On October 19th to 21st 2012, the 3D Printshow was held in London. Renowned futurist Christopher Barnett has provided us with a video report of the show.
Frustrated by the lack of structural integrity of 3D printed models he’s printed, Bedrich Benes of Purdue University wrote software to add the missing structure.
Tinkercad has added the ability to import both 2D SVG and 3D STL files. This is great news indeed for the first browser-based 3D design platform for the masses.
Here are a few places, industries, and websites that the author expects to see transitioning to 3D printing in the near future.–places to keep your eye on.
3D Systems’ new Cubify Invent is a 3D modeling program that is expressly developed with 3D printing in mind, and works hand-in-hand with their Cube 3D printer.
Objet’s Tuan Tranpham sent us two graphics he created that provide an overview and matrix of the 3D printer market.
Harvard researchers have developed software that analyzes 3D models and then determines and places the best types, positions, and sizes of joints in the model, bringing 3D prints more to life.
Massimo Banzi gives a terrific 15-minute TED talk, describing how the maker movement is creating the future, hands on, with the Arduino microprocessor.