3D Printr Magazine Now in Thai

Posted by Editor On October - 31 - 2017Comments Off on 3D Printr Magazine Now in Thai

3D Printr Magazine Now in Thai

Pictured is the 3D scan and print made for the recent Royal Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama 9).

Following last week’s announcement of our publication becoming available for Portuguese readers comes this week’s news that 3D Printr Magazine is now publishing in Thai.

The Thai language boasts 56 million speakers, with roughly 14 million more able to understand and communicate with Thai speakers through their similar languages. The most notable of these is Laotian from the neighboring country of Laos.

Ratthakorn Niramitmahapanya is our Thai editor and comes from Chang Mai University in Northern Thailand where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

“The need for 3D printing skills in Thailand is big because manufacturing is big,” said Ratthakorn, who is skilled in Solidworks and the Onshape platform for CAD modeling yet prefers Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5, which he considers one of the best in 3D-modeling software.

With a continuing interest in automotives, Ratthakorn, who previously worked with tire giant Michelin in the position of garniture engineer, is hoping 3D Printr Magazine will be able to reach many more gear heads like himself. His belief is that technology never stops growing, and the importance of 3D printing in the manufacturing process cannot be overestimated.

We welcome Ratthakorn’s contributions and efforts to reach out to the inventive and industrious people of Thailand.

Visit the Thai language site at https://3dprintrmagazine.com/3DThai.

3D Printr Magazine Now in Portuguese

Posted by Editor On October - 25 - 2017Comments Off on 3D Printr Magazine Now in Portuguese

3D Printr Magazine Now in Portuguese3D Printr Magazine is pleased to announce the launch of the Portuguese Edition of our publication at 3DPrintrMagazine.com.br.

Portuguese is generally regarded as the sixth most natively spoken language in the world, the third-most spoken European language in the world in terms of native speakers, and a major language of the Southern Hemisphere. There are an estimated 260 million speakers of Portuguese.

Taila Rodrigues, managing Portuguese editor for 3D Printr Magazine grew up in a small town surrounded by rural areas in the state of Parana, in the south of Brazil. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Ourinhos Integrated Faculties (FIO) in Sao Paulo. In Paraná, she served in the Office of Social Services as director of the Municipal Department of Psycho-Social Assistance, helping people in situations of social vulnerability.

She moved to Los Angeles, California, in search of a personal development in technological skills which led her to 3D printing. While taking classes at Santa Monica College Continuing Ed, she was introduced to the capabilities of the new medium and was captivated. She enrolled in their 3D printing classes and built her first 3D printer for $200.

“A lot of companies want to know about this in Brazil and I want to make that happen,” said Rodrigues, whose belief is that technology can be accessible for people worldwide.

The Daily 3D Detail: New Algorithm Speeds Up FDM 3D Printing

Posted by Editor On October - 24 - 2017Comments Off on The Daily 3D Detail: New Algorithm Speeds Up FDM 3D Printing

University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Research Laboratory (S2A Lab) reports they written a new algorithm capable that can speed up an FDM 3D printer to operate up to ten times the speed.

Researchers 3D-printed a 37.23mm-wide scale-model of the U.S. Capitol Building in three hours and six minutes, achieving an acceleration rate of 10 m/s2.

An ordinary 3D printer accelerated to this point without the new algorithm would result in a failed print because of shifting layers from vibrations of the stepper motors.

Molong Duan and Deokkyun Yoon, researchers of the Michigan study, under the direction of Professor Chinedum Okwudire, said, “The motion of the printer’s build platform is along the x -axis, while its print head moves along the y – and z- axes.

“All three axes of the printer are controlled by stepper motors, but the focus of this study is on controlling its x – and y- axis motions which generate significant vibration, due to the printer’s flexible structure, as its print head and build platform move.”

In an industry raft with acronyms, there’s one more to add to the list: LPFBS (limited-preview filtered B-spline). This is the method devised by Duan, Yoon, and Okwudire addressed by the algorithm. By using an online feedback loop, a realtime check system is conducted that constantly rights the printer head for an accurate position.

The value of the algorithm could be considerable for 3D printing, as it can be easily implemented in spooler software, applicable to all levels of desktop 3D printers, and much less costly than sensors and hardware options.

The report was published in the scientific journal Mechatronics and available at ScienceDirect.com. For more on the story, visit 3DPrintingIndustry.com.

