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3MF Consortium Introduces Beam Lattice Specification Extension for 3D Printing

3MF Consortium Introduces Beam Lattice Specification Extension for 3D Printing

When Microsoft introduced the updated, 3D printing-specific 3MF format, and the collaborative 3MF Consortium, in 2015, the announcement drew significant attention in the hopes of a superior digital file format for additive manufacturing. 3MF (3D Manufacturing Format) promised to get rid of many issues that crop up when using common 3D formats, like STL, and allow […]

When Microsoft introduced the updated, 3D printing-specific 3MF format, and the collaborative 3MF Consortium, in 2015, the announcement drew significant attention in the hopes of a superior digital file format for additive manufacturing. 3MF (3D Manufacturing Format)...
HP Announces Lower-Cost Full-Color 3D Printing Systems, SOLIDWORKS Collaboration

HP Announces Lower-Cost Full-Color 3D Printing Systems, SOLIDWORKS Collaboration

Full-color 3D printing represents something of a holy grail: many have been working on developing solutions that will be viable and meet expectations, but we haven’t seen a full answer make it to market. There are color systems available now, but each has a sticking point. Colors aren’t crisp, definition isn’t precise, materials are limited, […]

Full-color 3D printing represents something of a holy grail: many have been working on developing solutions that will be viable and meet expectations, but we haven’t seen a full answer make it to market. There are color systems available now, but each has a...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 17, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 17, 2017

We’re covering 3D printing files, 3D printers, business, projects, and programs today in 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory now supports the 3MF file format, and an interior design company created a 3D printer animagraph to explain how 3D printers work. A university in Australia has purchased the DragonFly 2020 Pro, and EnvisionTEC announced a new […]

We’re covering 3D printing files, 3D printers, business, projects, and programs today in 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory now supports the 3MF file format, and an interior design company created a 3D printer animagraph to explain how 3D printers work. A...
EOS Joins 3MF Consortium as Founding Member, Expands Presence at Incodema3D

EOS Joins 3MF Consortium as Founding Member, Expands Presence at Incodema3D

It’s been a busy year so far for EOS, which kicked off 2017 by announcing a partnership with Audi and proceeded to undertake several additional projects, including a 3D printed robot research project and the newly released Additive Manufacturing Part Identifier. The company has also been very focused on growing its North American presence lately, and today […]

It’s been a busy year so far for EOS, which kicked off 2017 by announcing a partnership with Audi and proceeded to undertake several additional projects, including a 3D printed robot research project and the newly released Additive Manufacturing Part...
3MF Consortium Introduces Two New Extensions to 3MF Core Specification

3MF Consortium Introduces Two New Extensions to 3MF Core Specification

The 3D printing industry is getting ever closer to the adoption of a standardized 3D printing file format. When Microsoft introduced the 3MF file format last year, it was huge news – an updated, 3D printing-specific format promised to eliminate many of the issues that still plague STL and other common formats commonly used for […]

The 3D printing industry is getting ever closer to the adoption of a standardized 3D printing file format. When Microsoft introduced the 3MF file format last year, it was huge news – an updated, 3D printing-specific format promised to eliminate many of the...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 30, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 30, 2016

This week included a lot of 3D printing news from all around the world, and as per usual, it was nearly impossible to keep up with all of the latest announcements and innovations. The New York-based Graphene 3D Lab announced a couple of organizational changes, appointing a new Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Research […]

This week included a lot of 3D printing news from all around the world, and as per usual, it was nearly impossible to keep up with all of the latest announcements and innovations. The New York-based Graphene 3D Lab announced a couple of organizational changes,...
GE’s Christine Furstoss: Cohesive 3D Printing Ecosystem Must Exist Before There is a True Manufacturing Revolution

GE’s Christine Furstoss: Cohesive 3D Printing Ecosystem Must Exist Before There is a True Manufacturing Revolution

Many are still waiting for the advent of a desktop 3D printer in every home—as ubiquitous as the PC or the kitchen stove—and the common practice of simply fabricating virtually whatever we want due to need or whim before they will believe 3D printing truly has a future. It may be easy to adopt that […]

Many are still waiting for the advent of a desktop 3D printer in every home—as ubiquitous as the PC or the kitchen stove—and the common practice of simply fabricating virtually whatever we want due to need or whim before they will believe 3D printing truly has a...
Ultimaker Scaled Up to Lead Desktop 3D Printing into a New Professional Era, Says CEO Jos Burger

Ultimaker Scaled Up to Lead Desktop 3D Printing into a New Professional Era, Says CEO Jos Burger

About a decade ago the Dutch envisioned ways to bring the “boring” technologies for rapid prototyping to the masses and embraced 3D printing. Today, while the mass media report on the impending doom of 3D printing in a sort of “reverse hype”, one Dutch company is showing that the dream is far from dead. Instead it is […]

About a decade ago the Dutch envisioned ways to bring the “boring” technologies for rapid prototyping to the masses and embraced 3D printing. Today, while the mass media report on the impending doom of 3D printing in a sort of “reverse hype”, one Dutch company is...
Preparing for the Advent of 3MF Files: France’s Datakit Begins Developing Library

