3MF in the News

3MF in the News 2017-05-23T13:06:07+00:00

Is A Universal File Format Possible For 3D Printing? Part 3: 3MF

August 24, 2017 - MCADCcafe

Although the future of 3D printing continues to look bright, what is still needed is a new file format for 3D print data. Being very mindful of that fact, Autodesk, HP, Siemens, Stratasys, 3D Systems, and some others have come together to form the 3MF Consortium that espouses to get behind a truly ubiquitous file format for 3D printing.

EOS Joins the 3MF Consortium

May 11, 2017 - Photonic Media

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 11, 2017 — The 3MF Consortium, an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing, has announced the membership of industrial 3D printing developer EOS.

3D printing news Sliced: EOS, EnvisionTEC, Sciaky, Duke University

May 3, 2017 - 3d Printing Industry

Today’s edition of 3D printing news Sliced for quick digestion features 3D design workshops and competitions; turtles; the latest from EOS; Multiply Labs; a 3D printed electric car; an alternative technique for metal printing; Georgia Tech; NASA; Duke University; Sciaky; Airwolf 3D; EnvisionTec; and a 3D printed tribute to the late king of Thailand.

EOS Joins 3MF Consortium As Founding Member

May 2, 2017 - Additive Manufacturing

WAKEFIELD, Mass. USA – May 2, 2017 – The 3MF Consortium, an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing, today announced that EOS, a global technology leader in industrial 3D printing, has joined at the Founding membership level.

3D Printing News ICYMI: Rebranding for Arcam, EOS joins 3MF Consortium

May 2, 2017 - 3ders

There were several 3D printing developments that may have passed you by this week, including a technological partnership between Russia and Germany, and a rebranding for Swedish manufacturer Arcam. Here's a roundup of these and other stories:

EOS Joins 3MF Consortium as Founding Member, Expands Presence at Incodema3D

May 2, 2017 - 3dprint

It’s been a busy year so far for EOS, which kicked off 2017 by announcing a partnership with Audi and proceeded to undertake several additional projects, including a 3D printed robot research project and the newly released Additive Manufacturing Part Identifier. The company has also been very focused on growing its North American presence lately, and today EOS announced yet another partnership that will see its presence within one particular US company expand even further

EOS becomes latest Founding member of 3MF Consortium

May 2, 2017 - Micro Fabricator

EOS will join a host of other additive manufacturing companies as Founder members of 3MF Consortium.
Industrial 3D printing company, EOS has joined the Founding membership level of 3MF Consortium, an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing.

EOS Joins 3MF Consortium

May 2, 2017 - 3d Print Board

Today, EOS announced that it will be joining the 3MF Consortium as a founding member. EOS now joins the ranks of several other prominent companies from the 3D printing industry who are working together to develop a universal file format for 3D printing, eliminating the problems caused by the disconnect between advancing 3D printers and outdated file formats. In addition, the company has expanded its presence at New York company Incodema3D, which has added three additional EOS machines to its inventory, bringing the its total to nine.

EOS becomes latest Founding member of 3MF Consortium

May 2, 2017 - TCT Magazine

Industrial 3D printing company, EOS has joined the Founding membership level of 3MF Consortium, an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing.

5 Tips For Choosing an Additive Manufacturing File Format

February 17, 2017 - DesignNews

For engineers, designers, and management, one of the most critical additive manufacturing decisions -- along with choosing the hardware -- is selecting the software to use in an additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, system. Manufacturing is changing rapidly from a physical industry to a digital industry. Selecting the right digital infrastructure is critical to the efficient running of your additive manufacturing system.

Tetra4D 3D PDF Products Now Support 3D Printing Workflow, Enhances App-Like Functionality of PDF

February 8, 2017 - Digital Journal

Bend, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/08/2017 -- Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of software development tools and native 3D PDF technology to the engineering industry, today announced the Tetra4D 2017 portfolio of products – Tetra4D Converter, Tetra4D Enrich and Tetra4D Automate. The enhancements made to Tetra4D Converter and Tetra4D Enrich result in the data-rich 3D PDF's generated functioning like an application, which provides an even more interactive and richer experience for those consuming them. Improved support for import and export formats, and new workflows focused on 3D printing demonstrate the valuable role 3D PDF plays in helping companies to improve communication, save time and money.

SOLIDWORKS 2017: 3D Printing as Easy as 2D Printing

November 9, 2016 - solidapps.co.uk

SOLIDWORKS 2017 takes another step towards making 3D printing as easy as 2D printing. Quite a bold statement, and to be honest, it will never be quite that straight forward; after all, there is a whole extra dimension to it.

In the File drop down menu, underneath Print (for 2D prints), you will see Print3D, which has been enhanced significantly over the last couple of releases. Now there is the ability to create your own custom printer. This is so you can plan the location on the build platform that you want to build the model, and check it fits on your machine. The plane selected for the build direction is usually key when 3D printing and once this is selected, the information is stored in the new 3MF format (that SOLIDWORKS helped to create, see 3MF Consortium for more details).

Time for Monumental Thinking in Additive

November 2, 2016 - advancedmanufacturing.org

As additive manufacturing emerges from a long infancy, the industry is grappling with a key challenge: A file format and design tools from the 20th century are being asked to do 21st century jobs.

Convergent Modeling: New modeling paradigm in Siemens PLM’s NX 11 converges facets, surfaces, solids

October 10, 2016 - oraresearch.com

In its recently launched NX 11 product engineering software, Siemens PLM introduced a new modeling paradigm it calls Convergent Modeling. This new technology “greatly simplifies the ability to work with geometry consisting of a combination of facets, surfaces and solids, without the need for time-consuming data conversion,” the company says. Billed by Siemens as first-of-its-kind technology, Convergent Modeling is designed to deliver three key benefits: “to help engineers optimize part design for 3D printing, speed up the overall design process, and make reverse engineering a far more common and efficient practice in product design.”

The Top 10 New Features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 [VIDEO]

September 19, 2016 - javelin-tech.com

SOLIDWORKS 2017 is packed with new, customer-focused enhancements. Whether you design single components, incredibly complex equipment, or even entire facilities, SOLIDWORKS 2017 delivers easy-to-use tools to help turn your ideas into higher-quality products. Check out the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top Ten list of features to look out for in the new release: