augmented reality

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...
SLS 3D Printing Leads to Better Augmented Reality Glasses

SLS 3D Printing Leads to Better Augmented Reality Glasses

Augmented reality has, believe it or not, been around since 1968, although it didn’t start making significant progress until the 21st century. Many people think of augmented reality, or AR, as purely an entertainment technology, meant for things like Pokémon Go and other games. It’s actually an extremely useful technology in the workplace, however, particularly […]

Augmented reality has, believe it or not, been around since 1968, although it didn’t start making significant progress until the 21st century. Many people think of augmented reality, or AR, as purely an entertainment technology, meant for things like Pokémon Go...
Partnership Developing Joint Nanoimprint Lithography Solution for Producing 3D Optical Structures

Partnership Developing Joint Nanoimprint Lithography Solution for Producing 3D Optical Structures

While it’s possible to 3D print micro-optics at the nanoscale, startup company SwissLitho AG, which manufactures novel nanolithography tools, wants to revolutionize nanofabrication. Thanks to a new partnership with EV Group (EVG), which supplies wafer bonding and lithography equipment and process solutions for manufacturing semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and nanotechnology devices, they are one step closer. […]

While it’s possible to 3D print micro-optics at the nanoscale, startup company SwissLitho AG, which manufactures novel nanolithography tools, wants to revolutionize nanofabrication. Thanks to a new partnership with EV Group (EVG), which supplies wafer bonding...
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...
Touring Your (Unbuilt) Dream Home: 3D Visualization in Architecture and Interior Design

Touring Your (Unbuilt) Dream Home: 3D Visualization in Architecture and Interior Design

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. Architects, developers, brokers, and interior designers often have to help their clients and prospective buyers envision a space that doesn’t exist yet. The traditional way to do this involved drawings made on drafting tables and hand-crafted models. However, technology has dramatically changed customer expectations, and over the past two decades glossy, photorealistic […]

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. Architects, developers, brokers, and interior designers often have to help their clients and prospective buyers envision a space that doesn’t exist yet. The traditional way to do this involved drawings made on...
Disney Research Invites You to Share the Magic of Augmented Reality with a Seat on the Magic Bench

Disney Research Invites You to Share the Magic of Augmented Reality with a Seat on the Magic Bench

As an important part of The Walt Disney Company, the Disney Research company’s mission is to increase the value for the company by developing and delivering scientific and technological innovation to create ‘the science behind the magic.’ Far more than singing, dancing Mousketeers, these talented researchers complete basic and application-driven research in many topics, including […]

As an important part of The Walt Disney Company, the Disney Research company’s mission is to increase the value for the company by developing and delivering scientific and technological innovation to create ‘the science behind the magic.’ Far more...
3Dkolla Has High Standards for 3D Printable Models, Put Together with an AR App

3Dkolla Has High Standards for 3D Printable Models, Put Together with an AR App

3Dkolla, a Greek endeavor with a love for advanced technology, has just launched its first Indiegogo campaign for its high-quality, 3D printable Kolla 3D models. The company offers a small range of well-designed models, capable of being printed with high complexity. The service maximizes 3D printing technology by offering updated modeling, decoration, and games that […]

3Dkolla, a Greek endeavor with a love for advanced technology, has just launched its first Indiegogo campaign for its high-quality, 3D printable Kolla 3D models. The company offers a small range of well-designed models, capable of being printed with high complexity....
Body Labs Launches Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence Platform SOMA

Body Labs Launches Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence Platform SOMA

Manhattan-based Body Labs was founded in 2013, and in early 2015 introduced the beta version of BodyKit, a set of APIs for virtualizing and simulating the human body. Body Labs is the provider of advanced technology used to analyze body motion and shape – it collects, digitizes, and organizes all of the data and information related […]

Manhattan-based Body Labs was founded in 2013, and in early 2015 introduced the beta version of BodyKit, a set of APIs for virtualizing and simulating the human body. Body Labs is the provider of advanced technology used to analyze body motion and shape – it...
Weeview Launches New Kickstarter Campaign for SID, the First 3D Camera with Augmented Reality Special Effects

Weeview Launches New Kickstarter Campaign for SID, the First 3D Camera with Augmented Reality Special Effects

Established in 2016, startup Weeview aims to to design technology that’s ‘ahead of the curve,’ and its first product, the Eye-Plug plug-in 3D camera accessory that turns your smartphone into a virtual reality device, certainly delivered. Hardware and software engineers, experienced in the areas of optical design, application development, computer vision, and 3D spatial visualization, […]

Established in 2016, startup Weeview aims to to design technology that’s ‘ahead of the curve,’ and its first product, the Eye-Plug plug-in 3D camera accessory that turns your smartphone into a virtual reality device, certainly delivered. Hardware and...
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...
3D Printing, VR & AR: HP Teams Up with Yale to Develop Blended Reality Applications for Educational Settings

3D Printing, VR & AR: HP Teams Up with Yale to Develop Blended Reality Applications for Educational Settings

In 2014, HP not only announced their entrance into 3D printing, but also introduced the concept of “blended reality” with the unveiling of the Sprout, a platform that, among other features, allows users to translate physical objects into 3D models simply by placing them on a 3D scanning bed in front of the Sprout computer monitor. […]

In 2014, HP not only announced their entrance into 3D printing, but also introduced the concept of “blended reality” with the unveiling of the Sprout, a platform that, among other features, allows users to translate physical objects into 3D models simply...
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...
Think2Thing and Ryerson University Bring Back Be3D Conference with Focus on Virtual and Augmented Reality

Think2Thing and Ryerson University Bring Back Be3D Conference with Focus on Virtual and Augmented Reality

Tomorrow, 2017 will enter into its third month, and 3DPrint.com has already been to two major conferences, attending CES 2017 in January and SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017 at the beginning of February. Next week, we’ll be on the road yet again, this time heading to Toronto for the return of the Be3Dimensional (Be3D) Conference. Not to be confused […]

Tomorrow, 2017 will enter into its third month, and 3DPrint.com has already been to two major conferences, attending CES 2017 in January and SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017 at the beginning of February. Next week, we’ll be on the road yet again, this time heading to...
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...
Apple: Possible 3D Laser Scanner for iPhone 8, with Facial Recognition, Augmented Reality, 3D Printing Potential

Apple: Possible 3D Laser Scanner for iPhone 8, with Facial Recognition, Augmented Reality, 3D Printing Potential

As Apple’s plans for breaking into the 3D industry continue to confound, small bits and pieces have been thrown out to tease us over the past few years. We’ve tried to imagine what an Apple 3D printer might look like, along with getting all excited about their in-house use of 3D printing and recent foray […]

As Apple’s plans for breaking into the 3D industry continue to confound, small bits and pieces have been thrown out to tease us over the past few years. We’ve tried to imagine what an Apple 3D printer might look like, along with getting all excited about their...
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...
A Closer Look at the Many Uses for Additive Manufacturing & Augmented Reality in America's Military Forces

A Closer Look at the Many Uses for Additive Manufacturing & Augmented Reality in America's Military Forces

3D printing and additive manufacturing are reshaping the military in America, and in other countries as well. Marines in California took a short class in 2016 about how to best use 3D printing to solve problems on-site, the DON COOL Hub for both the Navy and the Marines uses a Zeus 3D printer, and the […]

3D printing and additive manufacturing are reshaping the military in America, and in other countries as well. Marines in California took a short class in 2016 about how to best use 3D printing to solve problems on-site, the DON COOL Hub for both the Navy and the...
Penn State Students Finding Success in Virtual Reality Educational Consulting Startup: Rain Reality

Penn State Students Finding Success in Virtual Reality Educational Consulting Startup: Rain Reality

The Bechdel test began as a way to understand whether women in works of fiction were active or passive characters as indicated by the content of their dialogue. To be considered active, the conversation between two women must be about something other than a man and the ‘test’ itself was developed as a way of […]

The Bechdel test began as a way to understand whether women in works of fiction were active or passive characters as indicated by the content of their dialogue. To be considered active, the conversation between two women must be about something other than a man and...
Augmented Reality Smart Glasses: Epson Announces Availability of Moverio BT-300 Developer & Drone Editions

Augmented Reality Smart Glasses: Epson Announces Availability of Moverio BT-300 Developer & Drone Editions

The world of eyeglasses is certainly one where we’ve all seen progress by leaps and bounds in the past decades, whether we have the need to wear them ourselves or not. From glasses and frames that can be created quickly for the customer in designer styles, to virtual reality goggles and smart lenses, it’s as […]

The world of eyeglasses is certainly one where we’ve all seen progress by leaps and bounds in the past decades, whether we have the need to wear them ourselves or not. From glasses and frames that can be created quickly for the customer in designer styles, to virtual...
Humaneyes Technologies Announces Release of Vuze Camera & Two New Partnerships

Humaneyes Technologies Announces Release of Vuze Camera & Two New Partnerships

Those who attend CES each year expect to be blown away with far more than just your basic electronics as the biggest names—and many, many innovators from around the world—exhibit the latest in technology. For 2017, as the famed convention marks its 50th year in Las Vegas from January 5-8, visitors will undoubtedly be given a […]

Those who attend CES each year expect to be blown away with far more than just your basic electronics as the biggest names—and many, many innovators from around the world—exhibit the latest in technology. For 2017, as the famed convention marks its 50th year in Las...
CES BeautyTech: Augmented Reality Fashion Show With YouCam Makeup

CES BeautyTech: Augmented Reality Fashion Show With YouCam Makeup

Fashion has been an arena of augmented reality ever since the first neck ring lengthened the neck of its wearer or the first shape-changing stay was introduced into the first corset. As the term augmented reality has taken on new meanings with advances in technology, fashion has continued to work to take reality and add to it, […]

Fashion has been an arena of augmented reality ever since the first neck ring lengthened the neck of its wearer or the first shape-changing stay was introduced into the first corset. As the term augmented reality has taken on new meanings with advances in technology,...