Category Archives: 3D Software

Sigma Labs receives contract from undisclosed global additive manufacturing company

Sigma Labs, the computer-aided inspection (CAI) software company behind PrintRite3D software, has received a Test and Evaluation Program contract from an undisclosed global materials and service provider in additive manufacturing. Under this contract, Sigma Labs is installing its PrintRite3D INSPECT 4.0 in-process quality assurance software into several additive manufacturing systems in the customer’s German and […]

Autodesk develops generative design software for HP and GE Additive 3D printers

Autodesk, an award-winning American software company, has collaborated with HP and GE Additive to develop generative design software tools that work directly with 3D printers. Based on Autodesk’s Netfabb and Fusion 360, the design-to-print workflow for additive manufacturing will be integrated in HP Multi Jet Fusion and GE Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) systems to […]

MIT researchers automate reverse engineering of 3D models

Researchers at MIT have developed a new way of editing CAD models. Described in the paper, InverseCSG: Automatic Conversion of 3D Models to CSG Trees, this method makes it easier and time-effective to customize 3D models and recover their metadata. If coupled with 3D printing, the researchers believe this method could become a powerful tool […]

MIT researchers automate reverse engineering of 3D models

Researchers at MIT have developed a new way of editing CAD models. Described in the paper, InverseCSG: Automatic Conversion of 3D Models to CSG Trees, this method makes it easier and time-effective to customize 3D models and recover their metadata. If coupled with 3D printing, the researchers believe this method could become a powerful tool […]

Renishaw extends ParaMatters partnership, seeks “Click to Print” functionality for metal additive

British metal additive manufacturing specialist Renishaw has extended its partnership with topology optimization software company ParaMatters. Through the collaboration, the two parties continue to pursue opportunities to make 3D printing easier for manufacturers. This includes the ongoing optimization of ParaMatters CogniCAD software. “We worked with Renishaw to establish a smooth workflow that made it possible […]

MyMiniFactory enables 3D printing accessibility with Click & Print plugin for OctoPrint

MyMiniFactory, a UK-based 3D content platform, has launched a new plugin to make 3D printing more widely accessible to consumers. The Click & Print plugin is now available for OctoPrint, an open source interface used to control and monitor many aspects of print runs. This new feature allows users to 3D print without prior knowledge of slicing […]

Silverside Detectors working with Onshape to make nuclear radiation sensors

Silverside Detectors, a Massachusetts-based company specializing in nuclear security, is using tools from Onshape, a cloud-based CAD software provider. The objective is to develop low-cost compact-sized nuclear radiation detectors. Philip Taber, Silverside VP of Hardware Engineering, praised the efficiency of Onshape software, “We switched to Onshape because we urgently needed help with data management.” “Onshape probably […]

TUM’s NavVis raises $35.5 million for digital twin platform

NavVis, a software company deriving from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has raised a total of $35.5 million to accelerate its digital twin platform. Integrating its 3D scanning hardware, NavVis M6, and 3D visualization software, NavVis IndoorViewer, this platform provides a virtual workspace which for collaboration and  insights that “drive strategic decision-making as well […]

EOS North America integrates LINK3D software for optimised additive manufacturing workflow

LINK3D, a New York-based 3D printing workflow software provider, has partnered with EOS North America to accelerate its client’s additive manufacturing workflow. In an ongoing proof of concept trial, LINK3D has integrated its Additive Manufacturing Execution System (AMES) & Additive Workflow Software internally as a solution for EOS and its customers to accelerate overall 3D printing […]