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CGTrader Raises $2.3 Million to Scale 3D Model Marketplace

CGTrader Raises $2.3 Million to Scale 3D Model Marketplace

Lithuania-based 3D model marketplace CGTrader has been around since 2011, doubling its user population in 2014 and 2015, thanks to its popular contests and fun designs, along with the important partnerships it’s formed. Last year, CGTrader was named the largest 3D model marketplace in the world – it currently boasts more than 600,000 3D models for computer graphics, […]

Lithuania-based 3D model marketplace CGTrader has been around since 2011, doubling its user population in 2014 and 2015, thanks to its popular contests and fun designs, along with the important partnerships it’s formed. Last year, CGTrader was named the largest...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The University of Utah’s health system is increasing access to 3D printing for its physicians, while Medicrea acquires three patents and CELLINK is awarded project funding […]

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The University of Utah’s health system is increasing access to 3D printing for...
Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all of their gifts wrapped and stashed neatly away in the closet. Sadly, I am not one of those people, which means my Christmas shopping will […]

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all of their gifts wrapped and stashed neatly away in the closet....
Google's New Poly Platform is Home to Free 3D Objects to Build AR and VR Apps

Google's New Poly Platform is Home to Free 3D Objects to Build AR and VR Apps

Google is a veritable technology titan, coming out with 3D creations like the Smart Bathroom, Jump for VR, and Google Tilt Brush, and providing high-profile funding to big-name 3D printing companies including Carbon and Desktop Metal, along with a grant to volunteer organization e-NABLE. Tools and support from Google showcase a dedication to developing future technologies, many of which […]

Google is a veritable technology titan, coming out with 3D creations like the Smart Bathroom, Jump for VR, and Google Tilt Brush, and providing high-profile funding to big-name 3D printing companies including Carbon and Desktop Metal, along with a grant to volunteer...
Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in a close orbit, or binary star system, when there’s an explosion. So, they turned to 3D printing technology to get an up close and personal […]

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in a close orbit, or binary star system, when...
Ten 3D Printable Things: Very Hairy 3D Models

Ten 3D Printable Things: Very Hairy 3D Models

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing ten fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web.  This week I’ll be showcasing what I think is the most entertaining new trend in 3D model design, “hairy” 3D printable models! Late last year an enterprising 3D modeller […]

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing ten fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web.  This week I’ll be showcasing what I think is the most entertaining new trend in 3D model design,...
First Time 3D Printing User Creates Highly Detailed Models of SpaceX Rockets with Form 2 3D Printer

First Time 3D Printing User Creates Highly Detailed Models of SpaceX Rockets with Form 2 3D Printer

These days, it seems like nearly every part and component found on a rocket bound for space is 3D printed, from the thrust chamber assembly of an engine and rocket engine injectors to rocket fuel and thrusters. One of the most talked-about space technology companies these days is SpaceX, and though it is a major proponent for […]

These days, it seems like nearly every part and component found on a rocket bound for space is 3D printed, from the thrust chamber assembly of an engine and rocket engine injectors to rocket fuel and thrusters. One of the most talked-about space technology companies...
3Dkolla Has High Standards for 3D Printable Models, Put Together with an AR App

3Dkolla Has High Standards for 3D Printable Models, Put Together with an AR App

3Dkolla, a Greek endeavor with a love for advanced technology, has just launched its first Indiegogo campaign for its high-quality, 3D printable Kolla 3D models. The company offers a small range of well-designed models, capable of being printed with high complexity. The service maximizes 3D printing technology by offering updated modeling, decoration, and games that […]

3Dkolla, a Greek endeavor with a love for advanced technology, has just launched its first Indiegogo campaign for its high-quality, 3D printable Kolla 3D models. The company offers a small range of well-designed models, capable of being printed with high complexity....
NASA Researchers Use 3D Modeling Software to Run Asteroid Impact Scenarios, Give First Responders a Way to Identify and Defend Against Asteroid Strikes

NASA Researchers Use 3D Modeling Software to Run Asteroid Impact Scenarios, Give First Responders a Way to Identify and Defend Against Asteroid Strikes

If you were at all conscious in the year 1998, then you remember the major end-of-the-world asteroid movie that came out that year, Armageddon; not to be confused with the major end-of-the-world comet movie Deep Impact, which inexplicably came out the exact same year and introduced us all to the terrifying acronym E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event). Of […]

If you were at all conscious in the year 1998, then you remember the major end-of-the-world asteroid movie that came out that year, Armageddon; not to be confused with the major end-of-the-world comet movie Deep Impact, which inexplicably came out the exact same year...
British Designer Loubie Adds 3D Printed Sorceress to Her Portfolio

British Designer Loubie Adds 3D Printed Sorceress to Her Portfolio

The 3D Models of Loubie vary to offer everything from grinning pumpkins to knighted pigs to singing serpents, frog dolls and far more. The British 3D artist (also known as Louise Driggers), now hailing from Texas, owns several open source 3D printers and loves to share her designs. The Sorceress is her latest, and would […]

