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Doodle3D Transform: The App That Makes 3D Design as Easy as Drawing

Doodle3D Transform: The App That Makes 3D Design as Easy as Drawing

Many people are still a bit intimidated by 3D design, and there are so many model marketplaces online that, in theory, you could still 3D print every day without running out of designs. Still, there’s nothing like designing and printing your own models, even for the casual user, and we’ve seen an increasing number of […]

Many people are still a bit intimidated by 3D design, and there are so many model marketplaces online that, in theory, you could still 3D print every day without running out of designs. Still, there’s nothing like designing and printing your own models, even for...
The Inventery Releases New Version of Morphi 3D Design App, Makes Big Plans for Education

The Inventery Releases New Version of Morphi 3D Design App, Makes Big Plans for Education

In 2014, iPad users’ dreams came true with the introduction of Morphi, a simple, user-friendly 3D design and printing app made for touchscreens. Less than a year later came Morphi 2.0, and now creators The Inventery are back with what they’re calling Morphi’s best version ever. The app already had a lot of appeal, with its […]

In 2014, iPad users’ dreams came true with the introduction of Morphi, a simple, user-friendly 3D design and printing app made for touchscreens. Less than a year later came Morphi 2.0, and now creators The Inventery are back with what they’re calling...
New i.materialise Plugin Gives Onshape Users Direct Access to 3D Printing Platform

New i.materialise Plugin Gives Onshape Users Direct Access to 3D Printing Platform

Cloud design services are becoming highly desirable to many consumers, particularly companies and design teams. One of the most popular right now is Onshape, a young company formed by several former SOLIDWORKS employees. It’s a CAD platform based entirely in the cloud and accessible by computer, tablet or phone, meaning that it makes it much easier […]

Cloud design services are becoming highly desirable to many consumers, particularly companies and design teams. One of the most popular right now is Onshape, a young company formed by several former SOLIDWORKS employees. It’s a CAD platform based entirely in the...
3D Modeling App from Febtop Tech Allows You to Design in Augmented Reality

3D Modeling App from Febtop Tech Allows You to Design in Augmented Reality

For the last week, nearly everyone I know has been playing Pokémon GO, and I can’t stop laughing about the stories I’ve heard of grown men walking into lakes or crashing into people and objects while in hot pursuit of Squirtles. I haven’t downloaded it yet, though I’ve been tempted – based on my tendency toward […]

For the last week, nearly everyone I know has been playing Pokémon GO, and I can’t stop laughing about the stories I’ve heard of grown men walking into lakes or crashing into people and objects while in hot pursuit of Squirtles. I haven’t downloaded...
Shapeways and Gravity Sketch Partner to Launch “Spin It to Win It!” Contest

Shapeways and Gravity Sketch Partner to Launch “Spin It to Win It!” Contest

One of the most glaring obstacles standing in the way of 3D printing technology’s expansion throughout the world is the lack of capable 3D designers. With most 3D modeling being done by engineers on professional-grade CAD systems, the maker community has been severely lacking accessible and convenient design software. But, the London-based startup Gravity Sketch […]

One of the most glaring obstacles standing in the way of 3D printing technology’s expansion throughout the world is the lack of capable 3D designers. With most 3D modeling being done by engineers on professional-grade CAD systems, the maker community has been severely...
Dremel Releases App to Go with Idea Builder 3D40 3D Printer, Compatible with iOS and Android

Dremel Releases App to Go with Idea Builder 3D40 3D Printer, Compatible with iOS and Android

It’s not a surprise when many major, long-established companies get into 3D printing. For software companies or 2D printer manufacturers, a 3D printer is a natural progression. A company known for its rotary power tools isn’t one that you’d immediately think of as an obvious entrant into the space, but Dremel was actually one of […]

It’s not a surprise when many major, long-established companies get into 3D printing. For software companies or 2D printer manufacturers, a 3D printer is a natural progression. A company known for its rotary power tools isn’t one that you’d...
Meet the Anvil 3D Printer: Simple, Affordable, and Easy for Both Kids and Adults

