printing.
Design for Purpose
People who are new to personal 3D printing sometimes learn the hard way that you must design for purpose.