Thangs is a well-known 3D model repository, but did you know they have a fascinating version control system?
Researchers are developing an interesting system to dramatically improve print quality for metal 3D prints.
This week’s selection is “Getting Started in ZBrush” by Greg Johnson.
In a surprise announcement today, Markforged has acquired Teton Simulation.
News broke about a lawsuit filed by Artec 3D regarding the intellectual property of their software suite.
A new research paper investigates the rather long list of applications for 3D printed lattices.
I follow many 3D printing companies, but there are a few on which I’m keeping a close watch.
A paper released last month describes an efficient method for splitting 3D models, enabling 3D printing of large objects on smaller machines.
It’s the end of the year, and I wondered which stories gathered the most views by Fabbaloo readers.
I had a chat with Teton Simulation’s Doug Kenik to find out where SmartSlice is headed.
Authentise announced yet another system integration, this time with Solukon equipment.
Industry leader 3D Systems announced a number of new products, services and partnerships to beef up their industrial capabilities.
The Blender Foundation announced that Apple has joined their development fund.
I spoke with 3YOURMIND CEO Alexsander Ciszek to learn more about their interesting arrangement with Carbon.
Adidas and Carbon announced a new collaboration to produce an updated 4DFWD shoe.
This week, Markforged announced new additions to its 3D printing platform.
Shining 3D announced a new bundle combining hardware with targeted application software.
Adidas announced a new partially 3D printed shoe, the 4DFWD.
A new partnership is bringing shop floor data together with data intelligence for consistency in additive manufacturing.
3YOURMIND announced they’ve received a massive investment of US$12.4M.
3D Control Systems announced an arrangement with the Octoprint project to provide support for software integrations.
Ultimaker’s new CEO offers an inside look at the company’s strategic shift toward ecosystem thinking.
Ultimaker has announced a new platform strategy and new software offerings.
Fortify has announced two new 3D printers and a software addition, expanding the company’s 3D printing portfolio.
This week’s selection is “The Pragmatic Programmer” by Andy Hunt.
Researchers have developed an approach for measuring 3D printed part quality over multiple machines.
Carbon has introduced a new automated lattice design tool poised to send shockwaves throughout production-focused 3D printing.
Shining 3D has released a new version of their 3D scanning software for EinScan devices, version 3.6.
A U.S.-based startup called Neatsy AI makes use of the iPhone’s depth-sensing FaceID technology to predict comfortable sneaker fit for customers via 3D modelling.
I’m reading an interesting case study from Teton Simulation that illustrates an often-ignored fact of 3D printing: everything must work.
This week’s selection is “The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation” by John M. Blain.
PTC has taken another step into the software-as-a-service (SaaS) world with the acquisition of Arena Solutions, a provider of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) and quality management system (QMS) platforms.
I caught up with Gregory Elfering, President of Ultimaker Americas, for a discussion of Ultimaker’s 2020 reflections and 2021 trends and predictions.
3D printed medical models are becoming ever more realistic, as Stratasys shows with its new biomechanically realistic bone capability.
I’ve been doing some thinking about automation lately and realized there are several things that should be covered by 3D print automation solutions.
As 2020 finally winds down, I sat down for a chat with Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways, for a chat about the trends that will shape 3D printing in 2021.
Desktop Metal recently introduced a new software tool focusing on metal sintering simulation; the team behind Live Sinter shares a deeper look.
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.
Stratasys and nTopology execs share a look at their new collaboration, starting with an impressive FDM Assembly Fixture Generator.
Sintering is a necessary step in metal 3D printing, and a new software application targets accurate compensation for distortions.
Create it REAL has received an investment of €3.1M (US$3.6M).
What innovations in digital construction can we expect in this third decade of the 21st Century?
Fraunhofer IGD has developed a new type of software for 3D printing that enables use of gradient-style materials.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine software-focused improvements that should give companies a post-pandemic advantage.
Software company nTopology has announced a hefty Series C funding round set to accelerate its offerings of engineering design tools for advanced manufacturing.
Sintavia and Siemens have announced a three-year agreement to collaborate on end-to-end additive manufacturing software targeting digital automation.
Researchers have developed what appears to be a far more accessible method of developing highly complex 3D models for 3D printing.
Non-planar 3D printing is perhaps a term you’re not familiar with, but if Gabriel Boutin has his way, you will in the future.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman consider 3D printing software advances focused in Seattle.
