Learn about the latest developments with netfabb software for 3D printing, including how it uses structures to create brand new materials which do not exist in nature (biomimicry), and more with Ulf Lindhe, Business Development Manager at netfabb GmbH.
It has been a year since Ulf's last presentation to our group. This is a great opportunity to find out what's new.
Some netfabb testimonials (http://www.netfabb.com/testimonial.php):
- "netfabb is a very significant development in software for design of parts for manufacturing using rapid prototyping technologies. The software frees the product development engineer from the limitations of complexity and file size in conventional CAD programs. We use the software for designing lightweight high performance ceramic structures with tailored macro and micro porosity." Andrew Jeffery, Founder and President, Viridis Innovation LLC, Boston MA, www.viridisinnovation.com
- "netfabb’s Selective Space Structures (3S) has been incredibility useful to us. It is the only software we have found to date that is capable handling and producing large net structures required for the scale of components we produce for the aerospace industry."
- “We were pleased to find netfabb a reliable and powerful software capable of producing complex lattice structures with locally tailored geometry. In the design of customized Titanium Implants, such a capability proves to be very useful in enhancing bone response and controlling the mechanical behavior of the implants. The software has very intuitive commands that enhances the creative design of structures, minimizing time and memory usage, making the production of parts with very high complexity a breeze rather more than just a possibility.” Gilbert Chahine, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Lyle School of Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/Departments/ME/Research/RCAM.aspx
Contact growdhapes (firstname.lastname@example.org) for special invitation
growshapes and the soon-to-launch Silicon Valley 3D Printing Accelerator will be hosting an Open House this evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm at their Santa Clara office for the Silicon Valley chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA-SV).
As part of the Open House, growshapes CEO, Geoffrey Doyle will give a brief presentation on biomimicry and industrial design. His talk will focus on how the development of new structures (or combining existing structures in new ways) enables the development of new 3D printing materials. Geoffrey will also illustrate how new structures and 3D printing technologies will dramatically impact the way prototypes and products are manufactured.
There will also be product demonstrations:
Registration information can be found here.
As a reseller of Makerbot printers, GrowShapes is pleased to announce that Makerbot has just released a firmware update for 5th Generation Replicator 3D printers, as well as the Makerbot Desktop 3.2.1 software.
The firmware update is particularly of interest to us as several of our customers expressed reservations about purchasing the 5th Generation Replicator 3D printers simply because of the known issue with the extruders tending to jam. The major improvement is that of the filament unloading process. The intent is to prevent jamming and make the filament removal much easier.
Owners of the Makerbot Replicator Z18 may also find the firmware update useful as it provides users with more accurate z-homing and more specific error messages.
Additionally, Makerbot expanded the compatibility of its Desktop software. It is now available for all of the following 3D printers:
For more information, see either a 3DPrint.com article on these updates or the Makerbot News blog entries dated July 16 & July 17.
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