Shapeways to Accelerate Expansion in 3D Printing with $30M Series E Funding

Shapeways to Accelerate Expansion in 3D Printing with $30M Series E Funding

As Shapeways continues on its quest to expand in business operations and strategic offerings, the 3D printing platform announces a major step forward today with its $30 million Series E funding round. Three years after its most recent $30M infusion in venture funding, familiar names are back to bring more capital resources to the popular community. […]

As Shapeways continues on its quest to expand in business operations and strategic offerings, the 3D printing platform announces a major step forward today with its $30 million Series E funding round. Three years after its most recent $30M infusion in venture funding,...
Siemens Advancing Additive Manufacturing: Exclusive Interview, Part Two - Providing Services

Siemens Advancing Additive Manufacturing: Exclusive Interview, Part Two - Providing Services

Germany-based Siemens has been working with 3D printing in its global operations for some time now, integrating the technology across a variety of its businesses and developing significant familiarity with the disruptive manufacturing process. I recently appreciated the opportunity to speak with Markus Seibold, VP Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Power and Gas. In this exclusive two-part interview, […]

Germany-based Siemens has been working with 3D printing in its global operations for some time now, integrating the technology across a variety of its businesses and developing significant familiarity with the disruptive manufacturing process. I recently appreciated...
3D Printing for Prosthetics and Social Impact: Going In-Depth with Stratasys and the VA

3D Printing for Prosthetics and Social Impact: Going In-Depth with Stratasys and the VA

With great power comes great responsibility; Peter Parker has internalized this concept in his crime-fighting ethos — and in the 3D printing industry, Stratasys is embracing this value of market leadership through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Led by Arita Mattsoff, Vice President of CSR at Stratasys, the initiative is focusing on giving back to […]

With great power comes great responsibility; Peter Parker has internalized this concept in his crime-fighting ethos — and in the 3D printing industry, Stratasys is embracing this value of market leadership through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)...
HP Inc. Details Ascent in 3D Printing, Focus on Sustainability and Behind-the-Scenes Disruption

HP Inc. Details Ascent in 3D Printing, Focus on Sustainability and Behind-the-Scenes Disruption

When HP Inc. decided to enter the 3D printing industry, it did so with one major focus: production. By internally developing Multi Jet Fusion technology for widespread use, HP sought to disrupt the overall manufacturing industry — a vision only picking up steam as the global company continues to devote significant strategic resources to its […]

When HP Inc. decided to enter the 3D printing industry, it did so with one major focus: production. By internally developing Multi Jet Fusion technology for widespread use, HP sought to disrupt the overall manufacturing industry — a vision only picking up steam...
3D Printing Business: Inside Sculpteo USA

3D Printing Business: Inside Sculpteo USA

Founded in 2009, Paris-based Sculpteo has grown substantially, expanding westward with the late 2015 opening of its US location. The San Leandro, California base for Sculpteo USA offers manufacturing and support to the company’s many customers across North America, and has been expanding itself as the company continues to thrive in its service offerings. When […]

Founded in 2009, Paris-based Sculpteo has grown substantially, expanding westward with the late 2015 opening of its US location. The San Leandro, California base for Sculpteo USA offers manufacturing and support to the company’s many customers across North...
3D Printing Business: Inside Carbon

3D Printing Business: Inside Carbon

One of the most undeniably forward-thinking companies in the 3D printing industry today is Carbon. Heralded as a smart company, Carbon is at the forefront of major initiatives in high-speed, serialized polymer 3D printing. One high-profile partnership — with leading German athletic apparel manufacturer adidas for the Futurecraft 4D shoe — is helping to reshape […]

One of the most undeniably forward-thinking companies in the 3D printing industry today is Carbon. Heralded as a smart company, Carbon is at the forefront of major initiatives in high-speed, serialized polymer 3D printing. One high-profile partnership — with...
Shining 3D Celebrates Grand Opening of Office for the Americas, Shares Strategy in 3D Printing & 3D Scanning

Shining 3D Celebrates Grand Opening of Office for the Americas, Shares Strategy in 3D Printing & 3D Scanning

In 2016, Hangzhou-based Shining 3D celebrated its new headquarters facility. In 2017, the company opened its EMEA office in Stuttgart, Germany, officially expanding operations to a second continent as its 3D solutions found further hold in the market. Now Shining 3D is celebrating the grand opening of its new office for the Americas, bringing to […]

In 2016, Hangzhou-based Shining 3D celebrated its new headquarters facility. In 2017, the company opened its EMEA office in Stuttgart, Germany, officially expanding operations to a second continent as its 3D solutions found further hold in the market. Now Shining 3D...
Siemens Advancing Additive Manufacturing: Exclusive Interview, Part One - Leveraging Expertise

Siemens Advancing Additive Manufacturing: Exclusive Interview, Part One - Leveraging Expertise

As additive manufacturing continues to make its way into real-world applications throughout a variety of industry sectors, major multinational corporations are increasingly adopting and developing expertise in the technology. Industrial 3D printing offers a variety of benefits driving the future of manufacturing, including lightweighting, part reduction, rapid iteration, optimized design parameters, application-specific designs, and a […]

As additive manufacturing continues to make its way into real-world applications throughout a variety of industry sectors, major multinational corporations are increasingly adopting and developing expertise in the technology. Industrial 3D printing offers a variety of...
Evolve Additive Solutions Emerges from Stealth with 50x Faster 3D Printing for Production

Evolve Additive Solutions Emerges from Stealth with 50x Faster 3D Printing for Production

3D printing is often called a disruptive technology, and many players in the industry are focused on bringing additive manufacturing into actual manufacturing, leveraging the benefits of this young, agile technology for production. Manufacturing represents a $12 trillion global industry, and additive manufacturing is poised to bring new capabilities alongside traditional techniques to create a […]

3D printing is often called a disruptive technology, and many players in the industry are focused on bringing additive manufacturing into actual manufacturing, leveraging the benefits of this young, agile technology for production. Manufacturing represents a $12...
3D Printing Gets Cheeky for April Fool's 2018

3D Printing Gets Cheeky for April Fool's 2018

Ah, spring. The holiday season is behind us, the world is in bloom, and we’re all thinking of the delights of the warmer months. Mother Nature isn’t the only one with a sense of humor about spring, though, as it’s still snowing here in Cleveland; the tech world once again splendidly responded to the call […]

Ah, spring. The holiday season is behind us, the world is in bloom, and we’re all thinking of the delights of the warmer months. Mother Nature isn’t the only one with a sense of humor about spring, though, as it’s still snowing here in Cleveland; the...
3D Printing Business: Inside Fila-Mint

3D Printing Business: Inside Fila-Mint

Materials make the difference in 3D printing. A good print ultimately comes down to the a harmonious coming together of materials, hardware, and software. While much of the focus today is on advanced materials including metals and bioprintable living matter, polymers remain at the heart of additive manufacturing, comprising the largest materials segment and adaptable […]

Materials make the difference in 3D printing. A good print ultimately comes down to the a harmonious coming together of materials, hardware, and software. While much of the focus today is on advanced materials including metals and bioprintable living matter, polymers...
Open Source 3D Printing in the Spotlight at MRRF 2018: Community, 3D Printers, Championships

Open Source 3D Printing in the Spotlight at MRRF 2018: Community, 3D Printers, Championships

To say that open source is a major part of 3D printing would be an understatement in the extreme; indeed, to many, the open source RepRap Project is the most significant thing to come from 3D printing. Celebrating all things rooted in RepRap is the annual Midwest RepRap Festival (MRRF), hosted in Goshen, Indiana — […]

To say that open source is a major part of 3D printing would be an understatement in the extreme; indeed, to many, the open source RepRap Project is the most significant thing to come from 3D printing. Celebrating all things rooted in RepRap is the annual Midwest...
Protolabs Dials In to Methodical Approach to Quality in 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview

Protolabs Dials In to Methodical Approach to Quality in 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview

