The trend is to go big

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jason Lopes of Legacy Effects gives an inspiring presentation.  His team of effects wizards and makeup artists use seven different additive manufacturing machines to help movie and commercial…

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AMUG 2014: the latest developments in 3D printing

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Additive Manufacturers User Group (AMUG) conference has always been a bit different from other conferences or shows, as it emphasizes hands-on learning. This year’s conference is the…

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The new STL Prep for 3D Printing Module for SpaceClaim 2014 helps repair printing problems and modify STL and CAD files.

More on SpaceClaim’s support for 3D printing

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My colleague, Senior Editor Barb Schmitz, who covers all things CAD for the WTWH Media properties, recently posted an article on SpaceClaim’s recent announcement of support for STL…

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solidthinking bike frame

How to cut 45% of weight out of a 3D printed metal bike frame

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Back in February of this year, Renishaw told the story of how it used metal based additive manufacturing to 3D print a metal bike frame.  Additional information is…

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SpaceClaim makes it easier to prepare your design for 3D printing

Monday, March 3, 2014

When preparing to 3D print your design, a key step is to ensure that it has as few problems, such as unintended holes or missed data, as possible….

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Dental Model

Stratasys receives Exocad software validation

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stratasys Ltd., a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, announced that exocad GmbH, a global company providing dental CAD/CAM software solutions exclusively…

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Formlabs Announces PreForm 0.9.0

Monday, September 23, 2013

To ring in our MakeFaire presence, we’re excited to announce our latest software update. We take enormous pride in our PreForm software, which is re-inventing what 3d-printing software…

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3d printing software for the Mac

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Formlabs, the developers of the first desktop vat photopolymerization process (also known as stereolithography) has just released PreForm for the Mac OS X. Based on many requests for…

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3D Systems Geomagic Solutions 2014 Software Release

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

3D Systems Geomagic Solutions has announced the 2014 release of its new, comprehensive reverse engineering, inspection, design and 3D modeling software line. The 2014 line of engineering software reinvents…

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Building Better Bosses

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Princeton’s WordNet defines “emboss” as “raise in relief,” and that’s exactly what a boss is: a feature raised above a surface. In plastic parts, bosses are typically used…

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