3D Design: Inside SOLIDWORKS 2018

3D Design: Inside SOLIDWORKS 2018

User-favorite SOLIDWORKS recently announced software updates to the frequently-used platform for the 2018 edition. With several big themes and myriad projects bundled into these updates, a quick overview isn’t enough to dive in to all that the industrious team behind the release has been up to; I recently headed to Boston to receive a full […]

User-favorite SOLIDWORKS recently announced software updates to the frequently-used platform for the 2018 edition. With several big themes and myriad projects bundled into these updates, a quick overview isn’t enough to dive in to all that the industrious team...
3D Printing Business: Inside HP Inc.

3D Printing Business: Inside HP Inc.

Silicon Valley, home to all things technology, had its beginnings in a humble garage from which arose one of the best-known names in the digitized 21st century. Standing where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard developed not only technology but a company that would become a giant was something I hadn’t realized was on my geek […]

Silicon Valley, home to all things technology, had its beginnings in a humble garage from which arose one of the best-known names in the digitized 21st century. Standing where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard developed not only technology but a company that would become...
3D Systems Updates Software Portfolio for Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing Solutions

3D Systems Updates Software Portfolio for Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing Solutions

As autumn rolls in, September brings with it each year a slew of updates, announcements, and introductions from the latest smartphone and car models to the next year’s updates for software platforms. SOLIDWORKS 2018 was unveiled last week, and this week we’re hearing of more big-name updates for manufacturing software. Today at EMO Hannover 2017, 3D […]

As autumn rolls in, September brings with it each year a slew of updates, announcements, and introductions from the latest smartphone and car models to the next year’s updates for software platforms. SOLIDWORKS 2018 was unveiled last week, and this week...
3D Printing Business: Inside Forecast 3D

3D Printing Business: Inside Forecast 3D

Carlsbad, California-based Forecast 3D recently made a major investment, bringing in a full dozen HP Jet Fusion 3D printers this summer to form the foundation of its newly-created 3D Manufacturing Center. Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology is at the heart of the operations in this facility, joining the broad array of other, primarily additive, manufacturing […]

Carlsbad, California-based Forecast 3D recently made a major investment, bringing in a full dozen HP Jet Fusion 3D printers this summer to form the foundation of its newly-created 3D Manufacturing Center. Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology is at the heart of the...
The ESA Explores 3D Printing on Earth and Beyond

The ESA Explores 3D Printing on Earth and Beyond

Sometimes when a new technology leaves the laboratory, it goes off to perform its functions in an industrial setting, research facility, or educational institute. Sometimes, though, its installation may be quite literally out of this world — and that’s just what the European Space Agency (ESA) sees as the future of 3D printing. During this […]

Sometimes when a new technology leaves the laboratory, it goes off to perform its functions in an industrial setting, research facility, or educational institute. Sometimes, though, its installation may be quite literally out of this world — and that’s...
Nano Dimension Goes Industrial with Electronics 3D Printing, Unveiling the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer

Nano Dimension Goes Industrial with Electronics 3D Printing, Unveiling the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer

Israel-based Nano Dimension has been working at the forefront of efforts in 3D printing in electronics applications, paving the way with their unique DragonFly 2020 3D printer, a desktop machine with which we have become quite familiar ahead of its full commercial release. Following an extensive beta program with a number of highly regarded initial […]

Israel-based Nano Dimension has been working at the forefront of efforts in 3D printing in electronics applications, paving the way with their unique DragonFly 2020 3D printer, a desktop machine with which we have become quite familiar ahead of its full commercial...
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across a number of applications and industries; its use in 3D printing is a given for many designers. The platform is best known for bringing 3D […]

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across a number of applications and industries; its...
Additive Manufacturing Strategies: 3DPrint.com & SmarTech Team Up to Present Summit on the Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry

Additive Manufacturing Strategies: 3DPrint.com & SmarTech Team Up to Present Summit on the Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry

From a business perspective, 3D printing is increasingly being seen as a sound investment; the tech is taking off, growing quickly thanks to backing from strong strategists working to ensure that additive manufacturing is truly a market-ready technology. Medicine and dentistry are two key applications for 3D printing, presenting unparalleled potential for next-generation solutions for […]

From a business perspective, 3D printing is increasingly being seen as a sound investment; the tech is taking off, growing quickly thanks to backing from strong strategists working to ensure that additive manufacturing is truly a market-ready technology. Medicine and...
3D Printing: Inside MIT

3D Printing: Inside MIT

It’s almost impossible to discuss advances in 3D printing today, particularly in Boston, without mention of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the school not only produces well-educated engineers but also delves deep itself into additive manufacturing research. During my time in Boston last week, I enjoyed the opportunity to visit the esteemed campus […]

It’s almost impossible to discuss advances in 3D printing today, particularly in Boston, without mention of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the school not only produces well-educated engineers but also delves deep itself into additive...
3D Printing Business: Inside Markforged

