3d printing software

Hexagon and Authentise Partner for Open End-to-End 3D Printing Software Platform

Swedish tech company Hexagon has gradually been making in-roads into the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. This has mostly centered on simulation and design for 3D printing, such as through its…

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How Your 3D Printing Service Can Be Part of the MaaS Revolution

If you’re reading this, you’re most likely familiar with the concept of Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS), but in case you’re not, it’s essentially the idea of different businesses sharing…

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Why We Made MakerOS Free

The 3D printing industry is becoming increasingly more mainstream. One way I can tell that’s the case is because, recently while walking around certain New York City neighborhoods like Midtown…

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CASTOR Enables Manufacturers to Discover DfAM Opportunities

CASTOR is an exhibitor at 3DPrint.com’s upcoming AMS online industry summit (Feb 9-10, 2021). Register for the event here.  As most companies already know, 3D printing holds a large number of…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: February 7, 2021

While this week is quiet in terms of webinars, there are a couple of big virtual events coming up, including Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2021, hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Analysis….

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Solving the Problem of Data Islands in 3D Printing

Mike Vasquez, PhD, will be speaking at 3DPrint.com’s upcoming AMS online industry summit (Feb 9-10, 2021). Register here. It’s exciting to see the acceleration of adoption and acceptance of 3D printing in the…

Autodesk Integrates Netfabb 3D Printing Software into Fusion 360

When it was acquired by Autodesk in 2015, Netfabb was one of the most widely used tools for enhancing models for 3D printing, in terms of repairing files, prepping them…

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How to Make More Money at Your 3D Printing Shop

From a high-level perspective, you can categorize clients of 3D printing service shops into one of two buckets. Some clients tend to be more transactional in how they conduct business….

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Top 10 3D Printing Software Stories of 2020

This summer, SmarTech Analysis published a new report, titled “Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing Software Markets 2020,” which was its first study of the AM software segment since the inaugural report…

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Two Common Reasons Why 3D Printing Shops Fail

Two challenges to growing a small or medium-sized machine shop or 3D printing service bureau are heavy operational costs and low margins. Allow me to explain. Why are operational costs…

AMS 2021: Registration Rates Go Up December 9th for 3D Printing Trade Show

From February 9-10, 2021, the 3D printing industry’s next major trade show is coming to a screen near you. The annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, co-hosted by SmarTech Analysis and…

Formnext Connect: Nexa3D and Castor Announce New 3D Printing Material and Software

As the second day of the 2020 virtual trade show, Formnext Connect drew to a close, ultrafast polymer 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D and 3D printing software company Castor announced new…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 31, 2020: Farsoon, ExOne, Fusion3 & Create it REAL

We’ve got news on materials and software in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Farsoon is offering biocompatible polymer powder materials for medical 3D printing, and ExOne will optimize its sand…

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Registration Rates Go Up This Week for Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2021

Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2021, the annual summit on business intelligence for the additive manufacturing industry held by SmarTech Analysis and 3DPrint.com, is coming to a computer screen near you February 9-12, 2021,…

3DPOD Episode 36: Fried Vancraen, CEO Materialise, Part II

Fried Vancraen is one of my favorite people in 3D printing. It was a pleasure working for him years ago, as well. I was therefore especially happy that Vancraen chose…

Fictiv’s Radical Transparency Features Set New Standards in 3D Printing Supply Chain

In an industry-first, Fictiv has launched radical transparency and on-demand visualization features for its Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem (DME). The goal is to provide its customers with never-seen-before levels of visibility,…

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How to Manage the Complexity of a 3D Printing Service

At first glance, most 3D printing projects look easy. To most of you, 3D printing is not complicated at all, but to customers, it can be quite complex. I can…

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Additive Manufacturing Software: All Grown Up

SmarTech Analysis believes we are now entering a new phase of AM capabilities where the relative importance of software and hardware are reversing; an age where software is going to…

DNA.am Acquires GROW Software, Protecting AM Data

“Our Mission: to overcome adoption methods of additive manufacturing surrounding design, manufacturing, and build validation.” – Grow.am As an industry that has skyrocketed into the billions upon hitting the mainstream…

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…

Additive Manufacturing Software Represents $3.7 Billion Opportunity in 2027

SmarTech Analysis has put out its most recent report, “Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing Software Markets 2020”, which relays some surprising data about the segment.  The market research firm anticipates pretty…

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Meeting New FDA Quality Management Requirements for Additive Manufacturing Software

In 2019, the FDA, in collaboration with its peer regulatory organizations in the industrialized world through the IMDRF program, adopted a new definition of “Software as a Medical Device” (SaMD)…

Duann Scott on nTopology’s “Programming Language for Geometries”

Sometimes you make mistakes, I helped get Duann Scott a job at Shapeways and like some winding triangle constructed Banquo’s ghost he’s haunted all my tradeshows since. After stints at…

Evonik & Castor Technologies Partner to Offer 3D Printing Decision-Support Software

While the realm of materials is constantly expanding within 3D printing, so is nearly every other facet of this fascinating industry—springing forth with many dynamic partnerships and collaborations also. Now,…