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SOLIDWORKS 2017: 3D Printing as Easy as 2D Printing

November 9, 2016 – solidapps.co.uk

SOLIDWORKS 2017 takes another step towards making 3D printing as easy as 2D printing. Quite a bold statement, and to be honest, it will never be quite that straight forward; after all, there is a whole extra dimension to it.

In the File drop down menu, underneath Print (for 2D prints), you will see Print3D, which has been enhanced significantly over the last couple of releases. Now there is the ability to create your own custom printer. This is so you can plan the location on the build platform that you want to build the model, and check it fits on your machine. The plane selected for the build direction is usually key when 3D printing and once this is selected, the information is stored in the new 3MF format (that SOLIDWORKS helped to create, see 3MF Consortium for more details).

Time for Monumental Thinking in Additive

November 2, 2016 – advancedmanufacturing.org

As additive manufacturing emerges from a long infancy, the industry is grappling with a key challenge: A file format and design tools from the 20th century are being asked to do 21st century jobs.

Convergent Modeling: New modeling paradigm in Siemens PLM’s NX 11 converges facets, surfaces, solids

October 10, 2016 – oraresearch.com

In its recently launched NX 11 product engineering software, Siemens PLM introduced a new modeling paradigm it calls Convergent Modeling. This new technology “greatly simplifies the ability to work with geometry consisting of a combination of facets, surfaces and solids, without the need for time-consuming data conversion,” the company says. Billed by Siemens as first-of-its-kind technology, Convergent Modeling is designed to deliver three key benefits: “to help engineers optimize part design for 3D printing, speed up the overall design process, and make reverse engineering a far more common and efficient practice in product design.”

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Extensions from 3MF Bring New Efficiency and Manageability to 3D Printing

August 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Extensions from 3MF Bring New Efficiency and Manageability to 3D Printing

Production and Slice Extensions Provide Standardized Tools for Organizing and Slicing Models WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Aug. 2, 2016 -- The 3MF Consortium (3MF) released two specification extensions to its 3MF Core Specification 1.1 for general [...]

ASTM AND 3MF SIGN LIAISON AGREEMENT

June 8th, 2016|Comments Off on ASTM AND 3MF SIGN LIAISON AGREEMENT

Cooperative Relationship Launched to Share 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing Information WAKEFIELD, Mass., and WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – June 8, 2016 — ASTM International (ASTM) and the 3MF Consortium (3MF) signed a liaison agreement today to [...]

3MF Consortium Announces New Founding Member, GE Global Research

January 27th, 2016|Comments Off on 3MF Consortium Announces New Founding Member, GE Global Research

WAKEFIELD, Mass. USA – Jan. 27, 2016 – The 3MF Consortium, an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing, today announced that GE Global Research, the central [...]

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3MF: The Future of Data Transfer For 3DP

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 3MF: The Future of Data Transfer For 3DP

By Mark Rushton  Product Portfolio Manager, SOLIDWORKS At the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2017, a panel discussion on the Future of 3D Printing brought together experts from various machine manufacturers and service providers and took questions [...]

3MF File Format to Pave the Way to Home 3D printing

July 27th, 2016|Comments Off on 3MF File Format to Pave the Way to Home 3D printing

By Deirdre MacCormack, Chief Marketing Officer, Mcor and Special Guest Blogger Our vision as a company is to put a 3D printer in every office, classroom and eventually every home. The goal is to make [...]

3MF Version 1.1 is Here

March 18th, 2016|Comments Off on 3MF Version 1.1 is Here

I’m pleased to announce that the 3MF Consortium has released its first update to the 3MF Core Specification.  Available for download here. Version 1.1 is the latest proof of the 3MF Consortium’s commitment to defining [...]

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