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3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2017

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month, and today we’ll be starting off with a little 3D printing material news, followed by a 3D printed military project, 3D printed aircraft engine parts, and some business news to round out the day. i.materialise has introduced a new finish for its polyamide material, a […]

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month, and today we’ll be starting off with a little 3D printing material news, followed by a 3D printed military project, 3D printed aircraft engine parts, and some business news to round out the day....
3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership with Midwest Prototyping, while the Dubai RTA is working with Siemens to produce 3D printed metro parts. […]

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 21, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: July 21, 2017

As usual, the 3D printing world has been busy over the last several days. For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business and 3D printing mobile apps to 3D scanning, 3D printer kits, and a cleaning unit for 3D printed prototype parts. PostProcess Technologies has appointed four new […]

As usual, the 3D printing world has been busy over the last several days. For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business and 3D printing mobile apps to 3D scanning, 3D printer kits, and a cleaning unit...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D printers themselves. The ShareCloth team is announcing its new software solution for fashion 3D printing, while MIT researchers have developed a moisture-responsive workout suit, and […]

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D printers themselves. The ShareCloth team is announcing its new software...
Inside Materialise Headquarters: 3D Printing Innovation & Anticipation on the Eve of MWS17

Inside Materialise Headquarters: 3D Printing Innovation & Anticipation on the Eve of MWS17

The Materialise World Summit begins tomorrow in Brussels, Belgium and anticipation for the event is high. With the promise of multinational experts sharing their views and findings on 3D printing, digitization, healthcare, manufacturing, the future and more, MWS17 is bringing together nearly 700 attendees from around the world. Ahead of the event, I had the […]

The Materialise World Summit begins tomorrow in Brussels, Belgium and anticipation for the event is high. With the promise of multinational experts sharing their views and findings on 3D printing, digitization, healthcare, manufacturing, the future and more, MWS17 is...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed -- March 18, 2017

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed -- March 18, 2017

Sláinte! In this week’s St. Patrick’s Day edition of Stories We Missed, we’re talking about partnerships, 3D printing materials, and 3D printers themselves. Concept Laser and GoEngineer are supporting each other’s expansion in metal additive manufacturing, while Big Metal Additive joins the ADAPT consortium. i.materialise and Sartomer are both introducing new materials, while colorFabb discontinues one […]

Sláinte! In this week’s St. Patrick’s Day edition of Stories We Missed, we’re talking about partnerships, 3D printing materials, and 3D printers themselves. Concept Laser and GoEngineer are supporting each other’s expansion in metal additive...
The Ancient and the Advanced Come Together in 3D Printed Primal Crafts Jewelry

The Ancient and the Advanced Come Together in 3D Printed Primal Crafts Jewelry

Kristoffer Rønn-Andersen recently graduated with a Master’s degree in engineering, but he found that he just couldn’t resist the call of the creative. Having started out by designing a few gifts for his girlfriend, he soon found himself unable to turn away from the maker’s siren song and now works full time creating, promoting, and running […]

Kristoffer Rønn-Andersen recently graduated with a Master’s degree in engineering, but he found that he just couldn’t resist the call of the creative. Having started out by designing a few gifts for his girlfriend, he soon found himself unable to turn away...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week - February 4, 2017

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week - February 4, 2017

An inventor sends round a mailing to sell his stake in a company, GKN and EOS become BFFs, Xometry secures extra funding, Graphene 3D Lab makes more news, people from Youngstown, Ohio go to Israel and DUS Architects’ PR department is still the envy of the architecture world. It’s been a busy week in 3D […]

An inventor sends round a mailing to sell his stake in a company, GKN and EOS become BFFs, Xometry secures extra funding, Graphene 3D Lab makes more news, people from Youngstown, Ohio go to Israel and DUS Architects’ PR department is still the envy of the...
Learn How to Use OpenSCAD Software with Helpful i.materialise Tutorial and How-To Videos

Learn How to Use OpenSCAD Software with Helpful i.materialise Tutorial and How-To Videos

If you prefer creating your own 3D models, instead of downloading and printing open-source designs, the most important aspect, when choosing your preferred 3D modeling software, is how easy the process is. You can’t create successful 3D prints if you’re spending more time trying to decipher the program than you are modeling. While we all have […]

If you prefer creating your own 3D models, instead of downloading and printing open-source designs, the most important aspect, when choosing your preferred 3D modeling software, is how easy the process is. You can’t create successful 3D prints if you’re...
Check Out the Top 3D Printed GoPro Mounts from i.materialise

Check Out the Top 3D Printed GoPro Mounts from i.materialise

My daughter decided months ago that she wanted a GoPro. Since I’m not really sure what a third grader needs one of these video cameras for yet, I have been glad to stall on the purchase—although we do now seem to have a new hobby in stalking the GoPro aisle in any retail store that sells […]

