Want to learn to make your own 3D printed jewelry? You don’t have to be an expert to get started! There is a free 3D jewelry design software called JWEEL that lets you create your own designs! This easy-to-use and beginner friendly jewelry CAD program lets you create customizable pendants, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. And best of all: no prior experience with 3D jewelry software is required – it’s free and accessible for everyone. Once you finished your 3D design, you can order your pieces of jewelry in brass, bronze, silver, gold.
Tinkercad, the easy to use 3D design web app, just launched a massive project. For a limited time, qualified academic institutions can use $50,000 worth of Tinkercad software.
What a great project to help democratizing 3D design throughout schools. The first 1,000 applicants can use Tinkercad for free instead of paying the yearly application fee of $75. This on-line application must be submitted by midnight PST on Friday, December 7th, 2012.
In order to apply for this plan, here’s what you’ll need to know:
- This plan is open to ALL academic institutions, home schools, non-profits and other similar organizations whose mission is to further advance the study and teaching of 3D design and 3D printing to students
- You must be able to provide accreditation or non-profit status verification
- The plan applies to the 2012/2013 school year (summer 2013 included)
- You must currently possess a 3D printer, have access to a 3D printer OR have the intent to purchase one in the 2012/201
Last friday we had the honour to meet 10 designers to test the software of Digital Forming. Probably you already know some of them (Bernat from Cunicode, Michiel Cornelissen, Studio Mango and Elleke van Gorsel from Studio-ePosh), but we were happy to meet new designers as well!
Digital forming…say what? Digital forming is a concept whereby designers create a basic design, but it can be customized by others. All the creations can be 3D printed in the very end. So as a designer you benefit from two things: you can create something you want and for the client it gets more interesting because, without having any design experience, it’s possible to personalize the design.
The company Digital Forming gave our designers the opportunity to experience this cutting edge technology first-hand. “Isn’t it going to be too difficult for me to use the software,” was a comment we often heard before the workshop started. And it seemed hard in the beginning, but some found it very easy to pick it
Polyamide (SLS) is the all-rounder when it comes to 3D printing materials. It can be used for hand-painted sculptures, tech gadget prototypes, stunning fashion and jewelry design, or even pieces of art. Since this nylon plastic comes in 26 different finishes and can be used so universally, we thought it was about time to pay attention to some of its outstanding designs. Take a look at the 10 coolest polyamide objects we ahve created in our 3D printers .
After working on and around slopes for over 28 years, and hearing beyond-countable complaints about painful, but competition-worthy ski boots, Reto Rindlisbacher’s dream was to create the unthinkable for winter sports enthusiasts. (more…)
ZBrush is hands down the most popular and powerful digital sculpting software out there. That’s why this program is mainly used for designing figurines, sculptures, game characters, or any other design that needs an organic shape. Some users have trouble turning these 3D models into 3D prints – and that’s where we come in! In this hands-on tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how you can prepare your ZBrush models for 3D printing.
Are you thinking about getting started with 3D modeling and 3D printing but don’t know exactly where to start? Then it probably makes sense to take a look at FreeCAD – a free yet powerful 3D design program. This hands-on tutorial by Bram de Vries will enable you to create your first 3D printing project with FreeCAD – all the way from your first sketch to the final product!
When turning your 3D model into a 3D print, the software you’re using may require some extra editing before you end up with a printable piece: the wall thickness needs to be checked, the model needs to be watertight, and your final printing size needs to be defined. To make your life easier, Autodesk Maya expert Russ Ogi has put together a step-by-step tutorial about how to make your Maya 3D model printable.
Do you need to 3D print several small parts at once? Grid containers are a useful way to keep costs low and make sure nothing gets lost in the powder. We’ve now made it easier for you to generate a grid container on our online 3D printing platform. Find out how it works!
3D printing has had a huge impact on all kinds of objects… even action figures. Big brands like DC Comics have even signed deals with 3D printing companies to print some of their figurines. But since 3D printing is all about customization it is also the perfect technology to create your own action figure. Here’s how it’s done!