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3DTrust Releases Intelligent Powder Management Solution for Quality Control

3DTrust is a five-year-old startup that began in Munich. In the beginning, the team was one of a crop of startups that wanted to secure the digital supply chain. Through…

2020 Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge Winners Announced Virtually

This week, during the 8th Additive World Conference in Eindhoven, the winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2020 were announced virtually by Ultimaker’s Steven van de…

Reducing 3D Printing Collisions with Toolpath Optimization Methodology

While many industries are using 3D printing to manufacture products, the technology has not been largely adopted in large-scale production. According to researchers from the University of Arkansas Department of Industrial…

UK Researchers Inspired by Astrophysics to Improve Imaging for 3D Printed Models

Like cancer, heart disease and the many conditions surrounding it (along with other related systems in the human body) can often cause fatal complications, leading researchers around the world to…

Interview with Alexander Oster of Autodesk

Alexander Oster is an extremely knowledgeable 3D printing person. If we’re looking at mesh repair or 3D printing files & software I’d consider Alexander the number one person worldwide. He…

Cloud-Based Simulation and More Among New Features in Netfabb 2019

Netfabb has been a popular software program even since before it was acquired by Autodesk, and each year it offers more and more features to its users as Autodesk brings…

Team Effort Uses 3D Printing to Restore Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, with thousands of animal and plant species living in their colorful ocean-floor habitats. These reefs are in quite a bit of…

Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa and Autodesk Netfabb to Design and 3D Print Children’s Protective Face Mask

We see a lot of 3D printed masks here on 3DPrint.com, and while plenty are designed for fun events like Halloween parties and cosplay, many 3D printed masks serve very…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2017

We’re starting off with the business end of things in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some software news, a 3D printing handbook, and a new 3D printing material….

3D Printing News Briefs: November 14, 2017

We’re getting down to business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs…business news, that is. Rize announced an addition to its corporate staff at formnext today, and 3D printing bureau Hobs…

US Marine Designs 3D Printed Surveillance Drone at Fraction of Regular Cost

There are all sorts of applications for 3D printing in the military, from a submarine hull and a trauma simulator to missile components and surveillance drones. Recently, Rhet McNeal, a 26-year-old…

After Finishing a Full Iron Man Suit, Military Veteran Tim O’Sullivan 3D Prints the War Machine Mark III Suit

3D printing has found a home in the world of superheroes – the technology has been used to make superhero prosthetics, costumes, Legos, and models. One of the more popular choices…

Generative Design Will “Underpin Autodesk Future Growth”: VP of Simulation Foresees a New Manufacturing Paradigm, Starting with 3D Printing

A few short years ago, I would likely have laughed had someone posed the question, “What would happen if a car participated in its own redesign?” At RAPID + TCT…

RAPID Wrap-Up: Carbon, 3D Systems, Autodesk Share Their Latest in 3D Printing and Software

Many events are over as soon as closing time hits, but for some of the biggest shows in the 3D printing calendar year, the conversations continue even weeks thereafter. It’s…

Combining the Old with the New: Autodesk Uses 3D Printing and Investment Casting to Create Lightweight Airplane Frame Seats

While research is ongoing to determine just how unhealthy 3D printing fumes are, there are also a lot of ways that the technology is actually environmentally friendly, from recycled filaments and…

RAPID 2017: Titan Robotics Introduces New Pellet Extrusion System, Showcases Cronus Multi-Gantry 3D Printer

While metal 3D printing was all the rage at RAPID + TCT this week, there were some FDM printers on the exhibit floor that showed that plastic extrusion is still…

Autodesk Discontinues Manufacture of Open Source Ember 3D Printer

A big upheaval happened at Autodesk in February when CEO Carl Bass announced his resignation, as did board members Scott Ferguson and Jeff Clarke. This week, Autodesk users need to…

Shapeways Shows You How to Create Your Best Self in 3D Print

While the 3D printed selfie is still a novelty for most, we’ve seen it emerging in many forms lately from that of candy to superheroes to selfie action footage—just to…

Titan Robotics’ Large-Format 3D Printer, the Cronus, Features Five Print Heads and Autodesk Netfabb Software

In 2016, 3D printer manufacturer Titan Robotics started work to build the first commercial multi-head machine featuring Autodesk’s Project Escher technology. Last week at CES 2017, the Colorado-based company was able to…

CES 2017: Day Two in 3D Printing & 3D Scanning Shows More Hardware, More Focus

On Friday, CES 2017 was again in full swing following a very busy day one — many exhibitors braced themselves for what they had heard would be the busiest day…

The Future of Making Things: Co-Authoring Products with Customers

The future shared with us at Autodesk University 2016 was one of integration and collaboration — not just between members of your team, but between engineers and their tools and…

Autodesk Introduces Even More Updates to Netfabb 2017

In September, Autodesk released the annual update to their additive manufacturing and design software, Netfabb. While Netfabb 2017 came packed with new features and improvements, Autodesk was by no means finished…

Autodesk Releases Netfabb 2017, Enhancing Design, Simulation & Toolpath Capabilities

Many today tout themselves as ‘leaders’ in numerous areas regarding 3D printing technology from software to hardware to materials, but for a company such as Autodesk, that’s already an undeniable…

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…