Top 20: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing (2017 Update)

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Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. So what’s the most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing?

The Most Important 3D Printing Technologies & Materials You Need to Know

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If you believe that all 3D printers use filaments, and terms like Stereolithography, Laser Sintering and PolyJet Printing cause you headaches, then this blog post is for you. Filament-based 3D Printing. After the printing process, the model is put into a bath with special soap.

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Desktop 3D Printing in Medicine

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​Medical applications for 3D printing: for most of us, the idea of 3D printing being used in medicine evokes thoughts of the latest industrial 3D printing technology and multi-million dollar investments.

New Rapid Liquid Printing 3D Printing Process from MIT

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Very smart people from MIT developed a novel 3d printing process called "Rapid Liquid Printing" where a material is injected into a gelatine cube medium that acts as a support. 4d printing bioprinter MIT resin

The 30 Words of 3D Printing

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3D printing is an always evolving technology, using mul […]. The post The 30 Words of 3D Printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printing 3D Printing Glossary 3D Printing Vocabulary Vocabulary

WATCH: This 3D Printed Jet Engine Is Hypnotizing

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We always here about 3D printing and how it can be used to print the latest health innovation. But, thanks to the skills of one individual, he has used 3D printing to print a functioning jet engine. 3D Modeling Aeronautics 3D Printing Jet Engine technology

Print-On-Demand Bone Could Quickly Mend Major Injuries

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New developments in 3D printing could allow doctors to print bones on the fly, enabling medical professionals to help patients heal quicker from bone injuries. 3D Modeling Health & Medical 3D Printing bone implants medical industry

Working with plastics in 3D printing

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Plastics, whether in powder, filament, or pellet form, are one of the main material types used in 3D printing/ additive manufacturing (3DP/AM). and MultiJet Printing (MJP) from 3D Systems.

Jobs from 3D Printing

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Government officials have been asking how 3D printing will create jobs in their part of the world. We explained that some companies and businesses would not exist if it wasn’t for 3D printing. 3D printing Additive Manufacturing Manufacturing

25% of Dubai Buildings Should Be 3D Printed by 2030, Says Ruler

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Now, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai wants to tap into 3D printing to help create new and interesting designs. The value of 3D printed medical products in Dubai is expected to be reach AED1.7

3D printed optics

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3D printing of optics and lenses is currently developing. See what is possible today with transparent materials

Airplanes Are Getting Lighter Thanks to 3-D-Printed Parts

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The latest developments in 3D printing technology have greatly benefited airplanes, allowing them to get lighter and faster. Technology Review reports : Several 3-D-printed parts developed by GE, Airbus, and others are either ready for the market or close to it.

More Inside 3D Printing

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I was fortunate to participate in nine Inside 3D Printing events in 2013-2014. Attendance, such as this, for a first-time 3D printing event, is unprecedented. Inside 3D Printing is the brainchild of Alan Meckler, PhD, head of MecklerMedia (previously of Mediabistro).

3D Printing in Australia

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Last month, the Australian government announced the funding of a new program that could give 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) a boost in the country. 3D printing Additive Manufacturing Event Manufacturing

3D Printing Startups

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They are startup companies in the fast-growing 3D printing industry. These small companies exhibited at last week’s Inside 3D Printing event in Santa Clara, California. Many young companies exhibited at last week’s Inside 3D Printing. The surge in startups is part of a seemingly endless sequence of unprecedented occurrences in the 3D printing industry. It’s an indication that 3D printing has been, and continues to be, ripe for innovation.

The 8 ways 3D printing is changing manufacturing forever

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People debate whether 3D printing / additive manufacturing will really have an impact on design and manufacturing. Hod Lipson, professor at Columbia University, recently gave a presentation on why 3D printing will definitely disrupt what we know of today as design and manufacturing.

Mat(t)isse: 3D Printing for Breast Reconstruction

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The post Mat(t)isse: 3D Printing for Breast Reconstruction appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printing Stories 3D Printing 3D printing stories medical

Which is better, 3D printing or injection molding?

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Some of the most popular articles featured on MakePartsFast involve 3D printing and injection molding; should you use one versus another, when and how do you move from one process to the other; and best design practices and tips when working with both 3D printing and injection.

How to Solve the Most Common 3D Printing Problems

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What do you do when you are trying to run a 3D print and it just doesn't come out right? Undoubtedly, you'll have faced a situation where your prints come out skewed, with a rough surface finish, with blobs or with plenty of stringing.

Major Brands Adopt 3D Printing

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Commercial 3D printing has been around since 1988, but change over the past two years is unlike anything we’ve seen in the industry’s first 25 years. Major corporations are making commitments to 3D printing. UPS is offering 3D printing services at 100 of its stores across the U.S.