3D Printing Business: Inside Markforged

Boston, Massachusetts is coming into its own as a hub of advanced technologies, championed by an expanding array of strong businesses and fed into through a wealth of prestigious local institutions of higher education. 3D printing is, unsurprisingly, thriving in such an environment, and strongly featuring in this picture is high-strength 3D printing company Markforged, […]

Boston, Massachusetts is coming into its own as a hub of advanced technologies, championed by an expanding array of strong businesses and fed into through a wealth of prestigious local institutions of higher education. 3D printing is, unsurprisingly, thriving in such...
HP Joins the Customized Footwear Revolution, Powering FitStation with 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

HP Joins the Customized Footwear Revolution, Powering FitStation with 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Personalization is increasingly important to today’s consumers, and 3D technologies are making this a viable reality — and one industry significantly benefiting from an uptick in 3D scanning and 3D printing is footwear. No matter what the size number is on the side of a shoe box, everyone’s feet are different; properly fitted footwear can […]

Personalization is increasingly important to today’s consumers, and 3D technologies are making this a viable reality — and one industry significantly benefiting from an uptick in 3D scanning and 3D printing is footwear. No matter what the size number is on...
3D Printing Business: Inside Formlabs

3D Printing Business: Inside Formlabs

Formlabs, well known for being the first company to introduce affordable desktop SLA 3D printing, has been working toward a sea change in additive manufacturing with a strong focus on the user experience and true democratization. The company was founded in 2011 and a year later introduced the Form 1 3D printer, which was followed […]

Formlabs, well known for being the first company to introduce affordable desktop SLA 3D printing, has been working toward a sea change in additive manufacturing with a strong focus on the user experience and true democratization. The company was founded in 2011 and a...
3D Printing Business: Inside Rize

3D Printing Business: Inside Rize

3D printing is taking off in Boston, and Rize Inc. is among the companies leading the charge. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with company President and Founder Eugene Giller and VP of Marketing Julie Reece at the company’s Woburn, Massachusetts headquarters. Rize is located in a business park that houses three other […]

3D printing is taking off in Boston, and Rize Inc. is among the companies leading the charge. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with company President and Founder Eugene Giller and VP of Marketing Julie Reece at the company’s Woburn, Massachusetts...
3D Printing Business: Inside Desktop Metal

3D Printing Business: Inside Desktop Metal

Burlington, Massachusetts is home to the most recent unicorn to emerge from the 3D printing industry: Desktop Metal. On a recent excursion to Boston, I enjoyed the opportunity to spend the morning with the innovative metal additive manufacturing company and its energetic CEO, Ric Fulop. The company emerged with guns blazing earlier this year, including […]

Burlington, Massachusetts is home to the most recent unicorn to emerge from the 3D printing industry: Desktop Metal. On a recent excursion to Boston, I enjoyed the opportunity to spend the morning with the innovative metal additive manufacturing company and its...
3D Printing Business: Inside Jabil

3D Printing Business: Inside Jabil

Often described as the biggest company you’ve never heard of, Jabil is a digital solutions provider working on a global scale. The company’s Blue Sky Innovation Centers offer a hub of activity with in-house facilities to create for and connect with customers. The Blue Sky Center in San Jose, California is home to an assortment […]

Often described as the biggest company you’ve never heard of, Jabil is a digital solutions provider working on a global scale. The company’s Blue Sky Innovation Centers offer a hub of activity with in-house facilities to create for and connect with...
Dassault Systèmes and the Importance of Relationships and Integration in 3D Printing

Dassault Systèmes and the Importance of Relationships and Integration in 3D Printing

In Waltham, Massachusetts, Dassault Systèmes‘ North American headquarters houses a 3DEXPERIENCE Lab filled with an integrated ecosystem of advanced technologies. The 3,100-square-foot fablab was announced this year at SOLIDWORKS World and officially opened on May 30th; this week I was in Boston to see the facility and talk to the team behind the popular SOLIDWORKS software […]

In Waltham, Massachusetts, Dassault Systèmes‘ North American headquarters houses a 3DEXPERIENCE Lab filled with an integrated ecosystem of advanced technologies. The 3,100-square-foot fablab was announced this year at SOLIDWORKS World and officially opened on...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Naomi Wu / SexyCyborg, Maker

3D Printing Spotlight On: Naomi Wu / SexyCyborg, Maker

When it comes to the global maker community and the spread of desktop 3D printing among individuals and smaller-scale operations, tech enthusiasts come in all shapes and sizes. One highly popular figure in the online community for makers is China’s Naomi Wu, who has garnered a significant deal of attention as she shares her projects […]

When it comes to the global maker community and the spread of desktop 3D printing among individuals and smaller-scale operations, tech enthusiasts come in all shapes and sizes. One highly popular figure in the online community for makers is China’s Naomi Wu, who...
HP and Deloitte: Allies in 3D Printing-Led Disruption to Manufacturing

