New Microsoft update integrates Kinect scanning software into their 3D printing app

Oct.23, 2014 - But now, Windows have taken 3D printing convenience to a whole new level with the latest Kinect SDK (or Software Development Kit). Their Windows SDK 2.0 offers a number of new functions... More

New software algorithms reduce 3D printing time and waste

Oct.23, 2014 - Now, researchers from Purdue University have demonstrated two approaches that significantly reduce the time and material needed to produce objects with 3D printers. More

MakerBot adds new Vase Maker tool to its PrintShop free iPad app

Oct.16, 2014 - MakerBot announces today an enhanced and updated version of this iPad app, MakerBot PrintShop version 1.0.5, which includes the new Vase Maker tool and is available now from the iTunes App Store. More

Autodesk's PipeDreams helps you easily integrate tubes for electronics into your 3D prints

Oct.10, 2014 - Developed by Autodesk Research, PipeDream consists of various algorithms and software that will allow you to easily insert a series of pipes in your 3D printed creations that can house electronics. More

The Formide cloud-based 3D print platform seeks to make 3D printing easier than ever before

Oct.10, 2014 - Enschede, the Netherlands Printr seeks to make 3D modelling and printing accessible and let people get creative without technical limitations. Printr's Formide cloud-based 3D printing platform... More

Adobe unveils new 3D printing features for Photoshop CC

Oct.9, 2014 - This week Adobe released their 3D-friendly Photoshop CC 2014.2 at the Adobe MAX 2014: The Creativity Conference in Los Angeles. Most appealing about this massive update for 3D printing enthusiasts. More

ZMorph's open source Voxelizer software now supports low-cost medical 3D printing

Oct.1, 2014 - ZMorph, the Polish company behind the low cost multifunctional Zmorph 2.0 3D printer, today launched an updated version of its advanced Voxelizer software, which allows creators to model using 3D pixels rather than triangles. More

Pango app transforms your 2D sketches into 3D models & augmented reality

Sep.26, 2014 - Pango intends to offer additive manufacturing services to those lacking the skill, experience or time for CAD design and 3D modelling. Aimed at inexperienced hobbyists... More

First successful total knee surgery preplanned with Materialise’s tech that turns X-Rays into 3D prints

Sep.23, 2014 - 3D printing company Materialise announced that orthopedic surgeon Roger Jaeken has successfully performed the first total knee surgery that was preplanned by means of the Materialise X-ray knee guide solution. More

Autodesk's 123D Catch released for Android, turning photos into 3D models

Sep.20, 2014 - Formerly 123D Catch is available for iOS, Mac, and PC, now this software has come to your Adroid. It's free, and it doesn't require any additional hardware besides the camera already built in. More

Introducing WirePrint: 3D printed wireframe previews speeds up prototyping by 10x

Sep.17, 2014 - And this is what WirePrint is in a nutshell: this software is capable of generating and 3D printing low fidelity wireframe previews of your designs. More

Free photo editing tool lets you manipulate 3D objects in 2D photos

Aug.7, 2014 - Researchers are adding an extra dimension to photo editing by enabling editors to turn or flip objects any way they want, even exposing surfaces not visible in the original photograph. More

Adobe adds new 3D printing features to Photoshop CC

Aug.7, 2014 - Adobe just added some more advanced 3D printing features to Photoshop CC to make it easier to create 3D printed designs and give you more printing options. More

3DPrintTech releases free app for 3D printing objects larger than build volume

Jul.28, 2014 - 3DPrintTech is a free app and works as CAD plugin with Autodesk Inventor 2014, AutoCAD 2014 and SolidWorks 2014. 3DPrintTech is designed to print larger objects on small 3D printer quickly. More

All-in-One 3D printing software Simplify3D

Jul.9, 2014 - Simplify3D Software is commercial 3D printing software that has been in the market almost 2 years. Simplify3D replaces the Repetier-Host and Slic3r packages and allows importing of different files. More

Free online 3D model converter

Jun.27, 2014 - Alexander Gessler wrote a small handy tool that converts 40+ 3D file formats to OBJ, STL and others. Supported input file formats include 3DS, FBX, Blender, OBJ, DXF, LWO, STL, PLY and more than 25 others. More

New MakerBot Mobile app lets you control 3D printing from anywhere

Jun.11, 2014 - MakerBot just announced the availability of MakerBot Mobile, a mobile app that gives you the power to monitor and control a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer from a mobile phone. More

Dutch 3D printer maker Builder announces new color mixing feature

Jun.4, 2014 - Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Builder announces today a new and unique feature: color mixing for its Builder 3D Printers. The Builder 3D Printers (small and Big Builders) are equipped with Dual-Feed extruder. More

Meet Morphi, the intuitive 3D design app for iPad & iPad mini

May.29, 2014 - NY start-up Inventery has announced the release of Morphi, its intuitive 3D modeling and design app for the iPad and iPad mini. More

Japanese company DNP working on security program to control 3D printing

May.29, 2014 - Earlier this month, a Japanese man who lives in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture was arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing handguns created by a 3D printer. More

AstroPrint launches on Kickstarter, now you can slice, store and 3D print from smartphone

May.20, 2014 - 3Dagogo just launched a Kickstarter campaign today for their new product 'AstroPrint'. The AstroPrint platform allows you to use any smartphone or tablet as an effective interface to control your 3D printers. More

