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Google's New Poly Platform is Home to Free 3D Objects to Build AR and VR Apps

Google's New Poly Platform is Home to Free 3D Objects to Build AR and VR Apps

Google is a veritable technology titan, coming out with 3D creations like the Smart Bathroom, Jump for VR, and Google Tilt Brush, and providing high-profile funding to big-name 3D printing companies including Carbon and Desktop Metal, along with a grant to volunteer organization e-NABLE. Tools and support from Google showcase a dedication to developing future technologies, many of which […]

Google is a veritable technology titan, coming out with 3D creations like the Smart Bathroom, Jump for VR, and Google Tilt Brush, and providing high-profile funding to big-name 3D printing companies including Carbon and Desktop Metal, along with a grant to volunteer...
Virtual Human Modeling Puts Simulation Tools in Clinicians' Hands: Interview with Dassault Systèmes' Karl D'Souza

Virtual Human Modeling Puts Simulation Tools in Clinicians' Hands: Interview with Dassault Systèmes' Karl D'Souza

Dassault Systèmes announced the Living Heart Project in May 2014, bringing advanced simulation capabilities into play for cardiac care, and soon began to expand the reach of the project with a collaborative agreement with the US FDA. Karl D’Souza, Virtual Human Modeling Product Manager at Dassault Systèmes, is the Senior Solutions Consultant for Virtual Heart Modeling, […]

Dassault Systèmes announced the Living Heart Project in May 2014, bringing advanced simulation capabilities into play for cardiac care, and soon began to expand the reach of the project with a collaborative agreement with the US FDA. Karl D’Souza, Virtual Human...
Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler or engineer anymore to design your own products. Artists don’t need to immerse themselves in confusing and expensive software. There are even powerful, yet easy-to-use […]

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler or engineer anymore to design your own products. Artists don’t need to immerse...
Apple Granted US Patent for 3D Printer that Can Work with Augmented Reality and AR Glasses

Apple Granted US Patent for 3D Printer that Can Work with Augmented Reality and AR Glasses

Silicon Valley tech giant Apple jumped headfirst into the virtual reality field over the last two years, when it hired a top VR researcher in 2016 and acquired some small startups in 2015, including augmented reality and computer vision company Metaio. More recently, Apple has been looking into augmented reality applications, though the company is keeping […]

Silicon Valley tech giant Apple jumped headfirst into the virtual reality field over the last two years, when it hired a top VR researcher in 2016 and acquired some small startups in 2015, including augmented reality and computer vision company Metaio. More recently,...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2017

We’re starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some business stories, then moving on to some new products. Luxexcel has received an equity investment from a venture capital fund, while 3D Printing Studios is partnering with SAP Distributed Manufacturing and CRP Technology signs a new dealer agreement. The Ultimate 3D Printing Store is introducing […]

We’re starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some business stories, then moving on to some new products. Luxexcel has received an equity investment from a venture capital fund, while 3D Printing Studios is partnering with SAP Distributed...
Cappasity Announces Development of ARToken-Powered Blockchain Ecosystem for Quick and Easy AR/VR/3D Content Creation

Cappasity Announces Development of ARToken-Powered Blockchain Ecosystem for Quick and Easy AR/VR/3D Content Creation

Cappasity, founded in 2013, is on a mission: to make 3D digitizing as simple as photography. The startup is known for its in-store browsing experience, with interactive 3D images, to online retail, and introduced its Easy 3D Scan software in 2015; it was released a year later. Cappasity aims to develop an easy, scalable platform […]

Cappasity, founded in 2013, is on a mission: to make 3D digitizing as simple as photography. The startup is known for its in-store browsing experience, with interactive 3D images, to online retail, and introduced its Easy 3D Scan software in 2015; it was released a...
Six Degrees of Freedom with 3D Printed Cube for Manipulating Virtual Objects

Six Degrees of Freedom with 3D Printed Cube for Manipulating Virtual Objects

Augmented and virtual reality are about being able to have an immersive experience. This means that the viewer gets much more than offered by a 3D movie or even a presentation in a 4D theater. Instead of being a passive viewer of content, a VR user has the opportunity to interact with the objects in […]

Augmented and virtual reality are about being able to have an immersive experience. This means that the viewer gets much more than offered by a 3D movie or even a presentation in a 4D theater. Instead of being a passive viewer of content, a VR user has the opportunity...
3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion systems and water soluble support materials like PVA, have made 3D printing much more accessible […]

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion...
Canada is Telling a New Story in 3D: VR & AR in Focus at Be3D Think Forward Event

Canada is Telling a New Story in 3D: VR & AR in Focus at Be3D Think Forward Event

Oh, Canada! Yesterday at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lightbox, Think2Thing and Ryerson University brought the second Be3D conference together, centered around one idea: “Think Forward.” With focus on 3D technologies and their impact on especially the arts in Canada, Be3D looked to not only 3D printing, but also virtual reality and augmented reality. […]

Oh, Canada! Yesterday at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lightbox, Think2Thing and Ryerson University brought the second Be3D conference together, centered around one idea: “Think Forward.” With focus on 3D technologies and their impact...
Truly Advanced Manufacturing: How Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Might Combine to Change the Way We Make...Things

Truly Advanced Manufacturing: How Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Might Combine to Change the Way We Make...Things

A team of Australian scientists recently announced plans to use 3D printing and virtual reality to bring a dinosaur back to life. No, it won’t actually be alive, but it will feel like it is. The team will 3D print a tactile version of the creature, and a virtual reality experience will make the model […]

