3d printing software

Sculpteo Launches Fabpilot, Its Cloud-Based 3D Printing Software Solution

Sculpteo Launches Fabpilot, Its Cloud-Based 3D Printing Software Solution

Last month, 3D printing specialist Sculpteo, based out of Paris and San Francisco, introduced its standalone software solution, Fabpilot, for the production of 3D printed parts. The company, which was the first online 3D printing service to launch its API, has spent eight years of in-house development creating the fully cloud-based software, and announced today that […]

Last month, 3D printing specialist Sculpteo, based out of Paris and San Francisco, introduced its standalone software solution, Fabpilot, for the production of 3D printed parts. The company, which was the first online 3D printing service to launch its API, has spent...
Polar 3D Acquires Interest in Makers Empire to Continue Bringing 3D Printing Technology Education to Schools

Polar 3D Acquires Interest in Makers Empire to Continue Bringing 3D Printing Technology Education to Schools

As more applications for 3D printing continue to surface, it’s more important than ever to train the future workforce on how to use the technology – this is why so many companies are teaming up with schools to work on developing and introducing 3D printing lesson plans to students. Cincinnati-based technology company Polar 3D has […]

As more applications for 3D printing continue to surface, it’s more important than ever to train the future workforce on how to use the technology – this is why so many companies are teaming up with schools to work on developing and introducing 3D printing...
Sculpteo Introduces New Fabpilot 3D Software Solution and Updated Print Page

Sculpteo Introduces New Fabpilot 3D Software Solution and Updated Print Page

France-based Sculpteo, which was the first online 3D printing service to launch its API, has been focusing on its software offerings recently, partnering with ZBrush to make 3D printing more accessible with one-click printing. Now the company is introducing its standalone Fabpilot software solution, which allows users to focus more on manufacturing and less on maintaining […]

France-based Sculpteo, which was the first online 3D printing service to launch its API, has been focusing on its software offerings recently, partnering with ZBrush to make 3D printing more accessible with one-click printing. Now the company is introducing its...
What Do We Need for Production Scale 3D Printing? Amateur Hour is Over.

What Do We Need for Production Scale 3D Printing? Amateur Hour is Over.

Whereas most of the media focus around 3D printing was initially directed at desktop 3D printing, a lot of the opportunity is actually in industry. Industrial 3D printing can unlock value for manufacturers by making their supply chains more flexible. Part count reduction and weight reduction in parts can lower costs. By using 3D printing […]

Whereas most of the media focus around 3D printing was initially directed at desktop 3D printing, a lot of the opportunity is actually in industry. Industrial 3D printing can unlock value for manufacturers by making their supply chains more flexible. Part count...
Thermwood Adds New Features to LSAM Print3D Additive Manufacturing Software

Thermwood Adds New Features to LSAM Print3D Additive Manufacturing Software

While Thermwood, based in southern Indiana, continues to create 3D printed and additive manufacturing innovations for their own use, they also make progress for the rest of the industrial world. They have filled us in on their many innovations along the way from combining additive and subtractive manufacturing to their introduction of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing […]

While Thermwood, based in southern Indiana, continues to create 3D printed and additive manufacturing innovations for their own use, they also make progress for the rest of the industrial world. They have filled us in on their many innovations along the way from...
Verashape Announces Beta Testing for New Parasolid Communicator-Based SOFTSHAPER Software

Verashape Announces Beta Testing for New Parasolid Communicator-Based SOFTSHAPER Software

Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape, which introduced both its VSHAPER 3D printer and the VSHAPER GO last year, announced a little over a week ago that it would be offering 3D model preparation and import assistance by licensing Parasolid Communicator Software, which is the foundation of Siemens PLM Software’s NX and Solid Edge products. Following closely […]

Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape, which introduced both its VSHAPER 3D printer and the VSHAPER GO last year, announced a little over a week ago that it would be offering 3D model preparation and import assistance by licensing Parasolid Communicator Software,...
Verashape Licenses Siemens PLM's Parasolid Communicator Software

