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Realize Medical Gets 510(k) Clearance for VR Surgical Planning Software

Previously, we wrote about how Ottawa, Canada-based Realize Medical partnered with Logitech to use its stylus in Elucis VR software, which tool allows doctors to present CT and MRI files…

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End-to-End 3D Printing Software and What it Means for AM in 2023

The year is 2023, and we’re finally on the cusp of the end-to-end additive manufacturing (AM) software dream. This is a moment that we, as an industry, have collectively been…

3D Printing Software to Reach $6.2B by 2031

Whether the hardware and materials folks care to admit it or not, software is going to become increasingly central to the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. The latest version of the…

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Formnext 2022: The Most Important Takeaways

Formnext 2022 was a fantastic, truly global show with attendees from all over the world. Messago Messe Frankfurt suggests that the event saw 29,581 attendees and 802 exhibitors from from…

Seven New Partners Join Materialise CO-AM 3D Printing Suite

Additive manufacturing (AM) pioneer, Materialise NV (Nasdaq: MTLS) announced that the company has expanded its cloud-based, CO-AM platform, which was released earlier this year. In addition to heightened integration between…

Startup Accelerator: TOffeeAM Gets £5M for 3D Printing Generative Design Software

Two years ago, UK-based TOffeeAM raised £1 million pounds to develop its generative design tool for 3D printing. Now, in a round led by Presidio Ventures Europe and East Innovate,…

Materialise CO-AM Unites 3D Printing Software in the Cloud

Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) aims to cement its software leadership through its new CO-AM Platform, an open software tool that integrates the offerings of different cloud-based software vendors. The platform enables…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: May 8th, 2022

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and events in the AM industry ahead of us, with topics covering 3D printed housing, robotics, the supply chain, multimaterial 3D printing, generative…

French DARPA to Drive Automated 2D-to-3D 3D Printing Software

The French Defense Innovation Agency, along with Spare Parts 3D and the University for Research in Automated Production (LURPA) at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) Paris-Sarclay, have announced that they’ve…

Role of 3D Printing Software Highlighted by New PostProcess CONNECT3D Tool

As anticipated by the “Automation, Additive Manufacturing and the Factory of the Future” report from SmarTech Analysis, the digital manufacturing thread is started to come together, connecting various parts of…

3D Printing Robots Receive €1 Million Boost

Like any good buzzwordy phrase, “Industry 4.0” has its high and low points. An example of a low point, for instance, would be that it’s a subtle way of presenting…

Accelerate to AM Success with Simulation

The benefits of an additive manufacturing (AM) program are highly compelling –for the creation of highly complex parts, economically manufacturing lot sizes of one, and the near elimination of wasted…

2022 Predictions: 3D Printing for Series Production of Metal Parts

It’s time to gaze into the tea leaves and imagine a bright future for 3D printing. In this article, we will be looking specifically at predictions, trends, and developments in…

RAPID + TCT 2021: Markforged Talks New Eiger Fleet 3D Printing Software

The RAPID + TCT 2021 three-day event delivered a considerable influx of products from 3D printing companies, including Markforged’s new cloud-based software solution for its printers called Eiger Fleet. In…

Markforged’s Eiger Fleet to Scale Distributed 3D Printing

Coming off the heels of its public listing, Markforged (Nasdaq: MKFG) has announced new product meant to speed up the widespread adoption of production 3D printing. Dubbed the Eiger Fleet,…

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What Makes Materialise So Good? And Where Is It Weak?

Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) is a thirty-year-old Belgian, now public, 3D printing software and service company. Since inception, it has been lead by Fried Vancraen, a brilliant scientist-turned-entrepreneur who has instilled…

Bassetti’s Antoine Jeol on MES and 3D Printing

Antoine Jeol was a co-founder of 3D printing MES company 3DTrust. He sold the company to software firm Bassetti amidst a wave of acquisitions of MES companies. This in and…

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AMS 2021: The Gaps in Automating 3D Printing for Production

As exciting as all of the verticals discussed at the online Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit were, automation is a personal favorite as it addresses the gaps between 3D printing and…

Formnext Connect: Nexa3D and Castor Announce New 3D Printing Material and Software

As the second day of the 2020 virtual trade show, Formnext Connect drew to a close, ultrafast polymer 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D and 3D printing software company Castor announced new…

NuVasive 3D Prints Microporous Surfaces and Optimized Lattices for Better Spinal Implants

NuVasive is a California-based medical device company specializing in spinal surgery. The company offers the gamut of tools surgeons need to plan and execute spinal procedures. From surgical planning software…

ORNL’s New AI Platform Assesses 3D Printed Parts in Real-Time

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is behind the development of a new type of artificial intelligence (AI) software called Peregrine, meant to improve the quality of functional parts being produced via…

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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…

3D Systems Streamlines Software for Reverse Engineering

3D Systems has announced the latest versions of its Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Wrap  software, this time claiming “first-to-market capabilities” for streamlining workflows and improving design precision. New features…

3D Screener Webinar: Evonik’s New Software Tool Can Help Manufacturers

Just over a week ago, specialty chemicals and 3D printing materials company Evonik announced the introduction of a new software tool for additive manufacturing (AM). Developed by Castor, an Israeli…