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If there’s one threat I’ve always given when being kicked repeatedly in the lung sacks, it’s “If you kick me one more time! I will open my steampunk spectacle! After which you will incur the wrath of 5000 hungry steampunk ladybugs! That willst shoot from my steampunk face orb! Engulf your body! And commence dismantling…

Who doesn’t love a kinetic sculpture? If I was an inanimate object, my one dream you ask? To be made into a kinetic sculpture of some sort. Preferably one that is cool, mesmerizing and makes people question their sanity. One like this simple, and quite beautiful, kinetic sculpture modeled by GrabCAD user trinityscsp.

I was sipping a hot coffee and Ding! An email from GrabCAD pops into my email this morning. A very unexpected email. “I have some great news – Workbench is now free!” Hardi Meybaum, CEO of GrabCAD says in the email. Workbench is GrabCAD’s highly rated, browser-based model management and collaboration software that was selling…

We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where low-cost paper microscopes will allow for fast and affordable testing for diseases in developing nations, a world where Oreo cookies are 3D printed in colors based on Twitter conversations…how do we find the next ‘big…

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…

148 brains have been drained of their futuristic spacecraft-inventing potential over the last month. Who is to blame? Makerbot and GrabCAD. The Makerbot Replicator 2 Design Challenge just finished up at GrabCAD and the winners have been selected. The challenge was to create a 2040 vehicle design. Most of the entries are fabulous designs and…

So, you have an idea for a helmet. Not just any helmet though. A helmet that makes all existing helmets look totally lame by comparison. You want to bring a design team together–collaborate on it, create different versions, share files, renderings and thoughts about how to pummel any other would-be helmet maker. GrabCAD has revamped…

Some people call it a car. I call it pure awesomeness wrapped in a shell of pure awesomeness. It’s a Bugatti Veyron. And since it’s the most expensive car of modern history, it may be slightly challenging to even gaze upon it’s sleek frontal area or run your fingers along it’s hydraulic-powered rear spoiler. Chin…

You may have thought it, you may have sensed it, you may have felt it rub up against your ear and frighten you slightly. GrabCAD has closed another round of funding. This time, the 3D model-pumpin’ engineering community means million dollar business. Filling the roster of investment firms, they have Matrix Partners, Atlas Venture and…

How about this? Instead of thinking about launching a set of concrete balls through the air, knocking down your cubicle walls and shattering every window around you, put it into action Goldberg style. Scott Bruins, a member of the GrabCAD elite, has put the project into effect. The idea? Build the world’s largest community built…

Are you ready? Really, you may want to cancel the cheese squeezing party you’ve been planning and instead plan on squeezing out some extraordinary 3D models. There is but one reason for this. You have till Friday, November 26th to submit your model for the GrabCAD 3D Printing Challenge. It couldn’t be more simple either.…