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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 […]

Building 3D Experience portfolios at Dassault Systèmes

Building 3D Experience portfolios at Dassault Systèmes

The ambitious goal is to model the world for science and industry, including the hidden parts. Kathleen Maher reports from the Dassault Systèmes 3D Experience Forum in Las Vegas.   By Kathleen Maher French Design/PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes is nothing if not ambitious, at the company’s 3D Experience Forum this year, they said their goal is to […]

2r1y—seeing and measuring in 3D what you see

2r1y—seeing and measuring in 3D what you see

Ukrainian startup has achieved a breakthrough in scanning, imaging, and measuring from off-the-shelf parts By Jon Peddie 2r1y, a startup with talent from Silicon Valley and Ukraine, was founded in 2012 by a group led by Richard Neumann and Serge Yefimov. They have spent the last couple of years building a technol­ogy for a perceptual […]

By December 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk makes software, lots of it, free to students

Autodesk makes software, lots of it, free to students

Autodesk expands its education programs and makes software and training free to students and educators around the world.

Trimble looks for AEC efficiencies through collaboration

Trimble looks for AEC efficiencies through collaboration

New Trimble Connect offers a cloud-based platform for strategic collaboration in the construction and operation of buildings. By Kathleen Maher Back in 2012, when Trimble ac­quired SketchUp, the company said they were setting out to redefine the construction industry. There were probably some people who said, Trimble? At that time, the company was a giant […]

3D Systems to acquire Cimatron for $97 million

3D Systems to acquire Cimatron for $97 million

Software from the CAM, mold, and tool-and-die software expert will be adapted for 3D printing. 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of CAM software developer Cimatron (NASDAQ: CIMT) in a deal valued at approximately $97 million. Cimatron software support computer aided milling and manufacturing […]

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