Charles R. Goulding and Mellissa McIntyre consider potential 3D printing implications of Siemens Healthineers’ acquisition of Varian Medical Technologies.
HP has entered into a strategic partnership with Dyndrite, underscoring the critical importance of software to the long-term success of industrial 3D printing.
Microsoft has officially joined the Blender Foundation Development Fund, a group that supports the open source 3D modeling tool Blender.
This week’s question delves into the science of producing life-size head sculptures using 3D scanning and 3D printing.
Ultimaker launched a new software product today, which they call Ultimaker Essentials.
Hands on with the Calibry 3D Scanner. This part explains my experience using the Calibry 3D scanner to capture 3D models of larger objects and and my conclusions on using this device.
Hands on with the Calibry 3D scanner. This part explains my experience using the Calibry 3D scanner to capture 3D models of small objects and medium-sized objects, as well as 3D scanning live subjects.
Hands on with the Calibry handheld 3D scanner. In this part we’ll look at the operations of the Calibry handheld 3D scanner.
Hands on with the Calibry 3D scanner. In this part we’ll examine the Calibry hardware and software configurations.
Sigma Labs has been hard at work with its quality control solutions for metal 3D printing: the company’s CEO fills us in on major advances.
There’s a key barrier that’s holding back 3D printing from much more radical use, but it may be about to break down.
In the face of global supply chain shortages, it’s all hands on deck to help in the 3D printing industry — including on the software side.
I recently spoke with the folks from Dyndrite, who intend to replace the very heart of 3D printing: the 3D kernel.
3Diligent has announced updates to its Industry 4.0 software and services; the CEO fills us in on what these mean for procurement and manufacturing shops.
Josef Prusa dropped some big hints about their upcoming 3D printer farm software and we speculate on what’s to come next.
I’ve found a source with a ton of CAD utility recommendations that could make life easier for anyone using 3D CAD to create designs for 3D printing.
We had a chat with Materialise’s Stefaan Motte to find out what’s happening at the long-time 3D printing leader.
There’s a rather interesting book that can show you how to use Python programming to supercharge your 3D modeling experience for 3D printing.
What is Carbon’s secret sauce? We spoke with the 3D printer manufacturer’s Philip DeSimone to find out their strategy with hardware, software and customers.
An interview with Siemens’ CEO Tony Hemmelgarn reveals how the manufacturing giant is thinking about 3D printing.
Greer Veon and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers look back at Cimquest’s Xpand3D Exhibition 2019.
Charles Goulding and Greer Veon of R&D Tax Savers examine the cloud-based Onshape platform in the 3D printing workflow.
Stratasys is unveiling a new Digital Anatomy portfolio to offer targeted functionality in healthcare 3D printing.
As 3D printing continues to industrialize, quality management and traceability are increasingly in focus — and that’s just what TRACE software offers.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers discuss ensuring tax credits for companies working with three primary components of 3D printing: hardware, software, and materials.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the annual update of SOLIDWORKS is out.
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.
NYC-based nTopology is expanding into Europe.
Zortrax is continuing its focus on LCD 3D printing with a new software release and three new castable resins.
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.
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.
This spring, Markforged introduced its Blacksmith AI software; this summer, the company dedicated 2,000 square feet to its further development.
Medical 3D printing is becoming increasingly valuable for manufacturers and clinicians to solve patient-specific problems through tailored implants to improve diagnostic decision-making.
Materialise has received FDA clearance for its cardiovascular planning software.
Greg Mark, CEO of Markforged, tells us it’s “definitely the most exciting thing we’ve announced” as the company introduces its foray into artificial intelligence.
Industry expert Todd Grimm set the stage for RAPID + TCT 2019 with a speedy rundown of what’s new in 3D printing.
For prospective and current users, there is no shortage of 3D CAD options.
Structo and uLab Systems have announced a strategic partnership focused on 3D printing clear dental aligners.
A new startup is reimagining slicing in additive manufacturing.
A report on Fast Company illustrates that there’s more than one way to do generative design.
iOrthotics has launched a new division for custom orthotics, complete with a digital workflow.
A new player in the field is going to be a very big deal for additive manufacturing.
A more sophisticated construction 3D printer has been announced by ICON.
Authentise and Microsoft are collaborating to enhance automation in additive manufacturing workflow.
London-based AMFG has expanded into the German market.
There have been a few developments recently that have brought me to the view that STL file format will slide away quietly.