The Foam Printing Project Part One: Lower-Cost, Lighter-Weight SLA 3D Printing with Foam

The Foam Printing Project Part One: Lower-Cost, Lighter-Weight SLA 3D Printing with Foam

In addition to gathering together the latest technologies and materials, 3D printing industry events offer invaluable networking opportunities; the people often make the event, and that goes just as much for fellow attendees as it does for keynotes and scheduled speakers. It was at RAPID + TCT 2017 that I met MIT research specialist Matthew […]

In addition to gathering together the latest technologies and materials, 3D printing industry events offer invaluable networking opportunities; the people often make the event, and that goes just as much for fellow attendees as it does for keynotes and scheduled...
Ocean's 8 and Lingering Hollywood 3D Printing Hype

Ocean's 8 and Lingering Hollywood 3D Printing Hype

There are a lot of things Hollywood doesn’t get right, and since its popular heyday of consumer hype earlier this decade, 3D printing has certainly figured among those things. With more realism settling in among the 3D printing industry itself as the technology matures and is adopted into more real-world applications and global installations, much […]

There are a lot of things Hollywood doesn’t get right, and since its popular heyday of consumer hype earlier this decade, 3D printing has certainly figured among those things. With more realism settling in among the 3D printing industry itself as the technology...
Brooks Runs Happy with Personalized High-Performance Running Shoes

Brooks Runs Happy with Personalized High-Performance Running Shoes

As technologies continue to advance, they often focus on the human experience, and in maintaining and enhancing human agility. Footwear in particular is benefiting from trends toward not just customization, but personalization, as every foot and every gait is unique. Supporting each individual’s way of walking allows for a better overall experience, and companies like […]

As technologies continue to advance, they often focus on the human experience, and in maintaining and enhancing human agility. Footwear in particular is benefiting from trends toward not just customization, but personalization, as every foot and every gait is unique....
Immersive Computing, 3D Printing Advance Personalized Footwear

Immersive Computing, 3D Printing Advance Personalized Footwear

Summits provide an immersive experience for attendees, gathering in the labs where innovation is born and hearing directly from the executives leading the charge. HP’s Global Innovation Summit, held last week in Barcelona, offered an inside look at the company’s view of Industry 4.0, including the role of collaboration as being key to the path […]

Summits provide an immersive experience for attendees, gathering in the labs where innovation is born and hearing directly from the executives leading the charge. HP’s Global Innovation Summit, held last week in Barcelona, offered an inside look at the...
Sculpteo, FICEP S3, ZiggZagg, and Multi Jet Fusion: HP Global Innovation Summit Highlights Real-World 3D Printing Installations, Implications

Sculpteo, FICEP S3, ZiggZagg, and Multi Jet Fusion: HP Global Innovation Summit Highlights Real-World 3D Printing Installations, Implications

Beautiful Barcelona houses a charming intersection of gothic architecture, twentieth century art, and burgeoning twenty-first century technology. Serving as the site of last week’s insightful HP Global Innovation Summit, the city welcomed journalists and analysts from around the world to share in two days of insights into the heart of disruptive technologies. 3D printing and […]

Beautiful Barcelona houses a charming intersection of gothic architecture, twentieth century art, and burgeoning twenty-first century technology. Serving as the site of last week’s insightful HP Global Innovation Summit, the city welcomed journalists and...
HP Global Innovation Summit Highlights 3D Printing, Immersive Computing, a Secure Future in Manufacturing

HP Global Innovation Summit Highlights 3D Printing, Immersive Computing, a Secure Future in Manufacturing

Global powerhouse HP Inc. hosted its Global Innovation Summit this week at its location outside Barcelona, as dozens of analysts and journalists joined company and partner executives for an engaging few days exploring advanced technologies. For this event, 3D printing and immersive computing provided a baseline focus, with presentations on and conversations in adoption, acceleration, […]

Global powerhouse HP Inc. hosted its Global Innovation Summit this week at its location outside Barcelona, as dozens of analysts and journalists joined company and partner executives for an engaging few days exploring advanced technologies. For this event, 3D printing...
3D Printing Business: Inside the New Collaborative International Advanced Manufacturing 3DHUB

