October 31, 2019
Vector Textures 25D Toolpaths

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October 28, 2019
GrabCAD Print 1.35 is Live

The latest update in GrabCAD Print is live! This month's update offers even more exciting changes for Advanced FDM and Advanced PolyJet users, including improved notifications, new UV settings and more! GrabCAD Print 1.35 Highlights: Improved Notifications for PolyJet Job Manager Upgrade We’ve improved the behavior of both the Print button and the printer list […]

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October 28, 2019
zGlue: Giving Chip Creators More Flexibility and Speed-to-Market

While many new hardware products can be assembled from existing off-the-shelf integrated circuit, many new ideas benefit from – or require – new chips. Historically, getting into the new chip game has required a big budget. However, one company is changing this and bringing faster, affordable chip design and fabrication: zGlue. The zGlue Integration Platform […]

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September 25, 2019
How the 1950s Tilt Rotor Aircraft Led to 3D Technology We Use Today

The tilt rotor aircraft holds great promise for improving air travel in the future. Research efforts have begun in the early 1950s to produce an aircraft that could take-off, land, and hover like a helicopter -- but with the speed of an airplane. Why this would be awesome: The vertical take-off and landing eliminate long […]

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September 16, 2019
Nesting Guide General Topics

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September 13, 2019
Photo VCarve Toolpath Guide 25D Toolpaths

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September 13, 2019
Open Sign Getting Started

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September 13, 2019
The Best 3D Printing and Engineering Podcasts to Listen To

Podcasts are ‘in’. Whether it’s listening to them on the commute to work, at the gym, during the dog walk, in the kitchen while you’re cooking or even at your desk, podcasts are a brilliant way to glean new information or simply be entertained. In fact, podcasts have never been so popular as they are […]

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August 22, 2019
GrabCAD Print 1.33 is Live

The latest update in GrabCAD Print is live! This month's update offers even more exciting changes for Advanced FDM and Advanced PolyJet users. GrabCAD Print 1.33 Highlights: Access Some Advanced FDM Features While Preparing Your Tray You can now access Advanced FDM features like infill density, infill angle, body thickness, and when CAD files are […]

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August 22, 2019
In the labs with Tim Sway | Making a Sporktula | Vectric

Hey, my name’s Tim Sway and I’m going to show you how to make something that I’ve called the ‘Sporktula’. This is something that I invented because personally I love multi-tools and I wanted to bring some of that into the kitchen. A few years ago before I had CNC technology I made one of […]

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August 20, 2019
Fictiv: The Rapid Prototyping Solution Startups Love

We've talked about 3D printing your product prototype and how with the right team and software, you can do it yourself! However, when you need to mass produce your prototype, it's time to check out your options. Prototyping and manufacturing your new product are two key steps in the process of going from idea to […]

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August 16, 2019
SONOFF Wireless WiFi Smart Switch

Sonoff is an affordable ESP8266 based device that provides users with smart home control. It is a WiFi based wireless switch that can connect to a wide range of appliances. Sonoff transmits data to a cloud platform through the WiFi router, which enables users to remotely control all the connected appliances, via the mobile application […]

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August 16, 2019
In the Labs with Todd | Making a Beard Comb | Vectric

Even if you don’t have a beard, and I don’t, a wooden comb is a pretty neat project to make. When I saw one during a recent surf of the internet my first reaction was “NICE!” then I thought “Bet I could make one of those.” So this is my take on a wooden beard […]

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August 15, 2019
6 Million Members Series: Adam Snow

To celebrate our 6 million member milestone, we want to feature some of our most engaging and passionate members. For our final edition, we are recognizing Adam Snow. Adam has been a member since February 2013: "When I joined GrabCAD in 2013, I was terrible at rendering models," Adam explains. "But seeing the amazing images […]

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August 15, 2019
How 3D Printing Helps the U.S. Military

We often hear how numerous sectors of our world economy are using 3D printing in manufacturing and it's important to highlight that the military is quickly embracing 3D printing as well. All branches of the service are utilizing 3D printing in manifold ways to produce many different things in widely different applications. In fact, 3D […]

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August 9, 2019
How The GrabCAD Community Helps NASA Solve Tough Problems

Crowdsourcing allows participants to collaborate more, from basic tools like mailing lists and websites through platforms like StackSocial and uTest. Created in 2011, NASA CoECI included exploring crowdsourcing as one of its collaborative approaches. "Our CoECI works across all of NASA and all of the federal government to facilitate using crowdsourced challenges, particularly curated crowds," […]

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August 5, 2019
How 3D Printing Is Helping Arthritis Patients

3D printing is rapidly gaining a reputation as a tool to aid the medical community as well as the patients they treat. For people with arthritis and the physicians who treat them, 3D printing is gaining reputation as an efficient, precise, and cost-effective solution in many ways. An Aid for Orthotics One way that 3D […]

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July 26, 2019
What’s Influencing Today’s Trends In Manufacturing Technology?

