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3D Printing

3D Printing - A Step Towards the Future

3D Printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing, is the printing/manufacturing of 3D objects, anywhere as small as living cells or as large as a building. Whether done at a large industrial corporate level or at individual consumer/hobbyist level, 3D Printing offers a host of benefits that traditional manufacturing methods (or prototyping) simply cannot provide:

  • Speed & Affordability – At a large-scale manufacturing level, companies enjoy savings, both when it comes to speed and to money.
  • Customizable – 3D printing processes allow for mass customization — the ability to personalize products according to individual needs and requirements.
  • Complexity – Today’s 3D printers allow for printing of incredibly complex designs; designs that couldn't be produced by "traditional" manufacturing methods. These complex designs run from those used in aerospace to artistic models. An added benefit of complex designs could be the creation of lighter and stronger products, thereby resulting in a smaller carbon footprint than with traditionally manufactured products.
  • Less Wasteful & More Energy-Efficient – In traditional manufacturing (subtractive manufacturing processes like milling, lathing, and cutting), much of the material is cut away and not used. Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) eliminates most of that waste and requires less energy to produce. Additionally, 3D printing holds the promise of fulfilling a local manufacturing model, where products are produced on demand in the place where they are needed — eliminating huge inventories and unsustainable logistics for shipping high volumes of products around the world.
  • New Business Models – 3D printing has spawned a new on-demand manufacturing industry. Online stores allow you to upload your 3D model, or choose from pre-created models, choose your colors and materials, and then have the printed models delivered to you.

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IMSI Products for 3D Printing

Wondering what IMSI products are the most suitable for 3D Printing? Here are a few suggestions.

TurboCAD® Pro Platinum - Premium, Professional 2D/3D CAD Software

TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017

In Stock: 300


Product Info

TurboCAD Pro Platinum is our top-of-the-line, professional 2D/3D CAD application. Access a powerful drafting palette, ACIS® solid modeling, premium photorealistic rendering, advanced architectural and mechanical toolsets, AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface options, and extensive file support.


Affordable, Professional 2D/3D CAD Software
TurboCAD Pro Platinum is a brilliant collection of professional 2D/3D CAD tools to design, modify, present, and document in an integrated fashion.  An optional AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface with command line and dynamic input cursor helps professionals already familiar with AutoCAD easily get up to speed.   Advanced technology—a powerful drafting palette, D-Cube constraints, and ACIS® engine —enhance productivity.  Advanced architectural and mechanical design tools add even greater flexibility and control, while superior rendering controls produce powerful presentations.  Plus TurboCAD Pro Platinum is programmable and supports over 40 file formats including .DWG, .DXF, .SKP, 3D .PDF, and .STL for 3D printing.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Easy to Learn and Use with set up wizards, context-sensitive help, snaps, alignment aids, and handle-based editing.
  • AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface option with command line and dynamic input cursor.
  • Complete 2D/3D Design Tools for drafting, modeling, modifying, dimensioning and annotation.
  • Surface Modeling Tools like 2D/3D Booleans, extrude, revolve, sweeps, & more.
  • ACIS® 3D Solid Modeling and Advanced Mechanical Design tools to create complex 3D objects.
  • Professional Part Tree that can act like a selective Undo/Redo for all your 2D/3D operations.
  • Powerful Drafting Palette that creates associative sections and cut planes.
  • Advanced Architectural Tools including a greater range of parametric architectural objects, style manager, and IFC support.
  • Superior Photorealistic Rendering, materials, and lighting to create powerful presentations.
  • Dozens of Productivity Tools such as PDF underlay and ePack with New Intelligent File Send.
  • 2D Geometric and Dimension Constraints.
  • Database Connectivity with Customizable Reporting.
  • Point Cloud Support.
  • Programmable with Ruby Scripting or Software Development Kit to create routines, features, & more.
  • Over 40 industry standard CAD & graphic file formats supported to share your work.
  • New Import of TurboApp files from mobile devices.
  • Over 50 new and improved features!


Flexible Licensing Options

Choose from either an annual subscription or a full permanent license.  Network licenses are also available.  Call 1.800.833.8082 or click “contact me” below for help with pre-sales questions.  


3D Printing illustration courtesy of Steve Goldberg (www.sgedesignsinc.com). 3D model (left) created in TurboCAD Pro Platinum.