Better than a Digital Twin, The Need for the Digital Triplet

Better than a Digital Twin, The Need for the Digital Triplet

The Digital Twin is a concept that is being established by the Enterprise CAD software crowd as well as people working in industrial automation. Heard among many a chin-chin with white wine and a smile; the digital twin could refer to just how well this term pairs with a higher “share of stomach” of manufacturer […]

The Digital Twin is a concept that is being established by the Enterprise CAD software crowd as well as people working in industrial automation. Heard among many a chin-chin with white wine and a smile; the digital twin could refer to just how well this term pairs...
Interview With  Michael Steinbach on 3D Printing Technical Ceramics

Interview With Michael Steinbach on 3D Printing Technical Ceramics

Of all the materials that are currently underused but have high potential none are more exciting to me than ceramics. Ceramics itself as an age old material can give us access to many quotidian product categories through a noble material. Technical ceramics have incredibly high performance in wear, chemical resistance, temperature resistance while being incredibly […]

Of all the materials that are currently underused but have high potential none are more exciting to me than ceramics. Ceramics itself as an age old material can give us access to many quotidian product categories through a noble material. Technical ceramics have...
Interview with Alexander Oster of Autodesk

Interview with Alexander Oster of Autodesk

Alexander Oster is an extremely knowledgeable 3D printing person. If we’re looking at mesh repair or 3D printing files & software I’d consider Alexander the number one person worldwide. He also has a lot of manufacturing experience and this combined with his thorough knowledge of 3D printing software means he’s a veritable one man army […]

Alexander Oster is an extremely knowledgeable 3D printing person. If we’re looking at mesh repair or 3D printing files & software I’d consider Alexander the number one person worldwide. He also has a lot of manufacturing experience and this combined...
Interview with Dr. Albert Woo: How can Hospitals and Surgeons Harness 3D Printing Today?

Interview with Dr. Albert Woo: How can Hospitals and Surgeons Harness 3D Printing Today?

Dr. Albert Woo is the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and also an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics & Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Albert has done extensive work in CMF (cranio maxillofacial) and pediatric surgery including a lot of […]

Dr. Albert Woo is the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and also an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics & Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University....
From 3D Printing to Additive Manufacturing: Industry Experts to Meet at BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology Conference

From 3D Printing to Additive Manufacturing: Industry Experts to Meet at BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology Conference

A unique, high-level cross section of supply and customer chain innovators are gathering March 19-20, 2019, in Redondo Beach, CA for BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology, a conference dedicated to the advancement and implementation of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies (UV+EB). Leading solution providers such as Fast Radius; top system suppliers including Formlabs […]

A unique, high-level cross section of supply and customer chain innovators are gathering March 19-20, 2019, in Redondo Beach, CA for BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology, a conference dedicated to the advancement and implementation of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB)...
Tethers Unlimited Recycler and 3D Printer Refabricator Operational on Board the ISS

Tethers Unlimited Recycler and 3D Printer Refabricator Operational on Board the ISS

Space manufacturing start-up Tethers Unlimited has had a tumultuous time of late. The firm which aims to develop in space manufacturing technologies and has successfully seen its Refabricator put in use on board the ISS space station now. The recycler has been installed and is now being put to use by astronaut Anne McClaine. At the same […]

Space manufacturing start-up Tethers Unlimited has had a tumultuous time of late. The firm which aims to develop in space manufacturing technologies and has successfully seen its Refabricator put in use on board the ISS space station now. The recycler has been...
Dan Wellers, Digital Futures Lead at SAP “3D Printing will Expand into 4D Printing”

Dan Wellers, Digital Futures Lead at SAP “3D Printing will Expand into 4D Printing”

We’re seeing an increased focus by software firms in our teeny tiny industry. Simulation, PLM, CAD, the Digital Twin, Industry 4.0 have some very large and influential firms salivating about that peanut butter and jelly sandwich that is the combination of the digital and manufacturing. If we are to grow digital manufacturing and 3D printing then […]

