3D Systems announced 3DXpert™ for SOLIDWORKS. By combining the tools that designers need from 3D Systems’ 3DXpert with SOLIDWORKS from Dassault Systèmes, 3D Systems provides a distinct and exclusive advantage to all SOLIDWORKS users. The new 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS product enables SOLIDWORKS users to prepare and optimize designs for both plastic and metal additive manufacturing.
Over the past thirty years, Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology has become a familiar route for validating CAD before committing to costly manufacturing tooling and processes. It may come as a surprise to some just how broadly the range of roles AM technology now plays in mechanical design and manufacturing, thanks to the swiftly changing professional desktop 3D printer ecosystem.
Digital factory, holistic automation solutions and technology excellence: at the traditional open house exhibition at DECKEL MAHO Pfronten, DMG MORI is showing the entire scope of its technology competence. The 9,000 international trade visitors will be able to see 70 high-tech machines across 8,500 m² of exhibition space, including the new NTX 3000 as a world premiere, as well as innovative manufacturing processes, such as ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING.
EOS, one of the world’s leading technology suppliers in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Continental. With the purchase of several EOS M 290 systems, Continental is investing in industrial 3D printing as a production technology. The company is deploying the EOS systems to produce metal components in series and has also received key support from EOS in installing the systems, training employees, developing applications, and launching manufacturing capacities.
Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has worked with the Friends of Berkeley Castle to create an additively manufactured sun dial for historic Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, UK. Because sun dials are specific to one latitude and longitude, a bespoke product was essential for the project to be successful. Renishaw used its own additive manufacturing technology to produce a precise final product. The finished sun dial was unveiled at the Friends’ Summer Party in August 2017 and will be displayed in the Castle’s garden on a pedestal.
Digital factory, integral automation solutions and technology excellence – DMG MORI will be showcasing its complete range of manufacturing competence at the traditional DECKEL MAHO Pfronten Open House from 30. January to 3. February 2018. On over 8.500 m² of exhibition space the leader of technology will be presenting 70 high-tech machines including the new NTX 3000 as a world premiere as well as innovative manufacturing processes such as ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING with a total of three complete process chains. With the DMG MORI Qualified Products (DMQP) the machine tool manufacturer offers perfectly matched peripherals and accessories for production and with VCS basic a new technology cycle is launches for volumetric compensation and automatic calibration.
For many years now Schaeffler and DMG MORI have cooperated closely in a long-term and successful partnership. Most recently DMG MORI honoured Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG as overall winner with the “Partner Award 2017”. The two companies bundle their innovative strengths and contribute to a mutual boost in efficiency and process optimisation. That is why Schaeffler has always relied on future-orientated technologies.
There are currently two main uses for 3D printing: prototyping and production. The majority of additive manufacturing companies focus only on meeting prototyping needs because the material demands for strong physical properties are less rigorous. 3D Systems excels at both prototyping and production needs because they have put the time and effort into making sure each material delivers the quality expected from each part. In many instances, choosing production-grade materials is more cost efficient than only serving prototyping needs because the parts last longer without failing and that durability over time saves money and effort: