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Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler or engineer anymore to design your own products. Artists don’t need to immerse themselves in confusing and expensive software. There are even powerful, yet easy-to-use […]

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler or engineer anymore to design your own products. Artists don’t need to immerse...
Tech Soft 3D's Software Development Toolkits Improve Clients' 3D Printing Capabilities

Tech Soft 3D's Software Development Toolkits Improve Clients' 3D Printing Capabilities

According to a market report by SmarTech, the market size for 3D printing will grow over 150% in the next four years; as it’s already at around $294 million, that’s a pretty big jump. In the same report, SmarTech projects that, by the year 2021, nearly 30% of the additive manufacturing software market will come […]

According to a market report by SmarTech, the market size for 3D printing will grow over 150% in the next four years; as it’s already at around $294 million, that’s a pretty big jump. In the same report, SmarTech projects that, by the year 2021, nearly 30%...
Get Ready, Makers: OtterBox Has Released CAD Designs for 3D Printable uniVERSE Case System Accessory Mount

Get Ready, Makers: OtterBox Has Released CAD Designs for 3D Printable uniVERSE Case System Accessory Mount

The same day I purchased my very first iPhone several years ago, I also bought a light purple OtterBox case for it, having been told by all of my other iPhone-toting friends that it was the best protective phone case around…and they were right. The Colorado-based company is the #1 supplier of smartphone cases in […]

The same day I purchased my very first iPhone several years ago, I also bought a light purple OtterBox case for it, having been told by all of my other iPhone-toting friends that it was the best protective phone case around…and they were right. The...
Research Team in India Uses 3D Software and 3D Printing to Make Prosthetic Ear

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 just one week for 32-year-old Rucha (not her real name) from Kondhwa. Typically, it takes about a month to make an artificial ear, but thanks […]

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 just one week for 32-year-old Rucha (not her real name) from Kondhwa. Typically, it takes about a month...
Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker Faire. After thoroughly enjoying my visit to STEMfest, I definitely didn’t want to […]

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker...
AFRL Researchers Inspired by Newsprint Use 3D Printing and Perovskites to Fabricate Cost-Efficient Solar Cells

AFRL Researchers Inspired by Newsprint Use 3D Printing and Perovskites to Fabricate Cost-Efficient Solar Cells

A friend told me once that it was possible to make an inexpensive, working solar oven just by painting a big cardboard box black and lining the inside with tinfoil, then dragging it out into the yard to use on a very sunny day. Solar energy is pretty powerful, and it can be used to […]

A friend told me once that it was possible to make an inexpensive, working solar oven just by painting a big cardboard box black and lining the inside with tinfoil, then dragging it out into the yard to use on a very sunny day. Solar energy is pretty powerful, and it...
Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to keep kids focused in class? I am obviously talking about the fidget spinner, which usually has two or three paddle-shaped blades attached to a core in […]

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to keep kids focused in class? I am obviously talking about the fidget spinner, which usually has two or three...
3Dwalla and Fashion Design Student Design and 3D Print New Fabrics for Maternity Wear Collection

3Dwalla and Fashion Design Student Design and 3D Print New Fabrics for Maternity Wear Collection

In 2015, Monik Shah founded the 3D printing service 3Dwalla in Mumbai, which offers 3D printing and prototyping services to accelerate product development and innovation. The startup, with a tagline of “Prints Beyond Paper,” encourages people to design and manufacture products that can compete in our ever-changing world, and the team of 3Dwalla experts help enthusiasts, […]

In 2015, Monik Shah founded the 3D printing service 3Dwalla in Mumbai, which offers 3D printing and prototyping services to accelerate product development and innovation. The startup, with a tagline of “Prints Beyond Paper,” encourages people to design and...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2017

I’m calling today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs the RAPID + TCT version, as all of the companies we’re covering today are attending the event in Pittsburgh. XJet will be displaying its metal and ceramic inkjet 3D printing expertise, while GeonX is launching its Virfac iAM software, Arcam EBM is presenting its Arcam Q10plus and […]

I’m calling today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs the RAPID + TCT version, as all of the companies we’re covering today are attending the event in Pittsburgh. XJet will be displaying its metal and ceramic inkjet 3D printing expertise, while...
3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion systems and water soluble support materials like PVA, have made 3D printing much more accessible […]

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion...
Online Educators SolidProfessor Partners with SOLIDWORKS to Offer New Certification Courses

Online Educators SolidProfessor Partners with SOLIDWORKS to Offer New Certification Courses