Modio, new app for iPad enables anyone build, 3D print amazing toys

May.19, 2014 - Modio Inc. announces last weekend the launch of Modio for iPad at Maker Faire Bay Area. Modio is an intuitive, easy to use app that enables anyone to build, modify amazing custom 3D printed models. More

Text-to-3D lets you create 3D images by typing simple text commands

May.5, 2014 - BrainDistrict GmbH today released Text-to-3D, an innovative new technology that allows anyone to create 3D models, scenes and environments easily and quickly by typing text commands. More

3D modeling company SpaceClaim acquired by ANSYS for $85 million

May.1, 2014 - ANSYS announced today that it has acquired SpaceClaim, a leading provider of 3D modeling software for engineers, for a purchase price of $85 million in cash. More

Sigma Labs announces partnership with Materialise

Apr.22, 2014 - Sigma Labs, a developer of in-process, real-time quality inspection systems for 3D metal printing announced it has signed a Technology Cooperation Agreement with Materialise NV. More

Google’s Project Tango to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA robots in space

Apr.18, 2014 - In a partnership between NASA and the ATAP group at Google, a project Tango development phone will be used with the SPHERES satellites inside the International Space Station (ISS). More

Mixed Dimensions launches easier 3D design tools, raises $1M funding

Apr.15, 2014 - Jordanian startup Mixed Dimensions emerged Tuesday with a little under $1 million in funding announces it has begun beta-testing software that lets anybody create and edit a 3D model simply by drawing on a screen. More

LazeeEye wants to turn any smartphone into a 3D Camera

Apr.13, 2014 - The LazeeEye upgrades your smartphone for use as a 3D camera, using a laser illuminator hardware add-on and a stereo vision processing app. More

PrintToPeer is building one API to cover all 3D printers

Apr.11, 2014 - 3D printing is still immature. There are a lot 'easy to use' and low cost 3D printers on the market, but you still have to use various software just to deliver the file to the printer. More

Tiles lets anyone build their own 3D models with Lego-like bricks

Apr.3, 2014 - The only reason 3D Printing is cool is because it creates customized physical objects. In order for 3D Printers to achieve mass market adoption, CAD software must be useable by everyone. More

Preview your print in 3D with STL Viewer by Neo3Do

Mar.6, 2014 - 3D Print Preview is an STL viewer mobile app that allows you to visualize and engage with 3D objects. You can choose the color, orientation, size and on some devices you can view it in real 3D. More

Create pixelated, 3D printable miniatures with new app Leblox

Feb.21, 2014 - Created by Paris-based Mathieu Lecoupeur and Soy Phompraseuth, LEBLOX is a new app that allows you to digitally build a pixelized version of almost anything that are then 3D-printed and delivered to your door. More

MatterHackers to launch first Android tablet-based 3D Printer control

Feb.18, 2014 - The upcoming “MatterControl for Android” Desktop 3D Printer control tablet version will now make 3D printers stand-alone as well as networkable. More

Create 3D models with hand gestures: MakeVR launches on Kickstarter

Feb.5, 2014 - MakeVR includes the STEM System (with two controllers) as the input device, so non-designer civilians can just use natural hand gestures to build complex 3D models and manipulate objects. More

Google and Lego develop 3D modeling app for your browser

Feb.2, 2014 - In collaboration with the well-known Danish toy manufacturer Lego search engine giant Google has built a web app that allows online users to build 3D models using Lego bricks. More

Addicted to monsters? Free app lets you 3D print monsters on your iPhoneJan.30, 2014 -  Monstermatic is a free iPhone and iPad app and it provides a quick, fun and easy way to design monsters and unleash them into the world through 3D printing technology.  More 

Fast 3d printing using Lego bricks and faBrickator 

jan.22, 2014 -  Anyone who has seen a 3D printer in action may have experienced the following sensations – exhilaration and then... a significant amount of waiting. A recent article in The Atlantic features a unique solution to a common problem: the speed 3D printing. More 

MIT startup offers customized 3D printed love for Valentine's Day 

jan.21, 2014 -  Valentine's Day is a perfect opportunity to woo a loved one with customized, 3D printed jewelry. A new platform called dyo – short for "design your own" – makes this easy. The service is offered by Matter.io. More 

CimatronE to Support AMF file format for 3D printing

jan.21, 2014 -   Cimatron announced today that its next software CimatronE version 12, will support the Additive Manufacturing File (AMF) format - the new standard for converting 3D models into digital files for 3D printing and additive manufacturing. More

Stratasys 3D printing added to popular dental implant software 

Jan.20, 2014 -  Stratasys announced that optimized manufacturing pre-settings for its Objet30 OrthoDesk and Objet Eden 3D Printers have been added to the latest release of 3Shape Implant Studio Implant Planning and Surgical Guides Design software.  More 

Adobe adds 3D printing to Photoshop, partners with MakerBot and Shapeways

Jan.16, 2014 -   Adobe is adding new functions to Photoshop Creative Cloud software that let users create and edit designs for 3D printing. More

Print in 3D from your Windows Phone 8 with RepRap Phone Host

Jan.14, 2014 -   Gerhard de Clercq and Pieter Scholz from Bananna3D in South Africa has released RepRap Phone Host app this week. More

