Autodesk & Mattel Release New $299 3D Printer for Families

Autodesk & Mattel Release New 9 3D Printer for Families

By Michael Molitch-Hou

In April of last year, Autodesk first announced its partnership with legendary toy manufacturer Mattel, saying that they would be powering the toy company’s design apps.  We are now seeing the biggest result of that partnership as Mattel reboots its classic ThingMaker product.  While in the 60s and 90s the ThingMaker was a desktop molding machine, the 21st century version is a desktop 3D printer.
Introduced in the 1960s and then resurrected in the 1990’s, the ThingMaker was a device that allowed kids to fabricate squishy toys, like bugs and flowers, by pouring liquid resin into metal molds, which were then baked within the device’s scalding hot oven. …

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Autodesk & Mattel Release New 9 3D Printer for Families

MakerBot to Expand Thingiverse with Developer Program

MakerBot to Expand Thingiverse with Developer Program

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Thingiverse has never been quite the same since MakerBot changed its Terms of Service in 2013, but the MakerBot printables site has continued to exist under the vision of Stratasys. And, after MakerBot launched a developers program for MakerBot-focused apps, the company is now announcing a new developer program for Thingiverse itself. The new MakerBot Thingiverse Developer Program will see the Thingiverse API opened up to developers in order to add new features and functionality to the printables site.

In an announcement today, the consumer 3D printer subsidiary has said that it will implementing a developer program that will allow developers to create new tools for Thingiverse.…

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MakerBot to Expand Thingiverse with Developer Program

VECTARY Creates 3D Design Platform for All Users

VECTARY Creates 3D Design Platform for All Users

By James Lefebvre

3D printing is widely marketed as allowing people to bring their ideas to life. However, 3D printing is only useful if that person can create a 3D model that accurately replicates their idea. This is where frustration can set in. Traditional CAD programs aren’t very user friendly, require a powerful computer, and are quite costly. VECTARY, a startup out of Slovakia, is looking to change the way we think about 3D modeling by creating an interface that allows anyone to design detailed models.…

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VECTARY Creates 3D Design Platform for All Users

Adobe Fuse Makes 3D Modeling Complex Characters Simple

Adobe Fuse Makes 3D Modeling Complex Characters Simple

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Adobe has slowly been plugging away at the 3D front to make their brand of easy and powerful tools extend their reach into 3D modeling and 3D printing.  This has previously included small additions to Photoshop CC for prepping 3D models for 3D printing, either through 3D printing service bureaus or local 3D printers.  Last year, however, the company really made big moves into the space through the acquisition of 3D software specialists Mixamo.  And, now, through Adobe Fuse, anyone with computer and internet access can create their own 3D characters for 3D animation. …

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Adobe Fuse Makes 3D Modeling Complex Characters Simple

KinomaJS Streamlines AstroPrint for Marvell’s 3D Printing Processors

KinomaJS Streamlines AstroPrint for Marvell’s 3D Printing Processors

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Beginning as a forked version of OctoPrint, AstroPrint has since established itself as a solution for printer users and manufacturers to give 3D printer users untethered, remote control over their machines. Now, just in time for CES, they have found themselves a big partner in electronics company Marvell. In less than two months time, AstroPrint worked with the open source Kinoma division of Marvell Semiconductor to create a custom solution for Marvell’s 3D printer hardware.

In a recent blog post, Kinoma details how AstroPrint was able to quickly implement the open source KinomaJS software platform to develop a new version of their onboard and mobile print management solution. …

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