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cobod

COBOD 3D Printing 200m Turbine Tower!

News from COBOD indicates they are to assist in the production of massive wind turbines by 3D printing large tower bases.

cad

SketchUp Goes Subscription-Only

SketchUp, the 3D tool many of us began learning 3D concepts from, has moved to a subscription payment model.

lean

Book of the Week: Job Shop Lean

This week’s selection is “Job Shop Lean: An Industrial Engineering Approach to Implementing Lean in High-Mix Low-Volume Production Systems” by Shahrukh A. Irani.

interface

Wematter Updates 3D Print Software

Wematter released version 2.0 of their 3D print management software, which includes a number of user interface improvements.

ai

Discovering Future AI Features For 3D Printing

I’m reading the lengthy PhD thesis from Ivanna Baturynska, who has extensively investigated the possibility of using advanced AI techniques to optimize 3D print jobs.

8-bit

Behold: Pico CAD

Game developer Johan Peitz posted a tweet recently with an animation of a project he’s working on called Pico CAD, an 8-bit 3D modeling tool.

ceramic

Question of the Week: Ceramic 3D Printing

This week’s question relates to the costing of ceramic 3D printing: what are the options, costs and considerations for 3D printing ceramic jewelry?

abs

BigRep Releases Two New 3D Print Materials

BigRep announced the availability of two new materials for their large-format 3D printers, ABS and ASA, and this could open up many more new applications.

bioprinting

Future Bioprinting Faces Unknown Regulations

An intriguing piece by The Conversation provokes some thinking into the future regulatory environment that might face bioprinting, a form of 3D printing that is rapidly advancing.

distributed

Roboze Launches Extreme Parts Network

Roboze launched their long-awaited distributed additive manufacturing service, composed of a network of experienced Roboze 3D printer operators.

3D Systems

3D Systems Names New CEO

After a lengthy search, 3D Systems announced their new CEO: Jeffrey Graves to replace retiring Vyomesh Joshi after a four year term.

accessory

Miele Distributing 3D Printable Attachments

Miele, the high-end German manufacturer of consumer goods, now offers downloadable 3D models for printing, some of which may fit your appliances.

cancellation

Not A Surprise: TCT 3Sixty 2020 Cancelled

In a move that could have been predicted, the organizers of TCT 3Sixty 2020 have decided to cancel the upcoming 3D printing event.

ge

An Enormous Metal 3D Printer Heads To Protolabs

Minnesota-based Protolabs plans on firing up a GE Additive Concept Laser X Line 2000R metal 3D printer late this year, and there’s a good reason why they’re doing so.

color

Multicolor SLS 3D Printing Coming?

New research has demonstrated an inexpensive method of reliably producing different color shades during SLS 3D printing, but will it replace dyeing?

3D Systems

3D Systems Release First COVID-19 Period Financials

It’s the end of the first quarter of 2020 and financial results are now appearing, showing the first effects of COVID-19 on major 3D printing companies. We look at what the company did.

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