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Tutorial: Sketch Blocks in Solidworks
When making a drawing in SolidWorks, you can make entities called “Blocks,” which may be comprised of any single sketch entity or combination of sketch entities. Relations can then be made between these Blocks in a similar fashion to the way sketch entitie...

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3D Printing Gets Into High End Belts & Other Luxury Goods
The emiota smart belt - straight off a 3D printer The luxury goods market spans across several
categories and include haute couture clothing, accessories, luggage, yacht,
cars, hotels … Its value has risen
significantly in recent years. The biggest challeng...

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Solidworks Tutorial: Drawings with Exploded Assembly View and Bill of Materials
In this tutorial , we’ll take a look at creating a
drawing with an exploded view to illustrate the assembly structure of a simple
sheet metal enclosure. The drawing will illustrate the relative location of the
parts in the assembly and a bill of materials t...

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Designing and 3DPrinting Prosthetic Limbs
Photo from E-Nable ( A hot topic in the additive manufacturing field is the impact that  3D Printing Services  are having on the design and development of prosthetic limbs. Leading the way in this field are non-profit ventures  ...

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3D Printing and the Aerospace Industry
Aerospace is one of the main industries that can benefit from developments in 3D Printing The aerospace industry is a main market for additive manufacturing. This is not only because this sector has a long history of an early adopter of latest technology in...

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Printed Circuits with a #3dPrinter
Electronic devices and components, such as light switches, cell phones, and circuit boards, are typically made up of at least two different materials. Plastics often comprise the structure and substrate while metals like copper are necessary for conducting ...

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5 Industries Benefiting from 3D Printing Metals
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), known also as laser sintering, selective laser sintering or selective laser melting is an additive manufacturing process , already adopted by industries such as aerospace, automotive or defense for the production of high...

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3D Printing Set to Disrupt Industries
On October 29, 2014,  Hewlitt Packard  released information about its Multi-Jet Fusion technology, and how it is capable of producing multi-colored, three-dimensional objects. HP's announcement focused widespread attention on the new industry that is quickl...

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