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.
We could see an increase of very unusual yet practical 3D printed parts in the near future due to AI technology.
Today we’re looking at CSM’s AI image to 3D service.
There’s a new and powerful AI-based 3D model generator, CSM.
Today we’re taking a look at Luma AI’s Imagine 3D, a text-to-3D service.
Spotlight finds generative design at PTC’s LiveWorx.
TitanCraft is now out of beta, as of today.
Hexagon released an interesting new platform that may be of interest to companies using additive manufacturing.
There could be something very interesting brewing from the folks behind Markforged.
AI will shake up the 3D printing industry in more ways than you might realize.
Metafold is a powerful tool to generate and process highly complex 3D models.
NVIDIA Researchers have developed an improved technique for automatically generating 3D models from text input.
This could be the biggest breakthrough in 3D printing in decades: automatic 3D models.
After looking at several AI tools recently, I’ve realized there is another fundamentally important way AI will affect the 3D printing world.
Cognitive Design Systems understands that lightest does not equal optimum and not all 3D prints are manufacturable.
This week’s selection is “Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper” by Diego Garcia Cuevas and Gianluca Pugliese.
Hyperganic announced a new and very speedy 3D simulation technology.
Generative design applications are famous for making strange looking, often unpractical parts.
A new paper describes how AI tools can be used to generate printable 3D models with only a text prompt.
This week’s selection is “Create Stunning AI Art” by Antonis Tsagaris and Andreas Pampoukkas.
I found a very easy way to start non-planar 3D printing.
The new 4DFWD running shoe from Adidas demonstrates what is possible with advanced software driving 3D printing.
Carbon announced today their first corporate acquisition, and it’s a big deal.
I caught a glimpse of a potential future for 3D modeling tools, and it’s breathtaking.
Hyperganic may have produced the most complex model ever 3D printed, a revolutionary aerospace engine.
A fork of PrusaSlicer adds some extremely interesting features.
This week’s selection is “Neri Oxman Material Ecology” by Paola Antonelli, Anna Burckhardt, Hadas A. Steiner, and of course, Neri Oxman.
The year 2021 has ended, and it’s time to look back to see what happened in 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing.
Blender has been upgraded to 3.0 by the Blender Foundation.
The folks at RepRap Ltd have released a new script that generates very strong 3D printable beams.
This week’s selection is “Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper” by D. Diego Garcia Cuevas and D. Gianluca Pugliese.
You can optimize internal fluid flow with an integrated generative design application.
A collaboration between multiple providers has created a way for shoemakers to quickly produce customized shoe lasts.
This week’s selection is “Artificial Intelligence Revolution: how AI Will Change Our Society, Economy and Culture” by Robin Li.
Thousands of Autodesk users, employees, and partners converged this week for the annual Autodesk University conference.
We catch up with Dr. Thomas Reiher, cofounder of AMendate, who is now director of Hexagon’s generative design division.
Developers of Siemens NX are working to integrate mesh data for everyday CAD users.
This week’s selection is “Generative Design” by Benedikt Groß, Hartmut Bohnacker, Julia Laub, and Claudius Lazzeroni.
An interesting experiment in metal 3D printing has resulted in some rather efficient pistons for Porsche sports cars.
The great promise of 3D printing combined with innovative 3D design (such as generative design) is to reduce parts and material waste while creating geometry that surpasses the capability of traditional subtractive machining.
I’m taking a quick look at Gen3D, a CAD tool for generating complex structures that can then be 3D printed.
Dassault Systèmes introduced a new workflow to optimize generative design that is 10x faster than previous methods.
PTC has revealed details of the latest Creo release, Creo 7.0, available on April 14.
This week’s selection is the Puzzle Cell Complex by Nervous System.
LithophaneMaker is a fascinating free service that allows you to generate all imaginable types of 3D printed lithophane models.
A manufacturing-as-a-service company has developed a way to 3D print continuous carbon fiber in a production setting.
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.
A new AI-based system can generate incredibly realistic human faces. What if the same technology was turned towards 3D printing?
