The Brittle Spear, Part I: A Disposable World

As the tip of a spear grows ever sharper, it also becomes more brittle.  Much has been said about planned obsolescence where companies engineer products to fail earlier than they…

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EOS, BASF, Kupol (and 3D Printing) Big Winners of the NFL Helmet Challenge

The NFL Helmet Challenge has, for a number of years, pitted the best and brightest minds in 3D printing against a deceptively simple problem, making better helmets. Head injuries have…

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3D Printed Respirator Masks Below N95 Standards, Says Virginia Tech Team

We’ve been cautious and careful about promoting 3D-printed COVID safety equipment here at 3DPrint.com. We talked about a general principle of first doing no harm and also discussed safety recommendations…

AM Ventures Impact Award Announced for Formnext 2020

A sister company to polymer and metals sintering leader EOS, AM Ventures is trying to find the next wave of firms that will fundamentally change the 3D printing industry. To…

3DPOD Episode 29: Phil Reeves, 3D Printing Consultant

Phil Reeves is a very knowledgeable 3D printing consultant with strong opinions. He’s spent over 25 years working in additive manufacturing and, in that time, has conducted many significant, groundbreaking…

REJOINT Uses EBM, Sensors & IoT Data for Patient-Specific Knee Surgery

REJOINT is an Italy-based medical device company specializing in Total Knee Arthroplasty operations that received 3 million Euro in EU Horizon 2030 funding in 2019. The firm is seeking US…

Peter Naftaliev Lecture Series on Learning on How to Go from 2D to 3D with Machine Learning

Peter Naftaliev is an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and consultant who is working in making 2D into 3D. Besides work for his company Abelians, he also publishes breakthrough research at…

Stratasys’ Abe Gladstone on GrabCAD’s 7 Million Members with 4 Million CAD Files

Thingiverse is an indispensable tool for many desktop 3D printing users today. This hasn’t stopped owner Stratasys from creating a very similar tool for engineers and business users. GrabCAD is…

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Affordable Aluminum 3D Printing with ValCUN’s Molten Metal Deposition

Whereas 3D printing has traditionally been used to make a lot of high-end parts in which weight saving and the texture or form make a high-value 3D-printed part worthwhile, lower…

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