3D Printing Business: Inside the New Collaborative International Advanced Manufacturing 3DHUB

In Terrassa, about 30km north of Barcelona, a mountainside in part of a protected forest houses not only stunning views of the Spanish countryside, but a technological center focusing on managing and advancing progress. Leitat Technological Center, founded in 1906, accredited by ACCIÓ and recognized by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, is now home to […]

In Terrassa, about 30km north of Barcelona, a mountainside in part of a protected forest houses not only stunning views of the Spanish countryside, but a technological center focusing on managing and advancing progress. Leitat Technological Center, founded in...
Nexa3D and XYZprinting Focus on Manufacturing Solutions in 3D Printing

Nexa3D and XYZprinting Focus on Manufacturing Solutions in 3D Printing

3D printing speeds aren’t the only fast-moving process for Nexa3D; the company, which introduced the ultra-fast stereolithography NXV 3D printer at CES 2018, had more to show off at the recent RAPID + TCT. While in Las Vegas I appreciated the time to speak with the team about that new offering and the growth experienced since […]

3D printing speeds aren’t the only fast-moving process for Nexa3D; the company, which introduced the ultra-fast stereolithography NXV 3D printer at CES 2018, had more to show off at the recent RAPID + TCT. While in Las Vegas I appreciated the time to speak with...
Desktop Metal is "Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology" as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

Desktop Metal is "Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology" as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you can call a two-level booth in an exhibit hall sedate. Not a company to do anything small (aside from fine detail in metal 3D printing), […]

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you can call a two-level booth in an exhibit hall sedate. Not a company to do anything small (aside from...
Markforged Sharpens Focus on Best-Fit Applications in 3D Printing

Markforged Sharpens Focus on Best-Fit Applications in 3D Printing

Metal is ‘on fire’ right now in additive manufacturing as technologies continue to progress; the segment has been a major feature at industry events lately, and the recent RAPID + TCT was certainly no exception, as metals drew significant attention. Adding flame to that metal fire was Boston-based Markforged. Just ahead of the conference, Markforged began […]

Metal is ‘on fire’ right now in additive manufacturing as technologies continue to progress; the segment has been a major feature at industry events lately, and the recent RAPID + TCT was certainly no exception, as metals drew significant attention. Adding...
We Need to Open Up This Industry to Deliver the Potential of Additive Manufacturing: A Conversation with Solvay

We Need to Open Up This Industry to Deliver the Potential of Additive Manufacturing: A Conversation with Solvay

Solvay has been advancing its presence in the additive manufacturing industry. The company, with a tagline of “asking more from chemistry,” recognizes the importance of 3D printing, as has been a rising trend among global chemical giants. During the recent RAPID + TCT, Solvay was announced as one of Ultimaker’s new industry partners for engineering materials, […]

Solvay has been advancing its presence in the additive manufacturing industry. The company, with a tagline of “asking more from chemistry,” recognizes the importance of 3D printing, as has been a rising trend among global chemical giants. During the recent...
A Look Inside DWS' XPRO S 3D Printer

A Look Inside DWS' XPRO S 3D Printer

As customers gain awareness of solutions’ availability, they are increasingly seeking specific technologies to meet their needs. Among the many companies exhibiting at the recent RAPID + TCT, Italy-based DWS Systems certainly saw this to be true. With a strong portfolio of 3D printers, materials, and software, DWS has been focused on providing solutions in […]

As customers gain awareness of solutions’ availability, they are increasingly seeking specific technologies to meet their needs. Among the many companies exhibiting at the recent RAPID + TCT, Italy-based DWS Systems certainly saw this to be true. With a strong...
Identify3D Continues to Identify Opportunities in 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing

Identify3D Continues to Identify Opportunities in 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing

As additive manufacturing continues to make its way into more global operations across a broader variety of verticals, increasing attention is being paid to the business implications of digitization. With so many important design files in play across digitized business operations, intellectual property is in focus. Partnerships between software suppliers and participants throughout the supply […]

