BuildBee is a new online tool for 3D print job preparation.
Our evaluation of Capturing Reality’s new mobile 3D scanning app continues.
Capturing Reality released a mobile version of their powerful 3D scanning system, and we gave it a test.
In a surprise announcement today, Markforged has acquired Teton Simulation.
Anycubic is set to release not just one, but FIVE new desktop 3D printers.
Carbon has now officially released their Design Engine software.
Authentise announced an intriguing partnership that should make their system quite a bit more powerful.
Carbon announced a major move in the software market: they will provide licenses to use their powerful Design Engine tool for anyone, even if they are not a Carbon customer.
BCN3D announced a very comprehensive cloud system to manage fleets of 3D printers.
Markforged is rolling out a cloud-based software platform.
Artec 3D released Artec Studio 16, along with a brand new cloud service.
3D Systems and Desktop Metal announced notable corporate acquisitions.
BCN3D has acquired 3D print cloud service AstroPrint.
A notable software misconfiguration temporarily allowed users of the Spaghetti Detective to 3D print on other people’s equipment.
3DEO announced they’ve produced their 1,000,000th 3D printed metal part.
3D Control Systems announced the availability of a new version of their 3DPrinterOS system, which happens to include some very interesting improvements.
BCN3D announced the release of their own slicing software, “BCN Stratos”.
I had the opportunity to catch up with Eugene Suyu, Founder and CEO of Tinkerine.
Ultimaker released a new version of Ultimaker Cura, their highly popular 3D print management software.
Twikit launched a new automated lattice tool they call “Laddy”.
Materialise detailed their long-term software strategy in a press conference today.
Raise3D announced a new version of IdeaMaker, version 4.1.0, which includes a very interesting capability.
Dassault Systèmes announced some changes to SOLIDWORKS pricing that will be of interest to both students and makers.
3D Control Systems formally announced their new ZAP system today.
There’s a new Kickstarter project out called Ulendo that says it can enable 3D printing at up to double-speed.
MAGARIMONO and Shining 3D Additive collaborate to create footwear that oversteps the boundaries between creativity and technology.
Ultimaker announced a new entry-level 3D printer, the Ultimaker 2+ Connect.
Smart International announced a high-temperature 3D printing option: the Macro HT.
I’m looking at Autodrop3d, a company that seems to offer automation solutions for 3D printing.
Adobe announced the coming availability of a new feature in their Capture app: Scantastic.
I had a chat with the friendly folks at MakerOS to learn about their new “V2” software.
This week Smart3D International announced an interesting new industrial 3D printer, the Macro. But it turns out the software for this system is even more interesting.
Arduino has launched its IoT Cloud, designed from the ground up as a low-code approach that allows users to collect, graph and analyze their projects’ sensor data.
Ultimaker reported significant growth in the first half of 2020, a rare reveal of the private company’s financial state.
MakerBot announced a new service called MakerBot CloudPrint, which is intended to deliver a seamless 3D printing experience to clients.
We’ve learned Autodesk has an excellent promotion this month for their very popular Fusion 360 suite.
A cloud-based machine building startup service has landed a huge investment round.
SketchUp, the 3D tool many of us began learning 3D concepts from, has moved to a subscription payment model.
Raise3D has opened up their RaiseCloud to third party devices, making it possible for anyone to build a 3D printer farm.
A new cloud-based virtual desktop service could provide a platform to perform high performance 3D work.
eMachineShop Adds Free 3D File Viewing & Sharing to their online service. Is this for you?
Teton Simulation has now integrated their FEA algorithm directly into Ultimaker Cura, vastly simplifying and empowering 3D printing workflows.
MakerBot announced a surprise new product for the education segment: MakerBot Classroom, which includes the new SKETCH desktop 3D printer.
You might value the perfect simulation model, striving for perfection—an engineering ideal if ever there was one.
In a blockbuster corporate acquisition, PTC is to acquire Onshape to gain access to a powerful CAD cloud system that can be marketed to all their users.
Charles Goulding and Greer Veon of R&D Tax Savers examine the cloud-based Onshape platform in the 3D printing workflow.
CAD tools have changed significantly, and today the promise of cloud-based design services could provide even greater capabilities in the future.
What is Standard Cyborg all about? We talked to Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Huber to learn more about the 3D vision and scanning startup.
How important is Ultimaker’s cloud infrastructure? I think it is a critical part of their growth strategy to sell 3D printers to large enterprise clients.
