We had a chat with the nice folks from Ulendo.
ADAXIS: Transforming Standard Industrial Robots into 3D Printers
ADAXIS is going to make every robot a 3D printer.
AON3D: Revolutionizing High-Temperature 3D Printing with Advanced Software Techniques
AON3D seems to be heading in a different direction than most high-temperature 3D printer manufacturers.
Onshape to Have Generative Design for Assemblies
Spotlight finds generative design at PTC’s LiveWorx.
Materialise’s Latest Developments: Focusing on Traceability and Automation
I had a brief discussion with the folks from Materialise to learn more about their latest developments.
Exploring DyeMansion’s Technological Advancements in 3D Printing
We had a chance to speak with DyeMansion about their latest technology developments.
Simplify3D v5.1: A Leap Forward in 3D Print Quality
Barely had we adjusted to Simplify3D v5, when the company decided to shake things up again by releasing version 5.1.
Introducing GrabCAD Pro: Streamlining 3D Printing for Manufacturers
Stratasys has announced a significant upgrade for their GrabCAD 3D print job preparation tool.
CAD Is Not Natural: Making Organic Shapes with xShape
Jason Pohl and how xShape has changed his world of industrial design.
Introducing Material Interlocking: Ultimaker Cura 5.3.0’s Revolutionary Feature
UltiMaker released a new version of UltiMaker Cura earlier this month, and there is a very surprising feature included.
3DQue’s Direct2Print Links 3D Printers Directly With Etsy and Shopify
3DQue is working on a powerful new feature they call “Direct2Print”.
How Eplus3D’s One-Click Positioning Solves Hybrid Metal 3D Printing Challenges
Eplus3D introduced a very interesting metal 3D printing feature they call “One-Click Positioning”.
Materialise introduces Materialise Process Control and the BP SDK
Materialise Process Control, released in collaboration with Phase3D and Sigma Additive Solutions, enables quality control using data gathered during the 3D printing process, and the Build Processor Software Development Kit (BP SDK) connects 3D printers with software for data preparation.
Desktop Metal Launches Live Suite
A software package containing Live Platform, Live Studio, Live Build MFG, Live Build DLP, and Live Sinter
Formlabs Unveils Dental Solutions for Increased Production Throughput
Formlabs introduced a bevy of new products for their dental business unit today.
Try Out the “Arc Overhang” Technique in PrusaSlicer for 3D Printing Without Supports
It’s now possible to try out the “arc overhang” technique in PrusaSlicer.
What Can Photon M3 Premium Owners Expect from the Latest Anycubic App?
Anycubic announced a new app that should supercharge users of their Photon M3 Premium resin 3D printer.
Simplify3D Issues First Update Since 5.0 Upgrade – Here’s What’s Changed
That didn’t take long: Simplify3D issues their first update since the huge 5.0 upgrade.
CoreTechnologie’s Innovative 4D_Additive Software Streamlines CAx Processes
Thanks to intelligent 3D nesting, textured surface design, a sophisticated SLS build manager, and more.
Your Personal AI Design Assistant is Coming
Start warming up your vocal cords—natural language processing may soon change how engineers interact with design software.
Introducing AiSync: Ai Build’s Text-to-Slice Interface for Additive Manufacturing
Ai Build has introduced something quite amazing: AiSync.
3D Scanning for Everyone? Not Yet
Polycam falls short in reality capture of detailed parts.
Introducing SprutCAM P3D: The 3D Slicer for Robotic Systems
SprutCAM’s P3D slicer offers full robotic 6-axis slicing of 3D models.
Hands On With Simplify3D V5.0, Part 2
We complete our review of Simplify3D V5.0 with a look at previews, features, bugs and final thoughts.
Hands On With Simplify3D V5.0, Part 1
After a wait of several years, we’ve got our hands on the latest version of Simplify3D.
Generating 3D Models from Simple Text Prompts: OpenAI’s Point-E System
Things are moving very quickly in the text to 3D model AI space.
Mango3D Introduces Lychee Slicer V5.0: FFF Printing Now Supported!
Mango3D announced V5.0 of the Lychee Slicer, but with a huge surprise: it handles FFF printing as well as resin 3D printing!
We Told You So: Simplify3D 5.0 Released After Multi-Year Delay
Finally, after an extremely long wait, Simplify3D version 5.0 has been released today.