Protolabs, established in 1999 with a vision to speed up the manufacturing process with a focus on rapid prototyping, has made a name for itself with its follow-through on its vision, becoming well known for expertise in industry. Bringing additive manufacturing into its portfolio was a natural step for the company, and it has continued […]

Protolabs, established in 1999 with a vision to speed up the manufacturing process with a focus on rapid prototyping, has made a name for itself with its follow-through on its vision, becoming well known for expertise in industry. Bringing additive manufacturing into...
Exclusive Interview: Materialise on 3D Printing, Black Panther, Agile Fashion Design

Exclusive Interview: Materialise on 3D Printing, Black Panther, Agile Fashion Design

Black Panther hit the big screen earlier this year, immediately breaking records and grabbing attention for its storyline, diverse cast, remarkable visual effects — and dazzling overall aesthetic. That aesthetic shined through in the movie’s costume design, marrying the traditional and the futuristic into a unique Wakandan vibe made possible in part through 3D printing. Architect […]

Black Panther hit the big screen earlier this year, immediately breaking records and grabbing attention for its storyline, diverse cast, remarkable visual effects — and dazzling overall aesthetic. That aesthetic shined through in the movie’s costume...
Metal 3D Printing Intellectual Property: Desktop Metal Files Suit Against Markforged

Metal 3D Printing Intellectual Property: Desktop Metal Files Suit Against Markforged

As it matures, the 3D printing industry is becoming an increasingly active space in terms of its patent landscape. Intellectual property is a critical concern in the dynamic industry, with new technologies coming to market and hundreds of patents issued and, for the last couple of years, more than a thousand published annually. IP lawsuits […]

As it matures, the 3D printing industry is becoming an increasingly active space in terms of its patent landscape. Intellectual property is a critical concern in the dynamic industry, with new technologies coming to market and hundreds of patents issued and, for the...
3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to enhance the workflow for industry and now positioning itself as “the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts.” Over the company’s nearly two-decade […]

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to enhance the workflow for industry and now positioning itself...
Extensive 3D Printing Expertise for Hire with PYL Associates' New Service Offerings

Extensive 3D Printing Expertise for Hire with PYL Associates' New Service Offerings

From a technology perspective, 3D printing is absolutely on the rise, with the various processes able to provide benefits such as complex geometries, internal structures, reduced time-to-market, rapid prototyping, and lower production costs. Speeds and accuracies are picking up, prices are dropping, materials capabilities are improving, and advances continue to be made across the board […]

From a technology perspective, 3D printing is absolutely on the rise, with the various processes able to provide benefits such as complex geometries, internal structures, reduced time-to-market, rapid prototyping, and lower production costs. Speeds and accuracies are...
3D Printing in Advanced Design and Manufacturing: ADM Expo Examines Changing Dynamics of Production

3D Printing in Advanced Design and Manufacturing: ADM Expo Examines Changing Dynamics of Production

This week in Cleveland, the Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo (ADM Expo) showcased the technologies and companies behind production as industry moves forward. Cleveland, at the heart of the Tech Belt, played host to organizations across five distinct expo zones as more than 2,600 profesisonals came together to explore and discuss in the Design and […]

This week in Cleveland, the Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo (ADM Expo) showcased the technologies and companies behind production as industry moves forward. Cleveland, at the heart of the Tech Belt, played host to organizations across five distinct expo zones...
Drag and Drop a Motorcycle: Meta Details Immersive AR Integration with SOLIDWORKS

Drag and Drop a Motorcycle: Meta Details Immersive AR Integration with SOLIDWORKS

Augmenting the design process, augmented reality (AR) offers another dimension to 3D design. Last month at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, we saw myriad announcements made in advancing design capabilities through partnerships centering around SOLIDWORKS, as well as additional capabilities through the design software itself. While additive manufacturing took an increasing amount of focus at this year’s […]

Augmenting the design process, augmented reality (AR) offers another dimension to 3D design. Last month at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, we saw myriad announcements made in advancing design capabilities through partnerships centering around SOLIDWORKS, as well as additional...
ZYYX CEO Details Upcoming Sub-€10K Benchtop Metal 3D Printing Solution

