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/.

WESTEC 2017 Event Report

Posted by Editor On September - 16 - 2017Comments Off on WESTEC 2017 Event Report

WESTEC 2017 Event Report

There was much to see and discover at this year’s WESTEC Conference

WESTEC 2017, the west coast’s largest manufacturing trade show and expo, delivered an impressive selection of companies on display, with much to see and discover.
Geared toward the milling and fabrication crowd, the show was a cavalcade of robotic devices, cutting tools, software engineers, filtering systems, and, of course, 3D printing manufacturers.

WESTEC 2017 Event Report

VP of sales Marc Franz at Raise3D, a new 3D printer manufacturer promising superior resolution and affordable costs

A new appearance this year was 3D printing manufacturer Raise3D. Vice President of sales Marc Franz was there to promote the new company, and he was enthusiastic about the resolution quality of his company’s products, especially when their price tag is approximately $1,000 less than comparable 3D printers.

WESTEC 2017 Event Report

UnionTech representative Fred Kaplan, SOMOS’s Kevin Zarkis, and internationally-recognized industry expert Frank Speck at the UnionTech booth

Another company worth mentioning is UnionTech. The Chinese company has only recently begun marketing their products here in the U.S., but they are making a significant impact in the industry with the quality of their stereolithography prints. Jeremy Owen, midwest sales manager for RP America, mentioned that adding UnionTech to their list of companies they represent has given them a tremendous advantage in providing their customers with flawless SLA printing. And since UnionTech is open-source, material availability is unlimited and maintenance on the machines is a breeze.

WESTEC 2017 Event Report

Airwolf3D sales representative Paul Gallagher was swamped by WESTEC 2017 attendees at the Airwolf3D booth

Airwolf3D was also there, but it was hard to get a chance to speak to the staff through the student crowd that was three-deep at the booth. With the success of their Hydrofill water-soluable support material and the growing popularity of their Axiom 3D printer, it was easy to understand why they were a conference favorite. Other 3D printers there included 3D Systems, Stratasys, MarkForged, HP, Rize, and Ultimaker.

WESTEC 2017 Event Report

Taylor Dawson of Hexagon displays both the ease of use and robust functionality of the Hexagon scanning software

Matterhackers was available for guidance on materials and online rapid prototyping questions, as was Purple Platypus. 3D scanning companies were also present and they included Innovmetric, Zeiss, Creaform, FARO, Capture3D, and Hexagon. As high-end 3D scanning remains an expensive but necessary investment for companies to make, WESTEC proved to be a great venue for comparing scanning products.

WESTEC 2017 Event Report

AccuServe General Manager Charles Huang talks about his company’s recent landmark innovation in rotary cutting tools, an adapter that uses ultrasonic vibration for improved CNC performance

Every show has something new to discover, and WESTEC 2017 was no exception. This year’s surprise development in technological innovation goes to AccuServe.
While this product may not be directly related to the practice of 3D printing, the inspired genius of their newly patented device could not escape our attention.
We spoke at length with AccuServe General Manager Charles Huang regarding the creation of their CNC tool adapter and were amazed at what this device can do for milling and drilling operations.

“What we have created is the next step in the use of ultrasonic frequencies to improve the cutting tool operation,” said Huang as he held the tool. “Before this, there was UM, ultrasonic manufacturing, which uses sound waves to penetrate materials. This is RUM, rotary ultrasonic manufacturing.”

Huang pointed out that, when dealing with dense, hard materials such as tungsten and high-tempered glass or ceramics, machinists would have to increase their revolutions up to ridiculously high speeds to burrow into the material. Through the use of RUM and the application of ultrasonic frequencies directed to the cutting tool, machinists were able to burrow faster, at lower RPMs, with cleaner, tighter results. “Because the ultrasonic frequencies are able to ‘peck’ at the surface being drilled, the molecular structure of the material is weakened and the build-up of material on the cutting tool is shaken away. With the addition of this adapter, precision is increased dramatically, and the instance of material fracture is greatly reduced.” Huang went on to say that the companies using their product were reporting a 30% to 70% reduction in cutting time and a valued cost savings in their material inventory, thanks to the lessened rate of fracture. The price tag for the adapter is under $12,000 — a comparable savings to the $400,000 CNC machines that can do similar work with similar RUM technology.

To find out more about the RUM cutting adaptor, visit AccuServe at AccuSereMTS.com. And be sure to sign up now for next year’s WESTEC conference.

The Daily 3D Detail: WESTEC 2017

Posted by Editor On September - 12 - 2017Comments Off on The Daily 3D Detail: WESTEC 2017

Westec 2017

Just one of the fun things to see at WESTEC 2017

WESTEC 2017 opens today at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles) with a wide assortment of booths and vendors all promoting the latest in industrial design. Billed as the west coast’s largest manufacturing trade show, WESTEC provides everyone from aerospace to robotics a chance to showcase their latest developments and innovations. A host of speakers will also be on hand for the three-day event to provide much-anticipated seminar sessions for attendees.

In addition to the keynote speeches by IBM and TITAN America MFG, there will be panel discussions on additive manufacturing and smart manufacturing. A smart manufacturing hub will be on display for businesses to tour, and a machining academy has been set up to help polish skills.

