Microsoft integrates Autodesk's 3D printing platform Spark into Windows 10
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The integration with Autodesk is part of a new consortium between Microsoft, HP, Shapeways, Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, Netfabb, and SLM Solutions. The collaboration is an attempt to stem issues related to interoperability so that designers can focus …

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3D Printing Can Speed Modern CAD Workflows — or Slow Them Down
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With 3D printing relatively mature and now available to designers of almost any budget, some companies are starting to view a 3D printer as a mandatory part of the design iteration process, akin to a workstation. As they strive to provide the …

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3D printer to build paper 'Mini-Me' duplicates of fair goers
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3D printer supplier Tasman 3DPrinters says it will offer the Mini-Mes to attendees at next week's CeBIT Australia fair. The models are a smaller reconstruction of themselves — a head-to-toe replica. 3D printers typically use hard plastics or polymers …

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Microsoft Unleashes the .3MF File Format for 3D Printing, Launches 3MF …
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To start, the new consortium is called the 3MF Consortium (A Joint Development Foundation project) and will initially be made up of the following seven companies: Microsoft, HP, Shapeways, Autodesk, Dassault Systems, netfabb and SLM Solutions.

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3D printer MakerBot's PR leader not spared as it cuts 20% of workforce
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3D printer MakerBot's PR leader not spared as it cuts 20% of workforce. Added 5 minutes ago by Diana Bradley , Be the first to comment. MakerBot cut about 100 staffers, including PR director Jenifer Howard, as it integrates with parent company Stratasys.

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3D Printering: Laser Cutting 3D Objects
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You might think laser-cut parts would only be good for flat surfaces, but with techniques like kerf bending, and stacking layer upon layer of material on top of each other, just about anything that can be produced with a 3D printer is also possible …

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A 3D printer for foods and a dry cleaning system for ham and pork shoulder …
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The awards promote innovative projects and entrepreneurial initiatives and among the winners this year were a 3D printer for foods, a dry cleaning system for ham and pork shoulder and a self-monitoring and self-managing equipment for olive oil production.

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Crowdfunded 3D printer shipments withheld to backers who complained about …
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Cobblebot's crowdfunded 3D printers were supposed to ship in October, but many backers have yet to get theirs, including the "super early" backers — and it turns out this is on purpose, as Cobblebot is deliberately withholding shipments from customers …

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How we test 3D printers
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Pretty much any 3D printer you buy is going to require some amount of assembly, configuration, and calibration. Sometimes this is a relatively swift and simple process, and other times it's maddeningly difficult. We're not experts at putting things …

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