As technology continues to exponentially improve, the future of industry and manufacturing is rapidly requiring new employees have at least a passing familiarity with 3D technology. Automation, additive manufacturing and computer aided design (CAD) software are all gaining outsized roles in new job requirements, and any employee who wants to achieve a long and successful career […]

As technology continues to exponentially improve, the future of industry and manufacturing is rapidly requiring new employees have at least a passing familiarity with 3D technology. Automation, additive manufacturing and computer aided design (CAD) software are all...
Renishaw Helps to Create 3D Printed Orbital Implant for Complex Surgery in Nepal

Renishaw Helps to Create 3D Printed Orbital Implant for Complex Surgery in Nepal

When a deadly, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April of 2015, killing thousands of people, the 3D printing community jumped right in to offer assistance, from a 3D printable model (for a donation) of Nepal’s Boudhanath Stupa Buddhist temple from Pinshape and MiniWorld, to a call for desktop 3D printing solutions and design ideas […]

When a deadly, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April of 2015, killing thousands of people, the 3D printing community jumped right in to offer assistance, from a 3D printable model (for a donation) of Nepal’s Boudhanath Stupa Buddhist temple from...
Verashape Licenses Siemens PLM's Parasolid Communicator Software

Verashape Licenses Siemens PLM's Parasolid Communicator Software

This past summer, Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape introduced its VSHAPER 3D printer, as part of an important project subsidized by the National Centre for Research and Development 2014-2020, with the ultimate goal of creating a versatile 3D printer with a global distribution network. Soon after, the next iteration of the printer, the desktop VSHAPER GO, […]

This past summer, Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape introduced its VSHAPER 3D printer, as part of an important project subsidized by the National Centre for Research and Development 2014-2020, with the ultimate goal of creating a versatile 3D printer with a...
Why 3DPrint.com is Looking Forward to SOLIDWORKS World 2017

Why 3DPrint.com is Looking Forward to SOLIDWORKS World 2017

Industry conferences are typically rife with big announcements on new machines, software, and business partnerships. It makes sense: there are usually hundreds, if not thousands, of people at these types of events, and the opportunities for showcasing your company, and its equipment, are many. The next big conference on the horizon, at least for us here […]

Industry conferences are typically rife with big announcements on new machines, software, and business partnerships. It makes sense: there are usually hundreds, if not thousands, of people at these types of events, and the opportunities for showcasing your company,...
German RepRap Reseller 3DZ Provides Italian Footwear Polytechnic School with X400 PRO V3 3D Printer

German RepRap Reseller 3DZ Provides Italian Footwear Polytechnic School with X400 PRO V3 3D Printer

The German RepRap industrial-grade X400 3D printer has been used to develop all sorts of products, from a helicopter windshield wiper system to spare parts for lifting platforms, and even breast prostheses. The printer’s next iteration, the X400 PRO V3, was introduced in 2015, and offered a greater flexibility in printing filaments and dual extruders. Recently, German […]

The German RepRap industrial-grade X400 3D printer has been used to develop all sorts of products, from a helicopter windshield wiper system to spare parts for lifting platforms, and even breast prostheses. The printer’s next iteration, the X400 PRO V3, was...
Italy's WitLab Creates 3D Printed ArcheoRov, Ready for Underwater Archaeological Expeditions

Italy's WitLab Creates 3D Printed ArcheoRov, Ready for Underwater Archaeological Expeditions

I really enjoy learning, and writing, about drones. There are a lot of applications for drone technology, ranging from the more mundane (but fun!) pizza delivery to cutting-edge drones being used as first responders in search and rescue operations. So, what’s even cooler than a drone flying through the air? Drones swimming through the water, of course! […]

I really enjoy learning, and writing, about drones. There are a lot of applications for drone technology, ranging from the more mundane (but fun!) pizza delivery to cutting-edge drones being used as first responders in search and rescue operations. So, what’s...
Bionic Aircraft Collaborative Research Project Works to Increase the Efficiency of Aviation Resources through Additive Manufacturing

Bionic Aircraft Collaborative Research Project Works to Increase the Efficiency of Aviation Resources through Additive Manufacturing

3D printing and 3D scanning technologies have been making major headway into aviation recently, and these uses are only set to expand. We have seen 3D printed airplanes before, used in the military, and also with some pretty cool unmanned aircraft. There are 3D printed airplane components, 3D scanning has been used to recreate historic […]