ZYYX CEO Details Upcoming Sub-€10K Benchtop Metal 3D Printing Solution

Last week at TCT Asia, Sweden-based ZYYX went public with a concept it’s been working on quietly for some time now: a metal 3D printing system. While, as with recent announcements of upcoming metal technologies from HP Inc. and Stratasys, the introduction was of a concept not yet market-ready, that’s where the similarities end, as […]

Last week at TCT Asia, Sweden-based ZYYX went public with a concept it’s been working on quietly for some time now: a metal 3D printing system. While, as with recent announcements of upcoming metal technologies from HP Inc. and Stratasys, the introduction was of...
MCPP Acquires Dutch Filaments to "Actively Participate in the Future of 3D Printing Development"

MCPP Acquires Dutch Filaments to "Actively Participate in the Future of 3D Printing Development"

As 3D printing continues to evolve and find increasing adoption across major industries, it has been no surprise to see major global chemical companies getting in on the action — materials expertise is critical to furthering additive manufacturing as a production technology. Evonik and SABIC have been working toward new materials development as major hardware companies continue […]

As 3D printing continues to evolve and find increasing adoption across major industries, it has been no surprise to see major global chemical companies getting in on the action — materials expertise is critical to furthering additive manufacturing as a...
Stratasys to Introduce New Metal 3D Printing System at RAPID + TCT

Stratasys to Introduce New Metal 3D Printing System at RAPID + TCT

Moving into metal marks a major move in additive manufacturing, as more companies come to recognize the power of positioning metal offers. The latest to announce such a move is industry stalwart Stratasys which, like HP before it, has so far announced an upcoming announcement: metal will be coming. RAPID + TCT, the major 3D […]

Moving into metal marks a major move in additive manufacturing, as more companies come to recognize the power of positioning metal offers. The latest to announce such a move is industry stalwart Stratasys which, like HP before it, has so far announced an upcoming...
Fine Detail Electronics 3D Printing: Optomec Fills Us In on the New Aerosol Jet HD System to Fill In the Gaps in Production Solutions

Fine Detail Electronics 3D Printing: Optomec Fills Us In on the New Aerosol Jet HD System to Fill In the Gaps in Production Solutions

Albuquerque-based Optomec focuses on additive manufacturing for production with its two patented 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, and LENS, for high-value metal 3D printing. The busy company has been developing and providing resources on its technologies, as well as growing in size — now with more than 100 employees — and investment, with more […]

Albuquerque-based Optomec focuses on additive manufacturing for production with its two patented 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, and LENS, for high-value metal 3D printing. The busy company has been developing and providing...
Exclusive Interview: Shapeways Introduces New CEO, Vision to Bridge the Gap in 3D Printing and Design

Exclusive Interview: Shapeways Introduces New CEO, Vision to Bridge the Gap in 3D Printing and Design

Back in August, Shapeways co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen stepped down as the company’s CEO. During the transition phase, COO Tom Finn has served as interim CEO. Today, the company announces that a permanent CEO has been appointed, as Gregory Kress takes up the reins of the New York City-based 3D printing service and marketplace. “While excited about how […]

Back in August, Shapeways co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen stepped down as the company’s CEO. During the transition phase, COO Tom Finn has served as interim CEO. Today, the company announces that a permanent CEO has been appointed, as Gregory Kress takes up the...
Protolabs Sees That "3D Printing Has Evolved" as Part of Manufacturing Suite

Protolabs Sees That "3D Printing Has Evolved" as Part of Manufacturing Suite

Minnesota-based Protolabs traces its history back to 1999, when the company was founded with a vision to provide a solution to slash the time needed for injection molded plastic prototypes, thus streamlining the production process. Automating traditional processes and focusing on speed and quality have led the company, recently rebranded from its previous Proto Labs […]

Minnesota-based Protolabs traces its history back to 1999, when the company was founded with a vision to provide a solution to slash the time needed for injection molded plastic prototypes, thus streamlining the production process. Automating traditional processes and...
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