Generative design

What is Metrology Part 20 – Processing

This is a brief overview of the coding language Processing. It has great intersection within the 3D printing and image processing realms of knowledge.

Generative Design Team at Helyx 3D Prints Lightweight Racing Quadcopter

The team at Helyx, headquartered in Italy, is exploring the limits of generative design with their 3D printed drone, a lightweight racing quadcopter created for agility and speed, and the…

GENESIS Eco Screen: A 3D Printed Urban Biodiversity Habitat Made of Recycled Plastic

Large-format 3D printing company BigRep, along with its innovation department NOWLAB, just launched their latest sustainability project – GENESIS Eco Screen, the first 3D printed urban plant and insect habitat….

Interview with Autodesk’s Peter Rogers on Generative Design and the Future of Additive

Peter Rogers is easily one of the most recognizable people in 3D Printing. Underneath the flamboyant hairdo sits a very hardworking business development and sales professional who flits tirelessly from…

Dutch Design Label Freshfiber Launches New Collection of 3D Printed Nylon Lamps

Dutch lifestyle brand and design label Freshfiber has long been on board with 3D printing applications in the consumer goods market – it’s been selling 3D printed products in its…

BigRep and NOWLAB Show Off Green Thumb with 3D Printed Green Wall Prototype

NOWLAB, the innovation department of large-format 3D printing leader BigRep, has built walls before, but not like the one it just introduced. The BigRep Innovation Consultancy recently premiered its new BANYAN…

RAPID 2019: Metal 3D Printing Interview with Desktop Metal

At the recent RAPID + TCT event, held in Detroit, the 3DPrint.com team saw many new products and innovations and spoke with many companies about what they were currently working…

Generative Design Methods Combine 3D Printing & Organic Evolution

 “Go take your lessons from nature, that’s where our future lies.” – Leonardo da Vinci Virginia Commonwealth University student Mohammad Jawad takes a forward-looking approach to manufacturing, as 3D printing…

Nervous System Works with Rice University Researchers 3D Printing Vascular Networks

Nervous System has been heavily engaged in experimenting with 3D and 4D printing of textiles in the past years, and all their research is paying off now as they find…

Caterpillar Is a Powerful Rhino Grasshopper Plug-in for Greater Customization in 3D Printing

Whether you are a serious 3D printing user or not, you have probably heard of Grasshopper, a popular add on of 3D modeling software Rhino. Grasshopper lets you use scripts…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 1, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got stories on events and business for you, followed by an innovative piece of 3D printed furniture. The fourth Metal Additive Manufacturing Conference will…

Autodesk Works with HP and GE Additive to Develop End to End Design-to-Print Workflows

Autodesk has developed a new generative design software that works directly with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers. The design-to-print workflow for additive manufacturing was designed specifically for HP’s 3D printers,…

ParaMatters Introduces CogniCAD 2.0 Topology Optimizer at CES 2019

It’s almost time again for CES, the biggest tech show of the year where companies from all corners of the technology sector will be bringing out their latest products. For…

Paul Benning Chief Technologist 3D Printing at HP Predicts 3D Printing Developments in 2019

Paul Benning is the 3D Print and Microfluidics Chief Technologist at HP. Before that he was an HP Fellow and the Chief Technologist of their imaging and printing division. He’s…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 15, 2018

We’re covering news from the medical and automotive worlds in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with a few other stories to get you into the weekend. In Taiwan, ITRI…

Frustum Expands with New Executive Hires and Larger Headquarters After Successful First Quarter

More and more companies are utilizing generative design software, which uses an algorithm to generate design suggestions based on a certain set of parameters. These results are often organic in…

Collaboration Leads to Optimized 3D Printed Motorcycle Part Produced with Generative Design

On display at the recent Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) and RAPID + TCT conferences was a motorcycle. But it wasn’t just any ordinary motorcycle; it had been specially designed…

GM Uses 3D Printing and Autodesk Generative Design Software to Advance Vehicle Design

General Motors has always been a leader and a pioneer of the auto industry, and that’s no exception when it comes to 3D printing. The company has been using the…

Frustum and ANSYS: 3D Software Solutions on Display at RAPID + TCT

We weren’t just checking out artwork and the latest 3D printers and applications or attending press conferences and keynote at last week’s RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth – 3D software was…

Siemens Uses Nature, Generative Design and 3D Printing to Create Improved Components

Humans are brilliant creatures who have designed many incredible things over the centuries. But when it comes to perfect design, there’s no competing with nature. That’s why many designers and…

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…

Siemens Joins with Hackrod to Bring Goal of 3D Printed Self-Designing Car Closer

You’ve likely heard of self-driving cars, but self-designing ones? It sounds far-fetched, but that’s the concept that drives Hackrod, a startup that allows anyone to create a customized vehicle using…

Literal Growth in 3D Printing with Live Parts: Details from Desktop Metal

Last week at SOLIDWORKS World, the software platform became further enmeshed with additive manufacturing as a flurry of announcements introduced new collaborations, integrations, and offerings further tying SOLIDWORKS into the…

Altair Releases New Inspire 2018 Software, Optimized for 3D Printing

A new year means new software updates, and engineering software developer Altair today announced the release of Inspire 2018. The simulation-driven design software is available through Altair’s solidThinking channel partner network and directly to…