GrabCAD Print is the Best 3D Slicer Software with Advanced PolyJet Features

Your PolyJet 3D printing projects just got a whole lot easier with the advanced 3D slicer technology we’ve added in GrabCAD Print. Today, we are happy to announce that we’ve added the following capabilities under our Advanced PolyJet feature: Pantone Color Matching Fine Detail improvements Custom part priority Improved print-time and material estimations Read more

6 Companies Serving Up Delicious 3D Printed Food Innovations

Today, 3D printers can create almost anything the mind can imagine – from movie props and aeroplane parts to organs and entire homes. Talk about an image makeover?! But how do we feel about 3D printed food? [caption id="attachment_26600" align="alignleft" width="300"] Source: DinaraKasko.com[/caption] In my previous blog post, How the 3D Printed Food Industry is Growing, I mentioned that our current global food model is unsustainable; with the world’s population estimated to reach 9.8 billion by 2050 (United Nations), something needs to change. In fact, experts believe production rates need to increase by 50% before 2050. Read more

3D Models Your Father Will Want from the GrabCAD Community Library

Father’s Day is this Sunday! Remember when you were a kid and a simple finger painting or hand drawing meant more to your dad than buying a $50 tie? Well, I'm bringing that notion back in today’s Father’s Day-themed model blog post. Today, I'm highlighting some amazing 3D models I saw in the Community that I think your father will love. Some you can even bring to life with a 3D printer! Here are the models: Read more

The Top Automotive Companies Using 3D Printing

When it comes to automotive manufacturing, 3D printing is becoming more prominent. In fact, 3D printing and cars have a long history that’s only becoming deeper. At the moment, you’re not likely to get a car which has been made completely by any additive manufacturing companies, although there are some niche vehicles which are. The mainstream automotive industry is adopting 3D printing in varied and more limited ways, but it’s still becoming a more integral part of making cars. It’s also important to note that automakers sometimes guard manufacturing techniques, and some automakers openly talk about them. Read more

The Five Steps to Delivering Your Product Prototype and Business Idea

Brainstorming a business idea is the first step towards your entrepreneurial dreams. When it comes to brainstorming a new product idea, however, presenting a real-life prototype is essential. In fact, it could make or break whether your dreams come true. In this blog post, I provide an overview of what goes into creating your first prototype. Now, not every entrepreneur or business professional has thousands of dollars to spend on manufacturing hundreds of prototypes. So for this blog post, I focus on creating multiple prototypes using only a 3D printer. Read more

How 3D Nanoprinting is Revolutionizing Microcircuit Design

3D nanoprinting is becoming popular as the technology makes inroads into some of the most microscopic venues. Alison Kay, a consultant with Ernst and Young, recently said that we can expect 3D printing to touch nearly every industry, directly or indirectly: There is the potential for 3D printing to revolutionize the way we make almost anything. This year, I expect it will become faster and cheaper, with new materials that enhance commercial possibilities. If 3D printing is disruptive, nanoprinting is potentially more disruptive. Read more

The Top Three Universities to Attend for a Manufacturing Engineering Degree

So you’re thinking of studying manufacturing engineering at university? You’ve come to the right place! Your first questions might be: what is manufacturing engineering? What does that really mean? Well, qualified manufacturing engineers essentially turn design into reality, ensuring products retain their functionality amidst the glamour of impressive design. Manufacturing engineers oversee how products are manufactured to exact specifications in the most time and cost efficient way possible, so that products can reach businesses and consumers worldwide. Read more