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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…

Evonik Announces Additive Pricing Analysis Software

Chemical giant and 3D printing materials company Evonik has introduced its first software for additive manufacturing (AM). The software is meant to reduce AM costs by helping users determine the…

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Meeting New FDA Quality Management Requirements for Additive Manufacturing Software

In 2019, the FDA, in collaboration with its peer regulatory organizations in the industrialized world through the IMDRF program, adopted a new definition of “Software as a Medical Device” (SaMD)…

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8 Reasons Why 3D Modeling is in Demand in Architecture

3D modeling is increasingly used in various fields of human life and activity. For a long time, that technique has gone beyond the use of purely in the entertainment industry,…

Interview with Tibor van Melsem Kocsis of DiManEx on 3D Printing in the Supply Chain

DiManEx is a Dutch company that wants to bring 3D printing to the supply chain. They’re focussing on one of the most promising and challenging areas in 3D printing, how…

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Top 5 Software Packages for 3D Printing

3D printing is a tough job. Although once learned, it does not seem too tricky. However, for beginners, it might not seem as friendly as various other new technologies. The…

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How I Built a 3D Printing Business in a Bubble and Survived

Let’s rewind to 2013. Magazine covers, Netflix documentaries, and daily news segments talking about how 3D printing took over the world of tech and gave everyone an impassioned vision of…