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 problem is the software used to convert a design into 3D printable … [Read more...] about Does 3D printing need its own operating system?
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Simplify3D replaces the Repetier-Host and Slic3r packages and allows importing of different files, scaling a model up or down, repairing the model code, creating Gcode and, of course, starting 3D printing. Introduced by German RepRap, this Simplify3D … [Read more...] about Simplify3D 3D printing software for German RepRap 3D printers
3D Systems announced that Microsoft Windows 8.1 includes plug-and-play capabilities that were jointly developed for its Cube 3D printer. 3D Systems showcased its consumer 3D printing capabilities at Microsoft’s Build Conference at the Moscone Center … [Read more...] about 3D Systems displays Microsoft 3D printing driver
MakerBot’s 3D printing software, MakerWare, for operating a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer, has been made easier to use. MakerWare 2.2.0, released on June 12, 2013, offers expanded features and updates that make the 3D printing experience more … [Read more...] about MakerBot® Releases MakerWare 2.2.0
It looks like the competition for the maker market is heating up. First, MakerBot and Autodesk have announced that they will team up to combine 3D printing software and hardware. Second, MakerBot announced its Digitizer 3D scanner. One could see this … [Read more...] about MakerBot partners with Autodesk, and introduces a 3D scanner