What looked like twigs proved to be generatively-designed shapes, the output of generative design algorithms available in Autodesk’s Fusion 360, then cast in metal.
EV maker Archimoto leveraged ParaMatters’ CogniCAD generative CAD tool to optimize the weight of several key metal components.
A new book explains how to use McNeel’s Grasshopper plug-in for Rhino 3D in a very simple and easy-to-learn manner.
nTopology released the latest version of their nTop Platform software, 2.0, and it seems to include some incredibly powerful built-in toolkits.
Trinckle has developed a powerful new system, Paramate, that can automatically generate custom 3D models to vastly simplify the process of producing unique low volume parts for production.
Researchers have developed an incredible system to automatically design 3D printable parts to implement mechanical systems from only a video.
It wasn’t too long ago when the concept of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the capabilities of generative design seemed like some far off sci-fi future.
Global trade and increasing tariffs are major topics of discussion these days — and 3D printing is increasingly a part of that conversation.
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.
Need inspiration for 3D design? Designer and now author Francis Bitonti’s new book offers a peek into the mind of an additive manufacturing designer, whose 3D prints continue to amaze all.
How did New Balance design the complex midsole for their TripleCell custom 3D printed shoe? Nervous System supplied the powerful generative 3D design tools.
Have a gigantic 3D model? nTopology’s nTop Platform can easily handle it, and also provide super-complex analyses, simulations and generative design.
Adobe Fresco in 3D?
Mechanical engineer PJ Tolentino loves biking on the many mountainous trails in his native Philippines.
There’s an interesting service called 3DPrintedSound, and it does just that.
A report on Fast Company illustrates that there’s more than one way to do generative design.
I’m reading a fascinating press release from NYU that describes an unusual combination of 3D printing and what seems to be genetic algorithms.
A road bike frame is a study in elegance and minimalism.
The companies in the XponentialWorks portfolio are looking to enhance performance in generative design and additive manufacturing.
Frustum has been busy with new releases — and today with a new parent company.
3D software maker Frustum released a Windows version of their powerful GENERATE tool.
I’m reading a fascinating report by Joel Simon on his work to “generate” the design of a school.
I’ve recently thought that the future of 3D design lies in an automated future, and Frustum is another option for doing so.
There’s a new generative 3D model solution available: ParaMatters.
Crystallon is a new feature for Rhino3D / Grasshopper CAD design that automatically generates lattice structures.
I saw something last week that shook me greatly: Live Parts from Desktop Metal.
Carbon announced a new production application that has a stunning application: programmable protective cases.
When you look deeply, you find things.
There are 3D print fashion designers, and there are fashion designers who go a bit farther. One of them is Francis Bitonti.
Autodesk made what could be a milestone announcement this week, as generative features are coming to Netfabb, “later this year”.
Optimizing mechanical designs is a complex process and now there’s another option for doing so.
A secretive project to enable consumers to “design” their own products is set to launch in a few weeks.
Designing a musical instrument just got a lot simpler thanks to an experiment by Autodesk.
As a manufacturing technology, 3D printing is only as powerful as the designs that it is used to create.
I’ve always thought that generative approaches may be the way for consumers to get into 3D printing, but there’s actually another more important use.
While plenty of exciting developments are happening in the product design space, few are as revolutionary as advancements in generative design.
Netherlands-based Openplus has launched a very powerful 3D print-driven construction system for furniture.
An experiment by researchers at the University of Copenhagen attempted to persuade an A.I. to create a 3D model from scratch. It did.
There have been multiple attempts to develop a feasible method of 3D printing buildings, and Branch Technology is trying another method.
Researchers at MIT have developed “Fab Forms”, a system that pre-tests thousands of variations of a 3D model to simplify end user design.
Autodesk introduced a new product called, “Within” that generates lattice structures within 3D models. It could change everything.
A New York City startup is leveraging 3D printing to develop unusual high-end jewelry.
A new framework permits easy creation of 3D printed items for board games.
Mexico-based Ideaz 3D is attempting to develop a very unique 3D print application, Ancestro3D.
We spent some time testing the new uformit generative 3D model service and found some amazing results.