Tag Archives: Google I/O

Top 3D Printing Headlines Last Week: Kids, Stocks, Suitcases, Fab Labs

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A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from August 6 to August 12.

Monday, August 6

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Cubify Sent Us a 3D Printed Name Plate!

Cubify Google Name Plate on3dprinting

In June, we covered an exclusive story of 3D Systems’ Cubify division printing at Google I/O.

This week we received something special in the mail from Cubify: a custom 3D printed name plate featuring our very own brand “On 3D Printing”.

Thanks Cubify!

Top 10 Countdown: Most Popular 3D Printing Stories in June 2012

Peter Thiel 3D Printing

Here are the top 10 most popular stories On 3D Printing brought you in June 2012.

10. The Dutch combine 3D printing and textiles.

9. A review of 3D modeling software Tinkercad, SketchUp, and 123D.

8. People are wondering why Google sold 3D modeling business SketchUp.

7. Still popular: the Motley Fool reviews the 3D printing industry.

6. We exclusively covered 3D Systems’ Cubify at Google I/O 3D printing in San Francisco.

5. UP! 3D printer from China is a viable competitor to MakerBot and other.

4. You can be a superhero; your face 3D printed on a superhero action figure.

3. Facebook investor Peter Thiel backs 3D printing entrepreneur.

2.  Why 3D printing will be more fun than LEGO thanks to Minecraft.

1. 3D printing stock are hot and up over 180%! So was this article.


Thanks for reading in June!

Peter Thiel photo by thekenyeung used under Creative Commons license.

Autodesk Shows off 123D Catch Software and 3D Printing at Google I/O

Autodesk 123D at Google IO

At the Google I/O conference in San Francisco this week, 3D printing was a popular theme. We reported earlier about the 3D Systems Cubify team hosting a printing station. Also at the conference was the Autodesk 123D team.

They were showing off their design software called 123D Catch, software for your laptop or iPad that lets you import a series of photos of a physical object and create a precise 3D model from those photos. The software is powered by the cloud and takes about 10 to 15 minutes to produce a model. In the example they were showing, the team had taken 30 photos of a marble statue in a museum and the software created a rich 3D model that was ready to print.

Autodesk 123D Catch App

The Autodesk team was also printing objects on the MakerBot replicator.

Autodesk 123D MakerBot Google IO


Read more about Autodesk and 123D in our previous coverage.

Photos from Google I/O by on3dprinting.com.


Exclusive: Cubify by 3D Systems Prints at Google I/O and Launches API

Cubify by 3D Systems at Google I/O

Cubify by 3D systems hosted a 3D printing station at Google I/O in San Francisco this week. At this station, the 6,000+ Google I/O attendees could design their own custom 3D printed Nexus phone stand and print it off at the show.

Not only was the Cubify team educating people about 3D Printing, but also were announcing their public API to thousands of Android developers who might want to build a 3D printing app.

We took some photos of the team showing off some 3D printed goods, such as a belt, glove and tie.

Cubify 3D Printed Goods at Google IO

The Cube printers were on display in various colors, each working to print a custom Nexus phone stand for a lucky attendee.

Cube 3D Printer at Google IO

They also had some goods that were created on other 3D printers by 3D Systems, such as the guitar in this photo.

3D Printed Guitar by 3D Systems


Read more about 3D Systems and Cubify in our previous posts.

Photos by on3dprinting.com.