CAD modeling

Markforged Demonstrating its Blacksmith AI

Accuracy in Additive Manufacturing (AM), from the CAD design to the printing process, is not always easy to deliver. Companies are working hard at trying to ensure consistency and repeatability…

Germany: Research Shows Good Response from Students Using 3D Printed Dental Traumatology Training

Authors M. Reymus , C. Fotiadou, R. Hickel, and C. Diegritz explore the uses of 3D printed models in dental traumatology training, with their findings outlined in the recently published…

Aalto School of Engineering: Reverse Engineering Spare Parts Through 3D Technology

In the recently published, ‘Methods to reverse engineer spare parts,’ thesis student Edoardo Colombo, from the Aalto School of Engineering, expounds on the benefits of digital spare parts, and their…

MIT CSAIL Program Breaks Complex CAD Models Down Into Simpler Shapes for Easier 3D Printing

At the ACM SIGGRAPH Asia conference, a group of MIT researchers presented a paper describing their development of a system that applies what’s called program synthesis, which constructs computer programs automatically based…

Inexpensive 3D Printed Membrane Feeder Aids in Malaria Studies

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2016 roughly 445,000 people around the world died of malaria, a serious disease caused by a parasite that often infects a certain…

FEMTOPrint’s Technology Used to Help Produce 3D Printed Glass Molds for Droplet Microfluidic Chips

Swiss high-tech company FEMTOprint, dedicated to contract manufacturing of 3D printed microdevices in glass and other transparent materials, worked with Galatea Lab, Instant Lab and the Jules-Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital this past winter to explore how 3D…

Desktop 3D Printing and Functional Replacement Parts

3D printing is seeing increasing use in the manufacture of components for bikes, and sometimes even the bikes themselves. Bikes with 3D printed parts don’t just look cool, either – they perform just…

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…

Proto Labs Uses 3D Printing Technology to Bring Kitchen Prototype Inventions to Market

3D printing technology has often been used to help an invention along on the path from a really good idea to a production-ready product. Case in point: three inventors had a…

Award-Winning UK Educator Launches Online 3D Printing Resource for Teachers

As 3D printing technology continues to be added to more and more workflows in many different industries, it’s imperative to start teaching the next generation all we can about the…

OMNI3D and SMARTTECH Team Up Again for 3D Printing and Scanning of Supercar Part

3D technology is changing automotive design on the race track, and the Divergent Blade supercar and the Arrinera Hussarya supercar have both been the product of 3D printing technology in one…

3D Printed Robot Prototype Inspired by Hitchhiker Fish Can Cling to Underwater Surfaces

These days, you don’t often see a person standing alone on the side of the highway with their arm out and their thumb up, looking to hitch a ride –…

Turn Color Into Sound with Innovative Specdrums Rings, Created with the Help of 3D Printing

From 3D printed violins and guitars to a modular synthesizer and arpeggiator, 3D printing technology has often been used to help musicians play that funky (and classical) music. A creative group of…

Research Team in India Uses 3D Software and 3D Printing to Make Prosthetic Ear

As part of a college program, a team from the College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) in India has developed unique software, which helped them make a 3D printed ear in…

First Time 3D Printing User Creates Highly Detailed Models of SpaceX Rockets with Form 2 3D Printer

These days, it seems like nearly every part and component found on a rocket bound for space is 3D printed, from the thrust chamber assembly of an engine and rocket engine…

With Thingiverse Upload, Users Can Publish 3D Designs Straight from Tinkercad

Popular in-browser 3D design and modeling tool Tinkercad, which was acquired by Autodesk and joined its 123D product family in 2013, is offering something new in the way of connections….

Custom Prototypes Turns Cartoon Image into 3D Printed Figurine, Brings a Smile to Disabled Girl’s Face for Christmas

Christmas is over – the delicious decorated cookies are (almost) gone, the tags have been removed from your new clothes, and you’re completely out of Scotch tape and tissue paper. When…

CAD Modeling & 3D Scanning Services from HoneyPoint3D Now Discounted for 3DPrint.com Readers!

Those entering into the 3D technology arena for the first time may find all of the options daunting. 3D scanning, 3D files, 3D printing — where do we start? Fortunately,…

Back to School Soon! Kidesign Launches New Kideville 3D Printing Games at Reduced Prices

Although it’s still only July and we are in the deep throes of summer—signified by the lack of school nights and the searing outdoors—it’s also already time to launch into…

3D Systems Introduces New and Improved Cimatron 13 Software

Last year, 3D Systems made big news when they shelled out $97 million to purchase software company Cimatron. The deal gave 3D Systems control of Cimatron’s major software product lines:…

Designer 3D Prints Decorative Facades for New Exhibit at San Diego Model Railroad Museum

As 3D printing technology becomes more accessible and advanced over time, hobbyists around the world have been starting to turn to this emerging technology as a source of innovation and…