Bugatti Chiron: An Engineering Marvel

It’s difficult to look at the Bugatti Chiron and not get caught up in this hyper car’s striking exterior design. The approximate $2.5 million price tag can also leave you in awe. Then there’s the earth-shattering 8.0-liter W-16 quad-turbo engine and the 1,479 bhp it produces, plus the 261-mph top speed. That’s incredible, especially considering the vehicle weighs about 4,400 pounds. Read more

The “Perfect” Cup of Coffee: The Project Cycle

Let me admit something up front: I didn’t start drinking coffee until I turned 40. In our current caffeinated society, where 32-ounce morning coffee thermoses are the norm, this must sound pretty backwards or maybe unsophisticated. Truth be told, I thought coffee tasted bitter and had an acidy aftertaste. Unless I put so much sugar and milk into my coffee that it started tasting like coffee ice cream, I wouldn’t drink it. Read more

GrabCAD Community Top 3D CAD Models

For this week's GrabCAD Community spotlight of top 3D CAD models we selected member John Fall to pick out some of his favorite models. John Fall is a retired engineer who lives in Ireland and worked in transmission design, graphic art equipment design, electronic soldering machine design, and the aerospace industry. Read more

How Vending Machines Are Reshaping the 3D Printing Industry

The self-service industry has been around for more than two decades, but the emergency of 3D printing vending machines could change both that and the 3D printing industry. Self-serving machines such as self-help kiosks and vending machines have served a wide range of clientele including retail, entertainment, travel, financial services, and healthcare among others. You must have used a self-help kiosk at a hotel, an airport, or a restaurant such as McDonald's or a vending machine at the cinema or your office at some point. Read more

GrabCAD Voxel Print Takes Center Stage at Event With LAIKA

As you know, we recently launched GrabCAD Voxel Print, an innovative and groundbreaking way to digitally design and fabricate more complex composite materials on the Stratasys J750 PolyJet printer. We had help in creating this feature rich software enhancement from the rapid prototyping group at LAIKA, the production house that brought us the creative works of Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings, Boxtrolls, and many other wonderful animated film productions. Read more