This is where we put free 3D printing and design software. Typically concerned with 2D to 3D conversions and simplification of 3D operations for novice usersWe try to make all of the software on 3DP.Rocks open source, so you can also see how it’s done and do it yourself (if you’re that way inclined)
Thingiverse Education provides over a hundred free lessons that make teaching with a 3D printer easier and more effective for a variety of grade levels and subjects. It also provides a community where educators can exchange best practices or remix projects.
MatterControl is a free, Open Source software package that lets you organize and manage your 3D prints. It’s designed to help you get the most out of your 3D printer – making it easy to track, preview, and print your 3D parts.
Source: MatterControl | 3D Printing Software
3D printing technology is advancing at a rapid pace, but it is difficult to find or create 3D-printable models that are scientifically accurate or medically applicable. The NIH 3D Print Exchange provides models in formats that are readily compatible with 3D printers, and offers a unique set of tools to create and share 3D-printable models related to biomedical science.
TWO YEARS AGO London startup Gravity showed off a wild concept for creating 3-D forms using augmented reality software. In the demo, a designer wearing AR glasses wielded an Arduino-connected pad and pen. As he drew on the plastic pad, his drawing appeared as a 3-D object that could be viewed and manipulated almost as though it was floating in air. The compelling concept hinted at how augmented (and virtual) reality could someday be as natural a creative tool as basic pen and paper.
Source: App Makes Designing in 3-D as Easy as Using Microsoft Paint
We wanted to design a 3D printing device that could be used within minutes, without needing any technical knowledge, software or computers. We also wanted it to be affordable as well as fun, so that anyone could 3Doodle! Compact and easy to use, the 3Doodler allows you to literally draw in the air – whether freestyle 3D sketching or tracing shapes from templates to make larger structures and objects.
Founded in September 2011, 3ders.org is a global news organization dedicated to providing the latest news, trends and analysis in the 3D printing industry.Innovation and practice are the ultimate driving forces of evolution and development, thus 3ders.org focuses on the growing field of 3D printing and the latest trends and technological developments. We are committed to the dissemination of innovative ideas, creative design, and valuable know-how that will benefit like-minded readers and 3D printing enthusiasts. We also strongly believe in supporting the products and developers that are changing people’s lives and enhancing the DIY and maker community.If you are looking for the latest news and updates on 3D printing, rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, 3D printers and all innovations in the area, we have several ways to stay up to date. Find us on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or our daily news site, 3ders.org.
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