The Next Level of 3D Printing: FreeD Printing is Redefining Slicing
FreeD Printing is a software company producing software that can slice your 3D model in ways you can’t imagine.
Did a Little French Startup Finally Get How to Optimize Designs for 3D Printing?
Cognitive Design Systems understands that lightest does not equal optimum and not all 3D prints are manufacturable.
Hyperganic’s New Simulation Tech
Hyperganic announced a new and very speedy 3D simulation technology.
Sigma Additive Solutions Has Been Busy
There has been two interesting announcements from Sigma Additive Solutions.
Two New Innovations From Meltio
Meltio has introduced two new innovations: “Horizon” slicing software and a laser calibration system.
Create it REAL Releases Standalone Slicing Software Tool
Create it REAL seems to have switched strategies with their slicing software tool.
Markforged Links Slicing and Simulation
Markforged announced a very useful new feature for their Eiger software platform.
Hands on with the Luma NeRF 3D Scanner App
I’ve been testing the Luma 3D scanning app, which uses the new NeRF method, and it’s amazing.
3DQue Announces AutoFarm3D
3DQue announced their flagship software product, AutoFarm3D.
Polygonica 3.2 Fills Critical 3D Printing Need by Accounting for Distortion
MachineWorks mesh management SDK gets a serious update.
Watch Out, NeRF is Coming to a 3D Scanner Near You
There’s an entirely new way to 3D scan objects, and it’s going to change everything.
Hands on with Scanamaze
I tested Scanamaze, a new handheld 3D scanning app.
Intelligent Depowdering Is Here
I’m looking at a new solution from Solukon that can automatically depowder 3D prints.
nTopology Blows Up Lightweighting. Again.
Generative design applications are famous for making strange looking, often unpractical parts.
Voxeldance Additive 4.0 Includes Many New Features
Voxeldance Additive now reaches version 4.0, along with a number of new features.
Have You Tried CadQuery?
CadQuery might eventually become more popular than OpenSCAD.
DreamFusion: AI-Generated 3D Models Reaches Research Stage
A new paper describes how AI tools can be used to generate printable 3D models with only a text prompt.
trinckle’s Fixture Designer Shows How It’s Done
I’ve been looking at trinckle’s Fixture Designer software, and it’s quite impressive.
Benefits of ECAD Tool for 3D Circuit Design
Charles R. Goulding and Matthew Selman look at the shift from MCAD to ECAD tools for electronic circuit design.
Hands on With The Scenario 3D Scanner App
I took the new Scenario 3D scanning app for a test drive.
All About PrintNanny
PrintNanny is a new AI system to smartly monitor 3D print jobs.
Adidas and Carbon Create 3D Printed “Supershoe”
The new 4DFWD running shoe from Adidas demonstrates what is possible with advanced software driving 3D printing.
Surprise: PrusaSlicer 2.5.0 Includes STEP Format Import
Prusa Research released the latest beta version of PrusaSlicer, and surprise — it includes the ability to use STEP files.
Create It Real’s Advanced Slicing Capabilities
Create It Real has been quietly getting their advanced slicing system out to industry partners.
Adobe’s Solutions Open the Way for 3D Innovation
Charles Goulding & Andressa Bonafe look at Adobe’s innovations in the 3D print world.
A New Online Platform Wants to Take Additively Manufactured Electronics to the Next Level
FrAMEwork developed by J.A.M.E.S is part of a growing global movement to disrupt the electronics industry.
CASTOR Can Now Analyze 3D Printing of 2D Designs
CASTOR announced an amazing new capability: analysis of 2D designs.
Embedded Digital Barcodes Address AM Traceability Barriers
SmartParts named joint winner of the first round of Hexagon’s Sixth Sense startup innovation platform.
Trimble Restructuring and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the latest from Trimble, producers of SketchUp.
Autodesk To Raise Fusion 360 Pricing
Autodesk announced a significant rise in the pricing of their key 3D CAD tool, Fusion 360.
EOS Using “Extended Reality” Concept for Training
EOS announced the availability of an “extended reality” system for certain training courses.
Is Your 3D Printing Software Doing All It Can?
3D printing is more involved than hitting Ctrl + P and grabbing a perfect part a few minutes later.
Photocentric’s New Texturing System and Much More
Photocentric has teamed up with CoreTechnologie to supercharge creation of 3D models for their printers.
