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Bringing Startup to Silicon Valley for the 10th Annual TechCrunch Awards

Congratulations to winners of the 10th annual TechCrunch Crunchies awards in San Francisco, February 6th at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco!

Automated delivery company Otto walked away with the top honors in the ‘Startup of the Year’ category for their automated driving solution for truck drivers in particular, and has led to being acquired by the Uber development team. showcased in the Startup Alley section of the show, showcasing the best winners at the TechCrunch Disrupt events in New York City, San Francisco, and London throughout the year. These startups blew our mind with their clever solutions for […]

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The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, CA on February 8, 2016. Photo by Max Morse for TechCrunch

Showing off to Silicon Valley at TechCrunch’s 10th annual Crunchies Awards in San Francisco

Press Release available here: is accepting TechCrunch’s invitation to showcase at the 10th annual Crunchie awards in San Francisco, an awards ceremony that highlight the best in tech startups. SpaceX, artificial intelligence company Viv, and Pokemon Go developers Niantic are just a few of the attendees we look forward to rubbing shoulders with.

Invitations to this event follow our win of the popular vote at TechCrunch Disrupt event in New York City this summer, garnering us the Wildcard award in the Startup Battlefield. We’ll be highlighted in the ‘Best of Startup Alley’ section at the Crunchies.

TechCrunch CADai

We’re doubly excited this time […]

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MakeXYZ Puts the API to the Test

One of the great things about the platform is the choice it offers the clients it serves.

We recently brought on-board the big 3D printing service MakeXYZ, and they consider our API a fair investment because we saved them a lot of time and effort.

MakeXYZ still has a unified business platform of their own, but using some of the tools available through they were able to fill some of the holes in the features they offer. They also used to get ahead of competitors with powerful tools to replace MakeXYZ tools which may have become outdated, since […]

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cad-ai-viewer-snapshot steps up as Autodesk halts Forge 3D Printing API for developers

As Autodesk is putting the brakes January 15th on development of its Forge Application Program Interface (API) for 3D printing in favor of other projects, meaning developers will only be able to drop into websites and apps tools for 3D modeling & printing that will be slow, old, and offer you less control.

Developers will be happy to hear that is stepping up to save the day with smart 3D printing & CAD! is smart 3D for end-to-end additive manufacturing, and includes tools for:

Product design & industrial design
3D printing
3D models
Architecture design

Through an Application Program Interface (API) built for innovation you will have access to smart tools to save you time […]

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New Tech Company Launches Robust SaaS-based API for CAD / CAM Industry

Smart APIs to Disrupt Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing Industries

Autodesk and 3D Systems should be afraid. is a small but mighty tech company, offering a SaaS-based API for computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing industries that is crushing competitors with the latest, most powerful features.

Packaged as a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, this 10-employee Ogdensburg, NY-based company has introduced a “developers-first” API into the market.

The APIs are targeted at companies that use or want to add CAD/CAM features but lack time to develop an in-house solution. The opportunities are endless when it comes to building new products, services, apps and […]

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CAD Model Thumbnails API

CAD Model Thumbnails API Review

As your collection of CAD files grows, difficulties set in with managing a directory of 3D models. I becomes harder to find the file you were looking for. Not only that, finding software that will generate a preview of a 3D model can be a challenge.

I’ve seen it over and over on forums:

“This program claims it will generate a thumbnail, but I could never get it to work…”

Seeing a gap, we decided to create software that does exactly that and you can access it through’s Thumbnails API. This API will create 2D images of your 3D models for your previewing […]

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CAD Model Editor API

CAD Model Editor API Review

In previous posts I wrote about APIs designed to convert, repair, and extract parameters from a CAD file. But what about changing the 3D model itself – the geometry, look, and function of the CAD design?

According to surveys of over 7,000 manufacturers, 50% of people experience challenges importing models from other CAD tools. When models can’t be imported, engineers and designers are forced to recreate them from scratch, which can be a slow and tedious process. Even when they are able to import models, 60% of people find modifying them to be a challenge.

This is where’s newest API, the […]

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Additive Manufacturing API

Additive Manufacturing API Review

Additive Manufacturing API

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), gives you the opportunity to build 3D objects and perfectly control how they look, feel, and work for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing – not to mention you get your product way faster.

If you are looking for the best prices from the best 3D printing services, we can help.’s Additive Manufacturing API can help compare vendors and materials to get the best prices.

For vendors wanting to offer instant quotes to their customers, the’s Additive Manufacturing API is also the right solution for you.


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3D Printing Materials API

3D-Printing Materials API Review

3D-Printing Materials API

Materials accessible through 3D printing have made considerable progress since the technology took off. Today, you’re free to choose from a wide assortment of materials and material types. When it comes to 3D printing there are so many materials you can choose so it is often tough to decide the right one.’s 3D-Printing Materials API helps guide you through searching and choosing from the huge list of materials available in categories like Plastics, Metals, Ceramics, Resins, Castables/Wax, Elastics, Sandstone, and more.


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