HP and Deloitte: Allies in 3D Printing-Led Disruption to Manufacturing

There’s a great deal of optimism and ambition in additive manufacturing today as the growing industry looks toward tomorrow. HP Inc. has long been on record as saying it was entering the field especially to disrupt the status quo not only in 3D printing, but in manufacturing overall. As ambitious as the aim is, HP […]

There’s a great deal of optimism and ambition in additive manufacturing today as the growing industry looks toward tomorrow. HP Inc. has long been on record as saying it was entering the field especially to disrupt the status quo not only in 3D printing, but in...
Sigma Labs Expands 3D Printing Software Solution, Focusing on Partnerships and Executive Structure for Growth

Sigma Labs Expands 3D Printing Software Solution, Focusing on Partnerships and Executive Structure for Growth

As 3D printing technologies continue to spread across the globe, management solutions are a major concern for those operations adopting additive manufacturing into their workflow. Sigma Labs has been at the fore of software solutions with their well-known PrintRite3D offering, frequently expanding its reach with additional partnerships and agreements set to increase its availability. Just […]

As 3D printing technologies continue to spread across the globe, management solutions are a major concern for those operations adopting additive manufacturing into their workflow. Sigma Labs has been at the fore of software solutions with their well-known PrintRite3D...
Exclusive Interview: HP Introduces New Global Head of 3D Printing Commercial Expansion & Development

Exclusive Interview: HP Introduces New Global Head of 3D Printing Commercial Expansion & Development

When HP makes a move, the industry pays attention. In 2015, HP Inc. parted ways with Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, keeping the intellectual property for its upcoming 3D printing business as the company worked through massive restructuring efforts including several high-profile rounds of layoffs. Much of the company’s hope for future growth in its new format was […]

When HP makes a move, the industry pays attention. In 2015, HP Inc. parted ways with Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, keeping the intellectual property for its upcoming 3D printing business as the company worked through massive restructuring efforts including several...
Heart in Hand, Henry Ford Health System Leads the Way in Cardiac 3D Printing

Heart in Hand, Henry Ford Health System Leads the Way in Cardiac 3D Printing

While we’re a long ways off yet from 3D printing organs for transplant, today’s reality is seeing 3D printed hearts saving patient lives in plastic. The structural heart team at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit is paving the way for those who will come after therm — and there will be many who […]

While we’re a long ways off yet from 3D printing organs for transplant, today’s reality is seeing 3D printed hearts saving patient lives in plastic. The structural heart team at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit is paving the way for those who...
The Department of Defense & Youngstown Business Incubator Weigh In on 3D Printing in the US

The Department of Defense & Youngstown Business Incubator Weigh In on 3D Printing in the US

As additive manufacturing continues to see increased use around the globe, national strategies for adoption of the technology are becoming a bigger focus for governments seeking to ensure that they are not left behind in the next industrial revolution. With support and funding from the government, efforts have a better chance for expanding and disrupting […]

As additive manufacturing continues to see increased use around the globe, national strategies for adoption of the technology are becoming a bigger focus for governments seeking to ensure that they are not left behind in the next industrial revolution. With support...
America Makes Celebrates 5 Years Advancing 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview with Executive Director Rob Gorham

America Makes Celebrates 5 Years Advancing 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview with Executive Director Rob Gorham

Established in 2012, America Makes is the United States’ national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, leading the way in dedicated public-private partnerships in technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, on Wednesday, August 16th the institute held a birthday party in honor of half a decade of growth in […]

Established in 2012, America Makes is the United States’ national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, leading the way in dedicated public-private partnerships in technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. To celebrate its fifth...
Markforged Expands Industrial 3D Printer Line: CEO Details Accessibility in Local Manufacturing

Markforged Expands Industrial 3D Printer Line: CEO Details Accessibility in Local Manufacturing

Massachusetts-based Markforged has been focused on strength in 3D printing, and one of those strengths — materials aside — is the positioning that additive manufacturing offers for local manufacturing. The company, led by Founder and CEO Greg Mark, is keen to see 3D printing take its place in production. While earlier this year Mark laid […]

Massachusetts-based Markforged has been focused on strength in 3D printing, and one of those strengths — materials aside — is the positioning that additive manufacturing offers for local manufacturing. The company, led by Founder and CEO Greg Mark, is keen...
The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Academia Looks Ahead

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Academia Looks Ahead

The additive manufacturing industry is changing so quickly that sometimes it seems that if you blink you’ll miss at least three major developments. Fortunately, those working at the forefront of the latest advances in 3D printing are also working to share their efforts through regular events set out for the industry. While I love the […]

The additive manufacturing industry is changing so quickly that sometimes it seems that if you blink you’ll miss at least three major developments. Fortunately, those working at the forefront of the latest advances in 3D printing are also working to share their...

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