Meet the Anvil 3D Printer: Simple, Affordable, and Easy for Both Kids and Adults

A lot of people are interested in 3D printing, but are intimidated by the modeling process, which is understandable – it’s a tricky skill to learn, especially if you don’t have a lot of design experience. Many 3D printer and software manufacturers are beginning to recognize this, though, and are creating software programs that are […]

A lot of people are interested in 3D printing, but are intimidated by the modeling process, which is understandable – it’s a tricky skill to learn, especially if you don’t have a lot of design experience. Many 3D printer and software manufacturers...
Kwambio's New iOS App is Unique, Easy to Use -- and Free!

Kwambio's New iOS App is Unique, Easy to Use -- and Free!

As 3D printing platforms go, Kwambio is one of the more interesting ones. Officially launched last summer, the platform immediately set itself apart from the sea of other platforms in several ways. Files are guaranteed to print, fully customizable, and stream directly to customers’ 3D printers, eliminating the risk of intellectual property theft. In January, […]

As 3D printing platforms go, Kwambio is one of the more interesting ones. Officially launched last summer, the platform immediately set itself apart from the sea of other platforms in several ways. Files are guaranteed to print, fully customizable, and stream directly...
Skip that Learning Curve: Make Learning Easier & 3D Designing Fulfilling with Leopoly App, Now in Your AstroPrint Dashboard

Skip that Learning Curve: Make Learning Easier & 3D Designing Fulfilling with Leopoly App, Now in Your AstroPrint Dashboard

Often when you start a new project, whether for hobby or work use, there are a multitude of details to consider from the design aspect to actually getting to the stage of 3D printing. Your worry is most likely in seeing a functional 3D model come out of the printer after what might be days […]

Often when you start a new project, whether for hobby or work use, there are a multitude of details to consider from the design aspect to actually getting to the stage of 3D printing. Your worry is most likely in seeing a functional 3D model come out of the printer...
How 3D Printing Becomes Normal and Ordinary

How 3D Printing Becomes Normal and Ordinary

I thought I’d start this article with a quote from one of my absolute favorite science fiction writers ever (Kurt Vonnegut is a very close second!) “I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is […]

I thought I’d start this article with a quote from one of my absolute favorite science fiction writers ever (Kurt Vonnegut is a very close second!) “I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: Anything that is in the world when...
Elements Lab to Debut App to Custom Design Your Own 3D Printed Jewelry

Elements Lab to Debut App to Custom Design Your Own 3D Printed Jewelry

I love jewelry. It’s just a fact of my life (sometimes much to my poor husband’s chagrin). Wearing a ring or pendant with great meaning can make me feel closer to family members, while statement pieces can add the right panache to an outfit to make me feel particularly fancy. Most of my favorite pieces […]

I love jewelry. It’s just a fact of my life (sometimes much to my poor husband’s chagrin). Wearing a ring or pendant with great meaning can make me feel closer to family members, while statement pieces can add the right panache to an outfit to make me feel...
New 3D Slash Features Make 3D Modeling Even Easier

New 3D Slash Features Make 3D Modeling Even Easier

When the 3D printing hype train started a few years back we were promised that in a few years everyone would have a printer in their home and effortlessly replace things like broken knobs on appliances or 3D print any household item that we could ever want. However, in reality 3D printable models don’t just […]

When the 3D printing hype train started a few years back we were promised that in a few years everyone would have a printer in their home and effortlessly replace things like broken knobs on appliances or 3D print any household item that we could ever want. However,...
Mattel and Autodesk Team Up to Bring World of Toy Customization Apps & 3D Printing to Kids 

Mattel and Autodesk Team Up to Bring World of Toy Customization Apps & 3D Printing to Kids 

