Get it right, from the start – Presented by Orlando Sardaro, Design8

Get it right, from the start – Presented by Orlando Sardaro, Design8, at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands. Read the interview

Do you start your design with a pencil on a piece of paper… ? Do you start your design in 2D or 3D on a computer screen… ? Are you the appropriate one to start the design process at all… ? Instead of analysing whether you’ve done a good job, let’s analyse first and make sure you get it right, from the start. Continue reading “Get it right, from the start – Presented by Orlando Sardaro, Design8”

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, which will take place on April 17, 2018.

About Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Smart and Sustainable

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is one of the eight National Science and Innovation Parks in The Netherlands. Since 2012, the campus development is executed by a consortium of three parties: Royal DSM, the Province of Limburg and Maastricht University. In Sittard-Geleen advanced educational institutes and research institutes have been set up. Existing and new companies have developed, expanded or moved their activities to the campus. The Brightlands Innovation Factory was set up to stimulate entrepreneurship at Brightlands.
To accommodate these organizations, state-of-the-art facilities were realized, including laboratories, cleanrooms, conference centers, startup facilities as well as pilot plants. At the start of 2017, the number of people at the campus was 2500. The objective is to grow to almost 3900 community members in 2023. Continue reading “Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference”

GE Additive acquires simulation software developer GeonX

GE Additive

GE Additive announced that it has acquired GeonX, a privately-owned developer of simulation software.  Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

Headquarted in Belgium, GeonX provides software for engineers when developing new products, to simulate additive manufacturing, welding, machining and heat treatment processes in various industries such as aerospace, automotive and energy.

GeonX’s simulation software tool, Virfac® (short for Virtual Factory), assesses products prior to production; predicting defects, distortions and stresses and the impact manufacturing has on a product’s durability. This helps to reduce the number of prototypes built during the development phase, while improving the quality and lifetime of the manufactured products. This can minimize the time to market and development costs. Continue reading “GE Additive acquires simulation software developer GeonX”

Renishaw, Identify3D to offer an end-to-end, secure digital manufacturing process

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Renishaw, Identify3D to offer an end-to-end, secure digital manufacturing process

Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, and Identify3D, a leader in software for the digital supply chain, are pleased to announce a collaboration to offer an end-to-end, secure digital manufacturing process.

Identify3D will provide data protection coupled with contractual and manufacturing licensing from design to production on Renishaw AM systems. By choosing to secure all digital data in the engineering phase, the technology enables users of Renishaw systems to protect their digital intellectual property (IP), enforce production rules and provide traceability in the digital supply chain at the industry’s highest standard.

“Renishaw understands how important it is to have an efficient and reliable control of data flow all the way to its machines,” said Stephan Thomas, Chief Strategy Officer at Identify3D. “We are pleased that Renishaw, one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, has selected Identify3D as a strategic partner to provide such a solution to the market place — from design to distribution and production.” Continue reading “Renishaw, Identify3D to offer an end-to-end, secure digital manufacturing process”

3D Virtual Reality to democratise design and production – Orlando Sardaro, Design8

3D Virtual Reality to democratise design and production – Orlando Sardaro, Design8

Orlando Sardaro is the General Manager of Design8. He studied Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Technology in Delft, in the field of Innovation Management. For almost 20 years now he is actively selling and supporting 3D software to designers of all kind. He recognises that 3D printing requires different skills from both design software and designers. Today, besides being managing director of Design8 Orlando Sardaro is solidThinking distributor for the Benelux Region bringing freedom of form and generative design to designers and makers. He will speak about 3D Design at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on April 17, 2018, in The Netherlands.

What drives you?

Happy Customers

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

3D Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Robotics, Programming Continue reading “3D Virtual Reality to democratise design and production – Orlando Sardaro, Design8”

US Navy reveals plans to use a blockchain to control its 3D printers

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US Navy reveals plans to use a blockchain to control its 3D printers

The U.S Department of the Navy (DoN) has revealed plans to use a blockchain to control its 3D printers.

The U.S Navy is increasing its implementation of 3D printing and earlier this year ordered its first Concept Laser metal 3D printer and also recently produced its first 3D printed aircraft part.

Lieutenant Commander Jon McCarter has now revealed in a blog post that the DoN will begin trialling blockchain this summer before issuing a report in September on the proof-of-concept.

Decentralized network 
Blockchain is an example of a decentralized network which means data is shared across the network and not secured in one location. By having a distributed network in this way the Navy can “both securely share data between Additive Manufacturing sites, as well as help secure the digital thread of design and production.

The digital thread is the data concerned with manufacturing a part and is all the data that defines the manufactured part across its development – from design to final part production. Continue reading “US Navy reveals plans to use a blockchain to control its 3D printers”

Can MES software significantly transform Additive Manufacturing design?

Additive Manufacturing design

Can MES software significantly transform Additive Manufacturing design?

In the world of advanced manufacturing, the term MES to describe software based Manufacturing Execution Systems is already fairly common. However, it is only now beginning to be introduced to AM, leading us to coin a new “AMES” (Additive Manufacturing Execution Systems) acronym. This is occurring now because only recently did AM start to become a true batch and potentially even a mass manufacturing technology.

Major industrial software developers already provide several MES solution but only a few are able to adapt these solutions to the unique characteristics of the end-to-end 3D printing production cycle, integrating strictly digital elements such as quotation enginers all the way to ERP, CRM and even 3D file protecion features. Continue reading “Can MES software significantly transform Additive Manufacturing design?”

3D Scanning & 3D Printing to keep Dutch vessels at top condition

Dutch vessels

3D Scanning & 3D Printing to keep Dutch vessels at top condition

Keeping its vessels in top condition is a critical aspect of a naval force’s readiness, but to do so each part, little or big, needs full attention. Claire Apthorp looks at a project to scan the entire Dutch Navy in 3D.

The Royal Netherlands Navy contracts work for the maintenance of its vessels and submarines to Dutch organisation Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine. In addition to maintaining the vessels, Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine is responsible for creating new parts for the ships to replace damaged parts, and carrying out modifications to on-board components when required, from everything to the hull to weapons systems and engines.

In order to speed up its servicing, Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine turned to Artec 3D, a company that produces 3D scanners that allow maintenance personnel to reverse engineer parts for vessels that need to be replaced, for which the drawings or 3D CAD files are not accessible. Continue reading “3D Scanning & 3D Printing to keep Dutch vessels at top condition”

Prospective Alliance Partnership to help companies implement additive manufacturing in industrial applications

Prospective Alliance Partnership

Prospective Alliance Partnership to help companies implement additive manufacturing in industrial applications

Dassault Systèmes  the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Sogeti High Tech, a subsidiary of Capgemini Group dedicated to industrial engineering and technological innovation, today announced that they have entered into negotiations to sign an additive manufacturing project development and management alliance partnership.  The prospective alliance partnership will provide companies in aerospace and defense, energy, transportation and other industries with integrated solutions to explore and implement the use of additive manufacturing in industrial applications. Continue reading “Prospective Alliance Partnership to help companies implement additive manufacturing in industrial applications”

Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering conference

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Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering conference,wich took place on May 24, 2016 at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

About Tikcit
Organising an event implies many issues, from ticketing to e-payments, from statistics to ordering supplies, from surveys to social media and many many more. Tikcit is the platform to support you. Continue reading “Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Printing Design & Engineering conference”