3D Software

Dyson Funding Program Brings Whizz-Bang Equipment, Including 3D Printers, to Secondary Schools

  When it came to the attention of The James Dyson Foundation that students were dropping out of design and technology courses at the GCSE (General Certificate in Secondary Education)…

Materialise’s 3D Printed Slot Car Championships at RAPID 2014

As SME’s RAPID conference headed for its home stretch, so did a slew of 3D printed slot cars on the exhibition floor. The 2014 3D Printed Slot Car Championship, sponsored…

M.Lab21 to Move Shop Class into the 21st Century with 3D Printing and Scanning Tech

Two hundred high school industrial arts and vocational education programs will be getting an update in the coming years through a pilot initiative introducing the latest additive manufacturing technologies. The…

Security Program in the Works to Combat 3D Printing Piracy, and Gun Making

A Japanese 3D-printing firm has created a new security program that aims to block the production of unauthorized and pirated 3D-printed products. Dai Nippon Printing (DNP), which is among Japan’s…

Morphi is a 3D Design App for Touchscreens

3D modeling apps have a tendency to feel like extremely complex engineering tools. Well, it’s because, for the most part, they are! However, a New York startup, The Inventery, has…

Startup Modio Hopes to Bring 3D Designing to the Mobile Masses  

Modio’s new mobile application, also called Modio, allows users to create 3D models and print them. The app, which is only available on iPad at this time, was launched at…

Printr – New Platform Plans to Help 3D Printing go Mainstream

One of the most common excuses as to why consumer 3D printing has had such a slow adoption rate, is that it can be quite confusing to those of us…

BrainDistrict’s New Text-to-3D Software Makes Anyone a 3D Designer

As you are all well aware, the 3D printing space has been expanding rapidly over the last two years. Having said this, there are still some things holding the market…

PrintToPeer, Cloud 3D Printing Service Launches on IndieGogo & Announces Partnership with 3D Hubs

Just this morning we covered a new product called AstroPrint, which aims to allow people to wirelessly 3D print objects from their tablets, smartphones, PCs, and laptops. They run on…

Materialise Updates Their ‘Mimics Innovation Suite’, Determines Position of 3D Models Based on X-rays

Every year tens of millions of dollars are spent by patients and their insurance companies on expensive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The scans can be time consuming, as well…

AutoDesk 123D Design V1.4 Now Available

Just as important to the 3D printing community as the printers themselves, is the software people use to create their models with. Within just a couple of years we have…

Topolabs Aims to Improve The Way FDM 3D Printers Print And it’s Quite Amazing

If you are used to using a 3D Printer such as a MakerBot, Cubify, Solidoodle, RepRap, Lulzbot, or any other FDM (fused deposition modeling) printer, you can probably relate to…

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Dishes Out His Opinion on the 3D Printing Industry

Last week I was lucky enough to be able to attend the “Inside 3D Printing,” conference and expo in New York City, organized by Media Bistro.  On the final day…

Shade 3D, Modelling Software, Version 14.1.1, Now Available

When it comes to 3D printing, a good 3D modelling software is just as important as a high quality 3D printer. One of the more popular modeling softwares, Shade 3D,…

New DNA Technology May Soon Allow People to 3D Print Their Face from a Saliva Swap

Every year thousands of major crimes go unsolved. Imagine if police could gather DNA evidence at a crime scene, and within minutes to hours, turn that sample into a 3D…

Zecotek’s 3D Displays Will Allow Designers to View their Final Product in 3D Before Printing it

What is the main complaint that many 3D designers have when using 3D printers? Most likely, it would be the fact that it usually takes several prototypes before perfecting the…

Thingiverse 3D Printing App Finally Arrives For Android

3D printing seemed to be all the rage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show back in the beginning of the month.  In fact, some of the largest crowds gathered at…