3D printing and toys go together hand in hand, and we’ve reported on countless toy makers and innovators able to break into the business due to the affordability and independence allowed with 3D printing technology—when otherwise it would have been an impossibility due to manufacturing dynamics and economics. With the ease of digital design which […]

3D printing and toys go together hand in hand, and we’ve reported on countless toy makers and innovators able to break into the business due to the affordability and independence allowed with 3D printing technology—when otherwise it would have been an impossibility...
Thailand's Treebuild Introduces Beta Version of LUBAS, Minecraft-Inspired 3D Design App

Thailand's Treebuild Introduces Beta Version of LUBAS, Minecraft-Inspired 3D Design App

I’m not a gamer myself, but many of my friends are. One of the video games I never tire of watching people play (which is saying something) is Minecraft. I’ve tried playing, but I’m not nearly patient enough for the brick-by-brick building fun — watching those who are, and looking at the impressive worlds they […]

I’m not a gamer myself, but many of my friends are. One of the video games I never tire of watching people play (which is saying something) is Minecraft. I’ve tried playing, but I’m not nearly patient enough for the brick-by-brick building fun...
Tribility Core -- A 3D Print Server & Group of Apps to Simplify 3D Printing

Tribility Core -- A 3D Print Server & Group of Apps to Simplify 3D Printing

Developers are putting in a good share of effort lately to simplify the process of 3D printing — and a Swedish company, Tribility AB, has launched a piece of hardware which controls what they call Smart 3D Printing. They call it “the future of 3D Printing where your 3D printer is connected to the Internet, […]

Developers are putting in a good share of effort lately to simplify the process of 3D printing — and a Swedish company, Tribility AB, has launched a piece of hardware which controls what they call Smart 3D Printing. They call it “the future of 3D Printing where...
Nervous System's Radiolaria Generative App -- Build Bio-Inspired 3D Printable Items

Nervous System's Radiolaria Generative App -- Build Bio-Inspired 3D Printable Items

Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg founded their digital design studio, Nervous System, back in 2007, and their Radiolaria is a co-creation app built alongside their 3D printed designs from their Cell Cycle and Kinematics apps. Nervous System recently made a splash with their 3D printed Kinematics Dress, and the overall process includes a number of different fashion items such as […]

Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg founded their digital design studio, Nervous System, back in 2007, and their Radiolaria is a co-creation app built alongside their 3D printed designs from their Cell Cycle and Kinematics apps. Nervous System recently made...
df3d Launches eXtrud3it 2D-to-3D Tool -- Turn 2D Images into 3D Printable Files

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 useful and unique features which provide the 3D design and printing community with something to cheer about. Whether it’s their 3D printable model marketplace, or […]

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 useful and unique features which provide the 3D design and printing community with something to cheer...
Abstract Painting Meets 3D Design and Printing To Recreate Kandinsky Masterpiece "Composition VIII"

Abstract Painting Meets 3D Design and Printing To Recreate Kandinsky Masterpiece "Composition VIII"

At the age of 30, Moscow native Wassily Kandinsky had a comfortable career teaching law and economics, and he gave it all up to enroll in art school in Munich. But things didn’t go exactly to plan. Kandinsky failed on his first attempt to gain admission to school, so he began his study of art […]

At the age of 30, Moscow native Wassily Kandinsky had a comfortable career teaching law and economics, and he gave it all up to enroll in art school in Munich. But things didn’t go exactly to plan. Kandinsky failed on his first attempt to gain admission to...
Cubify's Valentine's Day Gift Guide Helps You Find the Perfect 3D Printed Token of Love

Cubify's Valentine's Day Gift Guide Helps You Find the Perfect 3D Printed Token of Love

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying it: Valentine’s Day is coming up. With just a few more weeks to go before the annual love-fest sends Cupid on his dizzying whirlwind flight of feelings, you might be at a little bit of a loss as to what you might want to give as a token […]