Verashape Licenses Siemens PLM's Parasolid Communicator Software

This past summer, Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape introduced its VSHAPER 3D printer, as part of an important project subsidized by the National Centre for Research and Development 2014-2020, with the ultimate goal of creating a versatile 3D printer with a global distribution network. Soon after, the next iteration of the printer, the desktop VSHAPER GO, […]

This past summer, Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape introduced its VSHAPER 3D printer, as part of an important project subsidized by the National Centre for Research and Development 2014-2020, with the ultimate goal of creating a versatile 3D printer with a...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — January 14, 2017

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — January 14, 2017

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got a wide range of news spanning from drone swarms to 3D printing WordPress plugins. First off, Italian company Robot Factory developed a support for the multifunction tool that helps cut the shapes made using their recently released 3D FORMING system. 3D printing […]

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got a wide range of news spanning from drone swarms to 3D printing WordPress plugins. First off, Italian company Robot Factory developed a support for the multifunction tool...
3D Printing and the Educational Market

3D Printing and the Educational Market

In 3D printing, there are four places to make a play. Whether you’re a startup, an existing company looking to enter the space, or an investor with a taste for megatrends, you’ve got to decide where you’ll expend your energy. While it is possible to be in all four, I don’t typically recommend it. Often […]

In 3D printing, there are four places to make a play. Whether you’re a startup, an existing company looking to enter the space, or an investor with a taste for megatrends, you’ve got to decide where you’ll expend your energy. While it is possible to be in all four, I...
i.materialise Partners with PTC to Streamline Printing Services from Creo 4.0 Design Software

i.materialise Partners with PTC to Streamline Printing Services from Creo 4.0 Design Software

When designers and makers are looking to have their creation produced on a professional-grade 3D printing system, there are a vast number of 3D printing service bureaus they can choose from. Looking for ways to separate themselves from the pack, the Belgium-based company i.materialise has been working to streamline the design-to-3D printing process for their customers. […]

When designers and makers are looking to have their creation produced on a professional-grade 3D printing system, there are a vast number of 3D printing service bureaus they can choose from. Looking for ways to separate themselves from the pack, the Belgium-based...
Materialise Unveils Upgrade and New Inspector Tool for Magics Software Suite

Materialise Unveils Upgrade and New Inspector Tool for Magics Software Suite

As important as 3D printing hardware is to the success or failure of your additive manufacturing endeavors, software plays an equally critical role in the manufacturing ecosystem. Usually, hardware and software are coupled together to help streamline and standardize end-to-end process control. Few 3D printing companies have developed an all-encompassing 3D printing software package quite […]

As important as 3D printing hardware is to the success or failure of your additive manufacturing endeavors, software plays an equally critical role in the manufacturing ecosystem. Usually, hardware and software are coupled together to help streamline and standardize...
Authentise Aims to Automate 3D Printing With 3Diax Manufacturing Execution System

Authentise Aims to Automate 3D Printing With 3Diax Manufacturing Execution System

When 3D printing technology is integrated into a company’s production process, there’s more to it than just hitting the print button and letting the machine do the rest. Though one of the biggest advantages to additive manufacturing is increased production speed, there are a number of automated systems meant to fully actualize the potential of […]

When 3D printing technology is integrated into a company’s production process, there’s more to it than just hitting the print button and letting the machine do the rest. Though one of the biggest advantages to additive manufacturing is increased production speed,...
Materialise Shows Increased Revenues in Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Materialise Shows Increased Revenues in Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Materialise, headquartered in Belgium, has just released their third quarter results for 2016, ending September 30, 2016. Still going strong for the year, they are continuing the strength that was seen picking up last quarter. For this quarter, the leader in 3D printing software and services showed an increase in total revenue of 11%, at […]

Materialise, headquartered in Belgium, has just released their third quarter results for 2016, ending September 30, 2016. Still going strong for the year, they are continuing the strength that was seen picking up last quarter. For this quarter, the leader in 3D...
Materialise Reveals Updated Laser Sintering Features for Magics21 Software Suite