My daughter decided months ago that she wanted a GoPro. Since I’m not really sure what a third grader needs one of these video cameras for yet, I have been glad to stall on the purchase—although we do now seem to have a new hobby in stalking the GoPro aisle in any...
Dutch Designer Uses 3D Printing to Create Large-Scale Deer Artwork

Dutch Designer Uses 3D Printing to Create Large-Scale Deer Artwork

The art of sculpture requires complexity and sophistication to supplement the smallest details of every aspect of the figure. Particularly, 3D sculptures of animals such as deer demand an experienced sense of visualization and particularization to ensure the expression of the animal is conveyed to the audience. Paco Raphael, a graphic designer, pop artist and […]

The art of sculpture requires complexity and sophistication to supplement the smallest details of every aspect of the figure. Particularly, 3D sculptures of animals such as deer demand an experienced sense of visualization and particularization to ensure the...
Looking to Meet Some Like-Minded People? Try PatternSpace, a New Social Network for 3D Printing Enthusiasts

Looking to Meet Some Like-Minded People? Try PatternSpace, a New Social Network for 3D Printing Enthusiasts

I can’t think of another industry that is so built on networking and sharing as 3D printing. It really is the technology of the 21st century, lending itself perfectly to a world in which people are addicted to being online and sharing everything they do. While much of the Internet can be a time-sucking wasteland […]

I can’t think of another industry that is so built on networking and sharing as 3D printing. It really is the technology of the 21st century, lending itself perfectly to a world in which people are addicted to being online and sharing everything they do. While...
i.materialise Offers Time-Saving New Multiple File Upload Option

i.materialise Offers Time-Saving New Multiple File Upload Option

As if popular Belgium-based 3D printing service i.materialise doesn’t work hard enough to make our lives easier already, what with their newly launched Help Center to answer all our 3D printing questions, their plugin for users of the Onshape CAD platform, and their various helpful tutorials, now they’ve made it even easier. Just yesterday on their blog, they […]

As if popular Belgium-based 3D printing service i.materialise doesn’t work hard enough to make our lives easier already, what with their newly launched Help Center to answer all our 3D printing questions, their plugin for users of the Onshape CAD platform, and...
3D Printed Vortex Dress Brings the Intergalactic to Fashion

3D Printed Vortex Dress Brings the Intergalactic to Fashion

This dress is out of this world. The Vortex Dress, created by fashion designer and design engineer Laura Thapthimkuna, is as close as you can get to interstellar fashion. But just because it looks like it came from outer space doesn’t mean that the design just fell down from the heavens. Instead, it is the […]

This dress is out of this world. The Vortex Dress, created by fashion designer and design engineer Laura Thapthimkuna, is as close as you can get to interstellar fashion. But just because it looks like it came from outer space doesn’t mean that the design just...
Microsoft 3D Builder App Now Available on Windows Mobile Devices and XBox One Consoles

Microsoft 3D Builder App Now Available on Windows Mobile Devices and XBox One Consoles

Microsoft joined the wonderful world of 3D printing in 2013, when they announced the release of their 3D Builder application for Windows 8.1 machines. The app allows you to load, view, manipulate, and 3D print right from your PC. In 2014, Microsoft integrated Kinect into 3D Builder, to enable users to perform DIY full body color scanning. 3D […]

Microsoft joined the wonderful world of 3D printing in 2013, when they announced the release of their 3D Builder application for Windows 8.1 machines. The app allows you to load, view, manipulate, and 3D print right from your PC. In 2014, Microsoft integrated Kinect...
Focusing on Software & Design: Materialise Malaysia Holds Second Hackathon This Year

Focusing on Software & Design: Materialise Malaysia Holds Second Hackathon This Year

Hackathons have become increasingly popular, and so much so that Materialise Malaysia decided to host the second one of the year, along with other events—especially those focusing on 3D printing. The latest event, held on November 30th, marks the third hackathon altogether for Materialise Malaysia. As is customary, participants were invited to meet specific challenges—two in […]

Hackathons have become increasingly popular, and so much so that Materialise Malaysia decided to host the second one of the year, along with other events—especially those focusing on 3D printing. The latest event, held on November 30th, marks the third hackathon...
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...
Irish Digital Art Student Creates Sea Monster with i.materialise 3D Printing

Irish Digital Art Student Creates Sea Monster with i.materialise 3D Printing

As members of the human species, we all know that our imagination can sometimes wander to fantastical and frightening places. For every hero we see draw a weapon or save a city, there’s usually a otherworldly and disastrous monster standing on the opposing side. 3D printing technology is the perfect tool to help bring these […]

