3d printing software

Slic3r 1.2.9 is Released — First New Stable Release in 10 Months – Plenty of New Features

There are few, if any, software packages that have been as important and influential within the 3D printing space as Slic3r has been. As the only open source, non-profit, independent…

Cura Gets a Facelift: Ultimaker Releases Overhaul on Cura Software

Cura is among the most popular software suites in the 3D design and printing world. The software, from Ultimaker, has proven popular with makers everywhere–as recently affirmed by the results…

Afinia 3D & Makers Empire Seek to Serve North American Schools with Learning Package

Afinia 3D and Australian 3D printing software company Makers Empire have joined forces in a deal that will see the companies sell Makers Empire products in the North American education…

MakerBot Releases the Latest Update of MakerBot Desktop in Version 3.7

MakerBot has spent considerable time over the last 18 months in developing new applications, materials, and particularly software to ramp up their 3D printing ecosystem. New updates have been rolling…

Stratasys & PTC Collaborate to Streamline 3D Printing Processes, Improve Workflow with Creo Software

The transformation that Stratasys has made in the world of manufacturing and design with 3D printing is substantial–and constantly fluid as both the revolutionary company and its users surprise us with…

Dremel and HP Join Forces with Sprout and Idea Builder 3D Printer Partnership

Not long ago, Hewlett-Packard unveiled an intuitive new computing experience they call Sprout. It’s an impressive computing platform which melds a 3D camera and scanner with an array of software tools…

New Details Revealed as Rapide 3D and 3DPrinterOS Sign Agreement for Cloud 3D Printing

Since mid-March, 3DPrinterOS has been used for more than 4,000 hours of printing and run 1,200 printers in 68 different countries in 517 different cities worldwide. It’s an operating system for…

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…

Materialise Aquires Software Team CENAT, Offers Student Discount Through i.materialise

Materialise NV is a leading provider of software for additive manufacturing and provides 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets as well, and lately, the company has been…

3D Slash Software is Aimed at Non-Designer Users

Sylvain Huet is a French engineer and entrepreneur who invents, produces, and disseminates innovative technologies. He’s participated in the creation of a dozen tech startups, and his latest invention, 3D…

The Disconnect Between 3D Printing Software & Hardware

Technology is ushering in an age of wonders — self-driving cars are on the horizon, the Internet of Things is turning out to be a runaway hit among today’s tech…

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….

Smoothie-3D — Free, Incredibly Intuitive, 3D Modeling Software Released

I personally own three different 3D printers. I actually use all of them, and they all certainly come in handy when I need to 3D print several objects at once, or…

Materialise Formalizes Chinese Operations by Opening Shanghai Headquarters

Materialise NV, the Belgian provider of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, officially established the Chinese wing of their operations with the opening…

Simplify3D Expands Their 3D Printing Software Suite

There are at least 150 manufacturers of 3D printers and as many different formats, firmware sets, file types, and sequences in the bargain; that’s where Simplify3D enters the picture as…

RepRapWeb Launches in Beta – Web-Based 3D Printer Control Software With Built-In Slicing

Seldom do those without 3D printing experience, and even some of us who are experienced, realize just how much computing takes place behind the scenes of a typical 3D print….

EnvisionTEC Announces Partnerships with Elliott Data Systems and Becoming3D

EnvisionTEC has very recently announced that they will take on two new partnerships–with Elliott Data Systems, Inc. and Becoming3D. EnvisionTEC, a German-based manufacturer of 3D Printers, including software and material,…

Materialise Releases 3-matic STL Version 9.0

When it comes to professional use additive manufacturing software, the Belgium based company, Materialise certainly has been taking things up a notch. As the uses of 3D printing within a…

Incredible New Software Allows Full 3D Manipulation of 2D Photos – Could Lead to Creative 3D Printing

There are three major market segments within the 3D printing space which combine to influence the entire market. The three segments are the hardware (the printers themselves), software (design, manipulation and slicing),…

Prodigy Forge 3D, a 3D Printing/Scanning/Design Application, Seeks Funding on Kickstarter

If you were to ask most of the general public what is holding them back from purchasing a 3D printer, a large percentage of them would probably tell you that it’s…

AutoDesk 123D Design V1.4 Now Available

Just as important to the 3D printing community as the printers themselves, is the software people use to create their models with. Within just a couple of years we have…