It’s now possible to try out the “arc overhang” technique in PrusaSlicer.
What Can Photon M3 Premium Owners Expect from the Latest Anycubic App?
Anycubic announced a new app that should supercharge users of their Photon M3 Premium resin 3D printer.
Simplify3D Issues First Update Since 5.0 Upgrade – Here’s What’s Changed
That didn’t take long: Simplify3D issues their first update since the huge 5.0 upgrade.
Introducing AiSync: Ai Build’s Text-to-Slice Interface for Additive Manufacturing
Ai Build has introduced something quite amazing: AiSync.
Introducing SprutCAM P3D: The 3D Slicer for Robotic Systems
SprutCAM’s P3D slicer offers full robotic 6-axis slicing of 3D models.
Hands On With Simplify3D V5.0, Part 2
We complete our review of Simplify3D V5.0 with a look at previews, features, bugs and final thoughts.
Hands On With Simplify3D V5.0, Part 1
After a wait of several years, we’ve got our hands on the latest version of Simplify3D.
Mango3D Introduces Lychee Slicer V5.0: FFF Printing Now Supported!
Mango3D announced V5.0 of the Lychee Slicer, but with a huge surprise: it handles FFF printing as well as resin 3D printing!
We Told You So: Simplify3D 5.0 Released After Multi-Year Delay
Finally, after an extremely long wait, Simplify3D version 5.0 has been released today.
The Next Level of 3D Printing: FreeD Printing is Redefining Slicing
FreeD Printing is a software company producing software that can slice your 3D model in ways you can’t imagine.
Two New Innovations From Meltio
Meltio has introduced two new innovations: “Horizon” slicing software and a laser calibration system.
Markforged Links Slicing and Simulation
Markforged announced a very useful new feature for their Eiger software platform.
Surprise: PrusaSlicer 2.5.0 Includes STEP Format Import
Prusa Research released the latest beta version of PrusaSlicer, and surprise — it includes the ability to use STEP files.
Create It Real’s Advanced Slicing Capabilities
Create It Real has been quietly getting their advanced slicing system out to industry partners.
Is Your 3D Printing Software Doing All It Can?
3D printing is more involved than hitting Ctrl + P and grabbing a perfect part a few minutes later.
Have You Used BuildBee?
BuildBee is a new online tool for 3D print job preparation.
Does Ultimaker Cura 5.0 Really Change Things?
After the blockbuster announcement of Ultimaker Cura 5.0, I decided to give it a quick test.
The Ongoing Puzzle of 3D Printer Settings
3D print parameters are a bit of a mess these days.
SmartScan: Improving Metal 3D Printing
Researchers are developing an interesting system to dramatically improve print quality for metal 3D prints.
BREAKING: Markforged Acquires Teton Simulation
In a surprise announcement today, Markforged has acquired Teton Simulation.
What’s New In Z-Suite 3.0.0?
Zortrax released a beta version of their new 3D print management software, Z-Suite.
New Cura Enables Much Faster 3D Printing
Ultimaker announced a new version of Ultimaker Cura, which seems to offer much more rapid 3D printing.
Eight 3D Print Companies On The Move
I follow many 3D printing companies, but there are a few on which I’m keeping a close watch.
Why Use Teton Simulation’s SmartSlice?
I had a chat with Teton Simulation’s Doug Kenik to find out where SmartSlice is headed.
The State of 3D Print Slicing Software
Slicing software is a key element in any 3D printing workflow, but what are the options?
Ultimaker Cura’s Secret Lightning Infill Really Works!
The latest version of Ultimaker Cura has a secret, extremely powerful feature: Lightning infill.
BigRep Partners With Teton Simulation for SmartSlice Integration
BigRep announced an important collaboration with Teton Simulation.
Teton Simulation Expands Availability of Optimized 3D Print Service
Teton Simulation announced an arrangement with BCN3D to provide that company’s community with access to their powerful SmartSlice system.
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.
Why Resin 3D Printing Is So Challenging
Resin 3D printing isn’t nearly as popular as FFF 3D printing even though it’s widely available. Why is that so?
BCN3D Releases Custom 3D Printer Slicing Software
BCN3D announced the release of their own slicing software, “BCN Stratos”.
Ultimaker Releases Ultimaker Cura 4.10, With An Interesting Feature… For Some
Ultimaker released a new version of Ultimaker Cura, their highly popular 3D print management software.