Leap Motion's "Free Form" app lets you sculpt 3D objects like Play-Doh 

Dec.10, 2013 -  The creators of Leap Motion has recently launched a brand new and free creation software tool called Freeform that allows users to create digital sculptures and 3D printable objects. More 

Honeycomb: Free, parametric CAD, right in your browser 

Dec.9, 2013 -  Kenan O'Keefe has developed Honeycomb, a free, parametric CAD that let you instantly create robust 3D models.More 

Hacking into other's living room - 3D-printers in the cloud

Nov.30, 2013 -   But has anyone thought about network security? How easy would it be for someone to find a hole in those cloud-based solutions and connect to those boxes and control your printers? More

Kinematics turns any 3D shape into a foldable form for 3D printing

Nov.26, 2013 -   Kinematics is a system for 4D printing that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. More

Microsoft releases First 3D Printing App '3D Builder' for Windows 8.1

Nov.15, 2013 -   A new Windows 8.1 app released by Microsoft this morning aims to introduce 3D printing to mass market. More

3D printing from Android devices with GCode Simulator & Printer Android App 

Nov.13, 2013 -  Mathias Dietz has developed an Android App 'GCode Simulator & Printer' that allows you to control 3D printers and visualize the 3D print from Android devices. More 

15-year old students 3D print a Lumia 820 case from a Lumia smartphone

Nov.6, 2013 -   Two 15 year old South Africans, Gerhard de Clercq and Pieter Sholtz, has written a Windows mobile phone app to print from a mobile phone to a home-built RepRap 3D printer. More

Free 3D-printing 'Encryption' tool for your STL mesh files 

Nov.4, 2013 -  Plummer-Fernandez released 'Disarming Corruptor' (DC), a tool for making reversible damage to your STL mesh file. More 

3D Systems launches advanced modeling tool: Cubify Design

Oct.28, 2013 -   3D Systems has launched today Cubify Design, a parametric CAD tool for advanced 3D modeling projects. Cubify Design is built on the same foundational skills mastered in entry-level Cubify Invent. More

Windows 8.1 arrives: Microsoft to partner with more 3D printer makers 

Oct.17, 2013 -  At its Taipei launch yesterday evening, Microsoft said it plans to collaborate with 3D printer makers, including Taiwan's New Kinpo Group. More 

Autodesk Project Miller offers 3D printing previews

Oct.13, 2013 -   Project Miller is a free software developed by Autodesk Labs that allows you to preview, Optimize and validate your design before you print it. More

Blokify: Simplified block-based 3D modeling iOS app for everyone 

Oct.12, 2013 -  Jenny Kortina and Brett Cupta demonstrated their Blokify, a simplified 3d modeling iOS application that allows everyone, including children, to easily build custom and 3d print anything they can imagine.  More 

Browsing text with 3D visualization on Wikipedia

Oct.4, 2013 -   Bryan Russell at Intel Labs and colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a computer program that could automatically create annotated 3D reconstructions of tourist sites. More

Matter.io opening beta for MatterRemix, a browser-based 3D modeler 

Sep.28, 2013 -  Matter.io, a startup founded by Dylan Reid and his friends at MIT Media Lab is opening up Beta for MatterRemix, a new browser-based 3D modeler + editor and looking for beta testers.  More 

Design 3D printable objects with MakeVR and handheld controllers

Sep.24, 2013 -   MakeVR is an impressive user-friendly computer aided design program that allows everyone to easily create, manipulate, and sculpt 3D objects. More

Meshmixer 2.0 is out, with new support material system for 3D printing 

Sep.24, 2013 -  Autodesk has released a new version of Meshmixer, a mesh editing program with a strong focus on 3D printing. Meshmixer is a free and powerful prototype design tool for working with 3D mesh files. More 

Monstermatic Game App: Create and 3D print custom monsters 

Sep.19, 2013 -  Los Angeles, California based gaming startup Mico Studio has recently launched Monstermatic, the first free mobile game app that allows users to create and 3D print custom designed monsters. More 

New Free-to-download CAD tool to bring 3D design to everyone 

Sep.13, 2013 -  Allied Electronics (Allied) and RS Components (RS), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc has introduced DesignSpark Mechanical, a new 3D solid modelling and assembly tool that is available to all -- totally free of charge. More 

From CT Image to 3D Model: 3D Systems launches Bespoke Modeling 

Sep.12, 2013 -  3D Systems introduces today Bespoke Modeling, a cloud-based service that allows medical professionals to quickly create, upload, view, share and 3D print full-color 3D anatomical models directly from any size CT, MRI scan or any DICOM data.  More 

'3-Sweep' software can create 3D models from a single photo (video) 

Sep.10, 2013 -  With just a few mouse clicks, 3-Sweep software can extract an 3D object out of a photograph and turns it into a 3D, editable creation.  More 

Authentise to offer one-time print software for copy protection 

Aug.27, 2013 -  Some startups have already been developing software to protect designs distributed on 3-D printing sites. More 

Apple granted patent for 3D gesture control for touchscreens

Aug.23, 2013 -   An very interesting news in this week is about Apple, which received a new patent for an advanced version of its operating software which can allow users to design 3D objects. More

