Scale Model of EcoHome Becomes More Affordable with 3D Printing

Until very recently, creating architectural scale models was both time consuming and expensive. Most scale models created were of larger, nonresidential projects as residential clients of architectural firms typically don’t have the budgets that would allow for “extras” like scale models. That means that clients building homes relied on blueprints, artists’ renderings in 2D and, more recently, 3D renders and 3D model walk-throughs to help them visualize their dream homes. Continue reading “Scale Model of EcoHome Becomes More Affordable with 3D Printing”

MakerBot Adds 3D Printable Curriculum Content to Thingiverse for Teachers

 

MakerBot is often known for its futuristic 3D printing technology that unleashes creativity. But today, MakerBot is taking a step back in time to the period of 2470 BC and is providing students a glimpse of ancient civilization through a unique 3D model of the Great Pyramid of Giza through its MakerBot Academy educational initiative. Continue reading “MakerBot Adds 3D Printable Curriculum Content to Thingiverse for Teachers”

Microsoft Releases 3D Builder App for Windows 8.1 — A Building Base for Easy 3D Printing

After integrating native 3D-printing support into Windows 8.1 and partnering with Stratasys-owned Makerbot to sell Replicators in Microsoft stores, Microsoft has released its first 3D printing app for Windows 8.1. 3D Builder appears to be a user-friendly interface for printing objects from your Windows device, essentially a Microsoft solution for making use of the native 3D printing capabilities of the OS. Continue reading “Microsoft Releases 3D Builder App for Windows 8.1 — A Building Base for Easy 3D Printing”