Check out the Snappers Facial Rig for Maya, (also available for 3ds Max), featuring incredible detail and controls.
Digital Frontier's Alembic for 3ds Max
Digital Frontier add interoperability for Maya and 3ds Max with their free plug-in for exporting in Alembic format.
Demolition Master 1.5
Demolition Master is an advanced destruction tool for 3ds Max, with several improvements in version 1.5.
Freelancer artist John Martini has released Welder 1.0, a script for 3ds Max that creates welds between intersecting geometry.