Friday, 20 March 2015 11:23

Canadian firm set to launch 3D modelling tool


A company that created the first printable "open source" hydroponics system is set to launch a 3D modelling tool later this year.

3Dponics, which is based in Ottawa, will launch, a media release from the company said, adding that the application could be used to upload and modify any static digital files from Thingiverse (or any other file-sharing marketplace).

Users can also create 3D objects from scratch using the shapes and structures in the app's Library of Shapes. is aimed at the mass consumer market and is an extension of the original 3Dponics Customiser, an application that can be used to create custom parts for indoor gardens. The applications are available for iOS, OS X, Android, Windows, and Windows Phone and will work in any standards-compliant browser.

The chief executive of 3DPonics, Michael Golubev, expressed confidence that would help to make 3D printing a mainstream activity.

The company is looking for beta testers for the application. Individuals or companies who are interested can contact Golubev.


Did you know: 1 in 10 mobile services in Australia use an MVNO, as more consumers are turning away from the big 3 providers?

The Australian mobile landscape is changing, and you can take advantage of it.

Any business can grow its brand (and revenue) by adding mobile services to their product range.

From telcos to supermarkets, see who’s found success and learn how they did it in the free report ‘Rise of the MVNOs’.

This free report shows you how to become a successful MVNO:

· Track recent MVNO market trends
· See who’s found success with mobile
· Find out the secret to how they did it
· Learn how to launch your own MVNO service


Sam Varghese

website statistics

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.



Recent Comments