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AddiFab & GEOSearch Partner to Automate Tooling Part Selection for 3D Printing

Danish company AddiFab manufactures a technology it refers to as Freeform Injection Molding with which you can inexpensively 3D print molds and other soft tooling. Just recently, the firm set…

Sandvik and BeamIT Bet Big on 3D Printing Superalloys and Aerospace

BeamIT is a leading Italian service bureau that is not only a large player, but also on the cutting edge of 3D printing technology. With a lot of aviation and…

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3D Scanner Buying Guide 2020

3D scanning is now an engrained business process in industry, architecture, quality assurance and reverse engineering. It is, however, quite a difficult process to master. Many different 3D scanning technologies…

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3DPOD Episode 35: Todd Grimm, T.A. Grimm & Associates

Todd Grimm has been working in AM and 3D Printing for 30 years. He has done a lot of work for Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), and is a frequent…

3DPOD Episode 34: Eric Pallarés, BCN3D and Professional Desktop 3D Printing

In this episode, Max and I spoke with Eric Pallarés of BCN3D. BCN3D is a Barcelona-based material extrusion 3D printing company. Having started on the desktop, BCN3D now is moving…

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2020 Industrial Polymer 3D Printer Buying Guide

Industrial 3D printers are those used by companies on the factory floor, generally for manufacturing end products. In a lot of cases, they can also be used for making items…

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Desktop 3D Printer Buying Guide 2020

Competition in desktop 3D Printing continues to be fierce—especially with the least expensive printers. We are seeing leaders emerge now, however, and stabilization is occurring for each segment. On the…

3D Printing A Meatless World: Ersatz in 3D Printed Food

3D printing food is seen as a sideshow by most in our industry. When we have dug deep into food 3D printing or looked at 3D printed salmon, 3D printed…

The Brittle Spear VII: New Business Models

Green begets green. If we want to save the planet, then we should make it profitable to do so. That sadly is the only real path to implementing genuinely global…

3D Printing A Meatless World: Self-Medication with 3D Printed Food

As we’ve seen previously in this series, 3D printing could have a significant impact on the burgeoning meatless meat industry. Moreover, everything is surimi is everything, and everything is surimi….

3DPOD Episode 33: Alexander Oster, Director of Additive Manufacturing at Autodesk

I’ve known Alexander Oster a long time now. He joined FIT at 16 to work on making a printer and later writing code for the leading service bureau. This eventually…

Potential Scenarios for 3D Printing Supply Chain Resilience

Recently on the 3DPod, we discussed supply chain resilience with HP’s Ramon Pastor. He mentioned that he believes that cost-driven supply chains are a thing of the past. He said…

3D Printing the Bottom of the Pyramid

I wrote my first post on designing for the Bottom of the Pyramid with 3D Printing in 2009. Not a lot has changed since then. For the developing world, a dearth…

The Brittle Spear VI: Built to Last

Of course, our utopian vision of making our readymades or using digital kintsugi is a beautiful idea. If we then created a commercial aftermarket to extend the life of and…

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3D Printing A Meatless World: Surimi is Everything and Everything is Surimi

Surimi was not supposed to be a product. It is a technique, of finely cutting or grinding meat. The resulting paste can then be molded into various forms. If you…

From Sand to Customer: Anton and Gerard Phillips, 3D Printing and Outsourcing

I wrote this story in a loft that used to be a Phillips factory. The iconic light tower, Lichttoren, was used to test lightbulbs while the factory below it was…

The Brittle Spear Part V: Mine Your Den for Aftermarket 3D Printing

There is a thriving aftermarket in automobiles, including spoilers for cars, new Dubs, and, more obviously, mufflers. Air intakes that don’t take in air and optimization kits for engines are…

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3DPPPPE: The Long Term Prospects of Mass Customized 3D Printed PPE

With 3D printing making inroads in personal protection equipment (PPE) during the current crisis, what are the long term prospects of 3D printed safety gear? One would expect them to…

The Brittle Spear Part IV: Reenter the Readymade via 3D Printing

Just to be perfectly clear: from a pure art perspective, I think readymades were a horrible mistake, a distraction, a wrong turn. Duchamp’s Fountain was not one to throw coins…

The Brittle Spear Part III: Digital Kintsugi and 3D Printed Spare Parts

In this series, previously we looked at how we’re creating a system designed to spit out less able things and that these things may be better but will be less…

3DPOD Episode 32: Tuan TranPham, Arevo

Tuan is known universally by his first name alone. Like Madonna and Beyonce, everyone knows hi by just that one name. In Tuan’s case his fame is 3D printing specific…

3DPOD Episode 31: Martijn Joris, Twikit & Mass Customization

Twikit is a mass customization startup that hopes to make many things parametric. With their software, companies can let consumers customize electronics, car parts or orthotics to their liking or…

3MF 3D Printing Format Now a Linux Foundation Open Standards Project

We have always been limited by the lack of standards in 3D printing. In software, especially, not having a clear overall roadmap or plan for the entire software toolchain and…

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The Desktop 3D Printing Aftermarket: E3D or Bust

From the heady days of RepRap to today’s $200 printers, hundreds of firms have tried to develop and sell 3D printers. Hundreds more have resold 3D printers or made filament….