The 3D Models of Loubie vary to offer everything from grinning pumpkins to knighted pigs to singing serpents, frog dolls and far more. The British 3D artist (also known as Louise Driggers), now hailing from Texas, owns several open source 3D printers and loves to...
Body Labs Launches Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence Platform SOMA

Body Labs Launches Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence Platform SOMA

Manhattan-based Body Labs was founded in 2013, and in early 2015 introduced the beta version of BodyKit, a set of APIs for virtualizing and simulating the human body. Body Labs is the provider of advanced technology used to analyze body motion and shape – it collects, digitizes, and organizes all of the data and information related […]

Manhattan-based Body Labs was founded in 2013, and in early 2015 introduced the beta version of BodyKit, a set of APIs for virtualizing and simulating the human body. Body Labs is the provider of advanced technology used to analyze body motion and shape – it...
3D Ninja Launches IFind3D, a Massive Search Engine for 3D Printable Models

3D Ninja Launches IFind3D, a Massive Search Engine for 3D Printable Models

There are a lot of 3D printing marketplaces, platforms and model repositories online. A lot. That’s great if you’re looking for a particular model to 3D print; it’s pretty likely that you’ll find what you’re looking for eventually. It can take a lot of time and effort, however, combing through all of those sites: MyMiniFactory, […]

There are a lot of 3D printing marketplaces, platforms and model repositories online. A lot. That’s great if you’re looking for a particular model to 3D print; it’s pretty likely that you’ll find what you’re looking for eventually. It can...
Creative England Invests in Whispering Gibbon, Supporting the Launch of Its Patent-Pending 3D Software

Creative England Invests in Whispering Gibbon, Supporting the Launch of Its Patent-Pending 3D Software

British 3D content generation and software development startup Whispering Gibbon, which specializes in freezing and 3D printing video game action with its innovative RenderFab technology, has just received a six-figure investment from not-for-profit company Creative England; this follows on the heels of a six-figure investment round the startup closed in January 2016, led by Northstar […]

British 3D content generation and software development startup Whispering Gibbon, which specializes in freezing and 3D printing video game action with its innovative RenderFab technology, has just received a six-figure investment from not-for-profit company Creative...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Chelsey Kearney, 3D Model Finisher, Chaos Core Tech

3D Printing Spotlight On: Chelsey Kearney, 3D Model Finisher, Chaos Core Tech

Chelsey Kearney’s husband Garrett, a Pinshape Ambassador who recently judged the Cosplay Design Contest, runs the fun, and informative, 3D design, modeling, and 3D printing Chaos Core Tech YouTube channel, which has over 7,000 subscribers. Every week, Garrett creates a new model, usually of a TV show, movie, or video game character, and 3D prints it. […]

Chelsey Kearney’s husband Garrett, a Pinshape Ambassador who recently judged the Cosplay Design Contest, runs the fun, and informative, 3D design, modeling, and 3D printing Chaos Core Tech YouTube channel, which has over 7,000 subscribers. Every week, Garrett...
Gambody's New Website Feature: Download Free Samples of STL Files to Test a Model's Printability Before Purchase

Gambody's New Website Feature: Download Free Samples of STL Files to Test a Model's Printability Before Purchase

We always enjoy writing about popular 3D printing marketplace Gambody, which specializes in buying and selling models from popular video and computer games, as well as the occasional Star Wars and sexy Harley Quinn model from time to time. This summer, the customizable, ever-expanding Gambody platform launched an online workshop on its own YouTube channel to […]

We always enjoy writing about popular 3D printing marketplace Gambody, which specializes in buying and selling models from popular video and computer games, as well as the occasional Star Wars and sexy Harley Quinn model from time to time. This summer, the...
Why Are Trending 3D Printable Models So Popular?

Why Are Trending 3D Printable Models So Popular?

When you first google and research 3D printing you are introduced into a world of innovation and engineering. A place where people are pushing the limits of the technology to change the world. But as an average Joe you might be looking at it to make fun toys, little fixes around the house or to […]

When you first google and research 3D printing you are introduced into a world of innovation and engineering. A place where people are pushing the limits of the technology to change the world. But as an average Joe you might be looking at it to make fun toys, little...
British Museum Finally Reveals 3D Printed Face of the 9,500-Year-Old Man Behind the Ancient Jericho Skull

British Museum Finally Reveals 3D Printed Face of the 9,500-Year-Old Man Behind the Ancient Jericho Skull

One of the really cool applications of 3D printing is when it’s used in such a way as to shine a light into the dusty corners of history. It can be used to give a face to a mummy, determine how Australopithecus afarensis Lucy really died, and for projects inspired by the Terracotta Army. Recently, facial reconstruction […]

One of the really cool applications of 3D printing is when it’s used in such a way as to shine a light into the dusty corners of history. It can be used to give a face to a mummy, determine how Australopithecus afarensis Lucy really died, and for projects...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Kitchen Things

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Kitchen Things

There are a million and one uses for a 3D printer in the home. From decorations to utensils to toys, a 3D printer in the home can help you make all kinds of unique items that you just can’t get anywhere else. Your kitchen is no exception; in fact, there are tons of amazing kitchen […]

