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STL Repair – 15 Best Software Tools to Repair STL Files

Your 3D model isn't printable? Here are the best STL repair software tools for fixing STL files, plus tips on how to repair STL files.

Standard Tessellation Language
STL File Format for 3D Printing – Simply Explained

What is an STL file? What is it good for? How does it work? We simply explain the STL file format for 3D printing in depth.

All good things come in threes
Cura 3.0 Brings Shiny UI, Fractal Infill Patterns, and 3rd Party Plugins

Ultimaker has released Cura 3.0, the newest version of its free slicer software. Find out if it is indeed the next big step for 3D printing.

Make 3D Free!
22 Best Free 3D Modeling Software Tools (3D Design Software)

Looking for free 3D modeling software? Here's a compilation of the best free 3D design software tools available right now for 3D CAD.

Bring Bleeding Edge Tech To The Masses
How to Make Augmented Reality Apps, Games & More

Augmented reality apps attract much attention. We review the best software that will help you create your own custom AR apps and games.

Strike a Pose!
20 Best 3D Animation Software Tools (Some are Free)

Learn how to get started with 3D animation software and bring your 3D models to life in animated movies and games!

Updated: 3D Slash 2.0
3D Slash Review: 3D Modeling Made Super Easy

3D Slash proves that 3D modeling doesn't need to be rocket science. V2.0 is even easier to use. For more details, read this 3D Slash review.

Tips and Tricks
3D Slicer Settings for Beginners – 8 Things You Need to Know

Learn about best practices for 3D slicer settings in this guest post from 3D printing community Pinshape. Slice like a champ and get better prints!

Did we mention it’s free?
Free PotterDraw Software Lets you Design Vases In No Time

Sometimes you need a specialist to get the job done. So if you want to design or visualize cylindrical shapes in no time, there’s PotterDraw.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Steps Down As Company Undergoes Major Transition

The leading 3D design and engineering software firm Autodesk has announced the resignation of CEO and President Carl Bass.

GRAAAAARGH!
8 Epic 3D Printing Fails (and Why They Failed)

If at first you don't succeed, bash your head against a wall and scream in fury. Truly EPIC 3d printing fails from the ALL3DP family album.

SlimFill
MakerBot MinFill Offers Faster Prints With Less Filament

MakerBot has unveiled the new MinFill feature for MakerBot Print, enabling minimized infill for faster prints while using less material.

How About A Pixelated Game Of Thrones Cast?
Create 3D Objects With LeBlox App

If you want to build 3D objects in a Minecraft style, LeBlox offers an interesting approach. All you need is a smartphone and some time.

Photoshop for 3D Printing?
Foundry Software from MIT Easily Creates Multi-Material Prints

The new Foundry software developed by the CSAIL Lab at MIT makes it easy to manage 3D printing with multi-materials.

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Voxelizer Offers Experimental Image Mapping & Color Blending

ZMorph is experimenting with a way to print 2D images onto 3D prints using the ZMorph SX 2.0, DUAL PRO toolhead and Voxelizer software.