A team of Australian scientists recently announced plans to use 3D printing and virtual reality to bring a dinosaur back to life. No, it won’t actually be alive, but it will feel like it is. The team will 3D print a tactile version of the creature, and a virtual...
Morphi Releases Augmented Reality Viewer for Their 3D Modeling Apps and Teases Upcoming Releases

Morphi Releases Augmented Reality Viewer for Their 3D Modeling Apps and Teases Upcoming Releases

While it’s easy to find free 3D models online for 3D printing or other uses, there are limits to what you can reasonably expect to find. For example, if you have an idea for a toy you’d like to build, or a custom use like turning your 1950s era Hoover vacuum cleaner into a robot, you might […]

While it’s easy to find free 3D models online for 3D printing or other uses, there are limits to what you can reasonably expect to find. For example, if you have an idea for a toy you’d like to build, or a custom use like turning your 1950s era Hoover...
Augmented Reality, Business and Breasts -- A Few Questions For: ILLUSIO Imaging

Augmented Reality, Business and Breasts -- A Few Questions For: ILLUSIO Imaging

Because reality isn’t the only thing that can stand to be augmented, we were recently introduced to the use of AR technology in breast augmentation surgery consultations as California-based ILLUSIO Imaging was one of two winners in the first-ever double win at the Frontier Tech Showdown held earlier this month at Inside 3D Printing San Diego. […]

Because reality isn’t the only thing that can stand to be augmented, we were recently introduced to the use of AR technology in breast augmentation surgery consultations as California-based ILLUSIO Imaging was one of two winners in the first-ever double win at...
3D Printed Lenses: Luxexcel Teams Up with Automation & Robotics to Implement New Quality Control Product, Dual LensMapper

3D Printed Lenses: Luxexcel Teams Up with Automation & Robotics to Implement New Quality Control Product, Dual LensMapper

You might be quite surprised to find out how often the worlds of 3D printing and optics collide, bringing forth new innovations from an industry dedicated to lenses and light. And Luxexcel NV is a fast-growing 3D printing company that often seems to be in the midst of these new products. Founded in 2009 and […]

You might be quite surprised to find out how often the worlds of 3D printing and optics collide, bringing forth new innovations from an industry dedicated to lenses and light. And Luxexcel NV is a fast-growing 3D printing company that often seems to be in the midst of...
New AR Guide & App Helps e-NABLE Volunteers Assemble 3D Printed Prosthetics

New AR Guide & App Helps e-NABLE Volunteers Assemble 3D Printed Prosthetics

As the e-NABLE community has grown in size, with word spreading around the world and prompting incredibly positive action, we’ve seen thousands of volunteers helping to provide 3D printed prostheses, with both devices and people assisting continuing to grow in numbers. In following all that e-NABLE volunteers do, we’ve been overwhelmed with inspiration, and continually impressed […]

As the e-NABLE community has grown in size, with word spreading around the world and prompting incredibly positive action, we’ve seen thousands of volunteers helping to provide 3D printed prostheses, with both devices and people assisting continuing to grow in...
3D Modeling App from Febtop Tech Allows You to Design in Augmented Reality

3D Modeling App from Febtop Tech Allows You to Design in Augmented Reality

For the last week, nearly everyone I know has been playing Pokémon GO, and I can’t stop laughing about the stories I’ve heard of grown men walking into lakes or crashing into people and objects while in hot pursuit of Squirtles. I haven’t downloaded it yet, though I’ve been tempted – based on my tendency toward […]

For the last week, nearly everyone I know has been playing Pokémon GO, and I can’t stop laughing about the stories I’ve heard of grown men walking into lakes or crashing into people and objects while in hot pursuit of Squirtles. I haven’t downloaded...
Reach in & Take a Look Around: Create it REAL Integrates Augmented Reality into REALvision

Reach in & Take a Look Around: Create it REAL Integrates Augmented Reality into REALvision

Have you ever spent hours in the design process for an intricate 3D model and then set it up to print before going to bed, tiptoeing off, fingers crossed, hoping to see success in the morning? While many times you will experience that euphoria of pulling a perfect print from your machine, there’s nothing worse […]

Have you ever spent hours in the design process for an intricate 3D model and then set it up to print before going to bed, tiptoeing off, fingers crossed, hoping to see success in the morning? While many times you will experience that euphoria of pulling a perfect...
The New Easy-to-Use Gravity Sketch 3D Modelling App for the iPad is Now Available

The New Easy-to-Use Gravity Sketch 3D Modelling App for the iPad is Now Available

One of the barriers to a wider adoption of 3D technology is the difficulty of creating 3D printable models. For many people who may be interested in creating 3D models, using most CAD software packages often makes that difficult or impossible. While there are several 3D modelling software options that have tailored themselves for beginners […]

One of the barriers to a wider adoption of 3D technology is the difficulty of creating 3D printable models. For many people who may be interested in creating 3D models, using most CAD software packages often makes that difficult or impossible. While there are several...
Body Labs Secures Exclusive Licenses and Patents for 3D Body Modeling and Virtual Reality Technologies

Body Labs Secures Exclusive Licenses and Patents for 3D Body Modeling and Virtual Reality Technologies

Manhattan-based 3D capture and 3D modelling company Body Labs is already one of the leading names in capturing and analyzing the human body’s shape and transforming it into fully-manipulable 3D assets. Their technology uses advanced software and algorithms to convert a standard 3D scanned body into a mathematically-accurate, 3D digital avatar that can be posed, […]

Manhattan-based 3D capture and 3D modelling company Body Labs is already one of the leading names in capturing and analyzing the human body’s shape and transforming it into fully-manipulable 3D assets. Their technology uses advanced software and algorithms to...