Global 3D Scanners Giving a Huge Blow to the Consumer Market

3D scanner is an instrument which examines the real objects and environment, to collect data based on shape, geometry, and appearance. The collected data is then used to construct digital 3D replicas. 3D scanners are classified into two groups’ viz., non-contact scanning and contact scanning. Let’s see what has happened earlier in the 3D Printing world.   Twindom launched an ... Read More »

Meet the Finalists of GE 3D Printing Design Challenge

GE chooses ten finalists from nearly 700 global design entries representing 56 countries to move onto the final phase of its Quest.   GE today unveiled ten Phase I finalists from its Jet Engine Bracket Design Quest. This design Quest invited individuals, companies and institutions to redesign loading brackets found on jet engines using 3D printing. A critical component of a ... Read More »

3D Printing Support in Windows 8.1 Explained

Gavin Gear, Microsoft member, has explained the 3D Printing support in Windows 8.1 on his blog. Some useful things, learned during the process, about 3D printers. Design for 3D printing requires knowledge of the specific manufacturing process being used. Example considerations for the fused filament fabrication process I used include supports and overhang, tolerances, and surface patterns/texture. 3D printed objects ... Read More »

Meet the newest member of Cubify family: Cubify Sculpt!

3D Systems has introduced a new product called Cubify Sculpt. It seems that you may be able to quickly and easily shape your ideas with virtual clay using it.     According to Cubify blog, Cubify Sculpt packs a powerful feature set that includes embossing with textures, adding color with paint for full color 3D printing, intuitive push and pull tools to sculpt ... Read More »

Microsoft Confirms Easy 3D Printing With Windows 8.1

Microsoft announced that the Windows 8.1 update will have built-in support for 3D printing. They say that making a 3D object on your PC will be as easy as writing a document in Word and sending it to print. Just as desktop publishing transformed how we write, we think desktop manufacturing will transform how we create.     Read more at TechNet ... Read More »