We’re seeing an increased focus by software firms in our teeny tiny industry. Simulation, PLM, CAD, the Digital Twin, Industry 4.0 have some very large and influential firms salivating about that peanut butter and jelly sandwich that is the combination of the...
Interview With Greg Haye of Local Motors About Co-Creation and 3D Printing

Interview With Greg Haye of Local Motors About Co-Creation and 3D Printing

Local Motors burst onto the scene in 2007 using crowdsourcing and cooperative design to develop cars. Their visionary and bold approach lead them to become a nexus for designers, engineers, and gearheads who wish to work together on making vehicles. The Local Motors team has made the Strati, Olli, and Swim, which all use 3D […]

Local Motors burst onto the scene in 2007 using crowdsourcing and cooperative design to develop cars. Their visionary and bold approach lead them to become a nexus for designers, engineers, and gearheads who wish to work together on making vehicles. The Local Motors...
Raja Sekhar Upputuri of think3D On 3D Printing’s Potential in India

Raja Sekhar Upputuri of think3D On 3D Printing’s Potential in India

Raja Sekhar Upputuri co-founded think3D with classmate Prudhvi Reddy in 2014. They now have a full-service 3D printing firm that sells hardware, is a 3D printing service bureau, offers 3D scanning services and does 3D printing design services. The company is a one-stop shop for Indian firms who wish to enter the 3D printing market. In […]

Raja Sekhar Upputuri co-founded think3D with classmate Prudhvi Reddy in 2014. They now have a full-service 3D printing firm that sells hardware, is a 3D printing service bureau, offers 3D scanning services and does 3D printing design services. The company is a...
Interview with Ken Welch of Altair on SimSolid Simulation Software for 3D Printing

Interview with Ken Welch of Altair on SimSolid Simulation Software for 3D Printing

Ken Welch became the manager of Product Marketing of AutoCAD in 1995. He then rose through the ranks to CEO at the Moldflow Corporation, a simulation software package for injection molding which was acquired by Autodesk. Later he worked at MSC the company that makes Digimat and went on to found SimSolid. SimSolid was acquired by […]

Ken Welch became the manager of Product Marketing of AutoCAD in 1995. He then rose through the ranks to CEO at the Moldflow Corporation, a simulation software package for injection molding which was acquired by Autodesk. Later he worked at MSC the company that makes...
EOS Buys 3D Printing Startup Vulcan Labs: Analysis and Comment

EOS Buys 3D Printing Startup Vulcan Labs: Analysis and Comment

German firm EOS has acquired Vulcan labs and will integrate the startup into its Pflugerville operations to work on the Integra P 400. This brings aboard a very experienced team of people who have deep experience in manufacturing using 3D printing. The Integra P 400 is a machine developed in the US is a very different animal […]

German firm EOS has acquired Vulcan labs and will integrate the startup into its Pflugerville operations to work on the Integra P 400. This brings aboard a very experienced team of people who have deep experience in manufacturing using 3D printing. The Integra P 400...
Carbon Releases the L1 3D Printer

Carbon Releases the L1 3D Printer

Carbon has been making progress rolling out its 3D printers worldwide. The company has new directors, expanded its partnership with Ford and boldly reduced the prices on its resins. The company now takes a new step with the release of its L1 3D printer. The L1 has ten times the build volume of the M1 printer […]

Carbon has been making progress rolling out its 3D printers worldwide. The company has new directors, expanded its partnership with Ford and boldly reduced the prices on its resins. The company now takes a new step with the release of its L1 3D printer. The L1 has ten...
Allevi Releases A Coaxial Extrusion Kit for Bioprinting

Allevi Releases A Coaxial Extrusion Kit for Bioprinting

Bioprinter company Allevi was launched in 2014. The firm now has a family of bioprinters ranging from the simple Allevi one to the 6 temperature controlled print head Allevi 6. This printer also has photocuring on board, a reported sub-micron precision and auto calibration. Allevi also sells bioinks but lets you put any material in the printer […]

Bioprinter company Allevi was launched in 2014. The firm now has a family of bioprinters ranging from the simple Allevi one to the 6 temperature controlled print head Allevi 6. This printer also has photocuring on board, a reported sub-micron precision and auto...
Solvay Adds PEEK and PPSU 3D Printing Materials to Digimat

