Hard on the heels of the announcement that Windows 8.1 will offer native support for 3D printers comes the first Windows 8 app that lets users browse 3D printable designs and download them to print at home.
There's a rather civil and reasoned struggle underway right now to divine a future for 3D printing as a business, a hobby or a vocation, and the struggle might end with a whimper rather than a bang.
3D Systems has announced the release of a new virtual clay sculpting tool called Cubify Sculpt. The program makes it easy for anyone, even those without previous design experience, to create 3D printable objects.
Designing a 3D printed model that can stand on its own requires exact calculations for shape and internal volume. Even with all that effort, you may never really be...