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22 Feb 2021

Replay: Success In Additive Manufacturing with Humanetics

In the first webinar of our Series: Success in Additive Manufacturing we feature Humanetics, the global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of test crash dummies who successfully adopted additive manufacturing in their operations.

Humanetics adopted 3D printing in the early additive manufacturing days when they were looking for alternatives to cost-effectively replace the ribs in crash test dummies using 3D printing technology that could match the strength and durability needed for their test conditions. They discovered new cost savings and production speed using Markforged 3D Industrial Composite printers.

Join us and hear Kris Sullenberger, Sr. Design Engineer, share how the company continues to evolve their additive manufacturing capabilities and applications at their Huron facility.

The presentation also introduces the Markforged Metal X 3D Printer and shares useful Metal applications.

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22 Dec 2020

Future of Additive Series: Design for Additive Live Stream Replay

In our last broadcast for “The Future of Additive” Series held at Youngstown Business Incubator’s (YBI) 3D Printing lab, we had special agenda that addressed key solutions around Designing for Additive applications.  This presentation included:

Sign up to watch the Live Stream replay here:

There are 2 more events planned in the series, sign up now to watch those events broadcast live from YBI:

January 14th, 2021, 1:00 pm EST

February 18th, 2021, 1;00 pm EST

29 Oct 2020

Video: Optimize Reverse Engineering with 3DEXPERIENCE

Drive Innovation Cycles with Reverse Engineering end to end using PLM software with 3D Printing and 3D Scanning tools

Frank Thomas and Florian Bardet presented at COExperience 2020 showcasing how to Optimize Reverse Engineering with 3DEXPERIENCE.  This presentation shows how a team manages a reverse engineering project from end to end using a variety of tools:

  • 3DEXPERIENCE platform will be the software used to govern the project, re-engineer the part, and validate it with simulation. 
    • CATIA
    • SIMULIA
    • ENOVIA
  • Creaform HandySCAN BLACK 3D Scanner will be used to digitize the part at the beginning of the process to enable the team to reverse engineer the part.
  • Markforged Metal X 3D Printer is used at the end to 3D print the re-engineered part.

Watch the video:

Learn more about Reverse Engineering:

Reverse Engineering

The Future of Additive is NOW

 

22 Dec 2020

Introducing Onyx ESD: New Electronics Material from Markforged

Onyx ESD: Stronger, stiffer, and ESD resistant Onyx variant for electronic applications! 

Onyx ESD is a high-performance version of Onyx for electronics manufacturers. This material has been optimized to print with the exceptional quality that Onyx is known for, plus the ESD-safe properties demanded to handle sensitive electronics. Now manufacturers of electronics can finally take advantage of the Digital Forge and the massive benefits it brings.

Onyx ESD is a unique material with specialized material properties designed for Markforged Industrial Grade Printers.

Onyx ESD is a high-performance, static dissipative variant of Onyx for electronics manufacturing and anti-static applications.

Onyx ESD is ideal for tooling and fixtures in static- sensitive or ESD-protected areas, and its sleek surface finish makes it perfect for end-use parts that come into contact with electronic components. It’s the only ESD-safe material that can be reinforced with continuous carbon fiber, giving your parts the strength of aluminum at a fraction of the weight.

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To Learn More About Onyx ESD:

Download the Markforged Onyx ESD Material Data Sheet

Download the Markforged Onyx ESD Supplemental Sheet

16 Dec 2020

Adaptive Corp and Sinclair Community College Awarded a Contract with USAF

Adaptive Corporation, in partnership with Sinclair Community College, has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force to develop a process that leverages Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and our experience with Carbon Fiber Composite 3D Printing.  This project will develop a solution to predict the performance of 3D Printed propellers that will be used on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s).

Adaptive’s experience with Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform and Simulation, coupled with our Additive Manufacturing expertise based on the Markforged Carbon Fiber Composite 3D printers were recognized in this award. Adaptive will take propeller designs provided by Sinclair and develop a variety of 3D printed models with various infill and Carbon Fiber reinforcement. These designs will be simulated on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to predict real-world part performance.

At the same time, these parts will be 3D printed on Markforged printers. Afterward, Sinclair will perform laboratory tests of the physical parts. Adaptive and Sinclair will correlate the physical testing with the simulation output to develop an approach that can offer a high degree of accuracy for simulating these parts under real-world applications.

Tim Weatherford of Adaptive Corporation said, “…our goal is to perfectly predict propeller performance of 3D printed propellers for UAV applications in real-world environments.  Our approach and toolset around Design for Additive helps engineering teams remove cost out of the process and shorten development cycles by designing right the first time.”

Contact us to learn more about our Design for Additive Solutions.

30 Oct 2020

Q4 Metrology and Additive Manufacturing Promotions

We have five great promotions running through the end of 2020 in our Metrology and Additive Manufacturing Businesses. Our discounts start at 15% off and go up from there and are available until 12/20/20.  Check them out:

First Article Inspection Bundle

Be prepared to support your First Article Inspection needs with our special hardware and software bundle :

Basic Reverse Engineering Bundle

Get ready to innovate with our reverse engineering bundle promotion! Our end of year Q4 promotion includes:

QA/QC Bundle with Statistical Process Control Software

Get your Quality team up to the latest available Quality Assurance and Control Package which includes:

  • PolyWorks Inspector Software
  • PolyWorks Custom Training (on site)
  • PolyWorks Classroom Training
  • HandySCAN BLACK 3D Scanner
  • Live Stream 3D Scanner Training

3D Scan to Print Manufacturing Engineering Tooling Bundle

Be prepared to support your own tooling needs on the shop floor with our 3D Scan to Print tooling package which includes a Markforged MarkTwo Desktop 3D Printer:

  • HandySCAN 307 with VX Model Software
  • MarkTwo 3D Printer
  • 3D Scan to Print Training
  • Printer must include 3Year CSP

3D Scan to Print Industrial Tooling Bundle

Step up your 3D Printing capabilities with our Markforged Industrial X7 3D Printer and meet your customer and shop floor tooling needs on-demand:

  • HandySCAN 307 with VXModel
  • Industrial X-7  Printer Promo Bundle
  • 3D Scan to Print Training
  • *Printer must include 3YR CSP

Discounts starting at 15% off and higher!

Contact us today to discuss your bundle package!

When you request more information on our Q4 promotions, you will access these videos:

Video walkthrough of our 3D Printer Lab at Youngstown Business Incubator

4-part Video Series on First Article Inspection for Aerospace

22 Oct 2020

Adaptive Presentations at COExperience 2020

Adaptive sponsored COExperience 2020 along with hosting a virtual booth at the event in September. Frank Thomas and Florian Bardet had the opportunity to present in the COE session on Reverse Engineering with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. We also posted a few exclusive videos in our booth that highlighted CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud, NC Programming, and more.  Details include:

  • A recording of the COE Virtual Session by Frank Thomas and Florian Bardet:  Optimize Reverse Engineering with 3DEXPERIENCE which highlights how to combine the power of 3D Scanning hardware with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to support innovation cycles.

  • Demo: CATIA Engineering on the Cloud – This video highlights the most current features of CATIA Engineering on 3DEXPERIENCE r2021x Cloud

  • Video: Introduction to CATIA v5 NC Programming – our video shows the range of capabilities of CATIA v5 when automating NC Programming on the shop floor.

  • The Latest in our 3D Printing Portfolio with our Walk-Through Video of our Additive Manufacturing Lab at the Youngstown Business Incubator facility.