Materialise Reveals Updated Laser Sintering Features for Magics21 Software Suite

As additive manufacturing technology becomes increasingly useful for a growing number of industries and applications, it’s critical that 3D printing solutions providers are able to offer versatile and wide-reaching services from every possible angle. Very few have done this as well as the Belgium-based company Materialise, which has placed itself on the forefront of innovation […]

As additive manufacturing technology becomes increasingly useful for a growing number of industries and applications, it’s critical that 3D printing solutions providers are able to offer versatile and wide-reaching services from every possible angle. Very few have...
Materialise to Invest Several Million in Expanding Wroclaw, Poland Facility

Materialise to Invest Several Million in Expanding Wroclaw, Poland Facility

The 3D printing industry today is one chock full of innovation amidst numerous and dynamic collaborations, partnerships, and expansions. Materialise could certainly be said to play a large role, from working with other countries such as Taiwan in customizing software to continually offering new features for users as well as partnering to create components like […]

The 3D printing industry today is one chock full of innovation amidst numerous and dynamic collaborations, partnerships, and expansions. Materialise could certainly be said to play a large role, from working with other countries such as Taiwan in customizing software...
Materialise Announces New Products for Magics 3D Print Suite at TCT Show  

Materialise Announces New Products for Magics 3D Print Suite at TCT Show  

As the 21st TCT Show kicks off in Birmingham, UK, 3DPrint.com is on the scene while over 200 companies exhibit their technological wares, and thousands visit from more than 60 countries. The famed tradeshow is known as the place where you can check out ‘tomorrow’s manufacturing technology today,’ and experts in the 3D industry such as Materialise […]

As the 21st TCT Show kicks off in Birmingham, UK, 3DPrint.com is on the scene while over 200 companies exhibit their technological wares, and thousands visit from more than 60 countries. The famed tradeshow is known as the place where you can check out ‘tomorrow’s...
3DSIM Announces exaSIM Beta Software With Additive Manufacturing Simulation Tool

3DSIM Announces exaSIM Beta Software With Additive Manufacturing Simulation Tool

It goes without saying that in order to continue enhancing 3D printing technology, software must continue to evolve alongside the hardware. This is especially true when it comes to the costly endeavor of industrial-grade additive manufacturing, as each print must not only look a certain way, but usually must provide a specific mechanical function as […]

It goes without saying that in order to continue enhancing 3D printing technology, software must continue to evolve alongside the hardware. This is especially true when it comes to the costly endeavor of industrial-grade additive manufacturing, as each print must not...
Simplify3D Releases Version 3.1 and Adds Over 30 More Compatible 3D Printers, Many New Features

Simplify3D Releases Version 3.1 and Adds Over 30 More Compatible 3D Printers, Many New Features

We hear the mantra of accessibility and affordability for all in 3D printing quite often (when talking to the right people, anyway). For hardware manufacturers espousing that ideal, many of them passionate makers themselves, it means that they are in touch with their users. These particular companies want there to be not just a select few, […]

We hear the mantra of accessibility and affordability for all in 3D printing quite often (when talking to the right people, anyway). For hardware manufacturers espousing that ideal, many of them passionate makers themselves, it means that they are in touch with their...
Microsoft to Integrate Materialise Cloud-Based 3D Printing Service into 3D Builder and Other MS 3D Printing Apps

Microsoft to Integrate Materialise Cloud-Based 3D Printing Service into 3D Builder and Other MS 3D Printing Apps

For years 3D printing was often derided as a fad, or a niche market and pretty roundly ignored by all of the major tech companies. Despite that, soon businesses started to learn that 3D printing can be incredibly valuable in an office environment, and the entire 3D printing industry has been growing exponentially ever since. […]