As members of the human species, we all know that our imagination can sometimes wander to fantastical and frightening places. For every hero we see draw a weapon or save a city, there’s usually a otherworldly and disastrous monster standing on the opposing side. 3D...
Artist Se Yoon Park Explores Balance Between Light and Darkness with 3D Printed Trees

Artist Se Yoon Park Explores Balance Between Light and Darkness with 3D Printed Trees

The dichotomy between light and darkness is probably the oldest and most central theme in every art form. It forms the conflict in much of literature and film, and it’s literally what photography is made of. The work of painters revolves around the contrast and interplay between light, darkness, and the myriad tones in between. […]

The dichotomy between light and darkness is probably the oldest and most central theme in every art form. It forms the conflict in much of literature and film, and it’s literally what photography is made of. The work of painters revolves around the contrast and...
i.materialise: How to Reduce Your STL File for Easier Uploading & Sharing

i.materialise: How to Reduce Your STL File for Easier Uploading & Sharing

File size and dealing with space is an age-old issue, harkening back to the beginning of the PC. And with the advent of 3D printing the question of uploading and downloading files, and doing so seamlessly, is still one we deal with. As the team from i.materialise points out: “3D files can be heavy, very […]

File size and dealing with space is an age-old issue, harkening back to the beginning of the PC. And with the advent of 3D printing the question of uploading and downloading files, and doing so seamlessly, is still one we deal with. As the team from i.materialise...
i.materialise Offers Tutorial: Produce Color Scans with Microsoft Kinect & 3D Builder, Prepare for 3D Printing

i.materialise Offers Tutorial: Produce Color Scans with Microsoft Kinect & 3D Builder, Prepare for 3D Printing

Like many, if you haven’t used Microsoft Kinect or 3D Builder, you’re probably curious. While we hear about both and have probably glimpsed them in broad strokes, now we can find out the details on how to really use them thanks to i.materialise, and you’ll find this especially helpful if you are looking for ways […]

Like many, if you haven’t used Microsoft Kinect or 3D Builder, you’re probably curious. While we hear about both and have probably glimpsed them in broad strokes, now we can find out the details on how to really use them thanks to i.materialise, and you’ll find this...
i.materialise Launches Help Center to Answer Questions About Their 3D Printing Services

i.materialise Launches Help Center to Answer Questions About Their 3D Printing Services

Throughout the world, 3D printing service bureaus have helped make professional-grade additive manufacturing accessible and affordable for everyone. They’ve brought many 3D designs and ideas to life, granting their customers high quality production that would be unobtainable or too expensive otherwise. Though these service providers take care of a bulk of the dirty work, the […]

Throughout the world, 3D printing service bureaus have helped make professional-grade additive manufacturing accessible and affordable for everyone. They’ve brought many 3D designs and ideas to life, granting their customers high quality production that would be...
Learn to Use SketchUp 3D Modeling Software in 17 Easy Steps

Learn to Use SketchUp 3D Modeling Software in 17 Easy Steps

If you’ve been learning about 3D printing and admiring so many of the fascinating new innovations that designers of all expertise and age ranges are creating today, 3D modeling may be piquing your curiosity, and on your list of interesting things to check out. This may be a new skill you want to put at […]

If you’ve been learning about 3D printing and admiring so many of the fascinating new innovations that designers of all expertise and age ranges are creating today, 3D modeling may be piquing your curiosity, and on your list of interesting things to check out. This...
New i.materialise Plugin Gives Onshape Users Direct Access to 3D Printing Platform

New i.materialise Plugin Gives Onshape Users Direct Access to 3D Printing Platform

Cloud design services are becoming highly desirable to many consumers, particularly companies and design teams. One of the most popular right now is Onshape, a young company formed by several former SOLIDWORKS employees. It’s a CAD platform based entirely in the cloud and accessible by computer, tablet or phone, meaning that it makes it much easier […]

Cloud design services are becoming highly desirable to many consumers, particularly companies and design teams. One of the most popular right now is Onshape, a young company formed by several former SOLIDWORKS employees. It’s a CAD platform based entirely in the...
In Just Seconds, Microsoft Users Can Order 3D Prints through i.materialise

In Just Seconds, Microsoft Users Can Order 3D Prints through i.materialise

With the technological prowess we have today worldwide, most of us now feel somewhat put out upon encountering processes that are still dusty and outdated and perhaps take an inordinate amount of steps—and time out of our busy day—to reach a desired result. Customers appreciate it when businesses take the effort to make life easier […]

With the technological prowess we have today worldwide, most of us now feel somewhat put out upon encountering processes that are still dusty and outdated and perhaps take an inordinate amount of steps—and time out of our busy day—to reach a desired result. Customers...