MakerBot MakerWare , our 3D printing software package, is an integral part of the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem. Powerful software helps us take the most advantage of our powerful desktop 3D printing and scanning products , as well as developments in our ABS and PLA filament
We had a very hard time finding Afinia at CES; they seemed to have the absolute worst booth location of any vendor – at the almost deserted corner at the far end of the top floor of the south building. Almost no foot traffic existed, which while not the greatest for Afina, permitted us to speak at length with their VP of Operations, John Westrum.
Vinyl records are making a comeback. The superior sound quality that’s afforded by records has prompted numerous musical acts to release albums on the age old technology alongside the usual CD and digital releases.
Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Anyone with an idea for a new product or new component faces a dilemma. The idea exists there in their mind, and is probably laid out in detail in a computer model, but how can they bring this idea to life? According to Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot , these designers and engineers would previously have to buy or rent a large, expensive 3D printing machine, or sneak into a university on the weekends to rush ideas into existence.
Today, the folks at Tinkercad released one of their coolest features ever: the possibility to import existing 2D or 3D designs. Tinkercad is a free 3D design app that runs in the browser by using the latest web technology (web GL). The great thing about it is that you don’t need any previous design expertise
You may recall Bespoke Innovations, a company dedicated to using 3D printing to produce personalized replacement limbs. The method is to use 3D scanning to prepare a digital model of a remaining limb, then 3D print a mirror image of the model, approximating the original missing limb. Panels are prepared in the correct shape and then mounted on a strong artificial limb structure to produce a replacement limb that appears very close to the original.
Contemporary jeweller deploys crowd funding tactics to optimize digital craft modelling tools. Cloud9 3D modelling platform with Falcon Haptic Device Inspired by the increasing availability of digital technology and the potential impact of 3d printing to her creative process, Ann Marie Shillito developed a 3D modelling platform targeted specifically at studio artists and designers
Tinkercad is an impressive browser based 3D printing modeling tool that has brought happiness and joy to many creative minds. Its intuitive interface and its powerful tools have made it possible for countless 3D print hungry individuals to bring their creations to life. Today they have just made that experience a whole lot better.