The Daily 3D Detail: Early-Bird Registration Now Open for Pacific Design and Manufacturing Expo

Posted by Editor On October - 19 - 2017Comments Off on The Daily 3D Detail: Early-Bird Registration Now Open for Pacific Design and Manufacturing Expo

Early-Bird Registration Now Open for Pacific Design and Manufacturing Expo

The Pacific Design and Manufacturing Expo is the largest of its kind in the western U.S. Teamed along with the Medical Design and Manufacturing West Show at the Anaheim Convention Center on Feb. 6-8, the show promises to be a worthwhile investment of time for people of interest in nearly every manufacturing sector.

Companies from all over will be on hand with impressive displays and trade booths offering the latest in robotics and automation, CNC tools, scanners, new materials, and, of course, 3D printing.

Registration is now open for the show and the expo is free for early registration. Plan your calendar dates now to be in Anaheim on February 6-8 and be prepared to be marveled by new innovations and fantastic networking opportunities with peers in a variety of trades.

Sign-up is at https://anaheim.am.ubm.com/2018/registrations/DMW.

The Daily 3D Detail: New DLP Method Promises Speedy Results

Posted by Editor On October - 19 - 2017Comments Off on The Daily 3D Detail: New DLP Method Promises Speedy Results

Sprybuild, a company in Ukraine, has offered the world a new look at photopolymer printing. The technology maybe the fastest means of digital light processing discovered yet. Called Continuous Production with Wavefront Converting (CPWC) this new method allows for printing speeds of 10 mm per minute in the z-axis. The development may have an impact in bioprinting, if not directly, than at least indirectly on the quick iteration of optical fibers and stents.

To find out more on this DLP discovery and the method by which CPWC is able to achieve such rapid print times, please see Rawal Ahmed’s story at 3DPrinting.com

The Daily 3D Detail: Indian Company Divide By Zero Awarded

Posted by Editor On October - 17 - 2017Comments Off on The Daily 3D Detail: Indian Company Divide By Zero Awarded

Indian market leaders Divide By Zero win at the 3D Printing World Awards

Video interview with Neeti Sansare, co-founder of Divide by Zero Technologies & Snigdha Agarwal, rising fashion designer and stylist discussing India’s first 3D-printed dress design created by Divide By Zero Technologies

Divide By Zero, a Navi Mumbai-based 3D printer manufacturing company founded by Swapnil Sansare and Neeti Sansare, are showing the world how India does 3D printing. Divide By Zero has been actively supplying both global and local enterprises with a whole range of industrial grade 3D printers. Apart from this, the Indian 3D printing experts are also the pioneers of the patented Advanced Fusion Plastic Modeling (AFPM™) technology which delivers Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) grade output strength at prices lower than FDM 3D printing. The AFPM technology is already incorporated the Aion 500 & Aion 500 MK2 3D printers manufactured by the company.

In the spirit of the Make in India initiative, Divide By Zero is the first Indian 3D printer manufacturing company to export machines across the Indian borders to countries such as Malaysia, Sweden, and Dubai. Divide By Zero has collaborated with multiple big names in the field of automotive research and development, such as Tata-Ficosa, SMR–Motherson, Mahle-Behr, Magneti Marelli, Advik Hi-tech, Prettl Automotive among many others. Apart from providing 3D printing technology, Divide By Zero goes one step further and also provides training options to the buyers as well as strong post-purchase support.

For its commitment towards the automotive sector, Divide By Zero was awarded the prestigious 3D Printing World Award 2017 for being the 3D Printer Manufacturer of the year 2017, thereby recognising their excellence and contribution in the Automobile and Engineering and Tool Design. The award commended the AION 500 industrial-grade 3D printer’s forte in increasing assembly line efficiency and overall cost reduction in automotive engineering.

The award is presented by Trinity Media & Marketing Solutions, the company behind 3D Printing World Expo, 3D Printing World Think Board, 3D Printing World TV, 3D Printing World News Express, 3D Printing World Awards and 3D Printing World School.

Apart from the 3D Printing World Award 2017, earlier this year Divide By Zero’s AION 500 MK2 was awarded the prestigious I Mark award in the ‘Industrial Equipment Category’ at India Design Mark 2017—an award instituted by the India Design Council in cooperation with the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.

As India’s leading industrial-grade 3D printing manufacturers, Divide By Zero regularly shares useful 3D printing and additive manufacturing tips, tutorials, and other interesting editorial. To visit Divide By Zero’s website and access free whitepapers, go to http://www.divbyz.com.

The Daily 3D Detail: Early Bird Registration for Inside 3D Printing Ends This Week

Posted by Editor On October - 16 - 2017Comments Off on The Daily 3D Detail: Early Bird Registration for Inside 3D Printing Ends This Week

Early Bird Registration for Inside 3D Printing Ends This Week

Sign up today for this must-see SoCal event

The deadline to save with early bird prices to Inside 3D Printing San Diego, Dec. 4-5 is this Friday, Oct. 20 Registrants can save up to $400 on on-site prices of the show’s seminars and attendee events. Registration to visit the expo show itself is free, but must be done in advance.

