algorithms

Researchers Improve Upon Trabecular Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill with New Algorithm

Whenever someone picks up one of the various 3D prints I have on my desk, they usually exclaim over how light it is. While a lot of that has to…

Computer Science Professor Develops FlowRep Algorithm for Creation of 3D Shapes

Describing something to someone who has never experienced it before is difficult, maybe even impossible in some cases. How do you explain color to a blind person? Or how do…

3D Scanned Objects Help Robots to “See” the Way That Humans Do

Robots and humans don’t see things the same way. That’s not exactly a shocking statement, but some robots operate so efficiently and smoothly that it’s easy to forget that their…

Reach for the Stars: Students Working with NASA to Reduce the Weight of 3D Printed Objects Sent to Space

During college, I was a staff photographer and the chief copy editor for our school newspaper. I also landed two great summer internships – one in the marketing department of…

MIT’s CSAIL Researchers Develop a Glasses-Free Way to Watch 3D Movies at Home: the Home3D System

Going to see a movie in 3D is a cool experience, but it comes with an essential tool – 3D glasses. As I already wear glasses, not contact lenses, it…

14-Year-Old Creates Low-Cost Cancer Detection Platform Combining 3D Printing, Robotics, Computer Programming

Whoever said that kids are the future was pretty smart. Now that 3D printing technology is much more readily available in schools, libraries, and makerspaces, we’re seeing young, innovative minds…

3D Printing Art: Complicated Opportunities

3D printing is being used by artists, curators, museums and galleries worldwide to create works. Designers, sculptors, digital artists, painters and people new to the art world are using 3D…

Thrinno Tells Us About New Fast Quote Design Analysis Software Aimed at Metal Additive Manufacturing Service Providers

In terms of preparing project quotations, current 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) practices revolve around either expensive, time-consuming estimates, or quick and dirty ones. But Belgian software startup Thrinno,…

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…

An Amazing 3D Printed Robot Can Solve the Rubik’s Cube in Under 2 Seconds!

It appears that the topic of 3D printing and Rubik’s Cubes has been in the news lots lately. Just a week ago, we covered the Guinness Book of World’s Record-breaking…

MakePrintable Simplifies Automated, Streamlined 3D Printing File Fixes–Now in Public Beta

Some issues seem almost universal in the 3D printing space. You get a great idea for a model, or pick one from a design repository like Thingiverse or CGTrader, and…

America Makes Awards $540K Grant to LLNL & GE to Develop Open-Source 3D Printing Algorithm Software

America Makes is at it again. The Youngstown, Ohio-based institute has been focused for some time now on enhancing the US’ positioning in the additive manufacturing field. It stands as…

Dendritas: Unique 3D Printed Nature Based Flower Pots Formulated Through Algorithms

One of the amazing things about 3D printing, is that it allows for a new form of art that was not available to most artists only a few years ago….