Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent developments in AI.
Major Problems Ahead for 3D Model Repositories?
There could be a huge problem for 3D model repositories like Printables, Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory and others in the very near future.
What is the Mystery Project from Markforged’s Founders?
There could be something very interesting brewing from the folks behind Markforged.
Western vs. Asian 3D Printers: When AI Changes the Equation
AI will shake up the 3D printing industry in more ways than you might realize.
NVIDIA’s Magic3D System: Generating High-Resolution 3D Models from Text Prompts
NVIDIA Researchers have developed an improved technique for automatically generating 3D models from text input.
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.
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.
Book of the Week: Dancing With Robots
This week’s selection is “Dancing With Robots: The 29 Strategies for Success In the Age of AI and Automation” by Bill Bishop.
Text to 3D: The Massive Implications of Luma AI’s Imagine 3D Technology
This week Luma AI announced a new 3D model generation technology, that while crude today, will ultimately dominate in the future.
The Biggest Breakthrough in 3D Printing: Automatic 3D Models from Luma AI
This could be the biggest breakthrough in 3D printing in decades: automatic 3D models.
AI Tools Will Change 3D Printing in a Way You Don’t Expect
After looking at several AI tools recently, I’ve realized there is another fundamentally important way AI will affect the 3D printing world.
A Look at Rivelin’s Impressive Metal Post Processor
Rivelin Robotics showed their amazing metal 3D print post processing station to us last week.
Hyperganic’s New Simulation Tech
Hyperganic announced a new and very speedy 3D simulation technology.
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.
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.
There’s a Growing Focus on Post Processing
Post processing was for a long time the forgotten step in 3D printing. Now, that’s changing.
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.
Book of the Week: Create Stunning AI Art
This week’s selection is “Create Stunning AI Art” by Antonis Tsagaris and Andreas Pampoukkas.
Book of the Week: The AI Cookbook
This week’s selection is “The AI Cookbook: A taste of the future” by Paolo Rosson.
Hyperganic, EOS and Strata To 3D Print 10X Efficiency AC
A new partnership demonstrates the way forward for 3D printing technology.
Beyond Generative Design: Where 3D Modeling May Go
I caught a glimpse of a potential future for 3D modeling tools, and it’s breathtaking.
Book of the Week: Building Smart Robots Using ROS
This week’s selection is “Building Smart Robots Using ROS: Design, Build, Simulate, Prototype and Control Smart Robots Using ROS, Machine Learning and React Native Platform” by Robin Tommy.
The Spaghetti Detective Becomes Obico
Readers may recall The Spaghetti Detective. Now it has been rebranded and expanded.
Gigantic Hydroelectric Dam To Be 3D Printed With AI Process
A gigantic hydroelectric dam project in China is to use a radical new form of construction 3D printing.
Creality’s CR-10 Smart-Pro 3D Printer
Creality’s latest entry in their popular CR series is the CR-10 Smart-Pro.
Anker Launches Desktop 3D Printer, But We Have Questions
Anker launched their first 3D printer, the M5, on Kickstarter.
What Is Helio Additive All About?
We’ve learned a lot more about Helio Additive, a new startup company.
Test Your 3D Print Skills With 3DPrintle
3DQue has released a fascinating online game they call “3DPrintle”.
3DQue’s Manufacturing Ambitions Coming True
I spoke with 3DQue representatives to find out the latest on their unusual 3D printing technology.
Why 3D Printing Needs To Meet Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing countless industries, and its machine learning capabilities are capable of transforming additive manufacturing as well.
Bowyer Developing AI “Slicer” For Electric 3D Printer
Adrian Bowyer provided an updated on his Electric 3D Printer project, and it’s a fascinating approach to software design.
Fine Tuning Additive Manufacturing With AI
What will a meltpool look like? That’s what researchers can now predict with some accuracy.
Exploring Relativity Space’s Machine Learning 3D Printing Patent
Relativity Space owns what could become a key patent for additive manufacturing.
Nano Dimension Acquires DeepCube for Machine Learning Integration in 3D Printers
The pair will be using DeepCube’s AI, ML and DL framework to optimize additive manufacturing processes.
Twikit Lights Up Mass Customized 3D Printed Lattice Tools
Twikit launched a new automated lattice tool they call “Laddy”.
The Massive Massivit 5000 3D Printer
Massivit announced a new and very large 3D printer, the Massivit 5000.
Nano Dimension Acquires AI Company
Nano Dimension has signed an agreement to acquire DeepCube.
Senvol Gets A Funding Boost
Senvol announced new investment coming from the US military.
