Top 5: Adding Text to Your 3D Printed Part With Markforged

Published on March 5, 2023 by Claire S.

Hello everybody, and welcome to our selection of the top 5 3D printing videos of the week! As ever, we have selected the best 3D printing content from all across the industry, so whatever your speciality, you’ll find something for you! From Markforged on adding text to a part, to a private helicopter manufacturer using carbon fiber to make efficient helicopters with a high payload, we have a bit of everything for you. We hope you enjoy!

Top 1: Markforged and the Design Process to Add Text to A Part

Many 3D printed parts require writing, whether to identify the maker, or to add a personalized name for somebody in particular. In this first video, we hear from 3D printing giant Markforged on how best to add text to a printed part. The video takes us through the technical design while in the mesh file process, and how best to choose where to put the text. As we learn, we should add writing to the side of the part rather than the roof. The video also shows how to choose the thickness, size, and font of the writing.

 Top 2: Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform: A Run-Through

You may remember two of our team attending Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE World event a few weeks ago, and now we can tell you more about the technical side of the firm’s software! The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is used in this video by an engineering team developing a UAV. We see about the conceptual design, simulation, analysis, and detailed design stages.

Top 3: The Role of Laser Solutions In Medical AM

Medical additive manufacturing is one of the most exciting applications of the technologies, allowing us to make everything from personalized devices to surgical planning models, to bioprinted organs even! With this in mind, we took a look at this video from Trumpf, a German 3D printing manufacturer which offers laser printing solutions. The host, Susanne Schöne, discusses with the guests the possibilities opened up by the technology, including the future of the industry. We hear about future trends such as increased automation and the challenge of ensuring the accessibility of global, cost-effective and safe technologies for medical additive manufacturing.

Top 4: Student Rocket Project Tests AM Capabilities

A group of students at Braunschweig in Germany have created ERIG (a student interest group which studies and develops rockets and robots). We hear from Lennart Fox, team lead of CREATE within the ERIG organization. CREATE stands for Carbon Reinforced Additive Manufacturing Technology Experiment and is the subsection which participates in a rocket experimentation programme named Rexus-Bexus. In the video, the Erig team shows off their models for this competition, and tells us about how they used 3D printing of carbon-reinforced plastics to investigate the influence of gravity on the impregnation process during the production of the aforementioned plastics.

 Top 5: How Does Carbon Fiber Make Optimum Helicopters?

This video sees us hearing from Hill Helicopters, a UK-based manufacturer of private helicopters, who has recently integrated carbon fiber into their work in order to produce a cost-effective product with a high payload. The team sing the praises of the material, whose benefits include low density, strength and stiffness. This means that they can produce streamlined body pieces with simple tools and the overall product has a high-quality structure which fits perfectly with the application.

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