As additive manufacturing continues to make its way into more global operations across a broader variety of verticals, increasing attention is being paid to the business implications of digitization. With so many important design files in play across digitized...
Digital Metal Discusses Huge Interest, Serial Manufacturing in Fine-Detailed Metal 3D Printing

Digital Metal Discusses Huge Interest, Serial Manufacturing in Fine-Detailed Metal 3D Printing

Sweden-based Digital Metal is proud to be small; after all, as the company tagline proclaims, “Small is the new big in additive manufacturing.” And as the old adage goes, “Good things come in small packages.” What Digital Metal is up to, though, is looking to be a pretty big deal for the industry. During the […]

Sweden-based Digital Metal is proud to be small; after all, as the company tagline proclaims, “Small is the new big in additive manufacturing.” And as the old adage goes, “Good things come in small packages.” What Digital Metal is up to,...
Sculpted in Virtual Reality and Brought to Life in 3D Print, Monster Heralds the Future of VFX

Sculpted in Virtual Reality and Brought to Life in 3D Print, Monster Heralds the Future of VFX

Practical effects, including props, figures, masks, makeup, and more, are a much-loved mainstay in a special effects (FX) industry increasingly going digital. No amount of CGI can replace the visceral connection actors have, and audiences respond to, with practical effects. Major industry events as well, such as conventions, often benefit from showcase pieces that show […]

Practical effects, including props, figures, masks, makeup, and more, are a much-loved mainstay in a special effects (FX) industry increasingly going digital. No amount of CGI can replace the visceral connection actors have, and audiences respond to, with practical...
The Future of Metal Powders Obviously Includes 3D Printing, Says GKN

The Future of Metal Powders Obviously Includes 3D Printing, Says GKN

3D printing is the future — but that’s only part of the story. No single technology will dominate the future of manufacturing, but advanced technologies are certainly disrupting the status quo. Additive manufacturing is, no apologies for the phrasing, reshaping industry. Not only the way things are made, but the approach to thinking about the […]

3D printing is the future — but that’s only part of the story. No single technology will dominate the future of manufacturing, but advanced technologies are certainly disrupting the status quo. Additive manufacturing is, no apologies for the phrasing,...
From Art to Science: 3D Systems Execs Continue Discussion on Taking 3D Printing from Prototype to Production

From Art to Science: 3D Systems Execs Continue Discussion on Taking 3D Printing from Prototype to Production

When 3D printing first emerged, it was squarely targeted at rapid prototyping; 3D Systems understands this origin perhaps better than most, as the original patent for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing was awarded to company co-founder and CTO Chuck Hull. A lot has happened since the 1980s, and technological and market advances have seen 3D printing […]

When 3D printing first emerged, it was squarely targeted at rapid prototyping; 3D Systems understands this origin perhaps better than most, as the original patent for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing was awarded to company co-founder and CTO Chuck Hull. A lot has...
Essentium Looks to Bridge Gaps in Additive Manufacturing with Real Solutions

Essentium Looks to Bridge Gaps in Additive Manufacturing with Real Solutions

The team at Essentium is always up for a challenge. Whether that’s the challenge of toughening up materials, changing the physics of 3D printing, or backing up their bold claims, the company is ready to rock and roll. Following last year’s major showing at RAPID + TCT and an insightful conversation, at this year’s event […]

The team at Essentium is always up for a challenge. Whether that’s the challenge of toughening up materials, changing the physics of 3D printing, or backing up their bold claims, the company is ready to rock and roll. Following last year’s major showing at...
SPEE3D is Here to Compete with Casting, 3D Printing Metal at Thrice the Speed of Sound

SPEE3D is Here to Compete with Casting, 3D Printing Metal at Thrice the Speed of Sound

Metal 3D printing systems tend to dominate headlines, especially as more players come into the game (and still more announce their intention to enter). The technology, as industry experts frequently underscore, is hot — at least as a topic, as today not all need high heat. Metals are an undeniable focus and growth factor in […]

Metal 3D printing systems tend to dominate headlines, especially as more players come into the game (and still more announce their intention to enter). The technology, as industry experts frequently underscore, is hot — at least as a topic, as today not all need...
It's Always About Potential: EOS and the Additive Mile

