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Metal 3D Printing and Classic Foundry Techniques: Friends or Foes?

The first question that is often asked when a new technology is introduced is: what of the old way of doing things? Sometimes the answer is that it fades into…

Speeding Up Prototyping with 3D Printed Injection Molds

3D printing is a wonderful technology on its own, but it’s also extremely effective when combined with other manufacturing methods, like injection molding. 3D printing molds for injection molding, rather than…

3D Printing & the Proposed Siemens and Alstom Rail Merger

Further consolidation of the rail industry is proposed to occur with the potential merger of Siemens‘ and Alstom’s railway products businesses. Their proposed merger follows the sale of GE’s rail…

3D Printing Business: Inside FICEP S3

At the recent HP Global Innovation Summit, 3D printing was a major spotlight focus as HP Inc. has made no secret of its ambitious intentions for Multi Jet Fusion’s place…

BIOLIFE4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Heart Tissue Ahead of Schedule

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, refers to a variety of different problems that affect that heart, many of which are connected to…

Henkel and LPW Technology Open New 3D Printing and Powder Manufacturing Facilities

Toward the end of last year, global adhesives manufacturer Henkel announced that it would be expanding its facility in Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland, to include a new additive manufacturing operation. Today,…

Team Effort Uses 3D Printing to Restore Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, with thousands of animal and plant species living in their colorful ocean-floor habitats. These reefs are in quite a bit of…

Industrial 3D Printer Buying Guide 2018

Industrial 3D printers are used for manufacturing. Reliability, uptime and repeatability are very important to these systems. The availability of the printer and the throughput are key considerations on whether…

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…

3D Printer Buying Guide 2018

Since our buying guide last year, a lot has changed in 3D Print-Land. More functional desktop 3D printers have emerged, and a slew of competitors entered the low-cost 3D printing…

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…

South Africa’s First Food 3D Printer Turns Ugly Produce into Attractive Nutrition

Think about the last time you went to the grocery store. How did you select your produce? Did you go for the fruit and vegetables that were the nicest-looking, eschewing…

TU Delft’s Multi-Axis Robotic 3D Printing System Makes it Possible to Print Without Supports

August 12-16 in Vancouver, SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s largest computer graphics and interactive techniques conference, will kick off five days of interesting programming and exhibitions. Many research teams from around the…

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…

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition Teaches STEM Students in Dayton About Teamwork, Robots, and 3D Printing

Educational programs and activities for kids offer an invaluable way for the next generation to not only learn about next-generation technologies like 3D printing, but also about teamwork, public speaking, and even…

Layla the Rhino’s Surgery Goes Smoothly Thanks to Some Help from 3D Printing

Layla, a seven-year-old, 2,300-pound black rhino at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, hasn’t been feeling so well lately. Anyone who has ever suffered from an impacted molar, like Layla has been,…

3D Printed Tourniquets Deployed During Gaza Protests

Since the end of March, Palestinian protests have been held in the Gaza Strip to demand that Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to Israel, and also to protest the…

Another First in India: 3D Printed Titanium Implant Helps Man Regain Mobility

Amit Bhanot of India was, in his own words, “a perfectly normal kid who enjoyed bicycling, playing cricket and other sports” until 1991, when he began feeling a sharp pain…

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…

Five Steps 3D Printing Service Bureaus Should Take to Keep Their Customers and Grow Their Business

Now is a great time to start a 3D printing service bureau! Over the past decade, many independent shops were acquired and there was significant industry consolidation. But recently, new…

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…

May the 4th Be with You…and 3D Printing

It’s May 4th, which means that the internet is full of Star Wars fans wishing each other “May the 4th be with you!” Before this unofficial holiday ends and we find ourselves…

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…

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…