Microsoft explained 3D Printing Support in Windows 8.1

Aug.23, 2013 -   Today Microsoft gives a lot more information about how 3D printing support in Windows 8.1 works. More

Formlabs announcing PreForm for Mac OS X

Aug.21, 2013 -   On Tuesday Formlabs released a Macintosh-compatible version of PreForm software. The PreForm 0.8.4 on Mac OS X is released with complete feature parity with the Windows version. More

3D Systems launches Cubify Sculpt for 3D creation 

Aug.14, 2013 -  3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) launched today Cubify Sculpt, a powerful virtual clay sculpting tool for 3D creation.  More 

Mixee Labs launches customizable 3d printed Slim Wallet 

Aug.2, 2013 -  Mixee Labs have launched custom figurine, jewelry and cufflink creator, and now another one: a thin and customizable 3d printed wallet.  More 

The 3D Scan-to-Print web app raising funds for developer 

Aug.1, 2013 -  Kinect@Home spinoff Volumental is creating a 3D Scan-to-Print web app that could create amazing 3D models for printing. More 

Microsoft shows making 3D objects will be as easy as printing a Word doc 

Jul.30, 2013 -  Today, in its new episode of "On the Whiteboard" series Microsoft talks about this Windows 8.1 update, and some of the reasons why Microsoft is supporting 3D printing in its latest OS. More 

Disney's new image algorithm turns 2D photos into a 3D model

Jul.29, 2013 -   Disney Research, Zürich has developed a new program that can build 3D models from 2D photographs. More

Make It Stand: balancing shapes for 3D printing 

Jul.25, 2013 -  With the advent of 3D printing technologies, it becomes very simple to produce 3D physical models. The authors of Make It Stand want to assist users in modifying existing 3D models to create novel, balanced designs. More 

MIT Develops New Ways to Streamline, Simplify 3D Printing

Jul.24, 2013 -  A team of researchers from the MIT developed OpenFab, a programmable "pipeline" architecture that allows for the production of complex structures with varying material properties. More 

Make a Custom 3D printed cookie cutter in a minute

Jul.13, 2013 -  MakerBot has just released a custom software tool called the Cookie Cutter Customizer that allows you to customize and build your own cookie cutter. More 

Just-released Fedora 19 adds native support for 3D printers 

Jul.3, 2013 -  The Red Hat-sponsored Fedora project team has announced the launch of Fedora 19, aka Schrödinger's Cat beta, which includes creativity tools like Developer's Assistant for pushing code to GitHub and 3D Printing. More 

3D sculpting tool Leopoly turns everyone into 3D modellers

Jul.2, 2013 -   Leopoly is a web-based, 3D modelling tool that turns everyone into 3D designers. Developed by Leonar3Do, each of the created and saved models are available for the entire Leopoly community for shaping them further. More

Autodesk and GrabCAD team up to launch 2D & 3D CAD editing on GrabCAD 

Jun.28, 2013 -  Autodesk and Boston start-up GrabCAD announced today the integration of AutoCAD 360 (2D) and Fusion 360 (3D) into GrabCAD's cloud collaboration app Workbench. More 

Microsoft adds 3D printing support to Windows 8.1, 3D printers soon in MS stores 

Jun.26, 2013 -  Microsoft is adding in native 3D printer support to Windows 8.1. That means you can 3D print an item directly from third-party applications. More 

Danish company says its software will stop you from 3D-printing guns 

Jun.26, 2013 -  A company in Denmark, Create It Real announced it has created software that could prevent a 3D printer from printing gun parts. More 

An Interview with Cura developer David Braam 

Jun.20, 2013 -  David Braam, developer of the Cura open source software for Ultimaker is interviewed by Andrew Mazzotta. Cura is an excellent project which aims to be a single solution for personal 3D printing with RepRap based machines. More 

Create easy 3D models with Pirate 3D's Smart Objects 

Jun.17, 2013 -  Pirate3D have released a demo version of their Smart Objects app. Smart Objects allows users to simply click and drag points on a stock object to modify its shape. More 

3D imaging market growing at 26.7% CAGR & to reach $9.82 billion by 2018  

Jun.2, 2013 -  According to a new market research report, the 3D imaging market, including 3D modeling; 3D scanning etc, is growing at a CAGR of 26.7% and is expected to reach $9.82 billion by 2018.  More 

Siemens donates $440 million to prepare students at YSU for advanced manufacturing 

May.30, 2013 -  This morning, the Siemens Corporation announced their donation of a $440 million grant to Youngstown State University (YSU).  More 

Free Cubify Draw app turns your fingers into an instant 3D drawing tool 

May.22, 2013 -  3D Systems launched today Cubify Draw, a free mobile 3D printing app that allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini device to create 3D printable content with their fingertips. More 

Tinkercad reopens, Autodesk agrees to acquire Tinkercad 

May.19, 2013 -  Design software maker Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) Saturday revealed that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tinkercad, an easy-to-use browser-based 3D design tool. More 

Shape-It-Up lets designers manipulate 3D shapes using hand gestures 

May.15, 2013 -  A new design tool that specialised computer algorithms and a depth-sensing camera could enable designers and artists to create and modify 3D shapes using hand gestures instead of keyboard and mouse. More 

