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3D Printing News Briefs: June 8, 2018

It’s all business for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an investment, a partnership, and a new facility. Lockheed Martin has invested $5 million in a Canadian materials science…

Grafter Allows Users to Remix Entire Working Mechanisms into New Fully Functional 3D Printed Machines

A longstanding tradition among 3D printing enthusiasts is remixing each other’s models to make something new or better. Crowdsourcing isn’t an especially new way to develop an idea, but rarely…

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Zortrax Z-Suite Software – Easy to Convert 3D Files into 3D Printable Models

Poland-based 3D printing company Zortrax provides its customers with just about all of the products the technology has to offer, from 3D printers and software to materials and accessories; today,…

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…

3D Systems CEO Details Aggressive Strategy Targeting 3D Printing Market Leadership

“It is a different ball game,” 3D Systems President and CEO Vyomesh Joshi (VJ) told me. The company gathered financial and industry analysts together with media in a curated tour…

atum3D to Debut New 3D Printer, Software, Industry Excellence Packs at formnext

One of the biggest annual events in additive manufacturing is formnext, which begins in Frankfurt, Germany in just two weeks. With all of the international attention the conference garners, many…

MakerBot Introduces MakerBot Labs, An Experimental 3D Printing Platform for Engineers and Developers

In 2016, MakerBot announced that it would be shifting the company’s focus to the professional and educational, and away from the consumer market. In this vein, the company is announcing the…

Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler…

Thor3D Introduces Calibration Kit for Drake 3D Scanner to Ensure Accurate Scans Every Time

Moscow-based 3D imaging company Thor3D has been taking the 3D scanning industry by storm since it first introduced its handheld Thor 3D Scanner and marking system in 2016. About a…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 12, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs – CollPlant has signed an agreement with a US investor, while the Hobs…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 14, 2017

It’s Friday, so we’ll start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with something interesting to roll us into the weekend, then move right on to 3D printing business news and…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 27, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ve got stories on 3D software, a new 3D printer, and a little business, while the technology also takes us to the sea, the…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com’s Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session…

DCL Researchers’ New 3D Printing Software Used to Design Voxel Chair 3D Printed with a Continuous Line of Material

Whenever we hear about a new project from researchers and students at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, we know it’s going to be something unique and interesting, like a…

EOS and 3YOURMIND Introduce AMPI, the Additive Manufacturing Part Identifier

When we talk about obstacles to widespread adoption of 3D printing in the manufacturing industry, a few factors are regularly mentioned, with cost and lack of training being two of…

Thrinno Introduces Biggest Worldwide Sourcing Platform for Metal 3D Printing Market

Last month, Belgium-based software solutions provider Thrinno launched its design analysis software, Thrinno Fast Quote, targeted at metal additive manufacturing service providers. The software helps these print shops with quick, professional price…

STEM Students Use 3D Printing and Artificial Intelligence to Bring History to Life

It’s always more fun to learn about history when the lesson is interactive; at least I think so. We put on little skits in elementary school when we learned about the…

Best CAD Software for Kid Creators

It’s always a struggle around birthdays and holidays to figure out what the kids should give friends and family. Generally, we resort to handmade items; I have a couple of…

3D Printing and the Educational Market

In 3D printing, there are four places to make a play. Whether you’re a startup, an existing company looking to enter the space, or an investor with a taste for…

More Ultimaker Upgrades: Cura 2.1 is Now in Open Beta

It hasn’t yet been quite a year since Ultimaker announced that they had completely reworked their popular Cura software. In the spirit of constant improvement and advancement, however, the company has now declared…

MatterHackers Introduces MatterControl T10 at CES, Adds New Products to Store

MatterHackers has officially announced the release of their latest version of their 3D printer controller, MatterControl T10, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. MatterControl T10 is an Android-powered touchscreen controller,…

Autodesk to Acquire netfabb, Invest in FIT Technology Group

It’s been a pretty big week over at Autodesk, which just a couple days ago released the hardware and firmware files online to fulfill more of their open source promises…

Last Chance! Download Your Free 90-Day Trial of LightWave 2015

The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering all 3D artists a unique opportunity. Now for a limited time during Siggraph Week, artists can download their own,…

Precision Hydrographic Printing: A Fascinating New Way to Precisely Add Color to 3D Prints

I have to admit that it took me a moment to get past the GIF to the right, which shows what appears to be a cat in an advanced state of…