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How to Use Supports

Printing parts with overhangs, arches, or shallow angles can be challenging. Supports make printing these geometries possible and your imagination a reality.

5 Simple Steps to a Perfect First Layer

As the foundation for the entire 3D print, the first layer has a big job to do. Even experienced 3D printer users know how challenging it is to get the first layer right.

Stronger Web Infrastructure Key to Future Growth

Launching our largest infrastructure update yet, paving the way for a generation of advancements that our customers will benefit from for years to come.

3D Printing Assistive Devices for People with Disabilities

Access 3D Services is a rapid prototyping and engineering firm that uses Simplify3D and additive manufacturing to empower people with disabilities.

Lessons From the Field – 3D Printed Ear Savers

3D printed tension relief bands help to alleviate headaches and behind the ear chafing and blisters.

Lessons From the Field – 3D Printed Door Openers

Door handles are some of the most commonly touched surfaces you encounter in your daily life.

Lessons from the field – 3D Printed Respirators

Respirators are hard-shell devices with an industry-rated filtration medium that removes harmful particles from the air.

Lessons From the Field – 3D Printed Face Masks

In the fight against COVID-19, everyone has been encouraged to use a face mask to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus.

Lessons From the Field – 3D Printed Face Shields

We are proud to see the Additive Manufacturing community stepping up and solving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages with innovative solutions.

The World Fights COVID-19 with 3D Printing

3D printing is providing a critical lifeline for healthcare institutions allowing customized replacement parts to be produced at a moment’s notice.

The Business of 3D Printing Furniture

Model No. Furniture is disrupting the interior design industry with 3D printed, customizable furniture at the same price as pre-made furniture.

Engineering the Future of Racing

Engineer Michael Caroscio uses 3D printing to rapidly prototype, test, and produce custom engine parts for the Australian National Drag Racing Series.

Special Effects Design with Simplify3D

Todd Debreceni, a makeup and special effects artist, uses 3D printing to create creatures, masks, and other special effects that bring characters to life on stage.

Engaging Students with New Makerspace Program

Nucor Detailing Center invests in the second year of a new educational outreach program that introduces 3D printing technology to junior high students.

3D Printing Life-Size Models with CADzilla

Australian model making company, Studio Kite, utilizes 3D printing to develop full-scale sets, props, and prototypes for their clients in film and advertising.

Restoring Museum Relics with 3D Printing

Archeologist Néstor Marqués is on the cutting edge of restoration, using 3D printing technology as a way to help people interact with ancient history.

3D Printing and the Designing Artist

Artists and designers have embraced 3D printing as a new medium for creating u…

3DPros Delivers Cost-Saving Solutions for Rapid Prototypes

Today’s demand for rapid prototyping challenges 3D printing service bureaus t…

Tactile Math: Teaching Advanced Mathematics with 3D Printing

Emerging technologies are creating avenues for teachers to go beyond tradition…

Simplify3D Print of the Week – Best of 2018

Our Simplify3D community members continually amaze us with the 3D projects the…

Simplify3D Version 4.1 Adds New Multi-Extrusion Capabilities, Process Customization, and More

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of Simplify3D Version 4.1. Thi…

Simplify3D and FlashForge Partner to Deliver Professional 3D Printing Package

Simplify3D is proud to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Fl…

Simplify3D Launches Ultimate 3D Printing Materials Guide

The last few years have seen an explosion of new materials for 3D printing app…

Simplify3D and Dremel Announce Partnership to Enhance Capabilities of Dremel DigiLab 3D Printers

Simplify3D and Dremel today announced a partnership between the companies to e…

Bringing Architectural Designs to Life with 3D Printing

Faulkner Industrial brings the digital world of architectural design to life w…

Simplify3D Version 4.0 Print Contest

With the release of Simplify3D Version 4.0 comes many new software features th…

Simplify3D Version 4.0 Adds New Capabilities and Improved Quality

We’re extremely excited to announce Simplify3D Version 4.0! As our company en…

May the 4th Be With You: Super User 3D Prints Star Destroyer

Simplify3D super user Sander van der Velden has completed a 3D printing maste…

3DLabPrint Takes To The Skies With Successful Plane-Printing Model

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning can be 3D printed from your home 3DLabPrint is giv…

Lauren Angers Highlights 3D Printing Opportunities for Women in STEM

Enormous progress has been made since the first International Women’s Day in …

Grandpa’s 3D Printed Tree House

Our favorite 3D printing grandparents, Chris and Janet Knowlton, are back with…

3D Printing the Curta Calculator: Recreating A Historic Marvel

Marcus Wu has always been a builder looking for a challenge. With just over a …

3D Printed Movie Magic from 3dFactory

3dFactory is dynamic, energetic proof that the 3D printing industry is a globa…

2016 Year in Review

2016 was another great year for 3D printing. While industry numbers for 2016 …

3D Printing Community Celebrates Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The world is breathlessly awaiting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set to release…