3D Systems can turn you into a Star Trek figure for $70 

May.7, 2013 -  3D Systems launched today the first 3D printing-based Star Trek app to create customized 3D printed products and collectibles based on the iconic Star Trek series through Cubify. More 

Mecube: easy-to-learn 3D design app for iPhone and iPad

May.7, 2013 -   Mecube is an easy-to-learn 3D design mobile app to design and 3D print your own stuff. It is a voxel based 3D modeling tool that lets users create their own 3D model. More

Blender 2.67 RC1 and DVD Training Blender for 3D Printing Released 

Apr.28, 2013 -  Open-source 3D creation suite Blender has released the first Release Candidate of Blender 2.67. Major improvements are the inclusion of FreeStyle and the new 3D printing toolkit. More 

Printcraft latest version released, teaming up with Makerbot 

Apr.28, 2013 -  Printcraft is the world's first 3D printing multi-player Minecraft server that lets Minecraft players convert their Minecraft creations into stl for 3D printing. More 

Try glasses online using 3D Modeling and an iPad 

Apr.25, 2013 -  Instead of just seeing the glasses online, you can now find a right glass using a 3D model of your face.  More 

Mcor Technologies introduces ColourIT software 

Apr.22, 2013 -  Mcor Technologies Ltd today introduced new software that prepares 3D data files for full-color 3D printing on the Mcor IRIS 3D printer. More 

Autodesk Inforgraphic: The future of 3D printing at home

Apr.20, 2013 -   3D printing is a phenomenon. It's taken 20-plus years for it to really develop, but the acceleration of the technology in the last few years has been incredible. More

3D modeling startup Handprint moving into the Feld Fiberhouse 

Apr.18, 2013 -  Brad Feld, an investor, entrepreneur and author, announced yesterday on his blog that 3D modeling startup Handprint has won his KC Fiberhouse competition. More 

Doodle3D sketching tool for 3D printing launched on Kickstarter 

Apr.17, 2013 -  Doodle3D, created by Rick Companje is a very innovative, but simple and intuitive sketching software enabling everyone to make his own drawing come to life with a 3D printer. More 

Cubize: a YouTube-like virtual showroom of 3D models 

Apr.15, 2013 -  Cubize, designed by Giorgio Pagliara, is a sharing and display platform where anyone from everywhere can share and view three-dimensional models. More 

New CGTrader aiming to be an eBay-like 3D model marketplace 

Apr.14, 2013 -  3D model marketplace CGTrader.com has redesigned its system and added some extra features for users to buy and sell 3D models for 3D print and design projects. More 

yeggi: search engine for printable 3D models

Apr.7, 2013 -   In order to save users valuable time when searching for 3D printable models, Sebastian Karpp developed yeggi, a search engine for printable 3D models based in Leipzig, Germany. More

3D Industri.es launches 3D search engine for industrial parts 

Mar.27, 2013 -  A startup that aims to revolutionize both manufacturing and internet search created 3Dpartsource.com, geometric shape-based 3D search engine. More 

Announcing the closure of Tinkercad, new Airstone under development 

Mar.26, 2013 -  Tinkercad team announced today that they will be discontinuing development of Tinkercad. Instead they are working on an innovative new environment called Airstone.  More 

Kinect for Windows SDK gets update tomorrow, includes hand-recognition and 3D-modeling

Mar.17, 2013 -   Yesterday at Engadget Expand, Microsoft announced that they will release a big update, version 1.7, to the Kinect SDK for Windows on Monday March 18th. More

Customization at reach: Sandboxr's 3D Design-to-Print on Kickstarter 

Mar.12, 2013 -  At present, the software is ready for commercialization, a kickstarter campaign is just launched.  More 

Cimatron names Terry Wohlers as first member of 3D Printing Advisory Board 

Mar.6, 2013 -  Cimatron Limited announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the establishment of a 3D Printing Advisory Board, and named industry expert Terry Wohlers as its first member. More 

MakieLab's 3D-printed dolls now available on iPad 

Mar.5, 2013 -  Makielab today released their Makie-making app for iPad, Makies Doll Factory, a significant step towards the mass market. More 

Tutorial: How to use Autodesk 123D Design (video) 

Mar.4, 2013 -  In the video below Ben does an overview of 123D design and shows you how to design and print 3D objects with AutoDesk 123D Design. More 

12 free apps to easily make unique 3D printable creations 

Feb.14, 2013 -  If you want to make something unique, the best way is to make it yourself. Here are some free apps you can start with for making your first creations. More 

123D Creature: Design and 3D print your own 3D monsters from your iPad

Feb.13, 2013 -   Right before Vanlentine's day, Autodesk's 123D releases 123D Creature, a tool that you can create fantastic 3D monsters like a pro. More

Tutorial: how to create models for 3D printing with Shapeways in Blender (video) 

Feb.6, 2013 -  Jonathan Williamson at Blender Cookie explains in the video below how to create your models for 3D printing at Shapeways in Blender.  More 

Geomagic Releases Freeform 2013, CEO Ping Fu on BBC: 3D printing is 'as big as the internet' 

Jan.30, 2013 -  Geomagic released yesterday its newest version of Geomagic Freeform 3D modeling software. Geomagic Freeform is a unique, touch-enabled solution that facilitates fast 3D modeling of highly detailed, organic shapes.More 

