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The Huge Opportunity For Color In 3D Printing

I think there is tremendous opportunity for color in 3D printing. Here’s why. “For digital (2D) printing, the big tipping point was affordable color. I think the same will be…

“3D Printing” – What’s in a Name?

I devoted a section of the first chapter of my book, , to what I call “The Name Game.”  My premise: “3D printing” is the best name for layered manufacturing….

3D Printing Spotlight On: Ilaria Guicciardini, Marketing Director, Roboze

Roboze is a manufacturer of boundary-breaking 3D printers, founded and headquartered in Italy, but also with offices in New York. Their Marketing Director, Ilaria Guicciardini, has a strong dedication to…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Anna Lee, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer, gCreate

In 2013, a company called gCreate emerged with the large-format gMax 3D printer, which drew in a tremendous amount of support and enthusiasm through Kickstarter. Since then, gCreate’s success and…

Building in the Stars: Phase Two, Level Two Winners Announced for NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

My husband and I are science fiction fans, and as such own some of Ray Bradbury’s works, including short story collection The Martian Chronicles. I especially like “The Million-Year Picnic,”…

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jayda Pugliese, 5th Grade Teacher with a STEAM-Focused Classroom, Philadelphia

Jayda Pugliese is a young—and already award-winning—teacher who can serve not only as an inspiration to the fifth-graders she is teaching, but also to the rest of the world. The…

The State of Bioprinting and 3D Printing in Medicine

Bioprinting has been a much hyped and anticipated technology development. The idea of being able to 3D print organs is a very powerful one indeed. If researchers are successful in…

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray…

Conveyor Belt 3D Printers Picking Up Popularity: Printrbot and Polar3D Introduce the Printrbelt

With less than 24 hours left in its Kickstarter campaign, the BlackBelt 3D printer has raised close to twice its funding goal. It was a good crowdfunding run, reaching its…

UL Study Releases Data on Effects of 3D Printing on Human Health, Calls for New Standards

3D printing is a new enough technology that there’s still plenty of debate about how safe it is, on a number of levels. While some fears may be over-exaggerated, there’s…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Erica Fung, Advanced Materials and Applications Material Scientist and Engineer, HP 3D Printing

When we say that additive manufacturing is changing the shape of global manufacturing, that’s no small claim; transforming a $12 trillion industry is a major move, and many believe that…

3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it…

Today in Bioprinting: A Dog Tests Out 3D Printed Bone Treatment for Landmine Survivors and a Bioprinter Operates on a Six-Axis Robot

In December, the University of Glasgow received £2.8 million from Find a Better Way, a charity set up to help survivors of landmine blasts. The funding was granted to the university…

Two of 3D Printing’s Biggest Lies

“Complexity is free” and “the cost is flat” are two of the biggest lies in 3D printing. Neither is true, and I’m going to prove it. Right now. MARKETING AND…

Additive Industries’ MetalFAB1 Metal 3D Printing System Hits the Racetrack with Sauber F1 Team

The MetalFAB1 has been in development for some time, as Netherlands-based Additive Industries first announced their intent to create an industrial solution to bring metal 3D printing ‘from lab to fab’ back…

The Incredible Shrinking Antenna: 3D Printing Reduces 100 Components to 1

One thing that 3D printing is particularly good at doing is making things smaller. I’m not just talking about high-resolution 3D printers capable of 3D printing on the nanoscale, although…

3D Printing and Virtual Reality Improve and Highlight Water Issues Around the World

New technologies available today such as 3D printing and virtual reality offer potential in so many ways—and when it comes to improving the lives of those struggling in developing countries,…

GE Additive to Introduce ATLAS: World’s Largest Laser-Powder Additive Manufacturing System

Last year at formnext, GE introduced GE Additive. Set for formal unveiling at formnext 2017, GE today introduced its development project, ATLAS. With a build envelope of one cubic meter,…

TU/e and BAM Infra Get to Work on 3D Printed Concrete Bicycle Bridge

About a year ago, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) introduced a gigantic 3D printer capable of 3D printing concrete. Now, the university has used that 3D printer to begin printing a…

3D Printing: Spotlight on Educators

As the 3D printing industry continues to advance, certain themes are arising that inform the roadmap ahead. Education represents one of the most significant keys to the future of additive manufacturing,…

Toddler Learns to Toddle with Help from 3D Printed Magic Shoes

Eve Darcy has magic shoes. Bright silver and sparkly, they certainly look magical – but their power comes from the carefully designed and 3D printed orthotics inside them. Eve was…

3D Printing and an Adjustable Shoe: University Student’s Plan to Make Refugees’ Journeys a Bit Easier

The Syrian refugee crisis is heartbreaking, and anyone with any humanity at all can’t help but be devastated by stories of families separated or images of children washed up on…

Making a Difference: Mumbai Students Design, Develop, and 3D Print a Sanitary Pad Dispenser for School Project

We’re going to talk about something that makes lots of people pretty uncomfortable, even though in my opinion it really shouldn’t. Take a deep breath – are you ready? Menstrual…