augmented reality

Lowering Product Design Timeline With New Meta Viewer Beta App for 3D CAD Visualization

Lowering Product Design Timeline With New Meta Viewer Beta App for 3D CAD Visualization

Six years ago at Columbia University, augmented reality company Meta, now headquartered in Silicon Valley, got its start with the introduction of its first AR headset prototype. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign the next year, Meta participated in a seed accelerator program, and came out with the first see-through glasses that allowed wearers to move and […]

Six years ago at Columbia University, augmented reality company Meta, now headquartered in Silicon Valley, got its start with the introduction of its first AR headset prototype. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign the next year, Meta participated in a seed...
Learn About Our Planet's History with 3D Printed, Augmented Reality EARTH

Learn About Our Planet's History with 3D Printed, Augmented Reality EARTH

The Earth has undergone innumerable changes over its long lifetime, with continents melding and breaking apart, species appearing and disappearing, climate changing and then changing again. Our planet’s history is a fascinating one, but the changes, for the most part, excepting mass extinctions, natural disasters and rapid climate change, have been so gradual that people […]

The Earth has undergone innumerable changes over its long lifetime, with continents melding and breaking apart, species appearing and disappearing, climate changing and then changing again. Our planet’s history is a fascinating one, but the changes, for the most...
Bose Introduces 3D Printed Prototype Augmented Reality Sunglasses

Bose Introduces 3D Printed Prototype Augmented Reality Sunglasses

You’ve probably heard of Google Glass, a brand of optical smart glass that displays information in a smartphone-like, hands-free format. This product, as is the case with many other smart glasses, works by overlaying digital objects and information over your real-world view out of the glasses. This, in my opinion, seems like it might be […]

You’ve probably heard of Google Glass, a brand of optical smart glass that displays information in a smartphone-like, hands-free format. This product, as is the case with many other smart glasses, works by overlaying digital objects and information over your...
Drag and Drop a Motorcycle: Meta Details Immersive AR Integration with SOLIDWORKS

Drag and Drop a Motorcycle: Meta Details Immersive AR Integration with SOLIDWORKS

Augmenting the design process, augmented reality (AR) offers another dimension to 3D design. Last month at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, we saw myriad announcements made in advancing design capabilities through partnerships centering around SOLIDWORKS, as well as additional capabilities through the design software itself. While additive manufacturing took an increasing amount of focus at this year’s […]

Augmenting the design process, augmented reality (AR) offers another dimension to 3D design. Last month at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, we saw myriad announcements made in advancing design capabilities through partnerships centering around SOLIDWORKS, as well as additional...
RoMA: Robotic 3D Printing and Augmented Reality Combine in Interactive Fabrication Platform

RoMA: Robotic 3D Printing and Augmented Reality Combine in Interactive Fabrication Platform

We often see robotics and 3D printing combined, as well as 3D printing and augmented reality (AR). But Cornell University researcher Huaishu Peng, whose 3D printing work has made headlines multiple times, has been working on a project that combines all three. We see a wide variety of really interesting and innovative research and projects in this field, […]

We often see robotics and 3D printing combined, as well as 3D printing and augmented reality (AR). But Cornell University researcher Huaishu Peng, whose 3D printing work has made headlines multiple times, has been working on a project that combines all three. We see a...
Will Google's Downloadable 3D Objects Help or Hinder 3D Printing?

Will Google's Downloadable 3D Objects Help or Hinder 3D Printing?

Google just released an experimental version of Article, a 3D viewer for AR. The viewer lets you on your desktop or in the browser: look at, manipulate or view 3D models. Article also works with AR (augmented reality) – in an AR capable browser on a device the Article can be selected, a crosshairs is […]

Google just released an experimental version of Article, a 3D viewer for AR. The viewer lets you on your desktop or in the browser: look at, manipulate or view 3D models. Article also works with AR (augmented reality) – in an AR capable browser on a device the...
Shipyard 4.0 Concept Features 3D Printing, Digital Twins, Advanced Technologies for Shipbuilding in Spain and Australia

Shipyard 4.0 Concept Features 3D Printing, Digital Twins, Advanced Technologies for Shipbuilding in Spain and Australia

One of the many industries that is increasingly using 3D printing technology is shipbuilding: we’ve seen everything from a 3D printed class-approved propeller to a heightening focus on high-tech and IP implications for the maritime industry. Spanish state-owned Navantia is a leading technology company that designs and builds high-tech civil and military vessels, control and combat systems, […]

One of the many industries that is increasingly using 3D printing technology is shipbuilding: we’ve seen everything from a 3D printed class-approved propeller to a heightening focus on high-tech and IP implications for the maritime industry. Spanish...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 5, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 5, 2018

Welcome to 2018, and the new year’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs – the 3D printing industry doesn’t stop for anything, not even midnight celebrations. We’ll kick things off with a little business, followed by news about 3D printing workshops and some partnerships for interesting 3D printed products. Europac 3D is expanding to […]

