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What About 3D CAD?

What About 3D CAD?

The first rule for printing in 3D is the presence of a 3D file. The next article will lead you through basic computer-aided design (CAD) terms, will review the market players and will guide you to the best options to start design for free with a robust 3D CAD. There is one common principle today […]

The first rule for printing in 3D is the presence of a 3D file. The next article will lead you through basic computer-aided design (CAD) terms, will review the market players and will guide you to the best options to start design for free with a robust 3D CAD. There...
MIT CSAIL Introduces InstantCAD, a Plug-In to Make 3D Design Faster and Easier

MIT CSAIL Introduces InstantCAD, a Plug-In to Make 3D Design Faster and Easier

A lot of fascinating research goes on at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Just recently, we learned about the group’s work on the development of glasses-free 3D TV, and now they’re working on making CAD easier and faster. Making changes to computer aided designs can be frustrating and time-consuming, so CSAIL thought there […]

A lot of fascinating research goes on at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Just recently, we learned about the group’s work on the development of glasses-free 3D TV, and now they’re working on making CAD easier and...
Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing, the new course, is set to introduce participants to the […]

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in...
3D Meets 2D at HP as Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing System Is Used to Manufacture New Parts for HP's 2D Inkjet Printers

3D Meets 2D at HP as Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing System Is Used to Manufacture New Parts for HP's 2D Inkjet Printers

HP has been making major waves through its entrance into the 3D printing market, between laying off thousands of employees in 2015, unveiling its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing system last year, and closing a factory in Ireland earlier this month to redirect company funds to 3D printing. With the first Multi Jet Fusion production units only recently shipped, it’s […]

HP has been making major waves through its entrance into the 3D printing market, between laying off thousands of employees in 2015, unveiling its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing system last year, and closing a factory in Ireland earlier this month to redirect company...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 26, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 26, 2016

While you and your family gathered together this week to gorge on turkey and talk politics, the 3D printing industry proved that it halts for no holiday. On this Thanksgiving edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got the latest on innovative 3D printing news from across the world. For starters, engineers from […]

While you and your family gathered together this week to gorge on turkey and talk politics, the 3D printing industry proved that it halts for no holiday. On this Thanksgiving edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got the latest on innovative 3D printing...
i.materialise Partners with PTC to Streamline Printing Services from Creo 4.0 Design Software

i.materialise Partners with PTC to Streamline Printing Services from Creo 4.0 Design Software

When designers and makers are looking to have their creation produced on a professional-grade 3D printing system, there are a vast number of 3D printing service bureaus they can choose from. Looking for ways to separate themselves from the pack, the Belgium-based company i.materialise has been working to streamline the design-to-3D printing process for their customers. […]

When designers and makers are looking to have their creation produced on a professional-grade 3D printing system, there are a vast number of 3D printing service bureaus they can choose from. Looking for ways to separate themselves from the pack, the Belgium-based...
A Four-Step Guide for a Successful 3D Project

A Four-Step Guide for a Successful 3D Project

My first 3D printed project was a little bit disappointing. My new innovation looked rough and weak and the 3D model was not functioning well. Obviously, in 2006 we had fewer options for a 3D printed prototype, but the path was similar to what we have today. Therefore, my first experience was very similar to what I saw over the years with […]

My first 3D printed project was a little bit disappointing. My new innovation looked rough and weak and the 3D model was not functioning well. Obviously, in 2006 we had fewer options for a 3D printed prototype, but the path was similar to what we have today....
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 30, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 30, 2016

This week included a lot of 3D printing news from all around the world, and as per usual, it was nearly impossible to keep up with all of the latest announcements and innovations. The New York-based Graphene 3D Lab announced a couple of organizational changes, appointing a new Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Research […]

This week included a lot of 3D printing news from all around the world, and as per usual, it was nearly impossible to keep up with all of the latest announcements and innovations. The New York-based Graphene 3D Lab announced a couple of organizational changes,...
Xometry Enhances One-Stop Manufacturing Platform With SOLIDWORKS Integration