Solvay Adds PEEK and PPSU 3D Printing Materials to Digimat

Solvay has just added its 10% carbon fiber filled KetaSpire PEEK and Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) materials to Digimat Additive Manufacturing. Digimat is a software package made by e-Xstream engineering that lets users simulate materials and their real-world performance. Digimat lets materials scientists select and simulate materials that they can model. The Digimat Process Simulation tool lets you […]

Solvay has just added its 10% carbon fiber filled KetaSpire PEEK and Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) materials to Digimat Additive Manufacturing. Digimat is a software package made by e-Xstream engineering that lets users simulate materials and their real-world...
Google, Stratasys and CyArk Use 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Preserve Cultural Heritage

Google, Stratasys and CyArk Use 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Preserve Cultural Heritage

Google Arts and Culture is collaborating with Stratasys and non-profit CyArk to preserve 3D scans and 3D prints of some of the world’s most cherished heritage sites. Google’s Open Heritage Project lets you virtually explore sites from all over the world through a fun and immersive experience. Myanmar’s Bagan, the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, Chichén Itzá you can […]

Google Arts and Culture is collaborating with Stratasys and non-profit CyArk to preserve 3D scans and 3D prints of some of the world’s most cherished heritage sites. Google’s Open Heritage Project lets you virtually explore sites from all over the world...
Twikit’s Twikbot Brings Mass Customization Using 3D Printing To Prosthetics and Orthotics

Twikit’s Twikbot Brings Mass Customization Using 3D Printing To Prosthetics and Orthotics

Twikit is a Belgium based startup that makes mass customization software. The firm created parametric software that can be used to, within well-defined parameters, make unique 3D printed products. For BMW, for example, the company created a tool that would let Mini owners customize polymer car parts to their liking. Mini owners can now get […]

Twikit is a Belgium based startup that makes mass customization software. The firm created parametric software that can be used to, within well-defined parameters, make unique 3D printed products. For BMW, for example, the company created a tool that would let Mini...
Interview with Sean Looi of Creatz3D on 3D Printing in Singapore and Vietnam

Interview with Sean Looi of Creatz3D on 3D Printing in Singapore and Vietnam

We’re doing a series of interviews with 3D printing resellers worldwide. Resellers thrive when an industry is doing well, in charge of distributing and supporting products overseas they are a key health indicator of any industry. In 3D printing, many people have the idea that we’re seeing a sea change from simple desktop systems to […]

We’re doing a series of interviews with 3D printing resellers worldwide. Resellers thrive when an industry is doing well, in charge of distributing and supporting products overseas they are a key health indicator of any industry. In 3D printing, many people have...
Interview with Matthias Schmidt-Lehr of Metal 3D Printing Consultancy Ampower

Interview with Matthias Schmidt-Lehr of Metal 3D Printing Consultancy Ampower

Matthias Schmidt-Lehr of Ampower is a 3D printing consultant with deep experience in manufacturing for 3D printing. He’s worked for technology development institute Laser Zentrum Nord (Fraunhofer IAPT), its manufacturing spinoff Bionic Production and has been involved with a number of notable projects in industrializing manufacturing for 3D printing. Together with his colleagues, he does […]

Matthias Schmidt-Lehr of Ampower is a 3D printing consultant with deep experience in manufacturing for 3D printing. He’s worked for technology development institute Laser Zentrum Nord (Fraunhofer IAPT), its manufacturing spinoff Bionic Production and has been...
$22 Million BASF and Materialise Essentium Investment, Analysis and Comment

$22 Million BASF and Materialise Essentium Investment, Analysis and Comment

BASF Venture Capital along with Materialise and Genesis Park (the Houston based VC not the park that purportedly gives us evidence that Man and Dinosaurs coexisted) closed their $22.2 million investment in Essentium. The company stated that the “The funding round will be used to scale manufacturing, engineering, international distribution, sales and marketing operations to meet market […]

BASF Venture Capital along with Materialise and Genesis Park (the Houston based VC not the park that purportedly gives us evidence that Man and Dinosaurs coexisted) closed their $22.2 million investment in Essentium. The company stated that the “The funding...
Desktop Metal Raises $438 Million Total With Additional $160 Million Round – What Does It Mean?