Welcome to 2018, and the new year’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs – the 3D printing industry doesn’t stop for anything, not even midnight celebrations. We’ll kick things off with a little business, followed by news about 3D printing...
Augmented Reality: Magic Leap Shakes Up Tech World with Magic Leap One Creator Edition

Augmented Reality: Magic Leap Shakes Up Tech World with Magic Leap One Creator Edition

Numerous companies producing the technology of the future are still working on fine-tuning both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) products — and often with more focus on designing headsets that users will actually agree to wear rather than what they will be able to enjoy from within as they view. From Apple to […]

Numerous companies producing the technology of the future are still working on fine-tuning both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) products — and often with more focus on designing headsets that users will actually agree to wear rather than what...
Starbucks Opens Coffee Megastore in Shanghai, Complete with 3D Printed Tea Bar and Augmented Reality Experience

Starbucks Opens Coffee Megastore in Shanghai, Complete with 3D Printed Tea Bar and Augmented Reality Experience

There’s nothing like that first sip of coffee in the morning to give you a much-needed boost of energy…and in my opinion, there’s no better place to get that first sip than at Starbucks. Established in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks is committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee, and operates over […]

There’s nothing like that first sip of coffee in the morning to give you a much-needed boost of energy…and in my opinion, there’s no better place to get that first sip than at Starbucks. Established in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks is committed to...
3D Printing Leads to Kickstarter Success for Inventive Fungisaurs

3D Printing Leads to Kickstarter Success for Inventive Fungisaurs

In 2015, 3D artist Aiman Akhtar and his wife Hwa Kinoshita Kim were driving back from a camping trip to Yosemite National Park when they stopped at an In-N-Out Burger and were given some dinosaur stickers. The couple happened to have a mushroom identification guide out as well, and the sight of the mushrooms next to […]

In 2015, 3D artist Aiman Akhtar and his wife Hwa Kinoshita Kim were driving back from a camping trip to Yosemite National Park when they stopped at an In-N-Out Burger and were given some dinosaur stickers. The couple happened to have a mushroom identification guide...
Program Easily Converts Molecules to 3D Models for 3D Printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality

Program Easily Converts Molecules to 3D Models for 3D Printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality

At North Carolina State University, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Denis Fourches uses technology to research the effectiveness of new drugs. He uses computer programs to model interactions between chemical compounds and biological targets to predict the effectiveness of the compound, narrowing the field of drug candidates for testing. Lately, he has been using a new […]

At North Carolina State University, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Denis Fourches uses technology to research the effectiveness of new drugs. He uses computer programs to model interactions between chemical compounds and biological targets to predict the...
3D Design in Mid-Air with the Augmented Reality Yeehaw Wand

3D Design in Mid-Air with the Augmented Reality Yeehaw Wand

Learning how to design in 3D is notoriously intimidating, which is why so many programs have arisen that promise to make it as easy as drawing a picture. Paint 3D recently came out with the new Windows 10 update, allowing users to create 3D models as easily as they’d scribble a picture in Paint. Then […]

Learning how to design in 3D is notoriously intimidating, which is why so many programs have arisen that promise to make it as easy as drawing a picture. Paint 3D recently came out with the new Windows 10 update, allowing users to create 3D models as easily as...
Youbionic Goes Beyond Augmented Reality to Augmented Human with New 3D Printed Double Hand Device

Youbionic Goes Beyond Augmented Reality to Augmented Human with New 3D Printed Double Hand Device

2014 saw the emergence of Youbionic, a company based in Italy that was working to create a 3D printed bionic prosthetic hand controlled by an Arduino microcontroller and commercial servomotors. The company also developed an intuitive system of biomimicking muscle sensors for its bionic hand, and took advantage of the durability and flexibility that 3D printing technology offers […]

2014 saw the emergence of Youbionic, a company based in Italy that was working to create a 3D printed bionic prosthetic hand controlled by an Arduino microcontroller and commercial servomotors. The company also developed an intuitive system of biomimicking muscle...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The University of Utah’s health system is increasing access to 3D printing for its physicians, while Medicrea acquires three patents and CELLINK is awarded project funding […]

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The University of Utah’s health system is increasing access to 3D printing for...
Epson and DJI Collaborating on Augmented Reality Drone Flight Simulator App for Moverio Smart Glasses

Epson and DJI Collaborating on Augmented Reality Drone Flight Simulator App for Moverio Smart Glasses

The Epson Group, headquartered in Japan, has been famous—probably for as long as most of us can remember—for their inkjet technology. As part of Seiko Epson Corporation, they have offices and other subsidiaries around the world. In past years they have begun targeting the 3D printing market, as well as journeying into the augmented reality […]

The Epson Group, headquartered in Japan, has been famous—probably for as long as most of us can remember—for their inkjet technology. As part of Seiko Epson Corporation, they have offices and other subsidiaries around the world. In past years they have begun targeting...
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...
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