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Published 18 September 2014
Posted by Tanya Weaver
Earlier this year, Autodesk revealed that it would be launching its open 3D printing software platform called Spark alongside its own 3D printer.
Lesser known on UK shores, BobCAD-CAM is, as the name suggests, a CAD/CAM CNC machining software for manufacturing businesses, and has now released its latest v27 edition.
Ranging from 2.5 axis to 3, 4 and full 5 axis simultaneous CNC machining the latest edition is aiming to streamline the process of selecting tools, materials and cutting strategies, producing the numeric code that the machine requires to actually machine the part fast.
In addition to CAM machining enhancements, the v27 software has received a major overhaul for its CAD functionality, adding a new CAD Solid Action Tree that allows users to modify any step of their solid creation.
Dremel, the producer of the much beloved Multitool drill/polisher/whizzing thing, is now selling its first 3D printer - the Idea Builder.
On firsts glance it appears to be a standard desktop FDM dressed up as a child’s cupcake oven, yet Home Depot, Amazon and Canadian Tire have jumped at the exclusive sales rights, selling it at $999.
However, the tool company suggests that this is more than a one-off product, forming a partnership with Autodesk to help provide free print-ready 3D models and online design tools.
Belgium’s giant 3D printing software and bureau service provider Materialise is adding scanning and measurement services to its repertoire.
The Leuven-based company already boasts a design and engineering team supported by over 100 3D printing machines of all sizes, specialists for every technology, and a battery of software developers, with scanning now giving it “the complete solution”.
With the addition of a scanning and measurement service, the team aims to offer additional possibilities for quality control, reverse engineering and scan for 3D Printing.