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3D Printing News Briefs: April 3, 2019

To kick off this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got a fun project to share with you, before moving on to events, business, education, and software….

Researchers Turn to 3D Printing to Turn Mathematical Theory into Strong, Lightweight Materials

We’ve seen math and 3D printing technology combined before, whether it’s designing and 3D printing a math-inspired dress or high-tech sculpture, helping young students understand fundamental and complex mathematics, creating three-dimensional…

HP and Seiko Epson’s DNA and the Evolution of 2D Printing to 3D Printing

Like individuals, large corporations reflect the positive and negative characteristics of their ancestors. Seiko Epson, the huge Japanese 2D printing company like HP before them has announced they are making a business transformation…

An Inexpensive Microchip and 3D Printing Take Ultrasound Machines from 2D to 3D

You may have seen a 3D ultrasound before, if you or someone you know are going to have a baby. They’re impressive, but not yet extremely common, because they’re expensive….

Konica Minolta Strikes Deal to Sell ZVerse LAYR 2D-to-3D Content Creation Platform

South Carolina-based 3D printing app and software developer ZVerse has announced a new non-exclusive software reseller agreement with Japanese technology giant Konica Minolta. The deal will see the US division…

Did You Know You Can Turn a 2D Photo into a Printable 3D Model?

Do you have a favorite photo of a beloved pet or a special person that you’d like to see as a printable 3D model? This is certainly possible, as we’ve seen…

Imagine Your 3D Printed Face on Your Favorite Lego Superhero Minifigure

We have heard much about the 3D printed selfie craze, whereby you can get a full body scan of yourself or your family and have it 3D printed into a…

Selva3d Beta is Live — Create 3D Objects from 2D Objects in Just a Few Clicks

When Sur3D first released their beta for their 2D to 3D converter Selva3D it was already a pretty great web application. After a few months of Selva3D being used and…

Waldo3D: Find Matching 3D Print Models from 2D Images

One of the most interesting and promising aspects of the 3D printing industry is the 3D scanning process. Taking full 3D scans of existing objects allows printers create an exact…

Doolydoo Turns your Kids’ Drawings into 3D Printed Collectable Statues

The parents of a young child, almost without exception, will have a refrigerator covered with drawings, doodles, and artwork. The family refrigerator art gallery is something that crosses borders and…

Printder — Amazing New System Promises to Turn Your 2D Printer into a 3D Printer

Those who play video games are familiar with the concept of backward compatibility, hardware or software systems that can successfully use interfaces and data from earlier versions of the system…

Be Your Own 3D Printer — Make 3D Models with Glue and Layered Paper Cutouts via Instructables

Sometimes 3D models seems to be produced by some parts magic, some parts technology, with a big dollop of arts and crafts at the finish line. Designers involved in the process often tend…

Sur3D Launches Free Selva3D 2D-to-3D Web Application

It’s quite amazing how rapidly the 3D scanning space is developing. There are so many offerings within the market to allow pretty much anyone with a budget of over $200…

df3d Launches eXtrud3it 2D-to-3D Tool — Turn 2D Images into 3D Printable Files

Df3d is a 3D printing and design platform which aims to encompass the entire scope of the 3D printing community. The company has slowly been rolling out a number of…

ZVerse’s New Layr App Converts Your 2D Content into 3D Printable Products

“Making the world’s content 3D printable,” ZVerse‘s mission statement, seems to be ever more attainable. The company has just announced their latest initiative to bring immediate access to 3D printing…

eXtrudy, Free 2D-to-3D App Released For Android Tablets

It’s really amazing how quickly the tools behind 3D design and image capturing are progressing. One of the impediments to widespread adoption of 3D printing, is the lack of easy…

3D Printing with 3Doodler, is Combined with 2D Art to Create New Lifelike Works

Trompe l’oeil has always held a fascination for the public and artists alike. Even at the heights of abstraction and expressionism, artists still found themselves amazed when a drawing or…

Incredible New Software Allows Full 3D Manipulation of 2D Photos – Could Lead to Creative 3D Printing

There are three major market segments within the 3D printing space which combine to influence the entire market. The three segments are the hardware (the printers themselves), software (design, manipulation and slicing),…