CJS 3D Printing Performance Test – Open Call for Assistance
20 January, 2020

I have begun an interesting project for the new year, and I would like to ask help from you, my dear readers, in completing it. Based on

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How to Copy Protect Your STL Files
6 September, 2017

The Makers Muse Youtube channel has recently released a video with some excellent practical advice on how to place copy-protection measures on your .stl files. This is particularly important advice for those who sell their models on online 3D modelling communities. Have a look:

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Economist Article – 3D Printers Start to Build Factories of the Future
26 July, 2017

The Economist has recently written an excellent introductory briefing on the current state of 3D printing and how it will affect industry.

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Bre and Co’s 3D Printed Boutique, and 4 Ways to Use CAD and 3D Printing In Your Retail Jewellery Website Marketing
9 May, 2017

The launch of luxury 3D printed product boutique website Bre and Co marks an interesting change in the perception of CAD and 3D printed products by consumers. In this article, I explore 4 different emerging business strategies for using CAD and 3D printing when marketing and presenting retail jewellery.

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i.materialise Article – 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing 3D Models for 3D Printing
25 March, 2017

I.materialise published an article on their blog about 5 common mistakes many 3D modellers make when designing for 3D printing. Read their list, and the additional items I've added.

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Toolfarm Article – Pixologic is Collaborating With Formlabs To Create a 3D Printing Plug-in
11 January, 2016

Pixologic (makers of Zbrush) recently announced a collaboration with the 3D printer manufacturers Formlabs to make a new enhanced 3D printing plug-in for Zbrush. The plug-in would allow users to take a model from within Zbrush and more quickly and efficiently export it directly into Formlabs' Preform software to start the 3D printing process more quickly and easily. They're even talking about a "One Click Print" tool.

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Prosthetic Limbs and 3D Printing – A short history, and Why CAD Jewellers Should Take Notice
15 September, 2015

Of all the industries revolutionised by 3D printing, perhaps none has been more improved than prosthetic limb design. These are my reasons why jewellery CAD designers should take notice.

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TCT Magazine Article – How To Build a 3D Printing Bureau
17 July, 2015

Recently TCT Magazine spoke to their readership to ask them what it takes to build a successful 3D printing service bureau for any focus or industry (including jewellery).

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Avi Reichental’s TED Talk About the Future of 3D Printing
10 June, 2015

This fantastic lecture comes courtesy of a former student and author of the jewelleryweekly.com blog. (Thank you, Anissa!) President and CEO of 3D Systems Avi Reichental has presented quite

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A Replacement For the STL File Format? – 3MF Consortium Introduces a New 3D Printing File Format
8 May, 2015

Over the past week a consortium of major players in 3D printing and software development (including Dassault Systèmes S.A., FIT AG/netfabb GmbH, Microsoft Corporation, HP, Shapeways, Inc., SLM Solutions Group AG, and Autodesk Inc.) have

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