Walkthrough of the new features in the v1.8 December release of the Live Parts™ technology preview, including material selection, embedded FEA, rotational symmetry, pressure forces and more.
Desktop Metal, maker of 3D printers, is valued at more than $1 billion and recently brought on Ford Motor as a strategic investor. The Burlington, Massachusetts-based startup is developing 3D technology to print products in steel, aluminum and other metals that could transform manufacturing. Bloomberg's Anne Mostue reports
Falling prices and greater choice — proven forces that lay the groundwork for significant market growth — are now playing a hand in helping metal additive manufacturing systems gain traction. Falling prices and greater choice — proven forces that lay the groundwork for significant market growth — are now playing a hand in helping metal additive manufacturing systems gain traction. According to a the Wohlers Report 2018, released recently by the 3D printing market research consultancy Wohlers Associates, an estimated 1,768 metal AM printers were sold in 2017 compared to 983 systems in 2016 — a significant leap of nearly 80%.
Metal 3D printing company Desktop Metal has raised $65 million in a round of funding led by Ford, with participation from Future Fund.Metal 3D printing company Desktop Metal has raised $65 million in a round of funding led by Ford, with participation from Future Fund.Founded in 2015, Burlington, Massachusetts-based Desktop Metal is setting out to make 3D metal printing more accessible to manufacturers and engineers outside highly specialized industries, as well as reducing costs and turnaround times for companies that already manufacture metal-based goods. Desktop Metal’s “end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions” include the $120,000 Desktop Metal Studio System, which is aimed at helping engineers build prototypes.
Overview of the Live Parts workflow for an advanced part that incorporates additional constraints in SOLDIWORKS. Includes defining constraints and forces using the Live Parts for SOLIDWORKS Add-in, sending the model to Live Parts, running Live Parts to generate your part, and sending it back to SOLIDWORKS for auto-assembly.
A lot of exciting announcements have been coming out of SOLIDWORKS World this week. HP announced a new full-color 3D printing system, while Nano Dimension and Rize both announced new or expanded partnerships with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS brand. Each of those partnerships has a different focal point, and today it’s Desktop Metal’s turn. The young company is partnering with SOLIDWORKS to advance design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) through education, with a focus on educational initiatives and the development of advanced tools for generative design.