There’s no longer much doubt about the benefits and ubiquity of the cloud, but its utility in product design is still being understood.
What happens when an expensive metal 3D print fails and no one is around? The Polysense Solutions sensor will detect and alert additive manufacturing operators in real time.
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.
Thinking of upgrading to Cura 4.1? That’s a very good idea because the new 3D printer slicing and management software includes many new features.
AstroPrinthas successfully raised US$1M investment round.
Authentise and Microsoft are collaborating to enhance automation in additive manufacturing workflow.
AstroPrint announced a spectacular arrangement with Stanley Black & Decker.
Part 3 — the app. We had a chance to test an interesting 3D sprinter and software combination: the BIQU Thunder and MyMiniFactory’s new app.
Ultimaker released yet another version of their upcoming Cura 4.0 software.
Two Cura-centric announcements from Ultimaker today mark ongoing progress for the company.
I’m looking at an unusual 3D printing software platform, Twikit.
We had a chat with Kevin Friesth, Chief Science Officer/Inventor at Haute Fabrication, regarding their upcoming 3D printers.
Hobbyist or professional? Extrusion-based 3D printing is at a crossroads.
We hadn’t heard much from Kodak on their new 3D printer for quite a while, but now they’re back in action.
A reader comment got me thinking about the future of 3D printed repairs.
Last week we wrote on the problem of OctoPrint security, and this week we found a very good solution.
But those days are mostly gone, except for ultra-low priced equipment competing on price – but not convenience of use.
I’m looking at a new 3D service called AirShaper.
Authentise mentioned in their recent newsletter a relationship with EOS equipment, suggesting a significant move.
We’ve been covertly testing a new cloud-based 3D model repair service that is now available for testing.
Onshape has added a simulation mode for everyone, and it’s quite powerful.
Three weeks ago Autodesk posted a preview of Fusion 360 in the Browser.
MakerBot announced two elements of what appears to be an increased emphasis on the educational market.
Mosaic Manufacturing announced a new cloud-based multi-material software tool for 3D printing, CANVAS.
Astroprint announced a new set-top box for desktop 3D printers: the AstroBox Touch.
Are you 3D printing in metal? Thrinno’s new quoting system might be for you.
After a year of beta testing with over 1500 firms, MakerOS is now publicly available for subscription.
3D software giant Autodesk, whose products are used by many Fabbaloo readers, has announced significant price increases for their non-subscription products.
A-Team Ventures has produced desktop 3D printers for some years, but now they have a Waggle, too.
Polar3D, the makers of a very unusual desktop 3D printer, just announced they’ve received USD$2M in investment.
Companies with fleets of industrial 3D printers could get much value from a new module in Authentise’s 3DIAX suite: analytics.
Last fall I wrote a series of stories on an interesting 3D printing startup, MakePrintable. What’s happened since then?
Autodesk’s Forge cloud-based 3D initiative gained some new APIs this past week, and they’ll be of specific interest to 3D printing folks.
One of the leading cloud-based 3D printing services just made life a lot easier by supporting the Raspberry Pi 3.
Autodesk, one of the world’s largest suppliers of 3D software, announced they’re completely phasing out standard software licenses and moving everything to the cloud.
Explosive startup Carbon finally announced their first product, the M1 industrial 3D printer.
I stumbled onto a new, apparently not-yet-launched 3D modeling service that could be extremely interesting: 3DGxPAINT.
There’s going to be another option for 3D print streaming: The MakerX box.
At CES we were taken to a secret side room to see a prototype of a new 3Dwox 3D printer.
A new iOS app for easily creating sketch-based 3D models appeared: uMake. But we’re not sure it’s best for 3D printing.
When Autodesk does something, they don’t fool around. Now they’ve announced a new cloud-based 3D platform that could shake things up.
There are several cloud-based 3D print services available, but we realized there could be a fundamental problem facing them in the future.
As additive manufacturing (AM) in combination with other 3D technology continues to affect industrial manufacturing and design processes in the global marketplace, an increasing number of companies will be faced with an important investment decision: For 3D printing needs, do we invest the resources to purchase an industrial 3D printer or do we use a 3D printing service bureau?
Let’s face it: most desktop 3D printers are pretty dumb. But now you can add some smarts to your device with the MatterControl Touch.
Microsoft and netfabb announced a partnership to extend their 3D print cloud services.