Preparing for the Advent of 3MF Files: France’s Datakit Begins Developing Library

As you read, there are numerous people around the world unpacking new 3D printers right now. Whether at the desktop for the home, office, or workshop, or an industrial machine for a big operation in the automotive or aerospace sectors, magic of all kinds is ready to spring from that new hardware. For the newest users—and […]

As you read, there are numerous people around the world unpacking new 3D printers right now. Whether at the desktop for the home, office, or workshop, or an industrial machine for a big operation in the automotive or aerospace sectors, magic of all kinds is ready to...
3MF Consortium Brings on ASTM International in Final Preparation for Standardized 3D Printing File Format

3MF Consortium Brings on ASTM International in Final Preparation for Standardized 3D Printing File Format

There’s just nothing like getting in on a good thing at the very beginning, and especially when you’ve had a hand in creating it yourself. Tech titans like Microsoft certainly know what that’s all about, entering a lawless technological land where no one has really walked before. Innovation is allowed to spring forth wildly with no […]

There’s just nothing like getting in on a good thing at the very beginning, and especially when you’ve had a hand in creating it yourself. Tech titans like Microsoft certainly know what that’s all about, entering a lawless technological land where no one has really...
Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer: HP Focused Development on Economics, Voxel Level, Collaboration

Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer: HP Focused Development on Economics, Voxel Level, Collaboration

Just outside of Barcelona, in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain, HP houses some incredible large-format printing equipment, with unbelievably huge digital web presses — and, deeper within their labs, some highly-anticipated 3D printers. At the beginning of May, a dozen of us were gathered to the site to preview the all-new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing […]

Just outside of Barcelona, in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain, HP houses some incredible large-format printing equipment, with unbelievably huge digital web presses — and, deeper within their labs, some highly-anticipated 3D printers. At the beginning of May, a...
Mcor Announces Adoption of 3MF File Format for ARKe

Mcor Announces Adoption of 3MF File Format for ARKe

In San Francisco, the Microsoft Build 2016 conference is now underway. The annual event attracts thousands from the developer world, and attendees can expect major announcements about new updates, apps and technological developments. So far, news has been delivered about significant updates to Windows 10, the continuing development of the incredible holographic augmented reality application […]

In San Francisco, the Microsoft Build 2016 conference is now underway. The annual event attracts thousands from the developer world, and attendees can expect major announcements about new updates, apps and technological developments. So far, news has been delivered...
3MF Consortium Aims to Set New Standards for 3D Printing Files; GE Global Research Joins

3MF Consortium Aims to Set New Standards for 3D Printing Files; GE Global Research Joins

The 3MF Consortium aims to make some changes to the very foundation of 3D printing–and that begins with files. Concerned with file formats and a lack of standards for what is still a fledgling industry in many ways, their goal is to rid the industry of ‘inadequate formats,’ which offer far too much opportunity for […]

The 3MF Consortium aims to make some changes to the very foundation of 3D printing–and that begins with files. Concerned with file formats and a lack of standards for what is still a fledgling industry in many ways, their goal is to rid the industry of...
3MF Consortium Announces Ultimaker’s Founding Level Membership

3MF Consortium Announces Ultimaker’s Founding Level Membership

The 3MF Consortium continues to expand, one member at a time. The newest addition to the 3MF team is Ultimaker, which announced today that it has joined the consortium at the Founding membership level. The Consortium has been gathering members since its inception in April, when Microsoft unveiled the new 3MF file format. More recently, it […]

The 3MF Consortium continues to expand, one member at a time. The newest addition to the 3MF team is Ultimaker, which announced today that it has joined the consortium at the Founding membership level. The Consortium has been gathering members since its inception in...
.3MF is Now Accepted by i.materialise–Along with 41 Other File Formats

.3MF is Now Accepted by i.materialise–Along with 41 Other File Formats

One of the most frustrating problems that one can run into in 3D printing is an unsupported file format, particularly when utilizing online 3D printing services such as Shapeways and i.materialise. The vast array of options to choose from when it comes to 3D printing software is great, but it gets difficult when each type of […]

One of the most frustrating problems that one can run into in 3D printing is an unsupported file format, particularly when utilizing online 3D printing services such as Shapeways and i.materialise. The vast array of options to choose from when it comes to 3D printing...
3D Printing’s Real Money

3D Printing’s Real Money

A few weeks ago, I spoke at the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org Digital Summit on the topic of 3D printing at retail. I really hope I made the case for 3D printing’s disruptive potential. 3D printing and other digital manufacturing technologies are getting better, faster and cheaper, and soon this is going to have a […]

A few weeks ago, I spoke at the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org Digital Summit on the topic of 3D printing at retail. I really hope I made the case for 3D printing’s disruptive potential. 3D printing and other digital manufacturing technologies are getting...
3MF Consortium Announces New Associate Level of Membership

3MF Consortium Announces New Associate Level of Membership

We’ve been following news of the 3MF Consortium since it was first teased back in April, and fully announced at the end of that month, with the .3MF file format marking a huge move in the 3D printing and design space. Today, the Consortium has launched a new level of membership, with the Associate level […]

