3D CAD software

CIA’s In-Q-Tel Invests in 3D Printing Software Startup nTopology

3D printing software startup nTopology has announced that it has received an investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Though the amount invested in the…

Interview with Aaron Breuer, the CEO of SelfCAD

With perhaps only ten to twenty million people being proficient in CAD we can maintain that everyone could or should 3D print but the reality is that this isn’t in…

What Makes for a Great 3D Printing Webinar?

Tools and insights to help people choose the right 3D printer, materials, or become more knowledgable about how disruptive technologies can benefit the industry, are very important.  This is one…

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Learn Design Software with Pros in Our Online Crash Course

3DPrint.com is offering an online one-week crash course on Design Essentials for 3D Printing starting October 23 — and you’re not going to want to miss it. Over the course…

NYU Team Gets NSF Grant to Turn CAD Files into Audio Files

Computer-aided design (CAD) files have become one of the most valuable assets of engineers and experts in a great variety of fields, universities, and institutions all over the world. This…

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How to Self-Learn 3D Modeling

Developing 3D modeling skills becomes a must for anyone who no longer wants to be limited to basic designs and models that can be downloaded or bought on the Internet….

What is Metrology Part 2: CMM

This is an article that outlines CMM technology and how it is the basis of metrology. You will learn about some of the interesting physics involved within this field as well.

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…

Onshape Speeds Up Design Processes with New Premium Edition of 3D CAD Software Platform

Modern CAD platform Onshape, formed by several former SOLIDWORKS employees, is based entirely in the cloud, making it accessible by computer, tablet, or phone. An i.materialise plugin in 2016 made the platform even more…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 20, 2018

We’re getting right down to business today in 3D Printing News Briefs – Identify3D and atum3D are both announcing new collaborations and partnerships, and Made In Space has received an…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 20, 2018

For today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, which falls on the first day of spring (though it doesn’t feel like it here), we’ve got lots of software and material…

What About 3D CAD?

The first rule for printing in 3D is the presence of a 3D file. The next article will lead you through basic computer-aided design (CAD) terms, will review the market…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2017

We’re starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some business stories, then moving on to some new products. Luxexcel has received an equity investment from a venture capital fund,…

Formlabs Explains How to Use 3D Printed Pewter Casting Molds to Make Full Metal Miniatures

Let’s say you have a cool digital sculpture that you’d like to print into a figurine…no problem, that’s not difficult. But here’s where it can get tricky – what if…

ETH Zurich Researchers Use 3D Printing Technology to Create First Silicone Artificial Heart for Testing Purposes

We’ve seen plenty of 3D printed heart models used as helpful surgical planning tools, and 3D printing technology has helped with heart conditions in many other ways, like 3D printed…

3D Meets 2D at HP as Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing System Is Used to Manufacture New Parts for HP’s 2D Inkjet Printers

HP has been making major waves through its entrance into the 3D printing market, between laying off thousands of employees in 2015, unveiling its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing system last year, and closing a…

Why 3DPrint.com is Looking Forward to SOLIDWORKS World 2017

Industry conferences are typically rife with big announcements on new machines, software, and business partnerships. It makes sense: there are usually hundreds, if not thousands, of people at these types of…

Workshops for Warriors Announces Johnston Companies Partnership and $100,000 Pledge

The majority of civilians will never know the horrors our fighting men and women face on the battlefield, far away from their loved ones. Once they finally get to come…

Formlabs Engineer Models, 3D Prints 1:25 Scale Model of New Apartment

My husband and I moved into our first house about eight years ago, on an abnormally rainy July weekend. Since everything got wet bringing it into the house, all of…

New Version of QuantAM Build Preparation Software for Renishaw, Thanks to Collaboration with Spatial Corp

The result of a collaboration between 3D software development tool kits provider Spatial Corp (a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, which was showcased in July) and UK-based engineering and scientific technology…

Software Updates from formnext 2016: 3YOURMIND, MachineWorks, Materialise, Sigma Labs

As we continue to look back to Frankfurt and the incredible amount of news relayed from formnext, it’s easy to see in the rearview mirror that the conference certainly lived up…

A Four-Step Guide for a Successful 3D Project

My first 3D printed project was a little bit disappointing. My new innovation looked rough and weak and the 3D model was not functioning well. Obviously, in 2006 we had fewer options for a…

Groove Out! Emboss Your Own Business Cards via 3D Printed Pocket Press

While the human spirit is generally quite self-possessed, we’re often reminded that the US and its citizens are supposed to be extra special in that way, as we fought so…

Xometry Enhances One-Stop Manufacturing Platform With SOLIDWORKS Integration

As the overall demand for streamlined 3D printed parts rises, one-stop manufacturing solutions become more and more important to designers and engineers looking to innovate as quickly and efficiently as…