Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Did You See - Autodesk (AutoCAD) bought Netfabb...

NetFabb Acquired By AutoCAD
Received an e-mail today from Autodesk telling me  Netfabb has been acquired by them. They may have announced it in September. I don't recall seeing anything, perhaps I was not paying attention to Autodesk, though I can say I don't read PRNewswire every day either for company news releases.

Netfabb is a really cool tool for viewing and just as importantly correcting issues with STL files. Easy, quick and intuitive to use.

This was especially appreciated as my print machine was a Windows XP machine that was not the latest specifcation.

It will be interesting to see how Autodesk intend to proceed with the products direction. Now maybe time to archive that older revision...

Early NetFabb screen shot

Friday, 29 January 2016

Interesting Printer Project...

I came across this article on a 3D printer, by an Australian student, constructed as part of his
EEVblog 3D printer article
qualifications. The blog is usually presented by the person behind the camera, David. In this video he acts as interviewer. The design looks at a variety of number of 3D printing technical issues and comes together packaged in a space age protective bubble.