Book of the Week: Artificial Intelligence Revolution
This week’s selection is “Artificial Intelligence Revolution: how AI Will Change Our Society, Economy and Culture” by Robin Li.
The 3D Printing Industry And AI/Machine Learning
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider a few examples of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and 3D printing combining for more powerful solutions.
Neatsy AI Upgrades Shoe Fit With 3D Foot Scans
A U.S.-based startup called Neatsy AI makes use of the iPhone’s depth-sensing FaceID technology to predict comfortable sneaker fit for customers via 3D modelling.
Oqton Raises US$40M
Oqton announced it has raised a massive US$40M from investors.
PrintSyst And DNA.AM Launch AI-Powered MES
PrintSyst announced they’ve successfully integrated their AI engine into DNA.AM’s manufacturing execution system.
Conversational Commerce Versus Traditional Customer Sales Processes
Adam Friedman and Ryan Donley examine AI-driven conversational commerce, which was growing technology in 2018 and 2019 and is experiencing rapid growth in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Artec 3D Studio 15 Includes A Massive Surprise
Artec 3D announced a new version of Artec Studio 15, the software that drives their popular handheld 3D scanners, and there’s a big surprise in this release.
Entirely New Form Of 3D Design Developed: Computational Design Synthesis
Researchers have developed what appears to be a far more accessible method of developing highly complex 3D models for 3D printing.
Authentise Integrates Addiguru In-Process Monitoring
Authentise has teamed up with Addiguru to bring in-processing monitoring into its additive manufacturing workflow.
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.
What Is The Spaghetti Detective, And Do I Need One? (Probably)
There might be no stranger name for a 3D print product than the Spaghetti Detective, but it’s not only appropriate, but something that should become popular in 3D printing.
More 3D Print Workflow Automation Coming from Additive Flow
Additive Flow has unveiled a new generative design tool for additive manufacturing that has the unique ability to handle solutions for materials and mechanical design simultaneously.
Realtime AI-Based Certification of 3D Printed Parts
Inkbit has developed an AI-based quality control system that can not only verify correct layers, but fix them, too.
Crazy Idea: AI-Based 3D Model Generation For Consumers
A new AI-based system can generate incredibly realistic human faces. What if the same technology was turned towards 3D printing?
AI-Powered Multi-Material 3D Printing Makes Closed-Loop Fabrication a Reality
In some ways, true multi-material 3D printing has been the dream of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry for some time.
Markforged Dedicates R&D Innovation Center To AI Software
This spring, Markforged introduced its Blacksmith AI software; this summer, the company dedicated 2,000 square feet to its further development.
Markforged Forges On With Blacksmith AI
Greg Mark, CEO of Markforged, tells us it’s “definitely the most exciting thing we’ve announced” as the company introduces its foray into artificial intelligence.
The Other Side of Generative Design
A report on Fast Company illustrates that there’s more than one way to do generative design.
Haute Fabrication’s New 3D Printing Tech
We had a chat with Kevin Friesth, Chief Science Officer/Inventor at Haute Fabrication, regarding their upcoming 3D printers.
Is One-Click 3D Printing Possible?
We had a chat with a company that hopes to bring the concept of “one-click printing” to the world.
This Industrial Design Team Turns to AI to Quickly Generate Form Studies
Even though centuries have passed, the act of designing and making objects is still primarily the same
Landing.AI Is An A.I. Startup Focused on Manufacturing
Unlike science fiction movies, where “A.I.” is commonly associated with usurping humanoid robots, real-life artificial intelligence looks far less creepy and is a lot more specialized.
What’s Behind Sculpteo’s AI Venture?
Last week 3D print service Sculpteo announced a series of AI-based tools to simplify use of their system. But what’s driving them to this?
Sculpteo Announces AI-Based 3D Printing Services
Sculpteo announced today a suite of AI-based elements to assist in 3D metal printing.
Five Ways Machine Learning Could Help 3D Printing
You’ve likely been hearing a lot about something called “Machine Learning” lately, but could this affect 3D printing? Most definitely so!
Ai Build to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Additive Construction
The nascent additive construction industry is slowly starting to take shape as an increasing number of start-ups appear on the scene with techniques for 3D printing large-scale structures. The latest is a London-based company called Ai Build, which aims to make additive construction smarter and more accessible through the use of artificial intelligence and affordable… Continue reading Ai Build to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Additive Construction
3D Models, Created by an A.I.: Good or Bad Idea?
An experiment by researchers at the University of Copenhagen attempted to persuade an A.I. to create a 3D model from scratch. It did.