Aztech Scenic Design: Taking 3D Printing To The Limit

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There is a whole lot of misinformation out there: technology-oblivious and badly informed people will readily try to convince you that you can print “anything” with a 3D printer. While that argument is easily disproven, the category of 3D printing opponents (i.e.

This Full-Size, 3D Printed Stargate Replica Took 1,000 Hours to Build

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A dedicated Stargate fan 3D printed a full-on, life-size stargate from the popular show. This amazing feat of 3D printing took Belgium’s Musee royal de Mariemont over 1,000 hours to build. 3D Modeling Hobby 3D Printing Belgium Musee royal de Mariemont Stargate

3D Printing is changing the way we think about customization — and Christmas!

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When the topic of 3D printing came up, I was reminded that they are growing up in a different technological era than I did. So after a very brief intro into 3D printing, CAD modeling, laser scanning, laser cutting, CNC machining, STL files …. I headed to the office to start the prints.

Building the Future: Space Station Crew 3-D Prints First Student-Designed Tool in Space

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When NASA challenged high school students to help them create a 3D printed tool that would be used aboard the International Space Station, Enterprise, Alabama student, Robert Hillan, never expected that his tool would win the contest.

MIT’s New Software Makes Multi-Material 3D Printing Easy

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The latest software being developed by MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab aims to be the “Photoshop for 3D materials” by making the entire 3D printing process more accessible to the public. 3D Modeling 3D Scanning Software 3D Printing Foundry MIT

Introducing Our New Material: CarbonMide for 3D Printing

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The post Introducing Our New Material: CarbonMide for 3D Printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D News Additive manufacturing Sculpteo News 3D Printing 3D printing materials SLS plastic

3D Printing Gave This Cancer Survivor a New Jaw

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3D printing has given one man a new lease on life. After being diagnosed with tongue cancer and losing several functions of his jaw, Shirley Anderson, a former mechanic who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, has been 3D printed a new jaw.

3D Printing Where and How: 3DP-RDM network event – 31st January

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14:45 3D Printing Production Planning (3DPPP): reactive manufacturing execution driving re-distributed manufacturing, Dr Martin Baumers, University of Nottingham. 16:00 A feasibility study of mass customisation governance: regulation, liability, and intellectual property of re‐distributed manufacturing in 3D printing, Dr Phoebe Li, University of Sussex. What: Final dissemination event of the 3DP-RDM network. Where: IfM, Cambridge. When: 31st January 2017.

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3D Printing and Education: 3D Printed Clitoris by Odile Fillod

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The post 3D Printing and Education: 3D Printed Clitoris by Odile Fillod appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printing Stories 3D Printing customer story

Our Smoothing Beautifier Portfolio for 3D Printing

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The post Our Smoothing Beautifier Portfolio for 3D Printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printing examples finishesIn our quest to offer always new material and finishes, […].

4 Reasons to Use a 3D Printing Service Bureau

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Like many businesses, your company is exploring 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Maybe you have the perfect design, and the innate benefits of 3D printing has caught the attention of your team.

Injured Animals Get Second Chance With 3D Printed Limbs

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3D printing has many applications, but one of the most heartwarming ones is when it is used to provide animals with a new lease on life. Working with Animal Avengers, an all-volunteer crew of veterinarians, Miamoto 3D printed and fitted a new beak on the goose. “We

3D Printing Progress at UPS

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In July 2013, UPS announced that it would offer product design and 3D printing services at six of its 4,400 UPS Store locations across the U.S. Offering 3D printing is one thing, but providing design services is far more involved. 3D printing Additive Manufacturing

Conductive Graphene filament may aid 3D printing for electronics

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Within the 3D printing industry, the prospect of using Graphene with other materials causes some excitement, especially for designers exploring 3D printing and electronics. which has recently launched commercial sales of its Conductive Graphene Filament for 3D printing.

World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Sternum Implanted Successfully in Patient With Giant Tumor

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A woman in China just received the world’s first 3D printed titanium sternum implant thanks to a team of innovative doctors at the Tang Du Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University. 3D printing of a titanium sternal implant replacement, had not seen before,” Xiaoping said. “We

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New report: Supporting SMEs in creating value through 3D printing re-distributed manufacturing

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“ Supporting SMEs in creating value through 3D printing re-distributed manufacturing ” describes results of the work undertaken at PDR during 2016. The results of this project will be presented at the 3DP-RDM event 3D Printing Where and How on 31st January 2017 at the IfM in Cambridge. In addition industry and academic experts in the field of 3D printing were consulted.

DIY 3D Printing: Matrix of all 3d print materials and their properties

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DIY 3D Printing. 3D design and printing software. 3d printing books and documents. 3d printing links. Matrix of all 3d print materials and their properties. Click here for more posts in category: 3d printing filament , 3d printing materials , speed , temperature.