3d printing

Interview with Sanjana Narayanan on Promoting 3D Printing and AM via Youth Webinar Series

In this interview, Sanjana Narayanan, Student Ambassador for Women in 3D Printing, explains the significance and role of the Youth Webinar series in the development and contributions to 3D printing….

Fictiv’s Radical Transparency Features Set New Standards in 3D Printing Supply Chain

In an industry-first, Fictiv has launched radical transparency and on-demand visualization features for its Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem (DME). The goal is to provide its customers with never-seen-before levels of visibility,…

COVID-19: Ivaldi’s Nora Toure on 3D Printing and the Supply Chain

Last year, Nora Toure made a very interesting talk on the impact of 3D printing on the global supply chain. The topic was a prescient one, given the events to…

Rice University Researchers Develop a New 4D Printing Method to Create Shapeshifting Materials

Researchers at Rice University‘s Brown School of Engineering created a new method to 3D print objects that can be manipulated to take on alternate forms when exposed to changes in…

Janne Kyttanen: Live Entrepreneurship and 3D Printing Value Networks 3D Printing Concrete

This is a part of a series where 3D printing pioneer Janne Kyttanen explores value networks and 3D printing. He explains what this is here. Essentially the key point is…

3D Printing and Mass Customization, Hand in Glove Part II

In the first article in this series, I laid out a consumer consumption-driven world where our needs are never quite met by things. Our needs are now mistranslated into a…

5 3D Printing for Agriculture Applications

Agriculture stands to gain more from technology than many other industries. Farming is critical to both an individual farmer’s livelihood and to the entirety of society. As such, everyone benefits…

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A 2020 View of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Yes, the title is ironic. No view of the future is 20/20, especially ours, although John has been eyeing some 3D printed custom Titanium frames to help sharpen the outlook….

Company Profile – Batch Works

This is a brief company profile of Batch.Works. I stumbled upon them as I was looking into different makerspaces in London.

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Overcoming the challenges of large-scale 3D production of aircraft parts: Insights from EOS

The Aerospace giant Airbus is on its way to mass-producing structurally loaded components using AM, for the A350 Aircraft. Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth collaborated with EOS, a global technology and…

Joseph DeSimone Out as Carbon CEO Replaced by Ellen Kullman

Sometimes executives wish to spend less time with their families, today Joseph DeSimone is stepping down as Carbon CEO. Joseph will instead become Executive Chairman of the Board. His replacement…

London Maker Culture

This article is focusing on London as a whole and how the environment shapes the maker culture of this city. I am also outlining the places I will be checking out in London as well.

thyssenkrupp to be One Stop Solution Provider for Metal 3D Printing?

thyssenkrupp is a 42 Billion Euro a year revenue steel giant that makes elevators, escalators and many metals components. The firm is taking a real interest in 3D printing now…

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Exploring the Possible: You don’t know everything about 3D printing… yet.

“We just want to see what is possible,” he said. I was speaking with a senior designer at a sporting goods manufacturer. His group was focused on all things innovation,…

Interview with Riddhi Maharaj on 3D Printing Space Systems in Africa

Riddhi Maharaj is a Materials Engineer at NewSpace Systems. In this interview, we discuss 3D printing with respect to Space components design, product development and Lean engineering. Can you give…

Aki Inomota – Think Evolution #1

This is an art analysis of a 3D printed piece done by the artist Aki Inomata. It brings out questions of humanity and our finite nature.

Coding for 3D Part 1: An Introduction

Hello everyone! I am back with a new series of articles that I will be focusing on within the next month or so. I have gained a lot of inspiration…

What is Metrology Part 19 – Moire Effect in 3D Printing

This is a short excerpt on an interesting phenomena within visual perception known as the Moire Effect. We will address this in how it operates within the realm of 3D printing as well as metrology.

Interview with Michaella Janse Van Vuuren

Women are playing a significant and important role in 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing. This is especially important in inspiring many young girls and women to harness and utilize the…

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Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing in 2019

Additive manufacturing is changing the world. Another term for 3D printing, additive manufacturing differs from other forms of manufacturing in that, rather than removing material like machining, it adds material…

Interview with Mark Wrigley of Elektric-Works

Inspired by the Apollo moon landings, Mark Wrigley embarked on a career in physics in the early 1970s. In 2011 he set up his own company; Elektric-Works which explores the way disruptive technology and making can empower individuals and start ups.

3D Printing Interview with Buzz Baldwin of 3D Printlife

This is an interview with Buzz Baldwin of 3DPrintLife. We discuss various things that have risen within his entrepreneurial career as well as the importance of saving the environment.

3D Printing & the Circular Economy Part 3: Injection Molding

This is an article focused on the differences between additive manufacturing versus injection molding processes. It is important to take a holistic approach to what is sustainable within the circular economy in a variety of manners.