Autodesk, Microsoft Partner to Integrate 3D Printing Platform into Windows 10

Clearly the CAD software giant, Autodesk views 3D printing as a major part of their business plan moving forward. Not only have they integrated 3D printing into several of their software packages, but they’ve also created an entire platform called Spark, as well as manufacturing their own SLA 3D printer. Continue reading “Autodesk, Microsoft Partner to Integrate 3D Printing Platform into Windows 10”

Autodesk Launches Project Ignite: A 3D Design, Printing & Maker’s Learning Platform For All Ages

Autodesk, whose 3D design software is used within thousands of schools and maker communities nationwide, has taken a keen interest in 3D printing as of late, as they, along with many others, see the technology not only as a transformative one for manufacturing, but also an essential tool for learning. Continue reading “Autodesk Launches Project Ignite: A 3D Design, Printing & Maker’s Learning Platform For All Ages”

Growing Lattice in CAD: AM Prompts Designers to Look Beyond Solids and Surfaces

Lilian van Daal wants to bring Nature’s engineering methods into people’s living rooms. The 2010 graduate of HAN University (Netherlands) created a series of 3D-printed soft seats. The softness comes from her clever use of Nature-inspired lattice structure to create flexibility out of stiff materials. Continue reading “Growing Lattice in CAD: AM Prompts Designers to Look Beyond Solids and Surfaces”

Can We Really 3D Print Cars and Car Parts?

Imagine a day when the intrepid tinkerer can download, print, and build a car in his or her own garage. It may sound like science fiction, but it’s coming sooner than you think. Additive manufacturing, better known as 3-D printing, is already a $4.1 billion global industry, and analysts project that advancements in technology will cause it to quadruple in growth over the next five years. Continue reading “Can We Really 3D Print Cars and Car Parts?”

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”

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”