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Functional Texture Libraries Could Make All 3D Printed Parts Better

In the molded, mass-manufactured, and CNC’d world, everything was smooth. Meanwhile, our 3D printed world had a surface roughness problem that was proving difficult to solve. Finishing took longer than…

3MF 3D Printing Format Now a Linux Foundation Open Standards Project

We have always been limited by the lack of standards in 3D printing. In software, especially, not having a clear overall roadmap or plan for the entire software toolchain and…

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…

Shining 3D Announces EinScan Software V2.5 with Improvements in the 3D Scanning Experience

Founded in 2004, China’s Shining 3D offers 3D solutions to the world, to include equipment for 3D scanning, 3D printing, designing and manufacturing—even including a cloud platform with a completely…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Adobe Expands 3D Printing Features, Integrates 3D Hubs into New Photoshop CC Update

At this point Photoshop has an almost ubiquitous presence on the computer of photographers and artists of all walks of life, and has become so associated with photography that “photoshop”…

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…

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…