BuildBee is a new online tool for 3D print job preparation.
After the blockbuster announcement of Ultimaker Cura 5.0, I decided to give it a quick test.
3D print parameters are a bit of a mess these days.
Researchers are developing an interesting system to dramatically improve print quality for metal 3D prints.
In a surprise announcement today, Markforged has acquired Teton Simulation.
Zortrax released a beta version of their new 3D print management software, Z-Suite.
Ultimaker announced a new version of Ultimaker Cura, which seems to offer much more rapid 3D printing.
I follow many 3D printing companies, but there are a few on which I’m keeping a close watch.
I had a chat with Teton Simulation’s Doug Kenik to find out where SmartSlice is headed.
Slicing software is a key element in any 3D printing workflow, but what are the options?
The latest version of Ultimaker Cura has a secret, extremely powerful feature: Lightning infill.
BigRep announced an important collaboration with Teton Simulation.
Teton Simulation announced an arrangement with BCN3D to provide that company’s community with access to their powerful SmartSlice system.
Adrian Bowyer provided an updated on his Electric 3D Printer project, and it’s a fascinating approach to software design.
Resin 3D printing isn’t nearly as popular as FFF 3D printing even though it’s widely available. Why is that so?
BCN3D announced the release of their own slicing software, “BCN Stratos”.
Ultimaker released a new version of Ultimaker Cura, their highly popular 3D print management software.
Teton Simulation announced an arrangement with Stratasys to allow use of their advanced slicing optimizer in GrabCAD.
A brief mention in an Autodesk post suggests Formlabs is to integrate functionality within Fusion 360.
Ultimaker released version 4.9 of Ultimaker Cura.
Sinterit has updated their 3D print job preparation software with a powerful feature.
Raise3D announced a new version of IdeaMaker, version 4.1.0, which includes a very interesting capability.
Startup Metafold is developing a way to 3D print large objects with highly complex geometries.
Prusa Research announced the official release of PrusaSlicer version 2.3, their latest slicing software tool.
There’s a new Kickstarter project out called Ulendo that says it can enable 3D printing at up to double-speed.
Want to 3D print feathers that actually look, feel and act life feathers? Read on!
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 has introduced a new and powerful slicing system for their 3D printers, REACTOR.
3D printing software is smartening up its slicing as Teton goes live with its first product: Smart Slice for Ultimaker Essentials.
MakerBot announced a new service called MakerBot CloudPrint, which is intended to deliver a seamless 3D printing experience to clients.
Wematter released version 2.0 of their 3D print management software, which includes a number of user interface improvements.
I recently spoke with the folks from Dyndrite, who intend to replace the very heart of 3D printing: the 3D kernel.
I’ve bumped into a very interesting technique that could save an enormous amount of support material and 3D printing time.
Simplify3D has still not released their long-awaited version 5 upgrade. We asked their CEO about the delay.
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 has released a new version of Ultimaker Cura 4.5, and as usual there are a couple of very interesting new features.
Teton Simulation has now integrated their FEA algorithm directly into Ultimaker Cura, vastly simplifying and empowering 3D printing workflows.
This week’s selection is “66 DIY-Projects: 66 awesome projects to realize with a 3D printer For Beginners & Advanced!” by Johannes Wild.
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 released a new version of Ultimaker Cura 3D printer slicing software that includes a very intriguing new feature: Intent Profiles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3D printers (people) have a bad habit of wasting their print improvement effort on the shiny and new instead of the useful.
I’m taking a look at ChiTuBox, a third party 3D print slicing system.
Prusa Research introduced PrusaSlicer to replace their previous management software.
A new startup is reimagining slicing in additive manufacturing.
I’m looking at another 3D print slicing software option, REALvision.
I’ve been watching some 3D print videos from Fabbaloo friend Joel Telling, and realized something about how 3D print practices are changing.
I’ve been exploring the latest version of 3DWOX Desktop and bumped into some interesting features.
There have been a few developments recently that have brought me to the view that STL file format will slide away quietly.
There’s something very interesting going down at Velo3D.
The folks at E3D-Online announced a new 3D print slicer system, Pathio.
It seems that 3D Systems’ latest version of 3DXpert has an incredible build simulation feature.
After watching a fascinating video showing a powerful strengthening technique, I am convinced we have a long way to go with 3D printing software.
After our recent story on Simplify3D’s upgrade plans, we received some additional clarifications from the company.
Simplify3D has let users know their next upgrade, 5.0, will be a paid upgrade.
Researchers have developed a way to 3D print strong cement structures, but why couldn’t this be used in all 3D prints?
Adrian Bowyer proposes a very unusual approach for strengthening 3D printed parts: embedding voids.
We had a chat with a company that hopes to bring the concept of “one-click printing” to the world.
Third party slicing software provider Simplify3D released a new version of their popular tool.
Ultimaker has released Cura version 3.5.
Verashape has dramatically improved their 3D printing management system, SOFTSHAPER.
Ultimaker has released an updated version of Cura, and there are some very tasty new 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 announced a new cloud-based multi-material software tool for 3D printing, CANVAS.
MakerBot announced a very intriguing feature to their slicing program, “MinFill”.
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.
Autodesk has introduced something called “VariSlice” for their Ember desktop 3D printers.
This month’s community support selection is the RhinoSlic3r project by Quentin Labrosse.
Netherlands-based Printr released a new slicing feature for their Formide system that increases the reliability of dual extrusion 3D prints.