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This 3D Printed Wearable Houses Microorganisms

May 21, 2015 12:28 pm | News | Comments

Want to wear living, photosynthetic clothing? Stratasys and designer Neri Oxman have you covered (in microorganisms) with a series of artistically 3D printed wearables. Oxman has experimented with wearable living tissue before ...

How to Deal With Broken Parts through Reverse Engineering

May 19, 2015 5:13 pm | by Nikunj Patel, Design Engineer, Hi-Tech CADD Services | Articles | Comments

Despite the application of robust engineering and design skills, parts break due to many...

Space's Supply Chain Problem

May 19, 2015 1:54 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

RAPID, a weeklong event featuring the latest technology in 3D printing, scanning, and additive...

'Reuseum' Spurs Kids' Passion for Technology

May 19, 2015 10:51 am | by Ryan Struyk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Watching a toothbrush-bristle robot skitter across the table, John Schiff grins and laughs with...

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Luxion Teases KeyShot 6

May 18, 2015 3:03 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Rendering and lighting program KeyShot will get an upgrade soon. Although the release date for KeyShot 6 hasn’t been announced yet, a video from Luxion shows some of the new features ...

Exploring a New Frontier of Cyber-Physical Systems: The Human Body

May 18, 2015 11:05 am | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems ...

Raspberry Pi Price Drops

May 15, 2015 2:13 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The cost of a Raspberry Pi Model B+ has gone down by $10 to $25, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced on May 14. The price drop for the single-board computer came about because production on the Raspberry Pi 2 line has been optimized ...


Infographic: Resources & Inspiration for 3D Models

May 12, 2015 2:03 pm | by CGTrader | News | Comments

CGTrader’s community is all about sharing and caring. This time our members are sharing their favorite online resources, tools, software, and 3D geniuses to follow ...

Cubit Electronics Kit Brings its Smart Projects to Kickstarter

May 12, 2015 11:26 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A “make anything platform” hit Kickstarter today. The Cubit programmable platform from QFusion Labs includes both hardware and software and is designed to help new makers develop programs easily ...

This $9 Computer Will Soon be Available through Kickstarter

May 11, 2015 4:30 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A startup is giving the Raspberry Pi a run for its money with a $9 computer called C.H.I.P. This tiny machine contains a 1 GHz Allwinner processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB storage ...

Last Member of Moon Rocket Design Team Dies

May 7, 2015 10:05 am | by Jay Reeves, Associated Press | News | Comments

The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that came to the United States after World War II and designed the rocket that took astronauts to the moon has died. Oscar Carl Holderer died Tuesday in ...

Secure Streaming Tech Reduces IP Risks for Designers

May 6, 2015 11:54 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The 3D printing community Pinshape has teamed up with 3DPrinterOS to allow users to stream designs from the Pinshape marketplace directly to their desktop printer at home ...


New Methods for Realistic Surface Rendering

May 5, 2015 11:37 am | by Vienna University of Technology | News | Comments

Overturning cars, flying missiles, and airplanes speeding across the screen - on modern computers, 3D objects can be calculated in a flash. However, many surfaces still look unnatural. Whether it is skin, stone or wax ...

RoomAlive 'Holodeck' Allows Users to Walk Inside Virtual Reality Worlds

May 4, 2015 4:39 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Microsoft continues to release new information and tools this week, including the RoomAlive toolkit now available to download ...

New 3D Printing Consortium to Work Towards Unified File Format

April 30, 2015 3:28 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Yesterday Microsoft kicked off its Build Conference 2015 in San Francisco, CA. After a day and half of sessions, the conference has yielded a variety of news. However, none will have greater implications for the 3D printing industry as the announcement expected later this evening ...

New 3D Inspection Software for Intuitive Contact & Non-Contact Measurement

April 29, 2015 5:14 pm | by Creaform | News | Comments

AMETEK Creaform has introduced VXinspect, an intuitive 3D inspection software that includes all the tools for first article inspection (FAI) and quality control. VXinspect provides simple integration for contact ...

HoloLens Apps Detailed at Microsoft at Keynote

April 29, 2015 4:16 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Windows 10’s new browser will officially be called Windows Edge, the company announced at a development keynote at the Build conference on April 29. In addition, Microsoft revealed that the Continuum feature will be expanding to phones ...


3D Printing Isn't Rocket Science. Or Is It?

April 28, 2015 5:09 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Do you think 3D printers are just a new fad for hobbyists or making knickknacks? Or limited to making prototypes? Don't tell that to rocket manufacturer United Launch Alliance (ULA).  Making launch vehicles for NASA, the Air Force and ...

Photos of the Day: Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge Winners

April 28, 2015 9:44 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

This worldwide contest gives students in secondary and post-secondary educational institutions the opportunity to redesign an existing product or to create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished ...

CAD Market Returns to Growth; Reaches $8B in 2014

April 24, 2015 12:57 pm | by Jon Peddie Research | News | Comments

Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced the completion of the CAD market study with historical data and forecasts. JPR’s CAD Report tracks suppliers of CAD software and related products and has done so for over 15 years ...

Top Product Development Cost Contributors & Ways to Optimize Them

April 24, 2015 9:22 am | by Gaurang Trivedi, Engineering Consultant, TrueCADD | Articles | Comments

It is of paramount importance for any manufacturing firm to maintain an optimized product to survive in a cut throat competitive market. In a present scenario, every manufacturer tries to achieve a balance between producing products ...

Wanted: One Apollo 11 Fastener

April 23, 2015 3:22 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

FMW Fasteners is looking for a souvenir fastener from Apollo 11 to raise money at a charity auction ... 

Industrial Virtual Factory Lowers Costs & Reduces Emissions

April 23, 2015 11:47 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

In collaboration with European companies and research institutes, VTT has developed a cloud-based, easily customized, modular software platform for improving the sustainability performance of industrial products by lowering production ...

NASA 3D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

April 23, 2015 9:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

When you think of copper, the penny in your pocket may come to mind; but NASA engineers are trying to save taxpayers millions of pennies by 3-D printing the first full-scale, copper rocket engine part. “Building the first full-scale, copper ...

Photos of the Day: First Copper Rocket Engine Part 3D Printed

April 23, 2015 9:47 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA engineers used 3-D printing to make the first full-scale copper engine part, a combustion chamber liner that operates at extreme temperatures and pressures. Structured light scanning, seen on the computer screen, helped verify ...

3D Shape Database Improves Fit of Army Clothing, Equipment

April 22, 2015 12:29 pm | by Jane Benson, NSRDEC | News | Comments

A new database at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, is a perfect fit for America's Soldiers. The ANSUR II 3-D Shape Database uses three-dimensional shapes and ...

3D-Printed Precious Metals Components Market to Reach $4.1B by 2024

April 20, 2015 5:09 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The market for 3D-Printed Precious Metals Components is expected to reach a whopping $4.1 billion by 2024, according to a report from SmarTech Markets Publishing, which focuses ...

Self-Lacing Shoe Setbacks Taken in Stride

April 20, 2015 2:21 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

When Frederick Labbe was a mechanical engineering student in 2001, he came up with the idea of using weight as a source of energy to lace shoes. Five years later he developed ...

Avoiding Surprises in Product Development

April 20, 2015 10:02 am | by Gary Burton, Jr., Director of Business Development, Burton Industries | Articles | Comments

Everyone hates non-recurring engineering (NRE) charges and it may seem like a pleasant surprise when a contractor with design engineering capabilities offers a discount that eliminates some or all of these charges. If the work stays at the ...

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