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying it: Valentine’s Day is coming up. With just a few more weeks to go before the annual love-fest sends Cupid on his dizzying whirlwind flight of feelings, you might be at a little bit of a loss as to what you might want...
Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ Launches: Free App Offers More Design Options, In-App 3D Printing

Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ Launches: Free App Offers More Design Options, In-App 3D Printing

Many of those in the 3D printing community are the creative type — “maker” and “designer” are often synonymous with “dreamer.” Before an idea can be brought to life, it has to be sparked in an imagination. Fortunately, it’s getting easier than ever to fan those sparks into a flame. Autodesk 123D has just introduced another free […]

Many of those in the 3D printing community are the creative type — “maker” and “designer” are often synonymous with “dreamer.” Before an idea can be brought to life, it has to be sparked in an imagination. Fortunately,...
Italian Firm Sharebot Seeks Crowdfunding for Sharebox3D Workflow App

Italian Firm Sharebot Seeks Crowdfunding for Sharebox3D Workflow App

Sharebot Srl, headquartered just outside of Milan, Italy, launched in 2011 and offers a line of 3D printers which include the Sharebot NG, the Sharebot Kiwi, and the large build-volume Sharebot XXL. And starting on Monday January 12th, the company will be launching a marketing campaign (starting with Facebook) to introduce an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. […]

Sharebot Srl, headquartered just outside of Milan, Italy, launched in 2011 and offers a line of 3D printers which include the Sharebot NG, the Sharebot Kiwi, and the large build-volume Sharebot XXL. And starting on Monday January 12th, the company will be launching a...
New Pensoul Graphics App by FXGear to Include Options for 3D Design and 3D Printing

New Pensoul Graphics App by FXGear to Include Options for 3D Design and 3D Printing

It’s a smart company these days that has the vision to add in 3D printing as an option for mobile digital design tools. As the technology becomes more affordable with a multitude of options, and as innovation and inspiration flourish through an open-source community of makers, designers are having too much fun and watching too […]

It’s a smart company these days that has the vision to add in 3D printing as an option for mobile digital design tools. As the technology becomes more affordable with a multitude of options, and as innovation and inspiration flourish through an open-source community...
PYOD Launches Kickstarter: Customize your own 3D printed sex toy

PYOD Launches Kickstarter: Customize your own 3D printed sex toy

“Nobody knows you like you do,” they say. “They,” in this case, are PYOD, a new company that is so dedicated to personalizing an already quite personal experience that they’ve named themselves for it. Print Your Own Dildo is here to do exactly that: let you design and 3D print your very own personal sex toy. […]

“Nobody knows you like you do,” they say. “They,” in this case, are PYOD, a new company that is so dedicated to personalizing an already quite personal experience that they’ve named themselves for it. Print Your Own Dildo is here to do...
Maker's Empire 3D Printing and Design Program Trial to Take Place in 20-30 New York Schools

Maker's Empire 3D Printing and Design Program Trial to Take Place in 20-30 New York Schools

3D printing is everywhere and, as with any new technology, some of the quickest learners are found in the youngest users. They can’t, however, do it on their own. Adelaide, Australia-based startup Maker’s Empire is geared toward kids, bringing the technology behind 3D printing and designing into schools and homes. Their program is created for […]

3D printing is everywhere and, as with any new technology, some of the quickest learners are found in the youngest users. They can’t, however, do it on their own. Adelaide, Australia-based startup Maker’s Empire is geared toward kids, bringing the...
Former AutoDesk Team Launches Beta Testing for Intuitive Design Software: UMake

Former AutoDesk Team Launches Beta Testing for Intuitive Design Software: UMake

It’s not always easy to communicate new concepts to others, and often it’s challenging just to translate them from brain to paper — or design software. While often our minds get into a rut just trying to think up new ideas, sometimes getting them out and into development is even more difficult. The tools developed […]

It’s not always easy to communicate new concepts to others, and often it’s challenging just to translate them from brain to paper — or design software. While often our minds get into a rut just trying to think up new ideas, sometimes getting them out and into...

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