Desktop Metal has created a nice video that will walk you through the new B-rep geometry import/export functionality in Live Parts™ v1.3. This new version was released in June and this video below will give you a great preview of the technology. For more information on Desktop Metal products, please click the button below. More Info
Rze Pulley Maximizes Efficiency and Performance FRC Team 1257 had a new competition, or “game,” to play in this year called FIRST Power Up, which entailed building robots that placed boxes on scales in competitive events vs. other FRC teams. The team designed and a printed functional pulley with an integrated sprocket. The pulley/sprocket part was printed in one piece on a Rize™ One 3D printer to reduce the number of parts and minimize part assembly required. The part is operated with a cable. The chain turns the sprocket that is built into the drum of the pulley. Students wind and unwind the assembly to lift and lower the robot’s elevator that holds the boxes. “We chose the Rize One 3D printer to print the part due to Rize’s isotropic part strength and ink marking capability,” said Jackie Gerstein, a technology teacher at UCMHS. “Labeling was printed directly onto the end of the sprocket part to indicate which chain the students need to use to use with that sprocket. This avoided any confusion and potential malfunction.” Rize Pulley Lifts 18 inches to Over 6 Feet in 3 Seconds Using the Rize 3D printed pulley/sprocket part, FRC Team 1257’s robot [...]
We are very excited to announce that Cimquest is now a reseller for Autodesk Netfabb. Netfabb is Additive Manufacturing software that connects directly to many AM systems to remove the middle step of preparing your build in another program. Today we are going to cover how to use Autodesk Netfabb Premium to repair, prepare, and send your build to the HP JF 4200. There are three tiers of Netfabb : Standard, Premium and Ultimate. In order to connect to the HP JF 4200 workspace Premium or Ultimate is required. In this example, we are using the latest version, 2018.3 and with this version, you are able to drag and drop files into the program. These files are STL’s, 3MF’s and native CAD files, and since Netfabb has a CAD importer built in you do not need to purchase any specific file types. You will notice a dialogue box appears with information on each part and most important the green check mark and for one part the exclamation mark. This shows us if there are any issues with the file, there might be holes in the shell, flipped triangles, or a number of other issues that could cause issues if we [...]
Father Helps Son With Cerebral Palsy Walk With Custom 3D Printed Orthosis Seven years ago, Matej’s and Mateja’s son Nik was born one month prematurely. Due to difficulties during childbirth, he suffered severe brain damage that led to cerebral palsy. Despite the grim initial outlook, Nik was tremendously motivated to be mobile, but the symptoms of his condition prevented him from standing or walking on his own. Matej set out with a simple goal: to enable Nik to walk. Months of research and development followed, resulting in a custom-made, 3D printed orthosis that provides support and correction exactly where Nik needs them, which finally helped him take his first steps independently. Inspired by the immediate improvement, the young parents teamed up with experts and set out on a bigger mission to help improve the quality of life of other children and change the status quo in the healthcare industry by offering truly custom, patient-matched orthotics. Watch the full story below. For more information on Formlabs printers, please click the button below. More info
Safe-to-handle, hot-swappable media cartridges have a push-to-release design for easy loading/unloading, while RFID-enabled supply monitoring prevents cross-contamination and ensures you never run out of material mid-print. In this video, Matt Barbati (Technical Trainer at Desktop Metal), gives an overview of the cartridge design and how it supports a seamless workflow for in-house metal 3D printing. Learn more by watching the video below.
We have an upcoming event at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology called 3D Printing's Role in Manufacturing. In this seminar, you will learn how HP is accelerating the path to Industrial 3D Manufacturing with the New Jet Fusion 3D 4210 Printing Solution and Expanded Materials Portfolio. Attend this free event to learn how 3D Printing . . . Enables faster digital manufacturing from design to production Opens up design freedom Can be Manufacturing-as-a-Service Reduces waste and improves resource use Increases utilization of manufacturing operations EVENT DETAILS Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11AM - 1:30PM Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) 409 Silver Lane East Hartford, CT Register Here
We reversed Engineered this 6-pack can holder which is great for quickly snapping cans on to it and easily carry them around. Here’s a brief overview of how we reverse engineered it, improved the design, and then optimized it for injection molding. First, we used 3D System’s Capture scanner to scan directly into Geomagic’s Design X. With a resolution of .110 mm, and an accuracy of .060 mm, we were able to capture even the finest details. Since the base geometry is patterned, we just needed to ensure that we capture enough geometry of one can holder and then we used CAD to pattern the other 5 holders. With Geomagic’s Design X we are able to interrogate our scan and trace the outline of each feature that we needed in order to recreate the sketches and features in our CAD file and then check the deviation between our CAD model and the original scan data. When done, we did a “Live Transfer,” meaning we exported the feature tree out to our CAD software. This allowed us to make modifications to the design as if it was natively created in CAD. We were able to leverage this and strengthen the areas [...]
Manufacturing Aids: Setting the standard for production lines of the future HP will be presenting this live webcast on Wednesday, June 27th and it's free to attend. The HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing’s revolutionary process has opened new possibilities in design and manufacturing, garnering attention for its speed, quality, and cost-effectiveness. Attend this webcast to learn about some of the advantages of using this disruptive technology for manufacturing aids and how it can help improve production line efficiency. Hear about actual use cases where HP’s 3D Printing technology has helped enable design freedom, shorter lead times and resulted in cost savings and an increase in both productivity and part precision. You will be able to submit your questions during the question and answer session! Reserve your spot today by clicking the button below. Sign Up