Tired of searching for great 3D models! 3D Shook will help

Most 3D model repositories operate on the “one at a time” approach: search for a model, select and download. Occasionally you may have to purchase a particularly good model. This approach is intended to encourage more 3D designers to produce more content; pay-for 3D models should provide an incentive for artists to create more. Continue reading “Tired of searching for great 3D models! 3D Shook will help”

Fabbly Launches Online 3D Printing Template Market, Gains National Attention

A new Munich company is leading its way within the industry—Fabbly—an online market where customers can buy and download 3D-printer templates. Using home or Fabbly’s printer community, customers can print pre-created products in a range of materials—from polycarbonate to metal as well as leather. Continue reading “Fabbly Launches Online 3D Printing Template Market, Gains National Attention”

Save the Date: 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, October 6th 2015

We welcome you to the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference on October 6th, at AMOLF in Amsterdam. The conference will not only cover the academic results but will show how designers and engineers will see future applications and new markets in the fields of 4D Printing and Mechanical Metamaterials. Continue reading “Save the Date: 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, October 6th 2015”

New software Platener speeds up prototyping process by swapping out 3D printing for laser cutting

When developing new product design concepts, 3D printing is among one of the fastest ways of iterating through multiple concepts in an effort to find the best design direction.  After all, 3D printing didn’t just adopt the term “rapid prototyping” for no reason; what used to take months or weeks now only takes days or hours. Continue reading “New software Platener speeds up prototyping process by swapping out 3D printing for laser cutting”

Microsoft To Reveal More Information About New 3D Printing File Format

The 3D printing world is abuzz about a big reveal coming tomorrow at Build 2015, about Microsoft’s supposedly new type of 3D printing file format. According to Microsoft, the .STL file is out of date and is limiting the output of today’s machines. Microsoft added capability to handle .STL files back in 2013 for Windows 8.1. Continue reading “Microsoft To Reveal More Information About New 3D Printing File Format”

Watch: The ‘World’s First’ 3D-Printed Movie Made Entirely With 2,500 Objects

French artist Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud has created the first 3D-printed short film titled ‘Chase Me’. The entire film was created with 2,500 3D-printed objects—it shows a girl being chased by her own shadow. The film will be presented at the Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy… Continue reading “Watch: The ‘World’s First’ 3D-Printed Movie Made Entirely With 2,500 Objects”

World’s first heated 3D print finishing tool Retouch3D

Retouch3D is a hand-held heated tool with variable heat settings and interchangeable tips designed specifically for finishing 3D prints. ”Until you own a 3D printer, what you don’t realize is that removing supports and getting rid of printing errors can be frustrating and time-consuming,” said Phil Newman, Founder, 3D 2.0. Continue reading “World’s first heated 3D print finishing tool Retouch3D”