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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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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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A primer on rapid prototyping

Monday, June 15, 2015

Digital Manufacturing is probably a new term for many. In Brian Underdahl’s book, Proto Labs Special Edition Digital Manufacturing for Dummies, the author combines CNC machining, injection molding…

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Another way to slice CAD data for 3d printing

Friday, May 1, 2015

A third file format to convert CAD data into useful 3D printing data has been introduced into the market. It will be interesting to see if this one…

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A step towards cloud-based 3D printing

Thursday, April 30, 2015

3DPrinterOS is a cloud-based operating system developed to reduce many of the hassles associated with consumer-based 3D printing, particularly the hassle of interoperability among various 3D printers. As…

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New software helps fix 3D printing files

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The CAD file has been loaded into the 3D printer. Plenty of material is ready for 3D printing your object. You hit “Go,” and the printer begins building…

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MecSoft releases VisualCAM 2015 for Geomagic

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MecSoft Corporation, a developer of CAD/CAM software, announced the availability of VisualCAM 2015 for Geomagic, a major version release for MecSoft’s integrated CAM solution for Geomagic Design from…

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