It’s Not Too Late to Register
Attendees can still register for free access to the WESTEC 2017 expo floor through a promo code available thanks to Polymer Molding on their Facebook page.

The Daily 3D Detail: The Periodic Table of Things

Posted by Editor On September - 11 - 2017Comments Off on The Daily 3D Detail: The Periodic Table of Things

The Periodic Table of Things by Keith Enevoldsen

New interactive periodic table of things by Keith Enevoldsen makes learning about science fun for all

Boeing software engineer Keith Enevoldsen has produced a masterful work of art and science. Intended to instruct students in the use of the elements listed on the periodic table, the creation is welcome by all as a great way to look at the physical sciences.

The Period Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words explains the industrial application of even the obscure elements. With this chart, the mysteries of palladium (pollution control), rhenium (rocket engines), molybdenum (cutting tools), bismuth (fire sprinklers), and all the others are illustrated for a quick reveal, leaving one with a hearty afterthought of curiosity.

For more on Enevoldsen’s work, visit this article at TheMindUnleashed.com.

The Daily 3D Detail: Here come wearable electronics

Posted by Editor On September - 8 - 2017Comments Off on The Daily 3D Detail: Here come wearable electronics

Here come wearable electronics

Wearable electronics will soon be available for a variety of industries. Photo by Wyss Institute.

A new 3D printing method developed by researchers at Harvard University has made wearable electronic technology a reality. These “soft electronic devices of nearly every size and shape” can be custom-designed and impregnated in 3D-bioskins.

The recent article in the journal Advanced Materials called “Hybrid 3D Printing of Soft Electronics” available at the Wiley Online Library explains the nuances of this discovery, and how we’ll be able to get one step closer to being cyborgs.

Here come wearable electronics

Everything from fashion to healthcare will be affected. Photo by Wyss Institute.

Through the use of 3D-printed conductive and dielectric elastomeric materials (think plastic skins with internal flexible electronics) and the ability to implant chips and transmitters into the print, the capacity to produce a wearable cellphone or key fob is within grasp.

The wearable electronics are a part of the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering‘s plan to bring this technology to a variety of industries, including healthcare and aerospace, where the need for unobtrusive biosensory transmitters on high-risk individuals such as fighter pilots and astronauts can provide ground crews with more reliable and effective data.

Here come wearable electronics

The key to the process is robotic placement of micro-chips in flexible, skin-like thermoplastic polyurethane. Photo by Wyss Institute.

The research team, led by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Professor Jennifer Lewis and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s J. Daniel Berrigan, developed the system of 3D printing thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and silver electronic inks with placement of miniaturized chips and LEDs through the use of a robotic vacuum nozzle.

For more on this story see 3DPrintingIndustry.com.

The Daily 3D Detail: 3D printing tissues with blood vessels

Posted by Taila Rodrigues On September - 6 - 2017Comments Off on The Daily 3D Detail: 3D printing tissues with blood vessels

The cardiovascular system is a complex network of tens of thousands of kilometers of arteries, capillaries, and veins that branch through the body.

Tissue researchers have spent decades exploring ways to create lab-made constructs with physical properties and similar biological functionalities of healthy blood vessels. Researchers have experimented with synthetic structures to replace irreparably damaged or clogged blood vessels, but have yet to present an approach that works as well as the real thing. However, some recent studies suggest that 3D-printed blood vessels that incorporate living cells may be the breakthrough in 3D bioprinting studies and whole synthetic organs.

University of California San Diego researchers have developed a technique to print a network of realistic and functional blood vessels using custom methods. Conducted by nanoengineering professor Shaochen Chen, the team created their own 3D printer, and produced intricate 3D microstructures that mimic the sophisticated designs and functions of biological tissues. Now they are working on building patient-specific tissues using human-induced pluripotent stem cells, which would prevent transplants from being attacked by a patient’s immune system.

This process could also offer faster, cheaper, and more efficient access to produce biocompatible materials than existing methods.

“Almost all tissues and organs need blood vessels to survive and work properly. This is a major bottleneck in performing organ transplants, which are in high demand, but they are scarce. 3D bioprinting organs can help bridge this gap and our lab has taken a big step toward that goal,” Chen said.

It is worth mentioning that research in bioprintagem is not something completely new.

Researchers at a Chinese biotechnology company, Sichuan Revotek, led by scientist James Kang, are also exploring the printing technique using autologous stem cells to produce artificial blood vessels. The technique uses the proprietary bio-ink of Revotek, patented as Biosynsphere. The bio-ink is composed of stem cells derived from adipose tissue, along with nutrients and growth factors.

“Stem cells have turned into appropriate vascular cells within a few days and, after a month, works just like the original blood vessels. This is a big step since the bio-ink has the unique ability to develop collagen, which allows the tissue to develop in different forms. Using a patient’s own cells to produce the components of stem cell ink can lead to low-cost engineering fabrics that are not only compatible with the patient’s body but also become part of it,” said Kang.

This type of technique is opening up doors and valuable research opportunities previously unavailable to science. The big challenge now is to combine the techniques into one machine, so researchers and scientists will be able to use a 3D-bioprinting laboratory containing a more accurate print at a higher resolution with a larger print structure.

In the future, 3D printing technology can be used to develop transplantable tissues tailored to the needs of each patient.

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