Artec 3D Releases Artec Studio 17
Artec 3D released the latest version of their scanning software, Artec Studio 17.
Materialise’s CO-AM Promises More Effective AM Workflows
I had a chat with Materialise about their new CO-AM software platform.
Interesting New Features in Autodesk Fusion’s May Update
Autodesk released a new version of Fusion 360, and there are quite a few new useful features.
Adobe Software, Stratasys and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the powerful combination of Adobe 3D software and Stratasys full color 3D printing equipment.
First AMF File Format Tool Under Development, But Is It Too Late?
A software tool to manage AMF 3D files is being developed.
The Spaghetti Detective Becomes Obico
Readers may recall The Spaghetti Detective. Now it has been rebranded and expanded.
Oqton Becomes 3D Systems’ Central Software
Oqton looks quite a bit different than the last time we spoke with them.
Speeding Up 3D Printing With Ulendo
We had a chat with Ulendo, developers of an intriguing system to dramatically speed up 3D printing.
Hands On With SuperSlicer’s Calibration Set
I’ve been playing with SuperSlicer for the past week and have some thoughts.
The Most Complex 3D Printed Part Ever?
Hyperganic may have produced the most complex model ever 3D printed, a revolutionary aerospace engine.
Hands On With Scaniverse
I took a look at a Scaniverse, a very useful handheld 3D scanning app.
BigRep Launches Factory Tooling System
You can now use BigRep FLOW to quickly create tooling for factories with no CAD experience.
What’s Super About SuperSlicer?
A fork of PrusaSlicer adds some extremely interesting features.
Does Ultimaker Cura 5.0 Really Change Things?
After the blockbuster announcement of Ultimaker Cura 5.0, I decided to give it a quick test.
Could OVF Replace GCODE?
A newly invented protocol just might replace GCODE for certain types of 3D printing.
Blender Gains CAD Functions!
At long last, it appears that Blender will soon be able to perform proper CAD functions.
Ultimaker Cura 5.0 Beta Released
Ultimaker has released beta version 5.0 of their flagship software system, Ultimaker Cura.
The Delightful Agisoft De-Lighter
I just discovered a very interesting tool that should be of interest to anyone performing 3D scanning.
Bringing the Power of Data to 3D Printing
Smart data is a powerful tool that can enhance 3D printing and turbocharge manufacturing operations.
Ultimaker Touts New Slicing Engine
Ultimaker has organized a big announcement for a new slicing engine in their Ultimaker Cura system.
A Look At The FDM Assessment Protocol
Somehow I hadn’t seen the FDM Assessment Protocol for quite a while, but maybe you haven’t either.
Hands On With RealityScan, Part 2
Our evaluation of Capturing Reality’s new mobile 3D scanning app continues.
Hands On With RealityScan, Part 1
Capturing Reality released a mobile version of their powerful 3D scanning system, and we gave it a test.
Interesting DfAM Features in Flow 3.0
Velo3D announced a new version of their flagship software product, Flow, which happens to include a very interesting DfAM feature.
What Is Helio Additive All About?
We’ve learned a lot more about Helio Additive, a new startup company.
Plasticity: New 3D Modeling Tool Coming Soon
A new, inexpensive 3D modeling tool is about to arrive: Plasticity.
AddUp’s New Dashboard Offers Real Time Data
AddUp announced a rather comprehensive new dashboard for their AM systems.
Stratasys Beefs Up GrabCAD Integrations For Large Scale AM
Stratasys announced two new partners to their GrabCAD Software Partner Program.
Cornell’s 3D Body Scanning Technology Licensed
LIDAR-based 3D body scanning technology has been licensed by Cornell University to a fashion startup.
COBOD Releases Construction 3D Printer Configurator
COBOD released an online construction 3D printer Configurator, the first I’ve seen from any provider.
CASTOR Partners With Ultimaker To Unleash The Parts
CASTOR and Ultimaker announced an agreement to integrate CASTOR’S screening software into Ultimaker Cura.
Reactions To The Latest Simplify3D V5 News
After last week’s news of a coming new software release from Simplify3D, reactions have been all over the map.
What’s New In Z-Suite 3.0.0?
Zortrax released a beta version of their new 3D print management software, Z-Suite.
Looking At Carbon’s Design Engine Pricing
Carbon has now officially released their Design Engine software.