We are glad to present our top 5 3D printing videos for the week! As ever, we have selected the best 3D printing content from all across the industry, so whatever your speciality, you’ll find something for you! Markforged adds text to parts, while a private manufacturer uses carbon fiber for efficient helicopters with high payloads. We hope you enjoy!
Top 1: Markforged, the Design Process to Add text to a Part and the Design Process
Many 3D printed parts will require writing. You can use it to identify the manufacturer or to add a name to someone. This video features Markforged, a 3D printing company that explains how to add text to printed parts. This video shows how to place text in the right places and the technical design of the mesh file. We will see that writing should be added to the sides of the parts, not the roof. You can also see how to adjust the thickness, size and font of your writing.
Top 2: Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform: A Run-Through
You may remember two of our team attending Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE World event a few weeks ago, and now we can tell you more about the technical side of the firm’s software! An engineering team is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop a UAV. This video shows the stages of conceptual design, simulation and analysis as well as detailed design.
Top 3: Laser Solutions in Medical AM
Medical additive manufacturing is one the most exciting applications for the technologies. It allows us to create everything from personalized devices to surgical plans models to bioprinted organs. We took this opportunity to look at the video of Trumpf, a German 3D printer manufacturer that offers laser printing solutions. The host, Susanne Schöne, discusses with the guests the possibilities opened up by the technology, including the future of the industry. We learn about future trends, such as increased automation, and the challenges involved in ensuring access to safe and cost-effective technologies for medical additive production.
Top 4: Student Rocket Project Tests AM Capabilities
Braunschweig, Germany – A group of students has created ERIG (a student group that studies and develops robots and rockets). Lennart F. Fox, the team lead for CREATE in the ERIG organisation, speaks to us. CREATE stands to Carbon Reinforced Added Manufacturing Technology Experiment. This subsection participates in the rocket experimentation programme Rexus-Bexus. The video shows the Erig team showing off their models and explains how they used 3D printing carbon-reinforced polymers to examine the effect of gravity on the impregnation process during production.
Top 5: How Carbon Fiber Can Make Optimum Helicopters
Hill Helicopters, an UK-based manufacturer of private helicopters has shared their story with us. The company recently integrated carbon fibre into their manufacturing process in order to make a low-cost, high-payload product. The material has low density, strength, and stiffness, which is what the team praises. They can create streamlined body parts with minimal tools, and the product’s overall structure is high-quality and perfectly matches the application.
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