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Heads-up roundup from CES 2015

Heads-up roundup from CES 2015

Google Glass is out, Sony Smart Glasses are in.   Google has given up on this round of its Google Glass experiment. The com­pany has announced it is ending the Explorer program and it will spin out the Google Glass group as a stand­alone project headed by Tony Fadell, formerly of Apple and founder of […]

Ultimaker wants a piece of that 3D printer Maker action

Ultimaker wants a piece of that 3D printer Maker action

A team of Dutch engineers are winning awards and gaining attention using an open source ethic and off-the-shelf parts. A small Dutch company hopes its combination of open source ethic and engineering prowess will propel it to the top of the market for small, hobbyist-class 3D printers. Ultimaker’s first printer won Best in Shootout from […]

Unlocking the secrets of the human heart with the help of Creo

Unlocking the secrets of the human heart with the help of Creo

PTC collaborates with University of Tokyo to build better replacement hearts.

You too can live in a 3D world

You too can live in a 3D world

The toys are out there. By Jon Peddie At Siggraph 2014 in Van­couver, Google was giving away Cardboard VR glass­es that use your large-screen smartphone as the display. I didn’t learn about it soon enough and didn’t get one. Every week since then I’ve put away 5 cents, and when I col­lected $4.55, I went […]

By January 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2014 wasn’t that bad, was it?

2014 wasn’t that bad, was it?

Product introductions from 2013–2014 will make for an eventful 2015 By Kathleen Maher This year saw a return of optimism even as the problems of the en­vironment seem impossibly bleak. Our faith in technology has re­doubled and people are starting to talk crazy: we’re going to live under the sea, we’re going to move to […]

By December 30, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

Custom orthotics allow disabled dog to run for the first time. [Editor’s Note: There is a link to a YouTube video about Derby at the end of the article.] A New Hampshire dog born with deformed front legs is running for the first time, thanks to kindhearted humans who used 3D technology to create a […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stratasys races from the pole position at Euromold 2014

Stratasys races from the pole position at Euromold 2014

3D printing is growing rapidly in Europe. Stratasys is in leading vertical markets, building a complete ecosystem, and accelerating product development. Correspondent Tom Lansford reports from Frankfurt, Germany. By Tom Lansford Ten years ago at Euromold, 3D printing and related technology occupied a small corner of Hall 11. Today, 3D printing dominates the show and […]

By December 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
3D printing for the Space Station

3D printing for the Space Station

Made in Space and NASA have brought 3D printing to Outer Space, to create all the little things they left behind. Could you live in space? As space exploration and research is becoming com­mercialized, new compa­nies are being built around answering the question of what it would take to live in space. According to Mike […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk wants to bring its “disruptive” commodity approach to CAM

Autodesk wants to bring its “disruptive” commodity approach to CAM

Recent acquisitions have been digested; now Autodesk wants to extend its reach into computer-aided manufacturing’s three phases of Plan, Program, Produce. Autodesk employees used the buzzword “disruptive” more than usual this year at Autodesk University. And they used it to describe their actions in markets heretofore outside their reach, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). In a […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk Spark and Ember poised to enter 3D printing wars

Autodesk Spark and Ember poised to enter 3D printing wars

Autodesk wants to do for 3D printing what Google did for mobile devices: give away an operating system to encourage hardware vendors. When Autodesk looks at the state of 3D printing, it sees a convoluted hash of incompatible file formats, incomplete representations, and confusing processes. But worst of all, it sees a failure rate of […]