The 2016 Inside 3D Printing Show was a stellar event, and a must for 3D printrs in the greater Southern California area. Companies ranging in notoriety in every vertical will be there to provide new developments to consumers and retailers alike and NASA will be on deck with a rocket nozzle demonstration.

Seminar topics include the “The Future of 3D Printing” keynote address featuring Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates; “Agility in Motion: Advantaged 3D Printing Innovation;” “A Road Map to 1 Million Unique Bio-Mechanically Enhanced Products;” “Getting Started with 3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery;” “Build with Life—Living Structures from 3D Bioprinters” and many more.

Sign up today at http://inside3dprinting.com/san-diego/2017/register/.

Cubibot Meets Kickstarter Launch Goal in First Minute

Posted by Editor On September - 30 - 2017Comments Off on Cubibot Meets Kickstarter Launch Goal in First Minute

Cubibot Meets Kickstarter Launch Goal in First Minute

Cubibot, the San Diego-based 3D printer company, achieved unprecedented results in their Kickstarter campaign on Sept. 26 by acquiring their project goal of $50,000 within the first minute of the launch.

By the end of the same day, the company raised $230,000 in total. As of three days into the campaign, Cubibot has raised $360,000 with the help of more than 1,000 backers.

Cubibot began as the father-son design team of Sina and Aria Noorazar. The 3D printer is remarkably compact and stylishly fashioned with a 5x5x5-inch build envelope, self-leveling heated bed, self-contained filtration system, WIFI-enabled operating system on a cloud-based slicing program. Moreover the product results are impressive. The prints have a tight and smooth, consistent finish thanks to the resolution performance of the Cubibot. Much attention has been paid over the last three years to every detail of the 3D printer prior to this launch and it shows in the prints and the quiet reliability of the 3D printers.

Thanks to the popularity of the Noorazars at industry trade shows, Cubibot has built an eager audience anticipating this launch.

Aria Noorazar, CTO and co-founder of Cubibot, commented on the success of their launch, “It was really something! We had a podcaster for the opening of the launch and we achieved our goal in less than one minute.

“Because so many people were disappointed to find they missed the super-early-bird price, as well as the early-bird price as well, we are extending the early-bird price for the time being.

“In addition, we’re making a double pledge offer available, where a backer can get two of the Cubibot printers for the super-early-bird combined price of $399.”

To join the growing list of backers and make a pledge toward Cubibot, visit their website at Cubibot.com and their Kickstarter page here.

Cubibot Launches on Kickstarter

Posted by Editor On September - 26 - 2017Comments Off on Cubibot Launches on Kickstarter

Cubibot Launches on Kickstarter

Cubibot announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign, offering the small yet spacious 3D printer designed for home and office at the Kickstarter super early-bird price of $199.

Cubibot began three years ago, under the direction of the father-son team of Sina and Aria Noorazar. In that time they have refined the productivity and operation of the Cubibot to a remarkable level. The prints have incredible resolution. We have seen the Cubibot in operation, and we’ve seen what it can do. This is an unbelievably good deal.

There is nothing on the market that comes close to the Cubibot. It is small, lightweight, reliable, with an easy-to-use cloud-based slicing platform, a heated bed, and a self-contained filtration system. Oh, and self-leveling.

Many people have been following Cubibot’s preparation for this launch through their website and Facebook page. Cubibot CTO and co-founder Aria Noorazar commented on the Kickstarter launch, “The feedback has been really good, and we’ve gotten a lot of support for this. We can’t wait to get our products into the hands of our backers.”

To join the Kickstarter launch, visit Cubibot.com and click on the link to the Kickstarter page.

Converge 2017 Event Report

Posted by Editor On September - 23 - 2017Comments Off on Converge 2017 Event Report

Altair’s award presentation and gallery celebrates the nexus of technology + design

By Gregory van Zuyen

Converge 2017 Event Report

Christine Outram of Veritas Prep speaking at Converge 2017 on five trends to watch

We will start with the name of the guy you want to know most. His name is Chad Zamler. Why? Becaue he’s the guy that will give you a pass to Converge 2018. If you are lucky, he may still get you passes to Converge 2017 in other cities.

Converge? What’s that? you ask. Why, it’s the only thing in the world more brain-blowing, more creativeley inspiring, more idea-intoxicating than TED talks on steroids. It all happened here at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 13. If you were anywhere close to Southern California that day, it was the place to be.