CARTIS to Showcase Benefits of Digital Design and Additive Fabrication in Maxillofacial Surgery

Jan.25, 2013 -   CARTIS will present its best practices for the production of custom medical devices using digital technologies and additive manufacturing fabrication methods. More

New apps transform your Facebook profile into 3D printable art 

Jan.16, 2013 -  The Creators Project is launching a series of three new apps that transform your Facebook persona into 3D printable art. More 

CNC Simulator to introduce 3D printer simulator 

Jan.11, 2013 -  CNC Simulator announced recently it will introduce new machines, among them a 3D Printer. More 

PuzzleCut lets you cut object into smaller pieces for 3d printing 

Jan.11, 2013 -  Nothing Labs (Rich Olson) put together an OpenSCAD Library - PuzzleCut which lets you easily cut objects into 2 or 4 interlocking pieces for 3d printing or laser cutting. More 

3D Systems launches Cubify development tools: AppCreate and Cubify API

Jan.10, 2013 -   3D Systems announced today two powerful tools for artists, modelers and app developers to easily bring their designs to life with 3D Printing: AppCreate and Cubify API. More

Cubify Capture Beta turns your images into 3D models 

Jan.9, 2013 -  3D Systems announced today Cubify Capture, a new portal service that allows users to upload photos and automatically transform the images into 3D models. More 

Leonar3Do Virtual Reality Kit brings 3D modeling into the mainstream

Jan.9, 2013 -   One awesome product at CES 2013 is a virtual reality system created by Hungarian startup Leonar3Do. Leonar3Do's technology opens a new dimension in human – computer interaction. More

Makerbot releases MakerWare 1.1 and Firmware 7.0

Jan.7, 2013 -   Makerbot releases today MakerWare 1.1 and MakerBot Firmware 7.0. What's New In MakerBot Firmware 7.0? More

Tutorial: Designing a ring for 3D printing with Blender (video) 

Jan.6, 2013 -  Mikee Rice created a video tutorial on how to Designing a ring for 3D printing with Blender. More 

GitHub releasing Make Me tools & an API for easy 3D printing 

Jan.3, 2013 -  GitHub, the most popular open source code repository site, released today make-me for easy 3D printing. Make-me allows users to request a print on the MakerBot via HTTP. More 

Organovo partners with Autodesk to develop 3D bioprinting software 

Dec.18, 2012 -  Organovo, a creator and manufacturer of 3D human tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications, is working together with researchers at Autodesk, Inc. to create the first 3D design software for bioprinting. More 

Bend, Not Break: Life story of Ping Fu, Geomagic CEO

Dec.18, 2012 -  Bend, Not Break tells the incredible personal story of Ping Fu, Geomagic CEO, and her journey from imprisonment to freedom, and from the dogmatic anti-capitalism of Mao's China to the high-stakes, take-no-prisoners world of technology startups in the USA. More 

Meet Slic3r developer Alessandro Ranellucci (video) 

Dec.10, 2012 -  Slic3r, the G-code generator for 3D printers, is developed by Alessandro Ranellucci (aka. Sound) in Italy. The software converts a digital 3D model into printing instructions for your 3D printer.  More 

3D print a chair, piece by piece

Dec.3, 2012 -   3D printing technology is becoming cheaper and simpler to use, and has been used in wide applications, but still, one of the remaining obstacles to wide-scale adoption is that the object to be printed must fit into the working volume of the 3D printer. More

Get real-time analysis of your 3D model: Willit 3D Print

Nov.26, 2012 -   When you create a 3D model you certainly want to know: Is it printable? What kind of support does it need? Willit 3D Print, a 3d printing build analysis website allows users to test if a 3D model has features that can be 3D printed or not. More

Innovative Doodle3D empowers anyone to create personal 3D prints 

Nov.23, 2012 -  Doodle3D, created by Rick Companje at FabLab Amersfoort, The Netherlands, is a very innovative, but simple and intuitive sketching tool enabling everyone to sketch out a 2D doodle. More 

New 3D Repo Android app for viewing, annotating 3D models

Nov.20, 2012 -   London based 3DRepo.org announced the release of its 3D Repo Android app, a light-weight open source client that enables you to view, share and annotate 3D models. More

Sculpteo adds background option to 3DPCase app

Nov.18, 2012 -   3DPCase mobile application developed by French 3D-printing company Sculpteo lets users design or customize their unique iPhone case. More

Introduction to Mineways (video) 

Nov.18, 2012 -  Eric Haines, the creator of Mineways, made an introductory video of the program. The free Mineways program allows you to select a model from your Minecraft world and trim it up, then render/send it to a 3D printer. More 

3D Systems launches Cubify Pics 

Nov.15, 2012 -  3D Systems announced today its first customizable photo app, Cubify(R) Pics, that turns any 2D picture directly into Cube 3D printable art.  More 

Using ScanBooth to prepare your raw 3D scan for 3D printing 

Nov.15, 2012 -  To solve the problem Jeremy wrote a program ScanBooth. ScanBooth is a collection of software for running a 3D photo booth. More 

Mixee Me: Model your own 3D character in minutes 

Nov.13, 2012 -  Startup Mixee Me wants to make 3D printing accessible to everybody. Founded in 2012, Mixee Me enables you to design your own Mixee figurines with their online Mixee editor. More 

