Tag: 3D printing

Autodesk reveals impatience with 3D printing innovation rate

Autodesk reveals impatience with 3D printing innovation rate

Introducing a new software platform and a reference design for a 3D printer, Autodesk wants to shake things up in 3D printing the way Google shook up the smartphone market.   Today Autodesk jumped with both feet into the 3D printing industry, with a software platform meant to simplify connecting CAD to printers, and a [...]

Airbus study finds significant advantage in 3D printing for standardized parts

Airbus study finds significant advantage in 3D printing for standardized parts

Working with laser sintering specialist EOS, an initial benchmarking for further research found cost savings and sustainability advantages across the part lifecycle. The initial study from a partnership between Airbus and 3D printer maker EOS found significant lifecycle cost and sustainability advantages in using 3D printing over casting in aerospace production. The first project compared [...]

By February 28, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Startup MarkForged makes composite parts

Startup MarkForged makes composite parts

Carbon fiber must be placed in proper alignment for its intended purpose, making 3D printing more challenging.   By Kathleen Maher The newest 3D printer on the scene comes from an eager bunch of MIT grads. Their invention, the MarkForg3D, is the first desktop automated fabricator that can produce parts reinforced with carbon fiber. Co-Founder [...]

By February 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
3D printing for final part production up 23%

3D printing for final part production up 23%

Aerospace, jewelry, and medical/dental are among the industries using 3D printing for final parts. On the eve of the 3D printing industry’s largest conference, a leading analyst firm in the industry says the use of 3D printing for the production of parts for final products is getting close to 30% of all 3D printing. Following [...]

By November 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
3D printing inventor Chuck Hull receives Stibitz Award

3D printing inventor Chuck Hull receives Stibitz Award

Thirty years after inventing stereolithography, Hull still ‘humbled and exhilarated’ by the result. Chuck Hull, inventor of 3D printing and founder of 3D Systems, was honored with the George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Award yesterday. Hull invented the original 3D printing technology, Stereolithography (SLA), and led the development of the .stl file format, which [...]

3D Systems acquires The Sugar Lab for confection printing

3D Systems acquires The Sugar Lab for confection printing

Husband and wife architects used the studio 3D printer to top a cupcake; the rest is culinary history. 3D Systems has acquired The Sugar Lab, a small company which has created a way to use 3D printing for edible confections using real sugar. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Sugar Lab adopted 3D Systems’ Color Jet [...]

By September 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
3D Systems launches consumer 3D sculpting software

3D Systems launches consumer 3D sculpting software

$129 Cubify Sculpt is based on Sensable volumetric CAD engine.   3D Systems  today launched Cubify Sculpt, virtual clay sculpting software designed to simplify 3D modeling from a complex, skills-centric design experience to simple, intuitive sculpting. The software will sell for $129, but is currently available for a 14-day free trial. Cubify Sculpt is based on [...]

3D Systems revenue sets quarterly record

3D Systems revenue sets quarterly record

It was the core business of selling 3D printers that drove the results, not the many recent software acquisitions. 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) saw second quarter 2013 revenue grow 45% from the prior year to $120.8 million. The rise was driven by a 108% increase in printers’ and other products revenue and 30% overall organic growth. [...]

3D Systems forms strategic alliance with consulting firm Deloitte

3D Systems forms strategic alliance with consulting firm Deloitte

The two will jointly create regional solution centers to promote 3D in manufacturing. 3D printing systems vendor 3D Systems has entered in to an exclusive strategic alliance with manufacturing and supply chain consulting firm Deloitte to help businesses develop implementation strategies for using 3D printing solutions. In a joint statement, the two companies say they [...]

Microsoft and Autodesk pushing together on making 3D printing mainstream

Microsoft and Autodesk pushing together on making 3D printing mainstream

The recent announcement that Microsoft will include a 3D printing API was met with a hearty cheer of support from Autodesk. Perhaps the weirdest announcement at the recent Microsoft Build conference for developers was the news Microsoft would enable 3D printing by supplying a print button. So that’s all it takes, right? Actually, Microsoft is [...]