We’ve been following news of the 3MF Consortium since it was first teased back in April, and fully announced at the end of that month, with the .3MF file format marking a huge move in the 3D printing and design space. Today, the Consortium has launched a new...
Autodesk to Acquire netfabb, Invest in FIT Technology Group

Autodesk to Acquire netfabb, Invest in FIT Technology Group

It’s been a pretty big week over at Autodesk, which just a couple days ago released the hardware and firmware files online to fulfill more of their open source promises for their Ember SLS printer, in addition to releasing the latest update to their Fusion 360 software. Continuing on their releases and expansions, today, September […]

It’s been a pretty big week over at Autodesk, which just a couple days ago released the hardware and firmware files online to fulfill more of their open source promises for their Ember SLS printer, in addition to releasing the latest update to their Fusion 360...
Automatic Support Generation by netfabb Improves Industrial AM Metal Parts

Automatic Support Generation by netfabb Improves Industrial AM Metal Parts

German 3D printing software supplier netfabb has just announced the release of a new add-on for the netfabb Professional 6 suite they say will simplify and improve 3D printing processes on an industrial scale – Support Structures. The Support Structures add-on is specially designed to create advanced support generation for Selective Laser Melting, Stereolithography, and DLP technologies, […]

German 3D printing software supplier netfabb has just announced the release of a new add-on for the netfabb Professional 6 suite they say will simplify and improve 3D printing processes on an industrial scale – Support Structures. The Support Structures add-on is...
MyMiniFactory Launches MP5 File Format Project — Holistic Open Source Approach to 3D Printing

MyMiniFactory Launches MP5 File Format Project — Holistic Open Source Approach to 3D Printing

Earlier this year Microsoft, along with several other large players within the 3D printing industry, announced a complete overhaul of the 3MF 3D file format via the new 3MF Consortium. Then, just 2 weeks ago, the Consortium announced that four new members–which included both 3D printing powerhouses, 3D Systems and Stratasys–joined the initiative. The main […]

Earlier this year Microsoft, along with several other large players within the 3D printing industry, announced a complete overhaul of the 3MF 3D file format via the new 3MF Consortium. Then, just 2 weeks ago, the Consortium announced that four new members–which...
3D Printing Software Update: netfabb Professional 6 Released

3D Printing Software Update: netfabb Professional 6 Released

3D design software maker netfabb GmbH says they’re ready to present the new latest release of the company’s expert-level 3D printing software netfabb Professional 6. They say this revised and extended version is meant to simplify the tasks for service bureaus and designers of complex and individualized parts to help shorten production cycles for additively manufactured objects. […]

3D design software maker netfabb GmbH says they’re ready to present the new latest release of the company’s expert-level 3D printing software netfabb Professional 6. They say this revised and extended version is meant to simplify the tasks for service...
3MF Consortium Gains 4 New Members — 3D Systems, Stratasys, Materialise & Siemens PLM

3MF Consortium Gains 4 New Members — 3D Systems, Stratasys, Materialise & Siemens PLM

At the end of April, Microsoft announced a major move within the 3D printing space, the 3MF Consortium, in an effort to push the newly revised 3D printing file format forward. While they got off to a tremendous start, partnering with big name players such as Autodesk, HP, Shapeways, Dassault Systems, netfabb and SLM Solutions, […]

At the end of April, Microsoft announced a major move within the 3D printing space, the 3MF Consortium, in an effort to push the newly revised 3D printing file format forward. While they got off to a tremendous start, partnering with big name players such as Autodesk,...
From Children to NASA Astronauts: Microsoft & Autodesk Just Blew the Cover Off of 3D Printing With 3MF

From Children to NASA Astronauts: Microsoft & Autodesk Just Blew the Cover Off of 3D Printing With 3MF

Imagine one day your kindergartener comes home from school, logs onto your a computer and literally within minutes begins 3D printing a toy that his friend emailed to him 5 minutes ago. Now imagine your 85-year-old grandmother downloading a recipe, and after deciding on a few final ingredients, she begins 3D printing tonight’s dinner. How […]

Imagine one day your kindergartener comes home from school, logs onto your a computer and literally within minutes begins 3D printing a toy that his friend emailed to him 5 minutes ago. Now imagine your 85-year-old grandmother downloading a recipe, and after deciding...
Microsoft Unleashes the 3MF File Format for 3D Printing, Launches 3MF Consortium

Microsoft Unleashes the 3MF File Format for 3D Printing, Launches 3MF Consortium

It’s been a long five days since we initially broke the news that Microsoft would be unveiling details about a new 3D Printing Consortium as well as file format which will make 3D printing easier for those running the Windows 10 operating system and beyond. As Microsoft’s Build Conference kicked off yesterday, anticipation for the […]

It’s been a long five days since we initially broke the news that Microsoft would be unveiling details about a new 3D Printing Consortium as well as file format which will make 3D printing easier for those running the Windows 10 operating system and beyond. As...
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