Creating unique lithophanes on a 3D printer 

Nov.12, 2012 -  Jamie at 3DPrinterGear made a few very nice cylindrical lithophanes using Photo to Mesh V3 and an UP! 3D printer. More 

Autodesk bringing 3D modeling to the masses with 123D Design 

Nov.8, 2012 -  Autodesk, Inc. introduced Autodesk 123D Design, a free 3D modeling tool that allows users to create a digital model and then 3D print or fabricate their idea whether on the iPad, Mac, PC or via their web browser.  More 

3D Repo: open source Revision Control Framework for large 3D models

Nov.5, 2012 -   Jozef Doboš at University College London has created an interesting project: 3D Repo. 3D Repo is an open source 3D Revision Control Framework which is targeted at CAD and general 3D modelling. More

Turning your thoughts into actual 3D objects 

Nov.4, 2012 -  Bryan Salt of Thinker Thing in Santiago Chile took one step further: he is creating a software that allows the user to evolve 3d models with the power of thought.  More 

Tutorial: Designing Jewelry ring for a 3D printer with Blender and Netfabb

Nov.2, 2012 -  In this tutorial below Mikee Rice shows you how to build jewelry ring ready for 3D printing from scratch.More 

Axon 3 available on RapMan 3.2 & 3DTouch

Oct.29, 2012 -   RapMan 3.2 owners can now also use Axon 3 on their machines, announced Bits From Bytes today. More

Uformia launches modelling software Meshup on Kickstarter 

Oct.27, 2012 -  Uformia AS, a 3D software developing company in Norway launched a Kickstarter project called MeshUp. Based on volume modeling, MeshUp is set to overcome... More 

Printcraft: convert your Minecraft creations into STL 3D model files 

Oct.25, 2012 -  Paul Harter showed up at the recent 3D Print Show London 2012 event with his family and Printcraft, a online world that lets Minecraft players convert their Minecraft creations into stl for 3D printing.More 

360-degree visualisation tool 3DTry.it released at 3D Printshow London 

Oct.20, 2012 -  Stirling-based software developer Linknode has unveiled its augmented reality mobile app 3DTry.it at the 3D Printshow London 2012.More 

TransMagic Releases MagicCheck for 3D Geometry Comparison 

Oct.5, 2012 -  TransMagic, developer of 3D CAD software, announces the release of MagicCheck, a new product for comparison of 3D geometric data including: validation of translated models, analysis of quality inspection results and review of design changes. More 

Design a case for iPhone 5 with Tinkercad 

Oct.4, 2012 -  How to design an iPhone case in Tinkercad for 3D printing? The team at TinkerCad has made a handy tutorial video for you. More 

Turning 8-bit sprites into 3D models ready for 3D printing 

Sep.24, 2012 -  How to turn a collection of 2D images into a 3D model? One process is called "multiview stereo reconstruction" which has been using famous device "the Stanford spherical gantry" to take photos of an object from points on a spherical shell surrounding to build 3D model. More 

Try hacking MakerWare to support old Makerbots

Sep.22, 2012 -   Along with the new Replicator 2, MakerBot also announced new Makerware software for the new 3D printer. Makerware is designed to perform the same function as ReplicatorG, but with faster slicing, print bed management. More

Computer program automatically improves structural strength of 3D printable objects 

Sep.19, 2012 -  Researchers at Purdue and Adobe's Advanced Technology Labs have jointly developed a new piece of software that automatically scans 3D models and correct the problematic cases before they are printed.More 

Sculpteo's new app lets you create your own 3D printed iPhone case 

Sep.8, 2012 -  French 3D-printing company Sculpteo developed an app that lets users design or customize their unique iPhone case. This app is called "3DPCase" and is free to download at Apple App Store. More 

Visual versioning for 3D printable models on CubeHero

Sep.6, 2012 -   Would you find version control for 3D models useful? A new tool developed by Wil Chung allows users to view a 3D printable model, see what changed about the design over time. More

Visualize your 3D models in real size with Augment 

Sep.5, 2012 -  Wanna know what your 3D models look like for real before printing? You might want to have a look at Augment, it is a program which uses augmented reality technology to allow users to visualize 3D models on your Android, iPad and iPhone. More 

Handy Potter: create 3D objects with your hands and Kinect

Aug.29, 2012 -   Using a Kinect camera and advanced software algorithms, Purdue University has developed an interactive system "Handy Potter" that allows users to create virtual three-dimensional objects through natural hand and arm motions. More

File2Part 3D Software fixes your 3D model with one click 

Aug.24, 2012 -  File2Part is a powerful software that allows you to load, fix, orient and scale 3D model files. This easy-to-use program works with any 3D printer that uses g-codes (Printrbot, Makerbot, Mendel etc).More 

New system auto-detects & corrects structure problem of your model for 3D Printing 

Aug.22, 2012 -  Ondrej Stava and his team have developed a system that addresses the printability issues by providing automatic detection and correction of the problematic cases. More 

New 3D modeling saves Chrysler engine and transmission production costs 

Aug.8, 2012 -  Chrysler Group LLC will employ a new manufacturing process developed using three-dimensional techniques to make transmissions at its Indiana plant, a move that will save costs and be replicated in its other plants, the company said.More 