It's Always About Potential: EOS and the Additive Mile

Introducing its newest industrial 3D printing system, industry leader EOS was well set up for a very busy showing at RAPID + TCT. While last year at the event, EOS North America President Glynn Fletcher and I mainly focused our chat on metals, a segment where EOS certainly shines and RAPID had a spotlight, this […]

Introducing its newest industrial 3D printing system, industry leader EOS was well set up for a very busy showing at RAPID + TCT. While last year at the event, EOS North America President Glynn Fletcher and I mainly focused our chat on metals, a segment where EOS...
Luge, LAIKA, Aluminum: A Conversation in 3D Printing with Stratasys

Luge, LAIKA, Aluminum: A Conversation in 3D Printing with Stratasys

In the runup to RAPID + TCT 2018, we knew we had a lot to expect from 3D printing industry leaders including Stratasys. The Eden Prairie, MN-based company sponsored the opening keynote covering high-profile use cases from USA Luge and LAIKA and was set to unveil a highly-anticipated addition to its 3D printing portfolio with […]

In the runup to RAPID + TCT 2018, we knew we had a lot to expect from 3D printing industry leaders including Stratasys. The Eden Prairie, MN-based company sponsored the opening keynote covering high-profile use cases from USA Luge and LAIKA and was set to unveil a...
What's New in 3D Printing? Todd Grimm's Look at a Busy Six Months

What's New in 3D Printing? Todd Grimm's Look at a Busy Six Months

3D printing, as anyone watching the industry understands, is a busy business. Few know this quite so thoroughly as industry expert Todd Grimm, President of T. A. Grimm & Associates, who keeps a close watch on additive manufacturing, offering insights on specific facets as well as broad trends. At RAPID + TCT, we often look […]

3D printing, as anyone watching the industry understands, is a busy business. Few know this quite so thoroughly as industry expert Todd Grimm, President of T. A. Grimm & Associates, who keeps a close watch on additive manufacturing, offering insights on specific...
XJet is Ready for Business as NanoParticle Jetting 3D Printing Leaves the Lab

XJet is Ready for Business as NanoParticle Jetting 3D Printing Leaves the Lab

Israel-based XJet has been making headlines for its innovative NanoParticle Jetting 3D printing for years now, as the inkjet technology is applicable for both metal and ceramic manufacture. We’ve been following as the company has shared its progress at major industry shows, and I’ve appreciated the opportunities to talk with company executives at the last […]

Israel-based XJet has been making headlines for its innovative NanoParticle Jetting 3D printing for years now, as the inkjet technology is applicable for both metal and ceramic manufacture. We’ve been following as the company has shared its progress at major...
Arcam Takes EBM to the Next Level: Execs Detail the Future of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Arcam Takes EBM to the Next Level: Execs Detail the Future of Metal Additive Manufacturing

One of the biggest announcements to emerge from this year’s RAPID + TCT event was the newest Electron Beam Melting (EBM) metal 3D printing system from Arcam EBM. The Arcam EBM Spectra H is a new system designed to handle high heat and crack-prone materials. Our team was looking forward to the announcement, and writer […]

One of the biggest announcements to emerge from this year’s RAPID + TCT event was the newest Electron Beam Melting (EBM) metal 3D printing system from Arcam EBM. The Arcam EBM Spectra H is a new system designed to handle high heat and crack-prone materials. Our...
Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network, Global Expansion of Industrial 3D Printing Capacity Highlights for HP, Jabil Vision of a Digital Manufacturing Future

Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network, Global Expansion of Industrial 3D Printing Capacity Highlights for HP, Jabil Vision of a Digital Manufacturing Future

Jabil has established a name for itself in the additive manufacturing industry over the last several years as the technology has become an important strategic focus for the product solutions company. At RAPID + TCT, the Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network was introduced as manufacturing speed and agility take a step forward. Calling it a “major […]

Jabil has established a name for itself in the additive manufacturing industry over the last several years as the technology has become an important strategic focus for the product solutions company. At RAPID + TCT, the Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network was...
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