EnvisionTEC to Show Vida cDLM 3D Printer at LMT Lab Day

EnvisionTEC_logo_newDEARBORN, MI, Feb 24, 2017 – EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of 3D printers and materials, on Friday previews a new high-speed 3D printer, which will join the company’s bestselling Vida line for dental professionals, at LMT Lab Day in Chicago.


The Vida cDLM high-speed dental 3D printer will be previewed at LMT Lab Day in Chicago. In addition to being fast, it also reduces the need for supports, allowing 3D printing of castable partial frameworks with delicate clasps. (Photo: Business Wire)

The new Vida cDLM is the second 3D printer based on EnvisionTEC’s patented and groundbreaking Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) technology, which allows for accurate, high-speed 3D printing with fewer supports. The Vida cDLM will have limited availability in the second quarter, with a full production launch to follow.

Demonstrations of the new 3D printer will be running throughout LMT Lab Day in booths A-43 and B-42, showcasing the high productivity and accuracy of the latest Vida model.

“EnvisionTEC is proud to partner with leading dental professionals around the world on the development of new 3D printers and materials that are transforming the way custom dental parts are made,” said CEO Al Siblani. “We are excited to bring the Vida cDLM to the dental industry. Our expanding dental 3D printer line is now unrivaled for productivity, accuracy and flexibility of materials.”

The original Vida 3D printer launched in 2015 and has helped drive EnvisionTEC’s unit sales up 29% in 2016 over 2015. Overall, sales of 3D printers to the dental industry grew 75% in 2016 over the prior year.

The new Vida cDLM offers the same great build envelope as the original Vida, at 3.78 x 2.13 x 3.94 inches, but puts print speeds into overdrive with continuous motion of the build platform in the Z axis. At the same time, the machine remains highly accurate, with an XY resolution of 50 microns and a Z resolution range of 25-150 microns, depending on material. The new technology also reduces the need for supports, allowing for easier cleanup and 3D printing of castable partial frameworks with delicate clasps.

During LMT Lab Day, EnvisionTEC will also showcase a new 3D printing material, E-Model, a highly accurate and durable resin that has been in development for more than a year. It is suitable for creating models for thermoformed aligners, crown and bridge models and more. The material can also be printed on EnvisionTEC’s large production 3D printers such as the Vector 3SP, which does not require consumable parts.

E-Model joins EnvisionTEC’s industry-leading dental materials library for 3D printing. That library includes three recent material releases that are now shipping to consumers:

  • E-Dent 400, which is more affordable than E-Dent 100, for the direct printing of temporary crowns, bridges and roundhouses.
  • E-Gum, which was previewed at LMT Lab Day in 2016, creates flexible gingiva masks for integration into 3D printed dental models.
  • E-Guard, also previewed at last year’s show, is an FDA-approved biocompatible crystal clear material for direct production of accurate night guards, bite splints and retainers.

About EnvisionTEC

EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions. Founded in 2002 with its pioneering commercial DLP printing technology, EnvisionTEC now sells more than 40 printers based on six distinct technologies that build objects from digital design files. The company’s premium 3D printers serve a variety of medical, professional and industrial markets, and are valued for precision, surface quality, functionality and speed. EnvisionTEC’s intellectual property includes more than 100 pending and granted patents and 70 proprietary materials.

Learn more at EnvisionTEC.com.

Arena Wins 2nd Consecutive Golden Mousetrap Award

arenaFOSTER CITY, CA, Feb 24, 2017 – Arena Solutions, pioneer of a cloud-based all-in-one product development platform that unites PLM, ALM, supply chain collaboration and QMS, announced that it has been awarded its second consecutive Golden Mousetrap Award from Design News. Winners were named at the annual awards ceremony held in conjunction with Pacific Design & Manufacturing event in Anaheim, CA on February 7, 2017. Now in its 16th year, the Golden Mousetrap Awards were created by Design News to acknowledge and recognize American people, companies, and technologies driving innovation in the industry.

Arena provides a comprehensive, cloud-based product development platform that unites all engineering, quality, and operations disciplines in the creation of innovative connected products. In the Fall of 2016, the company added ALM (application lifecycle management) capabilities with Arena Verify, which provides requirements, issue, bug and hardware defect management in a holistic product development solution that offers a unique combination of PLM, ALM, supply chain collaboration and quality management (QMS).

