Software helps ensure consistent quality with additive metal parts

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and printed electronics, announced the availability of Smart Additive Manufacturing (SmartAM) technology for…

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FATHOM launches rapid 3D Print quoting plugin for Fusion 360

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The FATHOM team announced the launch of a new partnership with Autodesk. Its SmartQuote platform now fully integrates with Autodesk Fusion 360, synthesizing the design, prototyping, and production…

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MakerBot improves print speed on its 3D printers

Thursday, November 5, 2015

MakerBot claims its Desktop 3.8 prints designs 30% faster and with stronger structural support. 3D printing speed is affected by several factors, including how you arrange a build…

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Bundled 3D scanning and 3D printing

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Artec 3D, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D software and hardware, announced a new product bundle that will equip customers with a full suite of the…

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Scan-to-CAD-to-3D Print

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Collaboration seems to be the trend lately in the additive manufacturing industry. Many companies are developing relationships that ultimately streamline the 3D printing process for users. The latest…

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EnvisionTEC launches new software for 3D printing

Thursday, September 24, 2015

EnvisionTEC announced the newest iteration of Perfactory Software, Version 3.1 at Euromold. A number of new features and improvements are available in this version, including a more streamlined…

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Autodesk agrees to acquire netfabb

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The chess board of the 3D printing industry just rearranged a bit with this announcement that Autodesk, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire netfabb, a Lupburg, Germany-based…

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Semi-automated contour extraction in Geomagic Design X starts the process of Exact surfacing to NURBS

Updated Geomagic Control platform

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

3D Systems recently announced some enhancements to its Geomatic platform. Geomagic Control (formerly Geomagic Qualify) is a comprehensive inspection automation platform for streamlining in-line and repetitive inspection processes…

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Faster connections with Inspire 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Less is more. Especially when we’re talking the mass and weight of a part we’re designing. Those of us who have used previous versions of solidThinking’s Inspire software…

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Does 3D printing need its own operating system?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Whether you use professional 3D printing machines or more commercial desktop units, every user has some issues with getting the designed part to print correctly. Part of the…

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