3D printing and 3D scanning technologies have been making major headway into aviation recently, and these uses are only set to expand. We have seen 3D printed airplanes before, used in the military, and also with some pretty cool unmanned aircraft. There are 3D...
3D Imaging Solutions Provider FARO Acquires mwf-technology, Increasing Mobile Virtual and Augmented Reality Footprint

3D Imaging Solutions Provider FARO Acquires mwf-technology, Increasing Mobile Virtual and Augmented Reality Footprint

3D measurement and imaging solutions provider FARO, whose valuable services in the field of forensics we’ve written about before, recently announced its acquisition of German augmented reality (AR) solutions company mwf-technology GmbH. Technology from mwf allows for large, complex 3D CAD data to be transferred over to another device, like a tablet, and used for a mobile […]

3D measurement and imaging solutions provider FARO, whose valuable services in the field of forensics we’ve written about before, recently announced its acquisition of German augmented reality (AR) solutions company mwf-technology GmbH. Technology from mwf...
New Version of QuantAM Build Preparation Software for Renishaw, Thanks to Collaboration with Spatial Corp

New Version of QuantAM Build Preparation Software for Renishaw, Thanks to Collaboration with Spatial Corp

The result of a collaboration between 3D software development tool kits provider Spatial Corp (a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, which was showcased in July) and UK-based engineering and scientific technology company Renishaw has finally been announced, with the release of a new version of Renishaw’s QuantAM software. This was made possible through the integration of some […]

The result of a collaboration between 3D software development tool kits provider Spatial Corp (a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, which was showcased in July) and UK-based engineering and scientific technology company Renishaw has finally...
Autodesk Signs MOU with MIMOS Berhad to Promote 3D Design in Malaysia

Autodesk Signs MOU with MIMOS Berhad to Promote 3D Design in Malaysia

3D printing and software company Autodesk certainly wears a lot of hats: virtual reality innovator, slicing settings expert, impactful investor, helpful volunteer…the list goes on and on. Today they’re starting a new journey, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MIMOS Berhad, in order to promote 3D design technologies and talent across Malaysia. The aptly […]

3D printing and software company Autodesk certainly wears a lot of hats: virtual reality innovator, slicing settings expert, impactful investor, helpful volunteer…the list goes on and on. Today they’re starting a new journey, by signing a Memorandum of...
CAD Modeling & 3D Scanning Services from HoneyPoint3D Now Discounted for 3DPrint.com Readers!

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, resources are becoming increasingly abundant for those embarking on this journey, and our team is here to ensure that our community gains access to educational […]

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, resources are becoming increasingly abundant for those embarking on this journey, and our...
For the 3D Printing Novice: Shapeways Offers Insights into CAD & 3D Modeling

For the 3D Printing Novice: Shapeways Offers Insights into CAD & 3D Modeling

For those just beginning to try their hand at 3D printing, often it’s easy to jump in with only the end goal in sight as you imagine that sophisticated looking machine pumping out your 3D models. Whether you are downloading a file from Thingiverse and printing it out as is, customizing open source files to […]

For those just beginning to try their hand at 3D printing, often it’s easy to jump in with only the end goal in sight as you imagine that sophisticated looking machine pumping out your 3D models. Whether you are downloading a file from Thingiverse and printing it out...
New Autodesk Business Solutions Portfolio for Additive & Subtractive Manufacturing Unveiled at IMTS

New Autodesk Business Solutions Portfolio for Additive & Subtractive Manufacturing Unveiled at IMTS

3DPrint.com was on the scene this week as the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) delivered with over 2,400 exhibitors, all gathered in Chicago September 12-17. To say that you would see a range of solutions in manufacturing would be a grand understatement as over 1.3 million square feet was given to show visitors the latest […]

3DPrint.com was on the scene this week as the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) delivered with over 2,400 exhibitors, all gathered in Chicago September 12-17. To say that you would see a range of solutions in manufacturing would be a grand...
Shapeways Overhauls Its Designer For Hire Program with a New Marketplace Style Platform

Shapeways Overhauls Its Designer For Hire Program with a New Marketplace Style Platform

While several software companies are working on creating easier to use CAD programs that will simplify and streamline the 3D design to 3D printing workflow, unfortunately the learning curve for most design software is still pretty steep. The fact is that learning to design, especially to design in 3D, simply isn‘t easy, and realistically software […]

While several software companies are working on creating easier to use CAD programs that will simplify and streamline the 3D design to 3D printing workflow, unfortunately the learning curve for most design software is still pretty steep. The fact is that learning to...