Desktop Metal Raises $438 Million Total With Additional $160 Million Round – What Does It Mean?

Desktop Metal is becoming quite the VC darling. The Massachusetts based metal printing firm has now raised a total of $438 million by virtue of its latest funding round of $160 million. This round led by Koch Industries’ Disruptive Technologies investor gives the company a valuation of over $1.5 billion.   Desktop Metal CEO Rik […]

Desktop Metal is becoming quite the VC darling. The Massachusetts based metal printing firm has now raised a total of $438 million by virtue of its latest funding round of $160 million. This round led by Koch Industries’ Disruptive Technologies investor gives...
Jabil to Enter 3D Printing Materials Market & Develop Custom Materials “Open Systems are the Future of 3D Printing”

Jabil to Enter 3D Printing Materials Market & Develop Custom Materials “Open Systems are the Future of 3D Printing”

Jabil is one of the largest contract manufacturing and engineering companies worldwide. They’ve been very serious about 3D Printing for a number of years as well. The company has made moves in 3D printed footwear, setting up an Additive Manufacturing Network, partnering with HP, using clustered Ultimaker 3D printers and manufacturing 3D printers for Makerbot. The $19 […]

Jabil is one of the largest contract manufacturing and engineering companies worldwide. They’ve been very serious about 3D Printing for a number of years as well. The company has made moves in 3D printed footwear, setting up an Additive Manufacturing Network,...
The BIG IDEAS for UV + EB Technology Conference is the Place to Learn About Photopolymers and 3D Printing

The BIG IDEAS for UV + EB Technology Conference is the Place to Learn About Photopolymers and 3D Printing

The Radtech BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology conference takes place on Tuesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 20th in Redondo Beach California. The BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology is the place to learn about advances in photopolymer material development for 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing. By being specialized and focused on UV curable materials, this […]

The Radtech BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology conference takes place on Tuesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 20th in Redondo Beach California. The BIG IDEAS for UV+EB Technology is the place to learn about advances in photopolymer material development for 3D printing...
How an Online Course Helped 3DVerkstan’s Joep Winkels Re-Think Additive Manufacturing

How an Online Course Helped 3DVerkstan’s Joep Winkels Re-Think Additive Manufacturing

Joep Winkels had amassed years of experience in the IT world throughout his career. A deep understanding of systems, systems design and infrastructure had been the Dutch businessman’s bedrock. These years of experience went out the window, however, when he got the chance to join 3DVerkstan, one of the largest 3D printing resellers in the […]

Joep Winkels had amassed years of experience in the IT world throughout his career. A deep understanding of systems, systems design and infrastructure had been the Dutch businessman’s bedrock. These years of experience went out the window, however, when he got the...
Interview with Aintzane Arbide of IAM 3D Hub Barcelona

Interview with Aintzane Arbide of IAM 3D Hub Barcelona

We’re very interested in seeing if hubs can bring about the future of 3D printing in a communal way. We’re far from alone in that front however cities such as Singapore and Dubai are pouring lots of money in trying to be the silicon valley of 3D printing. Without a clear candidate, many other cities […]

We’re very interested in seeing if hubs can bring about the future of 3D printing in a communal way. We’re far from alone in that front however cities such as Singapore and Dubai are pouring lots of money in trying to be the silicon valley of 3D printing....
World’s First House 3D Printing Factory Opens In Eindhoven Netherlands

World’s First House 3D Printing Factory Opens In Eindhoven Netherlands

The jockeying for position in the 3D printed building world intensifies. A consortium of European companies has started the first house 3D printing factory, in Eindhoven. From a few isolated startups such as Enrico Dini‘s D-Shape and Behrokh Khoshnevis‘ Contour Crafting a few years ago the market has now exploded to dozens of purported 3D printing […]

The jockeying for position in the 3D printed building world intensifies. A consortium of European companies has started the first house 3D printing factory, in Eindhoven. From a few isolated startups such as Enrico Dini‘s D-Shape and Behrokh Khoshnevis‘...
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