Teton Simulation Now Integrated With GrabCAD
Teton Simulation announced an arrangement with Stratasys to allow use of their advanced slicing optimizer in GrabCAD.
Formlabs Integration With Autodesk Fusion 360?
A brief mention in an Autodesk post suggests Formlabs is to integrate functionality within Fusion 360.
Ultimaker Cura 4.9 Focuses on Digital Library Feature
Ultimaker released version 4.9 of Ultimaker Cura.
Updates From Sinterit On Materials And Software
Sinterit has updated their 3D print job preparation software with a powerful feature.
ideaMaker Updated With New Texturing Feature
Raise3D announced a new version of IdeaMaker, version 4.1.0, which includes a very interesting capability.
Large-Scale Complex 3D Printing Coming With Metafold
Startup Metafold is developing a way to 3D print large objects with highly complex geometries.
PrusaSlicer 2.3 Is A Bigger Update Than Expected
Prusa Research announced the official release of PrusaSlicer version 2.3, their latest slicing software tool.
Can Ulendo Really 3D Print Twice As Fast?
There’s a new Kickstarter project out called Ulendo that says it can enable 3D printing at up to double-speed.
Hacked Slicing: How To 3D Print Feathers
Want to 3D print feathers that actually look, feel and act life feathers? Read on!
Implications of The Dyndrite – HP Partnership
There could be some profound implications coming for additive manufacturing, after a review of the newly announced HP Universal Build Manager, which is powered by Dyndrite.
Fusion3 Introduces REACTOR
Fusion3 has introduced a new and powerful slicing system for their 3D printers, REACTOR.
Teton Simulation Launches First Software Product
3D printing software is smartening up its slicing as Teton goes live with its first product: Smart Slice for Ultimaker Essentials.
MakerBot Announces MakerBot CloudPrint
MakerBot announced a new service called MakerBot CloudPrint, which is intended to deliver a seamless 3D printing experience to clients.
Wematter Updates 3D Print Software
Wematter released version 2.0 of their 3D print management software, which includes a number of user interface improvements.
Dyndrite Attempts A “Heart Transplant” For 3D Printing
I recently spoke with the folks from Dyndrite, who intend to replace the very heart of 3D printing: the 3D kernel.
How To Significantly Reduce Use Of 3D Print Support Material
I’ve bumped into a very interesting technique that could save an enormous amount of support material and 3D printing time.
Don’t Worry, Simplify3D 5 Is On The Way
Simplify3D has still not released their long-awaited version 5 upgrade. We asked their CEO about the delay.
Fusion 360 Now Offers 3D Print Slicing, But Will You Use It?
Autodesk surprised everyone by suddenly adding a way to slice 3D print jobs directly within their popular Fusion 360. But is it something you will use?
Ultimaker Releases Ultimaker Cura 4.5
Ultimaker has released a new version of Ultimaker Cura 4.5, and as usual there are a couple of very interesting new features.
Teton Simulation’s Smart Slice Tool Works!
Teton Simulation has now integrated their FEA algorithm directly into Ultimaker Cura, vastly simplifying and empowering 3D printing workflows.
Book of the Week: 66 DIY-Projects
This week’s selection is “66 DIY-Projects: 66 awesome projects to realize with a 3D printer For Beginners & Advanced!” by Johannes Wild.
Awaiting Simplify3D 5.0
Simplify3D says they will issue the long-awaited version 5 of their powerful slicing software in 2020. It’s now 2020, and what can we expect?
Ultimaker Cura 4.4 Includes An Interesting New Concept
Ultimaker released a new version of Ultimaker Cura 3D printer slicing software that includes a very intriguing new feature: Intent Profiles.
Attend A Virtual 3D Printing Event – For Free!
There’s a virtual conference on advanced 3D printing techniques coming up this week, and there’s no charge to attend. Details in this story.
Ultimaker Cura 4.3 Released With A Feature I’ve Wanted Forever
A new version of Ultimaker Cura has been released: 4.3 includes a number of 3D print quality improvements and a magical feature everyone will use.
Possible Patent Infringement By Non-Planar Slic3r Development?
Non-planar 3D printing is a massive improvement, but it seems that it could be patented by a company, possibly leaving it difficult for the open source community.
