augmented reality

Materialise Invests in Ditto’s 3D Printed Eyewear Technology Platform

Just as the use of 3D printing to mass manufacture hearing aids brought about changes to the entire industry, it looks like the same could be in the cards someday…

Augmented Reality for 3D Printer Maintenance and Installation in Development from New Partnership

The augmented reality (AR) market is even more nascent than additive manufacturing (AM), with AR technologies only now being realized for practical deployment. This is due, in part, to rapid…

German Researchers Develop 3D Printed Hand Prosthetics Controlled by Augmented Reality Glasses

In the recently published ‘Non-contact visual control of personalized hand prostheses/exoskeletons by tracking using augmented reality glasses,’ German researchers Simon Hazubski, Harald Hoppe, and Andreas Otte (all from Offenburg University)…

Lithuanian Startup Dear Deer Eyewear Offers Bespoke 3D Printed Eyeglasses Online

Because I was really into Barbies at age 6 when I first got prescription lenses, my very first pair of eyeglasses were huge and bright pink…I shudder to look at…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 3, 2019

For this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting off with a celebration – Scansite created 3D printed replicas of the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore for the 50th…

AR: Using Projection Mapping to let New Users 3D Print for the First Time

In a new paper, German researchers Thomas Ludwig, Michael Doll, and Christoph Kotthaus address a very important topic in society today—how to deal with complex technology we may not quite understand…

Interview with Ganit Goldstein on Craft, Technology, Fashion & 3D Printing

This is an article on the rising talent of Ganit Goldstein. She is an innovative thinker and designer that is leveraging 3D Printing for her design ethos and language.

Gantri Designers Continue Elevating Style with 3D Printed Lamps

While you may not think that a technology so often used by hobbyists to make small plastic toys could be responsible for the creation of elegant housewares, you would definitely…

Survey Shows Consumers are Ready for More Virtual and Augmented Reality in Retail

Augmented and virtual reality are making their way into the retail sphere, although they’re still somewhat of a novelty – we’re not yet all walking around stores with virtual reality…

Ford Opens New Advanced Manufacturing Center and Showcases 3D Printed Production Parts

Automotive manufacturer Ford has been incorporating 3D printing into its manufacturing procedures for years. Recently the company won three Automotive Innovation Awards for a 3D printed injection mold lifter action,…

More Realistic Models and Prototypes Built with Interactive Technologies such as 3D Printing and Virtual Reality

For visualization of prototypes and infrastructures, models are one of the key factors. A high quality model makes it possible to truly capture a virtual design, along with reducing the…

Designing Compound Objects Through 3D Printing and Augmented Reality

Smart manufacturing, also known as Industry 4.0, involves automated yet collaborative processes – humans and machines working together. In a new study entitled “Design and Interaction Interface using Augmented Reality…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 10, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start things off with in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a little research and a really cool 3D printed costume. The Department…

3DBear Introduces Kids to 3D Printing and Augmented Reality

Everyone agrees that it’s important for children to learn new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality. The challenge lies in finding the best way to teach those…

Aniwaa Rebrands, Adds Virtual and Augmented Reality Comparison Engine

Startup Aniwaa was formed with the goal of allowing users to compare 3D printers and 3D scanners all in one place, in order to find the best equipment for their needs….

3D Printing News Briefs: July 10, 2018

We’re starting things off with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to news from the medical and construction industries, and finishing up with a…

Sketchfab Store for 3D Models Officially Out of Beta Mode and Open for Business

Founded in 2012, Sketchfab is the world’s largest 3D model platform, and a very popular place for its over 1.5 million community members – mostly hobbyists and professionals – to easily discover, publish,…

Tradiebot Industries Using Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies to Train Automotive Workforce

From midair 3D designing and undertaking immersive experiences to learning more about things like coffee and our planet, from testing out 3D digital drones and how to modify nuclear pumps to getting a closer…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…