Converge 2017 Event Report

Stuart Fingerhut of The Visionary Group photographs the Airbus Lightrider, a 3D-printed electric motorcycle displayed at Converge 2017

The accomplishments and innovations of the people that spoke at Converge is astounding. Through the Converge award program — presented by Altair‘s entertaining CMO Jeff Brennan — we are introduced to the thinkers and artists that give us license to think more imaginatively and more expansively than we thought possible. These are the brilliant and inspired genii of our generation, worthy of world respect.

Converge 2017 awarded nine people for their contributions to the nexus of design and technology. The awards do not go lightly. The value of thought that the award winners provide our planet are so worthy of contribution, the very small 3D-printed statuette they receive is all that more precious a symbol of meaning. How ever much the cinematic world considers the Oscar, that’s how much more the techno-design world will consider the award of the Converge Chair of Accomplishment.

Converge 2017 Event Report

Tim Prestero’s Firefly incubators for third-world countries has saved babies’ lives already

The Converge 2017 presentation began with Tim Prestero of Design That Matters. It’s hard to condense the feels of his talk into a paragrpah, because he dealt with the construction of infant incubators for third-world countries. He went blow-by-blow through the process he had to go to through to design and create a device that would drastically reduce the greatest cause of infant mortality; lack of warmth combined with the common onset of jaundice.

Prestero explained his search for a solution that solved all the issues coming from doctors, nurses, patients, hospital administrators and repair personnel. His years-long odyssey resulted in the Firefly, a portable basinet that provided life-saving UV rays from both above and below the baby. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this man is personnally responsible for the preservation of thousands of lives.

It gets better from there. Christina Outram of Veritas Prep brought unimaginable insight into the future with her analysis of trends to watch; the tracking of recycled electronics, the death of websites through speech-driven apps, customizing the user experience for keener levels of market share, and more. Again, you wish you were there.

When it comes to industrial design, few hold the authority of Tim Morton. The contribution he and Newell Brands have done for Rubbermaid alone earns him a lifetime achievement award. In his talk he introduced concepts like “plaid,” a mixing of the verticals and horizontals of an industry for conceptualizing better product design.

Architect Doris Sung of DOSU Studio Architecture was next, speaking about her development of smart materials for an application to architecture. A professor at University of Southern California, Sung turned an academic investigaton into bimetal composition into a solution into autonomously heating and cooling buildings through the natural process of turning otherwise flat, combined pieces of metal into a curled, ventilating, basketweaved surface by the action of solar heat.

Columbia University Professor of Engineering and Data Science Hod Lipson came on stage next and blew our minds with self-learning robots that seek the rewards of self-duplicating. Like humans, only with robots. He even tore the arm off one of the robots to see how it would adapt. Stunning.

The playlist gets better. Bill Washabaugh is sculptor leading a troupe of phenomenal people at Hypersonic. The NYC-based organization develops industrial installations of themed robotics, the result is a three-dimensional spectacle of awe and wonder.

Converge 2017 Event Report

Breaking Wave by Hypersonic is an example of Bill Washabaugh’s contribution to using technology in design

Greg Lynn of Greg Lynn FORM led us into a journey into the future that cannot be forgotten once seen, especially as it is already here. His design of valet robots trained to follow owners is expected to provide pedestrians greater functionality in populated areas. His vision is epic in scope and magnitude by the virtual simplicity of robots that follow you and carry your stuff for you. This development is soon to be literally at your heels in a short time to come.

Converge 2017 Event Report

Guests examining products made possible through the use of Altair’s numerous enterprise solutions

Michael Peng was next. In architectural circles, Peng is the master. Peng was the force behind Gensler’s construction of the 2,073 ft. Shanghai Tower. One of the many notable features of the tower is that its exterior skin twists 120 degrees around the building to shield it from typhoons. Peng took less than thirty minutes to explain how he did it.

Jason Lopes was the show finale. Lopes works for Carbon and he regaled the audience with stories of his days with Stan Winston and Legacy Effects studios. As their lead systems engineer, Lopes oversaw many notable products, and one of them was the construction of a 14-foot animatronic beast for San Diego’s Comic-Con. Operated by four men inside, this one-of-a-kind creation came to life in a record 30 days thanks to Lopes’ use of 3D-printing. The beast went on to wow the crowds for Jimmy Kimmel Live! show — and wowed us as well.

The event concluded with dinner and entertainment by Nick Waterhouse. For the fortunate creatives that were able to attend this uplifting affair, it will never be forgotten. For those that yearn for the keen gleanings of design’s Mt. Olympus, this is the place to be next year.

More on Converge, including how to register, is available at http://event.converge2017.com/.