Automation

3D Printed Sensor Created by Fraunhofer and ARBURG

One of the many Holy Grails of 3D printing is the ability to 3D print fully functional items in a single build process. Companies like Inkbit and Sakuu are after…

Intellegens Upgrades 3D Printing Deep Learning Software

As the first market research firm to publish a report on the rapidly evolving trend of automation in 3D printing, SmarTech Analysis noted how crucial new technologies like machine learning,…

Quality Control on the Desktop: Mantis 3D Printer Has Built-in Spaghetti Detective

The industrial additive manufacturing (AM) boom has taken off, but desktop 3D printing was, in some ways, left in the dust when consumer AM was dumped or neglected by many…

German RepRap Rebrands as innovatiQ, Sells Silicone 3D Printers in France

Silicone is still comparatively limited in 3D printing, with a few firms specializing in the technology and a few more offering printheads capable of depositing silicone materials. That space is…

Auto-Fit Software Will Tailor 3D Printed Helmet Liners to Hockey Players

Last fall, Canadian hockey equipment designer, manufacturer, and marketer CCM introduced its ‘SuperTacks X with Nest Tech’ helmet, which features a 3D printed interior made with Carbon’s DLS technology and…

3DPOD Episode 67: Remote Print Monitoring with The Spaghetti Detective’s Kenneth Jiang

Kenneth Jiang’s The Spaghetti Detective uses machine learning and vision to analyze your FDM prints. Relying on Octoprint, the tool looks at your 3D printer to determine whether or not…

Midwest Prototyping Installs AM-FLOW System to Automate 3D Printing Workflow

Automation is a hot topic in 3D printing these days, with SmarTech Analysis publishing the industry’s first report dedicated to the topic. However, we’re still in very early days both…

Festo and Solukon Partner for Automated Depowdering of Metal 3D Printed Parts

Robotics firm Festo has partnered with Solukon to develop a solution for the automated depowdering of metal 3D printed parts. The solution will build upon Solukon’s existing Smart Powder Recuperation…

AZO and AddUp Partner to Automate Powder Handling for Metal 3D Printing

Metal powders are some of the most finicky materials in the 3D printing industry in that, not only do the metal particles require a high level of consistency, sphericity, and…