Simplify3D Adds Multi-Language Support

3D printing is a global phenomenon! The team at Simplify3D is excited to be …

How 3D Printing is Helping to Advance Scientific Research

3D printing has been a catalyst for advances in medicine, such as with prosthe…

Boost Your Pokémon Go Skills Through 3D Printing

There is no denying the effect that Pokémon Go has generated a massive impact…

Version 3.1 and Printer Compatibility Tool

Version 3.1 of Simplify3D continues to unlock the full potential of 3D printer…

More Efficient Industrial Design Through 3D Printing

Meet Rob Dahm, Industrial Designer. Originally from the Northeast, Rob receive…

3D Printed Tribute to Formula One Icon, Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna, one of the most influential and skilled drivers to grace Formula…

3D Printed Hand Gives 10-yr-old Boy New Powers

Peyton Andry was born with symbrachydactyly, a condition that caused the finge…

3D Printed Aviary Takes Flight with Simplify3D

Anyone who has ever created their own design knows the thrill of seeing their …

Improve 3D Print Quality by Preventing Those Pesky Blobs!

You’ve waited hours for your 3D print to finish. Finally, the extruder s…

Tricks for Getting Prints to Stick

You can’t build a solid house on a shaky foundation, and you can’t build a …

3D Print Your Own BB-8 from "The Force Awakens"

This is the droid you’re looking for! A group of dedicated fans have r…

Oakwood School Goes Full STEAM Ahead with Simplify3D and Printrbot

New technology, growing minds, and students helping other students — all…

New Guide Makes It Easy for Anyone to Improve Their 3D Print Quality

Any 3D printing enthusiast will tell you that creating a high quality 3D print…

The Rocket that Grandpa Built

Chris Knowlton would easily win in a “Coolest Grandpa of the Year” competiti…

Simplify3D Travels the Globe to Deliver Expanded Compatibility

A few weeks after Simplify3D’s massive Version 3.0 release, we have yet again…

Learning is Easy with our New Video Series!

Simplify3D has launched a New Video Series that will help you explore features…

A Cool Print for a Good Cause

Joel Telling, YouTube’s 3D Printing Nerd, knows how to seize an opportunity! …

Simplify3D Keyboard Shortcuts Guide

Simplify3D provides keyboard shortcuts that make the software quicker and easi…

Simplify3D Announces Version 3.0 of Universal 3D Printing Software

As part of our commitment to universal software platform for 3D printing, Si…

User Spotlight: Joel Telling

Joel Telling, Simplify3D user and YouTube’s 3D Printing Nerd, became a coffe…

User Spotlight: Gustavo Canales

Gustavo Canales of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, has created an amazing print of R2-D2…

FlashForge USA Partnership

Simplify3D® is excited to announce a new partnership with FlashForge USA, bri…

Tumaker Launches the Voladora V3 3D Printer with Simplify3D Software

Simplify3D® is pleased to announce our partnership with Spanish company Tum…

User Spotlight: Mike Balzer

3D printing guru Mike Balzer and his wife Pamela are a dynamically resourceful…

User Spotlight: Bo Nørgaard

Simplify3D power user, Bo Nørgaard, recently created a spectacular human-size…

Get your calipers! New update brings quality and accuracy improvements

Our latest software update adds compatibility for several new printers and int…

Simplify3D V2.2 Release

The V2.2 release of Simplify3D Software is full of new features that help impr…

STEM Girls Rule

Simplify3D compresses the time for Nerinx High School STEM students to transit…

Restoring Excellence

Jim Caruso, also known on the Simplify3D forum as JimC, has taken restoratio…

Trick or Treat – Why Not Both?

Today you’re in for a treat, and we’re not trying to trick you! Just …

Mom, look at my Raptor Hand!

Kids these days. Always growing and needing new things. Overnight, their pants…

New ZYYX Partnership

Simplify3D™ is excited to announce a new partnership with Magicfirm Europe, …

Swimming with Buttercup

Ducks don’t exhibit emotion, right? So why is Buttercup flapping up a s…

Mastering a 36-hour Print

Ken Carrier recently completed a design for a new small engine that increases…

New Cyrus Partnership

Simplify3D™ is excited to announce a new partnership with Cyrus 3D printers …

Alina’s challenge

Isn’t it fascinating when a new user sees something that’s been …

Massive Build Plates for Hunley and Hubble

Don Foley’s reputation as a master illustrator and visual journalist is well …

$50 3D-Printed “e-NABLE Hand” Wins Hands-down

Jeremy Simon is one of those guys who researches and tinkers until he gets it …

One Lucky Ducky

More than 800,000 people have viewed the 2013 YouTube video of Buttercup the D…

The Heart of the Matter

Tim Gornet and his team (University of Louisville Rapid Prototyping Center) m…

Simplify3D V2.0 Release

The V2.0 release of Simplify3D Software (formerly called “Creator”…

New Leapfrog Partnership

Simplify3D™ is excited to announce a new partnership with Leapfrog (Netherlan…

Simplify3D Co-sponsors Innovative Design Lab at Chicago’s SAIC

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is accelerating the way stud…

New MakerGear Partnership

We are proud to announce a new partnership with MakerGear LLC, the father of P…