3D Software

Autodesk and HoneyPoint3D Team to Offer 3D Modeling and Printing Classes

Ever since announcing the Spark 3D printing platform, we have all known that Autodesk has major 3D printing ambitions. Being that they are the leaders within the world of CAD…

BEEVERYCREATIVE Launches BEESOFT 3.9.0, Enables Standalone Printing For BEETHEFIRST 3D Printer

BEEVERYCREATIVE is a company that prides itself on its sleek, easy to use, 3D printer called BEETHEFIRST, as well as an entire ecosystem around that device. It’s probably one of…

Type A Machines Teams With Autodesk to Introduces Direct 3D Printing via Meshmixer

Although Autodesk has yet to begin selling their own SLA based 3D printers, which they unveiled earlier this year, that doesn’t mean that they are not already seriously competing for…

3D Printed Full-Featured SLR Camera Hits Crowdfunding Site KissKissBankBank

Amateur and professional photographers rejoice! If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your camera to  a camera that was more multi-featured, Leo Marius has come up with a solution for you—…

JustMake: A Platform for the Public to 3D Print, Seeks Funding on Indiegogo

As 3D printing has become part of the greater public awareness, there is a great deal of interest in the production of customized objects. However, creating an object from scratch…

Students Use Autodesk’s New Fusion 360 to 3D Print Assistive Device For Disabled Man

As 3D technology becomes a more common part of the classroom, students are making significant contributions to the world around them at younger and younger ages. We’ve seen a university…

MakerBot Files Patent to Print Objects Larger Than Build Volume on 3D Printers

In a recent interview with MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis, he told me that his company is an “innovation company”. They innovate to bring cutting edge technology to the at-home 3D…

3D Printed Tactile Books For Blind Children, Created By University of Colorado Assistant Professor

There are many important learning tools for a child’s development, as they make their way through the world. For me at least, one of the more memorable tools for learning,…

MakerBot Developer Program Announced For Creation of Makerbot-Ready Apps

In the extremely competitive market of consumer based 3D printers, it takes a lot to set one company apart from the rest. Just like in every other industry, you either…

3DPrinterOS, One Secure 3D Printer Operating System to Rule Them All

One of the biggest turnoffs, or should I say fears, of 3D printing, is that they can often be overwhelmingly complicated to set up and run. Although there are many…

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,…