3MF in the News

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).

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Press Releases

Extensions from 3MF Bring New Efficiency and Manageability to 3D Printing

August 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Extensions from 3MF Bring New Efficiency and Manageability to 3D Printing

Production and Slice Extensions Provide Standardized Tools for Organizing and Slicing Models WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Aug. 2, 2016 -- The 3MF Consortium (3MF) released two specification extensions to its 3MF Core Specification 1.1 for general [...]


June 8th, 2016|Comments Off on ASTM AND 3MF SIGN LIAISON AGREEMENT

Cooperative Relationship Launched to Share 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing Information WAKEFIELD, Mass., and WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – June 8, 2016 — ASTM International (ASTM) and the 3MF Consortium (3MF) signed a liaison agreement today to [...]

3MF Consortium Announces New Founding Member, GE Global Research

January 27th, 2016|Comments Off on 3MF Consortium Announces New Founding Member, GE Global Research

WAKEFIELD, Mass. USA – Jan. 27, 2016 – The 3MF Consortium, an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing, today announced that GE Global Research, the central [...]

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3MF: The Future of Data Transfer For 3DP

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 3MF: The Future of Data Transfer For 3DP

By Mark Rushton  Product Portfolio Manager, SOLIDWORKS At the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2017, a panel discussion on the Future of 3D Printing brought together experts from various machine manufacturers and service providers and took questions [...]

3MF File Format to Pave the Way to Home 3D printing

July 27th, 2016|Comments Off on 3MF File Format to Pave the Way to Home 3D printing

By Deirdre MacCormack, Chief Marketing Officer, Mcor and Special Guest Blogger Our vision as a company is to put a 3D printer in every office, classroom and eventually every home. The goal is to make [...]

3MF Version 1.1 is Here

March 18th, 2016|Comments Off on 3MF Version 1.1 is Here

I’m pleased to announce that the 3MF Consortium has released its first update to the 3MF Core Specification.  Available for download here. Version 1.1 is the latest proof of the 3MF Consortium’s commitment to defining [...]

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