“Arena pioneered cloud-based PLM, and, over the past two years, we’ve rapidly increased the breadth and capabilities of our interdisciplinary solution,” said Kent Killmer, vice president of marketing at Arena Solutions. “Today, we offer an all-in-one product development platform that’s delivered as a service. OEMs can gain complete control over their complex bill of materials, supply chain, quality and manufacturing. This recognition from Design News comes at a time when OEMs are working to integrate IoT functionality into their products and are searching for solutions like Arena’s that are powerful enough to manage the development and manufacturing of complex products, yet still easy to use, affordable and capable of shrinking time to market.”

For more information about Arena PLM, please visit http://www.arenasolutions.com/products/plm/

About Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Conference 2017

The Advance Manufacturing Expo & Conference is a three-day event that includes admission to ATX West, MD&M, Electronics West, Plastec West and WestPack. This year’s conference offers industry-focused programs composed of technical sessions, real-world case studies and hands-on workshops that cover the trending hot topics, methodologies and tools in the manufacturing, fabrication, repair and maintenance industries. The show boasts 150+ industry experts, 2,200 exhibiting suppliers and the opportunity to network with 20,000+ peers.

About Arena Solutions

Arena, the inventor of cloud PLM, provides an all-in-one product development platform that unites PLM, ALM, supply chain collaboration, and QMS for the design and manufacture of complex electronics. With Arena, electrical, mechanical, software and firmware engineers can collaborate with manufacturing and quality teams to manage their bill of materials, facilitate engineering change orders, and speed prototyping. As a result, Arena customers can better meet standards while they ensure regulatory compliance, improve training management, reduce costs, increase quality, and collapse time to market. Arena has been ranked a Top 10 PLM provider and won the coveted Design News Golden Mousetrap Award in 2016 and 2017.

For more information, please visit http://www.arenasolutions.com.

PROSTEP Integrates OpenPDM with WSCAD’s E-CAD

prostep_logoDARMSTADT, Germany, Feb 24, 2017 – Digitalization of the process chains in development and manufacturing requires the availability of all the digital product information, not just the mechanical CAD data. This is why PROSTEP, together with WSCAD, has created an interface between WSCAD’s electrical CAD solution and the OpenPDM integration platform. It enables bidirectional synchronization of electrical component data, attribute information, documents and product structures with leading PLM and ERP systems such as Teamcenter from Siemens, SAP PLM/ERP, PTC Windchill and Enovia V6 from Dassault Systèmes. The integration is now available.

The WSCAD SUITE is a modular and scalable solution for the disciplines electrical engineering, cabinet and panel design, piping and instrumentation, fluid power engineering, building automation and electrical installation. By integrating the solution in OpenPDM, WSCAD is underscoring the need to integrate these disciplines more closely in the development and manufacturing processes. “In our view, PLM systems are the central hub where all engineering data should converge,” stresses Dr. Axel Zein, CEO of WSCAD electronic GmbH.

Integration in OpenPDM has the advantage that WSCAD does not have to develop and maintain multiple interfaces to leading PLM and ERP systems. PROSTEP’s integration platform assumes responsibility for this. On the WSCAD SUITE side, all that is required to establish the connection to OpenPDM is the add-on PLMERPsync. Thanks to bidirectional synchronization, changes made to the part data in the WSCAD application are immediately visible in the ERP and PLM systems. The electrical engineers, on the other hand, can immediately see whether changes made to other product data will have repercussions for them.

“The integration of E-CAD applications like WSCAD is an important step on the way to mapping the entire digital product model in PLM,” says Bernd Döbel, a senior manager at PROSTEP AG. “Without digital masters, there will be no end-to-end digitalization of business processes in the context of Industry 4.0.”


PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. They count the top companies in this industry among our customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company, but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Their strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. They offer their customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 250 in Germany and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart, and Wolfsburg, as well as in Birmingham, Michigan (USA).

MEPcontent Introduces SANHA PLiP for Revit

mepcontent-logo BODEGRAVEN, Netherlands, Feb 24, 2017 – Engineers need to deliver BIM projects fast. Designing piping systems with the correct diameters, bends, ducts, and fittings can be very time-consuming. With the innovative SANHA Product Line Placer (PLiP) for Revit, engineers design piping systems at lightning speed.

Download the SANHA PliP Application for RevitMEPcontent introduces this new application in cooperation with piping systems manufacturer SANHA. MEPcontent, the largest BIM library for MEP engineers, does not only offer actual BIM content, but also offers productivity increasing BIM applications for the MEP industry.

SANHA, a leading European manufacturer of piping systems for HVAC installations, meets its customers’ needs for BIM tools with the PLiP application. “Our clients need to be able to easily work with our products in BIM projects. With the PLiP, we now offer our customers a powerful tool with actual 3D content for SANHA systems,” says Mathias van den Broeck, product manager at SANHA.

Designing SANHA systems is much easier with the new PLiP. With the in-app Autorouting functionality, designing piping systems is done in the blink of an eye. The correct fittings bends and ducts are selected automatically and placed on the bill of materials. Engineers can design complete and actual piping systems within the app. Both technical and trade data are included in the content, for use on the material and cutting lists.

In the PLiP all relevant SANHA systems are included in Revit and VDI3805 format. These include the systems made of stainless steel (NiroSan and NiroTherm),  carbon steel (SANHA Therm), copper (SANHA Press) and the special lead-free drinking water series PURAPRESS. The PLIP can be downloaded for free on store.mepcontent.eu. Downloading the PLiP only takes two minutes. Please sign in with your MEPcontent credentials or register for free to start downloading and using the app.

For more information, visit www.mepcontent.eu.

Sigma Labs, Morf3D Partner for Additive Manufacturing

SigmaLabs_NewlogoSANTA FE, NM, Feb 24, 2017 – Sigma Labs, Inc., a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D brand, announced that it has signed a commercial alliance with Morf3D to bring enhanced solutions for additive manufacturing (AM) to the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector. Morf3D, based in El Segundo, CA, is an AM product developer specializing in high-level consulting and manufacturing services including conceptualization, optimization, metallurgical examination, certification and data analysis. Leveraging Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D quality assurance software, Morf3D will be able to provide a means for customers to increase AM production rates while ensuring consistent part quality. The two companies will also work together to manufacture certain 3D printed parts going forward; contracts already in hand are expected to translate into substantial revenue for Sigma Labs in 2017.

“Today we announce a groundbreaking agreement with another innovative company in the AM space, Morf3D,” said Mark Cola, president and CEO of Sigma Labs. “Due to the growth in demand for 3D printed metal components within the A&D industry, we’ve decided to join forces to better serve a number of OEMs with their next-generation applications. Working together, we can design, engineer, manufacture, and assure the quality of AM components across a number of exciting A&D opportunities, and existing contracts are anticipated to dramatically impact Sigma Labs’ growth trajectory beginning this year.”

Ivan Madera, CEO of Morf3D, added, “This partnership with Sigma Labs is a critical step towards accelerating our vision of operating as a strategic supplier-partner while meeting the high quality demands of our aerospace customers. Sigma Labs’ proprietary PrintRite3D software will enable us to have a unique competitive advantage with In-Process Quality Assurance and deliver game-changing performance for end use aerospace components. We strongly believe that our combined expertise and capabilities can help the industry more rapidly advance and grow the entire addressable market in tandem.”

About Sigma Labs, Inc.

Sigma Labs, Inc. is a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D brand and a developer of advanced, in-process, non-destructive quality assurance software for commercial firms worldwide seeking productive solutions for advanced manufacturing.

For more information please visit www.sigmalabsinc.com.

About Morf3D

Morf3D is a privately held corporation headquartered in El Segundo, CA.  The company specializes in additive engineering and manufacturing with metals, and provides advisory services in additive manufacturing strategy and technology adoption road-mapping.


Morf3D opened its Innovation Center in September 2015, and received AS9100 certification and ITAR approval in 2016. The company has received product development contracts from aircraft, space, medical and automotive customers, and expects to commence serial production contracts in 2017.  It has further scaled its business with the addition of engineering staff, computerized scanning and inspection systems, and post-process machining and finishing equipment.

For more information, please visit www.morf3d.com.