Xometry Enhances One-Stop Manufacturing Platform With SOLIDWORKS Integration

As the overall demand for streamlined 3D printed parts rises, one-stop manufacturing solutions become more and more important to designers and engineers looking to innovate as quickly and efficiently as possible. But, oftentimes, there are quite a few tedious steps to follow in between CAD design and the print bed, which can delay the entire […]

As the overall demand for streamlined 3D printed parts rises, one-stop manufacturing solutions become more and more important to designers and engineers looking to innovate as quickly and efficiently as possible. But, oftentimes, there are quite a few tedious steps to...
3D Systems Introduces New and Improved Cimatron 13 Software

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: CimatronE, CAD/CAM software for mold-, die- and tool-makers, and GibbsCAM, CAM software for production machining. Since the purchase, 3D Systems has been working on improving […]

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: CimatronE, CAD/CAM software for mold-, die- and tool-makers, and GibbsCAM,...
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum Thinks 3D Printing Can Revive the Model Railroading Hobby

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum Thinks 3D Printing Can Revive the Model Railroading Hobby

Model railroading has always had a reputation for being a hobby for old men, but i’m not really sure that’s exactly true. I certainly don’t have any statistics to back it up other than my own experiences, but I think that as with any modelling hobby the range of ages of hobbyists is going to be […]

Model railroading has always had a reputation for being a hobby for old men, but i’m not really sure that’s exactly true. I certainly don’t have any statistics to back it up other than my own experiences, but I think that as with any modelling hobby the range of ages...
3D Systems Releases New 2016 Geomagic Updates with New 3D Scan-to-Design Workflow

3D Systems Releases New 2016 Geomagic Updates with New 3D Scan-to-Design Workflow

CAD has played a role in the design industry for literally decades, but when it came time to produce prototypes CAD data was often sent off to experts in fabrication and manufacturing to do the actual production work. However, with increasing numbers of businesses having in-house 3D printers, or a 3D printing service provider on […]

CAD has played a role in the design industry for literally decades, but when it came time to produce prototypes CAD data was often sent off to experts in fabrication and manufacturing to do the actual production work. However, with increasing numbers of businesses...
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...
Under Armour Unveils a New 3D Printed Training Shoe Designed with Autodesk Software

Under Armour Unveils a New 3D Printed Training Shoe Designed with Autodesk Software

As they face higher demands from their customers to create more versatile footwear, sportswear companies all over the world have found themselves looking at 3D printing much closer recently. Companies like New Balance, Nike and Adidas have all explored using 3D printing to create shoes that are optimized for highly active users that include 3D […]

As they face higher demands from their customers to create more versatile footwear, sportswear companies all over the world have found themselves looking at 3D printing much closer recently. Companies like New Balance, Nike and Adidas have all explored using 3D...
Official Silversmiths to Her Majesty the Queen Finally Get a 3D Printer

Official Silversmiths to Her Majesty the Queen Finally Get a 3D Printer

For some established companies, embracing 3D printing has been difficult. It’s understandable, particularly in lines of work that have been relying on handcrafted work or other traditional methods for years. Take the jewelry industry, for example. 3D printed jewelry has really begun to take off, as it offers increased options for customization plus precious stones […]

For some established companies, embracing 3D printing has been difficult. It’s understandable, particularly in lines of work that have been relying on handcrafted work or other traditional methods for years. Take the jewelry industry, for example. 3D printed...
Philadelphia MakerSpace NextFab Helps Inventor Start a Shovelution

Philadelphia MakerSpace NextFab Helps Inventor Start a Shovelution

The Shovelution is a spring-loaded second handle add-on that can be attached to just about any snow shovel. The user simply attaches it on to the shovel’s handle and it can be adjusted for the user’s height and level of comfort. The second handle allows the shovel to be used without the user bending or […]

The Shovelution is a spring-loaded second handle add-on that can be attached to just about any snow shovel. The user simply attaches it on to the shovel’s handle and it can be adjusted for the user’s height and level of comfort. The second handle allows...
New 3D Slash Features Make 3D Modeling Even Easier

New 3D Slash Features Make 3D Modeling Even Easier

When the 3D printing hype train started a few years back we were promised that in a few years everyone would have a printer in their home and effortlessly replace things like broken knobs on appliances or 3D print any household item that we could ever want. However, in reality 3D printable models don’t just […]

