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3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, June 28, 2020

This week is packed full with 3D printing webinars and virtual events, with four taking place Tuesday, and two each on Wednesday and Thursday.  We’ll tell you all about them…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 20, 2020: 3DEO and 3MF Consortium

Our 3D Printing News Briefs this week are indeed brief, but no less important. We’ll tell you how 3DEO has reached an important production milestone, and also about the newest…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 13, 2018

Reading our 3D Printing News Briefs won’t bring you any bad luck this Friday the 13th – just the latest goings-on in the 3D printing industry. We’ve got news on…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

.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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…