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MIT Media Lab streamlines process of 3D printing hair

MIT Media Lab streamlines process of 3D printing hair

Cilllia automates design of individual hairs, bypassing manual methods in existing CAD tools.   By Amina Saeed MIT Media Lab researchers have developed a method to print hair with an innovative software technique replacing traditional 3D CAD. The pixel-mapping printing technique allows users to model and print thousands of hair-like structures rapidly. Previously, it took hours […]

By July 5, 2016 Read More →
Siemens PLM World 2016: Pulling big levers in CAD and manufacturing

Siemens PLM World 2016: Pulling big levers in CAD and manufacturing

A revitalized Solid Edge, new robotic research, and partnerships for 3D printing top the agenda. By Kathleen Maher The real world and the digital world are blending rapidly in the field of manufacture. We’re coming close to a time when robots will happily go about our business. They’ve already been transforming the field of manufacture, […]

By May 31, 2016 Read More →
HP officially launches Jet Fusion printer

HP officially launches Jet Fusion printer

Printing at 21-micron density at 30 million drops per second. The high-end density comes at a high-end price. HP’s entry into the 3D printing business has been one very long introduction. They started talking about it more than two years ago on a high level; information on the website has become increasingly detailed. The company […]

By May 27, 2016 Read More →
Stratasys builds 3D printing cloud app from GrabCAD

Stratasys builds 3D printing cloud app from GrabCAD

The new design-to-print workflow automates the process of preparing 3D models for printing and accepts major CAD program formats in addition to STL. Stratasys has unveiled its long-awaited repurposing of GrabCAD, which it acquired in 2014, with today’s announcement of GrabCAD Cloud. Stratasys says GrabCAD Cloud will speed time-to-print significantly, by focusing on the pain […]

By May 17, 2016 Read More →
Polygonica expands platform support to Linux and Mac

Polygonica expands platform support to Linux and Mac

3D printing needs good meshing, and much of the design work is not on Windows. The innovative simulation software Polygonica has added Linux and Mac to its supported platforms. Polygonica is currently available for Microsoft Windows and a range of Visual Studio Compilers. With the release of Polygonica 1.3, support will be extended to Linux […]

By May 10, 2016 Read More →
3YourMind now on 10 CAD and DCC products

3YourMind now on 10 CAD and DCC products

Vectorworks becomes the tenth product for one-click access to 3D check, analyze, repair and print. EOS founder is now largest investor.  The year is starting off with a bang for 3YourMind. After concluding a second financing round in which Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder and CEO of EOS GmbH became the new lead investor of […]

By February 11, 2016 Read More →
Mcor launches next-generation paper-based 3D printer

Mcor launches next-generation paper-based 3D printer

ARKe aims its new desktop printer at education and creative professionals. Mcor has been building intriguing 3D printers for several years using reams of copy paper as its build medium. Its new ARKe takes that technology to the next level, putting full color and high resolution into a selective deposition lamination printer. Mcor appeals to […]

By January 18, 2016 Read More →
3D printing personalized heart models for surgical planning

3D printing personalized heart models for surgical planning

MIT researchers say their system can convert MRI scans into 3D-printed, physical models in a few hours. Researchers at MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a system that can take MRI scans of a patient’s heart and, in a matter of hours, 3D print them to create a tangible, physical model that surgeons can […]

By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk acquires Netfabb for 3D printing software

Autodesk acquires Netfabb for 3D printing software

The goal is “infinite expressibility” where printing to 3D becomes as simple as printing to 2D today. Autodesk has signed an agreement to acquire Netfabb, a German specialist in software solutions for 3D printing. Autodesk will also make an investment in the parent company of Netfabb, FIT Technology Group. Terms of the transaction were not […]

By September 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
IMSI/Design TurboCAD Mac PowerPack fixes 3D models

IMSI/Design TurboCAD Mac PowerPack fixes 3D models

Models made to be manufacturing diagrams often need editing to be ready for 3D printing. As 3D printing reaches beyond the largest manufacturers and into small businesses and the hobbyist community, people are discovering that models made to be 3D manufacturing diagrams are often not good enough to be directly manufactured via 3D printing. Edges […]