When the 3D printing hype train started a few years back we were promised that in a few years everyone would have a printer in their home and effortlessly replace things like broken knobs on appliances or 3D print any household item that we could ever want. However,...
Autodesk Open Sources Ember Hardware and Firmware and Drops a Big Fusion 360 Update

Autodesk Open Sources Ember Hardware and Firmware and Drops a Big Fusion 360 Update

There were a couple of big releases from 3D design and printing company Autodesk this week. First and perhaps the most notable was full open source release of the electronics and firmware for Ember, their new SLS 3D printer. When the company announced Ember at last year’s Inside 3D printing Santa Clara, they committed to making […]

There were a couple of big releases from 3D design and printing company Autodesk this week. First and perhaps the most notable was full open source release of the electronics and firmware for Ember, their new SLS 3D printer. When the company announced Ember at last...
MIT Researchers Create 'Fab Forms' - Software That May Make 3D Modeling & Printing Easy for All

MIT Researchers Create 'Fab Forms' - Software That May Make 3D Modeling & Printing Easy for All

I must admit that, while I have been covering the 3D printing space for nearly two years now, and have had an interest in the technology long before that, when it comes to modeling designs that I can print at home on my 3D printer, I’m just an amateur. CAD software, although it lends itself […]

I must admit that, while I have been covering the 3D printing space for nearly two years now, and have had an interest in the technology long before that, when it comes to modeling designs that I can print at home on my 3D printer, I’m just an amateur. CAD...
Will 3D Printing Make Obsolescence Obsolete?

Will 3D Printing Make Obsolescence Obsolete?

Machine spare part obsolescence is a major headache for manufacturers. The stockout costs or consequences of non-available spare parts are invariably higher with longer periods of downtime. As time equals money, in the majority of manufacturing operations maintenance staff take their own approaches to stock management. One such way is the squirrel approach where obsolete […]

Machine spare part obsolescence is a major headache for manufacturers. The stockout costs or consequences of non-available spare parts are invariably higher with longer periods of downtime. As time equals money, in the majority of manufacturing operations maintenance...
MySolidWorks Users Receive 120 New Training Modules Plus Wide Range of New Benefits and Features

MySolidWorks Users Receive 120 New Training Modules Plus Wide Range of New Benefits and Features

SOLIDWORKS is a 3D CAD modeling software offering a foundation for inspiration, innovation, and creativity. Millions of engineers and designers worldwide use SolidWorks, with just as many students graduating each year with training in the unique 3D modeling software. SOLIDWORKS allows its users to go from concept to tangible 3D printed inventions due to its compatibility with […]

SOLIDWORKS is a 3D CAD modeling software offering a foundation for inspiration, innovation, and creativity. Millions of engineers and designers worldwide use SolidWorks, with just as many students graduating each year with training in the unique 3D modeling software....
AutoCAD Takes Center Stage as G2 Crowd Rates 2015 Winter CAD Software Leaders and Contenders

AutoCAD Takes Center Stage as G2 Crowd Rates 2015 Winter CAD Software Leaders and Contenders

3D printing technology has captured the attention of many creative types, including those who endeavor to just now dip their toes into the areas of making and prototyping as well as those who are already completely immersed in the technology. Computer-aided design (CAD) is an enormous part of their production process, going hand-in-hand with the process of […]

3D printing technology has captured the attention of many creative types, including those who endeavor to just now dip their toes into the areas of making and prototyping as well as those who are already completely immersed in the technology. Computer-aided design...
MecSoft Releases Rhino3DPRINT 2015 Software

MecSoft Releases Rhino3DPRINT 2015 Software

There is no doubt that if we are to see a more widespread use of 3D printing within homes, businesses and institutions of education, 3D modeling will need to continue to improve. There are several companies out there working to further the development of 3D CAD and CAM software, making it simpler, more user friendly, […]

There is no doubt that if we are to see a more widespread use of 3D printing within homes, businesses and institutions of education, 3D modeling will need to continue to improve. There are several companies out there working to further the development of 3D CAD and...
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