For years 3D printing was often derided as a fad, or a niche market and pretty roundly ignored by all of the major tech companies. Despite that, soon businesses started to learn that 3D printing can be incredibly valuable in an office environment, and the entire 3D...
Ultimaker’s Cura 2.1 Open Beta Gets an Update -- But Make Sure You Backup Printing Profiles Before You Install

Ultimaker’s Cura 2.1 Open Beta Gets an Update -- But Make Sure You Backup Printing Profiles Before You Install

Last month Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker released the long awaited 2.1 version of their popular Cura 3D printing software as an open beta. The software update included a ton of extra features and new functionalities that fans of Cura have long been asking for. Cura 2.1 finally added the ability to manipulate and group […]

Last month Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker released the long awaited 2.1 version of their popular Cura 3D printing software as an open beta. The software update included a ton of extra features and new functionalities that fans of Cura have long been asking...
Optomec and Autodesk’s Delcam form Global Sales Partnership for Advanced 3D Management Software

Optomec and Autodesk’s Delcam form Global Sales Partnership for Advanced 3D Management Software

In a move to expand the use of Optomec’s Aerosol Jet 3D printing technology for 3D printed electronics, the company has entered a global sales partnership with Delcam, an Autodesk company that develops advanced CADCAM software platforms for the manufacturing industry. Under the partnership agreement, Optomec will sell and support Delcam software products with their […]

In a move to expand the use of Optomec’s Aerosol Jet 3D printing technology for 3D printed electronics, the company has entered a global sales partnership with Delcam, an Autodesk company that develops advanced CADCAM software platforms for the manufacturing industry....
Canon Europe Enters a Strategic Partnership with Materialise to Offer 3D Printing Software Solutions

Canon Europe Enters a Strategic Partnership with Materialise to Offer 3D Printing Software Solutions

Global imaging, camera and medical equipment developer Canon Europe has announced that they have entered into a new strategic partnership with 3D printing software and services company, Materialise. The deal allows Canon to begin offering their customers throughout Europe Materialise Magics, an advanced 3D printing workflow management software platform. Materialise Magics was designed to control […]

Global imaging, camera and medical equipment developer Canon Europe has announced that they have entered into a new strategic partnership with 3D printing software and services company, Materialise. The deal allows Canon to begin offering their customers throughout...
3D Slash Begins Offering Beta Program for Teachers with Premium Offer for Classroom Management

3D Slash Begins Offering Beta Program for Teachers with Premium Offer for Classroom Management

Accessibility and affordability. That’s the chant we’ve been hearing in the 3D printing industry forever now, and while some companies truly put their money where their mouth is, often both concepts and how they are presented can be a matter of perspective, depending on your resources. When it comes to 3D modeling resources though, 3D […]

Accessibility and affordability. That’s the chant we’ve been hearing in the 3D printing industry forever now, and while some companies truly put their money where their mouth is, often both concepts and how they are presented can be a matter of perspective, depending...
Autodesk's Project Escher Software is Super Fast 3D Printing for Large-Scale Objects

Autodesk's Project Escher Software is Super Fast 3D Printing for Large-Scale Objects

One of the drawbacks to using 3D printing for manufacturing is the time that it takes to print each object. When a product is being mass produced, standard injection molding can produce the part in seconds, while a similarly shaped object often takes hours to 3D print. And the larger the object, the longer that […]

One of the drawbacks to using 3D printing for manufacturing is the time that it takes to print each object. When a product is being mass produced, standard injection molding can produce the part in seconds, while a similarly shaped object often takes hours to 3D...
MatterHackers Release Massive MatterControl 1.5 Update

MatterHackers Release Massive MatterControl 1.5 Update

Southern California-based 3D printing products and supply retailer MatterHackers has just released a massive update to their popular MatterControl 3D printing management software. The free, open source 3D print and slicing program has widely been seen as a more robust version of Cura or Slic3r or as an alternative to paid 3D printing software like […]

Southern California-based 3D printing products and supply retailer MatterHackers has just released a massive update to their popular MatterControl 3D printing management software. The free, open source 3D print and slicing program has widely been seen as a more robust...