G-ID: Identifying 3D Printed Parts Through Slicing Parameters

There are multiple ways to identify specific 3D prints, such as QR codes and bar codes, RFID tags and watermarks, and serial numbers. But a group of researchers from MIT…

3D Printing the Left Atrial Appendage for Better Closure Procedures in Surgery

Mia von Knorring, Areli Reyes, and Brandon Mukai recently submitted ‘Left Atrial Appendage Printing Procedure’ to the Faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Department at California Polytechnic State University – San…

Teton Simulation’s Software Automatically Finds and Tests Optimal 3D Printing Parameters

In order to achieve successful 3D prints, you need optimal print parameters. Enter slicing software, right? But, most slicers do not have a capability that would make things even easier…

French Researchers Develop Algorithm to Generate Interior Ribbed Support Vaults for 3D Printed Hollow Objects

In 3D printing, every layer of material must be supported by the layer below it in order to form a solid object; when it comes to FFF 3D printing, material…

Thesis Focuses on Using Cooperative 3D Printing with Robots to Improve the Technology’s Scalability

Obviously, the size of your 3D print is limited to the size of your 3D printer…you wouldn’t try and 3D print a building, no matter how small, using a desktop…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 25, 2017

Happy Friday – let’s get the weekend started with some 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory launches its new Click & Print feature, while a popular 3D printing service bureau purchases…

Slic3r Prusa Edition Announces Latest Release, Offering Updated Supports and Smooth Variable Layer Height

It was only a few months ago that Prusa, the popular open-source RepRap 3D printer company, introduced its customized Slic3r software for Prusa 3D printers. Now, the Slic3r Prusa Edition just…

Autodesk’s VariSlice Algorithm Uses Variable Slicing for High-Resolution 3D Printing, Fast

Autodesk wants you to have it all. If you’ve been 3D printing for a while, you’re probably aware that while you can achieve amazing results with 3D models, the slicing…

AstroPrint Now Features a Save Custom Slicer Settings Option

Cloud-based 3D printing management software AstroPrint was designed to offer users a high-quality, quicker and easier alternative to standard off-line slicers. Because users have a profile online that saves all…

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