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Shapr3D Brings Mobile 3D CAD Modeling to iPad Pro

After receiving an award of seed funding through InReach Ventures in August of this year, today Shapr3D, a Budapest based company, announced the positive results of their collaborative effort with…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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 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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…