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3D Design Software for Less than $50??

Introducing Cubify Invent™, our new easy-to-learn 3D design tool. It’s powerful enough to help bring all your ideas to life, from visualizing in 3D to making them real on a 3D printer like the Cube. With Cubify Invent you can start creating right away – easy tutorials and intuitive tools guide you as you go. … Continue reading »

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Foodie Trivia Answers

Turns out I am better at 3D Printing with food than actually cooking food. If you didn’t get a chance to read my latest In the Queue email, you can catch it here. Let’s have a big round of applause for this month’s winner: J. Mulligan from Florida.  That $250 Stereolithography (SLA) credit at Quickparts.com will really … Continue reading »

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March Madness Trivia Answers

Let’s have a big round of applause for this month’s winner: G. Arens from Missouri.  That $250 Gift Card to Quickparts.com  will really come in handy for an upcoming Stereolithography (SLA) project. Here are the correct answers to this month’s challenge: 1.  UCLA holds the record for the most NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships with 11 titles.  What team … Continue reading »

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Reality Redesigned: A Design Contest with a Reality Show Twist

on pinkbike.com Pinkbike and The Edge Factor are now accepting submissions for Reality Redesigned (R2).  R2 is what happens when the biggest names in North American manufacturing, design and engineering throw open the doors and allow both mountain bikers and designers alike to have at it.  Have no doubt, this is full access to a … Continue reading »

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The OpenRP Initiative…

What is OpenRP? The STL (Stereolithography) file format is, and for the foreseeable future, will be the standard mode of data exchange in the Rapid Prototyping industry.  It is a known fact that the STL file format does not employ efficient methods of data storage and lacks security.  Over the years, attempts have been made … Continue reading »

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Design Tips from the Pros :: Creating Small Part Features

Have you ever been frustrated with those critical features that other quick turn injection molding companies told you were too small to produce?  While Quickparts cannot produce everything, their injection molding expertise and leading-edge manufacturing equipment gives them the ability to meet your needs where others fail. Quickparts utilizes the EDM process to produce the small features … Continue reading »

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#3D Printing Our Way to Better Health

:: How 3D Printing And Augmented Reality Can Help Design Better Drugs This rapidly evolving industry is now tasked with improving the medicines we so heavily relay on.  At Arthur Olson’s Molecular Graphics Lab, pathbreaking work is being achieved in the complex world of desiging cleaner and more effective drugs.  He uses 3D printers to … Continue reading »

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3D Systems Launches Alibre Design 2012

This week 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) released Alibre Design 2012, a low-cost  productivity software suite that offers professional-grade CAD design and simulation.  Check out this awesome review of the new user interface from Randall Newton at GraphicSpeak. One of the first things you notice in Alibre Design 2012 is the new ribbon interface. The regular toolbars are still … Continue reading »

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:: Salute to CAD

The future of CAD is starting to look pretty cool. Experts suggest that someday we will be able to design our products with the tips of our fingers through the use of specialized gloves and goggles. I would love to be more “hands-on” with my designs! But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s … Continue reading »

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Solar Sinter Project – 3D Printing Goes Green

  When you were a kid, maybe you built a parabolic solar cooker as a science project and thought you were pretty hot stuff. Well, Markus Kayser, who is clearly not a kid, but has the lateral-thinking skills of one, did something much more impressive: he built a working 3D printer that utilizes the sun’s … Continue reading »

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