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Expected to begin shipping in early 2015 at an estimated cost of $5995, Autodesk’s Ember 3D Printer is almost ready to be launched into design studios, workshops, schools and other facilities who are looking to be involved with the software giant’s Spark open platform for 3D printing. Along with the Ember printer, the Spark open…

Hot off the heels of another successful Autodesk University, Autodesk announced today that they are in the process of building a Pier 9-like workshop for fostering innovation in the Boston area. The planned facility’s location, which is slated to house around 27,000 square feet of design space and manufacturing equipment, is still yet to be…

Grunt, squeeze and pop that 3D printed champagne cork. Yesterday, at Autodesk University, the software company that serves manufacturing, architectural and the media and entertainment industries pushed further into additive manufacturing with three announcements. Autodesk has formally launched the Spark Platform, along with a Printer, a Fund and a strategic partnership with 3D print industry…

Since it was developed by a post-grad student in Kilkenny, Ireland–Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh–Sugru has been an indispensable tool for those looking to apply quick fixes to industrial design problems ranging from weak iPhone cords to sharp edges and protective bumpers. The substance, which came out of Ní Dhulchaointigh’s goal of enabling people “to easily and…

You have to hand it to the Japanese who are making art out of drinking your daily dose of tipple. *hic* Suntory Whiskey is a brand that is urging all to enjoy whiskey in a more innovative way. Their “3D on the Rocks” campaign suggests that you savor your whiskey with beautiful ice sculptures, forged…

Color us impressed. Reddit user ‘bcmanucd’ has just shared his process on the trending /r/DIY subreddit of creating a time trial bike for his wife using his university’s engineering shop. While it’s unclear what his design or engineering background is, one thing is for certain: the dude can build a pretty impressive bike! Here he…

If you have been with us, tracking the growth of Autodesk’s cloud-based CAD platform Fusion 360, we have some more good news for you. After the last update that brought KeyShot rendering, almost seven months ago, the new addition bring crispy CAM capabilities. Calling it an entrepreneurs’ single stop for all product design and manufacturing…

We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where indie rock bands can offer on-demand 3D printable band merchandise for their fans, a world where high-quality makeup can be manufactured in one’s home…how do we find the next ‘big’ thing? MakerGalaxy is a show…

We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where we can interact with empty space, a world where we can 3D print our own shower curtain rings and bionic ears, a world where we’ll be sending people to space for vacation, how do we…

Today I received a friendly email from my local SolidWorks VAR, ending with a gentle nudge: “****THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD FOR DECEMBER RENEWALS, ANY DECEMBER RENEWAL RECEIVED AFTER DECEMBER 31ST WILL AUTOMATICALLY INCUR A REINSTALLATION FEE – NO EXCEPTIONS.” Ahhh, the sweet taste of extortion in the morning. SolidWorks 2014 is upon us, friends,…

We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where we can interact with empty space, a world where we can 3D print our own shower curtain rings and bionic ears, a world where we’ll be sending people to space for vacation, how do we…

Both Autodesk and GrabCAD have made some exciting announcements this week with Autodesk’s Fusion 360 launch on Tuesday and GrabCAD’s new Workbench which will allow even more powerful sharing features the CAD community. We had a chance to sit down with GrabCAD CEO Hardi Maybaum and Autodesk’s Director of Mechanical Design Products Prabakar Murugappan. So…

Hold on tight to your filament reels and don your Maker goggles. The Wall Street Journal has reported that MakerBot has been in acquisition talks with unnamed suitors, according to their sources. Who could it be? Stratasys could benefit from the acquisition and offer printers similar to their Mojo line for the Indie Maker crowd…

Wondering how the future of cloud-based 3D CAD is developing? More and more services are coming online with cloud-based offerings and Autodesk is certainly leading the way in both offloading processing for simulation and having complete access to your software and data via a web connection–it’s the whole anytime, anywhere scenario and they just announced…

Just after Sandboxr was scheduled to launch their own creature creator app February 1st, Autodesk has sprouted another tentacle from its 123D app portfolio and introduced Autodesk 123D Creature. Yes, you can model your own creature in the discomfort of an office chair during a meeting, but guess what? You can also send it off…

As if 2013 couldn’t get any better folks, EngineerVsDesigner is BACK! Yes we caught a few fishes but mainly we slayed the dragons and drank hot toddies. Now that we’re back, it’s time to get the party started with an individual who not only resides over his wood shop with magical powers but is also…

Today, Autodesk continued the sizzle following their FormIt release at Autodesk University, announcing the “first and primary” application of T-Splines tech in the Autodesk product line, Autodesk Fusion 360. As you may gather, this new product is part of the cloud-based Autodesk 360 product line that includes Simluation, PLM and BIM. Design was the major…

Today, the biggest news for CAD/CAM in years happened. Autodesk announced it has acquired HSMWorks. That Autodesk acquired another company isn’t surprising. What is surprising is this–HSMWorks is a CAM Solution for SolidWorks. If you use it, you also know it’s the best integrated CAM solution for SolidWorks. Obviously, Autodesk sees this, loves this, wants…

Autodesk is pushing its globulous mass (I mean that in a nice way) into every corner of everything that has anything to do with creating–Engineering, Architecture, Manufacturing, Media and the community-minded machine of fabbers, modders and tweak-freaks. They delivered their 123D software to make it all so much easier, but as Wired reports, the software…

I have long been wondering who would sink their teeth into the succulent cad-driven tissue of Inforbix. Today, that happened. Autodesk announced earlier this morning that they have “acquired certain assets of Inforbix, LLC.” Inforbix produces product data applications with their main web-based product focus on visualizing your data wherever it is located from anywhere…

Do you have a soft spot for hardcore hacks, fanatical fabrication, robots, steampunk and funnel cakes? Do we even need to ask? It’s exactly why we were at this year’s Bay Area 2012 Maker Faire featuring all of that and a mass of 3D printers, tons of guest speakers, Tesla coils set to music and…

It has been sad and somewhat awkward times with the camera-enabled iPad. Left to nothing but holding up the massive tablet to capture the memories of your great-aunt’s 90th birthday or facetiming with your friends from the hospital bed after that near-fatal fence-jumping accident. Now, you can capture that and so much more, then turn…

You’ve likely been gnawing the multi-touch off your Magic Mouse in anticipation of it, but no longer. Autodesk Inventor Fusion is now available for the Mac. You can download it from Autodesk Labs immediately and you don’t even need Autodesk Inventor installed to run it. If you’ve used Autodesk Inventor Fusion on Windows, you’ll notice…