This week’s selection is “CAD Projects with Tinkercad” by Johannes Wild.
LEAP71 announced a deal with The Exploration Company, but what’s this all about?
A report on 404 Media reveals an AI startup was secretly using humans to generate 3D models.
Hungarian CAD company is completing its comparison to market leaders.
EOS North America announced today a new service called “Can I 3D Print This?”
This week’s selection is “400 CAD Exercises” by Sachidanand Jha.
Last week I forecasted what a typical desktop FFF 3D printer of 2026 might look like. This week let’s go further ahead.
Assemblies, unlike parts, can benefit more from shortcuts than parts.
I’ve realized there is yet another way to leverage AI for 3D printing that might be easy to do.
3D Spark offers a service that can optimize part production for manufacturers.
Jason Pohl and how xShape has changed his world of industrial design.
Highlights and observations of Onshape Live 23.
There could be a huge problem for 3D model repositories like Printables, Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory and others in the very near future.
Thanks to intelligent 3D nesting, textured surface design, a sophisticated SLS build manager, and more.
3D printing at scale just might get a lot simpler with AM-Flow’s automation solution.
This week Luma AI announced a new 3D model generation technology, that while crude today, will ultimately dominate in the future.
Hyperganic announced a new and very speedy 3D simulation technology.
Hymer uses the Siemens Xcelerator software portfolio and BASF new materials to reimagine motor homes.
Charles R. Goulding and Valentina Alzate look at how Canva could relate to 3D printing.
MachineWorks mesh management SDK gets a serious update.
Post processing was for a long time the forgotten step in 3D printing. Now, that’s changing.
I’m looking at a new solution from Solukon that can automatically depowder 3D prints.
Stratasys announced the acquisition of quality software startup Riven.
CadQuery might eventually become more popular than OpenSCAD.
This week’s selection is “Advanced Jewellery CAD Modeling in Rhino” by Jack Meyer.
A Protolabs engineer’s perspective on the right DfAM approach.
I’ve been looking at trinckle’s Fixture Designer software, and it’s quite impressive.
This week’s selection is “The AI Cookbook: A taste of the future” by Paolo Rosson.
Sketch2Pose provides an intriguing capability that might eventually lead to a new way of 3D modeling.
Carbon announced today their first corporate acquisition, and it’s a big deal.
This week’s question relates to a very unusual 3D printing requirement.
This week’s selection is “FreeCAD 0.20 Learn by doing: Sketcher, Part Design, Assemblies, Technical Drawings” by T Kishore.
Charles Goulding & Andressa Bonafe look at Adobe’s innovations in the 3D print world.
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafé look at NVIDIA’s contribution to 3D design and 3D printing.
I caught a glimpse of a potential future for 3D modeling tools, and it’s breathtaking.
This week’s selection is the Functioning Model Car by Charlie Ashman.
News from Spare Parts 3D reveals interesting results from a digital inventory move.
At long last, it appears that Blender will soon be able to perform proper CAD functions.
A 3D model lookup site has quite a variety of search methods.
Velo3D announced a new version of their flagship software product, Flow, which happens to include a very interesting DfAM feature.
A new, inexpensive 3D modeling tool is about to arrive: Plasticity.
There are dozens of different software tools to produce 3D models for 3D printing, but all fall into four categories.
CASTOR and Ultimaker announced an agreement to integrate CASTOR’S screening software into Ultimaker Cura.
Valve released the design files to enable custom cases for their upcoming Steak Deck device.
Carbon has now officially released their Design Engine software.
This week’s selection is “Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures” by Katherine Dewey.
A new research paper investigates the rather long list of applications for 3D printed lattices.
CASTOR released their 2021 annual Additive Manufacturing Trends Report, and it’s quite a bit different than you might think.
Materialise announced a powerful new capability in an upcoming version of their Magics suite.
Blender has been upgraded to 3.0 by the Blender Foundation.
An announcement from Stratasys hints at where the future of 3D printing might be heading.
