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Solitude and Creativity

Potential benefits from this crisis are far and few between. It will be nice if creativity supported by 3D printing is one of them.

The Lost Art of Naming a Part

When a part is developed, what should it be called? We have some ideas for naming parts you may not have considered.

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3D Printing and Vases

Charles Goulding and Peter Favata of R&D Tax Savers examine 3D printing put to use in creating vases.

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3D Pioneers Challenge 2020

The fifth edition of the 3D Pioneers Challenge is welcoming innovative designs in this international competition.

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Book of the Week: 3D Printing Projects

This week’s selection is “3D Printing Projects” by Sachidanand Jha. It is a book that will definitely increase your 3D CAD design efficiency.

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Siemens Scoops Up Atlas 3D

Industrial giant Siemens acquired Atlas 3D and their Sunata simulation software to add to their growing additive manufacturing portfolio.

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nTopology Releases nTop Platform 2.0

nTopology released the latest version of their nTop Platform software, 2.0, and it seems to include some incredibly powerful built-in toolkits.

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3D Printing Innovating Smart Home Technology

Charles Goulding and Greer Veon review several consumer product companies who successfully used 3D printing technology to aid the development of their products.

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Book of the Week: 101 Design Methods

This week’s selection is “101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization” by Vijay Kumar.

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Stratasys Shows Fashion Fabric 3D Printing System

When will 3D printing finally change the fashion industry? It may happen soon with Stratasys’ announcement of a way to 3D print in full color directly on fabric using production processes.

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Are Your Parts ADfAM?

What kind of parts are in your digital inventory? Are they ADfAM? We propose a new class of 3D printable parts.

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Counterpoint: Nobody Owns Their Ideas

We recently published an article based on a well-known artist’s experience in seeing her work stolen and sold without permission; now we’ve heard from another well-known artist who essentially says there’s no such thing as design theft.

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How A Mohawk Can Help On The Putting Green

Startup CDJ Designs has introduced the Mohawk golf aligner, a 3D printed solution set to help putting accuracy on the golf course.

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Matters At ParaMatters

Generative design is advancing toward more automated design solutions for additive manufacturing. ParaMatters’ CTO provides a look into what’s new with CogniCAD’s cloud-based generative design software.

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Book of the Week: 3D Printing Design

Need inspiration for 3D design? Designer and now author Francis Bitonti’s new book offers a peek into the mind of an additive manufacturing designer, whose 3D prints continue to amaze all.

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It Should Be Obvious: Don’t Steal 3D Files

Designer Melissa Ng of Lumecluster recently saw her own design files for sale on a 3D design repository. The problem was she has never sold her files.

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Winners: 2019 3D Pioneers Challenge

The prestigious 3D Pioneers Challenge has announced winners for the 2019 contest, awarding more than €40,000 to innovative projects.

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Winners: 2019 3D Hubs Student Grant

Winners have been announced in 3D Hubs’ Student Grant design contest highlighting student work in product design, transportation, sustainability, robotics, and healthcare.

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Book of the Week: 3D Printing of Concrete

Where will concrete 3D printing lead? Will the construction industry undergo a revolution from computer controlled concrete extrusion? What will buildings look like?

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How To 3D Print Lithophanes

Have you ever wanted to 3D print lithophanes? It turns out to be suprisingly easy!

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Question of the Week: Jewelry Design Software?

Jewelry design has never been easier. Find out how to use 3D printing software to design your own jewelry. Here are the best jewelry design tools in 2019.

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