Modified laser cutter prints 3-D objects from powder (Video)

Rice University bioengineering researchers have modified a commercial-grade CO2 laser cutter to create OpenSLS, an open-source, selective laser sintering platform that can print intricate 3-D objects from powdered plastics and biomaterials. The system costs at least 40 times less than its commercial counterparts and allows researchers to work with their own specialized powdered materials. Continue reading “Modified laser cutter prints 3-D objects from powder (Video)”

Safran and Dassault Systèmes have entered into strategic partnership for additive manufacturing

Also known as 3D-printing, additive manufacturing uses computer-aided design, engineering, manufacturing and materials science software to generate 3D models of parts and subsystems, which are then built using successive layers of materials.

Using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and Safran’s expertise in innovative technologies, the companies will develop expertise for virtual validation of an additive manufacturing process.

Dassault Systèmes R&D senior executive vice-president Dominique Florack said: “Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s strategy covers all aspects of the additive manufacturing process, from material design to conceptual design, generative design to manufacturing, and certification to repair.

“Together with Safran, we can nurture virtual world processes for a complete approach in this field that will help revolutionise tomorrow’s manufacturing.”

The new process will facilitate upstream material design, downstream manufacturing processes and testing to offer digital continuity for various engineering parameters. Read more..

Source: aerospace-technology.com

Autodesk Launches Project Ignite: A 3D Design, Printing & Maker’s Learning Platform For All Ages

Autodesk, whose 3D design software is used within thousands of schools and maker communities nationwide, has taken a keen interest in 3D printing as of late, as they, along with many others, see the technology not only as a transformative one for manufacturing, but also an essential tool for learning. Continue reading “Autodesk Launches Project Ignite: A 3D Design, Printing & Maker’s Learning Platform For All Ages”

FABulous Acceleration Programme searches for innovative Internet applications and services for 3D Printing

FABulous, the Future Internet Business Acceleration Programme for 3D Printing Services, has launched its second Open Call, in which SMEs and entrepreneurs may submit innovative ideas for the development of new web business, as well as the implementation of a new business line in their company. Continue reading “FABulous Acceleration Programme searches for innovative Internet applications and services for 3D Printing”