MultiMaterial Breakthrough: OpenFab Enables Large-Scale Voxel-Based 3D Printing
3D printing is severely constrained today, but a new initiative called OpenFab hopes to break processing barriers to allow very complex multi-material 3D prints in the future.
Ultimaker Releases Ultimaker Cura 4.2 Beta
Need more advanced 3D print slicing capabilities? Why not give Ultimaker Cura beta 4.2 a try? It includes orthographic views and advanced flow control.
New Features in Ultimaker Cura 4.1 Include Cloud Discovery
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.
I Used Simplify3D to 3D Print a Poo Emoji Top Hat
3D printers (people) have a bad habit of wasting their print improvement effort on the shiny and new instead of the useful.
ChiTuBox: The Other 3D Print Slicer
I’m taking a look at ChiTuBox, a third party 3D print slicing system.
Prusa Rebrands and Improves Software Systems
Prusa Research introduced PrusaSlicer to replace their previous management software.
Teton to Debut with Intelligent Slicing Automation
A new startup is reimagining slicing in additive manufacturing.
The REALvision Slicer
I’m looking at another 3D print slicing software option, REALvision.
Opening Eyes To Grander 3D Printing
I’ve been watching some 3D print videos from Fabbaloo friend Joel Telling, and realized something about how 3D print practices are changing.
Interesting Features in 3DWOX Desktop
I’ve been exploring the latest version of 3DWOX Desktop and bumped into some interesting features.
At Last: The End of STL Is In Sight
There have been a few developments recently that have brought me to the view that STL file format will slide away quietly.
Velo3D Has The Flow
There’s something very interesting going down at Velo3D.
Pathio: A New 3D Print Slicer
The folks at E3D-Online announced a new 3D print slicer system, Pathio.
Practical New Feature in 3DXpert
It seems that 3D Systems’ latest version of 3DXpert has an incredible build simulation feature.
The Desperate Need For More Advanced 3D Print Slicers
After watching a fascinating video showing a powerful strengthening technique, I am convinced we have a long way to go with 3D printing software.
More On Simplify3D’s Upcoming V5
After our recent story on Simplify3D’s upgrade plans, we received some additional clarifications from the company.
Simplify3D 5.0 To Be Paid Upgrade Only
Simplify3D has let users know their next upgrade, 5.0, will be a paid upgrade.
Bioinspired 3D Printing Should Be Standardized
Researchers have developed a way to 3D print strong cement structures, but why couldn’t this be used in all 3D prints?
An Unusual Method Strengthens 3D Prints
Adrian Bowyer proposes a very unusual approach for strengthening 3D printed parts: embedding voids.
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.
Simplify3D 4.1 Released with New Multi-Material Features
Third party slicing software provider Simplify3D released a new version of their popular tool.
Cura 3.5 Goes Full 3MF
Ultimaker has released Cura version 3.5.
Verashape’s New SOFTSHAPER 2019
Verashape has dramatically improved their 3D printing management system, SOFTSHAPER.
Cool New Features in Cura Version 2.7
Ultimaker has released an updated version of Cura, and there are some very tasty new features.
Simplify3D Goes 4.0 With a Ton of New 3D Printing Features
3D print software Simplify3D has been updated to version 4.0, which contains a boatload of very powerful 3D print control features.
Mosaic Manufacturing Announces “CANVAS”
Mosaic Manufacturing announced a new cloud-based multi-material software tool for 3D printing, CANVAS.
Checking Out MakerBot’s New “MinFill” Option
MakerBot announced a very intriguing feature to their slicing program, “MinFill”.
Prusa Introduces “Smooth Variable Layer Height” to Combine Speed AND Quality
Open source desktop 3D printer manufacture Prusa Labs introduced a fascinating new feature in their slicing software that attempts to resolve the eternal trade off between quality of print and print speed in 3D printing.
Variable Layer Slicing for The Ember 3D Printer: Good Idea or Not?
Autodesk has introduced something called “VariSlice” for their Ember desktop 3D printers.
3D Print Community: RhinoSlic3r
This month’s community support selection is the RhinoSlic3r project by Quentin Labrosse.
Printr’s Intelligent Dual Extrusion Wiping Feature
Netherlands-based Printr released a new slicing feature for their Formide system that increases the reliability of dual extrusion 3D prints.