Software developed at Harvard turns video game characters into 3D printable models 

Aug.1, 2012 -  Ever imagine that you could turn any imaginary creature in video games to a physical model with a 3D printer? However often there can be a problem - "In animation you're not necessarily trying to model the physical world perfectly; the model only has to be good enough to convince your eye". More 

NASA's 3D app lets you experience robotic space travel 

Jul.16, 2012 -  An app called Spacecraft 3D, a NASA-created app that brings some of the agency's robotic spacecraft to life in 3D, is now available for free on the iPhone and iPad.More 

Able Software announces new reseller in France 

Jul.13, 2012 -  Able Software Corporation, a global leader in 3D medical imaging and modeling software and the developer of the US FDA 510k cleared 3D-DOCTOR software, announced today a reseller partnership with Multistation SAS with offices in France and North Africa. More 

3D Model-to-Print converts 3D architectural designs into printable 3D models 

Jul.12, 2012 -  3D Model-To-Print (3DMTP) announced first cloud-based processing service available in North America that can make architectural 3D CAD, BIM, or SketchUp design a scaled printable model. More 

OmNomNom Creator converts 2D images to 3D for 3D printing

Jul.4, 2012 -   An awesome app for the Mac that allows you to automatically generate 2D drawings into 3D objects was released recently by Thingiverse user Jetty. This new app called OmNomNom Creator is designed for people who don't have much CAD experiences but want to create 3D printable file from 2D images. More

Qumarion 3D modeling mannequin offers real-time 3D manipulation

May.10, 2012 -   Japan's SoftEther from University of Tsukuba, and ViVienne from The University of Electro-Communications come up with a new solution. They developed Qumarion, a tiny 30-centimeter posable mannequin that can simplify the manipulation and posing of human-like 3D CG models on the screen. More

Create 3d-printable jewelry and sculpture with Cell Cycle WebGL design app 

Mar.12, 2012 -  Do you still remember this stunning beautiful Hyphae lamp, an organic table lamps based on how veins form in leaves. The lamp is designed and 3D-printed in nylon plastic by Nervous System.  More 

PotteryPrint designing app aims to introduce kids to 3D printing 

Mar.9, 2012 -  While 3D printing has moved from the industrial world to hobbyist circles, 3D printers are still complex and expensive machines hard to operate, especially for kids. More 

Create and print 3D models from Android interface 

Mar.3, 2012 -  House 4 Hack group in Johannesburg have been working on an Android app called Paint3D that promises to let you create and print your own 3D designs straight from Adroid-powered device.  More 

Slic3r new version 0.7.0 is released

Feb.27, 2012 -   Alessandro Ranellucci, developer of Slic3r has just released the new version of Slic3r, version 0.7.0. He develops Slic3r very quickly and this time there are some important updates. More

Free 3DBuzz Blender tutorials for download 

Feb.26, 2012 -  3DBuzz.com is a site offering great tips and tutorials on modeling and texturing. The folks at 3DBuzz has posted a set of basic video tutorials which focuses mainly on the Blender (2.58) interface. There are totally 63 videos for Blender available for download.  More 

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Testing ReconstructMe - how to use Kinect to capture 3D models in real-time

Feb.24, 2012 -   techknight (Derek Quenneville) is one of the testers joining in the beta program for ReconstructMe, a real-time 3D scanning using the Microsoft Kinect. More

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Learning how to use software for Sumpod 3D printer with Mike's tutorials 

Feb.16, 2012 -   Mike is a model engineer and has recently discovered 3D printing. He owns a Sumpod 3D printer and has printed quite a amount of stuff guided by his principle - learning by printing. More 

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Tinkercad intergrates with Ponoko's 3D printing service

Jan.31, 2012 -   Tinkercad who runs an easy to use and powerful browser based CAD aimed at designing physical things for 3D printing annouced on Monday a new release of their 3D modeling software. More

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mineways_minecraft_shapewaysMineways makes Minecraft world objects 3D printing-ready 

Dec.30, 2011 -  How many of you are crazy about playing Minecraft? Have you ever thought of bringing a structure in Minecraft to life? Eric Haines from Autodesk made something for you. More 

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Tinkercad Raises $1M in Seed Funding from True Ventures and Angel Investors      Nov.9, 2011

Tinkercad, the first to bring a browser based 3D printing CAD to the masses, today announced it has received one million dollars in seed funding led by True Ventures with angel investment from Eghosa Omoigui, Taher Haveliwala, Jyri Engestrom, and Joshua Schachter. More

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3d software autodeskAutodesk Apps Make Everyone A Designer      Nov.4, 2011

Autodesk announced Thursday at a press event at its innovation center that it is planning on releasing Autodesk 123D Catch and 123D Make next week. The two programs will allow users to easily be a 3D modeler.  More 

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Luxion Releases KeyShot Plugin for PTC® Creo™ 1.0      Nov.3, 2011

Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and makers of KeyShot®, the first real time ray tracing and global illumination program, yesterday announced the release of its free KeyShot plugin for Creo™ 1.0.   More 

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List of 3D Software

When choosing any 3d software, you need to find one that is easy to learn and use, especially if you're  beginner. And you should choose one that is going to perform the task you want to and at the level of quality you want to reach.  More 

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