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Maker Pro: How the Pros Use 3D Printing in their Daily Lives for Art and Home Goods

As we learned in a previous article in this series, additive manufacturing (AM) professionals are among the most adept at incorporating 3D printing into their everyday lives. This makes it…

How Desktop 3D Printing Can Help Your Small Business

“How can I make money with my 3D printer?” is probably the most common 3D printing question asked on the web after “how do I level my bed?” 3D printing…

HP Releases New Arkema Sustainable 3D Printing Polymer Ahead of AMUG 2024

Ahead of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference in Chicago next week (March 10-14), HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) has announced a new sustainable polymer offering, PA 12 S, for…

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FitMyFoot 3D Printed Insoles & Sandals Featured at Costco Roadshows

Everyone’s feet are different, which is why the random insoles you buy at the drugstore may not always help, and those cheap flip-flops aren’t doing you any favors either. Shaking…

2025 Renault 5 E-Tech Electric Is Latest Car with 3D Printed Accessories 

Due to the required numbers, additive manufacturing (AM) has struggled to make significant inroads into vehicle interiors in meaningful numbers—at least as far as public knowledge is concerned. Typically an…

HILOS Realizes Footwear Designs of Ancuta Sarca with Shoe 3D Printing Platform

Designer Ancuta Sarca collaborated with HILOS Studio to unveil 3D printed shoes at London Fashion Week. Together, they created a wedge sandal that highlights Ancuta’s design prowess and HILOS’s platform-based…

BMW 3D Prints Custom Spike Plates for German Bobsleigh Team

Global auto giant BMW Group has developed custom spike plates for the German Bobsleigh team, manufacturing the metal athletic gear using powder bed fusion (PBF) 3D printing. Bobsledders wear cleats…

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Protect the QB: Patrick Mahomes’ Shattered Helmet Makes the Case for 3D Printed Padding

Aside from the outcomes of the games themselves — and the whereabouts of Taylor Swift — the most talked-about aspect of the 2024 NFL playoffs may have been Patrick Mahomes’…

3D Printer Review: The Flashforge Guider 3 Ultra, an Unfinished Beast

Have you ever longed for a 3D printer that blends power, precision, and professional polish? My recent acquisition, the Flashforge Guider 3 Ultra, promised just that. Its all-steel construction, dual…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 3, 2024: 3D Printed Bridge, Furniture, Prosthetic Sockets, & More

We’re starting with molecular design and 3D microprinting research today, before moving on to a robotic 3D printer partnership. Then it’s on to a variety of applications, including a 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 27, 2024: PAEK, Triangle Mesh, Bionic Arm, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about PAEK materials and QA for polymer 3D printing, before moving on to real-time tracking of electron beam additive manufacturing. Upwing Energy integrated…

XJet’s Metal 3D Printing Enters Fashion & Luxury Sector via XOLUTIONS

XJet, based in Israel, develops and produces 3D printing solutions for ceramics and metals, and its systems have been used in a variety of applications, including medical and dental, machinery,…

So, You Want to 3D Print DnD Mini STL Files: Here’s How to Start

Whether you’re a 5th Edition D&D player, a Pathfinder stalwart, or a fan of any number of OSR games, 3D printing can offer a wealth of opportunity to up your…

“Pandemic Panic”: COVID-Inspired Board Game Made with 3D Printing

When you’re wrapping up your senior year of college, it’s not easy to pay your tuition and complete your degree, all while pursuing your passion of crafting tabletop games. But…

3DPOD Episode 174: 3D Printed Shoes with Elias Stahl, HILOS Founder & CEO

Elias Stahl believes that his startup, HILOS, has the potential to transform the manufacturing industry. Starting with 3D printed shoes, he aims to integrate this technology with skilled labor, additional…

3D Printed Glasses to Hit $2.35B by 2031 — AMR’s Chart of the Week

The “Chart of the Week” from Additive Manufacturing Research (“AMR”, formerly SmarTech Analysis) is a weekly segment that offers readers an insightful dive into the additive manufacturing (AM) landscape, showcasing…

Evonik Kicks off New Powder for 3D Printed Shoes and Beyond

Evonik, a key supplier of PA 12 for powder bed fusion, has recently expanded its portfolio to include filaments, vat polymerization resins, and a variety of other materials. The company…

Custom 3D Printed Eyewear, Now in Translucent Colors from Materialise

Way back in 2017, Fried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise, said he could foresee “a growing amount of meaningful applications” for 3D printing, which included customized eyewear. The Belgium-based 3D printing…

Berkshire Hathaway’s Brooks Running Taps HP for 3D Printed Running Shoes

Though adidas has continued to make a significant dent in the additive footwear market, through its partnerships with Carbon and BASF, HP may prove to be the real winner in…

China’s BLT Metal 3D Printing Sales up Almost 60% YOY

Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies (BLT), one of China’s leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the metal additive manufacturing (AM) space, has released its financial results for the first half (H1)…

How Do Adidas 3D Printed Midsoles Hold up after a Year of Use?

I have been entranced with 3D printing since 2014, when I was just 14 years old. Ever since I learned about this technology, I have wondered if we could eventually…

OECHSLER and Sneakprint 3D Print Truly Custom Sneaker Midsoles

German plastics manufacturing firm OECHSLER is teaming up with Sneakprint GmbH to offer sneakers featuring custom 3D printed midsoles. These midsoles will be manufactured in Germany by OECHSLER using 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 16, 2023: Certification, Fuel Cells, Microalgae Ink, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re kicking things off with business, as former Waymo legal executive David Tressler joins 6K as its Chief Legal Officer. Moving on, MakerVerse received…

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flō Aims to Revolutionize Lenses with 3D Printing and Storied CEO Jonathan Jaglom

Jonathan Jaglom, a high-profile executive in the 3D printing world, began his career at Objet and climbed the ranks through senior roles at Stratasys before eventually leading Makerbot. Tied to…