Michelle Anderson, Author at Adaptive Corp

Author: Michelle Anderson

21 Nov 2019
Markforged Mark Two

Take Advantage of Year-End 3D Printer Deals

With the end of the year approaching, many businesses already have their eye on 2020 spending. But the year’s not over yet. There are several deals you can take advantage of right now that will provide you with a better 2019 tax benefit. 

Buy a Markforged printer now before 2020 prices take effect. Buy before 12/31 and save!

Prices are set to increase 33% starting 12/31/2019 for these Markforged products:

  • Desktop Mark 2
  • OnyxPro
  • Onyx

Don’t have the full budget?

Take advantage of year-end leasing and financing opportunities on Markforged, Creaform and 3DEXPERIENCE. See details here: 2019 Tax Benefits.

Mark Two

The pinnacle of desktop 3D printing, the Mark Two combines micro-carbon reinforced plastic with continuous carbon fiber strands, the Mark Two enables a full range of manufacturing parts.

Specs:

Build Volume: 320 mm x 132 mm x 154 mm

Plastic Materials: Onyx

Fiber Materials: Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Kevlar, HSHT Fiberglass (High-Strength High-Temperature Fiberglass)

Z Layer Resolutions: 100 micron

Onyx Pro

The Onyx Pro, with a second print head exclusively for continuous fiberglass, is your entry to seriously strong reinforced composite parts that Markforged is known for.

Specs:

Build Volume: 320 mm x 132 mm x 154 mm

Plastic Materials: Onyx

Fiber Materials: Fiberglass

Onyx One

The strength and stiffness of carbon fiber meet the versatility of tough nylon. Engineering class parts that are 20% stronger and 40% stiffer than ABS in a desktop format.

Specs:

Build Volume: 320 MM x 132 mm x 154 mm

Plastic Materials: Onyx

Z Layer Resolution: 100 micron

Included with Printer: Onyx One printer with access to cloud Eiger software 800 cc Onyx spool.

Learn more about 3D printer products – contact us today

12 Nov 2019

How to Master the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Platform-Video Series

Learn how to use 3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud with our Exclusive Video Series

These short videos (about 2 minutes each) take you step by step from set up and adding users to sharing documents and working together on the cloud. Watch how James, along with his team members Ryan and Maria and supervisor Florian use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to plan and manage design projects for their team. 

See the benefits of using a design platform like 3DEXPERIENCE first hand such as:

  • Accessing the right data, files and drawings in 3D
  • Collaborating and managing design project schedules and tasks across teams
  • Easily importing CAD data from other systems to leverage the entire toolset
  • Finding old part files or drawings for reuse that are buried in other databases
Watch Adaptive's 3DEXPERIENCE Video Series today.
Click on the image to begin watching the series today.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform supports the design and development of products digitally. The platform houses multiple applications within one software system seamlessly. As a user, Flo (from our video series), logs in only one interface yet can access all of the different facets of the 3DEXPERIENCE he has licenses to from that one platform (i.e. SIMULIA, CATIA). 

This platform, from Dassault Systèmes, allows users to collaborate in real-time on projects no matter their location providing a single version to work from. No more storing parts of the digital data from a project in multiple platforms that are locked away and difficult to find. 

Another important aspect of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is that it is infinitely scalable. You can start with a basic functionality and then add to the platform as your business scales or bring in other teams to the product lifecycle. 

Learn more about what the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can do for you by clicking here

 

30 Oct 2019
3DEXPERIENCE

Join Us at Factory of the Future Wichita 2019

Featuring the 3DEXPERIENCE Wichita Center

November 19

Discover digital transformation in manufacturing and experience true elements of the Factory of the Future at this one day event. 

Are your factories connected, collaborative and optimized?

Discover how to address your operational challenges and develop your future factory through digital transformation. You will learn from manufacturing leaders about technologies shaping the industry. Engage with professionals during the interactive sessions on topics that are influencing the future of manufacturing. 

Tour the 3DEXPERIENCE Wichita Center

The National institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU) has partnered with Dassault Systèmes to create the first 3DEXPERIENCE Center as part of its Innovation Campus. You will tour the Center with experts and discover industry-leading solutions to help you digitally re-invent new approaches to advanced product development and manufacturing. 

Join us for this unique opportunity to tour the 3DEXPERIENCE Center and become immersed in an interactive environment of the Factory of the Future. Seats are limited.

