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Lowering Product Design Timeline With New Meta Viewer Beta App for 3D CAD Visualization

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 campaign the next year, Meta participated in a seed accelerator program, and came out with the first see-through glasses that allowed wearers to move and […]

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 campaign the next year, Meta participated in a seed...
egf Manufaktur Turns to 3D Printing for Customer-Facing Ring Customization

egf Manufaktur Turns to 3D Printing for Customer-Facing Ring Customization

One feature that 3D printing offers, of particular interest to the world of retail, is a level of customization. One area where this is particularly visible is jewelry – from bracelets, earrings, and necklaces to rings, both engagement and wedding included, desktop 3D printing allows people to make truly unique pieces. Recently, jewelry retailers and brands have been recognizing the […]

One feature that 3D printing offers, of particular interest to the world of retail, is a level of customization. One area where this is particularly visible is jewelry – from bracelets, earrings, and necklaces to rings, both engagement and wedding included,...
Frustum Releasing Latest Version of TrueSOLID Technology, the First 3D Volumetric Kernel for Generative Design

Frustum Releasing Latest Version of TrueSOLID Technology, the First 3D Volumetric Kernel for Generative Design

Colorado-based Frustum is best known for its flagship Generate platform, a cloud-based topology optimization solution, which Siemens began using last year with a commercial license to decrease the complexity in additive design. Generate helps make generative design functional, so users can quickly develop manufacturing-ready parts and products with optimally balanced performance, weight, and structural strength. Frustum is […]

Colorado-based Frustum is best known for its flagship Generate platform, a cloud-based topology optimization solution, which Siemens began using last year with a commercial license to decrease the complexity in additive design. Generate helps make generative design...
3D Printed Bone Replica Helps Pilot with Ankle Cysts Keep Flying High

3D Printed Bone Replica Helps Pilot with Ankle Cysts Keep Flying High

The talus, part of the tarsus group of foot bones that transmits the entire weight of the body to the foot, is a large ankle bone that articulates with the tibia and heel bone. Obviously it’s a pretty important bone in terms of comfort while walking and performing other activities, like flying a plane, so when […]

The talus, part of the tarsus group of foot bones that transmits the entire weight of the body to the foot, is a large ankle bone that articulates with the tibia and heel bone. Obviously it’s a pretty important bone in terms of comfort while walking and...
RoMA: Robotic 3D Printing and Augmented Reality Combine in Interactive Fabrication Platform

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 been working on a project that combines all three. We see a wide variety of really interesting and innovative research and projects in this field, […]

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 been working on a project that combines all three. We see a...
3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS: 3D Systems Releases Updated Metal 3D Printing Software Platform

3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS: 3D Systems Releases Updated Metal 3D Printing Software Platform

At the TCT Show this fall, 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems was busy highlighting its software solutions, including the integrated metal additive manufacturing software platform 3DXpert. The software, which offers an all-in-one simulation solution for metal powder bed machines, was officially launched at IMTS in 2016. In May, the company announced that 3DXpert would be […]

At the TCT Show this fall, 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems was busy highlighting its software solutions, including the integrated metal additive manufacturing software platform 3DXpert. The software, which offers an all-in-one simulation solution for metal...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 6, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is next week, so we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs off with a heartwarming story, before moving on to 3D printed models, and plenty of business news. The ‘Window to the Heart’ installation, featuring the world’s largest 3D printed lens, is officially up in Times Square this month. Moving right along, a […]

Valentine’s Day is next week, so we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs off with a heartwarming story, before moving on to 3D printed models, and plenty of business news. The ‘Window to the Heart’ installation, featuring the...
3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

According to a recent paper by Kevin R. King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human heart. When this occurs, disorganized cardiac contractions allow blood clots to form in a region of the heart called the left atrial appendage, or LAA […]

According to a recent paper by Kevin R. King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human heart. When this occurs, disorganized cardiac contractions allow blood clots to form...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 7, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 7, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news heading your way in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a 3D printing event, a 3D printed work of art, and some 3D printed products for your feet and teeth. DSM and Toyota have signed a technology partnership agreement, while Authentise partners with […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news heading your way in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a 3D printing event, a 3D printed work of art, and some 3D printed products for your feet and teeth. DSM and Toyota have signed a...
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...
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