Wematter Updates 3D Print Software

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

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Is Blender 2.8 Suitable for 3D Printing?

Blender is upgraded to v2.8. Does this mean it is suitable for making 3D printable 3D models? We look at the pros and cons of the new software system.


Leapfrog’s Informative Colors

I’m a sucker for good user interfaces and Leapfrog 3D Printers just made another one. 


APIs for 3D Printing?

API enthusiast Kin Lane (above) has started working on a set of APIs for 3D printing. Wait, what’s an API again? It’s software, specifically the


New 3D Modeling Interfaces Get All Touchy

The other week a surprise announcement from Interactive Fabrication described their “Beautiful Modeler”, essentially a touch-based iPad interface to a 3D modeling program. Nice!  

Simple Wins. Every Time

A brief post on the Daily PLM Think Tank Blog resonated with us. The topic was the complexity of interfaces to PLM/PDM systems (Product Lifecycle


Hands-On Design. For Real!

  Josh at SolidSmack posts on a just-discovered video of a truly amazing development: using touch-screen multi-touch gestures to design a 3D model! The software


So You Aren’t A 3D Modeler?

This is indeed an issue for the emerging 3D print services: people want to make things, but few are experienced 3D modelers capable of designing

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