Virtual Reality

3D Printing News Briefs: July 10, 2018

We’re starting things off with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to news from the medical and construction industries, and finishing up with a…

Virtual Reality Program Allows a Better Understanding of Chemistry

Chemistry is a subject that requires hands-on learning, not just books. In order to learn how molecules work, for years chemistry students have been manipulating physical models of those molecules,…

Sketchfab Store for 3D Models Officially Out of Beta Mode and Open for Business

Founded in 2012, Sketchfab is the world’s largest 3D model platform, and a very popular place for its over 1.5 million community members – mostly hobbyists and professionals – to easily discover, publish,…

Tradiebot Industries Using Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies to Train Automotive Workforce

From midair 3D designing and undertaking immersive experiences to learning more about things like coffee and our planet, from testing out 3D digital drones and how to modify nuclear pumps to getting a closer…

Lowering Product Design Timeline With New Meta Viewer Beta App for 3D CAD Visualization

Six years ago at Columbia University, augmented reality company Meta, now headquartered in Silicon Valley, got its start with the introduction of its first AR headset prototype. Following a successful Kickstarter…

Learn About Our Planet’s History with 3D Printed, Augmented Reality EARTH

The Earth has undergone innumerable changes over its long lifetime, with continents melding and breaking apart, species appearing and disappearing, climate changing and then changing again. Our planet’s history is…

South Korea Turning World’s Oldest Book of Movable Metal Print into 3D Data for Cultural Celebration

I remember the amazement I felt when, three years ago, I got to see the Latin translation of the Gutenberg Bible, known as the Vulgate, on display at the Library…

Sculpted in Virtual Reality and Brought to Life in 3D Print, Monster Heralds the Future of VFX

Practical effects, including props, figures, masks, makeup, and more, are a much-loved mainstay in a special effects (FX) industry increasingly going digital. No amount of CGI can replace the visceral…

Tourists Can Experience India’s Monuments All in One Place with 3D Technologies

India is full of beautiful historic monuments, but it would be tough to see them all – it’s a big country. How convenient would it be if you could put…

Facebook Introduces More Realistic Avatars for Virtual Reality Facebook Spaces

Creating an avatar of yourself can be fun, especially when you have plenty of options to work with in terms of hair color and style, face shape, clothing, etc. I…

Bose Introduces 3D Printed Prototype Augmented Reality Sunglasses

You’ve probably heard of Google Glass, a brand of optical smart glass that displays information in a smartphone-like, hands-free format. This product, as is the case with many other smart…

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3D Printing and Other Advanced Technologies on Display at Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018

From April 30th through May 2nd, SME and AMT – the Association for Manufacturing Technology – will be presenting what is shaping up to be the leading smart manufacturing event…

Drag and Drop a Motorcycle: Meta Details Immersive AR Integration with SOLIDWORKS

Augmenting the design process, augmented reality (AR) offers another dimension to 3D design. Last month at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, we saw myriad announcements made in advancing design capabilities through partnerships…

Facebook Now Supports Standard glTF 2.0 File Format for 3D Posts

I must have missed the fact that this is Online Platform 3D Announcement Week – on the same day that media file repository Wikimedia Commons announced that it is allowing…

RoMA: Robotic 3D Printing and Augmented Reality Combine in Interactive Fabrication Platform

We often see robotics and 3D printing combined, as well as 3D printing and augmented reality (AR). But Cornell University researcher Huaishu Peng, whose 3D printing work has made headlines multiple times, has…

Researchers Use 3D Virtual Reality Houses to Explore Memory

Have you ever thought about a really good memory – the day you graduated school, or maybe when you won a prize – or a very sad memory, like the…

Will Google’s Downloadable 3D Objects Help or Hinder 3D Printing?

Google just released an experimental version of Article, a 3D viewer for AR. The viewer lets you on your desktop or in the browser: look at, manipulate or view 3D…

Hackrod Turns to Equity Crowdfunding for VR-Designed, AI-Engineered Custom 3D Printed Cars

Traditional and inefficient manufacturing processes in the automotive industry are giving way to digital design techniques and advanced manufacturing methods like 3D printing. In an ongoing partnership with Autodesk, Los…

Shipyard 4.0 Concept Features 3D Printing, Digital Twins, Advanced Technologies for Shipbuilding in Spain and Australia

One of the many industries that is increasingly using 3D printing technology is shipbuilding: we’ve seen everything from a 3D printed class-approved propeller to a heightening focus on high-tech and IP…

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Industry Expert Keynotes and Live Demonstrations to Highlight Upcoming Smart Manufacturing Experience

As we all know, additive manufacturing technology is continuing to evolve and grow at a fast pace. According to forecasts by industry experts, it will reach $50 billion between the…

HP Unveils CES Innovation Award Winner HP Z 3D Camera

CES 2018 may not start until tomorrow, but the new product announcements are emerging at a rapid rate already. Those products include plenty of 3D printers, 3D printing materials, 3D…

Canadian Nuclear Station Using 3D Printing and Virtual Reality to Save Money and Promote Innovation

While many may not think about nuclear power as one of the many industries making use of 3D printing, the technology’s ability to save time and money, and offer design freedom,…

Augmented Reality: Magic Leap Shakes Up Tech World with Magic Leap One Creator Edition

Numerous companies producing the technology of the future are still working on fine-tuning both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) products — and often with more focus on designing…

Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to…