Consumer Goods

3DPOD Episode 153: 3D Printing Success with 3Doodler Inventor Max Bogue

Today we interview Max Bogue, co-host of the 3DPOD. He tells us how he went from the genesis of the idea for a 3D printing pen to creating the product…

Killer 3D Printing Applications: Variable Density Cushioning

One of the biggest opportunities for 3D printing applications out there is variable density cushioning. This is a widely misunderstood area that could unlock multi-billion revenues for additive manufacturing (AM)….

3D Printed Sneakers Made from Foaming Pellets Unveiled by ELASTIUM

3D printing shoes has taken off in a big way over the past year. One company joining the fray is ELASTIUM. Based in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE),…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 6, 2023: 3D Printing Biopolymers & Shoes & Chocolate

We’re kicking things off in News Briefs with material news today, as Fictiv has launched ten new advanced 3D printing materials. Moving on, CLEANR is using the Formlabs Automation Ecosystem…

3D Print Flip-Flops, Not Shoes

Many startups, fashion brands, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and large shoe companies are working on 3D printed shoes. I love the optimism and the fact that this could one day…

3DPOD Episode 149: 3D Printed Consumer Goods with Ian Yang, Gantri Founder

Ian Yang is the founder of Gantri, a startup which uses desktop 3D printers to make lamps. We love Gantri because it deploys 3D printing for consumer products and is…

Nexa3D Acquires AddiFab for Freeform Injection Molding Technology

In a move that would seem to have been in the works for some time, California-based Nexa3D has purchased Addifab, the developer of Freeform Injection Molding (FIM). The process makes…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 30, 2023: Rubber 3D Printing Service, Titanium Powder, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Authentise released its RFQ Responder, and Chromatic launched a rapid custom rubber 3D printing service. Sticking with materials, IperionX and SLM Solutions signed an…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 15, 2023: Software, Carbon Fiber Bikes, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Velo3D has released the latest version of its Flow software, and Horizon is opening up more micro additive manufacturing applications with a coating that…

Former Nike Execs Invest in 3D Printed Shoe Startup HILOS in $3M Round

Among the 3D printed footwear startups that has received the most recent attention is HILOS. The Portland, Oregon company first attracted attention for its approach to 3D printing potentially more…

Automated Support Removal for Wax 3D Printing Available from PostProcess and CAD BLU

According to the “Post-Processing for Additive Manufacturing: Market Analysis and Forecast” report from SmarTech Analysis, the additive manufacturing (AM) post-processing market is expected to be worth $1.8 billion by 2031….

3D Systems Targets Booming Jewelry Market with New 3D Printer for Mass Production

For over ten years, 3D printing has been steadily impacting the jewelry industry, and according to the new “3D Printing Jewelry Markets 2023: Market Study and Forecast” report from SmarTech…

3D Printed Jewelry Market Worth Nearly $1B by 2031

When it comes to the finer things in industrial society, jewelry represents one area ripe for disruption from additive manufacturing (AM). In fact, it has steadily been impacting this sector…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 7, 2023: NSF Grant, Spare Parts, & More

We’re starting with research in 3D Printing News Briefs, as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to enable smart 3D manufacturing, and a…

HP’s HyperX Announces HX3D Full-Color 3D Printed Gaming Peripherals

HyperX, HP Inc’s gaming subsidiary, announced a new personalized gaming accessories and peripherals brand powered by HP’s additive manufacturing (AM) division, at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 in Las Vegas…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 31, 2022: AI-Generated Footwear, Anniversary, & More

We’re starting out with AI-generated, 3D printed footwear in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Then, Lithoz reported its best year ever, and Women in 3D Printing celebrated its eight-year anniversary….

Limited Edition Oris Watch Features 3D Printed Case by 9T Labs

High-end Swiss industrial watchmaker Oris, notable because it is independent rather than being owned by a larger conglomerate, has been crafting its mechanical watches since 1904. Oris is always working…

Balena’s Circular Model for 3D Printed Biodegradable, Compostable Slides

According to SmarTech Analysis in its report on “3D-Printed Footwear 2020-2030, an Analysis of the Market Potential of 3D Printing in the Footwear Industry,” the sector is expected to reach…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 15, 2022: 4D Printing, On-Demand Manufacturing, & More

We’re starting out with research in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as a Purdue University team is adding a fourth dimension to 3D printing. Then we move on to business,…

TikTok’s Female 3D Printing Trailblazers on How to Get More Women into Tech

3D printing was once only seen as a technology reserved only for professionals. It was difficult and expensive to obtain a system before desktop 3D printers began proliferating at the…

Leisure Care to Provide 3D Printed Insoles to All Employees via FitMyFoot

Custom orthotics are just one killer app for consumer and medical additive manufacturing (AM), with SmarTech Analysis projecting it as part of a segment that will reach nearly $1 billion…

Formlabs User Summit Features Hasbro, NASA, Mayo Clinic 3D Printing and More

Formlabs’ annual User Summit kicked off October 26th and 27th. The online event highlights power users who utilize Formlabs printers throughout many companies and organizations—including Peloton, OXO, Hasbro, Nasa—from across…

3D Printing News Briefs, November 9, 2022: Deep-Learning, X-Ray CT Inspection & More

Kicking off our 3D Printing News Briefs today is the awarding of a Horizon Europe grant to Titomic Europe, and then on to news from ORNL, which developed a deep-learning…

The Netherlands’ Queen Máxima Flanked by 3D Printed Screens on U.S. Visit

Recently on her trip to the USA, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was accompanied by many things. Most of them were bodyguards, but a few companions were actually 3D printed….