Open XR: A Call for Standardization

April 2, 2019 - Engineering

The lion's share of media attention sometimes appears to focus solely on the slowly-improving hardware capabilities of virtual reality and augmented reality headsets. Of course, getting the hardware engineering right is crucial for enthusiasts in this niche industry.

What is a 3D Printer File Format?

February 12, 2019 - All 3DP

What is the best 3D printer file format? Which format should you use? We explain and compare the four most common 3D printing file formats: STL, OBJ, AMF, and 3MF.

Autodesk’s 3D Printing Toolset Gets 2019 Update

July 26, 2018 - Engineering

Autodesk has announced the newest version of Netfabb, their additive manufacturing and design software. Netfabb provides a toolset for managing printers, setting up models, simulating prints, and generating lattices. Netfabb 2019.0 brings enhancements to simulation, latticing, cloud storage, machine workspaces, and more.

HP, Siemens Expand 3D Printing Collaboration

June 4, 2018 - PDDNET

HP Inc. and Siemens, longtime partners in 3D printing, have expanded their collaboration in 3D printing to enable even more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens PLM software to change the way users can design and manufacture with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.

Service Bureau Experienced With HP’s 3D Printing

June 4, 2018 - Advanced Manufacturing

Due to a “longstanding partnership” with HP, GoProto has been using the new system for more than a year, said Jeff Dean, who does marketing for the service bureau from its sales office. As a result, GoProto has provided feedback to HP during the system’s development and “learned a few things” in the process, Dean said.

3MF Format for 3D Printing: What it is, How to Use it

June 1, 2018 - Rapid Ready Tech

Using common structures defined by Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) such as ZIP and XML to ease development, the group members initially created a core 3MF specification; several significant task-specific extensions have since followed. A helpful 3MF FAQ page presents answers to such questions as why isn’t 3MF binary and how does it compare to STL/OBJ/AMF/STEP/etc.

The future of 3MF: HP’s Luis Baldez talks new developments and strategies for the new file format

May 21, 2018 - 3D Printing Media Network

In 2015, some of the world’s leading additive manufacturing and tech companies came together to launch the 3MF Consortium in an effort to introduce a new, universal 3D printing file format.

Rize Inc. Launches Industry’s First Digitally Augmented Additive Manufacturing Parts to Integrate Industry 4.0 Technologies

April 19, 2018 - Rize 3d

Rize APD voxel-level 3D printing includes Digital Rights Management into physical 3D printed parts for compliance, authenticity and traceability

3MF Consortium releases Beam Lattice extension for 3D printing

April 18, 2018 - TCT Magazine

The consortium behind the full-fidelity 3MF 3D printing file format, has released its Beam Lattice Specification Extension to its 3MF Core Specification.

3D Printing News Sliced, GKN Powder Metallurgy, Orbital ATK, 3MF and Duke University

April 13, 2018 - 3D Printing Industry

Today’s edition of our 3D printing news digest Sliced, asks the following: How do you redirect sound with 3D printing? Will 3D printers ever find a place in mechanics’ shops? Are 3D printed hypersonic warheads viable? All this and more from Duke University, PostNord, GKN Powder Metallurgy and the 3MF consortium.

Siemens 3D printed turbine parts, 3MF Consortium releases 3D lattice extension, Renishaw, PolyU, Prodways

April 12, 2018 -

In case you missed out on any developments in the 3D printing world recently, we’ve got another round-up for you. The latest news includes Siemens 3D printing parts for an industrial steam turbine, Renishaw partnering with Cardiff University Dental Hospital, and much more besides.

Rize Uses Voxel Control for Augmented Reality in 3D-Printed Parts

April 12, 2018 -

Rize Inc. emerged from stealth almost two years ago, unveiling an office-ready 3D printer with unique capabilities including minimal post-processing and the ability to print ink directly on printed parts.

3MF Consortium Introduces Beam Lattice Specification Extension for 3D Printing

April 11, 2018 - 3DPrint

When Microsoft introduced the updated, 3D printing-specific 3MF format, and the collaborative 3MF Consortium, in 2015, the announcement drew significant attention in the hopes of a superior digital file format for additive manufacturing.

3MF Consortium releases first standardized 3D Beam Lattice Extension

April 11, 2018 - Make Parts Fast

The 3MF Consortium (3MF) ratified and released its Beam Lattice Specification Extension to its 3MF Core Specification.

3MF Consortium releases first standardized 3D Beam Lattice Extension

April 11, 2018 - 3D Printing Media Network

The 3MF Consortium (3MF) ratified and released its Beam Lattice Specification Extension to its 3MF Core Specification today. The 3MF Beam Lattice extension is a new method for storing and transferring lattice-type geometry information.