Learn more and register today

14 Nov 2019
Product lifecycle management

Be Part of the “Industry Renaissance” with Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Platform

Challenge and opportunity can be said to be different sides of the same coin. Certainly that’s true for industry these days—especially for those in the product development and manufacturing space. The recent cover story in Compass Magazine, “Industry Renaissance transforms invention, learning, production and trade,” makes the case that the change going on in the current era is so profound that it rivals the invention of the printing press for how it reshapes society.

Welcome to the era of the “experience.” Gone are the days of manufacturing a simple, physical product. Today it’s all about solutions, services, and experiences—sometimes that’s a physical product plus an experience, sometimes that’s simply a service or experience with no tangible goods. Manufacturers—big and small, traditional and not—all scramble to meet what the Compass Magazine piece calls consumers’ “insatiable appetite for faster, slicker, personalized services.”

What makes the difference in this new market paradigm is the ability to virtualize and collaborate digitally, and to do that—to stay in the game—you’ve got to have the right tools.

What tools do you need?

To respond to customers and the market quickly, to adapt and personalize products, and to integrate physical products with services and experiences, manufacturers can’t rely on traditional habits, processes, and systems.

  • Everything must be digital. Siloed information in filing cabinets isn’t going to cut it in the digital age, so the first key is you need all of your product information, from customer requests and preliminary designs to simulation and test data to marketing and supplier information, in digital form.
  • Everything must be accessible to everyone. You also need all of that information in a single location, where it can be accessed by everyone who needs it. Customer input, marketing material, design files, manufacturing drawings, manufacturing workflows, and more should be co-located in a product file—a single source of truth for critical enterprise data.
  • You’ve got to be able to collaborate. Everyone, everywhere access for corporate data is critical, but so is the ability for team members—and members of different cross-functional teams—to collaborate and share knowledge and know-how. As Shunqun Yang, from Yellow River Engineering Consulting, an international architectural engineering firm based in Zhengzhou, China, explains, “In traditional design, multiple layers of human reviews are required to avoid errors, omissions and collisions. However, with the single data source and real-time collaboration possible on our experience platform, a [single] review can identify and resolve problems early and avoid repeated modifications.” (Quoted in Compass Magazine.)

Be Part of the Renaissance with 3DEXPERIENCE

Dassault Systèmes’ product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, 3DEXPERIENCE ensures you have no more silos and no more islands of information. As one of the premier PLM platforms, it helps manufacturers manage a product from initial idea or request through to service after manufacturing, offering virtualization, collaboration support, and digital efficiency at every step along the way.

It starts with a centralized database, a single repository or vault where all product data is stored, accessible by everyone in—and even out of—the company who needs to participate. As members of the platform, individuals can view shared data, be part of collaborative tasks, and participate in virtual communities around project work. They can collaborate on design, simulation, virtual testing, manufacturing planning and simulation, and other tasks, communicating and saving all notes, changes, versions, and even automated approval routes through the centralized platform.

3DEXPERIENCE can help your organization transform your processes to ensure you take part in the Industry Renaissance. For more information, contact Adaptive.

03 Oct 2019

Inconel Superalloy Now Available for Metal X 3D Printer

Markforged, a composite and metal 3D printer provider sold by Adaptive Corp. has announced that nickel-based superalloy Inconel 625 is now compatible with its Metal X. 

The superalloy is able to retain high strength at elevated temperatures (up to 1000°C) and is often applied in chemical, offshore, and aerospace industries. 

With this new capability, Markforged is aiming at reducing the cost to access Inconel 625 and expand its applications while delivering lead times that are competitive with other methods of manufacturing. 

Inconel 625 is great for areas where there are high temps, corrosive environments and rapid temperature changes. 

The availability of Inconel 625 brings unique benefits to several industries:

  • Chemical/power processing: a need for materials able to handle high temperatures and a wide variety of chemicals. Waste-processing systems require materials resistance to oxidizing and reducing acid solutions. 
  • Aerospace/automotive: the ability to withstand high temperatures in engines and corrosive environments,
  • Seawater/offshore: seawater is by its nature highly corrosive and will destroy even the strongest materials. Inconel 625 demonstrates high resistance to sodium chloride at a variety of temperatures. It is perfect for wire rope and propeller blades used in underwater applications.

Find out what Inconel 625 can do in your Metal X 3D printer, contact us today