This week’s selection is “Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper” by Diego Garcia Cuevas and Gianluca Pugliese.
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.
This week’s selection is “Make It Fit: Introduction to Tolerance Analysis for Mechanical Engineers” by Jason E Tynes.
This week’s selection is “The Engineering Design Process: An Introduction for Mechanical Engineers” by Peter Ostafichuk, Markus Fengler, and Antony Hodgson.
A new service for shared 3D model development has been launched by Womp.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the implications of Adobe’s bid to acquire Figma.
A new service to generate printable DnD figurines has a unique pricing structure.
This week’s selection is “Create Stunning AI Art” by Antonis Tsagaris and Andreas Pampoukkas.
A Protolabs engineer’s perspective on the right DfAM approach.
Only Games announced a new full color 3D printing capability.
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafé look at how innovation could be enabled by more 3D printing by major furniture producers.
Charles R. Goulding and Matthew Selman look at the shift from MCAD to ECAD tools for electronic circuit design.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the use of 3D printing in the high fashion industry.
The new 4DFWD running shoe from Adidas demonstrates what is possible with advanced software driving 3D printing.
Charles Goulding & Andressa Bonafe look at Adobe’s innovations in the 3D print world.
3DEO added a new service: DfM / DfAM.
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafé look at NVIDIA’s contribution to 3D design and 3D printing.
A new partnership demonstrates the way forward for 3D printing technology.
Wikifactory announced a new collaborative manufacturing marketplace to complement their existing services.
This week’s selection is “Integrating 3D Modeling, Photogrammetry and Design” by Shaun Foster and David Halbstein.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the powerful combination of Adobe 3D software and Stratasys full color 3D printing equipment.
We had a chat with Matthew Griffiths, CTO of BuildBee about 3D model intellectual property.
Hyperganic may have produced the most complex model ever 3D printed, a revolutionary aerospace engine.
This week’s question is about obtaining or making 3D models for printing.
This week’s selection is “Neri Oxman Material Ecology” by Paola Antonelli, Anna Burckhardt, Hadas A. Steiner, and of course, Neri Oxman.
Construction 3D printer manufacturer ICON revealed a prototype 3D printed house design they call “House Zero”.
Carbon has now officially released their Design Engine software.
Thor3D announced an unusual project to raise funds for a green non-profit organization.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent high-profile 3D printing activity in Italy.
CASTOR released their 2021 annual Additive Manufacturing Trends Report, and it’s quite a bit different than you might think.
This week’s selection is “Design for Manufacturability: How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production” by David M. Anderson.
The 3MF Consortium announced a new extension they call “Volumetric”.
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.
During an Autodesk University session, experts demonstrated the benefits of generative design to perform part consolidation and optimize designs.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the life of designer Richard Schultz.
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with MyMiniFactory CEO Nebo Nikolic at their London HQ
WASP has partnered with Honda to develop a new process using 3D printed clay.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi investigate the possibilities of 3D printing in the textile industry.
This week’s selection is “The Non-Designer’s Design Book” by Robin Williams.
nFRONTIER signed a partnership deal with Stratasys to develop advanced 3D print applications.
This week’s selection is “The 3D Printing Cookbook: Tinkercad Edition” by David Seto.
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.
Researchers at Harvard and MIT have developed a 3D printed test device to detect the virus that causes COVID-19.
The folks at RepRap Ltd have released a new script that generates very strong 3D printable beams.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how art is influenced by 3D printing through an automotive art show.
A new 3D print material made from oranges has been used in an artistic project.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi spice it up with a look at 3D printing for tacos.
After seeing this incredible 3D print, you realize what is truly possible with FFF technology.
Olympians and Paralympians at this summer’s Tokyo games will be awarded atop beautiful podiums 3D printed from recycled plastics.
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger take a look at an optimized design made possible via 3D printing.
This week’s selection is “101 Things I Learned in Product Design School” by Sung Jang, Martin Thaler and Matthew Frederick.
What might be the very first collection of 3D printed NFT art is now available.
There’s a design studio that focuses on use of 3D printed molten glass.
I recently customized a signet ring brought to life via web app and 3D printing.
nTopology found a way to dramatically speed up their 3D modeling operations.
Last year, COVID-19 caused many of us to take a step back, but for some it was a chance to take a step forward.
This week’s selection is “Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering” by Henry Petroski.
I had the opportunity to get to know WAZP and the big 3D printing and digitization ideas arising from this small Irish company.
You can’t use a 3D printer to print anything. You can make anything with a 3D printer.
I just noticed there was a new release of Meshlab, version v2020.12.
This week’s selection is “Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture” by Mario Salvadori.
This week’s selection is “Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies” by Charles Perrow.
This week’s selection is “Design for the Real World” by Victor Papanak.
Shapr3D announced some big changes to their popular and easy-to-use 3D CAD tool.
Designs for accessibility can be rethought with 3D printing so something as personal as a pregnancy test can stay private.
This week’s selection is actually the top seven books we highlighted in 2020.
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.
Budapest-based designer Adam Miklosi has decided to “upgrade” existing IKEA products with his open-source collection of 3D printed accessories.
Charles R. Goulding, Taylor Goulding, and Preeti Sulibhavi appreciate symbolism and technology in animal-themed 3D printed jewelry.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look at how 3D printing helped PepsiCo design new bottles with a lot to like.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley light up with sustainably-made 3D printed lamps.
Copper is a relatively rare material in additive manufacturing operations, but that could change in the next few years.
Thousands of Autodesk users, employees, and partners converged this week for the annual Autodesk University conference.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider 3D printing as part of a logical gambit.
The 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF) file type is about to go prime-time owing to KeyShot and Stratasys.
This week’s selection is “Materials Selection In Mechancial Design” by Michael F. Ashby.
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.
This week’s selection is “Designing 3D Printers” by Neil Rosenberg.
Stratasys, KeyShot, and the 3MF file format come together for a stunningly realistic prototyping capability right off the 3D printer.
If you’re a user of multiple CAD platforms and 3D creation apps…
It is quite challenging trying to fathom how two industrial techniques are used to create delicate jewelry. 3D printing is an additive process and CNC machining uses a subtractive technique, but both methods produce fine pieces.
This week’s selection is “Parametric Solid Modeling Projects” by Prof. Sham Tickoo of Purdue University.
When you see the final design of a 3D printer, there have been many decisions made to get it to that state.
Swapnil Sinha is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University whose story in moving into additive manufacturing is becoming more familiar these days.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata find that the idea of 3D printing sits comfortably for designer furniture.
I’m trying out something called “SculptGL”, an online 3D sculpting tool.
Fraunhofer IGD has developed a new type of software for 3D printing that enables use of gradient-style materials.
This week’s selection is “Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life” by James Victore.
One of our technical readers took a deep dive into the new Powerbelt3D Zero 3D printer kit.
It’s one thing to make a stunning light fixture, but it’s another thing to make a statement with it using a whole different medium.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider how 3D printing helps to individualize and make some unique footwear market-ready.
Researchers have found a way to use 3D printers to produce tensegrity structures.