I spoke with Phil DeSimone to find our more about Carbon’s recent decision to make their sophisticated lattice generation tool available to everyone.
During an Autodesk University session, experts demonstrated the benefits of generative design to perform part consolidation and optimize designs.
This week’s selection is “Blender 3D By Example” by Oscar Baechler and Xury Greer.
The Blender Foundation announced that Apple has joined their development fund.
It’s 2021, and that means only one thing: SOLIDWORKS 2022 is coming out.
This week’s selection is “Tinkercard for Dummies” by Shaun C. Bryant.
There’s a very interesting new feature in Rhino 7: Grasshopper Player.
Dassault Systèmes announced a new low-cost SOLIDWORKS offer for makers.
This week’s selection is “Dieter Rams: Ten Principles for Good Design” by Klaus Kemp.
California-based CASTOR announced a new version of their additive inventory software that includes several notable features.
Ultimaker released a new version of Ultimaker Cura, their highly popular 3D print management software.
DesignSpark and SnapEDA launched a new service for downloading 3D models of electronic components.
You can optimize internal fluid flow with an integrated generative design application.
On May 25 and 26, 2021, Cimquest held its annual Xpand3D event, virtually.
A brief mention in an Autodesk post suggests Formlabs is to integrate functionality within Fusion 360.
A new app from Cadmio allows iPad Pro users to produce professional renderings of CAD models.
3D Systems made what it calls strategic acquisitions of two companies last month.
A tiny group of developers saw that the future of CAD was on the web in 2010. They called it Buerli.
nTopology found a way to dramatically speed up their 3D modeling operations.
Shapr3D announced some big changes to their popular and easy-to-use 3D CAD tool.
This week’s selection is “Artificial Intelligence Revolution: how AI Will Change Our Society, Economy and Culture” by Robin Li.
Dassault Systèmes announced some changes to SOLIDWORKS pricing that will be of interest to both students and makers.
It can be baffling how CAD encompasses a seemingly infinite number of fields: from animation, to product prototyping, to homemade 3D printing.
Autodesk is offering a notable discount on their powerful 3D CAD tool, Fusion 360.
When Siemens implemented its continuous release plan almost two years ago, it promised enhancements to NX every six months.
Autodesk announced a very interesting addition to Netfabb: Fusion 360!
Robert McNeel & Associates has released version 7 of their popular 3D CAD tool, Rhinoceros, a.k.a. Rhino3D.
There’s a meeting place for those working on methods for additive manufacturing design in the UK: the Design for AM Network.
This week’s selection is “Feature-Driven Method for Structural Optimization” by Weihong Zhang and Ying Zhou.
This week’s selection is “The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation” by John M. Blain.
Shining 3D has launched a new reverse engineering service.
How much would you sell your arm for? For SoftBank Group, the answer is $40 billion.
If you’ve never watched a Studio Ghibli movie before, stop what you are doing and watch one now.
With 4K screens the norm nowadays, you would think there are many an option for portable 4K displays.
Thousands of Autodesk users, employees, and partners converged this week for the annual Autodesk University conference.
The 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF) file type is about to go prime-time owing to KeyShot and Stratasys.
Engineering software toolkit provider Tech Soft 3D has acquired California-based Visual Kinematics (VKI). VKI develops a suite of software development kits (SDKs) called DevTools for computer aided engineering (CAE) applications.
Have you ever sat on a chair and thought, “Man, I wish there was a more comfortable place to sit”?
If you’re a user of multiple CAD platforms and 3D creation apps…
This week’s selection is “Parametric Solid Modeling Projects” by Prof. Sham Tickoo of Purdue University.
As technology becomes more compact, trendsetters start researching ways to improve multi-sensory experience.
SimplyColor3D has now now moved to version 2.0, and it includes a lot more features.
The latest update from the Fusion 360 crew has us pulling our sock over our knee-caps and throwing our hats in the air.
We catch up with Dr. Thomas Reiher, cofounder of AMendate, who is now director of Hexagon’s generative design division.