There are a million and one uses for a 3D printer in the home. From decorations to utensils to toys, a 3D printer in the home can help you make all kinds of unique items that you just can’t get anywhere else. Your kitchen is no exception; in fact, there are tons of...
The Arc/k Project: Creating 3D Models to Preserve Threatened Landmarks for Future Generations - and for Hollywood

The Arc/k Project: Creating 3D Models to Preserve Threatened Landmarks for Future Generations - and for Hollywood

In March, Syrian troops retook Palmyra Castle from ISIS, who had taken over the city in May of 2015. The castle, also known as Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma’ani Castle, dates back to the 13th century and sits atop a hill overlooking the city of Palmyra. It still stands, thankfully, after the removal of the terrorist encampment, although many […]

In March, Syrian troops retook Palmyra Castle from ISIS, who had taken over the city in May of 2015. The castle, also known as Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma’ani Castle, dates back to the 13th century and sits atop a hill overlooking the city of Palmyra. It still stands,...
Downloads from LayerTrove: Make 3D Printing Disappointment a Thing of the Past—From the Space Shuttle to the Hulk

Downloads from LayerTrove: Make 3D Printing Disappointment a Thing of the Past—From the Space Shuttle to the Hulk

The world of design is vibrant and vast, and ever growing in this futuristic 3D age. It is, however, undeniably overshadowed in many cases by the intrinsic and powerful magic of 3D printing. As with many processes, the end product receives all the credit, and understandably so, as that is what we see before us. […]

The world of design is vibrant and vast, and ever growing in this futuristic 3D age. It is, however, undeniably overshadowed in many cases by the intrinsic and powerful magic of 3D printing. As with many processes, the end product receives all the credit, and...
Gambody Launches Online Workshop for Painting 3D Printed Models

Gambody Launches Online Workshop for Painting 3D Printed Models

Thanks to 3D printing marketplaces like Gambody and—to some extent— MyMiniFactory, gamers from all around the world have been able to 3D print replica models of their favorite video game characters and weapons. Gambody has effectively linked these gamers with 3D printing technology, providing high-quality STL files for characters and props from a plethora of […]

Thanks to 3D printing marketplaces like Gambody and—to some extent— MyMiniFactory, gamers from all around the world have been able to 3D print replica models of their favorite video game characters and weapons. Gambody has effectively linked these gamers with 3D...
Congrats in Order: CGTrader is Now the Largest 3D Model Marketplace in the World, with 500,000 Designs

Congrats in Order: CGTrader is Now the Largest 3D Model Marketplace in the World, with 500,000 Designs

It would seem the general consensus is that the world loves 3D printing. Whether you are a novice, a manufacturer, or perhaps someone who just received a 3D printed prosthetic or survived a complex surgery as the doctor used a 3D printed surgical guide, this technology is responsible for making changes in the lives of humans living […]

It would seem the general consensus is that the world loves 3D printing. Whether you are a novice, a manufacturer, or perhaps someone who just received a 3D printed prosthetic or survived a complex surgery as the doctor used a 3D printed surgical guide, this...
When You Hire a Designer from Shapeways, Who Exactly Gets the 3D Files When the Job is Complete?

When You Hire a Designer from Shapeways, Who Exactly Gets the 3D Files When the Job is Complete?

Who gets the file? That is, without a doubt, one of the most important questions that any 3D designer for hire, or anyone creating something digitally for someone else really, needs to ask themselves. The fact is that, unless they work for a design firm of some kind, most freelance designers taking advantage of the new […]

Who gets the file? That is, without a doubt, one of the most important questions that any 3D designer for hire, or anyone creating something digitally for someone else really, needs to ask themselves. The fact is that, unless they work for a design firm of some kind,...
Video Copilot Releases Free Pack of Star Wars 3D Models for 'May the 4th' Celebration

Video Copilot Releases Free Pack of Star Wars 3D Models for 'May the 4th' Celebration

Although May the Fourth has already zipped past us like a Millennium Falcon in hyperdrive, that doesn’t mean the force of the unofficial holiday for the classic sci-fi film franchise Star Wars isn’t still resonating with the die-hard fans around the world. For those who consider themselves an enthusiast of both the Star Wars galaxy and […]

Although May the Fourth has already zipped past us like a Millennium Falcon in hyperdrive, that doesn’t mean the force of the unofficial holiday for the classic sci-fi film franchise Star Wars isn’t still resonating with the die-hard fans around the world. For those...
Shapeways Overhauls Its Designer For Hire Program with a New Marketplace Style Platform

Shapeways Overhauls Its Designer For Hire Program with a New Marketplace Style Platform

While several software companies are working on creating easier to use CAD programs that will simplify and streamline the 3D design to 3D printing workflow, unfortunately the learning curve for most design software is still pretty steep. The fact is that learning to design, especially to design in 3D, simply isn‘t easy, and realistically software […]

While several software companies are working on creating easier to use CAD programs that will simplify and streamline the 3D design to 3D printing workflow, unfortunately the learning curve for most design software is still pretty steep. The fact is that learning to...
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