Manufacturing is no longer simply about making physical items and transferring X from A to B. Changes in global consumer demand with more emphasis on customization, engagement, speed to market, quick delivery, coupled with modifications to the economics of production, and the shifting supply chain have all resulted in a fundamental shift in the way […]

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July 26, 2019
3D Printing Software: The Features You Need

Finding the right 3D printing software can be tricky and leave you wondering where to start when utilizing 3D printing for your business or personal needs. Companies and individuals have varying benchmarks, diverse perspectives and unique preferences when it comes to 3D printing software; it largely depends on the industry you are working within and […]

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July 23, 2019
6 Million Members Series: Fateh Merrad

We are so excited to be celebrating our 6 million member milestone. As a result, we wanted to feature some of our most engaging and passionate members. To start, we are recognizing Fateh Merrad. Fateh has been a member since May 2011! Over the years, Fateh has uploaded twenty models, four tutorials and has over […]

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July 19, 2019
In The Labs with David | Barley Twist Table - FREE ROTARY PROJECT | Vectric

This project is to demonstrate the rotary axis option in Vectric software, how to design and machine rotary axis artefacts. This table can be used as a plant stand, candle holder, Champagne bucket stand or as just an occasional table for the hallway. However, the layout and machining strategies used here would be similar when […]

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July 16, 2019
GrabCAD Community Reaches 6 Million Members!

We are so excited to announce that we have officially hit the 6 million members mark! We are the largest online community of professional designers, engineers, manufacturers and students. Our GrabCAD Community is so amazing. We love seeing how our members help each other by answering Group Questions, competing with each other in Challenges, and […]

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July 3, 2019
Introduction to Milestones

You are now able to tag a version as a Milestone, making it easier to identify and go back to if needed. You can create a Milestone either at the time of save, or afterwards, by selecting an older version to create the Milestone from. ►FREE TRIAL | https://autode.sk/2uLm8a6 ►SUBSCRIBE | https://autode.sk/2q61ZpD ►GET STARTED | […]

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July 3, 2019
What's New in the Manufacturing Workspace

The last update brought a number of great enhancements to the manufacturing workspace, including: -Section analysis -Import, export, and reset CAM parameter defaults -Right-click copy parameter names on operation dialogs -Check for occlusions in select same diameter for holes -And more! See the full what's new document for other details: June 27, 2019 Product Update […]

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July 2, 2019
360 LIVE: Creating In-Context Designs (part 3 of 3)

In this LiveStream, Brad will show how to create multiple parts "in-context" with each other. Learn how to create multiple parts into an assembly (part 3) Mark your calendars and subscribe to our channel to be notified when we go live! https://autode.sk/2CxAQTp ►SUBSCRIBE: https://autode.sk/2UvfzRh ►COMPARE: https://autode.sk/2HsSICc ►TRIAL: https://autode.sk/2CA9NqC Powered by WPeMatico

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July 2, 2019
360 LIVE: Creating In-Context Designs (part 2 of 3)

In this LiveStream, Brad will show how to create multiple parts "in-context" with each other. Learn how to create multiple parts into an assembly (part 2) Mark your calendars and subscribe to our channel to be notified when we go live! https://autode.sk/2CxAQTp ►SUBSCRIBE: https://autode.sk/2UvfzRh ►COMPARE: https://autode.sk/2HsSICc ►TRIAL: https://autode.sk/2CA9NqC Powered by WPeMatico

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June 30, 2019
3D Concrete Printing is Paving the Way for Future Construction Jobs

With increasing spotlight being directed on 3D printed infrastructure, 3D printed concrete is undoubtedly playing huge role within that revolution. According to a construction report by Visiongain, as of 2019, the 3D concrete printing market is now worth $27.8m. What’s more, other research suggests this figure is set to climb to $56.4m by 2021. The […]

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June 27, 2019
How 3D Printing Technology Has Influenced Storytelling

Up to the mid-1980s, the highest aspiration of many comic book artists was to stop working on the monthly superhero books and instead develop, or be hired to illustrate, a syndicated strip. Some artists, like Al Williamson (who illustrated the “Star Wars” strip) and Russ Manning (“Tarzan”), got a “gold star” and had their work […]

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June 27, 2019
#5: Dude, Where's My Hoverboard?

Dr Lucy, Bec and Harriet are back! The hosts of our 5-star-rated History Makers series return for The DesignSpark Podcast, exploring some of the hottest topics in tech through a mix of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches and foot-tapping songs. In episode 5 they're exploring the future of transport! Where are the hoverboards that we […]

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June 26, 2019
Weathervane Clock | Michael Tyler's FREE Project of the Month | Vectric

Here’s a new clock project that you can make over a weekend - the “Weathervane Country Clock”! I started with a Rooster model which is one of the included clipart items for Aspire and VCarve owners. It needed to be modified to suit the claw “clasping” the dome of the weathervane cardinal direction indicators. Download […]

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